is the most important transport hub in the S Islands. From here
you can travel to many beach resorts - Koh Samui, Koh Phanghan, Koh Tao to the East & - Krabi, Koh Phi Phi, Phuket & Koh Lanta, to
the West. Travelers usually just pass through Surat Thani. But
the night market has a local atmosphere, you can sit at the stalls
and enjoy the delicious food and watch the harbor-side activities
Access: By trains from BKK, Hat Yai/Malaysia. Many minibuses/buses
from Hat Yai, Krabi or Phuket.
Main road running NE to SW. Donsok harbor is E connected by buses.
The long distant bus station, the train station and the airport
are SW from the town connected by songthaws/buses The center
is around the post office on the main road. Many budget hotels,
restaurants are in the area N from the PO. Town Bus station,
just NE from the post office, serves to the towns near Suratthani.
the night boats are leaving from the river just N from the post
from the town, connected by bus to the town with the flight schedule.
The buses pass through the train station, the long distant bus
station and the center of town.
Train station: SW from the town. Many night trains arrive
here in early morning. A bus will take you to harbor via the
Suratthani town for Koh Samui and Phanghan. Until the bus leaves,
you just wait at cafes in front of the train station. After the
bus leaves, songthaws are connecting to bus stations and the
center of town.
Long distance bus station: SW of the town, between the
train station and the center of town. You can go either by songthaw.
Bus station in town: Just NE from the center of town.
buses originating from S of Thailand, such as Krabi or Phuket,
usually arrive here.Walk out to the main road and turn left.
You will find a few travel agents which take you to islands.If
you want to take a night boat to an island, continue walking
to SW and turn right at the post office, and walk to the river.
Bus from the Donsok harbor: Most of buses connecting ferries
from Koh Samui/Phanghan take you to a office 1-2km NE from the
center of town. You may take a songthaw to the center. If you
prefer to walk, as you come out from the office, turn left and