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There are 9 ways to get from Surat Thani to Cha-am by bus, train, ferry, bus and ferry, night train, taxi, car or plane

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Bus, Minivan  •  8 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Suratthani to Prachuap Khirikhan 780
  2. Take the Minivan from Prachuap Khiri Khan to Hua Hin

$22 - $26

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Train  •  10 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Suratthani Train Station to Ban Chaam 170 Yala - Hua Lamphong - Class II Sleeper AC / ...

$11 - $40

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Ferry, bus and ferry  •  13 h 4 min

  1. Take the ferry from Lomprayah Tapee River Surat Thani City to Ko Tao
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Ko Tao to Lomprayah Ticket Office Hua Hin Catamaran

Night train  •  7 h 32 min

  1. Take the night train from Suratthani Train Station to Hua Hin 44 Suratthani - Hua Lamphong - Class II AC

$17 - $68

Taxi  •  6 h 57 min

  1. Take a taxi from Surat Thani to Cha-am 301.4 miles

$130 - $160

Drive  •  6 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Surat Thani to Cha-am 301.4 miles

$40 - $65

Fly Surat Thani to Don Muang, train  •  8 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Surat Thani (URT) to Don Muang (DMK) URT - DMK
  2. Take the train from Bang Sue to Ban Chaam

$39 - $176

Fly Surat Thani to Suvarnabhumi, train  •  8 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Surat Thani (URT) to Suvarnabhumi (BKK) URT - BKK
  2. Take the train from Thon Buri to Ban Chaam

$44 - $201

MiniVan to Krabi, fly to Suvarnabhumi, train  •  11 h 17 min

  1. Take the MiniVan from Surat Thani to Krabi
  2. Fly from Krabi (KBV) to Suvarnabhumi (BKK) KBV - BKK
  3. Take the train from Thon Buri to Ban Chaam

$63 - $207

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Surat Thani to Cha-am is to train which costs ฿370 - ฿1400 and takes 10 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Surat Thani to Cha-am is to taxi which costs ฿4300 - ฿5500 and takes 6 h 57 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Surat Thani to Cha-am. However, there are services departing from Suratthani and arriving at Cha-am Intersection via Prachuap Khiri Khan and Hua Hin. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 49 min.

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The distance between Surat Thani and Cha-am is 413 km. The road distance is 482.3 km.

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The best way to get from Surat Thani to Cha-am without a car is to bus and Minivan which takes 8 h 49 min and costs ฿700 - ฿850.

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It takes approximately 8 h 49 min to get from Surat Thani to Cha-am, including transfers.

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Surat Thani to Cha-am bus services, operated by Greenbus Thailand, depart from Suratthani station.

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The best way to get from Surat Thani to Cha-am is to bus and Minivan which takes 8 h 49 min and costs ฿700 - ฿850. Alternatively, you can train, which costs ฿370 - ฿1400 and takes 10 h 20 min.

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The quickest flight from Surat Thani Airport to Don Muang Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Surat Thani to Cha-am bus services, operated by Malee Van, arrive at Hua Hin station.

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Map of how to get from Surat Thani to Cha-am.
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  • Distance: 258 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 49 min

What companies run services between Surat Thani, Thailand and Cha-am, Thailand?

You can take a bus from Surat Thani to Cha-am via Prachuap Khirikhan, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Hua Hin, and Hua Hin in around 8 h 49 min. Alternatively, State Railway of Thailand operates a train from Surat Thani to Cha-am twice daily. Tickets cost $11 - $40 and the journey takes 8 h 40 min.

Airlines
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Surat Thani to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $220
Flights from Krabi to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $240
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Surat Thani to Don Muang
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $130
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Surat Thani to Don Muang
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $150
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Surat Thani to Don Muang
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$26 - $180
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Krabi to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $230
Flights from Krabi to Suvarnabhumi via Koh Samui
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $230
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Surat Thani to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $220
Flights from Krabi to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $240
Thai Vietjet Air
Website
vietjetair.com
Flights from Krabi to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Phone
1690
Email
webmaster.srt@railway.co.th
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Suratthani Train Station to Ban Chaam
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $40
Schedules at
railway.co.th
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12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$4 - $8
2nd Class (Seat)
$11 - $15
2nd Class (Berth)
$20 - $27
1st Class (Berth)
$30 - $40
Night train from Suratthani Train Station to Hua Hin
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $40
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$4 - $8
2nd Class (Seat)
$10 - $15
2nd Class (Berth)
$20 - $27
1st Class (Berth)
$30 - $40
Train from Bang Sue to Ban Chaam
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $35
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$2 - $6
2nd Class (Seat)
$9 - $13
2nd Class (Berth)
$18 - $24
1st Class (Berth)
$25 - $35
Train from Thon Buri to Ban Chaam
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $35
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$2 - $6
2nd Class (Seat)
$9 - $13
2nd Class (Berth)
$18 - $24
1st Class (Berth)
$25 - $35
Bus operators
Greenbus Thailand
Malee Van
Phone
+66 38 411 746
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Prachuap Khiri Khan to Hua Hin
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
12go.asia
Ferry operators
Other operators
Taxi from Surat Thani to Cha-am
Ave. Duration
6 h 57 min
Estimated price
$130 - $160
Koh Samui Taxi
Website
kohsamuitaxi.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Surat Thani to Cha-am is 482 km. It takes approximately 6 h 57 min to drive from Surat Thani to Cha-am.

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

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There are 333+ hotels available in Cha-am. Prices start at $39 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Surat Thani to Surat Thani Airport is to bus which takes 40 min and costs ฿100.

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