How To Get From Bangkok To Phuket

Looking To Get From Bangkok To Phuket?  Phuket Town has morphed into an artsy, culturally rich capital, while Rawai on the island’s southern tip remains blissfully laid-back, despite development.

There are 4 major transportations as your choices – traveling from Bangkok to Phuket by bus, car, train and air.

How To Get From Bangkok To Phuket By Bus

Intercity and public bus is one of the cheapest ways to take you to Phuket. Buses leave daily and directly to Phuket from Bangkok’s Southern Terminal Station. Both air-conditioned and non air-conditioned buses are provided, and of course the price is different. The overnight buses are the most popular choice since they are comfortable. The approximate duration is 12-14 hours.

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How To Get From Bangkok To Phuket By Car

Going to Phuket by car is probably the most fun trip when this allows you to stop at several beautiful places all the way along the trip and catch nice photos. Just drive along Petchkasem Road (Highway No. 4), you will pass through Nakhon Pathom, Ratchburi, Prachuab Kiri Khan, Chumporn, Ranong, Phang-nga, and cross Sarasin Bridge and here there is… downtown Phuket.

The total distance is 862 kms, approximately 12 hours, but still several destinations to explore and enjoy. However, if you are afraid of losing the way, a map is also recommended.

How To Get From Bangkok To Phuket By Train

Taking a train is also another cheapest way, but keep it in mind that there is in fact no direct train commuting down to Phuket.

Take the train at main Hua Lamphong Train Station and get off at Surat Thani to take bus to Phuket. The overnight train is far more comfortable than overnight buses. But pre-booking is advised several days in advance.

Check the train schedule with the State Railway of Thailand (Hua Lamphong Train Station).

How To Get From Bangkok To Phuket By Air

Taking a flight down to Phuket is definitely the most convenient way when it only takes approximately one hour (unless the flight is delayed). There are several domestic flights operating daily and directly from Bangkok to Phuket at Phuket International Airport – both regular price (bit high) and low cost, also depending on seasons (low or high). I suggest that you compare the price between the airlines to get the best deal.

Operators that offer their services include:

Thai Airways

Bangkok Airways

Phuket Air

Thai Air Asia

One-Two-Go by Orient Thai

Nok Air

Check the airlines’ website for more information.


Get From Bangkok To Phuket