Suwannatee

Suwannatee
3.9
174 / 6,390
5 58
4 70
3 26
2 11
1 9
99.7% of 6,390 travelers were presumably happy with Suwannatee as they left good or no review


Suwannatee Express outside
Suwannatee

Quick company intro:
Suwannatee Tour is a bus company that provides spacious 24 and 32 seat passenger double decker VIP and Express buses. With its headquarters in Bangkok’s Southern Bus Terminal (Sai Tai Mai) on Borommaratchachonnani Road the company offers both online and real time booking.

Routes serviced by Suwannatee Tour
Suwannatee Tour offers the route between Bangkok and Chumphon, one of the most important transportation hubs in southern Thailand. Chumphon is the main starting point for your sea journey to neighbouring Koh Tao with further travel to other islands of the Gulf, Koh Phangan and Koh Samui.

Bangkok–Chumphon

There are at least five departures a day from Bangkok to Chumphon: one in the morning (9am), one in the afternoon (12pm) and three in the late evening (8pm, 9pm and 10pm). Travel time from Bangkok to Chumphon with Suwannatee Tour is under 7 hours. Expect to pay THB400 for an express bus and THB450 for a VIP which is normally the last bus of the day.

Schedule-wise the two most convenient buses are the morning bus which brings you to Chumphon by 3.30pm what leaves you with enough time to make an afternoon tour of the city and catch the slow (and cheap) night ferry to Koh Tao, or the last bus at 10pm which arrives early the next morning leaving you with the whole day ahead of you and plenty of choices on which ferry to catch.

Similarly heading back to Bangkok you have the same choice of morning, afternoon and evening departures with Suwannatee Tour. In Chumphon, all the buses leave from the company’s office just southwest of the train station in Nawamin Ruan Jai Road.

Pros
Suwannatee Tour provides a solid value. The onboard service is good and includes water and snacks with a meal at the stop already included into your ticket price.

Seats are soft and reclining and there is reasonable leg space even in the cheaper express buses, though Westerners may want to choose an aisle seating.

Blankets are provided for night trips and air-conditioning is normally not excessive.

Suwannatee Tour has a good safety record.

Suwannatee Tour bus tour company is by far one of the cheapest and therefore you get what you pay for so as long as you don’t expect too much from a budget friendly service you will be more than happy with your journey. The buses are reliable, convenient and take the fastest routes possible.

Cons
Do not expect bus attendants to speak much English. It can be an issue if you need to get off not at the terminus. Do let them know where you are heading at the very beginning of the trip.

There have been reports of double booking with passengers having to settle for a different class of the bus. Though if you are changed from VIP to express, the difference is normally reimbursed but the level of comfort will be different.

Some of the buses from Suwannatee Tour bus fleet are aged so do not expect charging ports and there may be issues with broken TVs but it can hardly be considered as a minus as you are saved from too loud entertainment programs in this case.

What travellers say
Generally, the majority of the reviews about Suwannatee Tour are good with most people satisfied with the cleanliness of the buses and on board toilets. The staff are welcoming and accommodating, and you can expect an easy and safe travel. Keep in mind, though, that it still be confusing at arrival both in Chumphon and Bangkok, if you are dropped off in random locations – either closer to the train station in Chumphon or at one of the BTS stations en route in Bangkok.


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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 though we are closely monitoring services, we are still an agency marketplace - meaning we focus on ticketing service and route availability / coverage rather than on factual seat recline angle you got today ^_^

Feb 12, 2018
bus Express, Suwannatee
★★☆☆☆
Bad chair, shakey bus, very uncomfortabele, but friendly staff.
Jan 31, 2018
bus Express, Suwannatee
★★★★★
My husband and I took the bus from Bangkok to Chumphon. It took 7.5 hrs. We had an enjoyable ride without any problems. In Chumphon the lady at the Suwannatee station called us a tuk tuk to take us to our hotel that was out of town. Good service. Thank you.
Jan 29, 2018
bus VIP, Suwannatee
★★★☆☆
The reclining chairs and blankets where good! Food and drink supplied could of been better though and some more signage of dropoff points would of been useful. Even if staff don’t speak english written word and some warning would of been good.
Jan 20, 2018
bus VIP, Suwannatee
★★★☆☆
It was fine, other than the fact that my seat wasn't connected and broken where the back meets the seat and it stabbed an extra 2 inches into my back the whole time so I couldn't get comfortable or sleep for more than 30 minutes at a time. I'm sure if I had a different seat it would have been much more enjoyable and comfortable. Like everyone else said, we got there almost 2 hours early so my hostel reception was not pleased, as I told them we would check in at 6. Good driver and good aircon!
Jan 9, 2018
bus Express, Suwannatee
★★★★★
Bus was on time and pretty comfortable, they provide a blanket because they have to leave the aircon running the entire trip. Was also given a black bean bun, water and juice. Staff did not speak English but they were very friendly and helpful
Jan 8, 2018
bus Express, Suwannatee
★★★★☆
Small & compact seats, not much room. We were given a drink, snack and a wet whip. Staff was nice & announced each stop, but didn’t speak much English.
Dec 28, 2017
bus Express, Suwannatee
★★★★☆
Pros: Snacks and drinks were provided. Seats were spacious. The attendant notified us at our bus stop. Cons: The terminal at Chumpon isn't actually a bus terminal but rather the bus company's agency and it was in the middle of nowhere. We had to find our way around to find a taxi that didn't rip us off eventually.
Dec 21, 2017
bus Express, Suwannatee
★★★☆☆
The bus journey was pleasant and punctual however we were not informed as to where we were and so when we realised we’d gone past where we were supposed to get off we had to walk 40 minuets late at night
Dec 13, 2017
bus Express, Suwannatee
★★★★★
Perfect profesional servis
Nov 20, 2017
bus Express, Suwannatee
★★★★☆
Very good service! Snack, water and lunch stop. The bus was clean, staff very nice, blanket was much appreciated as the AC was running. Only improvement point is to let the passangers know where we are. Just call out the name of the town as if there's a delay you kind of loose track of where you have to get off.
Aug 28, 2017
bus VIP, Suwannatee
★★★★☆
Everything went well, fine driver, fine bus. The only problem is that we arrive at the Suawannatee station (4:10AM) 1:45 min before the expected arrival time (5:55).
Aug 11, 2017
bus Express, Suwannatee
★★★★☆
Good ride but no Wifi on the bus.
Aug 2, 2017
bus Express, Suwannatee
★★★★★
The trip was very comfortable. The best bustrip we had this month :). Bus was on time, seats were good and spacious. We received a drink and a cake and a short stay at a busstation inbetween. Good value for your money!
Jul 8, 2017
bus Express, Suwannatee
★★★★★
Bus arrived 8 minutes early, they stowed our luggage very quickly and got us in the bus. The seats were very comfortable allowing you to recline very far and prop your legs up. We stopped to have food and buy some snacks. We hit traffic in Bangkok but it only added 30 minutes to our arrival time.
Jul 7, 2017
bus Express, Suwannatee
★☆☆☆☆
Terrible service. My driver dropped me to the wrong location at late hours in the morning and told me to just walk by myself. Not impressed.
Jun 11, 2017
bus Express, Suwannatee
★★★★★
Nice Bus, very spacious, friendly staff
Jun 10, 2017
bus Express, Suwannatee
★★★☆☆
Free food was a plus but was 2 hours late to arrive at destination
May 10, 2017
bus Express, Suwannatee
★★★☆☆
Bus was one hour and half late
May 5, 2017
bus VIP, Suwannatee
★★☆☆☆
Definitely not VIP in any shape or form, poxy juice carton and bag of crisps was the 'snack meal' provided. There was no service of any kind. Seats Ok just, good reclining but that's about it. Arrived at chumphon at 4.00am an hour and a half earlier than scheduled no one around and just dumped outside the drop zone in pitch darkness. Middle of no where and no way to get a taxi Would never recommend unless you like of track experiences, which as it happens I do
Apr 17, 2017
bus Express, Suwannatee
★★★☆☆
Bus is old and very slow
Apr 7, 2017
bus Express, Suwannatee
★★★★★
Those at the station were very helpful, the coach crew were great, will always travel by coach on every trip.
Mar 22, 2017
bus Express, Suwannatee
★★★★☆
It was good... you have a stop for food on the way and a drink and a snack on the bus. But it would have been nice if they dropped the foreighners off at the right place as well. Just 1 quick look at the map for a correct drop off on the route. No need to speak each others language for that.
Jan 7, 2017
bus Express, Suwannatee
★★★★★
Best bus service eas made to feel safe and welcome. Bus lady spoke english to us and explaimed everything. And we got a free meal included
Jan 2, 2017
bus Express, Suwannatee
★★★★★
There was a bun, 2 packets of drinks and wet tissue provided. Staff cant speak much English but they will announce the stops
Dec 20, 2016
bus Express, Suwannatee
★★★★☆
Service was good but the smell from the toilet was horrible if you had seats behind it for seven hours
Dec 18, 2016
bus Express, Suwannatee
★★★★☆
Bus a bit old and wobbly but staff ok, fast service
Dec 10, 2016
bus Express, Suwannatee
★★★★☆
Easy booking, really helpful info in the accompanying email. Bus left on time and got there on time. Acctually managed some sleep on this one too!
Dec 4, 2016
bus VIP, Suwannatee
★★☆☆☆
Definitely not VIP. No food, no snack, as soon as the bus started the TV was turned off and we were rudely awoken and then dumped by the side of the road, in the middle of nowhere, two hours earlier than scheduled with no instructions on how to get our "free taxi" the lady at the counter in Bangkok had convinced us to buy when she said it came with our boat ticket they overcharged us for.
Nov 27, 2016
bus Express, Suwannatee
★★★★★
A/C. Snack and lunch included. Movies. Great service and nice staff :)
Nov 22, 2016
bus VIP, Suwannatee
★★☆☆☆
Not VIP. When arrived 30 minutes before, the travel desks 47-48 were closed. Luckily found the bus downstairs and used are printed voucher. Nightmare. Lady host was horrible. No charging points. No new pillows. No TV. Only 1 snack. Seats weren't VIP and the food stop definitely not! Would of got a better service and cheaper on the express buses. Would only book if last resort!
Nov 5, 2016
bus Express, Suwannatee
★★★☆☆
Took the bus from bangkok to chumphon in like 7/7,5 hours. Only complaint was nobody spoke english and it was not very clear at what station we were at stops. The headrest was made for someone smaller then me. Good experience
Oct 9, 2016
bus Express, Suwannatee
★★★★☆
Good service for good price, food included, arrived on time, will do it again
Sep 28, 2016
bus VIP, Suwannatee
★★★★☆
I have been on many old creaky Thai buses but this was good, plenty of legroom, good blanket, quick and good price. Needs to drop at Train station though before or after office drop
Aug 28, 2016
bus VIP, Suwannatee
★★★★☆
Very punctual and bus really confortable with lots of space for legs. I slept all the way to destination ;) On The other hand, The bus stops in The middle of nowhere si it would be advisable to make The drop off at The train station
Aug 19, 2016
bus Express, Suwannatee
★★★★☆
Trip nice and friendly staf.
Aug 19, 2016
bus VIP, Suwannatee
★★★☆☆
The bus was pretty old, not exactly a VIP bus. There was another VIP leaving which was much better. Seats lean back enough and we had enough leg room though. We were left in the middle of nowhere. Luckily we had bought the ferry with transfer option at the bus station.
Aug 17, 2016
bus VIP, Suwannatee
★★★★★
Everything was great but I agree, drop off at the train station would be more ideal.
Aug 8, 2016
bus VIP, Suwannatee
★★★★☆
Nice bus with a lot of space (except our spot, left front seats). Only thing is: they could've told where we would be dropped off and how to proceed from there beforehand. Now we spent a lot of time fixing a separate boat tour and ride from where we were dropped.
Aug 6, 2016
bus VIP, Suwannatee
★★★★★
Beautiful bus, very comfortable, nice service! Slept the whole drive!
Jul 29, 2016
bus Express, Suwannatee
★★★★★
Best bustrip I had in Thailand. Seats were comfortable, we got food, drinks and a blanket. Upon arrival at 5 AM plenty of taxi's were ready to bring me to my destination.

Suwannatee

Suwannatee VIP Inside
Suwannatee VIP Inside
VIP Outside
Suwannatee VIP Outside

Schedule Suwannatee


09:00, 12:00, 14:00, 20:00, 21:00; 22:00; 22:00;
07:50, 08:25, 10:00, 12:20, 14:00, 19:50, 20:25, 21:30, 22:00; 19:50, 20:25, 22:00; 19:50, 20:25;

Stations Suwannatee

Southern Terminal, Lang Suan, Lamae, Chumphon, Suwannatee station