How to get from SURAT THANI to KOH LANTA?

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How do you get from Surat Thani to Koh Lanta? You can travel by van, bus, taxi or bus+ferry (via Krabi).

Bus/Van to Koh Lanta
Bus/Van+Ferry to Koh Lanta
Book Tickets to Koh Lanta

    • Koh Lanta from Surat Thani is a popular travel route in southern Thailand. Koh Lanta is a large island in Krabi province, it is not so visited like another places e.g. Krabi or Koh Phi Phi, but the tourism will still grow. It is easily accesible from Krabi by ferry/boat or bus/minivan, but you can also travel directly from Surat Thani town. Although Koh Lanta Yai is not comparable to the beautiful Phi Phi archipelago, visitors can visit various nice sandy beaches. There is also a chance to escape the hectic atmosphere they have on Phi Phi beach and Cape Laem Phra Nang. Surat Thani has an airport and railway station, but there is no airport and railway on Koh Lanta, sou you have to travel by bus/van or ferry/speedboat.
    • Book bus tickets/taxi from Surat Thani to Krabi online on 12go.asia icon-external-link-square or Baolau icon-external-link-square

 From Surat Thani to Koh Lanta you can travel by minivan, bus or ferry.

    • Travel distance from Surat Thani to Koh Lanta is about 220 km by land (by bus, minivan). If you want to get directly to Koh Lanta from Surat Thani town, you have to travel by van/tourist bus or you can use private transfer-taxi. The best and fastest way how to get to Koh Lanta from Surat Thani is to travel by van/minivan. Travel time is about 5.5 hours and tickets cost about $17-22/pp. Another option is to travel via Krabi by bus/van + ferry/speedboat. It is a good way if you want to visit Krabi, because there are a few ferries and boats from Krabi to Koh Lanta. So you can take a bus/minivan from Surat Thani (town, airport, railway station) to Krabi and then you can travel by ferry to Koh Lanta. It is not possible to travel by train to Koh Lanta, there is no railway, the closest railway station is in Trang (about 115 km from Koh Lanta). You can take a train from Surat Thani to Trang and from Trang you can travel by van or ferry to Koh Lanta. Search and book bus tickets or car from Surat Thani to Koh Lanta and tickets via Krabi online. From Koh Lanta you can also travel by ferry to Koh Lipe, travel time is about 2-3 hours.

How do I get from Surat Thani to Koh Lanta?


1. VAN/BUS from Surat Thani to Koh Lanta

    • there are some buses and minivans from Surat Thani to Koh Lanta
    • travel by bus or minivan to Koh Lanta from Surat Thani takes about 5.5-6 hours
    • modern, fast, comfortable, air-conditioned buses or minivans (Phantip 1970)
    • buses and vans depart from the Surat Thani town or from the railway station
    • price of the bus ticket from Surat Thani to Koh Lanta is about $17-22/pp
    • come to departure site at least 30 min before departure, read the information on 12go.asia
    • e-tickets to Koh Lanta in your phone are acceptable
    • it is also possible to book vehicle/car/minivan for up to 9 passengers
    • Book and buy bus tickets from Surat Thani to Koh Lanta online on 12go.asia icon-external-link-square or Baolau icon-external-link-square
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Bus or minivan from Surat Thani to Koh Lanta, operated by Phantip 1970 (photo: 12go.asia).


2. BUS + FERRY from Surat Thani to Koh Lanta (via Krabi)

    • a popular travel route if you want to visit Krabi
    • Krabi is a large tourist place and also the most important transport hub in the south
    • there are various buses and minivans from Surat Thani town to Krabi
    • + a few ferries and speedboats from Krabi to Koh Lanta
    • travel by minivan/bus+ferry from Surat Thani to Koh Lanta (via Krabi) takes about 5-8 hours
    • price of the van+ferry ticket from Surat Thani to Koh Lanta (via Krabi) is totally about $24-60/pp
    • boats and ferries from Krabi to Koh Lanta run only in the tourist season (October – April)
    • read carefully the information before and after you book your tickets
    • Book and buy bus+ferry tickets from Surat Thani to Koh Lanta (via Krabi) on 12go.asia icon-external-link-square or Baolau icon-external-link-square
    • You can serach and book another tickets, Surat Thani to Krabi, Krabi to Koh Lanta…
    • you can read this article: How to get from Krabi to Koh Lanta?
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Ferry of Ao Nang Travel and Tour from Krabi to Koh Lanta (photo: 12go.asia).


3. PRIVATE TAXI from Surat Thani to Koh Lanta

    • the most comfortable way of transport from Surat Thani to Koh Lanta
    • travel by private taxi or vehicle/ar from Surat Thani to Koh Lanta takes about 2-3 hours
    • taxi companies from Surat Thani to Krabi: Ramon Transport, Mr Toon, Phantip Charter, Andaman taxis…
    • if you are traveling in a group of people – it is a good option, you can book minivan for up to 9 passengers
    • price of the whole private vehicle or minivan  is about $140-160 (car for 4-5 or van for up to 9 passengers)
    • there are also private taxis from Surat Thani Airport to Koh Lanta (+ hotel transfer on Koh Lanta)
    • Book your private taxi from Surat Thani to Koh Lanta online on 12go.asia icon-external-link-square
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Private car/taxi from Surat Thani to Koh Lanta by Andaman Taxis (photo: 12go.asia).


icon-info-circle Faqs – Travel route from Surat Thani to Koh Lanta:

How to book and buy bus/ferry tickets from Surat Thani to Koh Lanta?

    • You can book and buy tickets from Surat Thani to Koh Lanta on 12go.asia or Baolau.
    • it is possible to search and book another travel route, e.g. Krabi to Koh Lanta

How long does it take to get from Surat Thani to Koh Lanta?

    • Travel by bus/minivan from Surat Thani to Koh Lanta takes about 5.5-6 hours.
    • Travel by private taxi/car from Surat Thani to Koh Lanta takes about 5-5.5 hours.
    • Travel by bus+ferry from Surat Thani to Koh Lanta (via Krabi) takes about 5-8 hours.

What is the travel distance from Surat Thani to Koh Lanta?

How much does it cost to travel from Surat Thani to Koh Lanta?

    • Travel by bus/minivan from Surat Thani to Koh Lanta costs about $17-22/pp.
    • Travel by private taxi/car from Surat Thani to Koh Lanta costs about $140-160/car.
    • Travel by bus+ferry from Surat Thani to Koh Lanta (via Krabi) costs about $24-60/pp.

Is it possible to book a private taxi from Surat Thani to Koh Lanta?

    • Yes, you can book your private car/taxi to Koh Lanta easily online. There are various types of cars, minivans + vans for up to 9 passengers.

Is it possible to travel by train from Surat Thani to Koh Lanta?

    • No, it is not possible to travel by train from Surat Thani to Koh Lanta, because there is no railway on Koh Lanta. The closest railway station is in Trang, it is about 120 km from Koh Lanta. It is possible to travel by train from Surat Thani to Trang and from Trang you can travel by van/ferry to Koh Lanta. But it is better to travel via Krabi.

Is there a flight from Surat Thani to Koh Lanta?

    • No, there are no direct flights between Surat Thani and Koh Lanta, it is not possible to travel by plane. Koh Lanta has no airport, the closest airport is in Krabi.

Where to travel from Koh Lanta?

    • You can travel to various islands in southern Thailand, e.g. to Koh Phi Phi (top tourist place) or you can take a ferry/speedboat to Koh Lipe. Koh Lipe is a good option if you want to travel to Malaysia, because from Koh Lipe you can take a ferry to Langkawi.

Where to search and book hotel/resort on Koh Lanta?

    • You can find various resorts or cheap guesthouses on Koh Lanta, there are also luxury tourist resorts.
    • Check this best reviewed resorts/hotels: Book your resort/hotel on Koh Lanta

Bus – Minivan Schedule / Timetable – Surat Thani to Koh Lanta + Tickets:

FULL UPDATED SCHEDULE – CLICK HERE

Bus/Van Schedule - Surat Thani to Koh Lanta

Departs in Surat Thani

Arrival in Koh Lanta

Phantip 1970 (Van)

08:30

14:00

Phantip 1970 (Van)

09:30

15:00

Phantip 1970 (Van)

10:30

16:00

Phantip 1970 (Van)

11:30

17:00

Phantip 1970 (Van)

12:30

18:00

Phantip 1970 (Bus)

08:00 (Train station)

14:30

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Koh Lanta has various nice beaches, like another islands in Thailand.
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The most comfortable way how to reach Koh Lanta from Surat Thani is to travel by bus.


icon-arrow-circle-right Book van+ferry tickets or taxi from Surat Thani to Koh Lanta + Schedule:

(You can also book another tickets, e.g. Surat Thani to Krabi, Krabi to Koh Lanta…)

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