|We were taken to a bus station in Hat Yai to catch a minibus to Surat Thani and then go to Koh Phangan. It was this tiny cramped little bus and it was about 5 hours to Surat Thani. It seemed to take forever. We got to Surat Thani where we were supposed to catch our ferry but were told we missed our boat by 2 hours!! We then realized that we were totally ripped off with our tickets that we bought and we had to buy another ticket for the ferry. We were quickly taken by another driver about an hour in the same direction we had just come from to the ferry terminal because we were close to missing that boat too. But we made it and it was a 2 hour boat ride to the island of Koh Phangan.