Suratthani to Bangkok @ train, bus, flight Jan 22, 2018

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From ๋Jolly Surattani to Bangkok by bus

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From Suratthani to Bangkok by train

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From Suratthani to Bangkok by bus

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Sombat Tour Viphavadee 13, Bangkok
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Adventures @ Bangkok

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How to get to Bangkok from Suratthani

Getting from Suratthani to Bangkok

The gateway to the island of the Gulf and the Deep South, Suratthani has good transport connections with Bangkok and many southern cities of the country. There are buses heading to the capital throughout the day and there are both day and night trains connecting Suratthani with Hua Lamphong train station in Bangkok.

From Suratthani to Bangkok by bus

Buses to Bangkok leave from the ‘new’ bus terminal in Suratthani which lies some 7km south of town on the way to Phun Phin. To get to the terminal, catch any of the fan cooled orange buses going from the city to the train station in Phun Phin.

The route is served with a number of operators, including Sri Suthep Tour, Thai Sriram and Bangkok Busline. The bus journey to Bangkok takes about 10 hours. Sri Suthep Tour and Bangkok Busline operate evening buses to Bangkok at 7.15pm and 7.30pm, both of them reaching their destination at around 5am. Sri Suthep Tour has an Express bus at THB517, and Bangkok Busline offers a VIP36 at THB603. Both companies provide very similar service – including some snacks and water on board and a kind of entertainment program – and make pit stops at large gas stations en route where a choice of forecourt operators and clean toilets are found, but Bangkok Busline generally gets better reviews from passengers. In Bangkok, these companies bring passengers to the Southern bus Terminal, called Sai Tai Mai. Sai Thai Mai is located in Thonburi on the western banks of Chao Phraya. Numerous BMTA buses connect it with other parts of the capital, but it is not an easy task to figure out which one you need and not convenient if you travel with luggage. Consider taking a taxi instead to get to the city.

From Suratthani to Bangkok by train

Trains from Suratthani to Bangkok leave from Phun Phin Train Station located 15 km from Suratthani. Buses from Suratthani’s Talat Kaset 1 bus station heading to the train station leave every 10 minutes. From Phun Phin it takes trains from 9 to 12 hours to reach Hua Lamphong Station in Bangkok. The majority of the trains leave Phun Phin in the afternoon and in the evening arriving early in the morning which is very convenient. The best choices are train #86 at 6.37pm (arrives 6.30am) and #84 at 9.05pm reaching Hua Lamphong at 8.35am. Both of them offer 2nd and 1st class AC sleepers (at apprx. THB970 and THB1600).

Note that #42 departing at 8.35pm arriving to Bangkok at 5.55am which otherwise looks very attractive, has 3rd class AC seats only and is not recommended for a long journey. Note that aircons tend to be freezing during the trip.

Two afternoon departures, #174 at 4.40pm (arrives at 5.10am) and #168 at 5.35pm (5.35am) are also a good choice with second class AC and fan sleepers. The latter is 12go’s favourite choice from the point of view of price vs quality ratio. Tickets to 2nd class fan sleepers cost about THB700. #168 has 2nd class fan seats only which go cheaper (about THB560), but most probably a 12-hour journey in this cart is not what you really dream about.

There is also a morning train #40 which is the fastest one and brings you to the capital just in 9 hours departing at 9.40am and arriving at 7.45pm, but it offers only 2nd class AC carts. They sell at THB800 and in general this train is a good alternative to a night journey.

Though the majority of the trains take longer to bring you to Bangkok from Suratthani compared to buses, the journey itself is considerably much more confortable.

Tip: As a rule, lower berths are wider that the upper ones, so opt for the former if you can. During the high season the best options sell out quickly so book as much in advance as possible.

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.

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 18,229 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 ^_^

★★★★★ Jan 16, 2018 (train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Great
★★★★★ Jan 16, 2018 (bus Express, Krungsiam Tour) :
Very comfortable bus. They gave us a sweet snack, juice and water. Individual screens with movies to choose from. Bus cold but you get a blanket and also a pillow to sleep. A lot of leg space. We arrived an hour earlier than planned.
★★★★★ Jan 14, 2018 (train #84 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Very nice beds but a little bit cold.
★★★★☆ Jan 14, 2018 (train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Everything went smoothly, but we didn’t know where exactly to pick up our train tickets (parcel office is vague because all signs are in Thai) at Hua Lamphong train station, pictures? More details on that would be helpful. Otherwise all is great.
★★★☆☆ Jan 14, 2018 (train #84 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
I’m glad I took the train for the experience, but next time I will fly. The train was only 30 minutes late, but the trains are old. The train did not have any electrical outlets and it was difficult to sleep on board. Always order a lower berth as the upper berth is like a mini coffin.
★★★★★ Jan 13, 2018 (train #174 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
advandure everthing was good!!!
★★★★★ Jan 11, 2018 (avia Economy, Nok Air) :
It was our first fly with "Nokair" and there were no problems. Flight was in time and staff was pleasant and helpful.
★★★★★ Jan 10, 2018 (train #84 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Nice travel. 1st class is nice. Train departure about on time, arrival about 1.5hour late but that normal on railways. So very good.
★★★☆☆ Jan 10, 2018 (train #168 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
Train did not leave or arrive on time. Pretty grimy with cockroaches everywhere, but fresh clean bedding and well ventilated carriage. Never expect to sleep well on a sleeper train anyway so not high expectations.
★★★★★ Jan 9, 2018 (train #84 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
On time and comfortable
★★★★☆ Jan 9, 2018 (train #84 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Comfortable traveling with this night train. Beds are quite OK, airco not too cold. Nice breakfast served
★★★★★ Jan 7, 2018 (bus VIP, Bangkok Busline)
★★★★★ Jan 7, 2018 (train #86 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
!2Ho is the way to book when visiting BKK, great service very organize and helpful staff. Boris
★★★☆☆ Jan 7, 2018 (train #84 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
We have cab. sleep for 2 persons. We travel all night and inside was really cold. We feel sick when arrived in Bangkok.
★★★★☆ Jan 6, 2018 (bus VIP, Krung Siam Tour) :
Save and in time trip.
★★☆☆☆ Jan 5, 2018 (train #84 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Overall train experience was superb, however I didnt receive the 200tbh back for booking and was supposed to be included in the parcel sent to suratthani station. I think the parcel guy in suratthani just opened the mailbox and kept the money for himself.
★★★★★ Jan 5, 2018 (train #86 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Jan 4, 2018 (avia Economy, Thai AirAsia)
★★★★☆ Jan 4, 2018 (bus VIP, Bangkok Busline) :
Online ticket order was easy and efficient. However some advice about thai staff at depot being ungelpful would be useful as a pre warning to new people. Would recommend online booking again however.
★★★★★ Jan 4, 2018 (train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★☆☆☆ Jan 1, 2018 (train #84 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
The train was fine but the delays were long and tiresome. Better to pack a lunch than eat the food sold on the train.
★★★★☆ Dec 31, 2017 (bus VIP, Krung Siam Tour) :
Great bus. But very bad food. Take your own food
★★★★★ Dec 29, 2017 (avia Economy, Nok Air)
★★★☆☆ Dec 28, 2017 (train #168 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
Smelly, loud, annoying loud vendors, dirty toilets, very old material, impossible to get a rest all night long. Clean well prepared beds though.
★★★★★ Dec 27, 2017 (train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Dec 20, 2017 (train #86 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Dec 15, 2017 (train #84 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
2nd class air con, comfortable and clean. Ticket pick up was easy. Air con too cold but thats not news to anyone :)
★★☆☆☆ Dec 11, 2017 (train #84 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
The train was a bit old, it isn't as modern and comfortable as the night train Bangkok-Chiang Mai, e.g. it hasn't power plugs. In our wagon, the doors didn't close properly, and the noise was a problem when you try to sleep.
★★★★☆ Dec 10, 2017 (train #168 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Dec 8, 2017 (train #84 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Dec 5, 2017 (train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Dec 5, 2017 (train #84 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Dec 5, 2017 (train #86 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Everything was very good and the boat was super fast and comfortable Only the toilet could have been kept more clean . Overall excellent service!
★★★★☆ Dec 4, 2017 (train #84 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Dec 1, 2017 (train #40 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
This was an amazing service. A 9 hour train journey at a super price, the staff on the train were amazingly helpful, the cleaning lady especially, who passed through the carriage with her map after every meal, which was complimentary. The only reason that I do not give a 5 star assessment is because the train was very old and starting to show signs of her age, you can't expect everything I suppose. The service from 12Go Asia in organising the travel for us was excellent, very professional.
★★★★☆ Nov 28, 2017 (train #86 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
good space for class 1 you have ur own room !
★★★☆☆ Nov 23, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai Lion Air) :
The flight was good.
★★★★★ Nov 23, 2017 (bus Express, Krungsiam Tour)
★★★★★ Nov 21, 2017 (bus VIP24, Krungsiam Tour)
★★★★★ Nov 18, 2017 (train #84 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Nov 14, 2017 (bus VIP, Bangkok Busline) :
Very good bus ride! We had massage chair seats, a blanket and a neck pillow, snack box at night, bottle of water and breakfast snack too all included.
★★☆☆☆ Nov 6, 2017 (train #174 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Got delayed
★★☆☆☆ Nov 5, 2017 (avia Economy, Nok Air) :
Flight was delayed, but this wasn’t communicated to the passengers
★★★★★ Nov 5, 2017 (train #84 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Great train journey &1st class Cabin was nice
★★★★☆ Nov 2, 2017 (train #84 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Oct 29, 2017 (train #174 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Oct 27, 2017 (train #32 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Was a little expensive booking through go Asia around 800 Bart more for 2 but the service was excellent and the train so brilliant 1st class was the way I remember it
★★★☆☆ Oct 25, 2017 (train #84 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Good value for money, but train very old
★★★☆☆ Oct 21, 2017 (train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Oct 12, 2017 (train #84 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
The trip was great. No much space for large laguage. They sell us on the evening the breakfast for tourists. Which is too expensive - on the morning there is enough local food to buy from peddlers.
★★★★☆ Oct 12, 2017 (train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Oct 10, 2017 (train #174 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Oct 8, 2017 (train #32 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
We were very impressed by the service – simply perfect!
★★★☆☆ Oct 7, 2017 (train #84 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Train 84 is really a bit old and passed it. We used train 9 two weeks ago and this was much better. Use this train to get around but no real luxury
★★★★★ Oct 6, 2017 (train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Nice experience
★★★★☆ Oct 5, 2017 (train #84 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Upper berth is a little bit strenght
★★★☆☆ Oct 5, 2017 (bus VIP, Krung Siam Tour)
★★★☆☆ Sep 30, 2017 (train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Train was loud and cold. Not as nice as previous overnight trains I have stayed on in Thailand
★★★☆☆ Sep 26, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai AirAsia) :
We checked in as one of the first passengers, yet were not seated next to each other. Way apart...
★★★☆☆ Sep 26, 2017 (bus VIP24, Krungsiam Tour) :
The staff were amazing. You get water, coffee, cola and a sandwhich for free. It was freezing inside the bus. I could not sleep because of that. Also, no one told us were to eat for free at the dinner stop. All staff left the bus, we could not ask. So we did not had dinner....
★★★★★ Sep 25, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai Lion Air)
★★★★★ Sep 21, 2017 (train #84 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
It was very nice trip. Atleast water and coffee should be included in train fare.
★★☆☆☆ Sep 14, 2017 (train #86 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Noisy, bumpy, smelly.
★★★★★ Sep 13, 2017 (train #86 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Easy, will definitely use this service again
★★★☆☆ Sep 6, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai Lion Air)
★★★★★ Sep 5, 2017 (train #38 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
All perfect. Agency very professional.
★★★☆☆ Sep 4, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai Lion Air) :
En el aeropuerto de Suratthani al realizar el check in nos exigieron enseñar el equipaje y nos lo pesaron estrictamente. Tuvimos que facturar una de las mochilas que aunque es gratis, fue un rollo porque tardaron muchísmo en salir las maletas a la lloegada. El avión nos dejó muy lejos de la terminal en don mueang, un viaje bastante largo en un autobúsque iba muy lleno y no te podías ni agarrar. Me imagino que las maletas tardaron tanto en llegar por la lejanía y porque no empezaron a sacarlas hasta que el avión estaba vacío. El vuelo muy bien.
★★★☆☆ Sep 4, 2017 (train #32 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Exchanged ticket which worked well. Maybe that was the reason why the cabine (1st class) was quite dirty. Also slower than the original train (+2 hours) and what bothered me most was that it was not clear to me that the food was 550 baht extra and that I was not allowed to leave the train one station early.
★★★★★ Sep 4, 2017 (train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Sep 3, 2017 (train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Really comfortable and clean beds. Staff very nice and helpful.
★★★★☆ Aug 29, 2017 (train #84 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Aug 29, 2017 (train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Quick. Efficient. Organised. Well done!! :)
★★★★☆ Aug 27, 2017 (train #32 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Train was good (1st class), suited family of 4 as 2x2 interconnecting cabins worked really well. However it was a bit late leaving and also quite slow, didn't bother us though as we weren't in a rush for anything. Food ordered on touch screen didn't arrive and had to go fetch ourselves. 12go gave bad information about 400 baht refund as instructions said to collect in cash when collecting tickets from Surat Thani parcel room, staff didn't know anything and it got quite embarrassing repeatedly asking for it. In the end parcel room staff helped me by dialing 12go and they refunded to card, could have done with better instructions and less hassle.
★★★☆☆ Aug 27, 2017 (train #168 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Aug 27, 2017 (avia Economy, Nok Air)
★★★★★ Aug 26, 2017 (train #84 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
1st class sleeper was great for us as a couple. Plenty of room for our luggage, and a good night of sleep. Ask the staff where to stand on the platform, as it is very long.
★★★★☆ Aug 24, 2017 (train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Left and arrived on time. Comfortable seats that transform to comfortable beds. Friendly, helpful staff at Surat Thani train station too.
★★★★★ Aug 24, 2017 (train #86 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Aug 23, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai Lion Air)
★★☆☆☆ Aug 22, 2017 (train #44 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
AC was freezing cold and seats only was very uncomfortable/awkward for sleeping
★★★★★ Aug 22, 2017 (train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
I have to admit, i was a bit skeptical about the service but everything worked like a charm! I got my ticket for the train from surat thani to Bangkok delivered at the parcel office. I definitely recommend this website if you want a cheap option to travel around Thailand
★★★☆☆ Aug 21, 2017 (train #174 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Aug 20, 2017 (train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
The upper beds are less comfortable than the lower beds.
★★★★☆ Aug 20, 2017 (train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Pickinh up the tickets at the parcel room in Suratthani was easy. The trainpersonel was not very helpfull. Second class as was doable for a family with adolescents
★★★★★ Aug 18, 2017 (train #86 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Traveled 1st class - much better than 2nd class since it's cleaner. Everything on schedule and staff is very friendly and helpful! The shared toilet is OK, but not the cleanest. The AC in the room is way too cold - the provided blankets are too thin. Bring your own breakfast if you can - the one on the train is pretty poor.
★★★☆☆ Aug 18, 2017 (train #86 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
The sleepers were relatively comfortable, but the train itself was still kinda grimy & dingy.
★★★☆☆ Aug 16, 2017 (train #84 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Train was exactly the same as 20 years ago, so now dirtier and onder of course. Service fron 12go was adsoluteley excellent!
★★★★☆ Aug 15, 2017 (train #84 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Train was late (about 1hr), but same happens in England, so not worried. We went 1st class AC. Great as we booked two double rooms that interconnected to make a 4. Great with kids. Fun journey. Make sure you buy food/ drinks at nearby shops before getting train. Breakfast silly price. Or can buy food from ladies that get on at the stations close to Bangkok.
★★☆☆☆ Aug 15, 2017 (bus VIP24, Krungsiam Tour)
★★★★☆ Aug 14, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai AirAsia) :
Relax travelling!
★★★★☆ Aug 14, 2017 (bus Express, Sri Suthep Tour) :
Comfortable seats, we got offered free water, cookies and a blanket (or actually towel). Only took us 9 hours to get from Suratthani to Bangkok! However the toilet was disqusting.
★★★★☆ Aug 14, 2017 (bus VIP, Krungsiam Tour) :
Ok. Good support even if nobody spoke English. Time schedule in line.
★★★☆☆ Aug 12, 2017 (train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
There was no space to put our cases anywhere. Guy came round early morning and insisted on taking down all the beds back to seating again, and my sunglasses got lost in the melee of his quick cleaning of our area.
★★★★★ Aug 12, 2017 (train #84 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Aug 12, 2017 (train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Great way to commute in Thailand. Toilets in stations and trains are not for the faint ones. That's why I rate it 4 *
★★★★☆ Aug 11, 2017 (train #40 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
too cold on the train
★★★★★ Aug 10, 2017 (train #84 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Highly recommended. 12go.asia were very efficient getting back to us as soon as they'd booked the tickets and it was easy to collect the tickets from the parcel room at Surat Thani station. It was lovely travelling first class - the kids loved the excitement, as did I !
★★★★★ Aug 10, 2017 (train #86 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Great experience, kids loved it and very smooth picking up tickets etc.
★★★★★ Aug 9, 2017 (train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
First time booking with this company - totally painless and easy. Tickets were collected at the parcel office no problem (I was worried about that bit - but smooth as silk!)
★★★★☆ Aug 8, 2017 (train #86 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Awsome

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