How to get from Bangkok to Phuket

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There are several ways to travel from Bangkok to Phuket. The plane is the fastes way and if you are lucky you can sometimnes find cheap flights with Air Asia. It is also possible to travel south to Phuket by bus, there are several bus companies that offer direct buses from the Southern Bus Terminal in Bangkok.


Public Bus from Bangkok to Phuket


Duration: 12-13 hours

Price: 500-975 baht


Buses from Bangkok to Phuket leave from  the Southern Bus Terminal in Bangkok. The first bus leaves at 05:00 and the last bus leaves around 21:30.


The VIP bus from Bangkok to Phuket

(The VIP bus from Bangkok to Phuket)


Most buses leave between 17:30 and 19:45. They drive through the night and arrive at the Phuket Bus Terminal in the morning.


Train from Bangkok to Phuket


Duration: (to Surat Thani) 8,5-11 hours

Price: (to Surat Thani) 297-1379 baht


Phuket has no train station, but you can travel to Surat Thani and from there take a bus to Phuket. Several trains leave Bangkok’s Hua Lampong Station for Surat Thani daily. The trip to Surat Thani takes between 8 and a halve and 11 hours, depending the time you leave. The price for a third class ticket with fan is 297 baht and a first class aircon ticket can cost up to 1379 baht.


Train at Surat Thani train station

(Train at the Surat Thani train station)


The train station is located 14 kilometers west of Surat Thani at Phun Phin. At the train station transport to Phuket can be arranged. Train / bus / ferry combination tickets are also available at travel agencies all over Bangkok.


Plane from Bangkok to Phuket


Duration: 1 hour and 25 minutes

Price: 1500-3000 baht


The following airlines offer flights from Suvarnabumi International Airport in Bangkok (BKK) to Phuket International Airport (HKT)


Bangkok Airways (Thailand)

Thai Air (Thailand)


The following airlines fly from Don Mueng Airport (DMK) to Phuket International (HKT)  


Air Asia (low cost carrier)

Nok Air (Thailand)


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Traveling from Phuket to other destinations in Thailand:


- How to get from Phuket to Bangkok

- How to get from Phuket to Hat Yai

- How to get from Phuket to Koh Phi Phi

- How to get from Phuket to Koh Samui


(Last update May 2013)



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