How to get from SURAT THANI to PHUKET?

How to get from Surat Thani to Phuket
How to travel from Surat Thani to Phuket? You can travel by bus, minivan or private taxi.

 Bus – Surat Thani to Phuket 
 Taxi – Surat Thani to Phuket
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    • Phuket, city and island, located in southern Thailand. The island lies in the Andaman Sea, off the west coast of peninsular Thailand. Phuket city, located in the southeastern portion of the island, is a major port and commercial centre for travelers. Its harbour exports tin, rubber, charcoal and fish products south to Malaysia and Singapore and north to Myanmar. The island’s surface area is mostly level land but is dotted with isolated hills that reach a height of 520 metres. Phuket offers amazing beaches and bays, tours, boat trips and other tourist attractions. About 60km from Phuket is the area of Khao Lak with beautiful long beaches. Quieter resorts, beautiful nature and a ban on buildings exceeding the height of palm trees – convenient conditions for a rather quieter holiday. Phuket belongs to the most favorite places in Thailand. From Phuket you can travel by bus+boat/ferry to Koh Samui or visit Koh Yao Yai and Koh Phi Phi. There are 2 ways how to reach Phuket from Surat Thani: by tourist bus or private taxi.
    • You can book bus tickets or taxi from Surat Thani to Phuket online online

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From Surat Thani to Phuket you can travel by bus, minivan or private taxi.

    • Travel distance from Surat Thani to Phuket is about 240 km by road. There is no railway connection between Surat Thani and Phuket. The only way how to travel from Surat Thani to Phuket is by land. There are no flights from Surat Thani and Phuket. You can travel to Phuket from Surat Thani by tourist bus/minivan or private taxi. Bus tickets are cheap and prices start at $6/pp. Travel by tourist bus or minivan from Surat Thani to Phuket takes about 4-5 hours. Travel by private taxi to Phuket takes about 4-4.5 hours and it costs about $90-190 (car). Now you can book and buy bus tickets or book your private taxi from Surat Thani to Phuket easily online. The most ideal means of transport on the island are scooters. You can also rent a car or take a bus. There are two types, the blue Songtaew open bus, which commutes between Phuket Town and major resorts, or the air-conditioned minibus. However, it only runs around Phuket Town. You can also use a taxi or a motorized tuk-tuk, which can be called from the hotel reception.

How do I get from Surat Thani to Phuket?


1. BUS / MINIVAN from Surat Thani to Phuket

    • there are comfortable air-conditioned buses and minivans to Phuket
    • the cheapest way how to travel from Surat Thani to Phuket
    • bus company from Surat Thani to Phuket: Phantip 1970
    • price of the bus ticket from Surat Thani to Phuket is about $6-12/pp
    • travel by bus/van from Surat Thani to Phuket takes about 4-5 hours
    • Book and buy bus/van tickets from Surat Thani to Phuket online online

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Minivan of Phantip 1970 – Surat Thani to Phuket (photo: 12go.asia)


2. PRIVATE TAXI/CAR from Surat Thani to Phuket

    • from Surat Thani to Phuket you can also travel by private taxi/car
    • comfortable and modern minivans and vehicles
    • travel by taxi from Surat Thani to Phuket takes about 4-4,5 hours
    • taxi companies to Phuket: PGS, Ground Business, Phantip Charter, Phuket Transfer, Andaman Taxis…
    • taxi from Surat Thani to Phuket costs about $90-190 (up to 9 passengers)
    • you can also book private taxi or car from Surat Thani Airport
    • taxi is the most comfortable way of transport, but it is not a cheap option
    • Book your private taxi from Surat Thani to Phuket online online

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Memory Boutique Patong in Phuket (photo: Agoda). 15 best cheap hotels and guesthouses in Phuket.
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The Slate in Phuket (photo: Agoda). 15 best luxury hotels in Phuket.
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Lupta Hostel Patong Hideaway in Phuket – Patong (photo: Agoda). 15 best cheap hostels in Phuket.

12go.asia – Search, book, buy tickets and flights online

– 12go.asia sells the train, boat, bus tickets, flights mainly to Thailand (also tickets for Vietnam, Laos, Malaysia, Cambodia)
– tickets for the ferries in Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, eg. ferry to Vung Tau, ferry to Koh Lanta, Koh Rong, Koh Samui, Koh Tao
– train tickets for the most frequented routes in Thailand – Bangkok > Hua Hin, Bangkok > Surat Thani, Bangkok > Kanchanaburi..
– you can use an online train ticket in Vietnam (not in Thailand)
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– you can not use an online train e-ticket in Thailand, you have to print it (12go delivers these train tickets)
– 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)
– more information about travel by train in Thailand

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– bus, ferry, train tickets and various flights of various airlines in southeast Asia
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– the price of tickets or flights is from the official price of transport company or airlines
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– you can use your online train e-ticket in your smartphone in Vietnam (I recommend to print a ticket)
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Market in the town of Phuket.
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The buddhist temple in Phuket town.
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Phuket offers various beaches and amazing bays.
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Sunset in Phuket.
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The odl architecture houses in the town of Phuket.


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

How to book and buy tickets from Surat Thani to Phuket

    • You can book e-tickets from Surat Thani to Phuket online on Baolau or 12go.asia.

How long does it take from Surat Thani to Phuket?

    • Travel by bus/minivan from Surat Thani to Phuket takes about 4-5 hours.
    • Travel by private taxi from Surat Thani to Phuket takes about 4-5 hours.

What is the travel distance from Surat Thani to Phuket?

How much does it cost to travel from Surat Thani to Phuket?

    • Travel by bus/minivan from Surat Thani to Phuket costs about $6-12/pp.
    • Travel by private taxi from Surat Thani to Phuket costs about $90-190 (car).

Is it possible to travel by train from Surat Thani to Phuket?

    • No, it is not possible to travel by train from Surat Thani to Phuket because there is no railway and no flights between these cities. The only way how to get to Phuket from Surat Thani is to travel by bus/minivan or private taxi.

Is there a flight from Surat Thani to Phuket?

    • No, there are no flights to Phuket from Surat Thani. The only way is to travel by bus, minivan or private taxi.

Is there a private taxi from Surat Thani to Phuket?

    • Yes, from Surat Thani to Phuket you can travel by private taxi. There is also a taxi from Surat Thani Airport. You can book private vehicle, car or van, minivan for up to 9 passengers on 12go.asia.

Where to go from Phuket? What to visit?

    • There are various places what you can visit in Phuket, but you can also travel by boat/ferry to Koh Phi Phi. Travel by boat from Phuket to Koh Phi Phi takes about 1.5-3 hours and tickets cost $15-40 (depends on the type of boat or ferry). Another option is to travel by ferry to Koh Yao Yai.

Is it possible to get from Phuket to Krabi by boat or ferry?

    • Yes, it is possible to travel by boat or ferry from Phuket to Krabi. Travel by boat/speedboat from Phuket to Krabi takes about 2-4 hours (depends from which place the boats depart) and tickets cost about $25-40/pp. Boats depart from Rassada Pier, Bang Rong Pier or Naka Island in Phuket. You can search and book tickets to Krabi on 12go.asia.

Is there an airport in Phuket?

    • Yes, there is the Phuket International Airport and from Phuket you can travel by plane to another popular places of Thailand. Phuket International Airport is about 35 km from the town, but there are bus transfers from/to the town.

When to visit Phuket?

    • The best time to visit Phuket is November to March. These months are colder due to the northeast monsoon – temperatures range between 24 – 32 °C. Humidity is also lower in these months. There is a long rainy season from July to October. The warmest months are April and May, when temperatures climb to 36 °C.

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

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Bus Schedule - Surat Thani to Phuket

Departs in Surat Thani

Arrival in Phuket

Bus Ticket

Phantip 1970 (Standard AC)

07:00

12:00

From $6.00

Phantip 1970 (Standard AC)

11:30

17:00

From $6.00

Phantip 1970 (Standard AC)

13:30

18:00

From $6.00

Phantip 1970 (Standard AC)

15:30

20:00

From $6.00

Phantip 1970 (Regional)

08:00

12:00

From $8.00

Phantip 1970 (Regional)

09:00

13:00

From $8.00

Phantip 1970 (Regional)

10:00

14:00

From $8.00

Phantip 1970 (Regional)

11:00

15:00

From $8.00

Phantip 1970 (Regional)

12:00

16:00

From $8.00

Phantip 1970 (Regional)

13:00

17:00

From $8.00

Phantip 1970 (Regional)

14:00

18:00

From $8.00

Phantip 1970 (Regional)

15:00

19:00

From $8.00

Phantip 1970 (Regional)

16:00

20:00

From $8.00

Phantip 1970 (Regional)

17:00

21:00

From $8.00

Phantip 1970 (Regional)

18:00

22:00

From $8.00

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icon-arrow-circle-right Book and buy bus tickets or taxi from Surat Thani to Phuket + Schedule:

(you can change your departure and arrival, eg. Surat Thani to Krabi, Surat Thani to Koh Phi Phi…)


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