Sri Trang

Company Information

Sri Trang Bus Company operates buses to a range of domestic destinations around Thailand. The main bus station is in Hat Yai and most of the routes run between Hat Yai and other locations. Some also leave from Phuket and Trang. Buses are spacious although there may be some differences between the conditions of the buses used for different routes.

Buses are large and are classified as ‘Express Buses’. There is also an option to upgrade to VIP seating which has extra legroom and a front row seat on some of the buses. On longer journeys passengers are provided with snacks such as cakes as well as blankets and water.

Routes served by Sri Trang

Sri Trang operates a variety of routes around Thailand but is a domestic carrier and does not run any international routes at this time.

Phuket–Hat Yai

Buses from Phuket to Hat Yai depart at 6 am, 7.30 am, 8 am, 8.30 am, 9.30 am, 11.30 am, 12.30 pm, 7.30 pm, 8 pm, 9.30 pm, and 9.45 pm. The journey takes 8 hours and tickets cost between THB350 and THB500 depending on the time and class chosen. Note that the 9.45 pm bus is a VIP bus and only VIP tickets at THB500 are available.

This route is a popular way to get closer to the border with Malaysia if you are planning the onward journey via Sadao or Padang Besar crossing further south to Butterworth or Giorgetown in Penang.

Hat Yai–Phuket

[From Hat Yai to Phuket], Sri Trang also offers a number of departures throughout the day at 8 am, 9.30 am, 10.30 am, 11.45 am, 1 pm, 6 pm, 7.30 pm, and 9.30 pm with the journey taking between 7 and 8 hours. Tickets cost the same as in opposite direction – from THB350 to THB500. Passengers should note that the 7.30 pm bus is the VIP Bus and only VIP tickets for THB500 are sold on this route.

Hat Yai–Trang

Another popular route connects the Deep South with just another destination on the Andaman Coast. Buses from Hat Yai to Trang leave at 8 am, 9.30 am, 10.30 am, 11.45 am, 1 pm, 6 pm, and 9.30 pm. The journey takes just over 2 hours and tickets cost THB250. There is no dedicated VIP bus on this route. The route is handy if your next destination is the Trang islands, including Koh Libong or Koh Ngai.


One of the pros of travelling with Sri Trang is that it is a cheap and easy way of travelling around Thailand, particularly if you are in the Hat Yai area and want to visit southern Thailand.

Sri Trang buses are spacious and have a lot of legroom and reclining seats. If you are travelling on the longer journeys this means you can sleep on the buses.

Buses are serviced by a local bus attendant to help passengers with anything they may need.

There is the option to upgrade your seat or choose a dedicated VIP bus if you want extra comfort.


Some buses have toilets although this is not always guaranteed and the toilet may be locked. This means that you will have to wait for the rest stops if you need to use the bathroom.

If you take a bus that leaves at night you may find that you arrive early in the morning at your destination and may need to plan accordingly if you want to check into a hotel or travel on to another destination.

Keep in mind

Passengers are provided with snacks and some buses on longer routes stop at local cafes along the way. You may however want to bring your own food and drinks, particularly if you have a special diet.

Tickets can be bought on the spot but it is recommended that you book in advance as buses can be full and you will have to wait for the next one.

Travellers reviews
Some buses are advertised as being equipped with Wi-Fi although passengers have reported that this is not always the case. As such plan ahead as you may not be able to access internet on the bus.

There have been reports of buses arriving earlier in their destinations than reported. If you take an overnight bus this may mean that you arrive in the early hours of the morning at around 3 or 4 am so it’s a good idea to plan ahead for when you reach your destination.

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Hat Yai - Phuket
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Bus Express XL
08:00, 09:30, 10:30, 11:45, 13:00, 18:00, 21:30
Bus VIP 24 24
Hat Yai - Trang
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08:00, 09:30, 10:30, 11:45, 13:00, 18:00, 21:30
Phuket - Hat Yai
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Bus Express XL
04:30, 06:00, 07:30, 08:00, 08:30, 09:30, 11:30, 12:30, 19:30, 20:00, 21:30
Bus VIP 24 24
Phuket - Narathiwat
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04:30, 06:00, 08:00, 20:00
Trang - Phuket
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Bus Express XL
10:15, 11:45, 12:45, 14:00, 15:15, 20:15, 23:45
Bus VIP 24 24

Sri Trang Company Reviews

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4 23
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2 13
1 11
99.3% of 3,527 travelers were presumably happy with Sri Trang as they left good or no review

At 12Go our operators offer three types of service:

Cheap, Fast, Good - but you can usually pick only two of them!
Cheap & Fast won’t be Good. (e.g. buses from/to Khao San Road, local buses or 3rd class trains)
Cheap & Good won’t be Fast. (e.g. VIP trains in Thailand)
Fast & Good won’t be Cheap. (e.g. private limousine services, or VIP24 buses vs Express buses)

Make your choice! Please remember that while we are closely monitoring the services, we are still an agency marketplace. That means we focus on ticketing services and route availability & coverage rather than on the factual seat reclining angle you will get on the bus today.

Jun 11, 2019
bus VIP 24, Sri Trang
The bus called VIP doesnt mean its high quality, pretty much okay with comfortable seat, and they give complimentary cake and blankets. But the way the driver drive is so fast, i almost feel like we almost hit something, as the bus suddenly dodge away from something, we arrive earlier yes than time scheduled. Overall just okay. But be careful when you arrive at the station, the tuktuk driver is as friendly as they are trying to get your money! They took away my luggage, and ask me to follow them to their tuk2, just be careful! Bargain half or lower than price they ask for.
May 13, 2019
bus VIP 24, Sri Trang
Sheet provided but a blanket would have been warmer. Overhead bag storage was so tiny our bag didn't fit in. Drove so fast we arrived more than an hour early so got less time to sleep! But it was ok
Apr 30, 2019
bus Express, Sri Trang
The conductor, driver and all related staff were superb! The seats were comfortable enough and we had decent legroom, the 3 star rating is purely due to the constant dripping of aircon condensation on my head at the back seat. Imaging trying to sleep during that torture, haha!
Feb 1, 2019
bus Express, Sri Trang
Too many random stops meaning we were late to arrive in Trang and the driver was driving so fast, it made me scared.
Jan 15, 2019
bus VIP 24, Sri Trang
My shoe disappeared in transit. I calculated that it may have been a way to get me to take a taxi. I walked 3 kilometers in bad shoes instead.
Jan 14, 2019
bus VIP 24, Sri Trang
I was a little disappointed when I saw the bus initially, in comparison to the others at the station. Was expecting a vip bus, WiFi, double decker etc. Had a single decker bus, 2+1 seats across. I was lucky and had no one sitting next to me on either side .. so managed to lay flat over 3 seats and sleep comfortably as one can when on the move. Didn’t miss the WiFi, as managed to sleep so well, seats are very comfortable and good legroom ( I am over 6ft tall). Arrived at Hat Yai and hour earlier then scheduled .. 5am
Dec 23, 2018
bus Express, Sri Trang
Everything was on time. Very polite and helpful staff.
Oct 5, 2018
bus Express, Sri Trang
Confortable seat, air con, lunch included and kindly people. Old bus
Jul 16, 2018
bus Express, Sri Trang
Get what you paid for, nice and cheap. Was an old bus, the driver absolutely hammered it all the way there, was supposed to take 8+ hours did it in 6. We were sat at the front and could see the peril.
Aug 17, 2018
bus VIP 24, Sri Trang
Thank you Great service Effortless travel
Jul 23, 2018
bus Express, Sri Trang
The bus was horrible

Sri Trang Stations

Phuket Bus Terminal 2 Hat Yai Sungai Kolok Trang Sri Trang