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Surat Thani to Bangkok

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How to get from Surat Thani to Bangkok?

When travelling the 640km from Surat Thani to Bangkok, you have 3 options: you can take the bus (9 hours), train (9 hours) or a flight (1 hour). Fares range between $18 to $24.

3 ways to get from Surat Thani to Bangkok

Transport modeDurationCostsAvailability
Bus9 hours545 THB ($18)Check Bus Tickets
Train9h 05min640 THB ($21)Check Train Tickets
Flight1h 10m725 THB ($24)Check Flights

The night bus is a cheap and comfortable option starting at $18. Travel time is at least 9 hours and you can choose from several trusted bus companies.

Taking the night train is also a good option with tickets starting from $21. The advantage of taking the night train is that you can get a good night of sleep and also save on accommodation. While you only get a declined seat with night buses, trains provide you with a good bed to get a decent night of sleep during the ride to Bangkok.

The flight is the fastest option as it takes only a little over an hour. It is also only slightly more expensive than taking the bus or train.

Note that if you opt to fly or take the train, you’ll need to arrange transportation to the airport or to the train station.

Itinerary from Surat Thani to Bangkok

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Surat Thani to Bangkok by Bus

Duration: 10 hours
Cost: 545 THB ($18)

It takes approximately 10 hours to travel by bus from Surat Thani to Bangkok. We suggest taking the night bus to catch up on some sleep and save your day for seeing the sights of the capital city.

Bus OperatorScheduleDurationCosts
Sri Suthep Tour19:15-04:159h545 THB ($18)
Sombat Tour19:40-05:109h 30m890 THB ($29.50)
Krung Siam Tour19:00-05:45
19:30-06:15 (VIP 24)
10h 45m
10h 45m
635 THB ($21)
545 THB ($18)
850 THB ($28)
Transport Co.16:31-04:31
12h780 THB ($26)
500 THB ($16.50)
ChokeAnan Tour19:15-05:15
19:30-05:30 (VIP)
19:30-05:30 (VIP 24)
10h600 THB ($20)
680 THB ($22.50)
875 THB ($29)
Bangkok Busline19:30-06:25
10h 55m
10h 45m
635 THB ($21)

Fares start at 545 THB ($18) for regular aircon buses. VIP buses are also available for a few dollars more. VIP buses provide a little more space with a reclining seat and often a blanket and bottled water for your comfort.

Be aware that your bus will make 2-3 stops along the way for bathroom and food breaks. You have the option to stay on the bus if you don’t want to explore the local market or restaurant. Each stop will be approximately 10-20 minutes.

Most buses make a final stop at the Southern Bus Terminal in Bangkok. However, some trips park at either Mochit Bus Terminal or the Sombat Tour Office in Viphavadee.

From any of these bus stops, you can take a taxi or tuk-tuk to your next destination or hotel.

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All of the companies mentioned above receive good reviews. ChokeAnan Tour and Krung Siam Tour are particularly well-praised for clean and comfortable buses as well as good customer service.


Surat Thani to Bangkok by Train

Duration: 9h 05min
Cost: 640 THB ($21)

There are multiple trains travelling from Surat Thani to Bangkok daily. We recommend that you take a night train so that you don’t lose a day on the journey and even save a night on accommodation. The train ride takes between 9.5 to 12 hours.

TrainScheduleDuration2nd Class Sleeper A/C
SP4010:40-19:4509h 05m640 THB ($21)
RP17416:47-05:1013h 05m760 THB ($25)
RP16817:38-05:3511h 57m760 THB ($25)
EX8618:37-06:3012h 07m840 THB ($28)
RP17020:14-09:0012h 46m730 THB ($24)
SP42 / SP4420:41-05:5509h 14m640 THB ($21)
EX8421:04-08:3511h 31m840 THB ($28)
RP17221:26-09:1511h 49m760 THB ($25)
SP38 / SP4623:28-10:1010h 42m840 THB ($28)
SP3223:57-10:3011h 33m770 THB ($25.50)

We suggest booking a 2nd class sleeper A/C unit to give yourself some comfort for the journey. If you wish to travel on a faster train, it’s best to book your trip on trains SP40, SP42 and SP44.

All the trains depart from Surat Thani Railway Station and arrive at Hua Lamphong Train Station.

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Surat Thani to Bangkok by Flight

Duration: 1h 10min
Cost: 725 THB ($24)

Flying from Surat Thani to Bangkok is the fastest option and sometimes only costs a little more than taking the train or flight. However, if you book later, flight tickets tend to increase and also don’t forget you will need extra time to travel from and to the airport.

Tip: To save a few dollars, ask your hotel if they offer airport drop-off services.

Flights from Surat Thani to Bangkok start at 725 THB ($24). Departure is from Surat Thani Airport and arrival is at either Don Muang Airport (DMK) or Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK). When booking with Thai Lion Air, AirAsia or Nok Air, you’ll arrive at Don Muang Airport. Booking with Thai Smile or Thai Airways will take you to Suvarnabhumi Airport.

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