|Bus Koh Phangan - Phuket ฿ 550 9h 30m|
|Ferry Koh Phangan - Phuket ฿ 560–1,100 7h 40m – 9h 30m|
Phuket is widely known as the ‘Pearl of the Andaman’. It hugs the western coast of Thailand, and is a good base from which to explore the region including the fantastic Andaman Islands.
All journeys from Koh Phangan to Phuket start at Thongsala in Koh Phangan. If you are not staying in Thongsala you will need to arrange a taxi to get you there.
There are several companies offering combined ferry and bus tickets to Phuket. Lomprayah sells tickets. The advantage of the Lomprayah combined ticket to Phuket is that the ferry crossing to the mainland is quicker. The Lomprayah ferry leaves at 7.20 am or midday. You have to book your ticket 2 days in advance.
Other options include the Raja Car Ferry. This option takes 10 hours or 10.5 hours. Pantip also has a Koh Phangan to Phuket service that uses an air-con mini van. It also takes 10 hours.
The cost ranges between 500 and 1,000 Thai Baht. This is great value considering the travel time involved.
Click on the timetable above to book online tickets between Koh Phangan and Phuket.