Holidays to Surat Thani

Surat Thani is a city on southern Thailand’s gulf coast. Not much of a tourist draw itself, the city is known mostly for its bustling sea port, which serves commercial ships and ferry’s that run to the popular Thai islands of Ko Samui, Ko Tao and Ko Pha Ngan. Most …

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How to get to Surat Thani

Here's what you need to know about getting to Surat Thani. You can see the cheapest month to fly and a snapshot of flight prices for the following month. Also, don't forget to factor in your travelling time - the typical flight from London Heathrow to Surat Thani takes 14 hours, 35 minutes.

When to go to Surat Thani

Typical Holiday Price

£650 per person

The average price of hotels and apartments in Surat Thani varies according to the time of year. To help you plan when to go, we've looked at the hotels available on our site, then worked out the average price per night for the quietest and the busiest months.

Cheapest Month to Visit


Based on a typical 1 week holiday - adding together the cost of flights and accommodation - September is the cheapest month to go to Surat Thani.

Where to stay in Surat Thani

Whatever your travelling style, we can help find you the perfect place to stay. From luxurious hotels to practical apartments, these are our most popular places in Surat Thani, according to other travellers.

Things to see and do in Surat Thani

Little J | Trip by SkyscannerKhao Sok National Park
Khao Sok National Park
Allison Tebbe | Trip by SkyscannerMu Ko Ang Thong National Marine Park
Mu Ko Ang Thong National Marine Park
Erin K | Trip by SkyscannerGreen Mango Nightclub
Green Mango Nightclub
Karolina Patryk | Trip by SkyscannerWat Khunaram
Wat Khunaram
Jonathan Goddard | Trip by SkyscannerWat Khiri Wongkaram
Wat Khiri Wongkaram
Jonathan Goddard | Trip by SkyscannerTaling Ngam
Taling Ngam
antischokke | FlickrSilver Beach
Silver Beach
Sandra Gama | FlickrLaem-Set Beach
Laem-Set Beach

Reviews of Surat Thani

Gavin Lawrence
Gavin Lawrence

It’s a great place to enter mainland from Koh Samui. Then travel to Khao Sok National Park. It’s great there.


Surat Thani is not the most beautiful city in Thailand, but it is the main hub to go to the islands on the Gulf: Ko Samui, Ko Phangan. If you need to spend some time around the bus station, go to the lovely August Cafè

Jonathan Goddard
Jonathan GoddardCambridge

Most travellers rush through Surat Thani without stopping, on their way to the islands, but the town gives a rare opportunity to see a busy Thai settlement that doesn’t have a big tourist focus. People in Surat Thani are simply living their ordinary lives, without relying on tourism. It’s also very good value to eat and sleep in this town, so makes a decent stopping off place.

J Henderson
J HendersonSydney

I am writing this about the Airport I used this airport on the way to Koh Samui as it is more expensive to fly to Koh Samui direct and I had plenty time for the catermaran experience however if time is an issue I would spend the extra and fly direct to Koh Samui as the is a lot of downtime.The Airport here is OK to wait around when returning from Koh Samui with variety of food choices and clean bathrooms going the other way is not so good ,the bus trip to the boat was not great and kind of slow and the bus was not well ventilated waiting for the boat also did not have very good facilities .suggestion fly direct.

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