Phantip 1970

Phantip 1970
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Phantip 1970

Quick company Intro
Phantip 1970 is a licensed transportation operator providing transfer services all over the South of Thailand. The company organises combo packages which allow you to move hassle-free between the destinations where no direct options are available, e.g. from Bangkok to Koh Phangan combining train or bus with a ferry or, say, from Krabi to Bangkok via Suratthani combining bus and train.

With over 800 vehicles at their disposal and constantly expanding, Phantip’s fleet is one of the largest in the country. All the vehicles are equipped with a package of amenities to make the journey safe and comfortable.

The company’s main headquarters is located in Suratthani and they also have Koh Samui and Phuket branches. Book tickets online or go directly to the office for detailed information. FYI the second way to get the ticket is cheaper.

Routes served by Phantip 1970

Suratthani–islands of the Gulf

For about 50 years Phantip 1970 has been doing connecting transfers from Suratthani to the islands of the Gulf, including Koh Samui and Koh Phangan.

The company offers pick up from different locations around Suratthani what comes very handy no matter whether you arrive from Bangkok to Suratthani by plane, by train, by bus or have spent the night in the city.

In Suratthani, buses depart from Phantip 1970’s office in the city centre near Talad Kaset 1 Bus Station or from around the car park next to Suratthani Train Station.

Ticket prices for ferry transfers from Suratthani to Koh Samui and Koh Phangan vary depending of your pick up point and are THB280 for Suratthani Town, THB300 for Suratthani train station and THB450 for Suratthani airport if heading further to Koh Samui. Add THB100 if your final destination is Koh Phangan.

Suratthani–Andaman Coast destinations

Phantip 1970 operate reasonaby prices bus service between Suratthani and Phuket. With a handful of departures both from Suratthani town and Suratthani train station they are a solid budget choice. The ride lasts between 4 and 4 and a half hours and costs THB230-250.

Koh Samui–Phuket

Phantip 1970 offers a very convenient bus+ferry link from Phuket to Koh Samui. The whole journey from one coast to the other takes under 8 hours and in reasonably priced at THB500 what makes it an optimal solution if you are on a budget.

Other minor destinations

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

If you are lucky you’ll be treated politely and reach destination safe and sound and in due time.

Another plus of Phantip 1970’s service is that it’s rather affordable.

Most of the bus fleet is rather old and require at least basic maintenance, some doesn’t host a toilet (or it can be simply locked).

As per reviews the number of passengers in need for Wi-Fi on board is increasing but Phantip does not offer this service at the moment.

Delays do happen, so if you are connecting onward, keep that in mind.

Keep in mind
Do check your destination before the ride. As the company has several stops within the same destination, e.g. Suratthani town, Suratthani train station or Suratthani 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.

Make sure to get all tickets or receipts for all connecting trips when booking packaged solutions with advanced payment. If failing to produce a ferry ticket for your connecting ride e.g. from Bangkok to Koh Samui, you may be refused transportation.

What travellers say
There has been issues with indelicate and aggressive staff trying to make profit of disoriented tourists. In case you find yourself in a similar situation, keep calm and report to the company afterwards indicating the route, the date and departure time of your ride.

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.

Despite some negative reviews still there people who stay realistic and consider Phantip 1970 services as a fair deal for a fair price. You must clearly understand that it is not Europe with all its diligence, it’s a question of what you expect from Thai operators.

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November 2017

Lynda, Nov 20, 2017 - Put on a local bus. Had to transfer to another local bus which took a local route stopping along the way. Neither bus had working Aircon. Took nearly 6 hours. Do not buy tickets from 12 go Asia. Buy at train station.
Rkia, Nov 20, 2017 - It was ok. Not more
Syaza, Nov 18, 2017 - Bus was old and there were too many stops, I feel.
Mark, Nov 17, 2017 - We booked for 16.15, but we were early and it was arranged for us that we could take the ride for 15.15. So good service. Ride was also fine. I'm satisfied.
Robert, Nov 15, 2017 - Speed????
Alexander, Nov 15, 2017 - A bit chaotic at the AirPort to find the right bus. Promised departure time was not met. It took some time to get to the pier with the bus.
Vanessa, Nov 14, 2017 - Bus driver was a bit irratic, drove fast amd had to keep slamming on brakes.
Pieter, Nov 13, 2017 - Good service! Everything went Well.
Amy, Nov 13, 2017 - Good service, just on the bus too long and no western toilets at the stop.
Jean-luc, Nov 11, 2017 - Alles ging zéér vlot, goede aansluiting, geen wachttijden ...
Maurice, Nov 11, 2017 - We booked for transport at 16.15. But since our flight was reschuled we arrived at the airport at 13.00. The lady at the desk put us on the 14.00 bus. Very helpful.
Lilian, Nov 11, 2017 - Dropped us 10 min walk from hotel.bus terminal 6 km away so saved us a taxi.
Osseel, Nov 10, 2017 - It was a very good trip.
Laia, Nov 7, 2017 - The service was fine, we got to the van station of Khao Sok fast. Too fast!! The drive was a roller coster. Not comfy since the space inside the van is really small, especially if everyone has its own luggage (wich is the usual). Yet it's a good price for the trip. If you get to the airport with no previous transport reservation the only way to get to Khao Sok is by taxi. 1500 baht aprox. Summarizing: fast and cheap, but narrow. Plus: you might get a crazy driver.
Tom, Nov 7, 2017 - Thai railways as always good but the bus operator drops you at their own compound basically being forced to buy onward travel with them. We were planning to go to Ko Lanta, when arriving at the island the driver asked us for another 100B per couple to drop us near the hotel. 12Go Asia should definitely take a note on this.
Carly, Nov 5, 2017 - Please read full comment. Started off not great, ferry was way less enjoyable than high speed boat taken previously. No bathrooms, very hot and loud tv blaring. After getting off ferry our ticket was checked by 3 people and we were directed onto the bus. Bus driver checked ticket and then so did a lady checking everyone’s ticket. After 2hrs we were told to get off but knew we were not at our destination (everyone else on the bus was though). Turns out we were taken to Surat Thani airport not Krabi. After a little confusion the bus driver was amazing and took us in to the office, lady at the office arranged a small van to take us to the main office in town and bus station. She was amazing. At the main office they already knew our issue and had it resolved, they were so kind and accommodating. Bus picked us up and took us to Krabi, from there they helped us take a taxi to the pier and then long tail boat to Railay. Could not be more appreciative. They were amazing and fixed the issue so well! Thank you!!!
Gabriela, Nov 5, 2017 - the bus left on schedule but nobody informed us what to do in the pier or how to contact the van once we get down to the boat
Andre, Nov 5, 2017 - Journey Started 50 Minutes later, we arrived 1,5 Hour later than Plan. We stopped every few Meter to let people in and out. At the end we Must pay 250 THB each to get a VAN without AC with 5 people to Go to the Hotel. Driver was good and safe. Bus was old.
Mateusz, Nov 5, 2017 - Never again;( bus was late 2h. Very tired after those few hours. Bus stops nowhere near town centre
Richard, Nov 3, 2017 - Train was excellent, but the bus did not go to krabi bus terminal. Instead it went to some parking lot where we had to pay extra for taxi to hotel.
Sarah, Nov 1, 2017 - The entire trip was like a well-oiled machine and we had zero complaints until the very end. We started at Phuket Town Bus Terminal 2 and heading to the SuratThani ‘old town’ bus station. The only problem was at the very end of our bus trip traveling from Phuket Town to Surat Thani...we were dropped off the side of the road instead of the bus station, even though the bus station was only like 5 minutes away. Not sure if the driver of the bus was trying to be helpful in getting us to our accommodations at BUN Hotel, but we would have preferred to be able to reach our destination at the SuratThani Bus Terminal as planned and then find a tuk tuk, uber, or any other form of transportation at the bus station. As two young traveling white Americans, this wasn’t something I’ve ever been accustomed to dealing with before and was rather alarmed for our safety. We were forced into a tuk tuk that would apparently take us to our hotel seemingly orchestrated by our Phantip bus driver prior to arriving on a random street corner. Initially, being told it would be 680thb per person to take us to our hotel less than 3.5miles away or 13min drive time...we finally were able to settle on 600thb total including 2 people with no stops. The driver made two stops and drove us almost in a complete circle (I was following his driving pattern on Google Maps the entire time) taking 45min to get to our hotel. As this is our first time traveling to this location and using this bus company. I was initially blown away by everything...but now...I’m quite upset about how we were treated at the very end. Made things more complicated than they should have ever been...not to mention the pretty sketchy behavior. The driver wasted our time, money, and we felt like our safety was at risk.

October 2017

Diana, Oct 26, 2017 - Lots of cockroaches and bugs
Viyada, Oct 18, 2017 - Good inexpensive way to travel if you have time and enjoy the scenery. Pantip Bus do stop several bus stop to pick up customers along the way but sun do travel on ferry boat to drop off your suitcases. I enjoyed it and definitely use it again
Christian, Oct 16, 2017 - Staff from SRT were friendly and helpful. Helped the older members of our group with their luggage.
Emily, Oct 15, 2017 - A very good trip, excellent driver, close to schedule, interesting stop, very reasonable price. Ok bus EXCEPT couldn't stop air conditioning from blowing very cold air straight at me.
Raf, Oct 15, 2017 - Everthing was good. The bus was ready. It was a good driver. We arrived on time. The boat left on time. No problems. I was very hungry, and i could eat a warm thai meel on board. We arrived on time. Next time i will do it again.
Donald, Oct 15, 2017 - Very crowded and place to sit.....would not do this again. Fly directly there and pay the extra price to avoid this hassle.....older and wiser on this deal
Lempty, Oct 13, 2017 - Dear 12Go You ended your confirmation mail with the words: “Have a nice trip!”. Well, it wasn’t. In the confirmation the class is “VIP”, but we travelled by a simple mini van. No space, we stopped every 10 minutes to pick up/drop off people, a driver who was calling while driving, counting his money while driving, ... it was dangerous. His name was Somehai Wiset. As we payed 600 Baht voor 2 persons for the only 2 hours drive, this is a bad service you gave us. We also heard in the van everyone else paid 100 bath for the drive, so we did pay 3 times more than the original price. We got a picture of the bill with the amounts as a prove. It’s clear: we feel mistreatened. As we are good clients to you, which you can check on these booking numbers: Nighttrain Hua Lamphong-Chiang Mai #OS727853 Van Khao Sok van station-Suratthani Airport #OS821688 Vliegtickets Suratthani Airport-Don Mueang Airport #SNUSMD We are convinced we should get a redespodit from you. We believe 400 Baht is a realistic refund, because than we paid 100 Baht for the drive, in comparaison to the other people in the van. Looking forward to your answer. Hope you got a good client service and policy. All the best, Laurens Claes

September 2017

Hannah, Sep 26, 2017 - Very reasonable price and good service. Would highly recommend.
Rolinde, Sep 25, 2017 - It was fine but not great. We had to change busses twice. De last minivan was very crowded and had not much space. When you travel alone be prepared to sit very close to the person next to you. It wasn't like the minivan in the photo.
Sarieh, Sep 20, 2017 - It wasn't a very nice but like the one we took to Railay. It was also really loud all night and I was not able to get any sleep.
Loh, Sep 19, 2017 - Everything was fine except the train is delayed 2 hours till nid to postpone everything planned..
Yi, Sep 18, 2017 - I thought it will be horrieable long ride. But it turns it very perfect and convenient! It's cheap too!
Do, Sep 18, 2017 - Nice boat trip, good seats, air con. I would recommend it!
Rebekka, Sep 16, 2017 - Long to wait at the port
Bruce, Sep 14, 2017 - Very nice comfortable trip...bus from train to Krabi not great. Mini van used instead of big bus and terminal not convenient.
Renato, Sep 13, 2017 - Very good, cheap and on time
Emily, Sep 13, 2017 - They charged us 150 baht to go from the ferry in Koh Samui to any hotel on the island. They gave us a sticker, but never gave us a ticket. The men dealing with the transfer were rude and wouldnt explain to us how to solve our problem and wanted us to just pay twice. They ended up telling us too bad and left us at the ferry. We had to take a cab which is incredibly expensive on the island. Would not recommend.
Muhamad, Sep 12, 2017 - Very smooth trip.
Fay, Sep 9, 2017 - The bus stop during the trip where we have to go down to eat and use the toilet is worst.. toilets are very very dirty, food was very disappointing.. there are lots of nice restaurants to stop by but I can't understand why your company has to choose a terrible shop. Considering most of your passengers are foreigners.

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Schedule Phantip 1970

07:00, 08:00, 09:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00;
07:00, 08:00, 09:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00;
07:00, 09:00, 13:00;
07:30, 09:30, 13:30;
06:30, 07:00, 08:30, 09:30, 10:00, 11:00, 11:30, 13:00, 15:00, 16:30;
08:00, 08:45, 09:00, 10:00, 10:45;
08:00, 08:45, 09:00, 10:00, 10:45;
08:00, 09:00, 10:00, 12:00, 14:00;
08:30, 09:30, 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 13:30, 14:30, 15:30, 16:30;
07:00, 08:15, 09:30, 10:15, 12:15, 14:15, 16:15;
08:00, 08:30, 09:00, 10:30, 11:15, 12:30, 13:15, 14:30, 15:15, 15:30, 16:00, 16:30;
07:00, 08:00, 08:15, 08:30, 09:00, 09:30, 10:30, 10:45, 11:15, 11:30, 12:30, 13:15, 13:30, 14:30, 15:15, 15:30, 16:00, 16:30;
07:00, 07:29, 07:30, 08:00, 11:30;
06:00, 08:30, 09:30, 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 13:30, 14:30, 15:30, 16:30;
07:00, 07:45, 08:00, 09:00, 09:45, 11:00, 13:30, 15:30;

Stations Phantip 1970

Phuket Bus Terminal (2), Suratthani Town, Donsak Seatran, Koh Samui, Na Thon (Koh Samui), Suratthani Van Phantip office, Krabi Van Terminal, Krabi Bus Terminal, Suratthani Train station, Donsak, Ton Sai Pier (Koh Phi Phi), Suratthani, Thong Sala (Koh Phangan), Suratthani Airport, Phangnga, Khao Sok van station, Hat Yai van terminal, Samui Van Terminal, Donsak Seatran, Suratthani, Koh Lanta Saladan Pier, Krabi Sea Pearl, Ao Nang Beach Krabi, Ao Nam Mao pier, Ratchaprapha Dam, Suratthani Trainstation, Suratthani Airport, Koh Lanta, Suratthani Train Station, Ao Nang, Railay Seatran, Donsak Raja, Surat Thani Town, Koh Lanta (any Hotel)

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