There are 11 ways to get from Surat Thani to Ipoh by train, bus, car or plane

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Train via Hat Yai  •  11h 56m

  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

RM 79 - RM 348

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Train  •  12h 33m

  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 Padang Besar

RM 78 - RM 228

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Bus  •  13h 20m

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

RM 81 - RM 83

Minivan, Mini Van, bus  •  13h 35m

  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 Penang Komtar to Ipoh Aman Jaya

RM 115 - RM 119

Drive  •  8h 24m

  1. Drive from Surat Thani to Ipoh 651.7 km

RM 120 - RM 190

Mini Van to Phuket, fly to Ipoh  •  11h 15m

  1. Take the Mini Van from Surat Thani Phantip Station to Phuket Bus Terminal 2
  2. Fly from Phuket (HKT) to Ipoh (IPH) HKT - IPH

RM 861 - RM 2074

Fly Surat Thani to Kuala Lumpur, train  •  8h 22m

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

RM 216 - RM 1319

Minivan to Krabi, fly to Ipoh  •  12h 1m

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

RM 715 - RM 1769

Minivan to Krabi, fly to Kuala Lumpur, train  •  12h 14m

  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

RM 247 - RM 874

Mini Van to Phuket, fly to Hat Yai, train  •  12h 6m

  1. Take the Mini Van from Surat Thani Phantip 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

RM 287 - RM 644

Mini Van to Phuket, fly to Kuala Lumpur, train  •  13h 2m

  1. Take the Mini Van from Surat Thani Phantip 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

RM 243 - RM 929

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The cheapest way to get from Surat Thani to Ipoh is to bus which costs ฿590 - ฿610 and takes 13h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Surat Thani to Ipoh is to fly and train which costs ฿1500 - ฿10000 and takes 8h 22m.

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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 542 km. The road distance is 651.7 km.

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The best way to get from Surat Thani to Ipoh without a car is to train via Hat Yai which takes 11h 56m and costs ฿550 - ฿2600.

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It takes approximately 11h 56m 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 via Hat Yai which takes 11h 56m and costs ฿550 - ฿2600. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ฿590 - ฿610 and takes 13h 20m.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Surat Thani to Ipoh.
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  • Distance: 542.2 km
  • Duration: 11h 56m

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 11h 56m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Surat Thani to Ipoh Terminal Amanjaya via Songkhla, Hat Yai, and Hat Yai in around 13h 20m.

Airlines
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Surat Thani to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 160 - RM 1100
Flights from Krabi to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 160 - RM 950
Flights from Phuket to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 140 - RM 900
Scoot Tigerair
Website
flyscoot.com
Flights from Phuket to Ipoh via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 650 - RM 2200
Flights from Krabi to Ipoh via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 550 - RM 1900
SilkAir
Website
silkair.com
Flights from Phuket to Ipoh via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 800 - RM 2000
Flights from Krabi to Ipoh via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 550 - RM 1900
Flights from Phuket to Kuala Lumpur via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 1000 - RM 3500
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Phuket to Hat Yai
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 200 - RM 900
Flights from Phuket to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 230 - RM 1200
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Phuket to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 230 - RM 1200
Malindo Airways
Website
malindoair.com
Flights from Phuket to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 190 - RM 1200
Flights from Phuket to Kuala Lumpur via Langkawi
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 190 - RM 1200
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
Hourly
Estimated price
RM 40 - RM 160
Website
http://www.railway.co.th/main/timetable/time-train.html
Book at
https://12go.asia/en/operator/thai-railways
Schedules at
https://www.thairailwayticket.com/eTSRT/default.aspx?language=1
3rd Class (Seat)
RM 15 - RM 29
2nd Class (Seat)
RM 40 - RM 60
2nd Class (Berth)
RM 85 - RM 120
1st Class (Berth)
RM 120 - RM 160
Train from Hat Yai to Padang Besar
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
RM 6 - RM 130
Website
http://www.railway.co.th/main/timetable/time-train.html
Book at
https://12go.asia/en/operator/thai-railways
Schedules at
https://www.thairailwayticket.com/eTSRT/default.aspx?language=1
3rd Class (Seat)
RM 8 - RM 22
2nd Class (Seat)
RM 35 - RM 50
2nd Class (Berth)
RM 75 - RM 100
1st Class (Berth)
RM 95 - RM 130
Train from Surat Thani Train Station to Padang Besar
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
RM 45 - RM 170
Website
http://www.railway.co.th/main/timetable/time-train.html
Book at
https://12go.asia/en/operator/thai-railways
Schedules at
https://www.thairailwayticket.com/eTSRT/default.aspx?language=1
3rd Class (Seat)
RM 17 - RM 30
2nd Class (Seat)
RM 45 - RM 65
2nd Class (Berth)
RM 85 - RM 120
1st Class (Berth)
RM 120 - RM 170
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 56m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
RM 30 - RM 55
Website
http://www.ktmb.com.my
Silver
RM 32 - RM 36
Gold
RM 47 - RM 53
Platinum
RM 60 - RM 75
Train from KL Sentral to Ipoh
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
RM 22 - RM 35
Website
http://www.ktmb.com.my
Silver
RM 22 - RM 25
Gold
RM 31 - RM 35
Platinum
RM 40 - RM 50
KLIA Express
Website
kliaekspres.com
Train from Klia T1 to KL Sentral
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
RM 40 - RM 70
Website
http://www.kliaekspres.com/
Bus operators
bus
Bus from Suratthani to Songkhla
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
RM 24
Express Kesatuan
Phone
+6016-5217774
Website
easybook.com
Bus from Hat Yai to Terminal Amanjaya
Ave. Duration
5h 43m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
RM 55
Schedules at
easybook.com
minivan
Bus from Surathani Talad Kaset Station to Hat Yai Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
RM 35
New Asian Travel
Phone
+60 4-261 5558
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Hat Yai to Penang
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
RM 57
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia
Bus from Penang Komtar to Ipoh Aman Jaya
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
RM 28
Schedules at
12go.asia
Unititi express
Phone
+605 4911 452
Website
unititi.com.my
Bus from Komtar Bus Terminal to Terminal Amanjaya
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
RM 24
Schedules at
unititi.com.my
Book at
12go.asia
Phantip Travel
Phone
+66 (0)77 272230
Email
info@phantiptravel.com
Website
phantiptravel.com
Bus from Surat Thani Phantip Station to Phuket Bus Terminal 2
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
RM 35
Schedules at
phantiptravel.com
Book at
12go.asia
Bus from Surat Thani to Krabi
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
RM 35
Schedules at
phantiptravel.com
Book at
12go.asia
Greenbus Thailand
Phone
0-5326-6480
Email
servicecenter@greenbusthailand.com
Website
greenbusthailand.com
Bus from Suratthani to Phuket Bus Terminal 2
Ave. Duration
3h 3m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
RM 30 - RM 36
Website
Greenbus Thailand

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Ipoh is 1h ahead of Surat Thani. It is currently 7:45 AM in Surat Thani and 8:45 AM in Ipoh.

Yes, the driving distance between Surat Thani to Ipoh is 652 km. It takes approximately 8h 24m to drive from Surat Thani to Ipoh.

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Thai AirAsia and Scoot Tigerair offer flights from Phuket Airport to Ipoh Airport.

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There are 609+ hotels available in Ipoh. Prices start at RM 500 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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