By bus it takes 15 hours to travel 586 km from Bangkok to Ranong Pier, and then from there it takes 2 hours to travel by ferry to Koh Phayam. You can also fly from Bangkok to Ranong with Nok Air and Thai AirAsia, which is quicker but more expensive and you then still need to make your own way 26.6 km from Ranong Airport to Ranong Pier to take a ferry to Koh Phayam.
Bus Timetable from Bangkok to Koh Phayam
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Bus Station in Bangkok
Bus services to Koh Phayam depart from Jolly Travel Bangkok, 138 Tani, Khwaeng Talat Yot, Khet Phra Nakhon, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10200.
Arrival in Koh Phayam
Bus services from Bangkok terminate at Phayam Pier in Koh Phayam.
About Koh Phayam
Koh Phayam is an ‘up and coming’ beach destination off the west coast of Thailand which is far less developed than better resort destinations such as Koh Samui and Phuket. Koh Phayam has no proper roads and no cars, but what it does has is some great beaches and low-key bungalow resorts. The main beach on the island is Ao Yai (Big Beach), which is 3 km long and in places neatly 300 metres wide. The other sandy beach on the island is Ao Kao Kwai (Buffalo Beach) which is smaller and quieter. There is a mangrove forest in the river that flows onto Buffalo Beach and this is a popular place for some very relaxed kayaking amongst the mangrove trees.
The only forms of motorised transport on the island are small wooden boats and motorbikes. Some of the local operate motorbike taxi services for generally inexpensive prices. Koh Phayam has no ATM machine and no large shops, so bring money with you and anything else you might need but wouldn’t expect to find on sale in the reception of a resort or in a beach restaurant such as medicine or electrical/computer equipment.