Bangkok to Surat Thani

Bangkok to Surat Thani

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Bangkok to Surat Thani Schedule

Bangkok to Surat Thani Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Glassflower VIP Van 9pax Any time฿ 9,395
Thai Vietjet Economy #VZ35405:50 - 07:05฿ 1,032
Nok Air Economy #DD57006:05 - 07:15฿ 1,140
Thai Vietjet Economy #VZ35009:45 - 11:00฿ 1,358
Thai AirAsia Economy #FD323911:10 - 12:25฿ 1,986
Thai Lion Air Economy #SL74013:30 - 14:40฿ 1,570
Thai Railway Class III Fan 15:34 - 03:46฿ 356
Thai Railway Class III Fan 17:25 - 05:25฿ 308
Sombat Tour VIP 31 19:00 - 05:50฿ 856
Sri Suthep Tour Express 20:00 - 06:00฿ 573
Thai Railway Class II AC 22:05 - 09:25฿ 708

Transportation from Bangkok to Surat Thani

Bangkok to Surat Thani Destination Reviews

Despite the 2hr delay because of storm in Bangkok we enjoyed the experience of the overnight train to Chaiya.
Train #85 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Oct 9, 2022
Too cold, too lightly for sleeping
Train #167 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railway (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Apr 21, 2022
The upstair bed had no Window and i didn't know. I would have choosed a better place. No place for siting...eating.
Train #85 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railway (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Jan 12, 2022
Great service and very comfortable
Bus Express, Transport Co (บริษัท ขนส่ง จำกัด), Dec 24, 2021
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.
Bus VIP, Sri Suthep Tour (ศรีสุเทพทัวร์), Feb 7, 2020
21 customer reviews

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+van ticket.

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A taxi+Van ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about USD 4,699.20. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a train as a train ticket costs as low as USD 7.66.

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 2 to 16 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 Thai Railway (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย): travelling by train expect to pay as low as USD 7.66 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a taxi+Van - a one-way taxi+Van ticket can cost as much as USD 4,699.20.

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

  • Train tickets - USD 7.66 to USD 53.81;
  • Bus tickets - USD 17.62 to USD 28.79;
  • Plane tickets - USD 32.82 to USD 71.71;
  • Bus+Van price: USD 35.90. From Bangkok to Surat Thani starting from 19:00 Southern Terminal Bangkok until 19:00 Southern Terminal Bangkok
  • Van price : USD 1,612.21;
  • flight+Van price: USD 4,162.83. From Bangkok to Surat Thani starting from 08:05 Don Mueang Airport until 08:05 Don Mueang Airport
  • taxi+Van price: USD 4,699.20. From Bangkok to Surat Thani starting from 05:00 Surat Thani Town Transfer until 05:00 Surat Thani Town Transfer

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from USD 217.73 to USD 300.85.

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

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

  • Trains always run on a set schedule - there are 34 trains per day.
  • Flights from Bangkok to Surat Thani depart during the day - there are approximately 14 departures a day.
  • Buses start plying the route from 07:30 - you can also take a bus as late as 19:50. There are 14 available bus trips every 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?


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 USD 32.82.

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 (ไทยไลอ้อนแอร์), Thai Smile (ไทยสมายล์), Thai Vietjet (ไทยเวียดเจ็ทแอร์)


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.


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 USD 217.73.

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


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.


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:

  • 62% users enjoyed a train ride.
  • 21% users took a plane.
  • 7% decided to go for a bus.
  • 6% chosen flight+Van
  • 1% Other