Travel from Railay to Surat Thani Railway Station

Direct bus services to Surat Thani Railway Station depart from Ao Nam Mao pier, which is the closest pier to Railay. Although Railay is not an island it is inaccessible by road and you need to travel by sea to reach a road on which you can travel to other parts of Thailand including Surat Thani Railway Station.

Travel times to Surat Thani Station


There are 2 bus services a day from Ao Nam Mao pier (near Railay) to Surat Thani Railway Station available to reserve online.

Ao Nam Mao pierSurat Thani StationCostCompany
10:3016:30700 THBPhantip Travel
15:3021:30700 THBPhantip Travel

  • The journey with Phantip Travel from Ao Nam Mao pier (near Railay) to Surat Thani Railway Station is scheduled to take 6 hours 00 minutes.

Buy Tickets to Surat Thani


Use the Search Box below to buy your tickets from Ao Nam Mao pier (near Railay) to to Surat Thani Railway Station.

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  • You need to book this journey in advance. Ticket are not available on arrival on Ao Nam Mao pier.

Location of Ao Nam Mao pier


Ao Nam Mao pier is located approximately 3 km by boat or ferry from Railay East Floating Pier.

Location of Surat Thani Station


Surat Thani Railway Station is located in Phunphin District 16 km by road to the west of Surat Thani city centre.

About Travel to Surat Thani Station


The first stage of the journey from Railay to Surat Thani Railway Station to take a wooden long tail boat to Ao Nam Mao pier. Long tail boats to Ao Nam Mao pier depart from the Floating pier on Railway East Bay Beach. Long tail boats are scheduled to depart every hour from 08:00 to 18:00. The journey takes 15 minutes and costs 100 THB per person. The punctuality and frequency of the service can vary depending upon the time of the year and the conditions at sea. We recommend leaving yourself enough time to complete the journey and asking at the pier the day before you leave about what services will be available the next day. 

From Ao Nam Mao Pier passengers on the Phantip Travel service to Surat Thani Railway Station will complete the journey in three stages changing minivan on each stage of the journey:

  • Stage 1: Ao Nam Mao pier to Krabi Town (18.4 km)
  • Stage 2: Krabi Town to Surat Thani city centre (159 km)
  • Stage 3: Surat Thani city centre to Surat Thani Railway Station (16.4 km)
Platform 1 at Surat Thani Railway Station
Platform 1 at Surat Thani Railway Station

The service terminates in front of Surat Thani Railway Station. Surat Thani Railway Station is in a small town to the west of Surat Thani city. There are some small outdoor restaurants close to the railway station, two convenience stores and a very cheap hotel, the Queen Hotel, a short walk from the railway station. Fan rooms at the Queen Hotel cost only 250 THB per night and if you have a late evening departure you could rent a room for a few hours to have a shower, use the free WiFi and recharge the batteries on your phone and computer.

Train Travel to Bangkok


There are 10 daily train services from Surat Thani to Bangkok, 8 of which have sleeper berths available.

Sleeper SeatsSurat ThaniBangkokTrain No.
No10:4019:4540
Yes16:4705:10174
Yes17:3805:35168
Yes18:3706:3086
Yes20:1409:00170
No20:4105:5542/44
Yes21:0408:3584
Yes21:2609:15172
Yes3823:2810:10
Yes3223:5710:30

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