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How to travel from/to Surat Thani Railway Station?

Surat Thani Railway Station is located 15 km west of the town center. To reach the town center from Surat Thani Railway Station you have 2 transportation options; taking a public bus or hiring a taxi. The journey takes only 30-50 minutes depending on which method of transport you choose.

Taking the bus to/from Surat Thani Railway Station will be good for your wallet at only 20 THB ($0.70) for the ride. Hiring a taxi is more expensive although it offers the convenience of direct drop off at your hotel or desired city center location.

Bus or Taxi?

Transport modeDurationCostsAvailability
Bus40 - 50 minutes20 THB ($0.70)No online tickets
Taxi30 - 40 minutes140 THB ($4.60)No online tickets


Itinerary from/to Surat Thani Railway Station


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Surat Thani Railway Station by Public Bus

Duration: 40 – 50 minutes
Cost: 20 THB ($0.70)

When you leave the Surat Thani Railway Station, head over to the parking area where you will see the local buses.

It’s easy to spot the orange-colored public buses which are bound for the town center. A bus ride to the town center costs about 20 THB ($0.70). There are buses every 15 minutes throughout the day although they run less frequently after 19:00.

Depending on traffic, the journey takes about 40-50 minutes to reach the town center from Surat Thani Railway Station. As this is a local bus, it will make numerous stops along the way. This is the cheapest way to get to the town center when travelling from the Surat Thani Railway Station.



Surat Thani Railway Station by Taxi

Duration: 30 – 40 minutes
Cost: 140 THB ($4.60)

If you prefer to travel in comfort from Surat Thani Railway Station to the town center, you can hail a taxi. There is a taxi service counter just outside of the train station with a sign that reads ‘low-cost taxi service’, head there to find your ride.

The taxi service uses regular cars to transport travellers to different destinations throughout Surat Thani. They charge about 140 THB ($4.60) for the ride into the town center. If you are not going to the town center, you can compare the distance of travelling to the town center (15 km) and your desired destination to ensure the price is fair.

The taxi ride from Surat Thani Railway Station to the town center takes about 30-40 minutes, depending on the traffic conditions.


My 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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COVID-19 UPDATE: Due to recent travel restrictions, most of the transportation services are currently unavailable or subject to change.