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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

0 2434 5557-8  or visit  www.transport.co.th


By  Train

Trains leave Bangkok's Hua Lamphong Railway Station ten times daily from 12 p.m. until 10.50 p.m. The trip takes about 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 7010  0 2223 7020   0 2223 7020    or visit www.railway.co.th     Surat Thani Railway Station is 12 kilometres from town. A bus service between the station and the town is available.


By   Air

Thai Airways International has two daily flights connecting Bangkok with Surat Thani. The flight time is about 70 minutes. For more information, contact their Bangkok office at Tel. 1566, 0 2280 0060  0 2280 0060 0 2628 2000  0 2628 2000 or get your on-line e-ticket at www.thaiairways.com

One-two-Go also operates flights to Surat Thani. For more information please visit www.fly12go.com or contact call centre 1126.

Air Asia offer flights Bangkok-Surat Thani. For more information please visit www.airasia.com or call  0 2515 9999  0 2515 9999      


By  Boat

Seatran (077 275060  077 275060  136 Na Meuang Road) operates a bus/boat combination to Koh Samui. The fee is 150 Baht.

Phantip Travel 077 272230    077 272230   293/6-8 Talat Mai Road) offers tickets to Koh Tao (500 Baht), Koh Pha-ngan (250 Baht), and Koh Samui (140 Baht). The operator is Raja Ferry 07 314523   07 314523    077 371151  077 371151   or 077 371206   077 371206  who offers bus/boat combinations to the islands.

Getting around the city

Apart from the local orange bus (9 Baht / trip / person), songthaews are another option to get around the city. It costs 10 Baht / trip / person. Samlors will cost about 20-30 Baht. The orange bus departs from the Phu Phin train station to the city every ten minutes from 6.00 a.m. until 8.00 p.m. The same ride by taxi will cost about 100 Baht.

Air-conditioned vans connecting the airport and town costs 70-80 Baht / person / trip. Tickets can be purchased at travel agencies or THAI office (077 272610   077 272610     

How to get to Surat Thani

Surat Thani Province Page 15, interesting places to visit
Surat Thani Province page 17, Surat Thani Airport  Building, Runway, and Satellite Map