How to get to Koh Phangan
There is no direct flight, bus or train from Bangkok to Koh Phangan. It takes a bit of planning and travel to get here but it is well worth the effort. Travelers have several options:
Bus From Bangkok
If you are looking for an economical way to travel take the VIP bus from Khao San Road or from the New Southern Bus Terminal at Boromrat Chonnani Road in Bangkok. The VIP buses are more comfortable than the regular "A/C" busses. Tickets are easily available in most travel agencies in Bangkok or at the bus terminal and go to Chumporn or Suratthani. Ferry fee is often included in the price but make sure to confirm it when you buy the bus ticket.
Train From Bangkok
Another way to travel is the night train from Hua Lamphong, the Bangkok Railway Station, to Suratthani. The sleeping cars are a more comfortable option for this eleven hour journey. It is a little bit more expensive than the bus but you will be well rested for the day ahead. Upper beds are less expensive than the lower ones and a private "first class" cabin for two people is also available. From Suratthani you can take a ferry ride to Koh Phangan.
Airplane From Bangkok to Koh Samui
Bangkok Airways is currently the only airline that serves Samui directly. Bangkok Airways built and own the airport, flights are reasonably priced and run hourly from around 6am to 9pm. From Samui you can then take a ferry to either of Koh Phangan’s two piers. (See Ferry Schedule).
Airplane From Bangkok to Suratthani or Nakorn Sritammarat
There are several airlines that fly from Don Muang domestic airport in Bangkok to Suratthani or Nakorn Sritammarat. Nok Air or Air Asia offer all inclusive join tickets that include: flight, bus and boat. After the flight arrival, the bus ride is about 1.5-2 hours from the air ports to Don Sak ferry pier or Suratthani pier. Depends on the airline the boat may be a ferry or high speed boat. Please check out www.nokair.com or www.airasia.com