By bus it takes 7 hours 15 minutes to travel 420 km from Central Bangkok to Surin. Travelling by bus from Bangkok to Surin tends to be quicker than travelling by train because trains in Thailand are often delayed.
Bus Timetable to Surin
- Click on the Bangkok – Surin link in the timetable below for more information and to buy tickets.
|Bangkok - Surin ฿ 269–493 5h 30m – 8h 20m|
Where to get the Bus in Bangkok
Bus services to Surin depart from Bangkok’s Northern Bus Terminal at 798 Kamphaeng Phet 2 Road, Khwaeng Chatuchak, Khet Chatuchak, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10900, Thailand.
Arrival in Surin
Bus services from Bangkok terminate at Surin Bus Station at 367-369 Jitrbumrung Road, Nai Mueang, Surin 32000, Thailand.
Surin is a town in Thailand’s North Eastern region of Isan with a population of slightly over 40,000 people. Surin is best known for it annual Elephant Round Up which happens every year on the weekend of the 3rd week in November. The tradition of the Elephant Round-Up is thought to have begin in the 14th Century although the modern day incarnation of the Round-Up is less about the rounding up of wild elephants and more about a show for entertainment purposes using tame elephants. The Surin Elephant Round Up usually involves around 300 elephants and the grand finale of the show is a recreation of battle between Thai and Burmese forces.
At other times times of the year if you want to see the famous elephants of Surin head to Baan Ta Klang elephant village 52 km from Surin town. This small village is home to the Kui people, a small ethnic group employed by the Ayutthaya Kings to train their war elephants. The village has an elephant museum, demonstration of elephant care skills, and shows with performing elephants at 10:00 and 14:00 everyday. Its a good day out and the elephants are well cared for.