The most economical way to reach Koh Phangan from Bangkok is to grab a bus via Surat Thani for 650 Baht, you can book your journey at many backpackers hostels or travel agents located around Bangkok , these busses typically depart around 1pm and arrive in Surat Thani in the evening.
Koh Phangan is about 2 1/2 hours from Surat Thani Province and 45 minutes from Koh Samui Island by ferry boat. There are ferries between Suratthani, Samui and Phangan . You can also go by a speed-boat from Bophut pier or Mae Naam pier on Samui only taking 20 minutes.
The journey by train from Bangkok to Koh Phangan , location of the Full Moon Party, has two stages. The first stage of the journey is by train from Bangkok to Surat Thani. The second stage of the journey is a joint bus and ferry transfer direct from outside Surat Thani Railway Station to the island of Koh Phangan .
You should plan to spend around ฿1,328 ($44) per day on your vacation in Koh Pha Ngan , which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, ฿301 ($10) on meals for one day and ฿379 ($13) on local transportation.
Koh Phangan is a very safe place where most troubles are self inflicted; with drink driving and drug arrests the biggest problem makers.
While full moon parties may be a backpacker staple on the islands of Thailand, they are not a particularly ecologically, or ethically conscious choice. In addition to that, they are more dangerous than they look, for those who attend, and for the communities left in their wakes.
Getting around on Koh Phangan is fairly easy, using the local taxi services or motorbike taxis. Most people who come here rent a motorbike or car. Renting a motorbike is the most popular.
Is there an Entrance Fee for fullmoon party ? Yes, now there is one hundred baht fee to enter the party . We recommend you to come to Koh Phangan earlier by the last boat the leaves from Koh Samui at 18.30pm and back by the first boat at 7.00am and go to the party by a regular taxi.
The most direct, easiest, and hassle-free way to Koh Phangan is to fly to the island of Koh Samui then take a short ferry ride over to Koh Phangan . It’s likely that you’ll need to fly into Bangkok Airport first, then fly to Koh Samui, but if you’re lucky, you may find some flights that fly direct to Koh Samui.
The Songserm ferry from Krabi to Koh Phangan is a high speed ferry which, like the Lomprayah catamarans is modern and well equipped and has several different seating areas. Traveling with them takes between 6 hours and 15 minutes, and 7 hours and 45 minutes.
There are two ways to travel quickly between Koh Phangan and Phuket : By a flight from Koh Samui airport to Phuket . Koh Samui is 30 minutes from Koh Phangan by ferry. By booking a joint boat and bus service which will take you directly from Koh Phangan to Phuket .
How far is Koh Samui from Bangkok? When you travel by ferry and road, the distance from Koh Samui to Bangkok is around 760kms (475mi) which will take anywhere between 12 and 16 hours, depending on ferry connections. Buses are the cheapest way to travel, while ferry, bus and train is another affordable option.
Koh Phangan is best known for its Full Moon Party (an all-night beach party) at Haad Rin Beach. On the contrary, Koh Phangan has some stunning scenery and is a lot less touristy than Koh Samui . But it’s also very quiet (discounting the surge in tourists during each Full Moon Party, of course).
60 baht for the beer. About 50 to 100 baht for the curry depending on the restaurant and the ingredients.
Bucket Drinks Total cost: 200 baht/$US6 (and that’s expensive for Thailand). Because they’re cheap the tendency is to buy too many of them. If you’re sharing, it can be hard to keep track of just how much alcohol you’ve had.