The Full Moon Party is one of the most popular events for travelers in Thailand. For some travelers, the only problem is that the Full Moon Party happens on the small island of Koh Phangan. The closest airport and one of the bigger islands close by is Koh Samui. If you’re wondering How to get to the Full Moon Party from Koh Samui, there are two main methods.
How to get to the Full Moon Party from Koh Samui
This post will cover How to get to the Full Moon Party from Koh Samui by either ferry or speedboat. Each one has it’s pros and cons, so after reading, you’ll be able to make the best decision for yourself.
Taking a Ferry
Ferries between Koh Samui and the Full Moon Party are safe and an easy way to get between the two places. If you don’t care about waiting and want to travel securely, the ferry is the best option for you. It’s also the cheapest transportation option and costs about 300 Thai baht. The ride time takes about 20 to 30 minutes depending on the pier you leave from.
The first ferry leaves every morning at 8am and the last at 6pm. This means you can go to the party as early as you want and enjoy the island of Koh Phangan before having fun at Full Moon Party. The first ferry back to Koh Samui leaves at 7am while the last ferry at 4.30pm. This is something to consider. You have to be ready to party until the morning or book accommodation on Koh Phangan.
Here’s a link to one of the reputable ferry companies that provide service on this route: http://www.ferrysamui.com
Taking a Speedboat
Taking normal ferry to Full Moon Party from Koh Samui has two clear disadvantages: you have to stay the whole night until the morning ferry, and the ride takes long time (if 20-30 minutes is too long for you). Speedboat is the answer to these two problems. The ride time is only about half of the time the normal ferry takes but the price of speedboat is also over two times greater. You can also take speedboat around the clock, so you don’t have to wait until the morning like when using ferry.
You should just remember that these speedboats are known to be not as safe and secure as ferries. However, you can book a safe speedboat from tour agencies once you’re on Koh Samui. Just make sure while booking that everyone can have their own life jacket and that all security requirements are met.
Where can I take the ferry or speedboat?
Ferries leave from three destinations in Koh Samui: Maenam Pier, Bangrak Pier, and Nathon Pier.
Speedboats leave from one destination: Village in Bophut.
Plan your trip
When planning your trip to experience the Full Moon Party, follow these simple steps to ensure that you make the most of your experience: