How to go — BANGKOK to SURAT THANI?

How to travel from Bangkok to Surat Thani
How to get from Bangkok to Surat Thani? You can go to Surat Thani by train, bus, car or plane.

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From Bangkok to Surat Thani you can travel by train, bus, plane or taxi.

    • Travel distance from Bangkok to Surat Thani is about 650 km by land. Surat Thani city has also an airport, so you can choose from the various direct flights from Bangkok. Direct flights from Bangkok to Surat Thani start already at $26/pp and travel time is about 1 hour. Direct flight is the best and fastest way of transfer to Surat Thani. But you can also travel by train of Thai Railways or tourist bus from Bangkok, this way can take about 9-12 hours and it is the most cheapest way of transportation from Bangkok to Surat Thani. Bus tickets to Surat Thani from Bangkok cost about $15-28/pp, buses arrive to Surat Thani Bus Terminal or Sri Racha Market 1. If you want to travel by train – book a sleeper berth, the most cheapest train ticket costs about $8-10/pp (seat). Teoretically you can use and book your private taxi or car. Travel by private taxi/car to Surat Thani from Bangkok costs about $210-260 (vehicle) and travel time is about 11 hours. If you want to go directly to Koh Samui, you can also use a direct flight from Bangkok. From Surat Thani you can also travel to Khao Sok National Park or Krabi + Koh Phi Phi.
    • Book your tickets + flights from Bangkok to Surat Thani online

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    • Surat Thani in southern Thailand is one of the most important transport hubs in southern Thailand. Lots of travelers continue from Surat Thani to the islands (Koh Samui, Koh Phangan, Koh Tao…) or to another places: Phuket, Krabi, Koh Lanta. Surat Thani is the largest province of southern Thailand. In the western part of this province you can visit Khao Sok and Khlong Phanom national parks and the eastern part of the islands is designed for relaxation by the sea. So, if you want to visit southern Thailand, probably you can not miss this province, if you will be traveling by land (train or bus). The best and fast option is to take a direct flight to Surat Thani, there are also low-cost flights. There are 4 ways how you can get to Surat Thani from Bangkok – travel by train of Thai Railways, tourist bus, plane (direct flight) or private taxi/car. Book your train, bus tickets, direct flights or taxi / car from Bangkok to Surat Thani easily online. Read the instructions what are the transport options from Surat Thani from Bangkok below in this article.

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How do I get from Bangkok to Surat Thani?


1. TRAIN from Bangkok to Surat Thani

    • Surat Thani railway station is about 240 km north-east of Phuket
    • you can buy drinks and snacks, and there is a toilet in the train
    • trains to Surat Thani: 1st Class Sleeper, 2nd Class Sleeper AC (or FAN), 2nd Class AC seats only, 3rd class…
    • price of the train ticket from Bangkok to Surat Thani is about $8-50/pp
    • there are sleeper berths or seats in these trains
    • travel by train from Bangkok to Surat Thani takes about 9-12 hours
    • Book and buy train tickets from Bangkok to Surat Thani online on 12go.asia icon-external-link-square or Baolau icon-external-link-square
    • because it is a long journey, you should take a sleeper berth
    • you can check current Thailand Railway Map
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From Bangkok to Surat Thani you can travel by train of Thai Railways, you can use seats or sleeper berths (photo: 12go.asia)


2. BUS from Bangkok to Surat Thani

    • there a lots of private tourist buses from Bangkok (various bus stations) to Surat Thani
    • modern, comfortable, air-conditioned buses (sleeper or seats, overnight buses)
    • bus companies to Surat Thani: Nakhon Si Racha, Krung Siam Tour, Sri Suthep Tour, Transport Co, Bangkok Busline…
    • price of the bus ticket from Bangkok to Surat Thani is about $15-28/pp
    • travel by tourist bus from Bangkok to Surat Thani takes about 9-11 hours
    • buses arrive to Surat Thani Bus Terminal or Sri Racha Market 1
    • Book and buy bus tickets from Bangkok to Surat Thani online on 12go.asia icon-external-link-square
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Bus of Krungsiam Tour (VIP24) from Bangkok to Surat Thani (photo: 12go.asia).


3. DIRECT FLIGHT from Bangkok to Surat Thani

    • the most comfortable and fastest way how to get from Bangkok to Surat Thani (or Koh Samui)
    • direct flight from Bangkok to Surat Thani takes about 1 hour
    • airlines to Surat Thani: ThaiAir Asia, Thai Lion Air, Nok Air, Thai Smilek, VietJet Air, Thai Airways…
    • price of the one-way direct flight from Bangkok to Surat Thani starts already at $26-75/pp
    • airport in Surat Thani – Surat Thani Airport
    • airports in Bangkok – Suvarnabhumi Airport or Don Mueang Airport
    • Book and buy your flight from Bangkok to Surat Thani online on 12go.asia icon-external-link-square or Baolau icon-external-link-square
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Direct flight to Surat Thani from Bangkok is the most fastest option of transport.


4. PRIVATE TAXI/CAR from Bangkok to Surat Thani 

    • you can also travel by private taxi (minivan) from Bangkok to Surat Thani
    • transport by private taxi from Bangkok to Surat Thani takes about 11 hours
    • taxi to Surat Thani from Bangkok: Glassflower, Firstplan Transport Services (minivan or modern car)
    • private taxi/minivan from Bangkok to Surat Thani costs about $210-260 (vehicle, car)
    • Book your private taxi from Bangkok to Surat Thani online

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Private taxi/minivan from Bangkok to Surat Thani by Glassflower (photo: 12go.asia)

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– ferry/boat tickets in Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, eg. ferry to Vung Tau, Koh Phangan, Koh Chang, Koh Samui, Koh Phi Phi, Koh Tao
– tickets for the most frequented railway routes in Thailand – Bangkok > Chiang Mai, Bangkok > Surat Thani, Bangkok > Kanchanaburi..
– you can use an online train ticket in Vietnam (not in Thailand), more information about trains in Thailand
– you can choose a seat or berth in the train in Vietnam
– if you buy a ticket of private trains in Vietnam to Lao Cai on 12go.asia or Baolau (Fansipan Express, Sapaly…), you must pick it up at the station
– if you buy train tickets in Thailand on 12go.asia, you have to pick them in the office: Bangkok (DOB building) or Chiang Mai (Bossotel)
– you can not use an online train e-ticket in Thailand, you have to print it (12go can deliver these train tickets in Thailand)

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Khao Sok National Park in Surat Thani.
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Khao Sok National Park in Surat Thani.
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Hotel Resort on the Koh Samui Island.


icon-info-circle FAQ + TIPS – Travel from Bangkok to Surat Thani:

1️⃣ How long does it take to get from Bangkok to Surat Thani?

    • Travel by plane (direct flight) from Bangkok to Surat Thani takes about 1 hour.
    • Travel by train from Bangkok to Surat Thani takes about 9-12 hours.
    • Travel by bus from Bangkok to Surat Thani takes about 9-11 hours.
    • Travel by private taxi from Bangkok to Surat Thani takes about 11 hours.

2️⃣ How to book tickets + flights from Bangkok to Surat Thani?

    • Book train/bus tickets, flights from Bangkok to Surat Thani 12go.asia or Baolau.
    • You can also search another route, e.g. Surat Thani > Koh Samui, Surat Thani > Krabi…

3️⃣ What is the travel distance from Bangkok to Surat Thani?

    • Travel distance from Bangkok to Surat Thani is about 650 km by land and about 530 km by plane.

4️⃣ How much does it cost to travel from Bangkok to Surat Thani?

    • Travel by plane (direct flight) from Bangkok to Surat Thani costs about $30-70/pp.
    • Travel by train from Bangkok to Surat Thani costs about $8-50/pp.
    • Travel by bus from Bangkok to Surat Thani costs about $15-28/pp.
    • Travel by private taxi from Bangkok to Surat Thani costs about $210-260 (vehicle).

5️⃣ What is the best way of getting from Bangkok to Surat Thani?

    • The best, fastest and most comfortable way how to travel to Surat Thani from Bangkok is to travel by plane. There are a few direct flights by various airlines to Surat Thani every day. Travel by plane takes only about 1 hour. Sometimes these flights are very cheap and start already at $30/pp.

6️⃣ Surat Thani is an important transport hub – Where you can go?

    • Surat Thani is an important transport hub in southern Thailand. From Surat Thani you can travel by various ferries and boats to Koh Phangan, Koh Tao or Koh Samui (You can book and buy ferry tickets online on 12go.asia or Baolau). You can also travel by bus/van to popular tourist destinations like Phuket or Koh Lanta.

7️⃣ What is the most cheapest way of getting from Bangkok to Surat Thani?

    • The most cheapest option of transportation from Bangkok to Surat Thani is to travel by train. There are day+overnight seat or sleeper trains. The most cheapest train tickets from Bangkok to Surat Thani cost about $8-12/pp (seat).

8️⃣ From which bus stations buses from Bangkok to Surat Thani depart?

    • Buses and vans from Bangkok to Surat Thani departs from various bus stations. There are various private bus companies and their buse depart mainly from the city center of Bangkok but also from the airports. Check their updated bus schedules to Surat Thani on 12go.asia.

9️⃣ How do you get from Surat Thani to Koh Samui and Koh Tao?

    • There is only one way how to get from Surat Thani to Koh Samui. You have to travel by boat or ferry. You can book and buy ferry tickets to Koh Samui and Koh Tao on 12go.asia or Baolau.

🔟 Where you should keep your luggage in Bangkok?

    • If you want to keep your luggage in Bangkok (or in other city of Thailand) you can try Radical Storage service. This search platform offers a few places in the city center of Bangkok, it is a cheap and your luggage will be safe.

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Train Schedule / Timetable – Bangkok to Surat Thani + Train Tickets:

FULL UPDATED TRAIN SCHEDULE – CLICK HERE

Train Schedule - Bangkok to Surat Thani

Departs in Bangkok

Arrival in Surat Thani

Train Ticket

Train SP43

07:50

18:50

From $17.80

Train SP39

22:05

09:25

From $17.80

Train EX83

17:00

05:35

From $7.60

Train SP37

15:10

03:46

From $8.70

Train RP171

12:30

01:33

From $6.50

Train EX85

19:30

08:32

From $7.50

Train RP167

18:30

07:47

From $6.40

Train SP31

14:30

02:40

From $29.50


Bus Schedule / Timetable – Bangkok to Surat Thani + Bus Tickets:

FULL UPDATED BUS SCHEDULE – CLICK HERE

Bus Schedule - Bangkok to Surat Thani

Departs in Bangkok

Arrival in Surat Thani

ChokeAnan Tour

09:15

20:15

Sri Suthep Tour

17:20

03:55

Sri Suthep Tour

17:20

02:30

Nakhon Si Racha

19:00

05:35

Krung Siam Tour

19:00

05:35

Krung Siam Tour

19:30

06:05

Bangkok Busline

20:00

06:35

Sri Suthep Tour

20:00

06:35

Krung Siam Tour

20:00

06:35

ChokeAnan Tour (VIP)

20:20

06:20

ChokeAnan Tour (Express)

20:20

06:20

Sombat Tour (VIP24)

20:20

06:20

Krungsiam Tour (Express)

16:30

05:30

Krungsiam Tour (Express)

16:30

07:05

Krungsiam Tour (Express)

16:30

07:05

Krungsiam Tour (VIP)

16:30

07:05

Thai Sriram

18:30

06:30

Thai Sriram

19:00

07:00

Thai Sriram

20:00

08:00

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Flight Schedule / Timetable – Bangkok to Surat Thani + Tickets:

FULL UPDATED FLIGHT SCHEDULE – CLICK HERE

Flight Schedule - Bangkok to Surat Thani

Departs in Bangkok

Arrival in Surat Thani

Price

VietJet Air

06:35

07:50

From $26.00

VietJet Air

13:35

14:50

From $35.00

Thai Lion Air

07:05

08:25

From $35.00

Thai Smile

07:35

08:55

From $38.00

Thai Smile

18:20

19:40

From $38.00

Air Asia

14:45

16:00

From $49.70

Air Asia

07:25

08:45

From $49.70

Nok Air

11:00

12:10

From $53.00

Nok Air

16:20

17:30

From $53.00

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Rajthani Hotel in Surat Thani (photo: Agoda). 15 best cheap hotels + guesthouses in Surat Thani.

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