Backpacking Route Planner
I just love south Thailand and its beaches and islands :-)
Traveling in the south is pretty straightforward and the main transportation methods are bus, train and ferry.
Ferry tickets can be bought in advance at travel agencies or at the ferry terminals.
Here you go!
Suggestions for Southern Thailand:
Time: 4 weeks
Tiger Line is a company operating between islands in Thailand and islands in Malaysia. With this company, there are only ferries between Koh Lanta and Koh Lipe in the high season, meaning between November and April.
Tiger Line also serves Ko Phi Phi to Langkawi, Ko Phi Phi to Koh Lipe and many other routes.
Pulau Langkawi (Malaysia)
Then take the ferry to Koh Samui or Koh Pha Ngan.
Time: 17 days
Surat Thani (stopover)
Koh Pha Ngan
Back to Surat Thani (stopover)
Krabi (stopover, possible overnight)
Phi Phi Islands
Phuket Phang Nga Khao Lak (Similan Islands) Straight to Bangkok
Time: 2-3 weeks
You can also skip Hua Hin and Cha-am, and travel directly to Bangkok from Ranong by overnight bus (10 hours). If you're wondering about the train: the closest train station to Ranong is in Chumphon (4 hours by bus) and the train from Chumphon to Bangkok takes about 7 hours, give and take. So it's quicker to hop on a bus from Ranong.
Buses from Khao Lak to Bangkok take dreadful 15 hours and stops by several towns on the way (kind of milk route).
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