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07:30
Surat Thani Train Station
4h 30m bus ride in Standard AC
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12:00
Phuket Bus Terminal 2
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Surat Thani Town
5h bus ride in Standard AC
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12:00
Phuket Bus Terminal 2
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Surat Thani Town
5h 30m bus ride in Standard AC
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Phuket Bus Terminal 2
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From Surat Thani Train Station to Phuket by Buses

1 trips
4h 30m +
Instant Recommended
07:30
Surat Thani Train Station
4h 30m bus ride in Standard AC
4.3
12:00
Phuket Bus Terminal 2
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Surat Thani to Phuket Schedule

Surat Thani to Phuket Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Phantip Charter Van 9pax 00:00 - 04:00฿ 6,050
PGS Comfort 00:00 - 04:00฿ 5,390
Phuket Transfer Travel Andaman Economy 00:00 - 04:00฿ 4,180
Andaman Taxis Comfort 00:00 - 03:45฿ 4,730
Phantip 1970 Standard AC 07:00 - 12:00฿ 195
Phantip 1970 Regional 14pax 08:00 - 12:00฿ 250
Phantip 1970 Standard AC 11:30 - 17:00฿ 195
Phantip 1970 Standard AC 13:30 - 18:00฿ 195
Phantip 1970 Standard AC 15:30 - 20:00฿ 195
Phantip 1970 Regional 14pax 16:00 - 20:00฿ 250
Phantip 1970 Regional 14pax 18:00 - 22:00฿ 250

Surat Thani to Phuket destination reviews

3.1
170 customer reviews
5
19%
4
28%
3
21%
2
13%
1
19%
68% of 170 travelers were presumably happy with this destination
LB
4
bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970, Aug 19, 2019
Everything went smooth! Good Value :)
FH
3
bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970, Aug 7, 2019
The bus was postponed by two hours, fortunately we were informed the day before. Other than that it went smoothly
PJ
4
bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970, Aug 7, 2019
We came expected chaos - which it was, but seemed organised and we were led to our bus without too much trouble. Great trip once onboard, comfortable coach if a little old and and informative staff. Good to have a rest stop a little over halfway for some great food and a toilet break. Less than 30 mins delayed arrival. Can’t complain!
JM
5
bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970, May 6, 2019
The departure was not clearly marked but people helped to show us where to stand. We had someone unofficially point out where the bus departure spot was. It would be helpful to have that noted somewhere. The ride was comfortable and stopped in a great place to eat for 20 minutes. Well worth the stop for delicious soup!
LP
4
van Regional 14pax, Phantip 1970, Apr 30, 2019
Despite our low expectations, it was a very enjoyable ride with a stop at a local food market. Definitely worth it for the price,
DS
3
van Regional 14pax, Phantip 1970, Mar 18, 2019
Once o arrived they told me that there is no 9am bus so I waited until 10. Once it came the ride was a bit bumpy I'm some areas but I had a good driver and it seemed fairly quick. It was a small bus and was cramped in the back so bad that I had to ride with my arms/shoulders forward. If money is an issue then it is worth it but I would most likely take one again, maybe a larger bus.
BP
5
bus AC Seater, Phantip 1970, Mar 17, 2019
Very helpful and a comfortable ride, great air conditioning.
KK
4
van Regional 14pax, Phantip 1970, Feb 17, 2019
Prelude. One cannot judge a 3rd world country too much for its lack of efficiency in transportation. A small story on timing. I had a mini van from Surat Thani to Phuket booked through 12go, the van was booked to depart at 12pm and arrive at 4pm. I arrived at 10:30am and asked if I can be placed in the next van which is scheduled to leave at 11am. They said it was fine without any charge, yey! After some wait, the van arrived at 11:40am. Fine, still under 12, right? We departed promptly. Air conditioning was enough. After some stops we got all the people along with random cargo which the driver was delivering to some businesses. So technically, not only were they delivering people, they were also delivering packages to people? Note that these vans are not meant for almost any baggage space. The major thing is that we arrived at around 5:10pm. So not only was it later than the original 4pm arrival time, but it was 2 hours late for the 11am's trip. So yes, be prepared for major delays and sardine like atmosphere. I just wonder if I took the 11:30am-5:30pm bus, would it have taken longer? Definitely more space, but maybe at the expense of conditioning? Good luck in your travels!
MR
2
van Regional 14pax, Phantip 1970, Feb 16, 2019
the van left with a 35 minute delay, the driver loaded goods on the street for which the van was very full and uncomfortable
FM
3
van Regional 14pax, Phantip 1970, Jan 17, 2019
Downside is that there is very little legroom, my husband is very long and could barely put his legs down, unpleasant ......... advice seat choice. We were very satisfied with the driver, he drove safely and well.
CS
5
bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970, Sep 4, 2018
My family and I used the bus service from Suatthani to Phuket, it was well organised and on time
PS
5
charter Economy, Phuket Transfer Travel Andaman, Aug 14, 2019
Great cab driver!
EF
5
bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970, Mar 5, 2019
Nice clean bus with AC and arrived on time.
EB
5
bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970, Oct 16, 2018
Nice trip and Everything worked as planned.

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How to get from Surat Thani to Phuket by Bus

Taking a bus to get from Surat Thani to Phuket is a safe, comfortable and less-expensive alternative for travelling this route. To popular destinations, bus companies operate multiple trips per day, often round the clock at 30-60 minute intervals. Toless travelled 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 Surat Thani to Phuket tickets. When travelling 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 Surat Thani to Phuket?

Travelling by bus, the distance from Surat Thani to Phuket 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 Surat Thani to Phuket by Bus?

The estimate travel time from Surat Thani to Phuket is about 4h 30m. Note that travelling by bus is slower compared to driving your own car or getting a taxi. Depending on the departure time congestion between Surat Thani and Phuket 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 a type of a 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 Surat Thani to Phuket by Bus?

The ticket price from Surat Thani to Phuket 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.

Surat Thani to Phuket timetable

To help you plan your trip, here is the Surat Thani to Phuket timetable of bus departure and arrival times.

Best Rated Companies for this Route

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