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getting to koh phangan from bangkok?

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1. Posted by sverapasworld (Budding Member 64 posts) 7y

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Hey, I was just wondering, besides flying what is the fastest way from bangkok to koh phangan. also, how long will it take and how much should I plan on spending?

2. Posted by wanderer84 (Budding Member 21 posts) 7y

You can easily book an overnight bus in BKK which includes the boat as well, it cost me 650baht for the bus down to Chumphron, then we took the boat to Koh Tao, but it goes to Koh Phangan as well, it might cost a little extra and it takes another 1-2 hours. But the bus was pretty nice and same with the catamaran, i booked with Lomprayah if i remember right, but it was booked through one of the travel agents near Khao San rd.

3. Posted by PhanganPro (Inactive 5 posts) 7y

Hi Aaron,

The government busses (not the ones offered at the TAT agencies) are the most comfortable (more leg space and working reclining seats) and cost about 1000 baht one way. Another quick option is to take the Lompraya minibus to Chumphon and take their boat from there.

Good luck and enjoy this paradise island! :)

[ Edit: Sorry, no promos please. ]

4. Posted by Swept Away (Travel Guru 1113 posts) 7y

Quoting PhanganPro

Hi Aaron,

The government busses (not the ones offered at the TAT agencies) are the most comfortable (more leg space and working reclining seats) and cost about 1000 baht one way. Another quick option is to take the Lompraya minibus to Chumphon and take their boat from there.

Good luck and enjoy this paradise island! :)

The gov. buses are indeed more expensive?

5. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3562 posts) 7y

Quoting Swept Away

The gov. buses are indeed more expensive?

Aaron,
There are at least 3 classes of service on the gov't overnight buses. Fan, a/c and 1st class sleepers. The first 2 are usually cheaper than the private buses run by the travel agents. I would be more concerned with safety than the price. Almost all the reports of theft and bad service come from using the private buses. The Thais use the gov't buses and so should you Aaron. You can get a combination bus/ferry ticket from the Southern Bus Station. Good luck.