Posts Tagged ‘Koh Phangan’

Thanks to Costin for this:

“We paid 750 baht for Bangkook – Koh Phangan through an agent on Khao San Road…. It was as ok, included sleeper and catamaran. One bit of advice.. do not take seats down below, on the lower deck of the coach as you get the smell from wc….”

Always happy to get feedback, info and/or photos.


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Full moon party schedule for 2008:

These are the dates as they stand now but it might be worth checking closer to the date as they can change.

February 22nd
March 21st
April 20th
May 20th
June 18th
July 19th
August 16th
September 14th
October 14th
November 12th
December 12th
Christmas party 25th
New Year party 31st

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As with most destinations in Thailand there’s a choice to suit all timescales and most budgets.

  • The traditional route is Bangkok to Surat Thani on the overnight sleeper then grab a ferry to Koh Phangan. Depending on the class of train or bus you opt for this will cost between 600 baht and 1,500 baht and take a night and most of the following day. 
  • Closer to Bangkok than Surat Thani is Chumphon, a handy stopping off point for Koh Tao and Koh Phangan. This route can be a slightly shorter journey on the train followed by a high speed catamaran across to the islands. Lomprayah offer a special online promotion of 1,700 baht for a return ticket from Bangkok to Koh Phangan. 
  • Bangkok Air are the main choice for flights to Koh Samui, and from there by boat/catamaran across to Koh Phangan. But flights to Koh Phangan from Bangkok are costly, in the region of 3,000 baht one way. 
  • The cheapest one way option using the catamaran is perhaps Bangkok – Chumphon by train (3rd class fan seat 272 baht) and then Lomprayah’s special web promotion of 750 baht for a catamaran across to Koh Phangan. Total for this journey coming in at 1,022 baht. 
  • Many agents on Khao San Road offer train tickets but they also charge a booking fee, sometimes 250 baht, for the service. Cheapest way is to do it yourself. 


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