Bangkok to Phuket

Bangkok to Phuket

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Bangkok to Phuket Schedule

Bangkok to Phuket Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
BangkokTaxi24 VIP Van 9pax Any time$ 424.65
Bangkok Air Economy 06:00 - 09:15฿ 6,310
Nok Air Economy #DD01009:30 - 10:50$ 32.29
Thai Smile Economy #WE28510:25 - 11:55฿ 2,897
Bangkok Air Economy #PG13512:00 - 13:30$ 227.34
Thai AirAsia Economy #FD411214:55 - 16:25฿ 5,400
Thai Vietjet Economy #VZ30816:35 - 18:00฿ 2,331
Thai Lion Air Economy #SL76819:35 - 20:55฿ 2,300
Thai Vietjet Economy #VZ30820:05 - 21:30฿ 1,879

Transportation from Bangkok to Phuket

Facts about the transport from Bangkok to Phuket

Cheapest Transport$23
Fastest Transport1h 20m
Earliest Departure5:00 AM
Latest Departure9:35 PM
Departures per day80
Distance845 kilometers
Transport CompaniesBangkokTaxi24, Firstplan Transport Services, Glassflower, Lignite, Montanatip, Nok Air, Raja Ferry, Sombat Tour, Thai AirAsia, Thai Airways, Thai Lion Air, Thai Smile, Thai Vietjet, Transport Co

Bangkok to Phuket Destination Reviews

At first i was not sure about 12go service genuinity but anyway I booked the tickets and service was good for real.
Bus Express, Lignite (ลิกไนท์ทัวร์), Nov 24, 2023
Came on the 14th Nov, 18:20 bus. It left 10 minutes late, had a couple of micro stops along the way to get ppl onboard. The stop to grab food was just before 1AM, no food stamps or anything that other reviewers were mentioning before. Arrived at 7 to Phuket Bus Terminal 2. From there you only have the option to use taxi according to the signs. What they don’t tell you is if you go out to the road, there are these 8-12 seater mini vans (I remember pink color) constantly dooing loops in the town (I think multiple different loops). One ride is 15 baht, you can ride it as long as you want it to. The buses to other towns leave from around the “Phuket bus terminal 1”. Just go to where the google map pinpoints the terminal 1, then walk on the road that is just south of the pinpoint towards east. My bus left from in front of the next 7eleven. The ride cost me 40 baht to get to Patong Beach, Bangala road. The destination is written on the buses side. No AC, the buses are just an open van with some made seats, but they climb easily on the steep roads.
Bus Express, Lignite (ลิกไนท์ทัวร์), Nov 18, 2023
Seats were big and comfy, ride was smooth and felt super quick. Did not expect it to be as good!
Bus VIP 24, Lignite (ลิกไนท์ทัวร์), Nov 18, 2023
The administration for booking, collecting tickets and boarding the bus was excellent. The journey was very good except for the Air Conditioning. When the Air Con was set to ON, the bus became very cold to be able to sleep.
Bus VIP 24, Lignite (ลิกไนท์ทัวร์), Nov 16, 2023
Great bus with plenty of space for legs and bags. Departed and arrived on time. The steward spoke English well. 👍
Bus VIP 24, Lignite (ลิกไนท์ทัวร์), Nov 12, 2023
We stop in a very nice restaurant to eat
Bus VIP 24, Lignite (ลิกไนท์ทัวร์), Nov 7, 2023
Seat is not comfortable.
Bus Express, Transport Co (บริษัท ขนส่ง จำกัด), Oct 27, 2023
The only thing is aircon was freezing cold
Bus VIP 24, Lignite (ลิกไนท์ทัวร์), Oct 23, 2023
Condition is bus was very strong. And driver didn't switch it of.. The whole trip people were caughting. Me too. Hopefully they give blankets. And the bus was late to Phyket. We came not at 7.20 morning. But at 9.
Bus Express, Lignite (ลิกไนท์ทัวร์), Sep 18, 2023
I was charged 7000 bahts for my suitcase....I think it was unfair
flight Economy, Thai AirAsia (แอร์เอเชีย), Sep 16, 2023
1259 customer reviews

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 USD 532.10 if you go by taxi; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a bus which will set you back mere USD 22.43.

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 USD 22.43 if you opt for a Transport Co (บริษัท ขนส่ง จำกัด) bus and as expensive as USD 532.10 if you buy a Firstplan Transport Services (เฟิร์สแพลน ทรานสปอร์ตเซอร์วิส) 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 ?

  • 40 from Bangkok to Phuket starting from 06:00 Don Mueang Airport until 21:35 Suvarnabhumi Airport
  • 13 from Bangkok to Phuket starting from 06:45 Mochit until 19:20 Southern Terminal Bangkok
  • 27 from Bangkok to Phuket starting from 00:00 Bangkok Transfer until 00:00 Bangkok 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?


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 USD 36.27.

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

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.

Companies operating bus routes between Bangkok and Phuket

Lignite (ลิกไนท์ทัวร์), 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.

Companies offering charters between Bangkok and Phuket

BangkokTaxi24, Firstplan Transport Services (เฟิร์สแพลน ทรานสปอร์ตเซอร์วิส), Glassflower


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

  • 51% opted for a bus
  • 45% decided to fly
  • 1% Other