Travelling between Bangkok and Surat Thani is possible by Flight, bus, train, van and taxi. Flight guarantees the fastest travel on this route. Bus+van is the slowest option.
The most expensive ticket will cost you USD 426.78 if you go by taxi; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a bus which will set you back mere USD 17.47.
It can take you anywhere between 2 and 16 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 5m. Bus+van does a much slower job and take about 16h to reach Surat Thani.
Travelling between Bangkok and Surat Thani can be as cheap as USD 17.47 if you opt for a Nakhon Si Racha (นครศรีราชาทัวร์) bus and as expensive as USD 426.78 if you buy a Firstplan Transport Services (เฟิร์สแพลน ทรานสปอร์ตเซอร์วิส) taxi ticket.
Here is the list of how much you can expect to pay travelling by each means of transport available for this route.
Check above for a bus, train, flight and ferry timetable from Bangkok to Surat Thani.
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.
Nok Air (นกแอร์), Thai AirAsia (แอร์เอเชีย), Thai Airways, Thai Lion Air (ไทยไลอ้อนแอร์), Thai Smile (ไทยสมายล์), Thai Vietjet (ไทยเวียดเจ็ทแอร์)
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.
Bangkok Busline (บางกอกบัสไลน์), ChokeAnan Tour (บริษัท โชคอนันต์ชุมพร จำกัด), Krungsiam Tour (กรุงสยามทัวร์), Montanatip, Nakhon Si Racha (นครศรีราชาทัวร์), Sombat Tour (บริษัท เทพสมบัติ จำกัด), Transport Co (บริษัท ขนส่ง จำกัด)
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.
BangkokTaxi24, Firstplan Transport Services (เฟิร์สแพลน ทรานสปอร์ตเซอร์วิส), Glassflower
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.
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.
Raja Ferry (ราชา เฟอร์รี่)
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