Bangkok to Phuket

Bangkok to Phuket

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Instant Fastest
09:30
DMK Don Mueang Airport
1h 20m flight #DD7502 with Nok Air in Economy
4.5
10:50
HKT Phuket Airport
฿1,340 per adult
Instant Cheapest
19:15
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
13h bus ride in Express
08:15
+1
Phuket Bus Terminal 2
฿640 per adult
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07:15
Morchit, Bangkok
12h bus ride in Express
19:15
Phuket Bus Terminal 2
฿640 per adult

From Southern Terminal to Phuket by Bus

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06:40
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
13h bus ride in Express
3.5
19:40
Phuket Bus Terminal 2
฿698 per adult
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16:20
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
13h bus ride in VIP 24
4.0
05:20
+1
Phuket Bus Terminal 2
฿1,085 per adult
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16:30
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
13h bus ride in Express
05:30
+1
Phuket Bus Terminal 2
฿640 per adult
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17:40
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
12h bus ride in VIP 24
4.3
05:40
+1
Phuket Bus Terminal 2
฿1,085 per adult
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18:00
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
13h bus ride in Express
07:00
+1
Phuket Bus Terminal 2
฿640 per adult
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18:30
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
14h 30m bus ride in Express
3.5
09:00
+1
Phuket Bus Terminal 2
฿698 per adult
Instant Cheapest
19:15
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
13h bus ride in Express
08:15
+1
Phuket Bus Terminal 2
฿640 per adult
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19:30
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
13h bus ride in Express
3.5
08:30
+1
Phuket Bus Terminal 2
฿698 per adult

From Morchit to Phuket by Bus

Instant Cheapest
07:15
Morchit, Bangkok
12h bus ride in Express
19:15
Phuket Bus Terminal 2
฿640 per adult
Instant
18:20
Morchit, Bangkok
12h bus ride in VIP 32
06:20
+1
Phuket Bus Terminal 2
฿994 per adult

Bangkok to Phuket Schedule

Bangkok to Phuket Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Glassflower VIP Van 9pax Any time฿ 15,791
BangkokTaxi24 Comfort Any time฿ 11,990
Sombat Tour VIP 20 16:00 - 06:45฿ 1,189
Raja Ferry Van 8pax 18:00 - 15:00฿ 1,000
Raja Ferry Van 8pax 20:00 - 15:00฿ 1,000

Transportation from Bangkok to Phuket

Bangkok to Phuket destination reviews

GZ
Bus Express, Transport Co, Sep 2, 2020
Really good service, with a smooth ride.
HT
Bus VIP 24, Phuket Travel, 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, 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, Mar 26, 2020
Overall the experience was nice and pleasant
DD
flight Economy, Thai Vietjet, 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, Mar 20, 2020
Very good
CG
Bus VIP 24, Bus Express, 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, Mar 13, 2020
No problem
KA
Bus VIP 20, Sombat Tour, 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, Mar 1, 2020
everything went smooth and nice . i dont get it why the bad reviews
PB
Bus VIP 24, Phuket Travel, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, Jan 25, 2020
Excellent and very comfortable bus
BO
Bus VIP 24, Phuket Travel, 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, 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, Jan 21, 2020
Really good service! It was really smooth!
JS
Bus VIP 24, Phuket Travel, 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, 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, Jan 15, 2020
the music at the start was weird and on replay
DV
Bus Express, Phuket Travel, 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, Jan 12, 2020
Bus smelt bad. No movies. Wifi didn't work
SS
Bus VIP 24, Phuket Travel, Jan 9, 2020
Should be some vegiterian food or snacks for Indian or non Thai person. .. diner not good .
LM
Bus Express, Bus Express, 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, Jan 4, 2020
Only one stop might be to less.
SS
Bus Express, Transport Co, Jan 3, 2020
it was comfortable experience.
MM
Bus Express, Phuket Travel, Jan 3, 2020
It was a comfortable ride
RK
Bus Express, Bus Express, Dec 31, 2019
Comfortable but little lengthy then average timing
ST
Bus VIP 31, Transport Co, 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, Dec 28, 2019
We are not guided for the food and almost slept without having anything
AM
Bus Express, Transport Co, Dec 26, 2019
They don't announce important message in English. In my trip they announced lunch in thai language. People who don't understand thai missed the lunch.
AA
Bus Express, Transport Co, Dec 26, 2019
J’ai vraiment passé un moment bien que la nourriture n’était pas très bonne.
IN
Bus Express, Bus Express, Dec 25, 2019
Успешно забронировала билет на сайте и выкупила на стойке на южной станции. Расписание на сайте не соответствует. По билету отправился на 20 мин позже. И пришел на 1,5 часа позже, уж не знаю, по расписанию или по раздолбайству. Автобус в меру новый, с пледиком и бутылочкой воды. Остановился 1 раз вечером на 20 минут, потом "мчал" без остановок. В целом довольна, что не поехала с Као-Сан, там у автобуса была пересадка - стыковка на 2-3 часа.
RG
Bus VIP 24, Bus Express, Dec 23, 2019
comfortable bus and seats reclined very far so I had a great sleep. Provided with a blanket, water and snack.
AM
Bus VIP 20, Sombat Tour, Dec 21, 2019
Comfortable bus, big seat, way from Bangkok to Phuket was fast.
JN
Bus VIP 24, Phuket Travel, Dec 20, 2019
Comfortable seats, and we arrived 2 hours earlier than expected which was welcomed by most passengers as it was a 14 hour trip!
AS
Bus Express, Phuket Travel, Dec 18, 2019
Nice bus, they gave us a snack, water and blanket. WiFi worked, also aircon was OK.
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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. Flight 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 640.

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

It can take you anywhere between 2 and 35 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 10m. Flight does a much slower job and take about 1d 10h 55m 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 640 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 ?

  • 218 from Bangkok to Phuket starting from 03:35 Don Mueang Airport until 23:55 Suvarnabhumi Airport
  • 35 from Bangkok to Phuket starting from 06:40 Southern Terminal until 20:30 Southern Terminal
  • 2 from Bangkok to Phuket starting from 18:00 Chaophya Park Hotel Ratchada until 20:00 Khao San Raja Van

4 from Bangkok to Phuket starting from 00:00 Don Mueang Airport until 00:00 Don Mueang Airport

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 988.

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

Asiana Airlines, Bangkok Air (บางกอกแอร์เวย์ส), China Eastern Airlines, Hong Kong Express, IndiGo, Korean Air, Nok Air (นกแอร์), Thai AirAsia (แอร์เอเชีย), Thai Airways, Thai Lion Air, Thai Smile (ไทยสมายล์), Thai Vietjet, Turkish Airlines

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), Phuket Travel (ภูเก็ตท่องเที่ยว), Sombat Tour (บริษัท เทพสมบัติ จำกัด), 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 (Magic Balloon Co LTD), 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% bought a taxi ride