Surat Thani Transportation, The best way to visit Surat Thani from Bangkok by Car, Bus, Train and Plane

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Getting There
By Car
Surat Thani can be most conveniently reached by car from Bangkok by taking Highway No.4 to Chumphon Province via Phetchaburi and Prachuap Khiri Khan Provinces and then taking Highway No. 41 and Highway No. 401 directly to Surat Thani City.
By Bus
Air-conditioned buses depart from Bangkok's Southern Bus Terminal to Surat Thani Province everyday. Call the Southern Bus Terminal tel: 0 2434 5557-8 or visit South Bus Timetables
By Train
Trains leave Bangkok's Hua Lamphong Railway Station 10 times daily from 12.00 pm. - 10.50 pm. The trip takes approximately 12-13 hours. Ask for the train from Bangkok to Phun Phin, the closest station to Surat Thani. For further details, please call 1690, 0 2223 7010, 0 2223 7020 or visit

Surat Thani Railway Station is 12 kilometers from town. A bus service between the station and the town is available
By Plane
Thai Airways International has 2 daily flights connecting Bangkok with Surat Thani. The flight time is approximately 70 minutes. For more information, contact their Bangkok office at tel. 1566, 0 2280 0060, 0 2628 2000 or get your on-line e-ticket at

Air Asia offer flights Bangkok-Surat Thani. For more information please visit or call 0 2515 9999
By Boat
The Pier is located at Kula Cape, approximately 6 kilometers from the District Administrative Office. This big pier provides ferry services for visitors to Koh Samui.

- Seatran (0 7727 5060, 136 Na Meuang Road) operates a bus/boat combination to Koh Samui.
- Raja Ferry (0 7731 4523, 0 7737 1151 or 0 7737 1206) who offers bus/boat combinations to the islands.
Getting Around
Apart from the local orange bus, songthaews are another option to get around the city. Samlors, the orange bus departs from the Phun Phin train station to the city every 10 minutes from 06.00 am. - 08.00 pm. The same ride by taxi.

Air-conditioned vans connecting the airport and town. Tickets can be purchased at travel agencies or THAI office (0 7727 2610).