Bangkok to Surat Thani

Bangkok to Surat Thani

Surat Thani
Wed, Jul 17
One Way
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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
Thai Vietjet Economy #VZ35009:35 - 10:50฿ 2,390
Thai AirAsia Economy #FD323911:40 - 12:55฿ 1,440
Nok Air Economy #DD57413:20 - 14:30฿ 1,929
Thai AirAsia Economy #FD333115:40 - 17:00฿ 2,155
Transport Co Express 17:15 - 09:27฿ 612
Thai Railways VIP Sleeper 19:50 - 06:23฿ 1,622
Thai Railways Class II Sleeper AC 20:30 - 07:16฿ 1,014
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 Departure10:50 PM
Departures per day84
Distance643 kilometers
Transport CompaniesBangkok Busline, BangkokTaxi24, ChokeAnan Tour, Firstplan Transport Services, Glassflower, Hahn Air Systems, Jarinthon Tour, Krungsiam Tour, Montanatip, Nara Travel, Nok Air, Raja Ferry, Sombat Tour, SOT Travel, Thai Lion Air, Thai Railway, Thai Railways, 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

Travelling between Bangkok and Surat Thani is possible by Flight, bus, train, van and taxi. Flight guarantees the fastest travel on this route. Bus is the slowest option.

The most expensive ticket will cost you USD 395.79 if you go by taxi; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a train which will set you back mere USD 7.36.

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

It can take you anywhere between 2 and 17 hours to travel between Bangkok and Surat Thani depending on the means of transport you choose.

Flight is the fastest way to travel between Bangkok and Surat Thani. Flight will bring you to your destination in 1h 10m. Bus does a much slower job and take about 16h 12m to reach Surat Thani.

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

Travelling between Bangkok and Surat Thani can be as cheap as USD 7.36 if you opt for a Thai Railway (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย) train and as expensive as USD 395.79 if you buy a BangkokTaxi24 taxi ticket.

Here is the list of how much you can expect to pay travelling by each means of transport available for this route.

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

  • 33 from Bangkok to Surat Thani starting from 07:30 Krung Thep Aphiwat Central Terminal Station until 22:50 Krung Thep Aphiwat Central Terminal Station
  • 33 from Bangkok to Surat Thani starting from 06:45 Mochit until 19:30 Southern Terminal Bangkok
  • 7 from Bangkok to Surat Thani starting from 07:05 Don Mueang Airport until 17:30 Suvarnabhumi Airport
  • 11 from Bangkok to Surat Thani starting from 00:00 Bangkok Transfer until 00:00 Bangkok Transfer

Check above for a bus, train, flight and ferry timetable from Bangkok to Surat Thani.

What mode of transportation is the best one for my route?


Flying is the fastest and often the most expensive way to travel from Bangkok to Surat Thani, but with a bit of luck you can score very good deals for as little as USD 52.17.

Things to remember: Note that some of the airlines may have restrictions on checked luggage weight or require paying extra for check-in, choosing seats or transportation of oversized luggage.

If opting for a flight, calculate the time you will spend getting to and from the airports as well as the waiting time before your flight, getting through immigration in case of an international flight and recovering your checked luggage.

In certain cases all these procedures can add no less than 5 hours to your total travel time.

Airlines flying between Bangkok and Surat Thani

Hahn Air Systems, Thai Lion Air (ไทยไลอ้อนแอร์), Thai Vietjet (ไทยเวียดเจ็ทแอร์)


Travelling from Bangkok to Surat Thani overland will inevitably take longer but in many cases it is the cheapest option if you opt for a bus.

Things to remember: For a more comfortable ride opt for a higher-class bus wherever possible. These buses usually have soft reclining seats and are equipped with air-conditioning and on-board toilets.

They often include water, snacks or a light lunch into your ticket price and make bathroom stops en-route.

Companies operating bus routes between Bangkok and Surat Thani

Bangkok Busline (บางกอกบัสไลน์), ChokeAnan Tour (บริษัท โชคอนันต์ชุมพร จำกัด), Jarinthon Tour, Krungsiam Tour (กรุงสยามทัวร์), Montanatip, Nara Travel (นรา ทราเวล), Raja Ferry (ราชา เฟอร์รี่), Sombat Tour (บริษัท เทพสมบัติ จำกัด), SOT Travel (S.O.T. Travel), Transport Co (บริษัท ขนส่ง จำกัด)


Some travellers consider taxi to be the most convenient form of overland transport thanks to flexible departure times, a possibility to choose the size of the car you need, and a hassle-free door-to-door service.

Things to remember: If you are planning to make detours during your trip, discuss it with your driver or service provider in advance as it may affect the price.

Companies offering charters between Bangkok and Surat Thani

BangkokTaxi24, Firstplan Transport Services (เฟิร์สแพลน ทรานสปอร์ตเซอร์วิส), Glassflower, Van2Travel


Train is a often a great choice for long-haul travel especially if you opt for a night sleeper train with berths which will allow you to sleep all your journey through. To make the most of your train journey, choose the class of your ticket wisely.

Note that there are air-conditioned and fan-only carriages; private compartments for 2 or 4; hard and soft seats.
Though the upper class you get the smoother is your journey, often second class air-conditioned or fan-only sleepers are a good money saving alternative.


Vans are a great alternative - or, in many cases - your only option - if you need to travel overland within one and the same province or neighbouring provinces or states. Vans ply the roads between Bangkok and Surat Thani, too.

Things to remember: When travelling by van with huge luggage buying a separate seat for your suitcase or backpack is a good idea. Do not expect there is a roomy luggage compartment in a van - there is actually none and your fellow passengers are unlikely to appreciate your luggage stuck under their feet, alas.

Companies operating vans between Bangkok and Surat Thani

Raja Ferry (ราชา เฟอร์รี่)

What is the most popular transport to get from Bangkok to Surat Thani?

There is a choice of transportation means any time of the day with Train remaining the most popular option due to their reasonable pricing and comfort.

Out of 1000 travellers who bought tickets for this route

  • 70% took a train
  • 22% opted for a bus
  • 2% decided to fly
  • 2% chosen Bus+Van
  • 1% Other