Direct bus services to Surat Thani depart from Ao Nam Mao Pier, which is the arrival point for schedule boat services from 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.
Bus Times from Railay to Surat Thani
There are currently 2 bus services a day from Ao Nam Mao pier (near Railay) to Surat Thani available to book online.
|Ao Nam Mao pier||Surat Thani||Cost||Company|
|09:00||13:30||450 THB||Phantip Travel|
|11:00||15:00||450 THB||Phantip Travel|
- The journey with Phantip Travel from Ao Nam Mao pier (near Railay) to Surat Thani is scheduled to take 4 hours 30 minutes.
Buy Tickets from Railay to Surat Thani Railway Station
Use the Search Box below to buy your tickets from Ao Nam Mao pier (near Railay) to to Surat Thani.
- 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 Train 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 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)
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 Times from Surat Thani to Bangkok
There are 10 daily train services from Surat Thani to Bangkok, 8 of which have sleeper berths available.
- The train services shaded grey are not currently operating.
- Check ticket availability for trains from Surat Thani to Bangkok.