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How to get to Koh Phayam Sanctuary

Koh Phayam is situated in the Ranong Province of Thailand.

The prices and times are correct September 2013 as far as we are aware. Do please allow for changes.

From Bangkok - Ranong

From Sai Tai Mai (the Southern bus station), buy a ticket to Ranong. The buses leave at 09:00, 10:00, 20:00 and 21:00.
The ticket cost between 500 baht and 750 baht. It takes around 9 hours. We recommend taking the overnight bus, very comfortable. Bring a pair of socks... too much AC.

3 times a week
From Bangkok airport to Ranong : Air Asia on Tuesdays , Fridays and Sundays 3 PM from Bangkok - 45 min flight. Check these details. Subject to change. Happyair

From Surat Thani - Rangong

A minibus leaves every hour from 06:00 to 17:00 and it takes about 3 hours.

Or fly with Nokair

From Chumphon - Rangong

A minibus leaves every hour from 06:00 to 17:00 and it takes about 2 hours. If you get lost in Ranong, tell a motorcycle taxi driver to go to "Pon's Place". Tell Pon that you want to go to the " Koh Phayam Sanctuary". He can help you. Or just contact us!

From Ranong to Koh Phayam

Take a motorcycle taxi, songthaew (public bus) or Pon's taxi service to the Saphon Pla Pier. The boats leave at 09:00 (Only the dry season) and 14:00 (Everyday).

You will arrive on the island in around 2 hours. The boat costs around 200 baht one way.

A speed boat leaves from the Saphon Pla Pier at 10:00, 14:30 and 17.30, arriving 40 minutes later (350 Baht).

On Koh Phayam

Motorcycle Rentals or motorcycle taxis are also available in the village where the boat arrives.

The Sanctuary is a 10 min. ride from the village.


Email or call us 24 hours ahead of your arrival so we can come and pick you up at the Pier.