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Home - Travel stories - Surat Thani - Introduction

Surat Thani is the capitol of the equaly named province in the south of Thailand. The province is mainly known by the islands Ko Samui and Ko Phangna, very popular touristic destinations.

Surat Thani, very often just called Surat, is situated south of Bangkok, in a straight line 540 km.

Surat is to reach good but by the distance, the travel time is usually significantly.
By car from Bangkok you are in Surat in 7 to 8 hours, by four-lane roads, south of Hua Hin the roads are not so good. The total road distance is about 750 km.
Daily buses run between Bangkok and Surat Thani, the journey time is approximately 12 hours. Most buses leave Bangkok from the Southern Terminal.
Surat has no train station, but the nearest station is in Phumpin a few kilometers east of Surat. A dozen trains run daily between Bangkok and Surat. The journey time is 8 to 12 hours.
The Surat airport is situated 21 km west of the city. In March 2013, there are about 10 flights a day between Bangkok and Surat, performed by Nok Air, Air Asia and Thai Airways. The flight time is approximately one hour.

The coordinates are 12°36'31"N 102°16'14"E.

We have been one night in Surat in March 2013.


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