How to go → BANGKOK to PHUKET? ☀️

How to get from Bangkok to Phuket
How to get from Bangkok to Phuket? You can go to Phuket by bus, train + bus, plane or car.

1. Train + Bus to Phuket
2. Bus – Bangkok to Phuket
3. Flight – Bangkok to Phuket
4. Taxi – Bangkok to Phuket
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From Bangkok to Phuket you can travel by train, bus, plane or taxi.

    • The journey from Bangkok to Phuket spans approximately 850 kilometers by land and offers four convenient transportation options: bus, train + bus via Surat Thani, car, or a direct flight. Opting for a direct flight provides the most convenient and quickest route, with flights from Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi or Don Mueang Airport to Phuket Airport taking approximately 1.5 hours. Several low-cost flight options are available daily, with ticket prices ranging from $30 to $170 per person. Upon landing at Phuket Airport, travelers can easily reach Phuket town or other island locations via local bus or private car. Alternatively, travelers can choose the train + bus option via Surat Thani. From Surat Thani Railway Station, buses or minivans are available for the journey to Phuket, taking approximately 15 hours. Another option is to travel by sleeper tourist bus, offering a travel time of about 13-14 hours and ticket prices ranging from $21 to $39 per person. While bus travel is more economical, it may not be as comfortable. For those preferring a private mode of transportation, private taxis or vehicles are available, albeit at a higher cost ranging from $260 to $400 per car. Secure your tickets or book direct flights from Bangkok to Phuket in Thailand online. Before your arrival in Phuket, familiarize yourself with the island’s weather conditions by reviewing our comprehensive article on Weather in Phuket.

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    • Phuket stands as a quintessential beach destination and one of Thailand’s most popular islands, renowned for its expansive beaches, particularly along the west coast. While some beaches may experience crowding due to the island’s popularity among foreign tourists, Phuket offers numerous smaller and secluded islands accessible via boat trips. The island boasts a plethora of attractions, excursions, and entertainment options for tourists to enjoy. Despite its popularity, Phuket lacks a railway station, with the nearest station located approximately 240 kilometers northeast in Surat Thani. Travelers arriving in Surat Thani can continue their journey to Phuket via bus or van. From Phuket, travelers can explore nearby destinations such as Koh Phi Phi, one of southern Thailand’s most visited islands, or Koh Yao Yai and Ao Nang. With four transportation options available—from direct flights to trains, buses, or private cars—travelers can easily plan their journey to Phuket. Book your tickets to Phuket hassle-free online and prepare for an unforgettable island getaway. Discover more about Phuket’s attractions and plan your visit today.
Transfer Mode – Bangkok to Phuket: Travel Time Cost Range
Train + Bus (via Surat Thani) 15 hours $30+/pp
Tourist Bus 14 hours $20-39/pp
Plane (Direct) 1.5 hours $30-170/pp
Private Taxi/Car 12 hours $260-430/car

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How do I get from Bangkok to Phuket?


1. TRAIN + BUS from Bangkok to Phuket 


A) Train (or bus) from Bangkok to Surat Thani

    • Surat Thani is the nearest railway station, about 240 km north-east of Phuket
    • you can buy drinks and snacks, and there is a toilet in the train
    • price of the train ticket from Bangkok to Surat Thani is about $25-50/pp
    • train travel from Bangkok to Surat Thani takes about 9-12 hours, you should take a sleeper berth
    • read this article: How to reach Surat Thani from Bangkok?
    • you can check current Thailand Railway Map

B) Bus or minivan from Surat Thani to Phuket

    • there a lots of buses from Surat Thani to Phuket
    • modern, comfortable, air-conditioned buses
    • price of the bus ticket from Surat Thani to Phuket is about $7-10/pp
    • travel by bus from Surat Thani to Phuket takes about 3-4 hours (240 km)
    • you can also book whole minivan for eg. 9 passengers
    • read this article: How to reach Phuket from Surat Thani?
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You can travel by train + bus from Bangkok to Phuket via Surat Thani (photo: 12go.asia)


2. BUS from Bangkok to Phuket

    • a cheap option how to get by the direct bus connection from Bangkok to Phuket
    • tourist sleeper buses from Bangkok to Phuket depart from various bus stations
    • travel by bus from Bangkok to Phuket takes about 13-14 hours (840 km)
    • bus companies to Phuket: Phuket Travel, Phuket Central, Sombat Tour, Thai Sriram, Transport Co…
    • price of the bus ticket from Bangkok to Phuket is about $20-39/pp
    • bus station in Bangkok: Southern Terminal or Mochit
    • bus station in Phuket: Phuket Bus Terminal 2
    • Book and buy bus tickets from Bangkok to Phuket online on 12go.asia ➜ or Baolau ➜
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From Bangkok to Phuket by bus, travel by bus is another cheap option of transport (photo: 12go.asia)


3. FLIGHT from Bangkok to Phuket 

    • the most comfortable and fastest way how to get from Bangkok to Phuket
    • direct flight from Bangkok to Phuket takes about 1.5 hour
    • airlines to Phuket from Bangkok: Thai Airways, Thai Lion Air, Thai AirAsia, Nok Air, Bangkok Air, Thai Smile…
    • lots of flights all the day, price of the one-way direct flight is about $30-160/pp
    • airport in Phuket – Phuket International Airport
    • airports in Bangkok – Suvarnabhumi Airport or Don Mueang Airport
    • from Phuket Airport you can also travel to Patong or Karon by bus or private taxi
    • Book and buy your flight from Bangkok to Phuket online on 12go.asia ➜ or Baolau ➜
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Direct flight from Bangkok to Phuket is the most fastest option of getting to Phuket.


4. PRIVATE TAXI/CAR from Bangkok to Phuket

    • there are also various private taxis from Bangkok to Phuket
    • travel by private taxi from Bangkok to Phuket takes about 12-13 hours
    • taxi companies to Phuket from Bangkok: Bangkok Taxi 24, Glassflower, Firstplan Transport Services
    • transport by private taxi from Bangkok to Phuket costs about $260-430/car
    • you can also take a taxi from Don Mueang Airport or Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok
    • you can book modern car or private minivan for 9 passengers
    • you can also travel by private taxi/car from Bangkok to Patong Beach in Phuket
    • Book your private taxi from Bangkok to Phuket online

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From Bangkok to Phuket you can also travel by private taxi/car.

12go.asia – Search, book, buy tickets, flights online

– 12go.asia sells the train, ferry, bus tickets, flights mainly to Thailand (also tickets for Vietnam, Laos, Malaysia, Cambodia)
– sells the tickets of the bus companies in Vietnam, Thailand… (eg. Mai Linh, Hoang Long, TheSinhTourist, Hung Thanh, Phantip…)
– tickets for the ferries in Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, eg. ferry to Vung Tau, ferry to Koh Chang, Koh Rong, Koh Phi Phi, Koh Tao
– train tickets for the most frequented routes in Thailand – Bangkok > Chiang Mai, Bangkok > Surat Thani, Bangkok > Kanchanaburi..
– you can use an online train ticket in Vietnam and Thailand
– you can choose a seat or berth in the train in Vietnam
– if you buy a ticket of private trains in Vietnam to Lao Cai on 12go.asia or Baolau (Orient Express, Sapaly…), you must pick it up at the station
– more information about trains in Thailand

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– if you buy train tickets for Thailand at Baolau, you have to print these tickets!
– bus, ferry, train tickets and hundreds of flights of various companies in southeast Asia
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– ferry tickets in Vietnam (eg. ferry to Phu Quoc, ferry to Cat Ba, ferry to Con Dao, Chau Doc to Phnom Penh…)
– tickets for travel routes in Vietnam (eg. Hanoi to Sapa, Da Lat to Hoi An, Saigon to Ha Long Bay…)
– the price of tickets or flights is from the official price of transport company or airlines
– you can select a seat or berth in the train, if you buy tickets for Vietnam online
– online train e-ticket in your smartphone in Vietnam (I recommend to print a ticket)
– read any other information about ticket on Baolau website, read also frequently asked questions on Baolau

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You will find many very nice beaches on Phuket.
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Ko Panyi at the Ao Phang-nga National Park, about 40 km north of Phuket.


FAQ + Tips – Travel route from Bangkok to Phuket:

1. How to book and buy tickets + flights from Bangkok to Phuket?

    • You can book tickets + flights from Bangkok to Phuket on 12go.asia or Baolau.
    • You can also book another tickets and flights in Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia…

2. How long does it take to travel from Bangkok to Phuket?

    • Travel by train+bus from Bangkok to Phuket (via Surat Thani) takes about 15 hours.
    • Travel by tourist bus from Bangkok to Phuket takes about 14 hours.
    • Travel by plane (direct flights) from Bangkok to Phuket takes about 1.5 hour.
    • Travel by private taxi from Bangkok to Phuket takes about 12 hours.

3. What is the travel distance from Bangkok to Phuket?

4. How much does it cost to travel from Bangkok to Phuket?

    • Travel by plane (direct flights) from Bangkok to Phuket costs about $30-170/pp.
    • Travel by train+bus from Bangkok to Phuket costs about $30+/pp
    • Travel by tourist bus from Bangkok to Phuket costs about $20-39/pp.
    • Travel by private taxi / car from Bangkok to Phuket costs about $260-430/car.

5. Is there a railway station in Phuket?

    • No, there is no railway station in Phuket, the nearest railway station to Phuket is in Surat Thani (about 250 km). From Surat Thani you can travel by train to southern Thailand. From Surat Thani to Phuket you can travel by bus/taxi.

6. What is the best way of transport from Bangkok to Phuket?

    • The best, fastest and comfortable way how to get from Bangkok to Phuket is to travel by plane. There are various direct flights to Phuket every day and it takes only about 1.5 hour. Sometimes there are also very cheap low-cost flights from Bangkok to Phuket (prices start already at $30).

7. What is the most cheapest way of getting from Bangkok to Phuket?

    • The most cheapest way how to get from Bangkok to Phuket is to travel by tourist bus. Bus from Bangkok to Phuket start already at $20/pp, but to travel by bus takes a lot of time, about 14 hours.

8. Is it possible to travel by private taxi from Bangkok to Phuket?

    • Yes, it is possible to travel by private taxi/transfer from Bangkok to Phuket in southern Thailand. It is the most expensive way of transport, the whole car costs about $400-500, there are various taxi companies on this route.

9. How to get from Phuket Airport to Phuket town?

    • Phuket town is about 30 km south from Phuket International Airport. From Phuket Airport to Phuket town you can travel by shuttle bus or you can use private taxi.

10. Where to travel from Phuket in southern Thailand?

    • From Phuket you can take a boat or ferry to Krabi or you can travel by land (bus, taxi) to Krabi. You can book and buy ferry/boat tickets to Krabi online. There are also various private minivans or private cars to Khao Lak. You can also travel by minibus or private taxi to Surat Thani town. You can also travel from Patong Beach to Koh Samui via Surat Thani town, by combination of van/car + ferry or speedboat.

11. What to see and visit in Phuket?

    • You can visit various interesting places and tourist attractions in Phuket: Phuket Old Town, Big Buddha, Bangla Road, Freedom beach, Phuket Weekend Night Market, Surin beach, Fantasea show, Phuket Walking Street, Karon beach, Phuket Elephant Sanctuary, Jui Tui Shrine, Kata Noi beach, Karon viewpoint, Central Festival, Wat Chalong, Simon Cabaret Show… You can also travel by ferry to Koh Yao Yai.

12. Where to rent a motorbike in Phuket?

    • If you want to rent a motorbike or scooter in Phuket, try to search these bikes online at Bikesbooking.

13. How to travel back from Phuket to Bangkok?

    • From Phuket to Bangkok you can travel by bus, or bus+train or plane. It is the same way how you arrived to Phuket. There are a lot of direct flights between these cities.

14. Which are the most popular and nice islands in Thailand?

    • There are a lot of various interesting, nice and also isolated or tourist islands in Thailand. Most of them are in the Gulf of Thailand or Phang Nga Bay. Read this article: The Best Islands in Thailand.

15. What are the most interesting things and facts about Thailand?

    • In summary, Thailand is a multifaceted gem that captivates visitors with its unique blend of cultural heritage, culinary excellence, and warm hospitality. From the enchanting traditions of its classical arts like Khon to the exhilarating water festivities of Songkran, the country offers a sensory feast. Thailand’s diverse landscapes, ranging from tropical islands to mountainous regions, contribute to its allure, making it a destination that seamlessly combines ancient traditions with modern vibrancy. The symphony of flavors in Thai cuisine and the welcoming smiles of its people further enrich the tapestry of experiences. Read this article: 15 Interesting Things of Thailand.

16. What are the most beautiful beaches in Thailand?

    • Thailand’s coastline is adorned with an exquisite tapestry of beaches, each possessing its own allure, whether it’s the dramatic limestone cliffs and crystal-clear waters of Railay Beach, the vibrant nightlife and golden sands of Patong Beach, Ao Nang area and Koh Phi Phi Archipelago in Krabi District, or the tranquil, coconut palm-fringed shores of Koh Samui, collectively creating a symphony of natural beauty that beckons travelers to immerse themselves in the unparalleled charm of this tropical paradise. Read this article: 20 Most Beuatiful Beaches in Thailand.

17. What is the weather and climate in Thailand?

    • Weather in Thailand varies across three main seasons, creating a tropical climate. The hot season typically spans from March to June, with temperatures ranging from 77°F to 95°F (25°C to 35°C). During this period, the weather is characterized by intense heat and occasional brief showers. The rainy season occurs from July to October, bringing heavy monsoon rains and increased humidity. Average temperatures remain high, ranging from 77°F to 88°F (25°C to 31°C). The cool season, from November to February, is marked by milder temperatures and lower humidity. Average temperatures range from 64°F to 86°F (18°C to 30°C), making it a popular time for tourism.

18. What you can buy and bring home from Thailand?

    • From Thailand, you can bring home a variety of souvenirs such as traditional Thai jewelry, packaged herbal teas, handcrafted Thai puppets, exotic spices and sauces, artistic ceramics, quality Thai soap and cosmetics, traditional musical instruments, fine Thai silk products, herbal oils and balms, and traditional playing cards and board games. These items reflect Thailand’s rich culture, craftsmanship, and diverse offerings, making them unique and memorable souvenirs. Read this article: What to bring from Thailand?

19. Is traveling and living in Thailand cheap or expensive?

    • The cost of traveling and living in Thailand can vary depending on various factors such as lifestyle, location, and personal preferences. Generally, Thailand is known for being a budget-friendly destination, attracting travelers seeking affordable adventures. While Thailand is known for being a budget-friendly destination, costs can vary depending on whether you choose to live in popular tourist areas or less-explored regions. Overall, many people find that the cost of living in Thailand offers good value for money.

20. What is the official currency of Thailand and how to exchange money?

    • The official currency of Thailand is the Thai Baht (THB). To exchange money, you can visit banks, currency exchange booths, or use ATMs. Banks typically offer competitive exchange rates, but may charge transaction fees. Currency exchange booths are convenient, often open longer hours, but their rates might be less favorable. Using ATMs connected to banks is a common and convenient option; however, be mindful of potential withdrawal fees from both your home bank and the local Thai bank. Always check rates and fees beforehand to make informed choices.

21. What is the cuisine and food in Thailand and what to expect?

    • Thai cuisine is renowned for its vibrant and harmonious flavors, combining sweet, sour, salty, spicy, and bitter elements in each dish. Expect a diverse range of dishes, often aromatic herbs and spices like lemongrass, basil or galangal. Rice, a staple, plays a central role, and street food is a must-try for an authentic culinary experience. Signature dishes include Pad Thai, Tom Yum, Green Curry, and Mango Sticky Rice. Embrace the rich cultural diversity through regional variations, and don’t miss out on the lively street food culture.

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Departs in Bangkok

Arrival in Phuket

Bus Ticket

Transport Co

06:45

21:12

From $22.00

Transport Co

16:30

7:12

From $22.00

Transport Co

18:00

8:27

From $22.00

Sombat Tour

16:00

6:45

From $35.00

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17:30

5:30

From $34.00

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19:20

7:20

From $23.00

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Departs in Bangkok

Arrival in Phuket

Price

Thai Lion Air

15:20

16:45

From $23.00

Thai Lion Air

18:30

19:55

From $22.00

Thai Lion Air

07:10

18:40

From $22.00

VietJet Air

07:10

08:35

From $22.00

VietJet Air

14:00

15:25

From $22.00

VietJet Air

15:35

17:00

From $22.00

VietJet Air

16:55

18:20

From $22.00

VietJet Air

18:00

19:25

From $22.00

VietJet Air

19:00

20:25

From $22.00

VietJet Air

20:00

21:25

From $22.00

VietJet Air

08:40

10:05

From $31.00

VietJet Air

10:30

11:55

From $31.00

Thai Smile

18:05

19:30

From $39.00

Thai Smile

19:10

20:35

From $39.00

Thai Smile

17:35

19:05

From $39.00

Thai Smile

07:45

09:10

From $52.00

Thai Smile

09:25

10:55

From $52.00

Thai Smile

08:10

09:35

From $58.00

Thai Smile

14:00

15:25

From $66.00

Air Asia

17:25

18:55

From $39.00

Air Asia

19:55

21:10

From $48.00

Air Asia

08:5

10:15

From $48.00

Air Asia

14:15

15:50

From $47.00

Air Asia

12:50

14:10

From $49.00

Air Asia

09:45

11:15

From $48.00

Air Asia

14:20

15:50

From $48.00

Air Asia

15:25

16:55

From $48.00

Air Asia

11:45

13:25

From $53.00

Nok Air

09:30

10:50

From $53.00

Nok Air

13:40

15:00

From $53.00

Nok Air

17:35

18:55

From $53.00

Bangkok Airways

17:30

19:00

From $84.00

Bangkok Airways

08:05

09:35

From $96.00

Bangkok Airways

12:45

14:15

From $125.00

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4 Ways of Transfer from Bangkok to Phuket:

1. TRAIN + BUS from Bangkok to Phuket
A) Train (or bus) from Bangkok to Surat Thani The price of a train ticket to Surat Thani is about $25-50 per person.
B) Bus or minivan from Surat Thani to Phuket The price of a bus ticket to Phuket is about $7-10 per person.
2. BUS from Bangkok to Phuket
Transfer Time About 13-14 hours.
Bus Companies Phuket Travel, Phuket Central, Sombat Tour, Thai Sriram, Transport Co…
Bus Ticket Cost About $20-39 per person.
3. FLIGHT from Bangkok to Phuket
Flight Duration About 1.5 hours.
Airlines Thai Airways, Thai Lion Air, Thai AirAsia, Nok Air, Bangkok Air, Thai Smile…
Price of a One-Way Flight About $30-160 per person.
4. PRIVATE TAXI/CAR from Bangkok to Phuket
Transfer Time About 12-13 hours.
Taxi Companies Bangkok Taxi 24, Glassflower, Firstplan Transport Services…
Transfer Cost About $260-430 per car.

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