Ferry Timetables and General Travel Information
Wattana Resort Specific Travel Information
From Koh Samui
Flights to Koh Samui are via Bangkok Air, Thai Airways and can be direct from other countries as it is an international airport.
The airport is located just 5 minutes by taxi to Mae Nam beach where a short 20 minute Catamaran journey can be taken to Thongsala on Koh Phangan. This is using the Lomprayah ferry company and costs 250 Baht per person. There are boats at 08.00, 12.30 and 17.30. To check up to date info please click here
There are also many ferries from Samui which take about one hour. Ferry companies include Seatran Discovery, Songserm and The Haad Rin Queen. These boats are very regular.
Please do not use the Samui – Haad Rin ferry service as Wattana Resort are not allowed to collect from Haad Rin. Phangan Island is regulated for Taxis and pick up is only allowed from Thongsala. If you do arrive via Haad Rin then you will need to make your own way by Taxi to Thongsala. This will also delay your arrival at Wattana Resort and cost a lot more in transportation.
From Surat Thani
Surat Thani airport in used by several airlines including Thai Airways and Nok Air. It is a 75 minute flight from Bangkok.
There are connections by bus and boat to Koh Phangan (from the port of Don Sak) and these tickets can be purchased in advance from a travel operator or at the airport or indeed at most travel agencies in Thailand. It takes about 90 minutes from the airport to the ferry terminal and then it is a 2 hour 30 minutes journey to Koh Phangan by sea.
Surat Thani can also be reached by train or bus. The train station is at Phun Phin located just outside the city and the bus station is in central Surat Thani. Connections to Koh Phangan are available at both locations.
Ferry from Don Sak
Ferry companies include Songserm and Raja Ferry. These boats are regular with at least one boat every hour from 08.00 – 18.30 every day. The boats leave from Don Sak which is just outside Surat Thani and the transfer to Don Sak is included within your ticket cost from either the airport or the railway station when buying a combined ticket.
Night Boat from Surat Thani
There is also a night boat that departs just before 11.00 pm from the center of Surat Thani. This is located just behind the main booking office from where all the buses depart to Koh Phangan for the day time boats.
Taxi To Wattana Resort
There are many taxis available at the port - simply board one heading towards Chaloklum. The cost is usually 150 - 200 Baht per person. Agree the price before getting in the taxi - asking for Wattana Resort (it is well known).
Booking Your Ferry and Buses
Upon arrival in Bangkok and throughout Thailand there are many travel agencies where combined bus and boat tickets, or train, bus & boat tickets can be purchased for connections to Koh Phangan. If you are flying to Koh Samui please insist that you require a boat from Nathon to Thongsala on Koh Phangan or a Catamaran with Lomprayah Ferry Company from Mae Nam to Thongsala and this will save a lot of time and trouble.