Buses from Bangkok to Koh Lanta

Buses from Bangkok to Koh Lanta

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Bangkok to Koh Lanta Bus Schedule

Bangkok to Koh Lanta Bus Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Glassflower Luxury VIP Van 9pax Any time฿ 23,125
Sapthaweephol Tour and Travel Bus + Van 19:00 - 12:00฿ 1,320

Transportation from Bangkok to Koh Lanta

Facts about the bus from Bangkok to Koh Lanta

Cheapest Bus$36
Fastest Bus15h 30m
Earliest Bus6:30 PM
Latest Bus7:00 PM
Daily Bus Routes5
Distance650 kilometers
Bus CompaniesBangkok Travel Plus, Montanatip, Nara Travel, Sapthaweephol Tour and Travel

Bangkok to Koh Lanta Destination Reviews

Ride was actually 21h long, bc they work with another company for the last bit, and they won’t wait for you if your bus happen to be late.
Bus Express, Montanatip (Montanatip), May 14, 2023
I have taken many bus trips across Thailand and they have all been very good, and I also accept that due to Covid select routes and or times have changed due to lack of demand, but what is not really acceptable is that a bus trip that should take and is advertised at around 15 hours(still longer then it used to BTW), now takes more then 20, and apparently this is the time it takes now, for some reason the listing has not been updated, nor does it show any connections (I had to take 4 to get to my destination, There was also NO water or snack provided on the Bus, this is the norm for long distance coaches, they usually provide a small bottle water and a little biscuit or cake, we had 1 x 30 minute stop around 6 hours in where we could eat/bathroom stop etc, the first change over was around 11 hours but there was nowhere to buy something to eat, no big deal but we hung around for about 45 minutes before being driven to the next stop and then dropped off, was able to buy something at the supermarket, but then had to wait 2hours for a connection to another bus station, wait there for another hour before ANOTHER bus connection, then get dropped off at the port or pay another 200Baht to be driven 3km by the bus to my hotel, I have done this route in the past, and it has NEVER been so long or confusing, I was driven half way down the opposite side of the country before being driven BACK across it, anyone taking a Bangkok to Koh Lanta Bus, DO NOT DO IT!!! instead get a Bangkok to Krabi Bus station (11hrs average depending on the company) and then buy a Krabi to Koh Lanta bus (2Hrs) it will probably save 6-12 hours in transfers and wait times at the current travel times, I will keep bussing it because I know that not all companies are operating at this level, but just fair warning to others, Montanatip probably best to stay away from unless the route is Direct (Probably best to check as well)
Bus Express, Montanatip (Montanatip), Mar 12, 2022
46 customer reviews

How to get from Bangkok to Koh Lanta by Bus

Taking a bus to get from Bangkok to Koh Lanta is a safe, comfortable and less expensive alternative for traveling this route. To popular destinations, bus companies operate multiple trips per day, often round the clock at 30-60 minute intervals. To less traveled destinations, there may be only 1 scheduled trip a day. The most common bus types are non-air-conditioned, air-conditioned, and premium buses.

It is best to reserve your tickets at least a few days ahead of your travel date. Check our list of bus companies available for online booking offering Bangkok to Koh Lanta tickets. When traveling on weekends and holidays it is recommended to reserve tickets much earlier due to higher numbers of travelers, both vacation-makers and urban workers returning home to their provincial home.

How far is it from Bangkok to Koh Lanta?

Traveling by bus, the distance from Bangkok to Koh Lanta depends on the route taken. Most bus companies travel via expressways or tollways. This may not necessarily be the shortest route but it is the fastest one as normally there is less traffic and no traffic lights.

To get to certain island destinations which are not connected to the mainland by a bridge, buses board large car ferries. Passengers are usually asked to get off the bus, but there is no need to take your luggage from the bus. The travel distance from port to port is added to the total distance.

How long does it take to get from Bangkok to Koh Lanta by Bus?

The estimate travel time from Bangkok to Koh Lanta is about 15h 30m. Note that traveling by bus is slower compared to driving your own car or getting a taxi. Depending on the departure time congestion between Bangkok and Koh Lanta may differ greatly There is usually more traffic between morning until afternoon during weekdays than during weekends.

Another important factor that may affect travel time is the type of bus. Premium or VIP buses are usually faster as they use motorways and call to fewer bus stations (if any) en route. Buses normally make short 10-30-minute breaks after a few hours of continuous travel to allow passengers use bathrooms, stock up on munchies and let bus attendants and the driver have rest.

Some premium buses have onboard toilets and the second driver. Nevertheless, usually they still make en route stops for a quick lunch or fuel refill.

How much does it cost to get from Bangkok to Koh Lanta by Bus?

The ticket price from Bangkok to Koh Lanta can vary depending on the type of buses you choose. For a less expensive ticket consider non-air-conditioned or ordinary buses. Premium or luxury buses are more expensive but you can expect more comfort and some additional services like phone charging ports, personal entertainment system screens and toilets.

Bangkok to Koh Lanta timetable

To help you plan your trip, here is the Bangkok to Koh Lanta timetable of bus departure and arrival times.

Best Rated Companies for this Route

Bus companies differ a lot in quality and service they provide. When choosing a bus company for you travels, do some basic research before you buy your tickets.

Safety is one of the most important aspects to consider. We also recommend you checking reviews on overall service quality of the bus companies serving this route.

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