By train the journey from Yala to Surat Thani is scheduled to take from 6 to 7 hours depending upon which train you take.
Train Times from Yala to Surat Thani
There are 4 direct train services a day from Yala to Surat Thani.
- Please note: The services shaded in grey are not currently operating.
- The fastest train service from Yala to Surat Thani is Train #42 which is scheduled to complete the journey in 5 hours 40 minutes.
- The slowest service from Yala to Surat Thani is Train #170 which is scheduled to arrive in Surat Thani 6 hours 57 minutes after departing from Yala.
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Location of Yala Train Station
- Yala Railway Station is located 800 metres walking distance from Yala Central Mosque.
Location of Surat Thani Train Station
- Read more about Surat Thani Railway Station.
About Travel to Surat Thani
If you are arriving by train in Surat Thani from Yala it will be too late in the evening to travel onward to other destinations so you will need to spend a night in a hotel or guest house. Surat Thani Railway Station is located 16 km to the west of Surat Thani City. There are a few hotels near the train station, however, most visitors will prefer to travel into Surat Thani City for the night where there is a better range of hotels as well as more places to eat and drink.
Travel into Surat Thani City
The easiest way to travel from Surat Thani Railway Station to Surat Thani City is to take a taxi. Local bus services from the train station to the city centre stop running in the evenings, so taking a taxi or motorbike taxi is your only option. Motorbike taxis wait outside the front of the ticket hall of the train station, however, they aren’t the best option for the relatively long journey to Surat Thani City. Taxis wait at small shelter to the left hand side of the ticket hall as you exit the station. There is a vinyl board attacted to the roof of the taxi driver’s shelter stating the prices of different journeys. The fixed price from Surat Thani Railway Station to Surat Thani City Centre is currently 160 THB.
Hotels in Surat Thani City
Surat Thani City has lots of hotels ranging from fairly luxurious, such the Diamong Plaza, to the very cheap. If you are arriving late in the evening and you want somewhere inexpensive with air-conditioning to stay, then we recommend the Thai Rungruang Hotel, which is a long running hotel with lots of rooms, all of which are relatively cheap. For somewhere to eat in the evening we recommend trying Surat Thani Night Market on the Tonpo Alley, which is in the centre of Surat Thani City.
Travel from Surat Thani
Most visitors who come to Surat Thani do so on route to somewhere else. Surat Thani is transport hub and the connection point between the Thai railway network and bus and ferry routes to populuar destinations on both the East and West coasts of Thailand. For more information about travel from Surat Thani follow the links below:
- Surat Thani to Koh Samui
- Surat Thani to Koh Phangan
- Surat Thani to Koh Tao
- Surat Thani to Phuket
- Surat Thani to Krabi (for Ao Nang, Railay and Koh Phi Phi)