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: Koh Phangan to Phang Nga
- Click on the Koh Phangan – Phang Nga link in the timetable below for more information and to buy tickets.
|Koh Phangan - Phang Nga ฿ 650 9h 30m|
|Koh Phangan - Phang Nga ฿ 650 7h|
Departure from Koh Phangan
Services to Phang Nga depart from Koh Phangan ferry port in the town of Thong Sala.
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.
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. 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. There are, however, some very interesting parts of Phang Nga bay that you wouldn’t see if you were to take a standard speed boat 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.
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. 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. 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.