Bangkok to Surat Thani

Bangkok to Surat Thani

Surat Thani
Fri, Jul 26
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Bangkok to Surat Thani Schedule

Bangkok to Surat Thani Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Firstplan Transport Services SUV 4pax Any time฿ 9,790
Nok Air Economy #DD57006:10 - 07:20฿ 1,248
Hahn Air Systems Economy #H1481809:30 - 10:45฿ 4,057
Thai AirAsia Economy #FD323911:40 - 12:55฿ 1,935
Nok Air Economy #DD57413:20 - 14:30฿ 1,929
Thai AirAsia Economy #FD333115:40 - 17:00฿ 2,155
Transport Co Express 16:45 - 08:55฿ 703
ChokeAnan Tour VIP 19:30 - 05:00฿ 781
Thai Railway Class II Fan 20:30 - 07:16฿ 426
Thai Railway Class II AC 22:50 - 07:50฿ 624

Transportation from Bangkok to Surat Thani

Facts about the transport from Bangkok to Surat Thani

Cheapest Transport$8
Fastest Transport1h 10m
Earliest Departure5:00 AM
Latest Departure8:30 PM
Departures per day99
Distance643 kilometers
Transport CompaniesBangkok Busline, BangkokTaxi24, ChokeAnan Tour, Firstplan Transport Services, Glassflower, Hahn Air Systems, Jarinthon Tour, Krungsiam Tour, Krungsiam Tour, Montanatip, Nakhon Si Racha, Nara Travel, Nok Air, Phuket Travel, Raja Ferry, Sappaisal, Sombat Tour, SOT Travel, Sri Suthep Tour, Thai AirAsia, Thai Lion Air, Thai Railway, Thai Vietjet, Transport Co, Van2Travel

Bangkok to Surat Thani Destination Reviews

The driver drove so close to the vehicle’s in front, he had to push the brake almost every 10 second. Once he had to hit the brake so hard that people woke up in big panic, and belongings went everywhere. Luckily no accidents occurred - the function of the brake-pedal turned out being useful :-/ 1. note: Now it finally makes sense why they try to add on a travel insurance, for a bus trip. 2. note: Remember to put on your seat belt. At 1 AM he stopped the bus, turned on the lights in the cabin, woke everybody up and yelled out loud that now was eating break. In the middle of the night, while everyone was a sleep. - what the f is going on. However, the bus was very comfortable and clean. The staff (and the owner himself) at the office was informative and friendly. But once the bus arrives and the operation changes from purchasing tickets and getting informations on how to check-in - everything changes. You are being yelled at - you dont get any informations - you have to hurry, to fit their time schedules. We also bought an extended ticket from Surat Thani to Khao Lak directly from the operator at their main office. The owner told me it was the same company that operated for both busses, so there was no problem. He said a van would take us on the second trip once we arrived at Surat Thani. We had a “VIP” ticked, so we expected just descent comfort and service - or maybe just not to be yelled at… We traveled with our 6 year old kid, and came directly from a shitty bus drive, with almost no sleep. The van worse “service” experience we have ever had (I’m 40 and have traveled a lot). A mad little Thai guy yelling and being super stressed was our new driver. Well, same company - “VIP” tickets - decided to believe it was just a normal human being having a bad moment. The minivan was old crap - we were stacked together inside like cattle’s. After half an hour (of crazy speeding) we stopped - again, no informations prior to this - and was ordered inside of an even older bus - now managing travelling suitcases for the third time… This bus appeared to be a normal route-bus with lots of stops and local people hopping on and off. Very tired, and very confused, we once asked if we could go out and use a toilet, as it appeared the driver had stopped the bus to take a cigarette-break. I was told “no, only 40 minutes to next stop”. So my 6-year old had to do his best, not to piss his pants for 40 more minutes. Finally after 40 minutes, the bus stopped at what appeared to be a central bus point with food court and toilets. I asked how how long time we had, and the drivers helper (yes they were 2 persons) said “we leave in 2 minutes” - so leaving travelling suitcases and everything else behind in a bus where they do not care about you, we were in a mad hurry, to find the toilet, get stuff done, and get back to the bus. And we managed it in time. Now still feeling like shit after a horrible night and morning, hungry as well, we sat in the bus for 10 more minutes, as the driver was still on a break and appeared to have a nice conversation with a lovely female colleague at the bus station. Many cigarettes consumed, a lot of laughter. - looked nice. So I went out and asked them, if they were waiting until 10:30 (we came around 10:05)as there was a sign saying 10:30 for the bus line “Suray Thani - Phuket”. Once again he said “no, leave in 2 minutes” I told him it would be nice if we could tell the passengers that everyone can have a break, not just the driver. When being confronted with this lack of service, they suddently could not speak English anymore. A couple of seconds after, it appeared that they realised the stupidity. Now they acted as if I was invisible
Bus VIP Bus, Montanatip (Montanatip), Apr 13, 2024
We arrived at the bus Terminal 2hours before departure We gave the email and received the papers... But after a while i was asking for our bus and the staff told me this was the wrong ticket or booking So it was frustrating to get another bus to surat thani which had no charding options for cellphone.... At arrival after 10hours no akku/battery on phone..... We got blankets and water with some pack of Sandwiches and juice Very smelly bus (urine)
Bus Express, Transport Co (บริษัท ขนส่ง จำกัด), Mar 16, 2023
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
28 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 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 USD 393.27. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a train as a train ticket costs as low as USD 7.32.

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 17 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 7.32 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 USD 393.27.

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

  • Train tickets - USD 7.32 to USD 24.86;
  • Bus tickets - USD 16.72 to USD 30.06;
  • Bus+Van price: USD 34.29. From Bangkok to Surat Thani starting from 19:00 Southern Terminal Bangkok until 19:00 Southern Terminal Bangkok
  • Plane tickets - USD 61.25 to USD 112.20;
  • Van price : USD 1,540.07;
  • flight+Van price: USD 3,976.56. From Bangkok to Surat Thani starting from 08:05 Don Mueang Airport until 08:05 Don Mueang Airport
  • taxi+Van price: USD 4,488.94. 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 226.88 to USD 393.27.

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 06:45 - you can also take a bus as late as 19:30. There are 53 available bus trips every day.
  • Trains always run on a set schedule - there are 22 trains per day.
  • Flights from Bangkok to Surat Thani depart during the day - there are approximately 13 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?


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 61.25.

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

Hahn Air Systems, Nok Air (นกแอร์), Thai AirAsia (แอร์เอเชีย), Thai Lion Air (ไทยไลอ้อนแอร์), 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 226.88.

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:

  • 55% users enjoyed a train ride.
  • 32% decided to go for a bus.
  • 8% chosen Bus+Van
  • 2% decided to catch a taxi.
  • 1% Other