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Useful Facts

Flight and Transfers

You cannot fly direct to Koh Phangan. Instead you must fly from Dublin to either Phuket (around 13 hours) or Bangkok (around 12 hours). From here you’ll need to get a coach or taxi to the crossing point near Surat Thani, where you’ll catch a ferry to Koh Phangan. Be aware that Phuket is the most sensible airport to fly into. From Phuket it’s around a 6 hour taxi ride, followed by a 3 hour ferry trip. You could also fly to Bangkok, then take a domestic flight to Koh Samui, then take a boat across. Either way, getting to Koh Phangan takes a long time

Visa Requirements

Stays of up to 30 days do not require a visa for Irish passport holders. You will require an onward/return ticket, six months validity on your passport and sufficient funds for the duration of your stay.


Thai is the official language although many understand and speak English.


The only form of public transport on Koh Phangan are songthaews, which are converted pick-up trucks functioning a minibuses and private taxis.


The Thai baht is the official currency.


220V, two or three (grounded) flat or round prongs

Vaccination & Health

As health requirements change please consult with your GP or specialist travel clinic well in advance of your holiday for specific information related to your travel and medical history. Additional information can be found by visiting NaTHNaC or MASTA Travel health

Dialling Code


Time Difference

GMT + 7

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