Travel from Surat Thani Railway Station to Koh Lanta

The most pleasant way to travel overland from Bangkok to Koh Lanta is take a train to Surat Thani and then a connecting bus service to Koh Lanta. By joint bus and ferry service it takes 5 hours to travel from Surat Thani to Koh Lanta, which is around 12 hours faster than taking a direct bus from Bangkok to Koh Lanta.

Bus Times from Surat Thani to Koh Lanta


There are currently 4 services a day from Surat Thani to Koh Lanta available to book online.

Surat ThaniKoh LantaCostCompany
09:0014:00600 THBPhantip
10:3015:30600 THBPhantip
12:0017:00600 THBPhantip
13:3018:30600 THBPhantip

  • This is a basic service in an air-conditioned bus which travels to Koh Lanta via Krabi.

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Location of Surat Thani Railway Station


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Google Map of Phantip Travel office near Surat Thani Railway Station

Location of Saladan Pier


The final destination for Phantip Travel services from Surat Thani to Koh Lanta is Saladan Pier.

Google Map of Saladan Pier

About Koh Lanta


Koh Lanta is a wonderful relaxed island with beautiful beaches that offers great value for money to holiday makers at time when the increasing value of the Thai currency has made it more expensive for foreign to come on holiday to Thailand. The island has a lot to offer and because of its size, and also because you can’t fly there direct, it never feels crowded especially in comparison to other nearby islands such as Phuket and Koh Samui. Koh Lanta has limited nightlife and tends not to attract the types of holiday maker who want to party late into the evening every night during their time in Thailand. Instead, Koh Lanta tends to be popular with families and couples, as well as some visitors who want to spend several months on the island staying in a basic beach bungalow.

Kantiang Bay in Koh Lanta
Kantiang Bay in Koh Lanta

Koh Lanta is a collection of islands. The largest island, Koh Lanta Yai, is where the beaches and most of the accommodation is located as well as Koh Lanta’s main long distance ferry pier, Saladan Pier. The west coast of Koh Lanta Yai, which is 30 km long, has a series of beaches separated by small headlands. The east coast has no beaches but it does have an interesting Old Town and a mangrove forest around which you can take boat tours. The main island on Koh Lanta is Ban Saladan, with some other towns and villages on the west coast clustered around the beaches, which get progressively smaller and less busy the further south you travel from Ban Saladan.

Next read about Train travel from Surat Thani to Bangkok

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