Phantip 1970

Phantip 1970
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99.1% of 21,769 travelers were presumably happy with Phantip 1970 as they left good or no review

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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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September 2017

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.
Matthew, Sep 5, 2017 - Excellent trip.
Christiaan, Sep 4, 2017 - Top geregeld, had de tickets niet uitgeprint bij me en alles werd toch geregeld!
Nerea, Sep 4, 2017 - El check in para el ferry horrible, casi perdemos el ferry, nos mandaban de un lado para otro, corriendo por todo el puerto incluso fuera del mismo, no está nada claro donde hay que hacerlo. Incluso en ventanillas de la misma empresa nos enviaban a la ventanilla principal que estaba más lejos. En la hoja que se imprime de 12goasia debería especificar donde se hace el check in. Lo demás todo perfecto. Nada más llegar al puerto nos esperaba una van que nos llevó a los dos solos hasta el aeropuerto.
Maree, Sep 2, 2017 - The booking through 12Go Asia was a breeze. However, Plantip as a company was very unprofessional. Confusing or little information regarding ticket and boarding and the transfer from the port to the airport was horrendous. The driver drove so fast and was very unprofessional. He stopped at the 7-11 and I went to the bathroom and he yelled at me, yelling to hurry up! (even though we were stationed there and myself and my friends were the only one in the van!
Kasinta, Sep 2, 2017 - Poor trip, staff were very unorganized and unprofessional in the ferry gate
Narae, Sep 2, 2017 - We thought we were supposed to take the big bus (Rot Thua), but we actually had to take a van to Krabi. We didn't arrive at the Krabi Bus Terminal either.. But it was not a big deal, since our agency picked us up at the other destination we arrived at. However on the other side, the van was much faster, so we arrived around an hour earlier than scheduled. So overall, it was pretty good!
Joey, Sep 1, 2017 - Very good connection bus with ferry. Wish the online price would be same as the counter price though. Ac would work better if the driver keeps Windows closed, still a little hot inside at times. The lunch stop at the restaurant looks good on the outside but the toilets are disgusting and when we found out they use the surrounding nature as a waste dump we didn't want to support it to spent any money although we were hungry.
Charlotte, Sep 1, 2017 - For the price there was nothing to complain about. We left a little bit later than they originally stated but that was no big deal. The guy on the bus was helpful made sure we got off at the right stop and the boat was easy enough to get on. The boat was boiling and a little unbareable but once again for the price we paid can't complain.

August 2017

Andrew, Aug 25, 2017 - Good. Basic. Didn't say Surat Thani on the bus, so we had a bit of trouble figuring out which bus it was. (Said Koh Samui)
Noelle, Aug 25, 2017 - Je n'ai pas senti les 3h passer, la conduite du chauffeur était parfaite. Tout s'est bien enchaîné à la sortie de l'avion. Super organisation.
Kurtis, Aug 22, 2017 - Great! I did however lose my ferry ticket and have to buy a new one. Everything was on time and easy to follow.
Abdullah, Aug 19, 2017 - كان الباص افضل من المرة الماضية ولكن التكيف كان ضعيف عموما شكرا لكم
Michael, Aug 18, 2017 - We booked 2 lower births on the train however the lower birth can easily fit 2 people so next time would be comfortable to book one lower and one upper in order to leave a lower for someone else. Exit 3 at the Bangkok Railway station has some good and inexpensive restaurants while you are waiting for your train to depart. We ordered takeaways there. Much better than the train food at a fraction of the cost.
Isis, Aug 17, 2017 - Very unfriendly staff, driver drove really dangerous....
Katrin, Aug 13, 2017 - Also I booked the wrong time for departure it was no problrm to go with the next bus. Top Service! ????????
Jaap, Aug 12, 2017 - Comfortable bus, driver drove cautiously, hardly any waiting time between plane and bus, and bus and ferry.
Cliona, Aug 12, 2017 - Uncomfortable bus with not enough seats for all passengers
Marijn, Aug 11, 2017 - There was no bus when we arrived. They had to call some one. She told me that the bus left at 9 instead of 8.30, but we left 10.15. 1.15 later we booked.
James, Aug 11, 2017 - No issues. Staff helpful with good English. Arrived at the destination in good time.
Koenraad, Aug 11, 2017 - Voucher did not state the pick-up place. Co-ordinates included were wrong. When I finally got to a busstop (far away from the co-ordinates provided), they had to call Panthip to ensure they would stop there. Could take another minivan from there for 200 THB. I understand everyone needs to take a margin but this is a big difference. Overall not satisfied with the service!
Matthijs, Aug 10, 2017 - Good service, flexibel scheduling, early depart, good driver.
David, Aug 10, 2017 - Efficient and we'll organised transport and transfer. Hardly any waiting around between bus arrival and ferry departure. Lots of leg room on the hus and ferry crossing was uneventful and easy.
Troussel, Aug 10, 2017 - Lack of support at the railways well as at the departure of the boat. Everything was just in time
Abdullah, Aug 10, 2017 - الباص سئ جدا جدا جدا تعبنا منه ارجو ان يكون باص العوده افضل منه وشكرا لكم
Caterina, Aug 10, 2017 - The organization was good, Maybe the staff at the train station in Suratthani has to be more visible and make sure to be recognizable. However the trip was good
Alida, Aug 9, 2017 - No vipbus, not a nice driver
Iwona, Aug 8, 2017 - Excelent quick trio, everything on time, we highly recommend
Alice, Aug 8, 2017 - Much better than on the way to Khao Sok: responsible safe driver, no stops in between. Good ecperence!
Michelle, Aug 7, 2017 - The driver dropped us off at the wrong location and we nearly missed the ferry
Amalia, Aug 5, 2017 - Although the driver arrived a bit late due to the rain he got us to the khao sok resort right on schedule!

Phantip 1970

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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;
07:30, 09:00, 09:30, 13:00, 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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