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Diving travels - Surat Thani to Khao Lak by bus????

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Diving travels - Surat Thani to Khao Lak by bus????

Hi there,

Planning Jan - Feb 2012 trip which will include a dive trip starting from Khao Lak on 07th Feb.

Any ideas fro busses from Surat Thani as we arrive off overnight train around 0635hrs.

Many thanks

Jim

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1. Re: Diving travels - Surat Thani to Khao Lak by bus????

You will be able to get a mini bus or air con bus from Surat Thani town. This information from another site:

"There are local buses from Surat to Khao Lak . You wamt to get on a Phuket bound bus. But make sure that is goes through Khao Lak as there are 2 routes to Phuket. The bus will say right on it if it's going via Khao Lak. If you are arriving at 4-5am you can get the first bus. The journey takes around 2 1/2 hours."

"From the main station in Bangkok (Hualampong) you take a night train to Surat Thani (Phunpin station). There you get the connection by Phuket-Bus No.465 to Khao Lak. Tickets are for sale on the right (to the south) of the station at a table in front of Sintawee Coffee Shop for 120 Baht (ac 160 Baht).

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2. Re: Diving travels - Surat Thani to Khao Lak by bus????

Me and my friend are doing something similar except we are not getting the night train from Bangkok. We will be arriving in Surat Thani at 16:45 and have no idea if there will still be buses running to khao lak, can anyone help us?

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3. Re: Diving travels - Surat Thani to Khao Lak by bus????

You can pretty much count on your train arriving late in Thailand and I doubt buses would run at the time you arrive, so probably best to arrange for a night's accommodation in Surat Thani City (the train station is 14km from the city) and arrange your onward journey in the morning, any travel agent should be able to assist you.

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4. Re: Diving travels - Surat Thani to Khao Lak by bus????

Cassnu is right. Last bus from Surat Thani is 16:30. As an alternative to staying overnight in Surat Thani, contact Boss of Cheaper than Hotel Taxis in Khao Lak to provide taxi from Punpin Train Station to Khao Lak. He charges 2200 baht. Contact cheaper_khaolak@ymail.com

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