The easiest and fastest way to reach Koh Phangan is via a flight Bangkok airport where you can take a 45 minute flight to Koh Samui airport. There are also flights from Phuket, Chiangmai, Kuala Lumpur and Hong Kong to Koh Samui airport. From Samui’s Nathon port there several boats departing throughout the day to Phangan’s Thong Sala port. There are also regular fisherman boats turned ferries (Haad Rin Queen) leaving from Samui’s Big Buddha pier to Haad Rin.
During Full Moon parties, there are several speedboats linking Hat Rin in half an hour from Bophut and Maenam piers as well.
Another option is flying from Bangkok or Chiangmai to Suratthani Airport and then take a 3 hours boat to Koh Phangan from the mainland. The mainland is linked by several boats and ferries per day all departing from Suratthani’s Ban Don Port or Donsak port operated by Lomprayah, Raja Ferry, Seatran and Songserm.
There are also combined train-bus-boat tickets from Bangkok Hualamphong railway station or Sai Thai southern bus terminal. Once you arrive at Koh Phangan there are a lot of relatively cheap songthaew taxi’s to take you to Sunset Hill or around the island. It is also very easy to rent your own vehicle of transport. Please contact us for more details. We have an English speaking travel desk that can assist you in reserving transportation to and from Koh Phangan for your convenience.