Raja, Night boat, Haad Rin Queen and Thong Nai Pan Express

Raja, Haad Rin Queen, Night Boat and Thong Nai Pan Express

Raja Car Ferry

Donsak Koh Phangan     Koh Phangan Donsak  
0700 0930     0500 0730  
1000 1230     0700 0930  
1300 1530     1000 1230  
1600 1830     1300 1530  
1800 2030     1700 1930  
Tel: 077377452-3 web: www.rajaferryport.com (site currently down)  

Haad Rin Queen

Haad Rin Koh Samui     Koh Samui Haad Rin  
0930 1020     1030 1120  
1140 1230     1300 1350  
1430 1520     1600 1650  
1730 1820     1830 1920  
Tel: 077375113 (Phangan)          

Night Boat

Suratthani Koh Phangan     Koh Phangan Suratthani  
2300 0600     2200 0400  

Thong Nai Pan Express

TNP Maenam     Maenam TNP  
0900 1100     1200 1400  
Links Raja Car Ferry

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The Raja Car Ferry is vital to the commercial life of Koh Phangan because it is the only boat which can handle trucks and cars. The Ferry goes back and forth between Thongsala and Donsak on the mainland from early in the morning to late afternoon. A boat leaves every 2 hours so if you miss your connection you aren't stranded for interminable hours in the port. The Raja Ferry is the best one to get after travelling all night on a train down from Bangkok.

Haad Rin Queen

The Haad Rin Queen is the cheapest way to get between Koh Phangan and Koh Samui. Although much of its trade is taken up by the monthly invasion of Full Mooners from Koh Samui. The Haad Rin Queen is a really useful ferry for doing day trips to Koh Samui because Big Buddha pier is near Koh Samui Airport, Tesco Lotus, Big C Supermarket, Bangkok Hospital and trendy Bophut. This boat gets crowded and often there aren't enough seats. The last boat to Koh Phangan is 18.30. The Haad Rin Queen runs later than the other ferry services and so this last boat can be useful if you want to avoid having to spend a night on Koh Samui.

Nightboat

For those wanting a really early start or don't fancy a night in Suratthani there is the Night Boat. There's only 1 boat a night and it takes 7 hours to get between Koh Phangan and Suratthani on the mainland. The real value for this transport connection for tourists is that it allows travellers to get from Koh Phangan to Burma and back in one day so they can renew their visa. The new tourist visa regulations have, however, made the Myanmar 'visa run' a thing of the past for most people.

  Thong Nai Pan Express
 

Finally, there's the Thong Nai Pan Express, a small boat that sets off from Thong Nai Pan Noi and visits Thong Nai Pan Yai, Haad Thien, Than Sadet and Haad Rin before going on to Maenam in Koh Samui. The journey from Thong Nai Pan to Koh Samui costs 300 THB. It is the only scheduled boat service to Thong Nai Pan. It is a small boat that goes into some small bays. Some stops you have to wade out to the boat, other times you are picked up by an even smaller boat. The Thong Nai Pan Express runs between January and October. There isn't a website or phone number you can use to contact the Thong Nai Pan Express so don't rely on it, if you have an important travel connection to make.