Bangkok to Surat Thani

Bangkok to Surat Thani

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Refundable Cheapest Fastest
19:30
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
11h 40m ride in train #85
3.8+
07:10
+1
Surat Thani Train Station
From ฿1,058 per adult

From Hua Lamphong to Surat Thani by train

Refundable Cheapest Fastest
19:30
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
11h 40m ride in train #85
3.8+
07:10
+1
Surat Thani Train Station
From ฿1,058 per adult

Transportation from Bangkok to Surat Thani

Bangkok to Surat Thani destination reviews

GE
Bus VIP, Sri Suthep Tour, Feb 7, 2020
The trip itself was okay, but unfortunately, the place we told we was getting dropped off at was miles away from where we actually stopped. Which meant that we couldn't get to our hotel (which we booked for opposite where we was supposed to be dropped off according to 12Go). So we lost out on a precious few hours sleep and 460 baht for the hotel and another 250 to get us near to where we had to be the following morning. If you book this journey, be cautious as to where you actually stop.
CB
train #85 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways, Jan 15, 2020
The site said the bus and ferry ticket was included in the price but it was not. I did not receive any emails with bus/ferry ticket so I had to purchase it when I arrive to the connecting bus.
JC
train #85 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways, Jan 14, 2020
Enjoyed the sleeping berths and slept well. However the coffee and food were terrible. If I do this again, I will bring my own snacks.
JB
train #85 1st Class Sleeper, Thai Railways, Jan 13, 2020
The trip was great, I travelled with another nice passenger. My only downfall during this whole trip was the reception from the 12Go team at the train station. After such a long trip across the ocean, I would have appreciated a proper welcome.
LD
train #85 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways, Jan 13, 2020
Lower bed was more than fine! Only we had a 2-hour delay, but we left on time.
RM
train #43 2nd Class AC seats only, Thai Railways, Jan 13, 2020
Comfortable and clean
ML
train #85 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways, Jan 13, 2020
Clean and somewhat cozy! It's a train after all!!
SR
train #85 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways, Jan 11, 2020
Some staff seems unhappy to work
DK
Bus VIP, Krung Siam Tour, Jan 8, 2020
Everything worked just fine!there were also snacks and water provided!
KL
Bus VIP, Nakhon Si Racha, Jan 5, 2020
Wir wurden geweckt und irgendwo in Suratthani rausgelassen. Wir waren nicht am Busbahnhof. Wurden von einem Tuktuk Fahrer abgefangen der uns für 350 Baht zum Busbahnhof brachte. So war die Reise nicht gebucht. Schade, das war nicht in Ordnung. Ansonsten hat alles gut geklappt.
BA
Bus VIP, Krung Siam Tour, Jan 5, 2020
The most comfortable bus ever
RJ
train #43 2nd Class AC seats only, Thai Railways, Jan 5, 2020
Comfortable seat, complimentary coffee and lunch (although served a bit early - 1030am) - and was nice. We were delayed by 1 hour but this wasn't a big deal for us. Lovely seeing the countryside as we travelled south. A/C initially a bit cold but warmed up a bit later. Service from 12go excellent. Easy to book online and nice people in the office opposite Bangkok station. I'd recommend.
DD
train #85 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways, Jan 4, 2020
Very enjoyable trip and smooth running! Staff all lovely and very willing to help :)
RV
Bus VIP 24, Krung Siam Tour, Jan 4, 2020
Quite new and comfortable bus, some snacks provided. No meal as stated in the description. Would use it again.
DF
train #85 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways, Jan 1, 2020
Great experience with the kids. Best way to go south.
JS
Bus Express, Sri Suthep Tour, Dec 25, 2019
It was okay the bus driver and his helper was nice bus was dirty especially the seats but they give u comfy clean blankets snack and water. We arrived exactly on time. Seat recline back
NJ
train #39 2nd Class AC seats only, Thai Railways, Dec 24, 2019
Very polite staff, on time service, really cheap but a bit cramped for anyone over 5 foot. It’s designed for Thais so not really their fault. Free snacks and drinks.
AB
train #167 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways, Dec 24, 2019
Was nice enough journey but not luxury. Train was very clean and comfortable but toilets need updating to make more hygienic and less smelly. Beds were comfortable with clean sheets and blanket. Air con was freezing (too cold for December). Train was noise and bit bumpy but enjoyed the experience and did get a fair bit of sleep. Would travel this way again.
EG
train #85 1st Class Sleeper, Thai Railways, Dec 22, 2019
The train was old and not very clean but the staff was very helpfull.
SN
train #167 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways, Dec 21, 2019
Nice service
EF
train #85 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways, Dec 21, 2019
Efficient way to travel but don’t expect too much of it. Beds were made very early so nothing left but to sit/lie in your bed. Noise until late. And they start very early to sell coffee/tea again. So not much of sleep. Upper berth was fine by the way, up to 1.75m or something.
BO
train #85 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways, Dec 20, 2019
I took a 2nd class sleeper bed and it was amazing! I slept really good and everything was so comfy! - Sound of railway was sometimes bothering but it was ok!
YA
train #83 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways, Dec 19, 2019
perfect service
JM
train #85 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways, Dec 18, 2019
Fast. Claer. Super
YV
train #167 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways, Dec 17, 2019
Great service, really straightforward!
LW
train #167 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways, Dec 17, 2019
Wasn’t the train I was shown the lower berth was a lot smaller and extremely hard to sleep with a child unlike the other train we usually get. Also the train itself was so old when stopping and going again such a sharp bump and there were a lot of stops from Bangkok to Surat Thani. We have done a lot of sleep trains and the last 2 we have been extremely disappointed in.
MK
train #167 2nd Class Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways, Dec 17, 2019
Everything went as planned.
CS
train #167 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways, Dec 15, 2019
Well.. it got us to Surat Thani. About an hour later than what it was posted to so I’m glad we didn’t have a connecting bus booked already. I’ll be honest, the train itself was pretty old (a Daewoo) the ride was pretty noisy but We were able to sleep. The bathroom was kind of smelly and the toilet opened to the train tracks itself... can you say health hazard.... the staff were friendly enough. It’s the only train so I’d book again because of that.
YL
train #85 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways, Dec 14, 2019
All was good but a couple of minor problems: no place for the luggage and slightly loudly. As for the 12go, all was just perfect! Thank you guys for this amazing service, especially for the detailed instructions!
AS
train #85 1st Class Sleeper, Thai Railways, Dec 13, 2019
Trip was fine, other than when we showed up to our 1st class cabin the bench seat had wet sticky stuff all over it. It was gross and we couldn’t even put our stuff down. Once the attendant came we told him and he just laughed and said “haha yep I guess so”. Luckily we had sanitizing wipes and had to use a large amount to clean this super sticky unknown substance off our our seat.
SK
train #85 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways, Dec 9, 2019
The train is super nice! The beads are comfy, and at least I was able to sleep well. The only downside was that it was 3 hours late. Apparently it’s quite common.. So you should know this! The delay meant that we got to Koh Phangan around 19 pm instead of 13.. The Lomprayah speedboat to the island was HORRIBLE, if you tend to get seasick avoid it or take a sickness pills..!
TA
train #167 2nd Class Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways, Dec 6, 2019
Hyvin toimi! Sain myös rahan palautuksen ylimääräisestä maksusta, kun noudin lippuni toimistolta
SP
train #39 2nd Class AC seats only, Thai Railways, Dec 4, 2019
Organized but arrived almost 2hrs late
VH
train #85 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways, Nov 25, 2019
Tickets bestellen ging makkelijk, goede informatievoorziening. De trein stopt heel frequent, duurt ongeveer 15 uur voordat de trein surat thani bereikt, komt dus later aan dan 12go asai belooft! (+/- 1,5 tot 2 uur vertraging, dit is eigenlijk altijd zo).
FM
train #85 1st Class Sleeper, Thai Railways, Nov 24, 2019
Zug ist pünktlich abgefahren, sind mit ca 45 min Verspätung angekommen. Kabinen waren nicht so super sauber und die Betten recht hart, haben aber dennoch ganz gut geschlafen und die 12 Stunden Zug fahrt gut herum bekommen. Man konnte unsere zweier Privat Kabine abschließen, was ich sehr angenehm fand.
SV
train #85 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways, Nov 21, 2019
Improve your English!
UP
train #43 2nd Class AC seats only, Thai Railways, Nov 19, 2019
I asked for a window seat, but only got a aisle seat. So I was a Little bit disappointed. I'm railway-fan and for me is very important to catch a seat with good view of the line.
FF
train #85 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways, Nov 18, 2019
4 stars because the top bed is too small for tall people and the lights are bright above the curtains.
AS
train #85 1st Class Sleeper, Thai Railways, Nov 15, 2019
Very good organization of 12go.asia as well as friendly and expert consultation. The vip cabin of the Train is okay, but not vip. All in all a nice experience.
AM
train #85 1st Class Sleeper, Thai Railways, Nov 15, 2019
We had a great trip with the train. Very good organised
CC
train #85 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways, Nov 14, 2019
Trains are pretty old and dirty. Bed service was good though.
AT
train #85 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways, Nov 13, 2019
Completely seamless process. Very fluid guidelines were provided while booking regarding the pick-up of tickets and other related information regarding the travel
GK
train #85 1st Class Sleeper, Thai Railways, Nov 13, 2019
It's what you can expect. We traveled in a first class cabine with our 1 year old son and had a solid 7 hours of sleep! :) to bad the train was a few hours late
KC
train #167 2nd Class Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways, Nov 12, 2019
Bett war bequem. Obwohl ich nur mit Ventilator gebucht habe, war die Klima Anlage sowieso an. Die Toiletten sind halt wie im Zug.. Ein Loch im Boden und alles geht raus. Ich konnte wegen den Geräuschen des Zuges nicht so gut schlafen.
AE
train #83 1st Class Sleeper, Thai Railways, Nov 11, 2019
We enjoyed it! The train definitely has some features that are less than ideal - it’s an older train and it’s a bit rough around the edges. We took the 83 to Surat Thani, first class sleeper car, and the train left and arrived on time. If you have luxury expectations of a first class sleeper, you should reset those expectations right now. The sleeper is private with fairly comfortable seating and sleeping arrangements, but is by no means luxury. Our luggage fit in our car with us and still left room to be comfortable (though it’s a tight squeeze). The toilet is a squat toilet (but that’s what I’d expected) and it was fine. I wouldn’t call the train dirty, just old and therefore a bit grimy. Overall, we enjoyed it and were surprised that we slept as much as we did!
OY
train #85 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways, Nov 9, 2019
Was on time, clean and maintained. Upper bed quite small and the curtain dont block lamp light. , down beds are very nice. Unfortunatly there is only 1 electrical socket in mid train and another near toilet.
JI
train #83 1st Class Sleeper, Thai Railways, Nov 9, 2019
Good experience. The train and the sleeper car aren’t the newest, but it’s overall fine and functional
EV
train #85 1st Class Sleeper, Thai Railways, Nov 8, 2019
Good train. Nice on time. Little dirty first class
AB
train #85 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways, Nov 5, 2019
Perfect
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How to get from Bangkok to Surat Thani

When you want to get from Bangkok to Surat Thani, you have a few options to consider. Traveling between these destinations is possible by different means of transport:

  • Flight
  • Bus
  • Train
  • Van
  • Taxi

If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Flight. However, if you’d rather take your time with a slower, more affordable travel option, you can book a Bus ticket.

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A taxi ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about THB 10,118. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as THB 466.

How far is Bangkok from Surat Thani?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Bangkok to Surat Thani. Your trip will be a total of 400 miles (643 km). The flying distance is 335 miles (539 km).

How long does it take to get from Bangkok to Surat Thani?

The travel time from Bangkok to Surat Thani can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 1 to 13 hours.

How much does it cost to get from Bangkok to Surat Thani?

The cost of the trip from Bangkok to Surat Thani varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Transport Co (บริษัท ขนส่ง จำกัด): travelling by bus expect to pay as low as THB 466 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a taxi - a one-way taxi ticket can cost as much as THB 10,118.

Here is a chart of the average ticket prices and transportation options available from Bangkok to Surat Thani:

  • Bus tickets - THB 466 to THB 876;
  • Train tickets - THB 508 to THB 1,829;
  • Plane tickets - THB 638 to THB 2,884;
  • Van price : THB 750 - THB 750;
  • flight+van price: THB 1,949 - THB 1,949. From Bangkok to Surat Thani starting from 08:05 Don Mueang Airport until 08:05 Don Mueang Airport

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from THB 10,118 to THB 10,118.

How many trips per day are there between Bangkok and Surat Thani?

Depending on your choice of transportation, the number of daily trips varies.

  • Flights from Bangkok to Surat Thani depart during the day - there are approximately 1 departures a day.
  • 1 by flight+van from Bangkok to Surat Thani starting from 08:05 Don Mueang Airport until 08:05 Don Mueang Airport
  • Buses start plying the route from 07:00 - you can also take a bus as late as 20:20. There are 1 available bus trips every day.
  • Trains always run on a set schedule - there are 1 trains per day.
  • Vans from Bangkok to Surat Thani depart during the day - there are approximately 1 departures a day.

Taxis are a good option to consider for this route, too. Book a cab to take you from Bangkok to Surat Thani any time of the day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?

Flights

Traveling by plane is the fastest way to get from Bangkok to Surat Thani. While it’s often the most expensive option, tool, occasionally you can grab promotional tickets for more or less the price of a train or a ferry ticket. Normally, the minimum you need to pay for a Plane ticket is THB 638.

Things to remember before boarding a plane:

  • It’s recommended to book a ticket in advance and check-in online. This way, you can save over 2 hours at the airport, and if your seat selection is on a first come first served basis you will have more options to choose from.
  • Getting through security checks may take some time - it’s recommended to get to the airport at least 1.5 hours in advance.

Airlines flying from Bangkok to Surat Thani
Nok Air (นกแอร์), Thai AirAsia (แอร์เอเชีย), Thai Airways, Thai Lion Air, Thai Smile (ไทยสมายล์), Thai Vietjet

Buses

Taking a bus from Bangkok to Surat Thani is cheaper than flying. Quite often, a long-distance bus is the cheapest transportation option. Buses normally make bathroom and/or lunch stops along the way.

Things to remember before opting for a bus ride:

  • If possible, make sure to choose higher-class buses for a more comfortable travel experience. Such buses often have an air conditioning system, soft reclining seats, Wi-Fi, bathrooms, etc.
  • As with plane tickets, buses are better booked in advance so that you can secure a good seat.
  • While booking a bus, keep in mind that delays are possible. Yet it still pays to get to the bus station at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure.

Taxi

Catching a cab is the easiest way to get from Bangkok to Surat Thani. It allows you to tailor-make your trip, plan all the detours and see all the places you want. You can choose the type and the size of your car as well to be as comfortable as you'd like to.

Depending on the route, it might cost as much as THB 10,118.

Things to remember: It's a good idea to follow the route on Google Maps or any other GPS navigator.

Trains

Things to remember while choosing a train ticket:
Consider everything carefully while choosing the class of your train travel. In most cases, the second class is comfortable enough – it features 2 or 4 berths in each compartment and is often air-conditioned.

If you’re in for a premium experience, consider getting a first class ticket. The price of first class tickets may include Wifi, and a choice of snacks and drinks.

Vans

A shared van is another means of transport for traveling from Bangkok to Surat Thani. As far as travel time is concerned, it’s basically equal to a taxi ride, while price-wise it’s way more affordable. The majority of tourists book a van online in advance.

Sometimes, when trains or buses aren’t available, a van is your only way to get from Bangkok to Surat Thani.

Things to remember: while traveling by van, you might not have as much space for luggage as you would on a train or a plane. It’s a good idea to pack only the most useful things for a van trip and put them in a backpack that will be easy to carry around.

The most popular transport from Bangkok to Surat Thani

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Bangkok to Surat Thani? In order to make your choice of transportation easier, we asked 1000 users to range their preferences for this route. Here are the results of the poll:

  • 85% decided to go for a bus.
  • 6% users took a plane.
  • 6% users enjoyed a train ride.
  • 1% chosen flight+van
  • 1% decided to catch a taxi.
  • 1% opted for a van.