Travelling between Bangkok and Phuket is possible by Flight, bus, van and taxi. Flight guarantees the fastest travel on this route. Van is the slowest option.
The most expensive ticket will cost you THB 14,850 if you go by taxi; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a bus which will set you back mere THB 685.
It can take you anywhere between 2 and 21 hours to travel between Bangkok and Phuket depending on the means of transport you choose.
Flight is the fastest way to travel between Bangkok and Phuket. Flight will bring you to your destination in 1h 15m. Van does a much slower job and take about 21h to reach Phuket.
Travelling between Bangkok and Phuket can be as cheap as THB 685 if you opt for a Transport Co (บริษัท ขนส่ง จำกัด) bus and as expensive as THB 14,850 if you buy a BangkokTaxi24 taxi ticket.
Here is the list of how much you can expect to pay travelling by each means of transport available for this route.
6 from Bangkok to Phuket starting from 00:00 Bangkok Hotel Transfer until 00:00 Bangkok Hotel Transfer
Check above for a bus, train, flight and ferry timetable from Bangkok to Phuket.
Flying is the fastest and often the most expensive way to travel from Bangkok to Phuket, but with a bit of luck you can score very good deals for as little as THB 709.
Things to remember: Note that some of the airlines may have restrictions on checked luggage weight or require paying extra for check-in, choosing seats or transportation of oversized luggage.
If opting for a flight, calculate the time you will spend getting to and from the airports as well as the waiting time before your flight, getting through immigration in case of an international flight and recovering your checked luggage.
In certain cases all these procedures can add no less than 5 hours to your total travel time.
Bangkok Air (บางกอกแอร์เวย์ส), Hahn Air Systems, Nok Air (นกแอร์), Thai AirAsia (แอร์เอเชีย), Thai Airways, Thai Lion Air (ไทยไลอ้อนแอร์), Thai Smile (ไทยสมายล์), Thai Vietjet (ไทยเวียดเจ็ทแอร์)
Travelling from Bangkok to Phuket overland will inevitably take longer but in many cases it is the cheapest option if you opt for a bus.
Things to remember: For a more comfortable ride opt for a higher-class bus wherever possible. These buses usually have soft reclining seats and are equipped with air-conditioning and on-board toilets.
They often include water, snacks or a light lunch into your ticket price and make bathroom stops en-route.
Sombat Tour (บริษัท เทพสมบัติ จำกัด), Transport Co (บริษัท ขนส่ง จำกัด)
Some travellers consider taxi to be the most convenient form of overland transport thanks to flexible departure times, a possibility to choose the size of the car you need, and a hassle-free door-to-door service.
Things to remember: If you are planning to make detours during your trip, discuss it with your driver or service provider in advance as it may affect the price.
Vans are a great alternative - or, in many cases - your only option - if you need to travel overland within one and the same province or neighbouring provinces or states. Vans ply the roads between Bangkok and Phuket, too.
Things to remember: When travelling by van with huge luggage buying a separate seat for your suitcase or backpack is a good idea. Do not expect there is a roomy luggage compartment in a van - there is actually none and your fellow passengers are unlikely to appreciate your luggage stuck under their feet, alas.
Raja Ferry (ราชา เฟอร์รี่)
There is a choice of transportation means any time of the day with flight remaining the most popular option due to their reasonable pricing and comfort.
Out of 1000 travellers who bought tickets for this route