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Kuala Lumpur to Koh Phangan

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1. Posted by IrishCandy (Budding Member 16 posts) 11y

I am flying into KL in Sept and am planning on heading straight to Koh Phangan. Does anyone know the best route to take and if so has anyone done it. I would really appreciate any help. Thanks...

2. Posted by nero (Budding Member 7 posts) 11y

well, i propose to you to take AIR ASIA directly to Hatyai, BUT then why don't you discover some islands in Malaysia such as Redang Island, Perhentian Island, Kapas Island and tenggol Island.

3. Posted by IrishCandy (Budding Member 16 posts) 11y

I am flying into KL on the 12th and need to be in Koh Phangan for the 16th, I am meeting friends there and planning on going to the full moon party. I will travel around Thailand first and then make my way back through Malaysian and exploring there, its just that I kinda need to get to Koh Phangan in a hurry when I land at KL. Does anyone know about the trains and has anyone taken that route by train.

4. Posted by abang (Budding Member 25 posts) 11y

hey,
i travelled there before twice last year by road. I suggest u to take a bus from KL and straight to Hatyai at night. Then continue with minivan from Hatyai to Koh Phangan. And reach there around 7-8pm the next day. But i think by train are slow rather than a roadtrip. Have fun yeah n don't forget to come back to Malaysia.

5. Posted by IrishCandy (Budding Member 16 posts) 11y

Thanks for your help guys, so ye recommend that I get the bus instead of the train. Can any one tell me how much this will cost and if I have to change bus in Hat Yai where do I get the next bus.

6. Posted by abang (Budding Member 25 posts) 11y

from KL to HaadYai cost bout' rm40. From HaatYai juz ask travel agent to get the minivan to Koh Phangan cost around 300-400 baht.
enjoy yeah!

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8. Posted by IrishCandy (Budding Member 16 posts) 11y

Have decided to just fly from KL to Phuket and get a bus to Surat thani on to Phangan. With all the unrest and threats to terrorism I thought best to stay away from Hat Yai, didn't fancy waiting around there for to long. Plus flying gives us more time to travel. But I appreciate all the help guys.

9. Posted by xs.if (Full Member 67 posts) 11y

Quoting IrishCandy

Have decided to just fly from KL to Phuket and get a bus to Surat thani on to Phangan. With all the unrest and threats to terrorism I thought best to stay away from Hat Yai, didn't fancy waiting around there for to long. Plus flying gives us more time to travel. But I appreciate all the help guys.

very strange how you've ended up answering your own question from the advice given. your suggestion would have been mine, cos thats what i did about a month ago. phuket to surathani about 300 baht, then surathani to koh phangan, easy to do once you get to surathani, just make sure you catch the early bus from phuket, they live about 7 or 8am cant remember, local bus not mini buses, and very reliable too.

happy dayz

10. Posted by IrishCandy (Budding Member 16 posts) 11y

Oh well, I ended up finding all the answers myself... thanks for the tip on the Bus....