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Thai Railways
Refundable Recommended
08:05
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
8h 40m ride in train #43, 2nd Class AC seats only
3.7
16:45
Surat Thani
Thai Railways
Refundable Recommended
14:45
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
10h 41m ride in train #31
5+
01:26
+1
Surat Thani
Thai Railways
Refundable Recommended
19:30
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
11h 40m ride in train #85
3.9+
07:10
+1
Surat Thani

From Hua Lamphong to Surat Thani by Trains

Thai Railways
Refundable Recommended
08:05
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
8h 40m ride in train #43, 2nd Class AC seats only
3.7
16:45
Surat Thani
Thai Railways
Refundable
13:00
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
11h 25m ride in train #171
5
00:25
+1
Surat Thani
Thai Railways
Refundable Recommended
14:45
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
10h 41m ride in train #31
5+
01:26
+1
Surat Thani
Thai Railways
Refundable
14:45
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
10h 38m ride in train #31.2, 2nd Class Sleeper AC
01:23
+1
Surat Thani
Thai Railways
Refundable
15:10
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
10h 50m ride in train #37
02:00
+1
Surat Thani
Thai Railways
Refundable
15:10
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
10h 53m ride in train #45, 2nd Class Sleeper AC
02:03
+1
Surat Thani
Thai Railways
Refundable
15:35
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
12h 10m ride in train #169
03:45
+1
Surat Thani
Thai Railways
Refundable
17:05
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
11h 20m ride in train #83
3.8+
04:25
+1
Surat Thani
Thai Railways
Refundable
17:35
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
12h 15m ride in train #173
05:50
+1
Surat Thani
Thai Railways
Refundable
18:30
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
11h 55m ride in train #167
3.9+
06:25
+1
Surat Thani
Thai Railways
Refundable Recommended
19:30
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
11h 40m ride in train #85
3.9+
07:10
+1
Surat Thani
Thai Railways
Refundable
19:30
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
11h 40m ride in train #85.2
07:10
+1
Surat Thani
Thai Railways
Refundable
19:30
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
11h 40m ride in train #167.3, 2nd Class Sleeper AC
07:10
+1
Surat Thani
Thai Railways
Refundable
22:50
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
9h 15m ride in train #41, 2nd Class AC seats only
08:05
+1
Surat Thani
Thai Railways
Refundable
22:50
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
9h 15m ride in train #39, 2nd Class AC seats only
3.7
08:05
+1
Surat Thani

From Hua Lamphong to Surat Thani by Trains+Buses

Thai Railways
Refundable
15:35
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
12h 10m journey in train+Bus. All connections guaranteed
03:45
+1
Surat Thani
Thai Railways
Refundable
17:35
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
13h 30m journey in train+Bus. All connections guaranteed
07:05
+1
Surat Thani Train Station
Thai Railways
Refundable
18:30
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
13h 30m journey in train+Bus. All connections guaranteed
3.9
08:00
+1
Surat Thani Train Station

From Southern Terminal to Surat Thani by Buses

Nakhon Si Racha
eTicket Instant
07:00
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
9h 45m bus ride in Express
5
16:45
Surat Thani
Nakhon Si Racha
eTicket Instant
17:00
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
10h 35m bus ride in VIP
5
03:35
+1
Surat Thani
eTicket Instant
17:20
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
9h 10m bus ride in VIP
02:30
+1
Phunphin, Surat Thani
eTicket Instant
17:20
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
10h 35m bus ride in VIP
03:55
+1
Surat Thani
eTicket Instant
17:20
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
10h 35m bus ride in VIP 24
03:55
+1
Surat Thani
eTicket Instant
17:20
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
9h 10m bus ride in VIP 24
02:30
+1
Phunphin, Surat Thani
Nakhon Si Racha
eTicket Instant
18:00
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
10h 35m bus ride in VIP
5
04:35
+1
Surat Thani
Nakhon Si Racha
eTicket Instant
18:00
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
10h 35m bus ride in VIP 24
04:35
+1
Surat Thani
Krungsiam Tour
eTicket
19:00
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
10h bus ride in Express
5
05:00
+1
Surat Thani

Transport types between Bangkok and Surat Thani

Bangkok to Surat Thani Schedule

Bangkok to Surat Thani Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Glassflower Premium 00:00 - 11:00฿ 11,119
Transport Co Express 06:50 - 13:50฿ 502
Thai Railways 2nd Class AC seats only 08:05 - 16:45฿ 738
Transport Co Express 10:30 - 17:30฿ 502
Thai Railways 2nd Class Sleeper AC 14:45 - 01:26฿ 1,142
Thai Railways 2nd Class Sleeper AC 17:05 - 04:25฿ 938
Thai Lion Air Economy #SL74619:00 - 20:10฿ 1,437
Krungsiam Tour Express 19:00 - 05:00฿ 599
Transport Co Express 21:40 - 04:40฿ 502
Thai Railways 2nd Class AC seats only 22:50 - 08:05฿ 738

Bangkok to Surat Thani destination reviews

4.0
2523 customer reviews
5
41%
4
35%
3
14%
2
5%
1
4%
SK
3
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
5
train #167 2nd Class Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways, Dec 6, 2019
Hyvin toimi! Sain myös rahan palautuksen ylimääräisestä maksusta, kun noudin lippuni toimistolta
VH
3
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
4
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.
UP
3
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
4
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
3
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
5
train #85 1st Class Sleeper, Thai Railways, Nov 15, 2019
We had a great trip with the train. Very good organised
CC
3
train #85 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways, Nov 14, 2019
Trains are pretty old and dirty. Bed service was good though.
AT
5
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
4
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
4
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
3
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
4
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
4
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
4
train #85 1st Class Sleeper, Thai Railways, Nov 8, 2019
Good train. Nice on time. Little dirty first class
GK
2
train #43 2nd Class AC seats only, Thai Railways, Nov 2, 2019
We'd booked the tickets so that when we arrived we would have been able to have gotten the shuttle bus to our hotel in khao sok. There were known delays which we were not informed about which meant we missed the last shuttle bus and had to pay 1800 for a cab to our hotel instead. Other than that the train staff were very nice.
RB
5
train #85 1st Class Sleeper, Thai Railways, Oct 30, 2019
Very nice staff. Train is old but nothing to complain about.
LV
2
train #85 1st Class Sleeper, Thai Railways, Oct 24, 2019
The rail track is very noisy and bumpy. The toilet was clean.
KM
3
train #85 1st Class Sleeper, Thai Railways, Oct 23, 2019
The 12GO Asia part of our trip was GREAT! The email notifications were great, the customer service before arriving was great, the in person experience of picking up the tickets was great... 12GO = one of the best service company experiences I have had in a long time. The train service Thailand offered from Bangkok to Surat Thani = NOT great. The train left 1 hour late, the beds were not made when we got on and took a loooonnnnggg time to be made, the expensive breakfast (180 baht per breakfast) was almost inedible, and the train person walked into our room without asking and rushed us off the train. The train coming back from Surat Thani was much better. It left on time and didn't have long loudspeaker announcements at the stops on the way back. The loudspeaker announcements on the way down woke us up almost every time.

Popular Routes in Thailand

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
  • 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 11,119. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as THB 502.

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 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 502 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 11,119.

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

  • Bus tickets - THB 502 to THB 892;
  • Train tickets - THB 638 to THB 1,829;
  • Plane tickets - THB 1,000 to THB 4,320;

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from THB 11,119 to THB 11,119.

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

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

  • Buses start plying the route from 06:50 - you can also take a bus as late as 23:00. There are 33 available bus trips every day.
  • Flights from Bangkok to Surat Thani depart during the day - there are approximately 20 departures a day.
  • Trains always run on a set schedule - there are 15 trains per 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 1,000.

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)

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 11,119.

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.

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:

  • 1000 users enjoyed a train ride.