June 7, 2010
Minivan from Hat Yai to Surat Thani
Hat Yai is the main crossroad in the south . The most convenient crossing point between Thailand and Malaysia.
Surat thani (สุราษฎร์ธานี) is the name of one of the biggest province in the southern Thailand and most foreigner come here to catch a ferry trip to Koh Samui (เกาะสมุย) ,Koh Phangan (เกาะพงัน) or as far as Koh Tao(เกาะเต่า) All of these are big resort islands in the gulf of Thailand.
If u travel from Malaysia and based your trip to the Gulf of Thailand area ,Then you need to go from Hat Yai to Surat Thani by Minivan .
There are two ways to get to Surat Thani from Hat Yai by a minivan . The Price of both sevices should be around 240 Baht and the travel time around 4-5 hrs .
1) Around Nipat uthit road 1-3 in central Hat Yai : Find a minivan service like this one
In Hat Yai at Nipat uthit 1 road near Mon-Thien hotel 074-354050 ,244500,086-9680279
At Surat : 55 Chonkasem Road (next to ChokeAnanTour ) Central district Surat Thani 077-210068,289417 ,089-1954473
Above: on the left side is From Surat to Hatyai and on the right side is Hat Yai to Surat Thani .Please note that Thai time use 24hours basis.
I have nothing relates to this Mini-van service .Only stop by their desk and ask for information.
2) Go to the main bus station at Sri Phuvanath road . Around 4 Km from central Hat Yai and will cost around 30-40 Bhat for a motorbike –taxi ride or Tuktuk .
At the bus station ,You will find many service with mini-van to several places in Southern part of Thailand including Surat Thani.
Above: Minivan to Satun(Main pier to Tarutao and Langkawi island on the Indian ocean coast)
Some Mini-van also travel directly to Samui island via Nakhon Si Thamrat and ferry.