Last updated: Aug 06, 2019


Overview | Bus | Taxi


How To Get From Surat Thani to Phuket?

While there aren’t too many transport options from Surat Thani to Phuket, the beautiful destination makes it all worth it.

For this trip, you will have to book a bus ride or you can opt for a taxi, which will be much more expensive.  Upon arrival in Phuket you will be greeted with beautiful beaches, blue waves and gorgeous views, making the trip worth your while.

Transport modeDurationCostsAvailability
Bus5 hours230 THB ($8)No online tickets
Taxi4 hours4,400 THB - 5,700 THB ($144 - $187) No online tickets

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Surat Thani to Phuket by Bus

Duration: 4-5 hours
Costs: 230 THB ($8)

Many opt to travel from Surat Thani to Phuket by bus, simply because it is a lot cheaper and the buses offer standard fares.

Below we have provided the schedules for the buses from Surat Thani to Phuket. These buses are operated by Phantip and you can will pay 230 THB ($8) or 250 THB ($8.20), depending on where you board the bus from. Bus tickets can be purchased in advance to secure your seat by contacting the transport company directly or by asking your hotel to assist you with this travel option.

Bus OperatorScheduleDurationCosts
(from bus terminal)
4h230 THB ($8)
(from railway station)
07:00-11:004h250 THB ($8.20)

Buses will arrive at the centrally located Phuket Bus Terminal 2.  You will need to arrange a further transfer from here to your hotel or island destination via local bus, mini-van, taxi, tuk-tuk or songthaew.

All the buses depart from the Surat Thani Bus Terminal except for the bus leaving at 07:45 which departs from the Surat Thani Railway Station.



Surat Thani to Phuket by Taxi

Duration: 3.5 – 4 hours
Costs: 4,400 THB – 5,700 THB ($144 – $187) 

Hiring a taxi for your Surat Thani to Phuket trip allows you to travel comfortably but it will cost you a lot more. Taxi companies usually charge 4,400 THB – 5,700 THB ($144 – $187) for this 4-hour trip. Taking a taxi offers you the luxury of additional space and comfort, direct drop off at your hotel and not having to arrange transfers but this comes at a high price.

Traveling in a big group? You can always request for a van transfer. Vans operated along the Surat Thani to Phuket route seat up to 9 passengers.  The travel time is about 4 hours.

You can contact local travel agencies to arrange your trip from Surat Thani to Phuket or you may ask your hotel to help you.


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