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How to Get to Koh Tao from
Koh Phangan

By Rocío García

27th November 2019

Koh Phangan

Koh Phangan, a neighboring island to Koh Tao, forms part of Thailand’s Gulf Islands and is renowned for its blend of relaxation and vibrant nightlife, featuring an array of yoga and meditation retreats, as well as famed events like the Full Moon Party and other festive gatherings.

By plane

Air travel to Koh Phangan typically involves flying to nearby destinations such as Chumphon, Surat Thani, or Koh Samui. From these points, direct ferry connections to Koh Phangan or Koh Tao are available, although travelers should factor in up to an hour and a half of travel time from airports to ports via bus or minivan.

By ferry

Ferry travel from Koh Phangan to Koh Tao is facilitated by several operators including Lomprayah, Seatran, and Songserm. Departing from Thong Sala Pier, ferries arrive at Koh Tao’s Mae Haad Pier, with multiple daily departures and a journey duration of approximately one hour.

Ferry tickets can be purchased at the pier, through travel agencies, or hotels, with direct purchases at the pier often offering the most economical option. Prices for the ferry journey typically hover around 10 euros, though costs may vary depending on the ferry company.

In essence, whether by air or sea, travelers embarking on the voyage from Koh Phangan to Koh Tao can anticipate a seamless journey, with ferry services providing convenient and affordable access between these picturesque Gulf Islands. Whether you’re seeking serene beaches or lively festivities, Koh Tao promises an unforgettable island experience awaiting your arrival.

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