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Are ferry services from Samui to mainland operating normally, or stopped? Just asking for a friends who drove from Phuket to Samui last week, now seems unable to go back, not very clear is it ferry problem or some inter-province sort of lockdown, although none was reported as I know...

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1 hour ago, islandguy said:

Some ferries are running, not all. 

Thanks, how is Pha Ngan ferry doing?

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16 hours ago, sallecc said:

Thanks, how is Pha Ngan ferry doing?

Reduced service on the Haad Rinn Queen. I was told once per day.

I do not know about the other four ferry companies.

Certainly very few ferries running now. Seas are empty. So are the ferries probably.

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I didn't see the Thong Nai Pan Express today, running from Maenam China Town beach to Phangan, i.e. Haad Rin and with several possible stops up the North Eastern cost to the two Thong Nai Pan-bays.

 

The ferry use to run once daily. A few day ago there were many arriving passengers, which might have been foreigners leaving Phangan.

 

I presume the ferry operaters won't run empty vessels, so there might be numerous cancellations now.

 

The 12:30 Lomprayah catameran ferry for Phangan and Tao and Chumphon remain on the Maenam Pier toady at 12:55 when posting – I can see the pier from my house and hear the ferry when speeding up – so it seems to be cancelled. Lomprayah however only has this notice on their homepage...

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Google shows Tapee Pier as being next to Surat town. Does that mean the Lomphraya ferries are not running?

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As I understand, ferry between Phangan and Samui is still running, is this correct?

 

Can tourist from Phangan take ferry to Samui, and fly to Phuket? (Phuket road acess is blocked, flights are still OK)

 

Asking this for friends stranded in Phangan (wishing to fly to Phuket, then to Hong Kong), I'm not familiar with PN & Samui.

 

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24 minutes ago, sallecc said:

As I understand, ferry between Phangan and Samui is still running, is this correct?

 

Can tourist from Phangan take ferry to Samui, and fly to Phuket? (Phuket road acess is blocked, flights are still OK)

 

Asking this for friends stranded in Phangan (wishing to fly to Phuket, then to Hong Kong), I'm not familiar with PN & Samui.

You better check with Bangkok Airways, they might have cancelled some or all Samui-Phuket flights.

 

Last mentioned here was that Haad Rin Queen still sail one or a few times a day, Lomprayah may also have a ferry, but the 12:30 departure from Samui seems to be cancelled. You need to check with the ferry-lines, as their homepages don't seem to be upgraded.

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Well I strongly suggest that you contact FerrySamui directly so you'd know. Team is helpful and updates have been changing constantly so best to reach out to them. Cheers.

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16 hours ago, sallecc said:

As I understand, ferry between Phangan and Samui is still running, is this correct?

 

Can tourist from Phangan take ferry to Samui, and fly to Phuket? (Phuket road acess is blocked, flights are still OK)

 

Asking this for friends stranded in Phangan (wishing to fly to Phuket, then to Hong Kong), I'm not familiar with PN & Samui.

 

Only one flight to Phuket today and that was 08.00

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On 3/29/2020 at 1:53 PM, khunPer said:

I didn't see the Thong Nai Pan Express

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Never even heard of it! How big is the boat (when it is running)? Is it a public service or just run by one of the hotels in Thong Nai Pan?

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2 hours ago, RickG16 said:

Never even heard of it! How big is the boat (when it is running)? Is it a public service or just run by one of the hotels in Thong Nai Pan?

It's one of the original Koh Phangan ferries from old time, landing on Maenam Pier – the pier however disappeared in monsoon storms about two decades ago, some remains was left when I arrived first time in 2001 – now it docks on the beach every day in "the season", which means not sailing during the monoson period, on the beach in front of Maenam China Town, and departs daily at 12-noon, heading for Haad Rin, and up all the small inhabited bays, of which some might still have no real road access, on the north eastern coast line all way up to the two Thong Nai Pan bays.

 

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Today. April 1st, all catamaran ferries stayed at the Lomprayah pier by the temple in Maenam Bay, so seems like Lomprayah has stopped their service.

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21 hours ago, sallecc said:

As I understand, ferry between Phangan and Samui is still running, is this correct?

 

Can tourist from Phangan take ferry to Samui, and fly to Phuket? (Phuket road acess is blocked, flights are still OK)

 

Asking this for friends stranded in Phangan (wishing to fly to Phuket, then to Hong Kong), I'm not familiar with PN & Samui.

 

There is a flight to Phuket tonight at 18.55

https://www.samuiairportonline.com/flight-status-departures/

 

https://www.bangkokair.com/Announcement/view/bangkok-airways-flight-suspension-table

 

So you may be able to get a flight until April 6th

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