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From Australia, airasia.com has easy & often cheap flights to Surat Thani (via Kuala Lumpur),

which is the closest city on the mainland. From there you can easily buy your transfer ticket on

arrival to Koh Phangan, which will take you there by bus & ferry (~ 4hrs). Sometimes this can

also be bought in conjunction with the flight ticket, depending on the airline. So it is worth

checking if ‘Koh Phangan’ or ‘the islands’ can be found in the destinations.


In previous years Air Asia has had sales later in the year (November/December), but please

don’t take our word for it & do your own research.


The best option from other destinations (also from Australia, depending on the fare you find),

is to fly directly to Bangkok, from where you can get a direct 1-hour flight to Koh Samui

(www.bangkokair.com, use ‘Samui’ as your destination). This is the island ‘next door’, &

depending on the ferry, will only take half an hour to Koh Phangan. You should aim to arrive

at “Thong Sala Pier” for the most direct & quickest route. 


If you prefer slower but cheaper options, it is also possible to catch a combination of train &

ferry from Bangkok. We cannot speak from personal experience for this option, but

recommend asking on the facebook group mentioned in the accommodation section.


Arriving at the Thong Sala Pier, there are usually shared taxis (that look like dark-blue pick up

trucks) waiting to take passengers to various destinations on the island. If you’re wanting to go

straight to where the festival is happening, ask to go to ‘Srithanu’. Though we highly

recommend arriving earlier to settle in & enjoy this little paradise island ; )