Krabi to Bangkok @ train, bus, flight May 29, 2017

29 trips (THB 629 — 14,400)

From Krabi Bus Terminal to Bangkok by bus

08:00
Krabi Bus Terminal
20:00
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
12h
Instant
฿ 629
× 2 = ฿ 1,258
? seats available
16:10
Krabi Bus Terminal
04:10
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
12h
Instant
฿ 629
× 2 = ฿ 1,258
? seats available
17:00
Krabi Bus Terminal
05:35
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
12h 35m
Instant
฿ 944
× 2 = ฿ 1,888
? seats available
17:10
Krabi Bus Terminal
05:45
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
12h 35m
Instant
฿ 750
× 2 = ฿ 1,500
? seats available
17:20
Krabi Bus Terminal
05:55
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
12h 35m
Instant
฿ 944
× 2 = ฿ 1,888
? seats available

From Krabi Bus Terminal to Bangkok by bus+train joint ticket

13:00
Krabi Bus Terminal
17:00
Suratthani Train station
4h
Instant Refund
10 seats available
This connection is managed by the operating company. You will be transfered between the trips.
18:37
Suratthani
06:30
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
11h 53m
Refund
31 seats available
Total
17h 30m
฿ 1,308
× 2 = ฿ 2,616

From Ao Nang (any hotel) to Bangkok by taxi

PGS
Any
Ao Nang (any hotel), Krabi
Time
Bangkok any hotel
12h
Refund
฿ 14,400
  vehicle, all incl
PGS
Any
Ao Nang (any hotel), Krabi
Time
Bangkok any hotel
12h
Refund
฿ 13,300
  vehicle, all incl

From Krabi Andaman Wave Master to Bangkok by bus

17:30
Krabi Andaman Wave Master
05:30
Khao San Songserm, Bangkok
12h
Instant
฿ 850
× 2 = ฿ 1,700
20 seats available

From Krabi Airport to Bangkok by flight

#FD3226
07:45
Krabi Airport
09:05
Don Mueang Airport
1h 30m
Instant
฿ 1,409
× 2 = ฿ 2,818
  available
#SL801
08:40
Krabi Airport
10:10
Don Mueang Airport
1h 20m
Instant 15kg
฿ 1,318
× 2 = ฿ 2,636
  available
#SL815
09:20
Krabi Airport
10:50
Don Mueang Airport
1h 20m
Instant 15kg
฿ 1,128
× 2 = ฿ 2,256
  available
#WE244
09:30
Krabi Airport
10:50
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 20m
Instant 20kg
฿ 1,500
× 2 = ฿ 3,000
  available
#TG242
10:10
Krabi Airport
11:30
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 20m
Instant
฿ 1,871
× 2 = ฿ 3,742
  available
#FD3230
10:50
Krabi Airport
12:05
Don Mueang Airport
1h 30m
Instant
฿ 1,182
× 2 = ฿ 2,364
  available
#PG262
11:40
Krabi Airport
13:05
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 25m
Instant
฿ 1,952
× 2 = ฿ 3,904
  available
#DD7911
12:10
Krabi Airport
13:30
Don Mueang Airport
1h 20m
Instant 15kg
฿ 1,661
× 2 = ฿ 3,322
  available
#SL807
13:15
Krabi Airport
14:35
Don Mueang Airport
1h 20m
Instant 15kg
฿ 1,128
× 2 = ฿ 2,256
  available
#WE246
14:45
Krabi Airport
16:10
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 20m
Instant 20kg
฿ 1,722
× 2 = ฿ 3,444
  available
#TG252
15:20
Krabi Airport
16:40
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 20m
Instant
฿ 1,871
× 2 = ฿ 3,742
  available
#FD3224
15:35
Krabi Airport
17:00
Don Mueang Airport
1h 30m
Instant
฿ 1,409
× 2 = ฿ 2,818
  available
#FD3228
16:20
Krabi Airport
17:40
Don Mueang Airport
1h 30m
Instant
฿ 1,409
× 2 = ฿ 2,818
  available
#PG268
16:30
Krabi Airport
17:55
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 25m
Instant
฿ 1,952
× 2 = ฿ 3,904
  available
#FD3211
16:40
Krabi Airport
18:10
Don Mueang Airport
1h 30m
Instant
฿ 1,182
× 2 = ฿ 2,364
  available
#SL813
18:00
Krabi Airport
19:20
Don Mueang Airport
1h 20m
Instant 15kg
฿ 1,318
× 2 = ฿ 2,636
  available
#FD3222
19:00
Krabi Airport
20:30
Don Mueang Airport
1h 30m
Instant
฿ 1,977
× 2 = ฿ 3,954
  available
#TG250
19:20
Krabi Airport
20:40
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 20m
Instant
฿ 1,871
× 2 = ฿ 3,742
  available
#PG264
19:40
Krabi Airport
21:05
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 25m
Instant
฿ 1,952
× 2 = ฿ 3,904
  available
#WE248
20:30
Krabi Airport
21:50
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 20m
Instant 20kg
฿ 1,500
× 2 = ฿ 3,000
  available

Getting from Krabi to Bangkok

How to get to Bangkok from Krabi

The most convenient way to get to Bangkok from Krabi is by bus, but railway types can also make a combined bus+train journey, though it is not the most obvious and fastest way to get to the capital.

From Krabi to Bangkok by bus

Bangkok-bound buses leave from either from Nuea Khlong which lies 15km from Krabi by the Krabi international airport, or from Krabi bus terminal near Talat Kao, about 4km north of Krabi. In Bangkok buses arrive either to Southern bus terminal, Sai Tai Mai, located on Phutthamonthon Sai Road in Thonburi district on the western side of the Chao Phraya River, or to the Northern Bus Terminal, Morchit, which has better public transport connections with the city. There are express and VIP24 buses of Lignite company, which cover the distance between the two cities in about 11 hours and go to Sai Tai Mai. An express bus ticket cost THB 664, while VIP24 is more expensive at THB 970. There is a morning bus at 8am, which is a worthy option for those who want to get off on the route (e.g. in Hua Hin), but to get to Bangkok itself afternoon buses (4.10pm and 5pm) are a much more convenient option. Note that both of them arrive to Bangkok in the small hours, so arrange your lodging in advance, or, if you are connecting further to the north, opt for morning buses.

All buses provide snacks, air-conditioning and blankets and make several pit-stops along the route at large gas stations with convenience stores, cafes and toilets.

Getting from Krabi to Bangkok by train

Though there is no railway line anywhere near Krabi Town, you still can make a combined bus+train journey from Krabi to Bangkok. The Thai southern railway line goes from Bangkok to Suratthani, and the closest railway station to Krabi is the one of Suratthani. It is located in the town of Phun Phin, some 150 km from Krabi Town. To get there, you will need to make a three-to-four hour bus journey, so in most cases this is not an option to consider unless you wish to savour a bit of local life in Suratthani itself. The majority of buses are standard AC ones with prices around THB 180 per person. Book your bus ticket from Krabi to Suratthani here.

Trains from Phun Phin (Suratthani) to Bangkok arrive to Hua Lamphong Station. There is a morning 2nd class AC seats only which is also the fastest one covering the distance between Bangkok and Suratthani in 9 hours (and for THB 858). The rest of the batch are slower (up to 12 hours) and depart in the afternoon and in the evening at 4.40pm, 5.35pm, 6.37pm, 8.35pm, and 9.05pm. Even if slower than buses, trains offer the most comfortable ride, depending on which ticket you book. The top choice is an AC 1st class sleeper (the most convenient of which is #84 and #86 at 9.05pm and 6.37pm (both THB 1589). Second class sleepers are also air-conditioned and provide beds that fold out of your seating upon request or in the evening. These tickets cost from THB 998 to THB 1, 058 and while they may not be as private as 1st class, they are still very comfortable. The fan sleeper carriage works pretty much the same as a normal sleeper but excludes air conditioning and gives you an arguable opportunity to take in countryside smells along the trip. Fan sleepers cost 758 THB per person.

Tip: The lower berths are the first to sell out. Book them as much in advance as possible. They are also considerably wider than the upper ones. If you are travelling with a baby, opt for the lower berths by all means.

Why make a stopover in Suratthani?

Suratthani makes a good base for exploring the nearby areas which are rarely visited by tourist and can give you a taste of real Thailand. Visit Ban Phum Riang fishing village where Muslim women weave wonderful red, yellow and black silk cloths or make a romantic evening cruise along Tapi River, partly overgrown with mangrove forests. There is a monkey training centre 13km from Suratthani in Kanchanadit district; and if you have enough time and arrange your own transport you can go exploring the interior of the vast province. Suratthani is a true gem as far as the street food is concerned; its cuisine showcasing a great variety of Southern dishes and traditional Muslim curries.

From Krabi to Bangkok by plane

More than reasonable prices for air tickets offered by several low-cost carriers on Krabi-Bangkok route make a serious competition to overland travel between the two cities. If you have to choose whether to fly to or from Krabi, go by land from Bangkok to Krabi and fly from Krabi to Bangkok: it is ok to survive a long journey if you have a lazy vacation ahead of you; and spending 12+ hours on a bus seat from Krabi to Bangkok after a relaxing holiday may feel even more tiresome than it actually is. Flying time from Krabi to Bangkok is short – 1½ hour only – and if you are lucky with the weather (you are most likely going to be), then you will have a chance to admire those amazing karst formations Krabi famous for from above.

Thai Lion Air makes four flights a day from Krabi International Airport to Don Mueang Airport in Bangkok. There are two morning flights at 8.40am and 9.30am, one afternoon flight at 1.30pm and one evening flight at 6pm. In low season there are deals under THB1000, which is a real bargain as this price includes 15 kg of checked-in luggage and 7 kg of cabin luggage. Early birds can get the same prices all year through, though when buying your air ticket just a couple of days in advance may set you back THB2500-THB3500.

Krabi International Airport lies 15 km to the northeast of the city centre and about 30 km from Ao Nang. There are air-conditioned airport shuttle buses from both of these locations (THB90 and THB150 respectively) to the airport. There are public songthaews from Krabi Town to the airport (THB50) or your can negotiate a private ride with one of them (THB250). Motorbike taxis ask less (THB150), but are ok only if you do not have much luggage. The trip to the airport takes about 20 minutes from Krabi Town and 40 minutes from Ao Nang.

Note that Krabi airport has two separate terminals – for domestic and international departures. Shopping opportunities are limited, and there is not much in the sense of restaurants and cafes, either: only a couple of coffee-shops and snack booth is all you can rely on.

In Bangkok Lion Air is based in Don Mueang International Airport to the north of the capital. It is connected to the city by airport shuttle buses (routes A1 and A2). A1 terminates at Morchit bus terminal calling en route to Morchit BTS. A2 heads to Morchit BTS first and then proceeds to Saphan Kwai BTS, Ari BTS, Sanam Pao BTS and finally reaches the Victory Monument (THB30). Travel time depends on traffic and is from 60 to 80 minutes. There are commuter trains between Don Mueang airport and Hua Lamphong train station, too. Trains take about 50 minutes to get from the railway station to the airport and are always a secure bet. Operating time is from 3.10am till 10.15pm.

Passenger reviews out of total 6,319 passengers traveled with us on this route

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 ^_^

★★★★★ May 21, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai Lion Air)
★★☆☆☆ May 17, 2017 (bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970) :
Endless trip. Old destroyed bus. No one understand any language. The last stop far away from the city center.
★★★★★ May 15, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai Airways)
★★★☆☆ May 11, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai Lion Air)
★★★★★ May 11, 2017 (bus VIP24, Lignite) :
Todo bien, excelente servicio.
★★☆☆☆ May 6, 2017 (bus Express, Lignite) :
nice to have food and water but bus really smelly (toilet) and trip very long
★★★★☆ May 5, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai Lion Air)
★★★★★ May 4, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai Smile)
★★★★☆ Apr 29, 2017 (bus VIP24, Lignite) :
11pm dinner makes no sense to me
★★★★☆ Apr 26, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai Lion Air) :
Great service. Nice and easy to organise, check in and board the flight. The staff speak English, which made it easier to board the flight. there were lines for check in, but there was a free counter with three staff just chit chatting. If they were on break, they should not have been at the counter. This was really unprofessional. When we went up to the counter, assuming it was open, the ladies didn't even look up at us or say anything. so we went and stood in the next line over.
★★★★★ Apr 25, 2017 (bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970) :
Will I get a refund since there was no bus?
★★★★★ Apr 24, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai Smile)
★★★★☆ Apr 23, 2017 (bus VIP24, Lignite) :
Very comfortable no problem reserving 1 day before. All on schedule arrive early at morchit.
★★★★☆ Apr 18, 2017 (bus Express, Lignite) :
Krabi - Bangkok. Well worth the money. Everything okay, no information in English but I happened to be seated next to a very friendly man who spoke English so no problem for me. Lunch was included which I did not know but very good. The journey for me went very fast because I'm a good sleeper. The bus arrived 21 instead of 20.
★★★★★ Apr 17, 2017 (bus VIP24, Lignite)
★★★★★ Apr 15, 2017 (bus VIP24, Lignite) :
Very enjoy the service and reached Bangkok on time.
★★★★★ Apr 13, 2017 (bus VIP24, Lignite) :
Very good bus, large space on the sit and for the foot. Screen with movies in Thai. Staff don't speak english y te really Nice and agreable. Great, we spend a good night. I strongly recommence it.
★★★★☆ Apr 12, 2017 (bus Express, Lignite) :
Comfortable seats that reclined, 12go got the exact seats we wanted. Only issues were things out of their control, reading lights not working and no toilet paper.
★★★★☆ Apr 10, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai Smile) :
The trip was great: good check in, boarding on time and take off on time. We even arrived 10 minutes earlier than scheduled. The only problem wad that the Krabi Airport was a mess, there is no order and it is imposible to be sure when your flight is boarding.
★★★★★ Apr 3, 2017 (bus VIP24, Lignite)
★★★★★ Apr 2, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai Smile) :
Everything was spot on. Check In was smooth, staff friendly and my flight departed exactly on time.
★★★★★ Apr 1, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai Lion Air) :
Very happy with the service
★★★★★ Mar 31, 2017 (bus VIP24, Lignite)
★★★★★ Mar 27, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai Lion Air)
★★★★☆ Mar 26, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai AirAsia) :
PERFECT
★★★★☆ Mar 25, 2017 (bus Express, Lignite) :
It was a good ride! The meal in between was great (first bus ride in Asia for us). Deducted one star because I cannot handle the way Thai people are passing each other on the highway. We got off early because we realized the Northern terminal was way closer to out hostel. That was no problem. Easy! :)
★★★★☆ Mar 25, 2017 (bus Express, Lignite)
★★★★☆ Mar 23, 2017 (bus VIP24, Lignite) :
All good except the bus was supposed to drop us at the southern bus terminal but it ended up dropping me at the north terminal. Not a huge problem but I'd only worked out buses from the south terminal to get to Bangkok centre. Comfy seat and snacks provided, punctual, clean and a friendly staff member was handing out snacks and instructions. Worth paying a bit more for the VIP bus. Would use Lignite again.
★★☆☆☆ Mar 22, 2017 (bus Express, Lignite) :
It was late 1.5 hours. So had to change all plans. We were lucky that we went to plane
★★★★★ Mar 20, 2017 (bus VIP24, Lignite) :
Nice service, food and space!!
★★★★☆ Mar 17, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai AirAsia)
★★★★☆ Mar 7, 2017 (bus Express, Lignite) :
The journey was as I expected - very long! Getting on to the bus at Krabi Bus Station was not a problem - very friendly, helpful staff - helped load luggage on to bus and helped me to my seat. Most of the passengers were Thai nationals, however, there were non-Thais on board including myself and even if staff could speak a little English and give basic instructions that would be an improvement - I have learnt a few words in Thai to help with communication so I have made the effort! The bus was as expected - basic but comfortable. There were only two stops for toilet breaks/food on the way - maybe an additional stop would have made the journey even more comfortable. The bus did arrive a little late in Bangkok but I had accepted at the start of the journey that this might happen - the bus arrived approximately 21.15 p.m. Maybe Lignite could revise their arrival time so as to avoid disappointment amongst passengers. Arriving at Bangkok Bus Terminal there were plenty of taxis to take passengers on to hotels etc. Overall, this is a long journey and the bus is comfortable but do not expect luxury.
★★★★☆ Mar 6, 2017 (bus Express, Lignite) :
Seats were comfortable, but we arrived with 1,5 h delay.
★★★★★ Mar 2, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai Lion Air)
★★★☆☆ Feb 25, 2017 (bus VIP24, Lignite)
★★★★★ Feb 23, 2017 (bus VIP24, Lignite)
★★★★☆ Feb 22, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai Lion Air) :
The flight was on time and the service efficient.
★★★☆☆ Feb 19, 2017 (bus Express, Lignite) :
The bus didn't stop on the Nothern Terminal. The crew wasn't talking an English even a little.
★★★☆☆ Feb 18, 2017 (bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970)
★★★★★ Feb 14, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai Lion Air) :
Fast efficient and comfortable
★★★★★ Feb 7, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai Lion Air) :
Easy.
★★★★★ Feb 4, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai Lion Air)
★★★☆☆ Feb 4, 2017 (bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970) :
Old but very comfortable bus. The journey was about 4 hours but went off smoothly. The company were helpful and checked our ultimate destination before we got off and directed us to the wonderfully helpful lady in the office. Able to leave our bags and take a later bus to the train station. All in all Phantip were a reliable company.
★★★★★ Feb 3, 2017 (bus Express, Lignite) :
Good service. For this price.
★★★★★ Feb 2, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai AirAsia) :
Friendly staff, clean airplane, I wish airlines in the USA were run the same way. Will definitely fly AirAsia again!
★★★★★ Jan 30, 2017 (bus VIP24, Lignite)
★★☆☆☆ Jan 23, 2017 (bus Express, Lignite) :
We wanted to get off but the bus after the bus stopped and left very quickly and we were in the front top of the bus and couldn't understand what she was saying. We told her to please wait and she wouldn't let us or another group of people off the bus when we wanted to.
★★★★☆ Jan 19, 2017 (bus VIP24, Lignite) :
Good journey from Krabi to Bangkok (5pm-5am). Snacks and drinks when we got on. Stopped after about 5 hours for a 20 min break where you can buy food/snacks if you wish. There was a toilet on board which was handy (although got a little smelly if sitting near it). Air con was ok, little cold, but they gave you blankets which was good. Seats were good, not the comfiest but had a footrest and went most of the way back without annoying people behind you. We slept through the free meal as it was around midnight I believe. This is the only downside to the journey. Would've preferred the meal around 9-10pm so we could sleep without disruption for the remainder of the journey. The bus stopped in Mochit before heading to the southern terminal in Bangkok which was handy for us and they let us get off.
★★★★★ Jan 15, 2017 (bus VIP24, Lignite) :
Everything went as planned. Was comfortable. Dropped us off at Mo Chit which saved us a lot of hassle.
★★★★★ Jan 13, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai Lion Air)
★★★☆☆ Jan 12, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai AirAsia) :
I paid for additional luggage at the time of booking as it's always significantly cheaper. When I checked in in Bangkok I had to pay again for the additional luggage despite my booking confirmation as Air Asia said my confirmation wasn't from them it was from 12Go. I had to pay 4000 Thai Bart. Really disappointed. Other than that - fantastic. How do I apply for a refund from 12Go? Many thanks. Charlie
★★★★★ Jan 11, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai AirAsia)
★★★☆☆ Jan 10, 2017 (bus VIP24, Lignite) :
Il bus fatico a credere che fosse un Vip: vecchio, sporco (bagno lurido e senza carta igienica), snack inesistente per la lunghezza del viaggio, soste mai effettuate a parte una in un locale per la cena (all'inizio del viaggio). Il guidatore è stato bravissimo, abbiamo superato strade crollate e alluvione! Lo stewart antipatico, soprattutto con i turisti. Faceva finta di non sentire e rispondeva male. Durante la notte ha parlato sempre al cellulare disturbando e non era attento al suo lavoro (richiamato più volte dal guidatore). Prendete l'aereo perché per pochi bath in più conviene!!!
★★★★★ Jan 10, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai Smile) :
Thank you, everything went as planed. 5 stars service
★★★★★ Jan 9, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai AirAsia) :
Fast and smooth
★★★★★ Jan 9, 2017 (bus VIP24, Lignite) :
Couldn't recommend Lignite VIP24 more! Bus was clean, air conditioning worked. Stopped for a basic but definitely needed meal around midnight. Snacks were good, water and a cola provided. Comfortable seats that reclined back quite far while allowing a generous amount of room both in front, and behind. Would take their services again in a heart beat
★★★★☆ Jan 9, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai AirAsia) :
No drinks, no food for free :(
★★★★★ Jan 6, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai Lion Air)
★★★☆☆ Jan 4, 2017 (bus Express, Lignite) :
Arrived late, didn't reach bkk in time
★★★★☆ Jan 3, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai Lion Air)
★★★☆☆ Dec 31, 2016 (bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970)
★★☆☆☆ Dec 30, 2016 (bus Express, Lignite)
★★★★★ Dec 29, 2016 (avia Economy, Thai Lion Air) :
Booking of the flight (krabi-bangkok) was extremely easy and the price of the Ticket was cheap. I higly recommend this company, easy booking, great service, super prices.The website and information are very clear. I like it and next tíme i will use this website and company again. Thank you very much!!! :-)
★★★★☆ Dec 16, 2016 (avia Economy, Thai Lion Air) :
good
★★★★☆ Nov 27, 2016 (bus VIP24, Lignite) :
Movies only in Thai. 3 beverages (soy milk, cola and water) and one complimentary snack... I would prefer 3 snacks and a bottle of water. VIP24 is very confortable and the stops were in nice places. The seats have massage fonction that did not worked this time. Air cond is too cold. No wifi. The bus stopped in Northern bus terminal first and we were happy to be able to get out there.
★★★★☆ Nov 25, 2016 (bus VIP24, Lignite)
★★★★☆ Nov 19, 2016 (bus VIP24, Lignite) :
Nice trop, staff was ok. A Little more information during the trop coule be nice. The bus was confortable
★★★☆☆ Nov 11, 2016 (avia Economy, Thai Smile) :
delayed flight
★★★★★ Nov 5, 2016 (bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970) :
Bus trip started on time and comfortable ride to Surathani train station. The conductor of the bus make sure to leave me to transfer bus company to make sure I get to train station on time. Krabi bus doesn't go to Surathani train station but needs connecting bus which they do it very professionally.
★★★★☆ Nov 4, 2016 (bus VIP24, Lignite) :
We've travelled from Krabi Town to Bangkok with the mentioned VIP 24 class bus. The vehicle was very comfortable and spacious. Staff at the terminal was helpful, and the AC was not too bad either (it wasn't freezing cold inside the bus, but make sure you have a sweater with you). They provided blankets for the ride also, which might be enough for some. Staff has given us some snacks and water after leaving, and we've stopped around midnight for a free dinner (local food only). All in all, pretty good service for the money.
★★★★★ Oct 24, 2016 (bus Express, Lignite)
★★★★☆ Oct 22, 2016 (bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970) :
Nice guys. They help us to fine peoole who speak english.
★★★★★ Sep 18, 2016 (bus VIP24, Lignite)
★★★★☆ Aug 24, 2016 (avia Economy, Thai Lion Air) :
Always the air condicionate of airport and plane, very strong. The other things very good
★★★★☆ Aug 20, 2016 (avia Economy, Thai AirAsia)
★★☆☆☆ Aug 15, 2016 (bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970) :
The bus advertised supposedly only had 10 seats and was suppose to be a big bus as per the picture. As the journey was about 5 hours, I'd have appreciated my own comfortable seat which was what I was expected. However the bus I took was a random bus that stopped several times along the way and the bus got so full that I had to share my seat! 3 people to 2 seats. The aircon was poor and I was squeezing the whole time. It wasn't a good experience at all and I was really displeased about the squeezing for 5 hours. The bus conductor was quite nice and brought me personally to the phantip office. Altho I suspect it's just to get his commission. I knew from Google maps the train station was not where they dropped me off but there was a minivan from phantip that would bring us to the train station. I think it should be stated somewhere that the bus does not bring you directly to the train station and that a minivan is required after that so that travellers know what to expect. Do not really recommend due to the fact that I was squashed the whole journey, perspiring. It was a very uncomfortable trip.
★★★☆☆ Aug 2, 2016 (bus VIP24, Lignite) :
Street Are not safe and to cold inside The bus
★★★★☆ Jul 13, 2016 (bus Express, Lignite) :
Great smooth ride. As others have mentioned the bus is kept nice and cool so bring a sweater, the small blanket helps but may not be sufficient for some.
★★☆☆☆ Jul 6, 2016 (bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970) :
Our family was given seats at regular inter-city bus and not a Phantip 1970 bus as promised. The bus stops to load and unload passengers along the way. It was a long 4 hours with bad AC. When we arrive at the city, they throw us out of the bus in someplace in the city, literally thow our bags out of the luggage compartment straight on the street, not a good experience for our children. We also had to spend additional 300THB for a tuk-tuk to take us to where we wanted. The booking is easy and fast but I do not recommend this transport if you are expecting as what the booking voucher says, also not good if you are traveling with children.
★★★★☆ Jul 2, 2016 (avia Economy, Thai Lion Air) :
The airplane was really new and the trip was fast! It's way better than taking the long bus trip. It was prety easy to buy too through my phone on 12.go.asia we had a really good experience. The only thing I could say it's about the company air thai lion, on the check in at the airport. There was no organization or a defined line..So there were a lot of people just cutting (the counter people allowing it) the line and the rest of us waiting for ever.
★★☆☆☆ May 26, 2016 (bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970) :
Like others, the bus didn't leave me at the train station but the bus station 20km away. Cost 200 bht extra to get there. The bus itself was ok. Still I do not recommend it.
12Go response:

We appreciate your rating and review Jari. As per you concern, the stop in the bus station was part of the journey. If you were able to read the instruction on your PDF during your journey, we believe that this case wont happen.

Below is an excerpt of instruction that was indicated on your PDF copy:

"The bus will bring you to Talad Kaset 2 in Suratthani Town. Then you will go to Talad Kaset 1 by
yourself (Just opposite and just 5 minutes by walk), there is Phantip Office to check in. You can
ask driver or othe Thai people to show you the way to Phantip office if you show them this Thai
text:
ผมมีตั๋วไป สถานีรถไฟสุราษฎร์ธานี
โดยใช้รถของพันทิพย์ ซึ่ง
ต้องไปขึ้นรถที่ ตลาดเกษตร1
รบกวนบอกทางให้ผมทีนะครับ
ขอบคุณครับ.. "

Nonetheless, we sincerely apologize for the inconvenience, and rest assured we will do our level best to find much effective way/s to impose the importance of Instruction Awareness.

★★★★★ May 12, 2016 (avia Economy, Thai Lion Air)
★★★★☆ May 7, 2016 (bus Express, Lignite)
★★★★☆ May 4, 2016 (bus VIP24, Lignite) :
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★★★★☆ May 3, 2016 (bus VIP24, Lignite) :
It was great that there were blankets and snacks provided. The seats were comfortable as well. However, all the movies are in Thai, which was a bummer. Also, it'd be great if they could better direct foreigners as to where to go during the food stop. I would not have known we had a free meal if I didn't read reviews online before booking. I also had no idea how long we were stopped for. It would've been nice if a sign was provided with an explanation in English for foreigners.
★★★★☆ May 2, 2016 (bus Express, Lignite) :
Good quality
★★★☆☆ Apr 25, 2016 (bus VIP24, Lignite) :
Manage your expectations about the VIP status! The bus is dated and many things are broken onboard but seats are spacious and comfortable. Free dinner along the way is a very basic meal
12Go response:

Please may we kindly inform you that, for the bus we will pass your review to the bus company instead.
By the way, the food need to be plain because the bus company need to make it simple for every passenger can eat too.

Hope you do understand.

Thank you very much indeed.

★★★★★ Apr 19, 2016 (bus Express, Lignite) :
All ok
★★★☆☆ Apr 15, 2016 (bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970) :
The AC is not that good so it was really hot inside and the staff a little bit rude.
★★☆☆☆ Mar 26, 2016 (bus Express, Lignite) :
The only reason I leave a two is because of the passenger next to me. He wouldn't stop touching me and staring at me. The aircon was also very limited and it got very hot in the middle of the day. But staff were good and the service was good
★★☆☆☆ Mar 21, 2016 (bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970) :
The bus portion was on a local-like bus (a lot of stops) with poor air conditioning. This was tolerable, until we were notified that the last stop was NOT the train station. We were left 3.5 hours (by walking) and 30 minutes by tuk-tuk away from the train station. We had to get a tuk-tuk to the train station. I wish I had read the other reviews.
★★☆☆☆ Mar 19, 2016 (bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970) :
This bus is not a phantip bus but just a regular city bus that stops at every stop on the way meaning it takes a very long time and is not always going to arrive on time. My biggest problem with this bus is that I paid for a bus through 12go that was suppose to take us to the Suratthani train station, this bus DOES NOT go to the train station. Instead we were dropped off in the middle of Suratthani town on a busy street quite a distance from the train station. We had to take a Tuk Tuk to the train station which ended up costing us an extra 300bht. Why advertise this bus as going somewhere it doesn't go? And would someone at 12go like to talk to me about reimbursing me the extra 300bht it cost me to get to a destination that you were suppose to have taken me to too begin with??? Do not recommend this bus at all... DO NOT TAKE!!!!!!!
★★★★★ Mar 18, 2016 (bus VIP24, Lignite) :
Amazing bus service, if there would be English speaking service would be even better. :)
★★★★★ Mar 15, 2016 (bus VIP24, Lignite) :
only one problem - no english speaking bus sevice - we get out of the bus on wrong bus stop in Bangkok ....
★★★☆☆ Mar 11, 2016 (bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970) :
We were happy with the convenience of the booking except for the fact we had to make our own arrangements for a taxi from where the bus dropped us to the train station which was another $450 baht ($150 baht each). Thankfully there was ample time between arrival to and departure from Surat Thani that this wasn't an issue except for the extra unexpected cost.
★★★☆☆ Mar 6, 2016 (bus Express, Lignite) :
The service during trip was ok, attendant was nice and spoke english. They give you a light meal and they make a stop so you can buy some dinner. Bad thing: the bus was almost an hour late and the driver was driving like crazy on roads that were in bad condition
★★★★☆ Mar 1, 2016 (bus VIP24, Lignite) :
Good enough. Confortable seats with blanket, safe journey. Private screen with good selection of movie but all in Thai. I guess we had free dinner but taht was not clear to all passengers.
★★★★★ Feb 18, 2016 (bus VIP24, Lignite) :
No hesitation recommending. Easy booking , excellent coach and service on-board. Loved the food stop :) saved me a hotel in Bangkok and enjoyed not dealing with all the airline hassle and security.
★★★☆☆ Jan 30, 2016 (bus Express, Lignite) :
i wish that the volume of the music and movie would not be turned up so loud. also the seats in our row were missing the pockets so we were not able to store our things easily.
★★★☆☆ Jan 23, 2016 (bus Express, Lignite) :
The bus was delayed for 1.5hours,unforgettable

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