By joint ferry and bus service it takes between 8 hours and 9 hours 30 minutes to travel from Koh Phangan to Koh Lanta depending upon which service you take.
Bus Timetable: Koh Phangan to Koh Lanta
- Click on the ‘Koh Phangan – Koh Lanta’ link in the timetable below for more information and to buy tickets.
|Koh Phangan - Koh Lanta ฿ 900–1,150 8h 30m – 10h|
|Koh Phangan - Koh Lanta ฿ 800 9h 30m|
Departure from Koh Phangan
Joint ferry and bus services to Koh Lanta depart from Koh Phangan Ferry Port in Thong Sala.
Arrival in Koh Lanta
All joint ferry and bus services from Koh Phangan arrive in Koh Lanta at, or near to, Saladan Pier.
Beautiful Scenery in Koh Lanta
There are two striking things about the scenery in Koh Lanta: it is very varied, and it is very beautiful. Koh Lanta has two main islands. Koh Lanta Yai is the south island and island where the vast majority of tourists stay. Koh Lanta Noi is the north island with large local communities and the island’s administrative centre. There are no beaches on Koh Lanta Noi of any significant size, and the islands is densely forested with a network of island river estuaries supporting mangrove forest and a relatively undisturbed riverside eco-system. The road network on Koh Lanta Noi doesn’t go to all parts of the island either so to see this magnificent tropical island habitat you need to take a local boat tour.
Koh Lanta Yai is the more developed of the two islands, and there is relatively little forest left in the north of the island, particularly around the west coast where the beaches are located. The entire 30 km coastline of Koh Lanta Yai is almost entirely made up of beaches. The beaches in the north are long and wide, and the most busy, and they become small and quieter as you travel south along the coast line and the land becomes more hilly. The hilly southern part of the west coast has much more forest and very southern tip is a designated national park. The east coast of Koh Lanta Yai is again different. This part of the island has no swimming beaches but what it does have is more wide open areas, some used for farming, and great views across the ocean to clusters of small islands that shimmer in the beep blue sea on a sunny day. Most of these islands are uninhabited with thick dense jungle clinging to rock outcrops rising steeply through the surface of the sea.