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There are 8 ways to get from Surat Thani to Ipoh by train, bus, car or plane

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

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Train via Hat Yai  •  12h 4m

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

$17 - $82

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Mini Van, bus  •  13h 20m

  1. Take the Mini Van from Suratthani to Songkhla
  2. Take the bus from Hat Yai to Terminal Amanjaya

$15

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Train  •  12h 34m

  1. Take the train from Surat Thani Train Station to Padang Besar 45 Hua Lamphong - Padang Besar - Class II Sleeper AC
  2. Take the train from Padang Besar to Ipoh

$17 - $53

Minivan, Mini Van, bus  •  15h 48m

  1. Take the minivan from Surathani Talad Kaset Station to Hat Yai Bus Terminal
  2. Take the Mini Van from Hat Yai to Penang
  3. Take the bus from Sungai Nibong to Terminal Amanjaya

$24 - $42

Drive  •  8h 23m

  1. Drive from Surat Thani to Ipoh 406 miles

$55 - $85

Minivan to Krabi, fly to Ipoh  •  9h 15m

  1. Take the minivan from Surat Thani to Krabi
  2. Fly from Krabi (KBV) to Ipoh (IPH) KBV - IPH

$177 - $409

Minivan to Krabi, fly to Kuala Lumpur, train  •  10h 46m

  1. Take the minivan from Surat Thani to Krabi
  2. Fly from Krabi (KBV) to Kuala Lumpur (KUL) KBV - KUL
  3. Take the train from Klia T1 to KL Sentral
  4. Take the train from KL Sentral to Ipoh

$60 - $205

Bus to Phuket, fly to Penang, bus  •  11h 37m

  1. Take the bus from Suratthani to Phuket Bus Terminal
  2. Fly from Phuket (HKT) to Penang (PEN) HKT - PEN
  3. Take the bus from Sungai Nibong to Terminal Amanjaya

$64 - $191

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Surat Thani to Ipoh is to Mini Van and bus which costs ฿498 and takes 13h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Surat Thani to Ipoh is to drive which costs ฿1800 - ฿2800 and takes 8h 23m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Surat Thani to Ipoh. However, there are services departing from Suratthani and arriving at Terminal Amanjaya via Songkhla and Hat Yai. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 20m.

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The distance between Surat Thani and Ipoh is 541 km. The road distance is 649.6 km.

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The best way to get from Surat Thani to Ipoh without a car is to train which takes 12h 4m and costs ฿550 - ฿2700.

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It takes approximately 12h 4m to get from Surat Thani to Ipoh, including transfers.

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Surat Thani to Ipoh bus services, operated by , depart from Suratthani station.

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The best way to get from Surat Thani to Ipoh is to train which takes 12h 4m and costs ฿550 - ฿2700. Alternatively, you can Mini Van and bus, which costs ฿498 and takes 13h 20m.

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There is no direct flight from Krabi Airport to Ipoh Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 25m and has one stopover.

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Surat Thani to Ipoh bus services, operated by Sri Theven Express, arrive at Terminal Amanjaya station.

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Map of how to get from Surat Thani to Ipoh.
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  • Distance: 338 miles
  • Duration: 12h 4m

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, Surat Thani Train Station, Hat Yai, and Padang Besar in around 12h 4m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Surat Thani to Ipoh via Songkhla, Hat Yai, and Hat Yai in around 13h 20m.

Airlines
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Krabi to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $220
Flights from Phuket to Penang
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $260
Scoot Tigerair
Website
flyscoot.com
Flights from Krabi to Ipoh via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $450
Firefly
Website
fireflyz.com.my
Flights from Krabi to Ipoh via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $390
Flights from Phuket to Penang
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $280
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Phone
1690
Email
webmaster.srt@railway.co.th
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Surat Thani Train Station to Hat Yai
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $40
Schedules at
railway.co.th
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3rd Class (Seat)
$3 - $7
2nd Class (Seat)
$9 - $14
2nd Class (Berth)
$19 - $25
1st Class (Berth)
$27 - $40
Train from Hat Yai to Padang Besar
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $29
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$1 - $5
2nd Class (Seat)
$7 - $11
2nd Class (Berth)
$17 - $23
1st Class (Berth)
$22 - $29
Train from Surat Thani Train Station to Padang Besar
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
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
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
2h 59m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Schedules at
ktmb.com.my
Book at
12go.asia
Silver
$7 - $9
Gold
$11 - $13
Platinum
$14 - $17
Train from KL Sentral to Ipoh
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Schedules at
ktmb.com.my
Book at
12go.asia
Silver
$5 - $6
Gold
$7 - $9
Platinum
$9 - $11
KLIA Express
Website
kliaekspres.com
Train from Klia T1 to KL Sentral
Ave. Duration
28m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Schedules at
kliaekspres.com
Bus operators
Mini Van
Bus from Suratthani to Songkhla
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6
Sri Theven Express
Phone
03-3224 8776
Website
easybook.com
Bus from Hat Yai to Terminal Amanjaya
Ave. Duration
5h 43m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
easybook.com
minivan
Bus from Surathani Talad Kaset Station to Hat Yai Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
New Asian Travel
Phone
+60 4-261 5558
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Hat Yai to Penang
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia
Jolly Travel
Phone
074 750 770
Email
jollytravel@hotmail.com
Website
jollytravel.in.th
Bus from Hat Yai to Penang
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
jollytravel.in.th
Book at
12go.asia
Sri Maju
Phone
+604 313 4620
Email
srimajutours@srimaju.com
Website
srimaju.com
Bus from Sungai Nibong to Terminal Amanjaya
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
srimaju.com
Perak Transit
Website
peraktransit.com.my
Bus from Sungai Nibong to Terminal Amanjaya Ipoh
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
peraktransit.com.my
Book at
easybook.com
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Ipoh is 1h ahead of Surat Thani. It is currently 5:58 AM in Surat Thani and 6:58 AM in Ipoh.

Yes, the driving distance between Surat Thani to Ipoh is 650 km. It takes approximately 8h 23m to drive from Surat Thani to Ipoh.

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Firefly, Thai AirAsia and Scoot Tigerair offer flights from Krabi Airport to Ipoh Airport.

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