There are a numerous ways to get to Koh Pha Ngan, depending on your port of entry and travelling budget. The regions premiere short-haul airline is Bangkok Airways; also the owners of Koh Samui Airport which is the nearest to Koh Pha Ngan. They make around twenty return flights to Koh Samui from Bangkok everyday, and also fly to Hua Hin, Pattaya, Phuket and Singapore from Koh Samui Airport. If you want to explore Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam, it takes a connecting flight from Bangkok.
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The State Railway of Thailand operate an efficient rail service down from Bangkok to Surratthani and up from Had Yai in the deep south of Thailand. Overnight sleeper trains are the best way to go, with clean and secure carriages, waiter service and clean crisp bedding.
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Most long haul bus journeys in Thailand are taken on private air-conditioned tour coaches. They are the cheapest way to get around, but on longer journeys, they can become a bit tiresome, thus involving stop-offs in your journey plan can make for a more relaxing and interesting trip. Nearly all long haul bus journeys are made overnight when the traffic is at a minimum.
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All buses and trains stop in Suratthani town centre, where you will be provided with a connecting bus to the appropriate ferry pier enabling you to continue your over-sea journey to Koh Pha Ngan, approximately three and a half hours away.
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From Koh Pha Ngan you can arrange all your travel requirements, with travel agents providing booking services for boats, buses and trains to anywhere in Thailand and the surrounding countries. Koh Pha Ngan is located in the Southern gulf of Thailand, with the mainland district centre being Suratthani, one of the main transport hubs of the south. From here a host of destinations can be reached by boat, bus, train and even plane from Suratthani's Airport; which is slightly cheaper to fly to and from than Koh Samui and is served by Thai Airways.
There are numerous agents for the regions premiere short-haul airline, Bangkok Airways; who are the owners of Koh Samui Airport, the nearest to Koh Pha Ngan. making around twenty return flights to Koh Samui from Bangkok everyday, and also fly to Hua Hin, Pattaya, Phuket and Singapore from Koh Samui Airport. If you want to explore Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam, it takes a connecting flight from Bangkok.
A travel map is available for all the routes to and from the island of Koh Pha Ngan.
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