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Koh Phangan to Nakhon Si Thammarat: Ultimate Ferry & Bus Travel Guide

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Koh Phangan to Nakhon Si Thammarat by Ferry & Bus

Nakhon Si Thammarat


Embarking on a journey from the pristine shores of Koh Phangan to the cultural heartbeat of Nakhon Si Thammarat? This comprehensive guide is your ultimate companion, offering key insights into the schedules, pricing, and essential travel tips for a hassle-free adventure.

Koh Phangan to Nakhon Si Thammarat Schedule and Pricing

Traversing the 109 miles (175 km) between Koh Phangan and Nakhon Si Thammarat is an adventure of ease and comfort, thanks to the variety of transportation options available, including the popular Koh Phangan to Nakhon Si Thammarat bus. Whether you're leaning towards the gentle sway of a ferry or the direct convenience of a bus, we've got you covered with up-to-date schedules and competitive pricing.

Departure Details:

  • Ferry: The journey begins with a scenic ferry ride from Thong Sala Pier on Koh Phangan. Embrace the sea breeze and stunning ocean vistas en route to the mainland. The Seatran Ferry, known for its reliability and comfort, is a favored choice among travelers.

  • Joint Ferry and Bus Service: For those looking for a seamless experience, the joint ferry and bus service offers a hassle-free option. After the ferry docks at the ferry port, an air-conditioned bus awaits to take you directly to Nakhon Si Thammarat, including the Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport for those flying to their next destination.

Travel times from Koh Phangan typically span around 5 to 7 hours, including a transfer that lasts about 3 hours and 30 minutes, ensuring you arrive at your destination refreshed and ready to explore.

Nakhon Si Thammarat awaits with its rich cultural tapestry, ranging from historical sites to vibrant markets. The destination serves a variety of travelers, whether you're heading to the airport, exploring the city by bus, or catching a train for further adventures.

Check-in Instructions: 

For a smooth journey, arrive at the Thong Sala Pier at least 30 minutes before your departure. It is possible to buy tickets online or at the pier. Prepare for a brief security check.

Important Travel Information:

  • Travel Time: Expect the journey to take approximately 5-7 hours, depending on your chosen transportation and connections. Bus times from Koh Phangan are scheduled for your convenience.

  • Pricing: Prices vary based on transportation mode and booking class. For the most accurate and competitive rates, book online in advance to secure your seat, especially for air-conditioned buses and ferries that offer a comfortable journey.


Embarking from Koh Phangan to Nakhon Si Thammarat by Bus and Ferry is more than just a trip; it's an opportunity to witness the serene beauty of Thailand's landscapes and delve into its rich cultural essence. With services from Koh Phangan tailored to make your travel from Koh Phangan as smooth as it is memorable, and the convenience to book online and review departure times at your fingertips, you're set for a memorable journey.