Minivan times & tickets – Penang to Surat Thani

The easiest and cheapest way to travel from Penang to Surat Thani is by minivan. You can also travel by train from Penang to Surat Thani, however, travelling by train takes longer because you first need to travel from Penang to Butterworth on the mainland to board the train and then you need to change trains at the border with Thailand for the final part of the journey to Surat Thani.


Minivan Times to Surat Thani


There are 2 minivan departures from Penang to Surat Thani which you can book online.

Penang Surat Thani Cost Company
05:00 12:00 77.50 MYR New Asian Travel
08:30 15:30 77.50 MYR New Asian Travel

  • The journey time from Penang to Surat Thani is 8 hours (Thailand time is 1 hour behind Malaysian time.

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The travel operator, New Asia Travel, requests that passengers on this route check-in 30 minutes before the actual departure time.


Penang Minivan Station


Minivan services to Surat Thani depart from the Newasia Express Service Centre near the Komtar Tower.


Surat Thani Minivan Stop


Minivan services from Surat Thani terminate at Surat Thani Talad Kaset 2 Bus Station.


Travel to Koh Samui, Phangan and Tao


The main reason most foreign visitors come to Surat Thani is for onward travel connections. Ferry services to the islands of Koh Samui, Koh Phangan and Koh Tao depart from Surat Thani province. The majority of these ferry services to the islands depart from Donsak which is located 60 km away from Surat Thani City. All the ferry operators, as well as private travel companies such as Phantip Travel and Phangan Tour 2000, provide joint bus and ferry services to Koh Phangan, Koh Tao and Koh Samui. The three pick up points for these services are Surat Thani Airport, Surat Thani Train Station and various locations in the centre of Surat Thani City.

Ferry services to Koh Samui depart from Surat Thani

Ferry services to Koh Samui depart from Surat Thani

The Lomprayah High Speed Ferry Company uses a pier which is much closer to Surat Thani City (8 km) and passengers using this service get to avoid the 90 minute bus journey to travel to a pier in Donsak to board another ferry service. The only disadvantage of travelling with the Lomprayah High Speed Ferry services is that the journey to Koh Samui or Koh Phangan costs about twice as much as travelling via Donsak on the large car ferry services operated by Seatran Ferry and Raja Ferry. 

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