Krung Siam Tour

Company Information

Krung Siam Tour has organised bus transfers across Thailand for over 30 years and are a great option for any visitors wanting to travel from Bangkok to Koh Samui and looking to avoid paying a premium to fly direct.

All the vehicles on these routes have massage seats for every single passenger and personal television sets in the back of seats allowing you to watch TV, listen to music or play games. Or you can, of course, just turn it off and have a nap during the journey.

Routes served by Krung Siam Tour

Krung Siam Tour links Bangkok with Surat Thani in the south, from where you can easily connect with other transport options to travel onward to Koh Samui or Koh Phangan.

There are four departures per day in each direction. Buses leave Bangkok at 08.45, 19.00, 19.30 and 20.00 and all take around nine hours to reach Surat Thani. Travellers can choose between VIP or first class buses, with the price ranging from THB457-711. As mentioned, there are also four services heading to Bangkok every day, leaving Surat Thani at 07.40, 19.00, 19.15 and 19.50, with a journey time of nine hours and with the same priced tickets as above.

Pros

If you're travelling with lots of bags then you might want to consider purchasing the slightly more expensive ticket class, which includes three pieces of luggage. The cheaper tickets only allow you to bring two bags; although you can pay additional fees for any others that you have, this will probably work out more expensive.

Using Krung Siam Tour is a great option if you don't want to fly between Bangkok and Surat Thani and is far quicker and more reliable than a train journey along the same route. Trains across Thailand are normally slow and often late. Plus, onboard Krung Siam Tour services you can enjoy massage seats and personal TV screens, so the journey should fly by!

Krung Siam Tour provides one of the easiest ways of reaching the popular islands of Koh Samui and Koh Phangan from Bangkok. Once you reach Surat Thani there will be countless companies and departures heading to the islands, often including transfers to your hotel.

Cons

For many, the biggest issue with Krung Siam Tour is having to get to Bangkok’s Sai Tai Mai bus terminal, rather than the more accessible Morchit in the north of the city. However, if the buses departed from Morchit instead, this would add a lot more time onto the journey where you would be sitting in Bangkok's notoriously horrendous traffic, so this slight inconvenience is probably worth it.

Keep in mind

If you're a little worried about the safety record of Krung Siam Tour buses, you’ll be pleased to hear that all the buses on these routes have two drivers onboard so they can take it in turns to rest during the long journey. If the drivers are well-rested it lowers the chance of accidents.

As mentioned above, services in Bangkok arrive and depart from Sai Tai Mai bus terminal in the south of the city, not from Morchit!

Travellers reviews

Comfort aboard the buses on these two routes is the major factor that customers are most pleased with when using Krung Siam Tour. Nine hours is a long time to be sitting on a bus, especially if it is travelling through the night, so extras such as the very comfy massage chairs and the personal TV screens really do help improve the trip and make it as comfortable and relaxing as a bus journey can get.

Some customers have mentioned that it would be useful if they could purchase combination tickets taking them all the way to Koh Samui. Unfortunately, Krung Siam Tour does not currently offer this at the moment but there are lots of well-priced options available to you once you arrive in Surat Thani.

Buy Krung Siam Tour Tickets

Bangkok - Surat Thani
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Bus Express XL
19:00
Bus VIP 24 24
19:30
Bus VIP 32
20:00
Surat Thani - Bangkok
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Bus Express XL
19:15
Bus VIP 24 24
19:30
Bus VIP 32
19:00

Krung Siam Tour Company Reviews

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138 customer reviews
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43% of 138 travelers were presumably happy with this destination
FE
5
bus VIP 24, Krung Siam Tour, Apr 27, 2019
Very comfortable and with movies in English on the tablet. AC was cold as expected, but blankets was provided and we brought long pants and a jumper.
ER
4
bus VIP, Krung Siam Tour, Apr 27, 2019
The staff were excellent. The break however we not clear on what we were entitled to eat. At the end we got to know we could eat the buffet available. Ear phones were not of good quality. We were stored at a point where nothing we available and so we did not have any choice but to accept what was available to travel to Koh Samui. Maybe a tie up with the driver??
JA
4
bus VIP, Krung Siam Tour, Apr 19, 2019
Good Bus! Has toilets and Air Conditioning. Seats recline almost fully into a bed, pillow and blanket are given to you. They also give you snacks (lots) and water. After about 3 hours we stopped for 20 minutes to get some food which was nice. Movies on TV have English movies as well
MS
4
bus VIP 24, Krung Siam Tour, Apr 18, 2019
Great service, would have been even better if there was wifi on the bus. Also we saw a cockroach on board.
MH
4
bus VIP 24, Krung Siam Tour, Mar 27, 2019
We booked until Bangkok Southern Terminal but upon request were dropped off at Khao San Road which saved us a taxi trip at 5 am. Unfortunately, despite being a VIP24 bus, we stopped multiple times to pick up people along the road. Seats on the lower deck were old but clean. Drinks and snacks were provided as well as a clean pillow and towel. We were actually able to sleep most of the trip. The staff did not speak English, but since this is Thailand that's ok, come prepared.
JS
4
bus VIP, Krung Siam Tour, Mar 6, 2019
Comfy bus with personal tv and movie selection. I wished that the steward waited a few minutes before coming by with morning drink and washcloth- we were still waking up and so we missed this opportunity.
AJ
5
bus VIP 24, Krung Siam Tour, Feb 16, 2019
Very comfortable chairs (you can sleep as in bed), we are happy to choose this company!
HL
4
bus VIP 24, Krung Siam Tour, Jan 19, 2019
Very comfortable seats. Nice staff. Dirty toilet. Way too cold onboard the bus with the AC running at full capacity.
SE
4
bus VIP, Krung Siam Tour, Jan 17, 2019
Comfy Bus, english speaking staff. Unfortunately one window was broken and extremely loud during driving.
JF
5
bus VIP, Krung Siam Tour, Dec 1, 2018
we was 10 min late and the bus was waiting. confortable, clean and good staff
LP
2
bus VIP, Krung Siam Tour, Nov 9, 2018
Rained a lot and the driver was driving really fast in bad conditions because of the wet road. Loads of stops for no reason. The seats are confortable and the snack is better not to eat...
SG
3
bus VIP, Krung Siam Tour, Oct 29, 2018
The trip with vip@ krung siam tour was great. The seats are very comfortable. We got a blanket, pillow, sandwich, juice, water and even a free meal at resraurant. Only thing one thing that made me less comfortable about the trip; there was a man on the trip from bangkok who stored our baggage in the bus so I think he works for krung siam tour. At surat thani he said song tau cab will bring us to khanom bus station where a minivan would bring us to khao sok. I told him, we don't want the minivan who charge 250baht for a 2 hour drive, but the public bus for 80baht on a 2,5 hour drive. He told us the mini van price is 390baht and the public bus is 180baht. So we chose the public bus and found out the price on the bus is still 80baht. Also he charged us 260 baht from bus terminal to khanom bus station, but the public bus drives from khanom bus station to the bus terminal where the krung siam tour bus ends. So he ripped us off 2 times, while working for krung siam tour. This had a bitter taste for us at the end of our trip.
KA
4
bus VIP, Krung Siam Tour, Oct 22, 2018
The ride was great, the seats in the VIP bus were very comfortable for sleeping! We arrived in Bangkok ahead of schedule, which is a rarity in Thailand. The bus had personal TVs on each seat, but mine was not working. Bus terminal in Surat Thani is connected by the terminals in the center by public transport. Overall very good experience.
MS
5
bus VIP, Krung Siam Tour, Sep 25, 2018
Very comfortable and arrived to our destination 1 hour earlier. (Bangkok-Suratthani) Only watch out for taxis on terminal which will take you to tour center that you should avoid! Catamaran is really close.
RT
4
bus VIP, Krung Siam Tour, Aug 1, 2018
Very comfortable, we slept really well, the only problem was the food, and that nobody on the bus speaks english.
JK
5
bus VIP, Krung Siam Tour, Jul 16, 2019
Everything allright!
JG
4
bus VIP 24, Krung Siam Tour, May 20, 2019
Good smooth trip
PT
2
bus VIP 24, Krung Siam Tour, Nov 8, 2018
They changed our bus, nothing we could do.

Krung Siam Tour Stations

Southern Terminal Surat Thani