mountainous ranges and clear skies along the ocean in Koh Phangan, Thailand

How To Get From Samui Airport To Koh Phangan

Are you trying to find out how to get from Koh Samui Airport to Koh Phangan as fast as possible?

Flying into Koh Samui Airport, going to the pier, and then taking the ferry from Koh Samui to Koh Phangan is the fastest way.

In this transportation guide, I will share three easy steps to get to Koh Phangan and a few essential tips you should know about Koh Phangan!

  • Fly into Koh Samui Airport
  • Go from Koh Samui Airport to the Koh Phangan Ferry
  • Take Koh Samui to Koh Phangan ferry

These are the three easy steps to get from Koh Samui Airport to Koh Phangan as fast as possible. Now let’s discuss the details!

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Flying into Koh Samui Airport

the airplane runway at Samui International Airport, surrounded with mountains and palm trees in the background in Koh Samui, Thailand

The first thing you need to do is fly into Samui Airport. Unfortunately, most flights into Koh Samui Airport are domestic.

Samui International (USM) has flights from cities outside Thailand but they are minimal because it’s a small airport. Most flights flying into Samui Airport are domestic from Bangkok, and the airport is owned/operated by Bangkok Airways.

Fly into Samui Airport: You can fly into Samui International Airport; from Bangkok’s Airports / Suvarnabhumi International Airport (BKK) or Don Mueang International Airport (DMK) – Flight Time: 1 Hour.

Can you fly to Koh Phangan?

No, you cannot fly into Koh Phangan because there’s no airport in Koh Phangan. The closest airport to Koh Phangan is Samui International Airport (USM).

Koh Samui Airport to Koh Phangan Ferry

Once you’ve landed at Samui Airport, you must get to one of the piers to take a ferry to Koh Phangan from Koh Samui.

You can go to any of the four piers and then take the ferry from Koh Samui to Koh Phangan.

Or you can book an instant airport transfer; a white minibus van will pick you up at Samui Airport and take you to the pier, and the driver will give you your ferry tickets and tell you where to go!

Book Samui Airport Transfer + Ferry to Koh Phangan — Follow instructions below

Make sure to click “Ferries, Vans,” after you’ve clicked the link above, and then you will see different time slots for airport transfers from Koh Samui Airport to Koh Phangan Ferry! Cost: $10-15 US

Four different piers depart from Koh Samui to Koh Phangan.

If you decide to go without an airport transfer, could you check your ticket and ensure you’re going to the correct pier from Samui Airport?

Consider booking a private airport transfer from Samui Airport for those in a large group!

tourists walking on a remote empty beach in Ko Pha Ngan island in Thailand

Koh Samui to Koh Phangan Ferry

In the last step, you’re at one of the four piers, and it’s time to take the ferry from Koh Samui to Koh Phangan.

The ferry takes 30-45 minutes to get to Koh Phangan from Koh Samui, and the distance is around 20 km. The cost of the ferry is $5 -7 US.

Book Ferry from Koh Samui to Koh Phangan

The first ferry of the day leaves Koh Samui at 8:00 AM, and the last departs Koh Samui at 6:00 PM.

For the full Koh Samui to Koh Phangan ferry schedule, click here and check the times!

The main ferries have three operators: Raja Ferry, Lomprayah, and Songserm, but there are other companies!

Koh Samui to Koh Phangan Full Moon Party

a beach at night full of tourists attending the famous Full Moon Party in Koh Phangan, Thailand
Credit: HomeisWhereBag

Are you staying in Koh Samui but would like to experience the Full Moon Party in Koh Phagan for a night and then return to Koh Samui? This is how to do so!

If there’s one thing Koh Phangan is famous for, it’s the infamous full moon parties that happen once a month on the island. The Full Moon party attracts tourists worldwide for this long night of beach partying!

Koh Phangan is the neighboring island to Koh Samui, making it possible to attend the Full Moon Party and return to Koh Samui later that night.

It’s possible via this roundtrip to the Full Moon Party Tour from Koh Samui to Koh Phangan.

The story goes like this: in the mid-1980s, a group of backpackers had a party on the beach in Koh Phangan with locals all night; after that, the party began to be a monthly celebration.

Best Things To Do In Koh Phangan

Here is a list of the top things to do in Koh Phangan. Try your best to do everything on this list!

  • Experience the Full Moon Party
  • Hike to Bottle Beach
  • Ang Thong National Marine Park
  • Beach Day at Thong Nai Pan Beach
  • Namtok Than Sadet National Park
  • Explore the Wang Sai Waterfall
colourful sunset setting in from a mountain view top in Koh Phangan island in Thailand

How many days is enough for Koh Phangan?

Koh Phangan is a very laidback island, ideal for relaxing to the fullest. Therefore, you should spend as long as you want on Koh Phangan.

But if you want to see the island, do the main activities, and leave three to four days is enough time to experience Koh Phangan.

Once you are done exploring Koh Phangan, explore Koh Samui! And for more adventures in Thailand, browse my Thailand archives!

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Koh Samui Airport to Koh Phangan FAQS

What airport do you fly into for Koh Phangan?

Samui International Airport (USM), you must fly into Samui Airport to get to Koh Phangan.

How far is it from Koh Samui Airport to Koh Phangan?

You must take a taxi from Koh Samui airport to one of the piers, which takes 15 minutes.

Then, take the Koh Phangan ferry, which takes 30 minutes from Koh Samui to Koh Phangan. Total travel time is 45 minutes.

The distance between Koh Samui Airport and Koh Phangan is around 25 km.

How long is the ferry ride from Koh Samui to Koh Phangan?

The ferry takes 30 to 40 minutes from Koh Samui to Koh Phangan.

How much is the ferry from Koh Samui to Koh Phangan?

The ferry costs around $5-$10 US for a one-way ticket.

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