Travelling between Bangkok and Surat Thani is possible by Flight, bus, train, van and taxi. Flight guarantees the fastest travel on this route. Train is the slowest option.
The most expensive ticket will cost you THB 10,118 if you go by taxi; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a flight which will set you back mere THB 209.
It can take you anywhere between 2 and 15 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. Train does a much slower job and take about 14h 19m to reach Surat Thani.
Travelling between Bangkok and Surat Thani can be as cheap as THB 209 if you opt for a Thai Lion Air (ไทยไลอ้อนแอร์) flight and as expensive as THB 10,118 if you buy a Glassflower taxi ticket.
Here is the list of how much you can expect to pay travelling by each means of transport available for this route.
1 from Bangkok to Surat Thani starting from 00:00 Surat Thani until 00:00 Surat Thani
Check above for a bus, train, flight and ferry timetable from Bangkok to Surat Thani.
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 THB 209.
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)
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.
Bangkok Busline (บางกอกบัสไลน์), Nakhon Si Racha (นครศรีราชาทัวร์), Sri Suthep Tour (ศรีสุเทพทัวร์), 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.
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.
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