Bangkok to Phuket

Bangkok to Phuket

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18:50
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
13h bus ride with Bus Express
3.5+
07:50
+1
Phuket Bus Terminal 2
From ฿707 per adult

From Southern Terminal to Phuket by bus

18:50
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
13h bus ride with Bus Express
3.5+
07:50
+1
Phuket Bus Terminal 2
From ฿707 per adult

Bangkok to Phuket Schedule

Bangkok to Phuket Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Glassflower Comfort Any time฿ 12,925
BangkokTaxi24 Comfort Any time฿ 11,990
Transport Co Express 16:30 - 07:17฿ 685
Bus Express Express 17:50 - 06:50฿ 707
Transport Co Express 18:20 - 09:07฿ 685

Transportation from Bangkok to Phuket

Bangkok to Phuket destination reviews

KP
Bus Express, Transport Co (บริษัท ขนส่ง จำกัด), May 7, 2021
ได้รับการตอบกลับหารเราได้ดีและเร็วมากค่ะ พนักงานเอาใจใส่ลูกค้าดีมาก
นส
flight Economy, Thai Vietjet (ไทยเวียดเจ็ทแอร์), Apr 16, 2021
very easy
UW
flight Economy, Thai Vietjet (ไทยเวียดเจ็ทแอร์), Feb 16, 2021
Whaiting long Time for Ticket
MA
Bus Express, Transport Co (บริษัท ขนส่ง จำกัด), Dec 24, 2020
Made me feel welcome and safe. Thank you.
TM
flight Economy, Thai Vietjet (ไทยเวียดเจ็ทแอร์), Dec 1, 2020
great all
CM
Bus Express, Transport Co (บริษัท ขนส่ง จำกัด), Oct 18, 2020
For a 13 hour bus trip it was fine. 1 stop for lunch. That’s it. The bus is old but overall clean, there’s aircon and toilet. You are getting what you are paying.
AK
flight Economy, Thai Vietjet (ไทยเวียดเจ็ทแอร์), Oct 4, 2020
Flight seats was comfortable and crew was guiding and helping very professionally. Se
GZ
Bus Express, Transport Co (บริษัท ขนส่ง จำกัด), Sep 2, 2020
Really good service, with a smooth ride.
HT
Bus VIP 24, Phuket Travel (ภูเก็ตท่องเที่ยว), Sep 2, 2020
Bus doesn't provide anything as they said in web site , and service also very bad
PM
Bus VIP 32, Transport Co (บริษัท ขนส่ง จำกัด), Sep 2, 2020
This VIP bus was like 1st class on a flight. Individual booth-like seats (no seat-in-front-in-your-face) with button-operated seat adjustment, 220V power, water and snacks, and a break half way with an above-average table buffet. Would definitely travel this way again.
PS
flight Economy, Bangkok Air (บางกอกแอร์เวย์ส), Mar 26, 2020
Overall the experience was nice and pleasant
DD
flight Economy, Thai Vietjet (ไทยเวียดเจ็ทแอร์), Mar 23, 2020
Thia viet cancelled my 1300 flight to Phuket. So instead of honoring my reservation I was hit with a reschedule fee of approx. $21 usd, which was greater than the original airfare. Counter staff was very confused about why flight was cancelled.
PT
flight Economy, Bangkok Air (บางกอกแอร์เวย์ส), Mar 20, 2020
Very good
CG
Bus VIP 24, Bus Express (บัส เอ็กซ์เพลส), Mar 18, 2020
Toilet was durty and air conditionner was too cold. Bus was confortable. And bus was in time.
BT
flight Economy, Thai Vietjet (ไทยเวียดเจ็ทแอร์), Mar 13, 2020
No problem
KA
Bus VIP 20, Sombat Tour (บริษัท เทพสมบัติ จำกัด), Mar 10, 2020
The bus was amazing. It was as advertised in the pictures. The seat was very comfortable and could recline as well, so it made sleeping very pleasant. It was also very clean! The bus was on time. I have no complaints other than the halal food option can be improved. The bus stops in the middle of the night at a food place and they don't give you much time to eat. The halal is extremely limited.
FL
flight Economy, Bangkok Air (บางกอกแอร์เวย์ส), Mar 1, 2020
everything went smooth and nice . i dont get it why the bad reviews
PB
Bus VIP 24, Phuket Travel (ภูเก็ตท่องเที่ยว), Feb 27, 2020
Excellent bus right, very comfortable, The temperature in the bus was very convenient. Service was good. But the toilet need to improve. I can recommend it.
MS
Bus Express, Bus Express (บัส เอ็กซ์เพลส), Feb 25, 2020
1. Make sure you have the correct boarding area. There are 2 #11's. 2. Seats are ok 3. It was supposed to be first class, but , bus was beat up and not cared for. Needed a good cleaning. 4. The toilet was disgusting. If you have to sit, learn to hover. 5 a little more communication at the numerous stops would have been a nice touch.
SM
Bus Express, Bus Express (บัส เอ็กซ์เพลส), Feb 17, 2020
I struggle to sleep on the move and this was a 12.5 hours bus journey through the night and the roads are in really bad repair. I was in seat no. 3 right at the front so got to see over the edge of every hairpin bend that had extremely steep slops, absolutely terrifying. As well the seat has a broken 'safety rail' right in the middle of the leg spAce meaning I had one leg either side, getting out of the seat I had to be a Contortionist. For the money I save, I would have willingly paid 3 times the price to fly after being on the bus for 1 hour. AVOID SEATS 1-4
SB
flight Economy, Thai Airways, Feb 13, 2020
Amazing trip with thai smile :)
SH
Bus Express, Bus Express (บัส เอ็กซ์เพลส), Feb 11, 2020
Made it on time despite all the stopping. I saw some reviews saying that it was too cold on the bus but I personally enjoyed that. And it was cheap.
AT
Bus Express, Transport Co (บริษัท ขนส่ง จำกัด), Feb 11, 2020
The trip was very good, my only problem was that there wasn't much time at the stop to eat dinner
AS
Bus VIP 24, Phuket Travel (ภูเก็ตท่องเที่ยว), Feb 11, 2020
Overall trip was okay. Seat comfort 6/10 Stopped off for free food half way through. Snack and water also provided whilst on board. Only issues, the A/C had a faint smell of urine (fan located near the bathroom I presume) Wifi didn't work. Bathroom was dirty.
ZM
Bus Express, Bus Express (บัส เอ็กซ์เพลส), Feb 11, 2020
It is a long way 14hours, these guys tried to be friendly and polite. The bus was a bit old and not clean, got bitten from ants too, some of the seatbelts were broken, not really safe and if you booked on-line the numbers of the seats did not match the actual numbers in the bus, very confusing. I understand the stops to pick up and drop other passengers but with one 20 minutes stop as a break after 4hours and none for next 10hours...c'mon.
RT
Bus VIP 20, Sombat Tour (บริษัท เทพสมบัติ จำกัด), Feb 9, 2020
Did not use a VIP 20 bus as advertised. Disappointing since a premium price was paid for this service.
BC
Bus Express, Bus Express (บัส เอ็กซ์เพลส), Feb 7, 2020
Departed slightly late - arrived slightly early. The bus looked a bit run down but could find a seat with working USB and working reclining mechanism. On a full bus this could be a problem. Unlike previous journeys the air con wasn't turned up to eleven. The temperature was just right which meant you could grap some needed sleep sessions on the way down. Overal, very happy with journey and price.
IM
Bus Express, Bus Express (บัส เอ็กซ์เพลส), Feb 2, 2020
Air Conditioned too cold. They provided one blanket, water, some cookies. Too many stops drop in drop off people. Not enoughts to go for a drink or food, or toilet.
SC
Bus VIP 20, Sombat Tour (บริษัท เทพสมบัติ จำกัด), Feb 1, 2020
Seats were very small and tight. I could not lie down, stretch my legs, or get comfortable. Also my seat broke and couldn’t get it back up straight. Not having WiFi was also a big problem, as it was advertised it would have it.
EA
Bus Express, Transport Co (บริษัท ขนส่ง จำกัด), Jan 30, 2020
Tres bien, siège massant, beaucoup de place pour les jambes. Petit snack plus repas du midi inclus. Seul point négatif : absence de wifi. Retard de 30min.
MW
Bus VIP 24, Bus Express (บัส เอ็กซ์เพลส), Jan 30, 2020
The trip went smooth. We arrived ahead of time. There was enough space to take a comfortable nap during the night trip.
RG
Bus VIP 24, Bus Express (บัส เอ็กซ์เพลส), Jan 25, 2020
Great service. And safety first. It took a long time to get to the bangkok southern bus terminal from sukhumvit. 2.5 due to rush hour. A recommendation of time from tourist sports would had helped.
NO
Bus VIP 24, Bus Express (บัส เอ็กซ์เพลส), Jan 25, 2020
Good service, we arrived at the hour mentioned. To bear in mind: they provide a nice blanket but I would advice some long sleeves and socks. No food provided, just a sweet snack, juice pack and water bottle.
SF
Bus VIP 24, Bus Express (บัส เอ็กซ์เพลส), Jan 25, 2020
Excellent and very comfortable bus
BO
Bus VIP 24, Phuket Travel (ภูเก็ตท่องเที่ยว), Jan 25, 2020
Overall not bad. The seats were pretty comfortable, although mine didn’t recline quite as much as it should, but only by a little. The seatbelts worked, the driving wasn’t too bumpy, and the water and snacks were appreciated. Definitely not as comfortable as a sleeper train, but not as bad I expected for such a long bus ride.
EU
Bus Express, Phuket Travel (ภูเก็ตท่องเที่ยว), Jan 24, 2020
Very good trip. Muy buen viaje, tomenlo de noche, asi no lo sentiran. El mio duro 15 horas.
DA
Bus VIP 24, Phuket Travel (ภูเก็ตท่องเที่ยว), Jan 21, 2020
Really good service! It was really smooth!
JS
Bus VIP 24, Phuket Travel (ภูเก็ตท่องเที่ยว), Jan 19, 2020
Bus ride was easy and smooth. Had good help at the bus station on how to get my ticket.
EP
Bus VIP 24, Phuket Travel (ภูเก็ตท่องเที่ยว), Jan 16, 2020
Canadian, female, solo traveller - Bus got in earlier than expected - Staff have limited English, important as you will need to be aware at the rest stop - Extremely cold air conditioning, blanket provided but is not enough - Small snack and water provided, nice touch - Seat belts broken - Almost 180 degree recline allowed decent rest
NG
flight Economy, Thai Vietjet (ไทยเวียดเจ็ทแอร์), Jan 15, 2020
the music at the start was weird and on replay
DV
Bus Express, Phuket Travel (ภูเก็ตท่องเที่ยว), Jan 14, 2020
The bus was nice. Large seats and clean. except for the toilet, very nasty. Made a lot of stops where the chauffeur loaded packages in and got money (and delivered them). Very strange, probably made 7+ stops. Were one and a half hour later than the “12 hours”. Overall decent tho.
EJ
Bus Express, Phuket Travel (ภูเก็ตท่องเที่ยว), Jan 12, 2020
Bus smelt bad. No movies. Wifi didn't work
SS
Bus VIP 24, Phuket Travel (ภูเก็ตท่องเที่ยว), Jan 9, 2020
Should be some vegiterian food or snacks for Indian or non Thai person. .. diner not good .
LM
Bus Express, Bus Express (บัส เอ็กซ์เพลส), Jan 4, 2020
I loved the bus though the leg room was quite small. Also free snacks and food were provided. Only one big downside for me was the toilet...it was quite unappealing;
CG
Bus VIP 24, Phuket Travel (ภูเก็ตท่องเที่ยว), Jan 4, 2020
Only one stop might be to less.
SS
Bus Express, Transport Co (บริษัท ขนส่ง จำกัด), Jan 3, 2020
it was comfortable experience.
MM
Bus Express, Phuket Travel (ภูเก็ตท่องเที่ยว), Jan 3, 2020
It was a comfortable ride
RK
Bus Express, Bus Express (บัส เอ็กซ์เพลส), Dec 31, 2019
Comfortable but little lengthy then average timing
ST
Bus VIP 31, Transport Co (บริษัท ขนส่ง จำกัด), Dec 30, 2019
Bus was late, very uncomfortable. Booked seats online but, due to a last minute bus switch and some sharp elbows, we ended up on the back row with two middle seats. Seat belts were non existent but plenty of bad music and t.v. The only pluses were a partial refund for lateness and nice staff at the counter.
KT
Bus VIP 24, Bus Express (บัส เอ็กซ์เพลส), Dec 28, 2019
We are not guided for the food and almost slept without having anything
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How to get from Bangkok to Phuket

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 15,791 if you go by taxi; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a bus which will set you back mere THB 685.

How long does it take to get from Bangkok to Phuket?

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 20m. Van does a much slower job and take about 21h to reach Phuket.

How much does it cost to get from Bangkok to 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 15,791 if you buy a Glassflower taxi ticket.

Here is the list of how much you can expect to pay travelling by each means of transport available for this route.

How many trips per day are there between Bangkok and Phuket ?

  • 1 from Bangkok to Phuket starting from 07:20 Phuket Airport until 18:30 Phuket Airport
  • 1 from Bangkok to Phuket starting from 16:30 Phuket Bus Terminal 2 until 18:50 Phuket Bus Terminal 2
  • 1 from Bangkok to Phuket starting from 18:00 Phuket Bus Terminal 2 until 20:00 Phuket Bus Terminal 2

1 from Bangkok to Phuket starting from 00:00 Phuket Town Hotel Transfer until 00:00 Phuket Town Hotel Transfer

Check above for a bus, train, flight and ferry timetable from Bangkok to Phuket.

What mode of transportation is the best one for my route?

Flights

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 872.

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.

Airlines flying between Bangkok and Phuket

Bangkok Air (บางกอกแอร์เวย์ส), Thai AirAsia (แอร์เอเชีย), Thai Lion Air (ไทยไลอ้อนแอร์), Thai Smile (ไทยสมายล์), Thai Vietjet (ไทยเวียดเจ็ทแอร์)

Bus

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.

Companies operating bus routes between Bangkok and Phuket

Bus Express (บัส เอ็กซ์เพลส), Transport Co (บริษัท ขนส่ง จำกัด)

Taxi

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.

Companies offering charters between Bangkok and Phuket

BangkokTaxi24, Glassflower

Van

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.

Companies operating vans between Bangkok and Phuket

Raja Ferry (ราชา เฟอร์รี่)

What is the most popular transport to get from Bangkok to Phuket?

There is a choice of transportation means any time of the day with Bus remaining the most popular option due to their reasonable pricing and comfort.

Out of 1000 travellers who bought tickets for this route

  • 71% opted for a bus
  • 28% decided to fly
  • 1% took a van