Krabi to Surat Thani

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How to get from Krabi to Surat Thani?

Surat Thani is often used as a hub to transfer the Islands in the Gulf of Thailand. The majority of travellers tend to simply pass through Surat Thani to catch a ferry, bus or board a train onward to another destination.

The distance from Krabi to Surat Thani is 150km (95 miles). In this post, we compare the 2 options to travel from Krabi to Surat Thani: by minivan (3-4 hours) or by taxi (2.5-3 hours). Ticket prices range from 270 THB ($7) to 2,800 THB ($76).

2 ways to get from Krabi to Surat Thani

Transport modeDurationCostsAvailability
Minivan3-4 hours270 THB ($7)Check minivan tickets
Taxi2.5-3 hours2,800 THB ($76)Reserve a Taxi

The minivan is a cheap way to travel from Krabi to Surat Thani. A minivan ticket costs around 270 THB ($7) and travel time is 3-4 hours. The minivans on this route offer multiple departures a day.

The taxi is faster but more expensive. Expect to pay around 2,800 THB ($76) for the 2.5-3 hour taxi journey from Krabi to Surat Thani.

Itinerary from Krabi to Surat Thani

Krabi to Surat Thani by Minivan

Duration: 3-4 hours
Cost: 270 THB ($7)
Duration: 3-4 hours
Cost: 270 THB ($7)

If you are travelling on a budget, booking a minivan is the way to go. There are several trips per day from 06:00 to 13:30. Fares start at 270 THB ($7) for the 3-4 hour journey.

Pichet Transport Company Ltd, Phantip Travel, and Hat Yai World Tour are the companies that operate the route from Krabi to Surat Thani.

Departure Stations

Pichet Transport Company Ltd and Phantip Travel minivans depart from Krabi Bus Terminal, which is 10 minutes away from Krabi Town by taxi. If you book with Hat Yai World Tour, the ticket includes a hotel pick-up in Krabi Town.

If you’re staying near Ao Nang beach, you can book with Phantip Travel which also has minivans departing from Ao Nam Mao Pier.

Minivan Schedules from Krabi to Surat Thani

Van OperatorScheduleCosts
Pichet Transport
(Krabi Bus Terminal)
270 THB ($7)
Check Minivan Tickets
Phantip Travel
(Krabi Bus Terminal)
325 THB ($8.50)
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Phantip Travel
(Ao Nam Mao)
09:00-13:30450 THB ($12)
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Hat Yai World Tour
(incl. hotel pick-up)
10:00-14:00425 THB ($11.50)
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*Includes hotel pick-up

To go around to the city centre, you can take the local orange bus for 20 THB ($0.50). You can find this bus near the car park area.

If you prefer something more comfortable, you can take a metered taxi, which will cost about 140 THB ($3.80). Be sure to agree with the driver on a price or have the meter turned on prior to departing.

Arrival Stations

In Surat Thani, there are three arrival stations. Pichet Transport completes its journey at Tha Kaset 2 Market.

The last stop for Phantip Travel minivans is their head office in the city centre, while Hat Yai World Tour minivans arrive at Surat Thani Town bus stop.

Krabi to Surat Thani by Taxi

Duration: 2.5-3 hours
Cost: from 2,800 THB ($76)
Duration: 2.5-3 hours
Cost: from 2,800 THB ($76)

Booking a taxi from Krabi to Surat Thani is much more expensive than taking the minivan. However, if you are travelling in a group, this can be a good option for you.

The benefit of taking a taxi is that you have door-to-door transportation. Travel time is around 2.5-3 hours, so you will arrive in Surat Thani faster than if you’d taken the minivan.

Rates for a 3-person car start from 2,800 THB ($76). Note that taxis should be booked in advance.

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Our favourite places to stay in Surat Thani

Garden Homestay

Looking for that true Thai culture and welcoming feeling? Garden Homestay is definitely the best choice for you! The hosts are known to be extremely friendly and enjoy spending time with guests, showing them around town and taking them to the sights.  A wonderful Asian style breakfast is included each morning of your stay and the homestay is centrally located. 

  • Extremely friendly and welcoming hosts
  • Breakfast included
  • Very comfortable beds
  • Garden area

Private rooms start at $20 per night

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Blu Monkey Hub and Hotel Suratthani

Set centrally in Surat Thani, the Blu Monkey Hub and Hotel Suratthani is within walking distance of the night market.  The hotel features an onsite restaurant, air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, and private bathrooms. A buffet breakfast is available every morning and the staff is happy to provide guests with directions and information about the area. This hotel is known for its extremely comfortable beds. 

  • Very comfortable beds
  • Onsite restaurant
  • Walking distance to the night market
  • Breakfast included

Private rooms start at $23 per night 

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Bangsrai Cottage

Enjoy the stunning river views from the terrace at this centrally located cottage in Surat Thani.  The outdoor swimming pool is the perfect place to cool down after exploring the area and the cottage gardens. There is also a shared lounge, free wifi and free bike rentals for guests to enjoy. Delicious continental breakfast is included with your stay.

  • Breakfast included
  • Swimming pool
  • River views
  • Centrally located

Private bungalows start at $49 per night

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