About Phantip 1970

Company Information

Phantip Travel is a licensed transportation operator from Surat Thani province, Thailand. The company was founded in the beginning of 1970s, hence the name.

The company provides transfer services all over the South of Thailand.

Phantip offers combination packages and joint tickets for hassle-free transportation between destinations which are not served by direct options. These include, e.g. Bangkok to Koh Phangan joint train or bus & ferry tickets or, say, Krabi to Bangkok bus & train combinations.

Phantip’s bus fleet is one of the largest in the country. It consists of over 800 vehicles and is constantly expanding.

The company’s main headquarters is located in Surat Thani and they also have Koh Samui and Phuket branches.

Routes served by Phantip 1970

Phantip Travel services a wide range of destinations in the Thai South. They include both destinations on the mainland – Hat Yai, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Krabi, Railay Beach, Surat Thani, Khao Sok, and islands – Koh Samui, Koh Phangan, Koh Tao, Phuket, Koh Lanta, Koh Phi Phi and more.

Some of Phantip 1970’s most popular routes are listed below.

Surat Thani to Khao Sok

Phantip buses are arguably the most convenient way to get to Khao Sok National Park in Surat Thani province if you are travelling on your own without a package tour.

The duration of the trip is about 2 hours 30 minutes and there are hourly departures between 7 am and 4 pm in each direction with an option to choose Surat Thani Town, Surat Thani Train Station or Surat Thani Airport as your destination or starting point.

Surat Thani to Koh Samui and Koh Phangan

Phantip 1970 offers bus & ferry transfers to the islands of the Gulf:

In case of a combination ticket the connection is managed by the company but you still have to make sure you get all tickets or receipts for all connecting trips when booking packaged solutions with advanced payment. If you fail to produce a ferry ticket for your connecting ride, you may be refused transportation.
In Surat Thani, there are several pick up points, and that comes very handy no matter whether you arrive from Bangkok to Surat Thani by plane, by train, by bus or have spent the night in the city.

Note that Phantip joint ticket prices for ferry transfers from Surat Thani to Koh Samui and Koh Phangan vary depending on your pick up point – there is about THB150-180 difference between Surat Thani Town and Surat Thani Airport pick up.

Similarly, travelling to Koh Phangan is normally THB100 more expensive than to Koh Samui.

Surat Thani and islands of the Gulf to destinations on the Andaman Coast

Phantip 1970 operate reasonably priced bus service between Surat Thani and

The ride takes 3 and 5 hours respectively.

There are also transfers between Phuket and

All of these are a solid budget choice.

Other minor destinations

The company also offers transfers between minor towns within Surat Thani province including Khanom, Baang Sawan and some others. These departures take off from Surat Thani Talad Kaset 2 (minivan terminal).

Phantip Ferry & Bus Booking

Phantip Travel tickets can be booked online or directly at the company’s offices.
Booking online is straightforward with instant confirmation.
Tickets to all destinations are very affordable.

Phantip Travel Reviews – Useful Tips

  1. Being among the first on the market, Phantip offers a great choice of routes, has a large fleet and puts a lot of effort to make your journey safe and comfortable.

  2. That said, delays may happen and some travellers complain of reckless driving and driving at extremely high speed – this is a common issue with many operators in Thailand though currently the authorities are trying to apply a stricter control over the operators.

  3. Phantip ferry reviews tend to be on the positive side. Ferries are kept in good condition and the staff insists on passengers wearing life vests. Yet as Phantip uses medium-sized ferries, when the sea is mossy, it is a good idea to have your medication at hand if you are prone to seasickness.

  4. Do check your destination before the ride. As the company has several stops within the same location, e.g. Surat Thani Town, Surat Thani Train Station or Surat Thani Airport, do remind the ride attendant where you are heading. Similarly, when buying your ticket, make sure you are going to be picked up at the destination you want to be picked up.

  5. To get most of your trip, stay realistic – Phantip 1970 services are definitely a fair deal for a fair price.

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Khao Sok - Surat Thani Airport
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Khao Sok - Surat Thani Town
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Koh Phangan - Koh Phi Phi
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Koh Phangan - Krabi
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Koh Phangan - Surat Thani Airport
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Koh Phi Phi - Phuket
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Koh Samui - Phuket
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Koh Samui - Surat Thani Airport
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Krabi - Surat Thani Town
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Krabi - Surat Thani Train Station
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Phuket - Koh Phangan
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Surat Thani Airport - Khao Sok
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Surat Thani Airport - Koh Phangan
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Surat Thani Town - Khao Sok
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Surat Thani Town - Krabi
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Surat Thani Train Station - Khao Sok
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Surat Thani Train Station - Koh Phangan
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Surat Thani Train Station - Koh Samui
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Phantip 1970 Company Reviews

IJ
van Regional 14pax, Phantip 1970, Mar 25, 2020
Everything was o.k.
UL
Bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970, Mar 25, 2020
Alle Verbindungen haben prima funktioniert, wir waren sehr zufrieden
LK
Bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970, Mar 24, 2020
Fähre war zwar etwas alt aber dennoch komfortabel. Die Busfahrt war etwas chaotisch da sie überbucht waren, dh.dass wir mehrfach umsteigen mussten, erst in einen großen Bus, dann in einen kleineren Minibus, nach 1 std. dann in den eigentlichen Minibus nach Phuket. Dieser letzte Minibus war vollbesetzt und somit ehr eng und unbequem. Alles in allem war die Fahrt zwar pünktlich in Phuket aber nochmal würden wir sie nicht machen.
SR
Bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970, Mar 24, 2020
The van was on Times baut the driver was to fast. At some times i was a bit afraid of a accident.
LA
van VIP, Phantip 1970, Mar 24, 2020
Everything went great. But the ferry was slooooow.
CM
Bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970, Mar 22, 2020
All in all a quite comfortabel Trip, pick up and arival within the estimated time range. The only thing missing have been some and clear and understandable instructions about which Bus to take from Phuket town and where to get off the bus. It has been stopping two times already before reaching the ferry to Koh Samui. Some people were leaving the Bus already during that stops while there had been no announcements or advices at all which passengers should leave the bus. So many passengers were confused ...
PK
Bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970, Mar 22, 2020
Брали трип Самуи - а/п Сураттхани. У этого оператора все как по нотам. Приехали в отель четко по времени, доставили на свой автовокзал, обменяли ваучер на билеты, наклеили наклейки на одежду для распознания кто куда едет, посадили всех в большой автобус и отправились на паром. Паром компании Seatran. Есть палуба с кондиционером, есть полуоткрытая под крышей, т.е. в тени, но на воздухе. По прибытии на пирс Сетран в Сураттхани пересадили в автобус идущий в аэропорт, багаж уже стоял возле автобуса, т.к. при посадке на Самуи его складывали в багажное отделение в зависимости от того, кто куда едет. В аэропорт автобус пришел как и указано в расписании. Так что в плане организации трансфера все круто.
ML
Bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970, Mar 22, 2020
Bateau vieux et sale Conditions d embarquement et de débarquement deplorables. A l'aller comme au retour nous sommes tombés en panne sur la route entre le bateau et l'avion;
K
Bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970, Mar 22, 2020
Except for one small mistake - putting me in wrong bus (find oit about mistake and corrected after 45min) - all other things were fine. Bus was comfortable, price was good. Be prepered for earlier pick up from hostel - mine was 25min earlier so keep it in mind when travel.
AV
Bus Minivan, Phantip 1970, Mar 22, 2020
The place where we had to go to was easy to find and our names were on the list. We had a good journey.
RN
Bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970, Mar 21, 2020
We shoud be picked up at the hotel, but nobody came, so we had to transfer to the pier by taxi. There was some lady which gave us our tickets after contacting the company support. Next thing is that we had booked a transport to Phuket bus station, but the driver stopped somewhere earlier, some guy walked into the bus and told everybody that he will transport us to the hotel for 200 bath per person. We have followed him to his office where some other guy wanted to trick us by paying him more money. After that all people there were very rude. I really do not recommend this company.
DS
Bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970, Mar 20, 2020
The drivers should have given the customers comfort breaks while on route
YL
Bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970, Mar 19, 2020
It was even faster than last time I booked the similar trip. Everything was perfect! I was picked up just in 5 minutes I took my baggage in the airport, than I was boarded on a ferry immediately after our bus arrived in the port. And it took only 3 minutes before I picked up with a minivan that brought me to the door of my villa. That's not exaggerating! Literally each transfer took a few minutes. Super great service of Phantip and, of course, 12go! Guys, I love you all ❤️
YD
Bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970, Mar 19, 2020
good
DM
van Regional 14pax, Phantip 1970, Mar 18, 2020
Says that all connections included and drop off at any hotel in Phuket, but had to pay 600 bhat for taxi from bus station to Karon beach.
PR
Bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970, Mar 18, 2020
We had quite a good over all experience. The bus was new and comfortable. The service at the airport was friendly. The trip safe and on time. Actually we where supposed to go two hours later, but we where put on the earlier bus, which was fine with us. Just the busdriver was very inpolite and not speaking proper english. There was an intermediate stop, where some of the passengers had to change the bus. He was shouting something in Thai and maybe but not understandable for us in English. So all Farang where getting of the bus a bit confused. We tried to ask but he won't answer. He pulled out the luggage of those people that had to change just throwing it in the dirt. Finally when I asked for my backpack he wanted to see my ticket. As it was for the ongoing ride he chased me back in the bus again. Never experienced such unfriendlyness in Thailand in 25 years.
LT
van Regional 14pax, Phantip 1970, Mar 17, 2020
Die Fähre hat zu spät abgelegt, das Office war nicht am Pier und nur sehr schwer zu finden, der Bus hatte kein Klo und es war alles sehr unprofessionell. Es gab nur eine Pause. Auch der Shuttle ans Hostel hat nur mit viel Reden und Glück funktioniert. Die Veranstalter wollten dass wir den Shurtel bezahlen obwohl wir das beim Buchen schon getan haben.
LB
van Regional 14pax, Phantip 1970, Mar 16, 2020
Der Van welcher uns von Koh Lanta nach Krabi brachte war nicht ausreichend klimatisiert und die Beinfreiheit Grenzwertüberschreitungen. Nachdem die Innentemperatur die 40 Grad erreicht hatte und ich das Fenster öffnete stoppte der Fahrer und schon das Fenster von außen wieder und beließ die Fahrgäste bei fast unerträglicher Hitze. Der zweite Transport von Krabi nach Surat Thani hat dafür das Prädikat hervorragend verdient: professioneller Fahrer, funktionierende Klimaanlage und ausreichend Beinfreiheit.
KI
Bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970, Mar 15, 2020
Все прошло отлично) Сервис супер)
FV
Bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970, Mar 14, 2020
Très bien organisé, un van nous a pris dès l'arrivée du train, puis transfert vers le quai du ferry. Ferry assez rapide.
NT
Bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970, Mar 13, 2020
Great! The ferry and also the bus from Surat Thani harbour was on time. We arrived 5 minutes after the estimated time. Bus was air conditioned and lazy, we did not stopped in the center of Surat Thani. I would recommend for others. Mobile Ticket is accepted! Go with the *.pdf Ticket to the counter at the harbour and show it. You will get a printed ticket for the ferry. In the bus you have to show it again from your mobile phone and that's all. Thanks for travelling.
CD
Bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970, Mar 13, 2020
Horaires parfaitement respectés, très bonne organisation. Seul bémol le ferry est vraiment vieillot et sale.
GR
Bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970, Mar 12, 2020
La réservation facile. L’opérateur nous a contacté le jour avant. La procédure de Check in facile et Le suivi entre le ferry et le bus se sont parfaitement déroulé. Des moyens de transports suffisamment confortable pour le temps que nous y avons passé. Bref. C’était nickel.
JP
Bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970, Mar 12, 2020
Todo muy bien. Excepto la chica de atención en chek in de RAJA FERRY fue muy impaciente y mal educada. Los tickets para el bus decían Ferry, o estaba claro. Al pedirle que me explique nos hablo muy mal.
FA
Bus Minivan, Phantip 1970, Mar 11, 2020
Départ avec 50mn de retard, et le chauffeur un véritable fangio (fast and furious)
TG
Bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970, Mar 11, 2020
We had to change the vehicle 3 Times at Different Spots. That should be handled better. The First driver was bad mannered and slightly aggressive. The Other two driver were nice but couldnt speak a Single wird in english. We Paid 100 baht each to get to our hotel, which he couldnt find and we walked the Last Metres over the main street with 2 baggages. We arrived one hour later than expected.
LM
Bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970, Mar 11, 2020
Long waiting time between ferry and bus.
SA
van Regional 14pax, Phantip 1970, Mar 11, 2020
Overall it was good and all worked out just fine. Though would have liked more explanations about the journey- how long is ferry ride, bus ride etc... we never knew what’s next step... should have more detailed explanation on booking site..
DS
Bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970, Mar 11, 2020
Le bus était archi bondé avec des valises à bord car il n'y avait pas de place dans le coffre car ce n'était pas un grand bus.
MS
Bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970, Mar 11, 2020
Все в принципе хорошо, но паром Раджа отчалил только в 0820. В общем приехали в аэропорт на 30 минут позже, имейте ввиду.
AO
Bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970, Mar 10, 2020
Отлично все организованно. Четко и понятно
YM
van Regional 14pax, Phantip 1970, Mar 9, 2020
Driver was stopping several times to pick up any packages/items and so on, his way of driving was kind of „special“, all in all it was ok.
NN
Bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970, Mar 9, 2020
Had a bit of a delay at the station and no one was keeping us updated. Was really strange when we had to change buses in the middle of the trip. the second driver did not seem very friendly. But got to the end location in one piece. Prices were pretty cheap.
AM
Bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970, Mar 8, 2020
The RAJA Ferry from Kho Phangan was OK. Quite old ferry also for cars with extremly dirty exhaust gases. The bus to the train station was a bit chaotic, but it worked out for us very well, as we got a direct transfer. But there have been other people, woh had to wait longer and arrived much later at the train station. So plan enough time for this trip!
PG
Bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970, Mar 7, 2020
It started on time, it was faster than it was written, and there wasn’t hotel drop off -officially- but the driver took us there. Thank you.
VV
Bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970, Mar 7, 2020
the bus is canceled, we took another bus and we arrived late in Surat Thani
PK
van Regional 14pax, Phantip 1970, Mar 6, 2020
Все круто и супер по времени. Но последний переезд после парома был на тук туке, где багаж везут вверху. Еще на станции женщина сказала, что по адресу наш отель в Краби не найдет, давай фото отеля или телефон, чего не было. Странный подход, я ей даже на мапс ми показывала, где он. В итоге она сама нашла фото в интернете, и сказала, что поняла. Нет слов))
RL
Bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970, Mar 6, 2020
It was not a big bus, but a public van. Van was old and little broken. But price was good.
LR
van Regional 14pax, Phantip 1970, Mar 6, 2020
Arrived over an hour early - all transfers were seamless
LL
Bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970, Mar 5, 2020
Der Nachtzug aus Bangkok hatte 90 Minuten Verspätung. Trotzdem mussten wir nur 5 Minuten warten, bis der Bus Richtung Phuket losging. Der Bus war ziemlich abgerockt, nichtsdestotrotz waren die 4 Stunden Fahrt mit einer kurzen Pause ok. ABER: kurz vor Phuket fragte der Schaffner, zu welchem Strand wir wollten. Allerdings wurden wir nicht dorthin gebracht, sondern nach wenigen Minuten mitten im Nirgendwo bei einem Minibus-Anbieter ziemlich energisch aus dem Bus komplementiert. Dort mussten wir noch einmal 200 Baht pro Person für den Minibus zum Patong zahlen. Was blieb uns übrig?? Mangels Alternativen waren wir dem quasi hilflos ausgesetzt, was sich ziemlich nach Verarsche und Abzocke anfühlte. Anschließend fuhren wir weitere 90 Minuten zu diversen Hotels und letztendlich nach Patong. Beim nächsten Mal fahren wir weiter bis zum Busbahnhof in Phuket Town und suchen uns ein Taxi
SP
Bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970, Mar 5, 2020
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KR
van Minivan, Phantip 1970, Mar 5, 2020
The trip operator was a different one than indicated when I bought my ticket, and I booked a van transfer, but the van only took me from Ao Nang to Krabi town, where I had to transfer to a different bus. The van smelled bad, there were bags piled up and squeezed into every possible place between seats, and the driver was terrible. He was super rude and a terrible driver. He chucked bags around with no care and threw a suitcase on my leg at one point. When someone made a comment about how he was handling the bags he literally said “I don’t care. They’re you’re bags not mine.” He drove extremely fast and made quick turns and stops carelessly, bumping us all around and making me feel sick. The bus driver was nicer, and a better driver, but the bus was old and the seats were dirty and uncomfortable.
KF
van Regional 14pax, Phantip 1970, Mar 5, 2020
Great staff!
GB
Bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970, Mar 4, 2020
Good
BR
van Regional 14pax, Phantip 1970, Mar 4, 2020
For tall people the minivan is too cramped and uncomfortable.
SL
Bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970, Mar 4, 2020
Si
AM
Bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970, Mar 4, 2020
The air conditioning vents need to be fized. Other than that it was very good.
JP
Bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970, Mar 4, 2020
Everything was fine, except a 30 minutes delay in reaching Phuket
CM
Bus Minivan, Phantip 1970, Mar 3, 2020
Excellent service and helped us figure out any issues we had.
LB
Bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970, Mar 3, 2020
Fab journey! Ferry left on time and the seats were comfortable! I had a little wait after the ferry arrived for the bus, but it was fine I was in no rush and it meant I could sit by the sea and read my book! The bus journey was good too! The driver was a bit fast but he Was still a good driver. The only thing I would say is the air con wasn’t very strong so the bus got a bit hot towards the end of the journey, but apart from that it was a good journey :)
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Phantip 1970 Stations

Phuket Bus Terminal 2 Surat Thani Town Donsak Seatran Koh Samui Na Thon Koh Samui Koh Samui any hotel Na Thon Koh Samui Pier 3 Krabi Van Terminal Surat Thani Train Station Krabi Sea Pearl Travel Donsak Bus Station Surat Thani Train Station Samui van terminal Ton Sai Pier Koh Phi Phi Surat Thani Town Thong Sala Koh Phangan Khao Sok van station Surat Thani Airport Phang Nga Bus Station Donsak Seatran Hat Yai Bus Station Krabi Bus Terminal Na Thon Koh Samui Songserm Donsak Raja Krabi Town Saladan Pier Surat Thani Bus Terminal Ao Nang any hotel Ao Nam Mao Pier Ao Nang Beach Krabi Ao Nam Mao pier Ratchaprapha Dam Railay Ao Nang Donsak Raja Ferry Saladan Pier Koh Lanta Hotel Transfer Lipa Noi Koh Samui Phuket Bus Terminal 2 Tapee Pier Lomprayah Patong Kata Karon any hotel Phangnga Khao Lak Rassada Pier Hat Yai van terminal Mae Haad Koh Tao Khanom Numchai Pier Surat Thani Town Transfer Donsak Seatran Ferry Samui Van Terminal Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport Thong Sala Songserm