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From Surat Thani Train Station to Phuket by Buses

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From Surat Thani to Phuket by Taxis

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Surat Thani
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3h 45m taxi ride in Comfort
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3h 45m taxi ride in Van 9pax
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From Surat Thani train station to Phuket by Taxis

Phantip Charter
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4h taxi ride in Comfort
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Phuket Bus Terminal 2
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Surat Thani to Phuket Schedule

Surat Thani to Phuket Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Phantip Charter Van 9pax 00:00 - 04:00฿ 6,050
PGS Comfort 00:00 - 04:00฿ 5,390
Phuket Transfer Travel Andaman Economy 00:00 - 04:00฿ 4,180
Andaman Taxis Comfort 00:00 - 03:45฿ 4,730
Phantip 1970 Standard AC 07:00 - 12:00฿ 195
Phantip 1970 Regional 14pax 08:00 - 12:00฿ 250
Phantip 1970 Standard AC 11:30 - 17:00฿ 195
Phantip 1970 Standard AC 13:30 - 18:00฿ 195
Phantip 1970 Standard AC 15:30 - 20:00฿ 195
Phantip 1970 Regional 14pax 16:00 - 20:00฿ 250
Phantip 1970 Regional 14pax 18:00 - 22:00฿ 250

Surat Thani to Phuket destination reviews

3.1
172 customer reviews
5
19%
4
27%
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22%
2
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FH
3
Bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970, Aug 7, 2019
The bus was postponed by two hours, fortunately we were informed the day before. Other than that it went smoothly
PJ
4
Bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970, Aug 7, 2019
We came expected chaos - which it was, but seemed organised and we were led to our bus without too much trouble. Great trip once onboard, comfortable coach if a little old and and informative staff. Good to have a rest stop a little over halfway for some great food and a toilet break. Less than 30 mins delayed arrival. Can’t complain!
JM
5
Bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970, May 6, 2019
The departure was not clearly marked but people helped to show us where to stand. We had someone unofficially point out where the bus departure spot was. It would be helpful to have that noted somewhere. The ride was comfortable and stopped in a great place to eat for 20 minutes. Well worth the stop for delicious soup!
LP
4
van Regional 14pax, Phantip 1970, Apr 30, 2019
Despite our low expectations, it was a very enjoyable ride with a stop at a local food market. Definitely worth it for the price,
DS
3
van Regional 14pax, Phantip 1970, Mar 18, 2019
Once o arrived they told me that there is no 9am bus so I waited until 10. Once it came the ride was a bit bumpy I'm some areas but I had a good driver and it seemed fairly quick. It was a small bus and was cramped in the back so bad that I had to ride with my arms/shoulders forward. If money is an issue then it is worth it but I would most likely take one again, maybe a larger bus.
BP
5
Bus AC Seater, Phantip 1970, Mar 17, 2019
Very helpful and a comfortable ride, great air conditioning.
KK
4
van Regional 14pax, Phantip 1970, Feb 17, 2019
Prelude. One cannot judge a 3rd world country too much for its lack of efficiency in transportation. A small story on timing. I had a mini van from Surat Thani to Phuket booked through 12go, the van was booked to depart at 12pm and arrive at 4pm. I arrived at 10:30am and asked if I can be placed in the next van which is scheduled to leave at 11am. They said it was fine without any charge, yey! After some wait, the van arrived at 11:40am. Fine, still under 12, right? We departed promptly. Air conditioning was enough. After some stops we got all the people along with random cargo which the driver was delivering to some businesses. So technically, not only were they delivering people, they were also delivering packages to people? Note that these vans are not meant for almost any baggage space. The major thing is that we arrived at around 5:10pm. So not only was it later than the original 4pm arrival time, but it was 2 hours late for the 11am's trip. So yes, be prepared for major delays and sardine like atmosphere. I just wonder if I took the 11:30am-5:30pm bus, would it have taken longer? Definitely more space, but maybe at the expense of conditioning? Good luck in your travels!
MR
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van Regional 14pax, Phantip 1970, Feb 16, 2019
the van left with a 35 minute delay, the driver loaded goods on the street for which the van was very full and uncomfortable
FM
3
van Regional 14pax, Phantip 1970, Jan 17, 2019
Downside is that there is very little legroom, my husband is very long and could barely put his legs down, unpleasant ......... advice seat choice. We were very satisfied with the driver, he drove safely and well.
LB
4
Bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970, Aug 19, 2019
Everything went smooth! Good Value :)
PS
5
taxi Economy, Phuket Transfer Travel Andaman, Aug 14, 2019
Great cab driver!
EF
5
Bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970, Mar 5, 2019
Nice clean bus with AC and arrived on time.

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How to get from Surat Thani to Phuket

When you want to get from Surat Thani to Phuket, you have a few options to consider. Traveling between these destinations is possible by different means of transport:

  • Bus
  • Van
  • Taxi

If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Taxi. 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 6,000. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as THB 195.

How far is Surat Thani from Phuket?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Surat Thani to Phuket. Your trip will be a total of 171 miles (275 km). The flying distance is 107 miles (171 km).

How long does it take to get from Surat Thani to Phuket?

The travel time from Surat Thani to Phuket can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 4 to 6 hours.

How much does it cost to get from Surat Thani to Phuket?

The cost of the trip from Surat Thani to Phuket varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Phantip 1970 (พันทิพย์ 1970): travelling by bus expect to pay as low as THB 195 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 6,000.

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

  • Bus tickets - THB 195 to THB 200;
  • Van price : THB 250 - THB 250;
  • charter+bus price: THB 350 - THB 350. From Surat Thani to Phuket starting from 11:30 Surat Thani Town hotels until 15:30 Surat Thani Town hotels

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from THB 4,045 to THB 6,000.

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

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

  • Vans from Surat Thani to Phuket depart during the day - there are approximately 11 departures a day.
  • Buses start plying the route from 07:00 - you can also take a bus as late as 15:30. There are 5 available bus trips every day.
  • 3 by charter+bus from Surat Thani to Phuket starting from 11:30 Surat Thani Town hotels until 15:30 Surat Thani Town hotels

Taxis are a good option to consider for this route, too. Book a cab to take you from Surat Thani to Phuket any time of the day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?

Buses

Taking a bus from Surat Thani to Phuket 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 Surat Thani to Phuket. 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 4,045.

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

Vans

A shared van is another means of transport for travelling from Surat Thani to Phuket. 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 Surat Thani to Phuket.

Things to remember: while travelling 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 Surat Thani to Phuket

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Surat Thani to Phuket? 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:

  • 911 decided to go for a bus.
  • 66 opted for a van.
  • 19 chosen charter+bus
  • 4 decided to catch a taxi.