Travel from Phuket to Surat Thani Railway Station

Surat Thani is the nearest major train station to Phuket. Surat Thani is on Thailand’s Southern Railway line running from Sungai Kolok on the border with Malaysia all the way up to Bangkok. Bus services to Surat Thani depart from Phuket Bus Terminal 1 and are operated by the Phantip Travel Company.

Bus Times from Phuket to Surat Thani


There are currently 9 bus services a day from Phuket to Surat Thani available to book online.

PhuketSurat ThaniCostCompany
07:0011:30300 THBPhantip
08:0012:30300 THBPhantip
09:0013:30300 THBPhantip
10:0014:30300 THBPhantip
11:0015:30300 THBPhantip
12:0016:30300 THBPhantip
13:0017:30300 THBPhantip
14:0018:30300 THBPhantip
15:0019:30300 THBPhantip
  • The journey with Phantip Travel from Phuket to Surat Thani is scheduled to take 4 hours 30 minutes.

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Phuket Bus Terminal 1


Phuket Bus Terminal 1 is conveniently located in the centre of Phuket Town. Phuket Bus Terminal 1 is primarily a local bus station with shared taxi and minivan services to and from popular destinations across Phuket including Patong.

Location of Phuket Bus Terminal 1


Google Map of Phuket Bus Terminal 1

Phantip Travel


Phantip Travel is a large company which has been in operation since 1970. Phantip Travel main business is transport within Surat Thani province particularly on routes connecting the islands of the Samui Archipelago with Surat Thani town, train station and airport. More recently Phantip Travel has expanded its services to routes between Surat Thani and destinations further afield such as Bangkok, Hat Yai, Krabi, Koh Phi Phi, and of course Phuket.

Surat Thani Train Station
Surat Thani Train Station

Phantip Travel is a budget travel company providing excellent value for money. This reliable and relatively efficient travel operator uses air-conditioned buses with on board toilets. They also provide a drink and snack on the bus. This bus service makes a single comfort break during the journey at a roadside restaurant with clean toilets. The only bad point about this service is that sometimes the bus has to make a number of stops on route to pick up or drop off customers and that can delay the journey.

Train Tickets from Surat Thani to Bangkok


If you are travelling from Phuket to Surat Thani to take a train to Bangkok, then the earliest train you can catch is Train #174 departing at 16:23.

We advise leaving at least an hour between the time the bus is scheduled to arrive at Surat Thani train station and the time your train is scheduled to depart. Bus travel, like all forms of transport in Thailand, is prone to frequent unavoidable delays.

Train Times from Surat Thani to Bangkok


From Surat Thani there are 10 trains per day from Surat Thani to Bangkok. Trains #44 and #42 operate as a single service from Surat Thani to Bangkok.

  • Please Note: The services shaded in grey below are not currently operating.
TrainSurat ThaniBangkokSleeper
4010:2521:10No
17416:2305:40Yes
16817:0807:35Yes
8618:5208:25Yes
17019:4108:55Yes
8420:1410:05Yes
42/4421:0509:10No
17221:1611:15Yes
3222:2711:30Yes
38/4623:1412:45Yes
  • The fastest train from Surat Thani to Bangkok is Train #40 departing at 10:25.
  • The most comfortable train from Surat Thani to Bangkok is Train #32 departing at 22:27. Train #32 uses Thailand brand new train carriages brought into service from November 2016.

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