Travel from Phuket to Surat Thani Airport

To reach Surat Thani Airport from Phuket by public transport you first need to take a bus from the bus station in Phuket Town to Surat Thani City. From Surat Thani City there is a minivan service to Surat Thani Airport. The entire journey from Phuket to Surat Thani Airport takes around 6 hours. If you take on the last two bus services of the day from Phuket to Surat Thani departing after 14:00 then you need to take a taxi from Surat Thani City to Surat Thani Airport as the public minivan services will have stopped running.

Bus Times from Phuket to Surat Thani


There are currently 9 direct services a day from Phuket to Surat Thani City available to book online.

PhuketSurat ThaniTicket PriceCompany
07:0011:30฿ 330Phantip Travel
08:0012:30฿ 330Phantip Travel
09:0013:30฿ 330Phantip Travel
10:0014:30฿ 330Phantip Travel
11:0015:30฿ 330Phantip Travel
12:0016:30฿ 330Phantip Travel
13:0017:30฿ 330Phantip Travel
14:0018:30฿ 330Phantip Travel
15:0019:30฿ 330Phantip Travel
  • Bus services to Surat Thani City depart from Phuket Bus Terminal 1.
  • The journey time from Phuket to Surat Thani City by bus is 4 hours 30 minutes.
  • The journey by minivan from Surat Thani City to Surat Thani Airport takes 50 minutes.

Buy Tickets from Phuket to Surat Thani Airport


Use the Search Box below to book your tickets from Phuket to Surat Thani.

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After booking you will be sent an electronic booking voucher which you need to print out and bring with you to the bus station in Phuket to show when you check in for the bus service 30 minutes before the scheduled departure time.

Surat Thani Saturday Night Market
Surat Thani Saturday Night Market

About travel to Surat Thani


Bus services to Surat Thani City depart from Phuket Bus Terminal 1 which is located in the centre of Phuket Town. Phuket Bus Terminal 1 is the island’s local bus service terminal and easy accessible from other parts of the island, including Patong, by shared taxi taxi or minivan. Phuket Bus Terminal 1 is also relatively close to Rassada Pier, which is the busiest ferry pier on the island and the arrival point for most services from Koh Phi Phi.

  • Location of Phuket Bus Terminal 1:

Google Map of Phuket Bus Terminal 1

The arrival point for bus services from Phuket is the Phantip Travel Office on the Talad Mai Road in Surat Thani City Centre. Connecting minivan services to the airport also leave from the same Phantip Travel Office. Check in on arrival at the desk inside in the office for your transfer to Surat Thani Airport.

  • Location of the Phantip Travel Office:

Google Map of Phantip Travel Office

The distance by road from the Phantip Travel Office to Surat Thani Airport its 27.5 km. The minivan service is scheduled to complete the journey in 50 minutes. If you need to complete the journey more quickly you take a private taxi which should get to the airport in 34 minutes.

Travel from Surat Thani City to Airport


You can travel from Surat Thani City to Surat Thani Airport by taxi or by bus:

  • Private Taxi: Expect to pay 400 to 700 THB. The cheapest fares are offered by the small blue taxi vans which you will see running up and down the Talad Mai Road in front of the Phantip travel Office. There are also Yellow Taxis which are unlikely to agree to use their meter for the journey and will want to agree a fixed price of around 700 THB.
  • Public Minivan: Minivan services from Surat Thani City to Surat Thani Airport are operated by the Phantip travel Company and cost 180 THB per person booked in advance online. Minivan services to the airport depart from from the Phantip Travel Office at: 06:00, 07:00, 08:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00, 17:00 and 18:00.

For more information see our information page about travel from Surat Thani City to Surat Thani Airport.

Diamond Plaza Hotel


If you want somewhere really comfortable to stay overnight at affordable prices before catching a flight from Surat Thani Airport then try the Diamond Plaza Hotel which is on the road (the Sri Wichai Road) which runs from Surat Thani City Centre to the Airport.

Standard room at the Diamond Plaza Hotel
Standard room at the Diamond Plaza Hotel in Surat Thani

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