What does the city of Surat Thani mean?
Surat Thani means “City of Good People”, the title given to the city by King Vajiravudh (Rama VI). It’s a gateway to the islands of Thailand’s Gulf Coast: Ko Samui, Ko Pha Ngan and Ko Tao. They are much-visited destinations, as well as Ang Thong National Marine Park.
When is the best time to visit Surat Thani Thailand?
July, August and December-February is the best time to visit Surat Thani, Thailand. Hotels are the most expensive during these months along with the airfare.
Can you buy a train ticket from Bangkok to Surat Thani?
From Bangkok is it possible to buy a train and bus combined ticket from Bangkok to other destinations (Ko Phi Phi, Krabi, Phuket….) to avoid scams in Surat Thani. As soon as you get off the train in Surat Thani they will point you to the right bus (price included) to the city and from there change buses to your final destination.
Where are the ferry piers in Surat Thani?
There are only two ferry piers in Muang Surat Thani: Tapee Pier, which Lomprayah’s High Speed Catarman operates from, and Bandon Pier, which is for night boats only. Seatran Pier and Raja Pier are both located in Don Sak District, 65km (40mi) east of Surat Thani city centre.
Which is the best hotel to stay in in Surat Thani?
3.7 mi from Bandon, Hop Inn Surat Thani is set in Suratthani and features air-conditioned rooms. The property offers a 24-hour front desk and free WiFi is available. Location is good, it’s opposite Tesco and also not far from Central Surat. A 5-minute drive from Surat Thani Airport, The Lephant Hotel offers comfortable rooms with free WiFi access.
Is there a bus to the airport from Surat?
A bus to the airport is available for the first four, and takes about one hour. The agent is open from 05.00 to 21.00. If you want to go quickly to the airport, a tuktuk should charge about THB400, which is reasonable for a foreigner considering the distance. But you can try to bargain it down, or try another tuktuk.