Bus from Bangkok to Surat Thani is not just serving locals travelling to southern city Surat Thani, but it also an unique tourist route connecting top attractions Koh Samui, Koh Phangan and Koh Tao. Passengers with final destination at one of the three islands could take tuk tuk or taxi to Donsak Pier upon arriving at Surat Thani Bus Terminal.
Surat Thani can be reached easily from Bangkok either by bus, train or flight. Taking bus from Bangkok to Surat Thani is highly recommended for travellers to travel to Surat Thani from Bangkok due to spacious seat, cheaper price and flexible schedules.
Even though taking flight is faster than bus, the flight ticket is 2 to 3 times more expensive than bus ticket, unless the flight ticket is bought under a promotion.
Train is another option for land transport. However, it is not the best choice to travel from Bangkok to Surat Thani. That is because the higher class of train type is a lot more expensive than a bus ticket whereas the lower class of train type is not very comfy for a long distance journey.
Bus from Bangkok to Surat Thani takes about 10 hour.
The road distance from Bangkok to Surat Thani is about 651 km.
Bangkok Busline, Choke Anan Tour, Krung Siam Tour, Nakhon Si Racha Tourand and Sri Suthep Tour are few operators provide bus from Bangkok to Surat Thani. The bus from Bangkok to Surat Thani departs daily from 7:00am to 8:40pm.
Usually passengers prefer to take evening departure coach and reach Surat Thani next morning. For backpackers, overnight coach could save them 1 night accommodation. For locals, they travel with overnight coach to save their precious day time so that they can spend more time with their family.
The bus ticket from Bangkok to Surat Thani is reasonably charged in the range of THB 499 to THB 776. The choices of bus types include Express bus, P1, VIP32 and VIP24.
Seating in Express and P1 coach is the standard 4-seat-in-a-row, whereas seating in VIP32 and VIP24 coach is the 3-seat-in-a-row. VIP24 coach charge the highest fare because they supply the most comfortable and most spacious seat to passengers. Generally, the bus fare goes higher with more spacious seat coach.
The boarding point in Bangkok is located at Southern Bangkok Bus Terminal (Sai Tai Mai).
The arrival point in Surat Thani at Surat Thani bus terminal.
You can either visit the terminal and go the booth belonging to the bus operator of your choice, wait in line, select a seat, and book your ticket. If you would rather not do that, you can visit www.busonlineticket.co.th and book your seat within 5 minutes.
You can book a bus of your choice to any destination in Thailand by logging on to the official website of BusOnlineTicket which is https://www.busonlineticket.co.th/. The site is user-friendly and you can book your bus ticket in a matter of minutes.