How to get from HO CHI MINH to PHUKET?

How to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Phuket
How to travel from Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) to Phuket? You can travel by plane – direct flight or bus/train or car via Cambodia.

 Flights – Saigon to Phuket
Bus + Train to Phuket
 Book Tickets to Phuket

    • Phuket is beautiful and tourist place in southern Thailand. It is a suitable place if you want to enjoy beach relax, swimming, snorcheling or boat trips in the southern part of Thailand. Phuket has also the international airport, it is about 40 from the city center and the nearest railway station is about 240 km north-east of Phuket, in Surat Thani. Phuket is one of the most popular tourist places in southern Thailand. There are a few ways how you can travel from Ho Chi Minh City to Phuket in Thailand by plane – there are direct flights, or bus+train via Cambodia. There is no direct train from Saigon to Phuket. In Thailand you can also use various private cars or minivan to Phuket. Direct flight is the best and fastest way how to get and travel to Phuket in Thailand from Saigon in Vietnam because you will save a lot of your travel time. But if you want to visit Cambodia or another place in Thailand you can travel by bus/minivan or train.

From Ho Chi Minh City to Phuket by plane or by land (bus+train).

    • Travel distance from Saigon to Phuket is totally about 965 km by plane (direct flight) and about 1700 km by land via Cambodia. The best option how to reach Phuket from Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) is to take a direct flight. Direct flight to Phuket from Ho Chi Minh City takes only about 2 hours and it costs about $80-100/pp. Flights are operated from Tan Son Nhat Airport to Phuket International Airport. Another option is to travel by land, via Cambodia. And there are various travel routes and ways how you can get to Phuket via Cambodia and Thailand. Bus, train, private car, flights, all is available in Cambodia and Thailand and also from Ho Chi Minh City to Phuket.
    • From Saigon to Phuket you can travel by combination of the bus and train, teoretically also private car or taxi. You can travel by bus from Saigon to Bangkok (with stopover in Phnom Penh or Siem Reap) and from Bangkok you can travel by bus to Phuket or train to Surat Thani in Thailand. If you want to travel by train you can take a train from Phnom Penh to Poipet (border crossing Cambodia > Thailand) and from Aranyaprathet (5km from Poipet) you can travel by train to Surat Thani with stopover in Bangkok. From Surat Thani you can take a bus or minivan to Phuket. There are also various buses between Saigon > Phnom Penh / Siem Reap > Bangkok > Phuket. Search, book and buy flights or bus/train tickets from Saigon to Phuket in Thailand easily online. From Phuket you can also travel by ferry/boat to Krabi.

How do I get from Ho Chi Minh to Phuket?


1. FLIGHT from Ho Chi Minh City to Phuket

    • there are direct flights from Saigon to Phuket + flights with stopover in Bangkok
    • airlines: VietJet Air (direct flight, low-cost airline), JetStar Pacific, Thai Smile, Bangkok Airways…(flights via Bangkok)
    • the most effective and fastest way of transport between Saigon and Phuket
    • travel by plane from Ho Chi Minh City to Phuket takes about 2 hours
    • a low-cost direct flight from Saigon to Phuket costs about $80-100/pp
    • flights from Tan Son Nhat Airport to Phuket International Airport
    • if you do not find your flight to Phuket, try to search a different date
    • Book and buy your flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Phuket on Baolau icon-external-link-square
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Direct flight – this is the most fastest and comfortable option how to reach Phuket from Ho Chi Minh City.


2. BUS + TRAIN from Ho Chi Minh City to Phuket


There
are various routes how you can travel from Ho Chi Minh City to Phuket by land. But the best way is to travel from Saigon to Phnom Penh (or Siem Reap) and in Phnom Penh or Siem Reap you can take another bus to Bangkok. There are trains and buses from Bangkok to Phuket. This way of transport is good if you want to visit Cambodia and see some beautiful and interesting places. Your bus/train tickets you can search, book and buy on Baolau or 12go.asia.

A) Travel from Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh (Bus, Car)

    • the most popular option how to reach Phnom Penh from Saigon is to travel by bus/minivan
    • travel by train is not possible, there is no railway
    • travel time by bus to Phnom Penh from Saigon is about 5.5-7 hours
    • travel by tourist bus to Phnom Penh costs about $11-18/pp
    • there are various private transport companies, there are also direct flights
    • read this article: How to go to Phnom Penh from Saigon?

B) Travel from Phnom Penh to Bangkok (Bus, Train, Car, Flight)

    • from Phnom Penh to Bangkok you can travel by bus, minivan or train via Poipet border crossing
    • travel time by bus to Bangkok from Phnom Penh is about 12-14 hours
    • travel by tourist bus to Bangkok from Phnom Penh costs about $23-30/pp
    • there are also direct flights, travel time by plane is about 1.5 hour
    • travel by train is operated by Royal Railway of Cambodia (from Phnom Penh to Poipet)
    • there are also some private cars and taxi to Bangkok from Phnom Penh
    • read this article: How to go to Bangkok from Phnom Penh?

C) Travel from Bangkok to Phuket (Bus, Train, Flight, Car)

    • from Bangkok to Phuket you can travel by bus, minivan, car or train via Surat Thani
    • travel time by bus to Phuket from Bangkok is about 13-14 hours
    • travel by tourist bus to Phuket from Bangkok costs about $20-39/pp
    • there are also direct flights to Phuket Airport, travel time by plane is about 1.5 hour
    • you can also travel by train to Surat Thani and from Surat Thani you can take a bus/minivan to Phuket
    • Phuket has no railway station, Surat Thani has the closest train station
    • there are also some private cars and taxi to Phuket from Bangkok
    • read this article: How to go to Phuket from Bangkok?
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From Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) to Phuket you can travel by bus, minivan or train via Cambodia and Thailand (photo: 12go.asia).

Baolau – Search, book, buy tickets + flights

– search engine of the train, bus, ferry e-tickets, flights mainly for Vietnam (+ tickets for >Cambodia and Laos)
– flights of Vietnamese airlines, VietJet Air, JetStar, Air Asia as well as flights to neighbouring countries
– tickets for the ferries in Vietnam, Cambodia… eg. ferry to Phu Quoc, ferry to Cat Ba, ferry to Phnom Penh, ferry to Quan Lan
– tickets for Malaysia (eg. Kuala Lumpur to Penang, Kuala Lumpur to Cameron Highlands, Malacca to Penang…)
– you can choose a seat or berth in the train in Vietnam
– you can use online train e-ticket in your mobile phone in Vietnam (Recommend – print a ticket)
– read also frequently asked questions on Baolau

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

– search engine of the train, bus, ferry e-tickets, flights mainly to Thailand (+ Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Malaysia…)
– ferry/boat tickets in Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, eg. ferry to Vung Tau, Koh Chang, Koh Rong, Koh Samui, Koh Kood
– train tickets for the most frequented routes in Thailand – Bangkok > Chiang Mai, Bangkok > Surat Thani, Bangkok > Kanchanaburi..
– you can not use an online train e-ticket in Thailand, you have to print it (12go can deliver these train tickets)
– you can use an online train ticket in Vietnam in your smart phone/tablet
– if you buy a ticket of private trains in Vietnam to Lao Cai on 12go.asia or Baolau (Fansipan, Sapaly…), you must pick it up at the station
– if you buy train tickets in Thailand on 12go.asia, you have to pick them in the office: Bangkok (DOB building) or Chiang Mai (Bossotel)
– read also more information about trains in Thailand

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Phuket is a tourist place, but still beautiful.
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Beautiful sea in Phuket.
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Sunset on Phuket in Thailand.
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From Phuket you can travel by boat to Koh Phi Phi.
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Lupta Hostel Patong Hideaway in Phuket – Patong (photo: Agoda). 15 best cheap hostels in Phuket.
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Memory Boutique Patong in Phuket (photo: Agoda). 15 best cheap hotels and guesthouses in Phuket.
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The Slate in Phuket (photo: Agoda). 15 best luxury hotels in Phuket.


icon-info-circle FAQ + TIPS – Travel from Ho Chi Minh to Phuket:

How to book tickets and flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Phuket?

    • Book tickets or direct flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Phuket on Baolau or 12go.asia.
    • You can also book another tickets, e.g. Ho Chi Minh > Phnom Penh, Phnom Penh > Bangkok…

How long does it take to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Phuket?

    • Travel by plane from Ho Chi Minh City to Phuket (direct flight) takes about 2 hours.
    • Travel by bus/train from Ho Chi Minh City to Phuket (via Cambodia) takes about 33-40 hours.

What is the travel distance from Ho Chi Minh City to Phuket?

How much does it cost to travel from Ho Chi Minh City to Phuket?

    • Travel by plane from Ho Chi Minh City to Phuket (direct flight or flight with stopover) costs about $80-200/pp.
    • Travel by bus/train from Ho Chi Minh City to Phuket (via Cambodia) costs about $40-60/pp.

What is the best way of transport from Ho Chi Minh City to Phuket?

    • The best, comfortable and fastest way how to get to Phuket from Saigon is to travel by plane. There are direct low-cost flights or flights with stopover from Tan Son Nhat Airport to Phuket International Airport.

What is the most cheapest way of getting from Ho Chi Minh City to Phuket?

    • The most cheapest way of getting from Ho Chi Minh City to Phuket is to travel by combination of bus and train.

Is there a direct train from Ho Chi Minh City to Phuket?

    • No, there is no direct train from Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam to Phuket in Thailand. You can travel by train between Phnom Penh > Poipet and Aranzaprathet > Surat Thani (via Bangkok).

How to travel by tourist bus from Ho Chi Minh City to Phuket?

    • You can take a bus from Saigon to Phnom Penh/or Siem Reap, from Phnom Penh you can take another bus to Bangkok and from Bangkok you will take another tourist bus to Phuket in southern Thailand.

Where and how you can travel from Phuket?

    • If you are already in Phuket, you can take a boat/ferry to Koh Yao Yai, it is very close to Phuket. You can also take a bus or private car to Khao Lak, another not so visited nice beach place in Thailand.

icon-arrow-circle-right Book your flights or tickets from Saigon to Phuket + Schedule:

(You can search another tickets, e.g. Ho Chi Minh > Bangkok, Bangkok > Phuket…)

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