Surat Thani Airport (URT) is only about 20km west of the city in Phun Phin district. Thai Airways International, Thai Air Asia, and Nok Air all operate daily flights to and from Don Mueang International Airport (DMK) and Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) in Bangkok.
Surat Thani is an important hub for the southern parts of Thailand offering relatively cheaper flights than several other airports in the area.
There are several different companies operating out of Surat Thani, making this a very surprising and easy airport to navigate to and from, also the flight costs here can be very reasonable, some of the airlines flying in and out of here are: Thai Air Asia, Thai Lion Air, AirAsia flights, Nok Air flights and Thai Smile flights.
Also there’s a new direct flight from Kuala Lumpur by Air Asia, this a great service and ideal for those travelers that are not particularly fond of mini buses, this flight can have you in Kuala Lumpar in under 1hr 30 hours.
Surat Thani Airport Facilities
- Shops and restaurants – Buffet restaurant on 2nd floor.
- Souvenir shops.
- Coffee shop on 1st floor.
- Car rental & Car park.
In addition to civilian services, Surat Thani airport is also an active Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) base, the home of 4th Air Division and the 7th Wing Air Combat Command units, so please do not be alarmed if you see an unusual amount of active military personnel.
Surat Thani International Airport’s consists of one large terminal serving both domestic and international flights. The flights are much cheaper here than on the island of Samui. Bearing this in mind it may be worth flying down to Surat Thani instead of the expensive option to get to Koh Samui.
Food Surat Thani International Airport
There is a restaurant on the 2nd Floor catering to many tastes, there is also a very good coffee shop on the 1st floor -you can always find good food here at Surat Thani Airport.
Surat Thani Airport International Transport
Transportation services here include a very handy private taxi service, there is also an abundance of shared minivans and you can find larger buses to transfer you and your friends to Surat Thani City. From here you can very easily secure your next journey onto the islands of Koh Samui, Koh Phangan or Koh Tao or are you going down south to the towns of Krabi, Pang Nga -both on the on the mainland.
Easy Day Thailand offers Private Transport from Phuket to Surat Thani Airport
Shopping Surathani Airport
There are a couple of duty-free shops open at the airport. These shops sell a limited duty frees like Alcohol & Tobacco.
If you are traveling to the islands in the Gulf of Thailand, in particular Koh Samui, Koh Phangan and Koh Tao, then there are several services to get you out to the island as quickly as possible.
If you’re going to Koh Samui or/and the other islands, then the Lomprayah Ferry company offers a bus plus ferry service from the airport to Nathon Pier on Koh Samui, all this for around 400 baht (subject to change) to Samui -the other islands may be a little more. The travelling time is approximately only three hours. Buses leave the airport at least six times a day.
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