Bus times from Koh Phangan to Phang Nga

By joint ferry and bus service the journey from Koh Phangan to Phang Nga is scheduled to take 6 to 7 hours depending upon which departure you take.

Bus Timetable from Koh Phangan to Phang Nga


Departure from Koh Phangan


Services to Phang Nga depart from Koh Phangan ferry port in the town of Thong Sala.

Google Map of Koh Phangan Ferry Terminal

Arrival in Phang Nga


The final stop for joint ferry and bus services from Koh Phangan to Phang Nga is Phang Nga Bus Terminal, Tham Nam Phut, Mueang Phang-nga District, Phang-nga 82000.

Google Map of Phang Nga Bus Station

Kayaking in Phang Nga Bay


There are many ways to explore Phang Nga Bay, which covers an area of around 400 square kilometres, and many things to see.

Boat Tours of Phang Nga Bay

Standard tours take visitors to see James Island and Koh Panyee as well as generally cruising around to see the steep sided of island and mainland sea cliffs.

Partially Submerged Caves

There are, however, some very interesting parts of Phang Nga Bay that you wouldn’t see if you were to take a standard speedboat tour and these are the hongs, which is the term used locally for the caves which are partially submerged in the sea. There are caves like these on small islands in several locations around Phang Nga Bay.

Kayaking in Phang Nga Bay
Kayaking in Phang Nga Bay
Accessible by Kayak

In order to access these sea caves you need to travel in a very small boat or better still a kayak which is easier to manoeuvre in tight spaces, and you also need to go an organised tour.

Organised Kayaking Tours

The reason you need to go on an organised tour is because many of the islands with the caves are some distance from mainland, so you need a big boat to carry you and your kayak to the right part of Phang Nga Bay, and because you need to time your visit in relation to the tides: partially submerged caves can become fully submerged caves very quickly when the tides comes in.

John Gray Seacanoe

The industry leader in providing sea canoeing trips in Phang Nga Bay is John Gray Seacanoe, and they charge from around 4,000 THB per person for a one day kayaking trip including lunch and hotel pick up.

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