Ko Payam or Koh Phayam in Ranong, Beaches and Islands in Thailandoffers the chance to take a motorbike taxi or side cart (3 wheel taxi) for family or guest with extra luggage. Taxi's are funned by Koh Payam locals who are used to the roads and are used to taken both guest and luggadge, around the island, cars are not permitted on island. (it is safe with the motorcycle taxi)
FROM BANGKOK TO RANONG - Koh Phayam:
From the Southern bus station (Sai Tai Mai), buy a ticket to Ranong. The buses leave at 09:00, 20:00 and 21:00. The journey takes about 9 hours. VIP - Costs approximately 850 baht
FROM CHUMPHON TO RANONG - Kohpayam:
A minibus leaves every hour from 06:00 to 17:00 and takes around 2 hours. Costs approximately 150 baht
FROM SURAT THANI TO RANONG - Ko Payam :
A minibus leaves every hour from 06:00 to 17:00 and takes about 3 hours. Costs approximately 200 baht
FROM RANONG TO KOH PAYM
In Ranong, take a taxi motercycle or songthaew to the Koh Phayam pier for around 70 baht. The ferries leave at 09:00 and 14:00 and arrive on the island about 2 hours later, Costs approximately 150 baht. On the island take a taxi motorbike (approximately 70 baht) to Bamboo Bungalows
SPEED BOAT FROM RANONG TO KOH PHAYAM : High Season ONLY
The speedboat leave at 8:00 am, 10:00 am, 11:00 am, 12:00 am, 14:30, 16:30 and 17:30 arriving on the island about 40 minutes later for approximately 350 baht. We don't do any reservation. Just directly to buy at the Pier.
(The price are subject to change without prior notice.)
Low season no speed boat.
GETTING TO KOH PAHYM BY AIR
In high season fly from Bangkok to Ranong several times a week with www.happyair.com and www.nokair.com
BUS FROM PHUKET TO RANONG,KHAO LAK,TA KOA PA
Start from Phuket at 5:30 am, 7:30 am, 8:10 am, 10:00 am Last bus at 6:00 pm. Take about 5 hour
BUS FROM KRABI - TAKOA PA - RANONG - KOH PHAYAM :
Start from Krabi at 7:30 am. 16:45, 17.30 take about 6 hour
WHERE TO GO AFTER KOH PHAYAM ?
From Koh Payam to other near by locations: You should leave the Island with any morning boat.
Schedules from KohPayam to Mu ko Surin National Park :
How to get to Surin Island National Park?
Koh Surin National Park also on Andaman sea. There are a few transports that go directly from Koh Phayam, Ranong to Surin Island National Park arrangements must be made in advance and travel arrangements can be made in Ranong with tourist operators in Ranong. Few connecting tickets to the Surin Island can be arranged from Phayam. The usual routing from Phyam is to take the morning speed boat from Koh Payam back to RanongPier. A privatetaxi will take you from the pier to the bus station to catch the bus to “ Kura Buri “ where you can find the boat to Surin Island National Park.
From Ranong Pier to Bus station : Motorbike taxi cost about 70-80 baht per person and Private car cost about 100 baht per person (the price is based on 2012). There is a shared minibus-taxi however the bus station is the last stop on the route. So the minibus is not a good choice for rush trips, connections and schedule can vary due to local conditions.
Private car taxis can go directly from Ranong Pier to Kura buri the pier, where the connection to Surin Island National Park cost about 3,500 baht ( price from last year). The distance from Ranong to Khura buri about 100 km but its an indirect rout using several modes of transportation and multiple connections.
Boat from kura buri to surin Island National Park : November - April
The period for travel around November – April; Boats leave every day in the morning at 9:00 am. Take time about 1 -2:30 hour depend the boat schedule of stops. Also you can ask around there if you make the connection on time. Or you can ask around for private boat but this is an expensive option.
Cost for taxi boat trips 1 way about 500-600 baht per person and round trips about 1,000-1,200 baht per person. Speed boat 1 way cost about 800-900 baht per person and round trips cost about 1,700-1,800 baht per person.
Around Surin Island National Park : There are many good spots for Scuba Diving, excellent diving conditions that are varied up to a class five wreck dive. There are opportunities to Live-aboard boats.
There are a variety of Snorkeling trips to Ko Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock, Ko Khai (Ko Torinla), Aow Chong Khard, Aow Mai Ngarm, Aow Mae Yai, Aow Chak, Aow Tao, Aow Phakkat, Aow Sai Dang, Hin Kong, Ko stock, Aow sai ean. PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) and NAUI (National Association of Underwater Instructors)
From Ko payam Ranong to Similan Island National Park : November - April
Mu Ko SimilanNational Park is one of the most famous diving sites in Thailand, and is noted as one of the top ten dive destinations in the world. PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) and NAUI (National Association of Underwater Instructors)
From Ranong to Koh Similan Island National Parkthere is a bus to Phuket bus from the Ranong bus station leave every 2 hour or you can also take bus run by “ Rungkit Tour ” the location on the entrance to Ranong bus station 10:30 am.
The Pier is called “ Tab la mu Pier ” say in Thai “ Tah Ruea Tab la mu “ or “ Sarm Yak Lam kan “. The locate on the way from Ranong the bus will past “ Khura buri ” where you can change to Surin Island National Park. Near “ Takua Pha you can go to “ Khao Sok National Park “. From Takua Pha about 52 km.
You travel to “ Sarm Yak Lam Kan” From main road where bus stops, you cross the street and look for the sign for ” Tab la mu Pier ” . From main road to the Pier is 4 km. Hiring a motorbike taxi cost 30 baht to the Pier. The boat company departure is once daily at 8:30 am.
You rent a private boat but this is an expensive option.
Recommended : You must plan your trips to arrive “ Tab la mu “ in the morning on the day of departure, allowing enough time not to miss the boat. It is easy for you to find accommodation to spend the night around the pier. Overnighting is an easy option for caching the boat early in the morning.
Far from Khao lak just about 2 km. Cost for the boat about 1,750 – 2,300 baht for round trips to Similan Island, you should ask for “ One day open “ tour/trip/price one way price.
Other way to go to Similan Island National Park :
- From Khuraburi Pier also possible take time about 3 hour. Contact with Green view resort.
- From Hard Pa Thong Phuket take time about 3 hour can find with any agency in Phuket.
From Koh Phayam Ranong to Khao sok national Park :
It is about 205 km from Ranong to Khao Sok National Park. You can take any bus to Phuket. You should catch the bus in the morning at bus station. Phuket buses leave every hour.
Tell the driver you want to going to Khao Sok NationalPark and they will stop at “ Takua Pah “
From the bus and ask a taxi to go to Khao Sok National Park.
Some resort offer for transfer services but it best to check google to find which resorts offer transfer services.
From ko phayam Ranong to Phuket :
About 300 km. from Ranong take time about 5 hour more or less. At the Ranong bus station there have many bus you can check from www.transport.co.th . You should leave from Kohpayam with any morning boat.
Private taxi cost about 5,500 – 6,000 baht (the price is based on 2012) depend the area of your destination and car or minibus also the price of the petrol too.
From Kopayam Ranong to Krabi :
About 303 km. from Ranong to Krabi. Next to the bus station entrance at the Ranong bus station there is a tour company named “ Rungkit Tour “ It a direct route from Ranong directly to Krabi at 10:30 am. It will take about 4-5 hour to Krabi. Alot of beautiful Islands Railay beach,James bon ormore and many exciting activity like Tracking, diving... Private taxi cost about 5,500 – 6,000 baht (the price is based on 2012) depend the area of your destination and car or minibus also the price of the petrol too. You should leave from Koh Payam with any morning boat.
From kopayam Ranong to Koh Tao via Chumporn pier :
There are minibuses from bus station in Ranong, every hour. The last is at 17:00. You should leave from ko phayam with any morning boat.
Recommended travel is to take a Private taxi, at a cost about 3,500 baht. Traveling time is about 2:30 minuets to the pier call “ Tah Ruea Tah Yarng “ via boat :
- Rung na pha Tour Offer Night boat, a big 2 floor style, fishing boat. It Departs at 24:00.
- It Arrives at Koh Tao at 06:00 am. Once daily . The Cost is about 200 baht per person.
Contact number : +66 (0) 77 553 6274
- Song Serm Rung Ruang Tour is a Big 350 seat ferry. Departure at 07:00 am.
Arriving at Koh Tao at 10:00 am. Once daily. Cost 450 baht per person.
Contact number : Bangkok +66 (0)2 280 8073, (0)2 280 7897, Chumporn +66 (0) 77 506 205, Ko Tao +66 (0) 77 456 274
- Koh Cha rern car ferry : Is a Night boat leaving on Monday – Wednesday – Friday. Departure at 23:00 Arrive to Koh Tao at 05:00 am. Cost about 300 baht per person.
From koh phayam Ranong to Ko Samui and Koh Pha-Ngan :
When arrive to the pier in Ranong you should take the private taxi to the Ranong bus station which has minibus that go to Surathani. (Private taxi cost about 100 baht per person). Private taxi from Ranong Pier, go directly to Donsak, it costs about 4,500 – 5,500 baht depending on the vehicle a taxi car or minibus taxi are cheaper option if available. Minibus leave every hour until 17:00 daily,
Cost are appxoimately 200 baht per person. From Ranong to Surathani about 219 km. Travel time is about 3 hour and from Surathani town to Donsak Pier. (about 61 km). Travel time about 1:45 hour. From Ranong to Surathani the travel time is about 3 hours.
Arrive to Surathani town, go to the minibus stop at “ Talad Ka Sate “ the last stop, from here the bus from “ Samui Tour ”leaves every hour. Cost about 180 baht, which includes the boat ticket. @Donsak Pier you can go to Ko Samui and Koh Pha Ngan. The Company offer transfer from Train station, Bus station and Surathani Airport.
Private Taxi service :Ranong does not have daily taxi and the price of a car can be quiet expensive.
The start point for a trip is better from Phuket, Surathani, some area more or less depend start and stop point and also depend car maximum 3 persons or minibus maximum 12 persons.