How to get here
Koh Phayam is located 35 km from Ranong (Ranong Province), opposite the Burmese Zadetgyi Kyun (St. Matthew' Island).
You will have to get to Ranong first and then take a boat to Koh Phayam.
Getting to Ranong
There are 2 daily flights operated by Nok Air leaving from Bangkok, Don Muang Airport at 8.00 am and 4.00 pm. The flights from Ranong leaves at 10.00 am and 6.00 pm. You can book your tickets online and get additionnal and updated information at Nok Air. It is also possible to fly from Bangkok to Chumpon (122 km from Ranong) or Surat Thani (around 220 km) and then take a bus or mini-van to Ranong, but it is quite unpractical and time consuming.
There is no railway station in Ranong, which makes traveling by train quite inconvenient. The closest railway stations are located in Chumpon and Lang Suan. You can always take a bus or minibus from there to Ranong. Night trains leaves Bangkok at 10:50 pm and arrive at Chumpon at 5:50 am and Lang Suan at 6:50. You can visit the State Railway of Thailand website for more information on the Southern Line or even buy tickets online.
If you travel from Bangkok, you have to get a government and private VIP bus from the Southern Bus Terminal (Sai Tai Taling Chan or Sai Tai Mai). You will then be able to catch the first morning boat to Koh Phayam.
Overnight buses leave around 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm and arrives in early morning in Ranong in time for the morning boat to Koh Phayam. Daytime buses also leave around 9:00 am but they arrive in Ranong too late to catch a boat on the same day.
The two private bus companies (New Mit Tour and Chok Anan Tour) both stop at Ranong bus station but passengers can also get dropped off at their offices in Ranong which can save you having to get transport from the bus station into town.
Buses are also operating from Chumpon from 5:50 am until 12:30 pm as well as minibuses every hour from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm. The duration of the trip is around 2 hours.
It is also possible to catch a bus from Surat Thani (8:00 am and 2:00 pm) or a minibus (every hour from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm). The duration of the trip is around 3 hours.
It is safer to buy tickets at least one day in advance as the number of seats is limited.
New Mit Tour Tel: 02 894 6115 (Bangkok), 07 781 1140 (Ranong)
Chok Anan Tour Tel: 02 894 6300 (Bangkok), 07 751 1480 (Ranong)
Ranong Bus Station Tel: 0 7781 1548
You can buy bus tickets online from Thai Ticket Major from Bangkok to Ranong.
Getting to Koh Phayam
Once in Ranong, you will have to get to the Pier at Sapan Plaa near the Custom House. The pier is located around 6 km from the bus station. You can get there by songthaew or taxi motorcycle. When you arrive there, you have the option to take a regular ferry boat that takes 2 hours to get to Koh Phayam or a speedboat that takes 45 minutes.
Type Ranong - Koh Phayam Koh Phayam - Ranong Price Remark
Boat 10:00 am - 2:00 pm 8:00 am - 3:00 pm 200 THB Everyday
Speed Boat First speedboat 7.30 am First speedboat 7.30 am 350 THB Only during
Last speedboat 5.00 pm Last speedboat 5.00 pm
Getting to Baan Klong Kleng
When you arrive at the pier, you can rent a motorbike (150-250 THB per day) or take a motorcycle taxi to get to Baan Klong Kleng (50 THB). Our resort is around 2.5 km away from the pier in Aow Khao Kwai beach, on the Northwest of the island. Just keep going straight on the main road from the pier. There will be an intersection after 1 km from the pier with a school on the left hand side, just keep on going straight for about 1 km until you see the Baan Klong Kleng sign on the left hand side of the road and turn into the path which leads to the entrance of the resort.