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There are 7 ways to get from Butterworth to Surat Thani by train, bus, car ferry, car or plane

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Train  •  10h 19m

  1. Take the train from Butterworth to Padang Besar Butterworth
  2. Take the train from Padang Besar to Surat Thani Train Station 46 Padang Besar - Hua Lamphong - Class II Sleeper AC

$15 - $46

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Bus, minivan  •  11h 46m

  1. Take the bus from Butterworth Bus Terminal to Kangar
  2. Take the minivan from Padang Besar to Hat Yai Bus Terminal
  3. Take the minivan from Hat Yai Bus Terminal to Surathani Talad Kaset Station

$16 - $17

Car ferry, Mini Van  •  16h 5m

  1. Take the car ferry from Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal to Raja Tun Uda Ferry Terminal
  2. Take the Mini Van from Penang to Khao Sok
  3. Take the Mini Van from Khao Sok National Park to Surat Thani Phantip Station

$36 - $38

Drive  •  6h 51m

  1. Drive from Butterworth to Surat Thani 319.8 miles

$23 - $35

Train to Hat Yai, fly to Surat Thani  •  8h 17m

  1. Take the train from Butterworth to Padang Besar
  2. Fly from Hat Yai (HDY) to Surat Thani (URT) HDY - URT

$86 - $175

Train to Alor Setar, fly to Krabi, minivan  •  10h 57m

  1. Take the train from Butterworth to Anak Bukit
  2. Fly from Alor Setar (AOR) to Krabi (KBV) AOR - KBV
  3. Take the minivan from Krabi to Surat Thani

$59 - $217

Car ferry to Penang, fly to Phuket, bus  •  10h 35m

  1. Take the car ferry from Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal to Raja Tun Uda Ferry Terminal
  2. Fly from Penang (PEN) to Phuket (HKT) PEN - HKT
  3. Take the bus from Phuket Bus Terminal to Suratthani

$60 - $186

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The cheapest way to get from Butterworth to Surat Thani is to bus and minivan which costs RM 64 - RM 70 and takes 11h 46m.

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The quickest way to get from Butterworth to Surat Thani is to drive which costs RM 95 - RM 150 and takes 6h 51m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Butterworth to Surat Thani station. However, there are services departing from Butterworth Bus Terminal and arriving at Surathani Talad Kaset Station via Kangar, Padang Besar and Hat Yai Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 46m.

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The distance between Butterworth and Surat Thani is 431 km. The road distance is 511.6 km.

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The best way to get from Butterworth to Surat Thani without a car is to train which takes 10h 19m and costs RM 60 - RM 200.

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It takes approximately 10h 19m to get from Butterworth to Surat Thani, including transfers.

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Butterworth to Surat Thani bus services, operated by Plusliner, depart from Butterworth Bus Terminal station.

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The best way to get from Butterworth to Surat Thani is to train which takes 10h 19m and costs RM 60 - RM 200. Alternatively, you can bus and minivan, which costs RM 64 - RM 70 and takes 11h 46m.

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There is no direct flight from Hat Yai Airport to Surat Thani Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 30m and has one stopover.

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Butterworth to Surat Thani bus services, operated by , arrive at Surathani Talad Kaset Station.

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Map of how to get from Butterworth to Surat Thani.
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  • Distance: 269.5 miles
  • Duration: 10h 19m

What companies run services between Butterworth, Malaysia and Surat Thani, Thailand?

You can take a train from Butterworth to Surat Thani via Padang Besar, Padang Besar, Surat Thani Train Station, and Surat Thani station in around 10h 19m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Butterworth to Surat Thani via Kangar, Padang Besar, and Hat Yai Bus Terminal in around 11h 46m.

Airlines
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Alor Setar to Krabi via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
4h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $190
Flights from Penang to Phuket
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $260
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Hat Yai to Surat Thani via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $160
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Hat Yai to Surat Thani via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $230
Flights from Hat Yai to Surat Thani via Chiang Mai, Don Muang
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $350
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Hat Yai to Surat Thani via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $200
Firefly
Website
fireflyz.com.my
Flights from Penang to Phuket
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $280
Train operators
KTM Komuter
Website
spad.gov.my
Train from Butterworth to Padang Besar
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
intranet4.ktmb.com.my
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12go.asia
Train from Butterworth to Anak Bukit
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
intranet4.ktmb.com.my
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12go.asia
State Railway of Thailand
Phone
1690
Email
webmaster.srt@railway.co.th
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Padang Besar to Surat Thani Train Station
Ave. Duration
6h 28m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $40
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$3 - $7
2nd Class (Seat)
$10 - $14
2nd Class (Berth)
$19 - $26
1st Class (Berth)
$28 - $40
Bus operators
Plusliner
Cepat Express
Website
cepatexpress.com.my
Bus from Butterworth to Kangar
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
cepatexpress.com.my
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easybook.com
minivan
Bus from Padang Besar to Hat Yai Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$2
minivan
Bus from Hat Yai Bus Terminal to Surathani Talad Kaset Station
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Mini Van
Bus from Penang to Khao Sok
Ave. Duration
11h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28
Phantip Travel
Phone
+66 (0)77 272230
Email
info@phantiptravel.com
Website
phantiptravel.com
Bus from Khao Sok National Park to Surat Thani Phantip Station
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
phantiptravel.com
Book at
12go.asia
Bus from Krabi to Surat Thani
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
phantiptravel.com
Book at
12go.asia
Greenbus Thailand
Ferry operators
Rapid Ferry
Car ferry from Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal to Raja Tun Uda Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
myrapid.com.my
Adult passenger
$1
Car
$2

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Surat Thani is 1h behind Butterworth. It is currently 4:04 PM in Butterworth and 3:04 PM in Surat Thani.

Yes, the driving distance between Butterworth to Surat Thani is 512 km. It takes approximately 6h 51m to drive from Butterworth to Surat Thani.

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Nok Air, Thai AirAsia and Thai Lion Mentari offer flights from Hat Yai Airport to Surat Thani Airport.

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There are 126+ hotels available in Surat Thani. Prices start at $13 USD per night.

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