Krabi to Suratthani @ bus Dec 21, 2017

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From Krabi Bus Terminal to Suratthani by bus

06:30
Krabi Bus Terminal
10:30
Suratthani Train station
4h
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11:00
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13:30
Suratthani Train station
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From Krabi Lomprayah Office to Suratthani by bus

11:30
Krabi Lomprayah Office
13:20
Suratthani Lomprayah
1h 50m
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From Krabi Airport to Suratthani by taxi

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From Noppharat Thara beach to Suratthani by taxi

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How to get to Suratthani from Krabi

What about

Suratthani is definitely not a city which lures travellers with its beauty, yet you can hardly skip it if Koh Samui is on your travel list. A major transportation hub, Suratthani is linked with many southern cities of the Gulf Coast, including Hat Yai or Nakhon Si Thammarat, as well as with the most popular tourist centres on the Andaman Coast like Krabi, Trang or Phuket. Buses and trains ply the route between Suratthani and Bangkok, and high speed and slow ferries travel to the islands of the Gulf which are – to be sincere – the main reason for which travellers find themselves in this unglamorous but fair working Thai city.

How to get from Krabi to Suratthani

No railway line links Krabi to Suratthani – use bus or by taxi for your coast-to-coast travel.

From Suratthani to Krabi by bus

The 170 km between Krabi and Suratthani are easily covered by car in just a couple of hours, but note that there are no direct VIP buses between the two cities. All you are left with is standard AC buses which are generally ok, but may be terribly slow, detouring to smaller villagers on their way to Suratthani and picking up passengers at virtually every corner. Be ready to spend at least four hours on the move.

Buses of Phantip Travel connect Krabi with Suratthani Town and Suratthani train station located in Phun Phin, about 15 km southwest. Note that though it seems illogical, buses first call to Suratthani Town and only after that bring passengers to the train station on their way back to Krabi. That is why the trip to Phun Phin is half an hour longer – 4½ hours compared to four hours from Krabi to Suratthani. Buses leaving from Krabi at 8.30am, 10am, 11.30am and 1pm call both to the city and the train station; 7am, 3pm and 4.30pm departures terminate at Suratthani Town.

If you are heading to the islands of the Gulf from Suratthani, get off at the bus station by the Kaset 1 Market, where you can change to a Phantip Travel bus heading to Donsak Pier. Standard AC bus ticket costs THB250, and the travel time to the pier is two hours. Morning buses of Phantip Travel (7am, 8am and 9am; THB300) pick up travellers arriving from Bangkok at the train station, but if coming from Krabi, there is no sense in using those. Buses from Suratthani Town to Donsak pier depart every hour from 9.30am till 4.30pm and it is possible to buy a joint bus+ferry ticket with Phantip Travel – it will cost you about the same if bought separately.

From Donsak, Seatran and Raja ferries go to Koh Samui and Koh Phangan.

A taxi from Suratthani Town to Donsak pier with Phantip Charter costs THB2,100. Their Toyota Commuter accommodates up to nine people. Prices are all-inclusive (e.g. extra luggage, pickup) and travel time is 1½ hour.

Tip: There is a slow overnight ferry from Bandon pier in Suratthani Town proper to Koh Tao. It departs daily at 11pm.

From Suratthani to the islands of the Gulf

Suratthani is a convenient starting point for your onward travel to Koh Samui. You can get from Suratthani to Koh Phangan and Koh Tao, too, but these two islands are best reached from Chumphon.

From Suratthani to Koh Samui

If you are based in Suratthani or arrive to the city by bus, by train or by air, the easiest way to get from Suratthani to Koh Samui is to buy a joint bus+ferry ticket. All operators can pick up passengers from Suratthani bus station, the train station or the airport and bring them to Donsak pier from where ferries to Koh Samui leave.

If your starting point is Suratthani Town or Suratthani train station, the whole journey should not last more than 3½ hours; less with Lomprayah which picks up passengers at the train station at 8.30am and at the airport at 10.50am and 1.30pm. Tickets cost from THB500 to THB600.

Seatran Discovery operates a smaller and slower boat and also offers combo tickets from Suratthani Airport to Koh Samui, but the whole journey takes longer (about five hours) and costs THB650. There are departures at 8.30am, 10.45am and 11.20am. Note that on Koh Samui Seatran Discovery moors at Bangrak Seatran Pier, in the north-eastern part of the island.

Phantip Travel operates three morning buses from Suratthani train station in Phun Phin at 7am, 8am and 9am and then hourly buses from Suratthani Town from their office in Talat Kaset 1 with departures from 9.30 till 4.30pm. Buses head to Donsak, where you have to board a ferry to Koh Samui. Phantip Travel uses large car ferries – Seatran or Raja from Donsak to Na Thon Pier on Koh Samui. Tickets cost THB300 and THB250 respectively.

From Suratthani to Koh Phangan

To get from Suratthani to Koh Phangan you have a choice of the same Lomprayah and Seatran Discovery departures as per Koh Samui. Tickets cost THB700 and the whole journey with Lomprayah lasts about 3½ hours, and from five to six hours with Seatran Discovery. On Koh Phangan, both companies moor at Thong Sala.

From Suratthani to Koh Tao

Koh Tao is located much closer to Chumphon than to Suratthani, and it is cheaper and faster to get to Koh Tao from Chumphon. Yet it is possible to travel to Koh Tao from Suratthani airport with Seatran Discovery (THB950, seven hours) or with Lomprayah from Suratthani train station (THB700, 5½ hours). But the only true reason to choose Suratthani as a starting point for your journey to Koh Tao is if you want to jump onto the overnight slow ferry which leaves daily from Bandon pier in Suratthani Town. Otherwise consider getting to Chumphon first.

Why make a stopover in Suratthani

If by some reason you want to make a stopover in Suratthani, you will be rewarded with an excellent street food with spicy southern flavour and a mishmash of narrow alleys in the old market quarter. Frankly speaking, there is not much to do and to see in the city itself, but it still possesses a charm of ‘real Thainess’, which TAT, Tourism Authority of Thailand, is actively promoting these days. If you have a couple of free days, explore the rarely visited interior part of the province including Khao Sok National Park.

Want to see an Amazon rain forest in Thailand? Welcome to Khao Sok!

Khao Sok National Park is definitely one of the wonders of Suratthani province. Khao Sok is arguably the wettest region of the country with annual rainfall reaching 3500 mm. Thanks to its unique geographic location and relative remoteness the park boasts incredible biodiversity, which easily surpasses the one of the famous Amazon rain forests. Khao Sok shelters over 5% of the world’s wildlife species and an abundance of plants, i.e. a beautiful Rafflesia.

There is plenty of activities on offer in Khao Sok including jungle trekking, elephant encounters, canoeing, cruising Cheow Larn Lake or bird watching. Well, even sitting on your guesthouse terrace and taking in amazing views is already greatly rewarding! The park offers package multiday tours, but you can as well come all by yourself and tailor-make your vacation in Khao Sok right on the spot.

It takes about two hours to get to Khao Sok National park from Suratthani or Suratthani Airport with chartered vans of Phantip Charter. They offer a 9-seat Toyota Commuter at THB3,150 any time of the day on your request. The price includes pickup from your hotel (or location specified). Recommended.

Passenger reviews out of total 743 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 ^_^

★★★★☆ Dec 11, 2017 (bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970) :
Great experience, very kind, helpful and professional staff!
★★★★☆ Dec 10, 2017 (bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970) :
All was ok :)
★★★★★ Jul 9, 2017 (bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970)
★★☆☆☆ 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.
★★★★★ Apr 25, 2017 (bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970) :
Will I get a refund since there was no bus?
★★★☆☆ Feb 18, 2017 (bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970)
★★★☆☆ 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.
★★★☆☆ Dec 31, 2016 (bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970)
★★★★★ 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.
★★★★☆ Oct 22, 2016 (bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970) :
Nice guys. They help us to fine peoole who speak english.
★★☆☆☆ 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.
★★☆☆☆ 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.
★★☆☆☆ 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.

★★★☆☆ 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 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 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.

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