How To Reach Surat Thani

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Country rank: 31 out of 52 Places To Visit In Thailand

Sub-Region: Surat Thani Province


How to Reach Surat Thani

Surat Thani is well connected by Rail, Road, Air and Waterways. Depending upon your budget and time limitations you can choose an option to enter an exit the city.

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How to Reach Surat Thani from India

Direct flights from major Indian cities are available to Surat Thani. Tickets escalate in price in December/January. Make sure to book well in advance and avoid the Christmas, New Year rush.

Visa Policy for Indians

Visa policy for Indians in Surat Thani is the same as other cities in Thailand. Indian tourists are eligible for visa on arrival. All information related to visa policy is available on the official embassy website.

How to Reach Surat Thani by Bus

Buses from Krabi will take you to the heart of the city while those from Phuket will frop you off at the bus station which is a little further off from the city. Local buses and songathews run aplenty too in case you wish to take a detour or stop somewhere ahead and take some other public transport to reach the city center quickly.

How to Reach Surat Thani by Flight

The Surat Thani International Airport is located in the Phun Phin district. Direct flights to and from Bangkok, Chiang Mai and other cities are available.

Tentative return flight prices to Surat Thani from major cities in India:

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Starting City Return price (approximate)
Mumbai ₹ 25,752 Check
New Delhi ₹ 31,671 Check
Bengaluru ₹ 32,359 Check
Chennai ₹ 30,065 Check
Hyderabad ₹ 31,429 Check
Kolkata ₹ 19,261 Check
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How to Reach Surat Thani by Road

Although car is not a popular mode of transport to reach Surat Thani as more convenient options are available but if you enjoy driving then multiple car rental services are available. Do not drive at night and take care when crossing intersections when in the area.

How to Reach Surat Thani by Train

The Surat Thani train station has trains coming in from Bangkok everyday which is the most convenient way to travel in terms of cost and time efficiency. The train station is only 20 minutes away from the city center which makes it easy for people arriving at the city late in the night.

How to Reach Surat Thani by Waterways

Ko Samui and Ko Phang Nga are connected to Surat Thani by ferries which start at the Donsak port. Ferries to Ko Tao are also run on a frequent basis.

Local Transport in Surat Thani

There are three bus stations in the city and motorcycle rentals are abundant. All major tourist places are within walking distance from the city centre but if you prefer comfort over expense then a taxi might be a good option for you. Mind you, getting around in a taxi can take hours due to the traffic situation.

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