The Full Moon Party is a must-visit event in Thailand if you like music, dancing and having fun with other travelers. The party happens on an island called Koh Phangan. You have to take a ferry to get to the island because there’s no airport. This article tells you how to get from Koh Tao to the Full Moon Party.
How to get from Koh Tao to the Full Moon Party
The following goes over the route from Koh Tao to the Full Moon Party.
Take the ferry from Koh Tao
The easiest way to get to the Full Moon Party from Koh Tao is by ferry ride. You can take a cheap ferry from the Mae Haad Pier and it will take you to the Thong Sala Pier in Koh Phangan. You can buy the tickets online beforehand, but the prices are usually more expensive for travelers. You can easily visit any travel agent on Koh Tao and book your ferry ticket to Koh Phangan. We recommend the Lomprayah ferry service.
How to get from the pier to the beach
Almost all of the ferries from Koh Tao arrive at the Thong Sala Pier from where you have to find the Full Moon Beach aka Sunrise Beach in Haad Rin. The easiest and recommended way is to take a cheap taxi (songthaew) to Haad Rin and then follow the signs or other travelers to the beach. You can also take the taxi straight to your accommodation and continue from there by walking or by taxi to the beach later during the evening.
In case you want to arrive near the party beach in Koh Phangan, you should try to find a ferry to the Haad Rin pier that is from walking distance from the sunrise beach. These ferries leave usually from Koh Samui. If you’re trying to arrive directly to the party area, it’s not worth the trip from Koh Tao to Koh Samui and then to Koh Phangan. Just follow the advice above. Thousands of travelers make this journey every month without issues.
When should I take the ferry?
Ferry from Koh Tao to Koh Phangan takes from one hour to two hours. If you are traveling to Koh Phangan on the day of the Full Moon Party, we recommend going in the afternoon. The party starts properly after dark, but you should book accommodation before and relax for a while before joining the other travelers on the beach. This way you can also enjoy the sunset and beach before darkness.
Plan your Full Moon Party trip
Use our travel guides to plan your own holiday in Koh Phangan and the Full Moon Party. Check the next party dates and book your accommodation. Then read all the necessary information about the party, different activities, what to wear and where to go.