There are 9 ways to get from Surat Thani to Ipoh by bus, train, car, plane or car ferry

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Minivan, bus, train  •  12 h 7 min

  1. Take the Minivan from Surathani Talad Kaset Station to Hat Yai Bus Terminal
  2. Take the bus from Hat Yai Bus Terminal to Padang Besar
  3. Take the train from Padang Besar to Ipoh

Cheapest option

Mini van, bus  •  13 h 52 min

  1. Take the mini van from Suratthani to Songkhla
  2. Take the bus from Hat Yai to Ipoh

$26 - $27

7 alternative options

Train  •  12 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Suratthani Train Station to Hat Yai
  2. Take the train from Hat Yai to Padang Besar
  3. Take the train from Padang Besar to Ipoh

$26 - $83

Drive  •  8 h 23 min

  1. Drive from Surat Thani to Ipoh 406 miles

$55 - $85

Bus, bus to Krabi, fly to Kuala Lumpur, train  •  13 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Surat Thani to Phang Nga
  2. Take the bus from Phang Nga to Krabi Bus Station
  3. Fly from Krabi (KBV) to Kuala Lumpur (KUL) KBV - KUL
  4. Take the train from Klia T1 to KL Sentral
  5. Take the train from KL Sentral to Ipoh

$60 - $196

Bus to Phuket, fly to Kuala Lumpur, train  •  12 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Surathani Talad Kaset Station to Phuket Bus Terminal 2
  2. Fly from Phuket (HKT) to Kuala Lumpur (KUL) HKT - KUL
  3. Take the train from Klia T1 to KL Sentral
  4. Take the train from KL Sentral to Ipoh

$61 - $224

Bus to Phuket, fly to Penang, car ferry, train  •  12 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Surathani Talad Kaset Station to Phuket Bus Terminal 2
  2. Fly from Phuket (HKT) to Penang (PEN) HKT - PEN
  3. Take the car ferry from Raja Tun Uda Ferry Terminal to Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal
  4. Take the train from Butterworth to Ipoh

$79 - $214

Bus to Phuket, fly to Hat Yai, train  •  13 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Surathani Talad Kaset Station to Phuket Bus Terminal 2
  2. Fly from Phuket (HKT) to Hat Yai (HDY) HKT - HDY
  3. Take the train from Padang Besar to Ipoh

$68 - $161

Bus, bus to Krabi, fly to Ipoh  •  12 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Surat Thani to Phang Nga
  2. Take the bus from Phang Nga to Krabi Bus Station
  3. Fly from Krabi (KBV) to Ipoh (IPH) KBV - IPH

$172 - $403

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

You can take a train from Surat Thani to Ipoh via Surat Thani station, Suratthani Train Station, Hat Yai, and Padang Besar in around 12 h 54 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Surat Thani to Ipoh via Songkhla, Hat Yai, and Hat Yai in around 13 h 52 min.

Airlines
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Krabi to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $220
Flights from Phuket to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $220
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Phuket to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $290
Flights from Phuket to Penang
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $280
Flights from Krabi to Ipoh via Kuala Lumpur, Singapore
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Krabi to Ipoh via Don Muang, Singapore
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $600
Firefly
Website
fireflyz.com.my
Flights from Phuket to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $290
Flights from Phuket to Penang
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $280
Flights from Krabi to Ipoh via Kuala Lumpur, Singapore
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Krabi to Ipoh via Don Muang, Singapore
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $600
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Phuket to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $290
Flights from Phuket to Kuala Lumpur via Koh Samui
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Flights from Phuket to Hat Yai
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $220
SilkAir
Website
silkair.com
Flights from Phuket to Kuala Lumpur via Singapore
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Krabi to Ipoh via Singapore
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $390
Singapore Airlines
Website
singaporeair.com
Flights from Phuket to Kuala Lumpur via Singapore
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Krabi to Ipoh via Singapore
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $390
Malindo Airways
Website
malindoair.com
Flights from Phuket to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $280
Scoot Tigerair
Website
flyscoot.com
Flights from Krabi to Ipoh via Singapore
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $390
Train operators
KTM ETS Malaysia Railway
Phone
03 2267 1200
Email
cllcenter@ktmb.com.my
Website
ktmb.com.my
Train from Padang Besar to Ipoh
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Schedules at
intranet.ktmb.com.my
Book at
12go.asia
Silver
$8 - $9
Gold
$12 - $14
Platinum
$15 - $18
Train from KL Sentral to Ipoh
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Schedules at
intranet.ktmb.com.my
Book at
12go.asia
Silver
$5 - $7
Gold
$7 - $9
Platinum
$10 - $12
Train from Butterworth to Ipoh
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
intranet.ktmb.com.my
Book at
12go.asia
Silver
$5 - $6
Gold
$7 - $8
Platinum
$9 - $11
State Railway of Thailand
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Suratthani Train Station to Hat Yai
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
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
Train from Hat Yai to Padang Besar
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $29
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$1 - $5
2nd Class (Seat)
$8 - $12
2nd Class (Berth)
$17 - $23
1st Class (Berth)
$22 - $29
KLIA Express
Website
kliaekspres.com
Train from Klia T1 to KL Sentral
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
kliaekspres.com
Bus operators
Minivan
Bus from Surathani Talad Kaset Station to Hat Yai Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
bus
Bus from Hat Yai Bus Terminal to Padang Besar
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
mini van
Bus from Suratthani to Songkhla
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Thai Good Travel
Website
thaigoodtravel.com
Bus from Hat Yai to Ipoh
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21
Schedules at
thaigoodtravel.com
Book at
easybook.com
bus
Bus from Surat Thani to Phang Nga
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5
Phantip Travel
Website
phantiptravel.com
Bus from Surat Thani to Phang Nga
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
phantiptravel.com
Book at
12go.asia
Bus from Surathani Talad Kaset Station to Phuket Bus Terminal 2
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
phantiptravel.com
Book at
12go.asia
bus
Bus from Phang Nga to Krabi Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Greenbus Thailand
Website
greenbusthailand.com
Bus from Suratthani to Phuket Bus Terminal 2
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Book at
12go.asia
Ferry operators
Penang Port
Website
penangport.com.my
Car ferry from Raja Tun Uda Ferry Terminal to Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
penangport.com.my

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Surat Thani and Ipoh is 541 km. The road distance is 650 km.

The cheapest way to get from Surat Thani to Ipoh is to mini van and bus which costs ฿820 - ฿860 and takes 13 h 52 min.

The quickest way to get from Surat Thani to Ipoh is to drive which takes 8 h 23 min and costs ฿1800 - ฿2700.

No, there is no direct bus from Surat Thani to Ipoh. However, there are services departing from Suratthani and arriving at Ipoh via Songkhla and Hat Yai. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 52 min.

It takes approximately 12 h 7 min to get from Surat Thani to Ipoh, including transfers.