Trains from Koh Phi Phi to Bangkok

Travelling via Surat Thani you can complete the journey by train from Koh Phi Phi to Bangkok in approximately 16 hours to 19 hours depending upon which train you take. Travelling by train is quicker, cheaper and more comfortable than taking a ferry to either Krabi or Phuket and then a bus to Bangkok.

Ferry and Bus from Koh Phi Phi to Surat Thani

Times of joint ferry and bus services from Koh Phi Phi to Surat Thani.

Koh Phi PhiSurat ThaniCompanyCost
08:4513:00Ramon Transport฿ 1,450
10:0014:00Ramon Transport฿ 1,450
10:3017:30Phantip฿ 960
11:0015:30Ramon Transport฿ 1,450
13:3019:30Ramon Transport฿ 1,000
15:0019:30Ramon Transport฿ 1,450

Train Services from Surat Thani to Bangkok

Train times from Surat Thani to Bangkok.

Surat ThaniBangkokTrainSleeper

Location of Koh Phi Phi Ferry Pier

Joint ferry and bus services to Surat Thani Railway Station depart from Tonsai Pier.

Google Map of Tonsai Pier

Location of Surat Thani Train Station

Surat Thani Railway Station is the closest major railway station to Koh Phi Phi.

Google Map of Surat Thani Railway Station

Location of Bangkok Railway Station

The main railway station in Bangkok is Krung Thep Aphiwat Central Terminal (also known as Bang Sue Grand Station).

Google Map of Krung Thep Aphiwat Central Terminal

About Travel from Koh Phi Phi to Bangkok

The journey to Bangkok starts with a ferry from Tonsai Pier in Koh Phi Phi.

Ferry from Koh Phi Phi

Tonsai Pier is the main long distance ferry port and is located on the south coast of Koh Phi Phi in Tonsai Village. Passengers on the Phantip Travel direct service to Surat Thani Railway Station travel on a Chaokoh Travel ferry, which takes 1 hour 30 minutes to reach to Krabi.

Main Pier in Koh Phi Phi
Main Pier in Koh Phi Phi
Arrival on the Mainland

The arrival point in Krabi is Klong Jilad Pier, which is located about 4 km to the south west of Krabi Town. The next stage of the journey is a minivan transfer to Krabi Bus Terminal. At Krabi Bus Terminal Phantip Travel passengers then transfer to a bus for the journey across the country to Surat Thani Town.

Phantip bus to Surat Thani
Phantip bus to Surat Thani
Travel to the Train Station

Surat Thani Railway Station is located 16 km outside of Surat Thani Town. After arriving in Surat Thani Town on the Phantip Travel bus you then transfer to another bus for the journey to Surat Thani Railway. We recommend that you book a train which is scheduled to depart from Surat Thani Railway Station at least one hour after the scheduled arrival time of the Phantip Travel bus at Surat Thani Railway Station. This is to allow for any delays on route. There are places to eat and drink near Surat Thani Railway Station before you board your train to Bangkok.

Modern style of carriage on a Thai train
Modern style of carriage on a Thai train
Local Transport in Bangkok

When you arrive at Krung Thep Aphiwat Central Terminal, which is the main train station in Bangkok, you have several options for onward travel. If you staying in the Silom Road area, or the Sukhumvit Road area, then we recommend that you use the MRT, which is Bangkok’s underground metro train station. There is an entrance to the MRT Station in the train station itself, on the right hand side as you leave the train platforms. You can also also connect with the BTS (overhead suburban train network) and the Airport Link to Suvarnabhumi International Airport from the MRT.

Travel by Taxi in Bangkok

If you are staying at one of the riverside locations, such as the Khao San Road area, then you need to take a taxi. There is an official meter taxi rank at the side of the station which is the only place you should get a taxi from Bangkok Train Station because the taxis which wait in other places around the station will try to overcharge you. Only use tuk-tuks from the train station if you are planning to take a very short journey because they are much more expensive than meter taxis and have no fixed prices.

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