Phantip 1970

Phantip 1970
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99.0% of 19,452 travelers were happy with 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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July 2017

Gerton, Jul 21, 2017 - Super service and friendly staff. Had a great trip thanks
Andrew, Jul 18, 2017 - Amazingly well connected and efficient. Very fast and comfortable ride!
Susan, Jul 17, 2017 - At the AirPort all personeel was helpfull to guide us to to our bus. The bus was very (very!) old but on time.
Viola, Jul 14, 2017 - il viaggio in pullman non prevede fermate e sul traghetto c'è un piccolo negozio di snack poco rifornito. Considerando che si scende da un aereo e che si hanno davanti altre 5 ore di viaggio bisogna premurarsi portandosi del cibo altrimenti si muore di fame. Per il resto è molto semplice identificare il pullman: all'uscita dal gate bisogna andare al banco della phantip che è esattamente di fronte a meno di 5 metri, uscendo dall'aeroporto ci sono subito i pullman con 4/5 persone che indicano il pullman giusto a seconda del colore del biglietto che si ha in mano (samui, phangan, Tao), il pullman è spazioso e arrivati al porto di nuovo ci sono delle persone ad attendere i pullman che indicano su quale traghetto salire . Il sistema dei biglietti con colori diversi è molto intelligente perché a loro basta vedere i biglietti che avete in mano per indirizzarvi verso il pullman/traghetto corretto, senza nemmeno bisogno di chiedere informazioni. Il viaggio in traghetto è lungo, ma ci sono delle poltrone reclinabili in pelle sulle quale riposare (anche qui molto spaziose). I bagni invece lasciano davvero tanto a desiderare (sia del molo dove imbarcano, sia del traghetto: non saprei dire quali sono peggio)
Atsushi, Jul 11, 2017 - It's awesome
Emma, Jul 10, 2017 - Pick up point completely wrong on the map so ended up missing the bus altogether and wasting our money
Kaitlyn, Jul 9, 2017 - The trip started off promising leaving the bus station on time and the bus was comfortable enough however as we began the bus became freezing cold and the ac ducts were all broken so you could not close them to control the temperature. It was so cold people began stuffing them with tissues and whatever else they could find to block the air. I ended up using a beach towel as a blanket so that I could attempt to sleep. Next we stopped for a bathroom break and lunch where the only food being served looked like it Had been sitting in the heat all day, my boyfriend was hungry enough that he decided to take the risk and spent the rest of the trip vomiting in the gross ferry bathroom. Next came the ferry the worst part of the journey, when we booked stated that it was with lompoya who we are familiar with and have never had a bad experience however when we arrived at the pier we discovered it was actually with raja ferry and were put on a car ferry that was so overbooked that half of us did not have a seat. We ended up standing on the upper deck where it was raining and the ground was one big puddle so we could not even set our bags down without damaging the items inside. I have been in Thailand for 2 months now and have never experienced this level of service. We payed over 60 Canadian dollars and did not even get the seat that we payed for. Next time I will be sure to book with lompoya or ferry Samui who provide much better faster service for only a tad more money.
Daniel, Jul 4, 2017 - Quick and easy!
Luis, Jul 4, 2017 - There's no need to buy the ticket online, because you will find a lots of buses companies at the Phuket bus terminal 2...the departure was on time but we struggled to get along with the driver; they don't even know and doesn't announce the stops, which is pretty annoying since you have to get off at the way the station in surattani looks horrible...not a normal bus terminal. The way and the journey is quite took two hours more in addition from the scheduled time on arrival at don't take this bus if you have your schedule well defined, because you'll be late.

June 2017

Michelle, Jun 27, 2017 - Departure time was 9:20am instead of 8.15am. We were still put in the hot bus waiting without any information for over an hour before departing. Incredibly rude staff, wouldn't even return a smile or hello when we greeted them, instead yelled at us to move into the bus. And damaged luggage from the bus storage. Will never use this operator again.
Robert, Jun 22, 2017 - Left at 6.30 instead of 6pm (departure times have changed!). It's an old bus but the A/C is very good. Journey took 3.5 hours to Krabi but this is Thailand and I got there in one piece. Company were great and moved my original booking date with no hassle - overall, would use again and recommend.
Robert, Jun 14, 2017 - On the bus they sold me a transfer to the hotel. I was told was up to the hotel door in fisherman village in Koh Samui. The driver of the transfer did not want to enter the hotel door and left me at the door of the villa. If he knew he would not go in, he would have chosen a taxi.
Robert, Jun 4, 2017 - Good driver and the trip was wonderful. Made sure that I got off at my stop.
Holly, Jun 3, 2017 - Easy booking online, quick and efficient. Got a better deal online than if we'd booked on arrival at the airport.
Dominica, Jun 1, 2017 - Really confusing to find where the bus departs! Definitely give yourself some extra time to locate. Also the bus never stopped for bathroom breaks and there was no toilet on the bus.
Maria, Jun 1, 2017 - was a good trip to ko samui ... on bus you can buy transport to any hotel for 150 thb - i can really recommand that
Stefan, Jun 1, 2017 - It wasn't always clear where to go and where our luggage would be held.

May 2017

Philipp, May 27, 2017 - The trip via Bus I initially booked was not available. At first, the bus drivers told me, that I'd have to wait for 2 hours and take the next bus. The very friendly lady at the bus company's office then gave me a ticket to take a minivan at no extra charge. Very nice service, the whole booking process seemed a little chaotic at their end, though.
Doris, May 18, 2017 - Everything perfekt
Gabriel, May 17, 2017 - Endless trip. Old destroyed bus. No one understand any language. The last stop far away from the city center.
Allwyn, May 3, 2017 - The trip was nice and comfortable. There weren't any problems to find the bus from Phuket bus terminal and we reached Surat Thani without any problems. Seats were comfortable and I could sleep for a while in the bus. The only thing I can suggest is the staff could be a little bit more friendly. No matter if they don't speak English but they can at least avoid the rude looking faces to the people who are new to their country. It will be nice if they could answer the questions which we ask by looking at our face rather than looking somewhere. We felt like our driver and staff is spending money for us.
Sophia, May 2, 2017 - Unfortunately I booked the wrong date, but I can't give 0 stars as a neutral rating. If I could have it moved to tomorrow I would be happy to give 5 stars.
Ales, May 1, 2017 - The bus was exceptional, very spacious and comfortable. We could relax on the way and arrived at the port for the ferry on time.

April 2017

Stephanie, Apr 30, 2017 - The air conditioning wasn't working very well, the bus had a strong odor and was very warm. The ride was not too bad, we left 30 minutes late and arrived an hour behind schedule. You definitely get what you pay for but it's all good if you need a way to Phuket.
Steven, Apr 30, 2017 - Great service and very cheap. Was even greeted by name on entering bus station (guess wasn't many foreigners) and taken straight to ticket booth. Bus was a little old but can't complain as was so cheap!
Bettina, Apr 28, 2017 - Wonderful little restaurant at Suratthani Train station
Lim, Apr 27, 2017 - When you walk out using the proper entrance of the train station, walk to the left where majority bus, taxis are. Continue walking until u see a shop with purple roof, that is where the boarding point is. Just show them the booking paper, the rest is easy and straightforward.
Lim, Apr 27, 2017 - Easy and straight forward. Just go to thr busstop at koh samui and go with the flow.
Sally, Apr 26, 2017 - Quick and easy transfer - thank you!
Daniela, Apr 26, 2017 - Perfect, Ok
Eric, Apr 25, 2017 - Will I get a refund since there was no bus?
Diane, Apr 22, 2017 - The whole trip was pretty easy. The overnight train (#85) was good - A/C gets cold but not so bad if you keep your curtains closed. I did not eat the food. I took snacks with me. I had the lower berth which was very roomy. The upper beds looked big enough as well. There are 2 toilets - a normal flush one and a squat pot. I recommend waking up around 5:30-6:00am to see the sunrise - it's gorgeous with the lush jungle and high cliffs. They'll wake everyone around 6 anyhow selling food b/c they're loud. Getting to the bus was easy as well - there was someone outside the train to show you where to go (just take a left till you see the buses). The bus ride was good - just over an hour. At the ferry terminal I had to ask what time the boat was leaving (10:00) and then ask which pier to leave from. The ferry was big with cars on it. There is a snack shop on the ferry.
Mumtaz, Apr 22, 2017 - The driver of bus kept on stopping and picking people along the way suppose to arrive at 1700 but got there 1900 missed airport bus????? Not happy he also stopped once for our break in a little shack very gross!!!!!
Nigel, Apr 22, 2017 - It was a great service.. I even was reminded of my stop coming up. A good ride
Mohamed, Apr 13, 2017 - Verrrry bad bus company...12go should stop working with them
Lee, Apr 12, 2017 - Reached Koh Samui without any problems. Directions was very clear.
Vladimir, Apr 11, 2017 - Our flight has been delayed, but I traveled to Pangan without problems. But Suratthani airport transfer point was in some chaos and they needs better navigation and pointers.
Karl, Apr 9, 2017 - Quick, courteous and efficient. Highly recommended!
Deonette, Apr 6, 2017 - The bus was very old and it was a bumpy ride. The trip took too long. I am sure one can get there faster.
Giannina, Apr 2, 2017 - Todo salio perfecto! La puntualidad en la llegada y tanto el bus como el ferry de buen servicio. Ningun problema mostrando voucher desde el celular y ningun problema para pagar!!! Recomendadisimo!

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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;
07:00, 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;
06:00, 07:00, 07:29, 07:30, 08:00, 09:00, 10:40, 11:30, 12:30, 14:00, 15:30, 16:30, 17:00, 18:00;
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), Krabi Bus Terminal, Suratthani Train station, Donsak, Ton Sai Pier (Koh Phi Phi), Suratthani, Thong Sala (Koh Phangan), Suratthani Airport, Phangnga, Khao Sok, Hat Yai, Khao Sok, Suratthani, Koh Lanta Saladan Pier, Krabi Sea Pearl, Ao Nang Beach, Ao Nam Mao pier, Ratchaprapha Dam, Suratthani Trainstation, Suratthani Airport, Koh Lanta, Suratthani Train Station, Ao Nang, Railay Seatran, Donsak Raja

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