Travel from Surat Thani Railway Station to Koh Lanta

By joint bus and ferry service it takes 6 hours 30 minutes to travel from Surat Thani Railway Station to Koh Lanta, which is 12 hours less than the time it takes to travel all the way from Bangkok to Koh Lanta by bus.

Travel Times to Koh Lanta

There is a a direct bus and ferry service departing from Surat Thani Railway Station to Koh Lanta which you can book online. If you miss this service then you will need to travel into Surat Thani town itself, 16 km away from the railway station, to board a later service.

Surat Thani StationKoh LantaCostCompany
08:0014:30550 THBPhantip

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

Buy Tickets to Koh Lanta

Use the Search Box below to buy your joint bus and ferry tickets from Surat Thani Railway Station to Koh Lanta.

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Location of Surat Thani Railway Station

The Phantip Travel service to Koh Lanta picks up passengers from in front of the Phantip Travel office, which is across the car park from Surat Thani Railway Station about 100 metres from the ticket hall.

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 Railway Station 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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