Bangkok to Surat Thani

Bangkok to Surat Thani

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From Hua Lamphong to Surat Thani by train

12:30
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
14h 3m ride in train #171 with Thai Railway
02:33
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Ban Song, Surat Thani
From ฿255 per adult
12:30
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
13h 3m ride in train #171 with Thai Railways
01:33
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Surat Thani Train Station
From ฿758 per adult
18:30
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
14h 11m ride in train #167 with Thai Railway
08:41
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Phruphi, Surat Thani
From ฿254 per adult
18:30
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
14h 19m ride in train #167 with Thai Railway
08:49
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Ban Song, Surat Thani
From ฿255 per adult
18:31
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
13h 17m ride in train #167 with Thai Railways
4.3+
07:48
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Surat Thani Train Station
From ฿758 per adult
19:30
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
14h 4m ride in train #85 with Thai Railway
09:34
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Ban Song, Surat Thani
From ฿297 per adult
19:30
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
13h 2m ride in train #9085 with Thai Railways
5.0
08:32
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Surat Thani Train Station
From ฿1,058 per adult

From Mochit to Surat Thani by bus

18:45
Mochit, Bangkok
10h 31m bus ride with Transport Co in Express
05:16
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Surat Thani Bus Terminal
฿835 per adult
19:05
Mochit, Bangkok
11h 8m bus ride with Transport Co in Express
06:13
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Surat Thani Bus Terminal
฿537 per adult

From Southern Terminal to Surat Thani by bus

16:00
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
11h 8m bus ride with Transport Co in Express
03:08
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Surat Thani Bus Terminal
฿537 per adult
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Bangkok to Surat Thani Schedule

Bangkok to Surat Thani Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Glassflower VIP Van 9pax Any time฿ 11,119
Thai Vietjet Economy #VZ35010:00 - 11:10฿ 763
Thai Railways 2nd Class Sleeper AC 12:30 - 01:33฿ 1,018
Thai Railway 2nd Class Fan seats only 12:30 - 02:33฿ 421
Thai Vietjet Economy #VZ35613:35 - 14:45฿ 763
Transport Co Express 16:00 - 03:08฿ 537
Thai Railways 1st Class Sleeper 19:30 - 08:32฿ 1,589
Thai Railway 2nd Class Fan seats only 18:30 - 08:49฿ 421
Transport Co Express 18:45 - 05:16฿ 835

Transportation from Bangkok to Surat Thani

Bangkok to Surat Thani destination reviews

GE
Bus VIP, Sri Suthep Tour (ศรีสุเทพทัวร์), Feb 7, 2020
The trip itself was okay, but unfortunately, the place we told we was getting dropped off at was miles away from where we actually stopped. Which meant that we couldn't get to our hotel (which we booked for opposite where we was supposed to be dropped off according to 12Go). So we lost out on a precious few hours sleep and 460 baht for the hotel and another 250 to get us near to where we had to be the following morning. If you book this journey, be cautious as to where you actually stop.
CB
Train #85 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Jan 15, 2020
The site said the bus and ferry ticket was included in the price but it was not. I did not receive any emails with bus/ferry ticket so I had to purchase it when I arrive to the connecting bus.
JC
Train #85 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Jan 14, 2020
Enjoyed the sleeping berths and slept well. However the coffee and food were terrible. If I do this again, I will bring my own snacks.
JB
Train #85 1st Class Sleeper, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Jan 13, 2020
The trip was great, I travelled with another nice passenger. My only downfall during this whole trip was the reception from the 12Go team at the train station. After such a long trip across the ocean, I would have appreciated a proper welcome.
LD
Train #85 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Jan 13, 2020
Lower bed was more than fine! Only we had a 2-hour delay, but we left on time.
RM
Train #43 2nd Class AC seats only, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Jan 13, 2020
Comfortable and clean
ML
Train #85 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Jan 13, 2020
Clean and somewhat cozy! It's a train after all!!
SR
Train #85 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Jan 11, 2020
Some staff seems unhappy to work
DK
Bus VIP, Krung Siam Tour (กรุงสยามทัวร์), Jan 8, 2020
Everything worked just fine!there were also snacks and water provided!
KL
Bus VIP, Nakhon Si Racha (นครศรีราชาทัวร์), Jan 5, 2020
Wir wurden geweckt und irgendwo in Suratthani rausgelassen. Wir waren nicht am Busbahnhof. Wurden von einem Tuktuk Fahrer abgefangen der uns für 350 Baht zum Busbahnhof brachte. So war die Reise nicht gebucht. Schade, das war nicht in Ordnung. Ansonsten hat alles gut geklappt.
BA
Bus VIP, Krung Siam Tour (กรุงสยามทัวร์), Jan 5, 2020
The most comfortable bus ever
RJ
Train #43 2nd Class AC seats only, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Jan 5, 2020
Comfortable seat, complimentary coffee and lunch (although served a bit early - 1030am) - and was nice. We were delayed by 1 hour but this wasn't a big deal for us. Lovely seeing the countryside as we travelled south. A/C initially a bit cold but warmed up a bit later. Service from 12go excellent. Easy to book online and nice people in the office opposite Bangkok station. I'd recommend.
DD
Train #85 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Jan 4, 2020
Very enjoyable trip and smooth running! Staff all lovely and very willing to help :)
RV
Bus VIP 24, Krung Siam Tour (กรุงสยามทัวร์), Jan 4, 2020
Quite new and comfortable bus, some snacks provided. No meal as stated in the description. Would use it again.
DF
Train #85 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Jan 1, 2020
Great experience with the kids. Best way to go south.
JS
Bus Express, Sri Suthep Tour (ศรีสุเทพทัวร์), Dec 25, 2019
It was okay the bus driver and his helper was nice bus was dirty especially the seats but they give u comfy clean blankets snack and water. We arrived exactly on time. Seat recline back
NJ
Train #39 2nd Class AC seats only, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Dec 24, 2019
Very polite staff, on time service, really cheap but a bit cramped for anyone over 5 foot. It’s designed for Thais so not really their fault. Free snacks and drinks.
AB
Train #167 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Dec 24, 2019
Was nice enough journey but not luxury. Train was very clean and comfortable but toilets need updating to make more hygienic and less smelly. Beds were comfortable with clean sheets and blanket. Air con was freezing (too cold for December). Train was noise and bit bumpy but enjoyed the experience and did get a fair bit of sleep. Would travel this way again.
EG
Train #85 1st Class Sleeper, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Dec 22, 2019
The train was old and not very clean but the staff was very helpfull.
SN
Train #167 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Dec 21, 2019
Nice service
EF
Train #85 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Dec 21, 2019
Efficient way to travel but don’t expect too much of it. Beds were made very early so nothing left but to sit/lie in your bed. Noise until late. And they start very early to sell coffee/tea again. So not much of sleep. Upper berth was fine by the way, up to 1.75m or something.
BO
Train #85 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Dec 20, 2019
I took a 2nd class sleeper bed and it was amazing! I slept really good and everything was so comfy! - Sound of railway was sometimes bothering but it was ok!
YA
Train #83 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Dec 19, 2019
perfect service
JM
Train #85 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Dec 18, 2019
Fast. Claer. Super
YV
Train #167 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Dec 17, 2019
Great service, really straightforward!
LW
Train #167 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Dec 17, 2019
Wasn’t the train I was shown the lower berth was a lot smaller and extremely hard to sleep with a child unlike the other train we usually get. Also the train itself was so old when stopping and going again such a sharp bump and there were a lot of stops from Bangkok to Surat Thani. We have done a lot of sleep trains and the last 2 we have been extremely disappointed in.
MK
Train #167 2nd Class Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Dec 17, 2019
Everything went as planned.
CS
Train #167 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Dec 15, 2019
Well.. it got us to Surat Thani. About an hour later than what it was posted to so I’m glad we didn’t have a connecting bus booked already. I’ll be honest, the train itself was pretty old (a Daewoo) the ride was pretty noisy but We were able to sleep. The bathroom was kind of smelly and the toilet opened to the train tracks itself... can you say health hazard.... the staff were friendly enough. It’s the only train so I’d book again because of that.
YL
Train #85 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Dec 14, 2019
All was good but a couple of minor problems: no place for the luggage and slightly loudly. As for the 12go, all was just perfect! Thank you guys for this amazing service, especially for the detailed instructions!
AS
Train #85 1st Class Sleeper, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Dec 13, 2019
Trip was fine, other than when we showed up to our 1st class cabin the bench seat had wet sticky stuff all over it. It was gross and we couldn’t even put our stuff down. Once the attendant came we told him and he just laughed and said “haha yep I guess so”. Luckily we had sanitizing wipes and had to use a large amount to clean this super sticky unknown substance off our our seat.
SK
Train #85 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Dec 9, 2019
The train is super nice! The beads are comfy, and at least I was able to sleep well. The only downside was that it was 3 hours late. Apparently it’s quite common.. So you should know this! The delay meant that we got to Koh Phangan around 19 pm instead of 13.. The Lomprayah speedboat to the island was HORRIBLE, if you tend to get seasick avoid it or take a sickness pills..!
TA
Train #167 2nd Class Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Dec 6, 2019
Hyvin toimi! Sain myös rahan palautuksen ylimääräisestä maksusta, kun noudin lippuni toimistolta
SP
Train #39 2nd Class AC seats only, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Dec 4, 2019
Organized but arrived almost 2hrs late
VH
Train #85 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Nov 25, 2019
Tickets bestellen ging makkelijk, goede informatievoorziening. De trein stopt heel frequent, duurt ongeveer 15 uur voordat de trein surat thani bereikt, komt dus later aan dan 12go asai belooft! (+/- 1,5 tot 2 uur vertraging, dit is eigenlijk altijd zo).
FM
Train #85 1st Class Sleeper, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Nov 24, 2019
Zug ist pünktlich abgefahren, sind mit ca 45 min Verspätung angekommen. Kabinen waren nicht so super sauber und die Betten recht hart, haben aber dennoch ganz gut geschlafen und die 12 Stunden Zug fahrt gut herum bekommen. Man konnte unsere zweier Privat Kabine abschließen, was ich sehr angenehm fand.
SV
Train #85 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Nov 21, 2019
Improve your English!
UP
Train #43 2nd Class AC seats only, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Nov 19, 2019
I asked for a window seat, but only got a aisle seat. So I was a Little bit disappointed. I'm railway-fan and for me is very important to catch a seat with good view of the line.
FF
Train #85 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Nov 18, 2019
4 stars because the top bed is too small for tall people and the lights are bright above the curtains.
AS
Train #85 1st Class Sleeper, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Nov 15, 2019
Very good organization of 12go.asia as well as friendly and expert consultation. The vip cabin of the Train is okay, but not vip. All in all a nice experience.
AM
Train #85 1st Class Sleeper, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Nov 15, 2019
We had a great trip with the train. Very good organised
CC
Train #85 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Nov 14, 2019
Trains are pretty old and dirty. Bed service was good though.
AT
Train #85 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Nov 13, 2019
Completely seamless process. Very fluid guidelines were provided while booking regarding the pick-up of tickets and other related information regarding the travel
GK
Train #85 1st Class Sleeper, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Nov 13, 2019
It's what you can expect. We traveled in a first class cabine with our 1 year old son and had a solid 7 hours of sleep! :) to bad the train was a few hours late
KC
Train #167 2nd Class Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Nov 12, 2019
Bett war bequem. Obwohl ich nur mit Ventilator gebucht habe, war die Klima Anlage sowieso an. Die Toiletten sind halt wie im Zug.. Ein Loch im Boden und alles geht raus. Ich konnte wegen den Geräuschen des Zuges nicht so gut schlafen.
AE
Train #83 1st Class Sleeper, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Nov 11, 2019
We enjoyed it! The train definitely has some features that are less than ideal - it’s an older train and it’s a bit rough around the edges. We took the 83 to Surat Thani, first class sleeper car, and the train left and arrived on time. If you have luxury expectations of a first class sleeper, you should reset those expectations right now. The sleeper is private with fairly comfortable seating and sleeping arrangements, but is by no means luxury. Our luggage fit in our car with us and still left room to be comfortable (though it’s a tight squeeze). The toilet is a squat toilet (but that’s what I’d expected) and it was fine. I wouldn’t call the train dirty, just old and therefore a bit grimy. Overall, we enjoyed it and were surprised that we slept as much as we did!
OY
Train #85 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Nov 9, 2019
Was on time, clean and maintained. Upper bed quite small and the curtain dont block lamp light. , down beds are very nice. Unfortunatly there is only 1 electrical socket in mid train and another near toilet.
JI
Train #83 1st Class Sleeper, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Nov 9, 2019
Good experience. The train and the sleeper car aren’t the newest, but it’s overall fine and functional
EV
Train #85 1st Class Sleeper, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Nov 8, 2019
Good train. Nice on time. Little dirty first class
AB
Train #85 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Nov 5, 2019
Perfect
GK
Train #43 2nd Class AC seats only, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Nov 2, 2019
We'd booked the tickets so that when we arrived we would have been able to have gotten the shuttle bus to our hotel in khao sok. There were known delays which we were not informed about which meant we missed the last shuttle bus and had to pay 1800 for a cab to our hotel instead. Other than that the train staff were very nice.
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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. Train is the slowest option.

The most expensive ticket will cost you THB 11,119 if you go by taxi; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a train which will set you back mere THB 254.

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

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.

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

Travelling between Bangkok and Surat Thani can be as cheap as THB 254 if you opt for a Thai Railway (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย) train and as expensive as THB 11,119 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.

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

  • 1 from Bangkok to Surat Thani starting from 08:45 Surat Thani Airport until 13:30 Surat Thani Airport
  • 1 by flight+van from Bangkok to Surat Thani starting from 08:05 Don Mueang Airport until 08:05 Don Mueang Airport
  • 1 from Bangkok to Surat Thani starting from 16:00 Surat Thani Bus Terminal until 19:10 Surat Thani Bus Terminal
  • 1 from Bangkok to Surat Thani starting from 07:50 Surat Thani Train Station until 22:50 Surat Thani Train Station
  • 1 from Bangkok to Surat Thani starting from 18:00 Sri Racha Market 1 until 20:00 Sri Racha Market 1

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.

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

Flights

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 872.

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

Thai Lion Air (ไทยไลอ้อนแอร์)

Bus

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

Sri Suthep Tour (ศรีสุเทพทัวร์), Transport Co (บริษัท ขนส่ง จำกัด)

Taxi

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

Glassflower

Train

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.

Van

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

  • 95% took a train
  • 1% decided to fly
  • 1% chosen flight+van
  • 1% opted for a bus
  • 1% bought a taxi ride
  • 1% took a van