Bangkok to Phuket

Bangkok to Phuket

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Bangkok to Phuket Schedule

Bangkok to Phuket Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
BangkokTaxi24 Toyota Alphard 3pax Any time฿ 37,400
Thai AirAsia Economy #FD302907:35 - 09:00฿ 3,452
Bangkok Air Economy 09:15 - 15:30฿ 8,820
Thai Vietjet Economy #VZ30410:20 - 11:50฿ 2,195
Thai Vietjet Economy #VZ31012:10 - 13:40฿ 1,757
Bangkok Air Economy 15:30 - 18:55฿ 6,970
Transport Co Express 16:30 - 04:30฿ 784
Thai Vietjet Economy #VZ30819:30 - 21:00฿ 1,949
Thai AirAsia Economy #FD301320:35 - 21:55฿ 2,045
Thai Vietjet Economy #VZ31222:15 - 23:45฿ 4,037

Transportation from Bangkok to Phuket

Facts about the transport from Bangkok to Phuket

Cheapest Transport$22
Fastest Transport1h 19m
Earliest Departure5:00 AM
Latest Departure10:40 PM
Departures per day114
Distance845 kilometers
Transport CompaniesAndaman Sea Tour and Transport, Bangkok Air, Bangkok Travel Plus, BangkokTaxi24, Firstplan Transport Services, Glassflower, Montanatip, Nara Travel, Nok Air, Raja Ferry, Sapthaweephol Tour and Travel, Sombat Tour, SOT Travel, Thai AirAsia, Thai Airways, Thai Lion Air, Thai Vietjet, TransBaanTon, Transport Co

Bangkok to Phuket Destination Reviews

We were on the bus for 15 hours, and only got one stop at 11 o’clock which we weren’t told would be our only stop. There wasn’t much food there at all so couldn’t get lunch or anything to keep for dinner. Started at 6:45am and got there nearly 3 hours late at 9:30pm to Phuket, missing what we had planned that evening. The time needs to be changed for this trip as all the reviews say it’s 2+ hours late so clearly isn’t a one off.
Bus Express, Transport Co (บริษัท ขนส่ง จำกัด), Jun 16, 2024
not very comfortable
Bus Express, Transport Co (บริษัท ขนส่ง จำกัด), Jun 12, 2024
Flight was delayed for couple of hours
flight Economy, Thai Vietjet (ไทยเวียดเจ็ทแอร์), Jun 11, 2024
Very quick and convenient booking
flight Economy, Thai Vietjet (ไทยเวียดเจ็ทแอร์), May 5, 2024
We had one break around half way through the trip where we had the chance to buy food and drinks. We arrived on time but I felt unsafe at times as the driver was driving quite fast. My seat was comfortable and the AC was working, we even got a small bottle of water and something small to eat (croissant or something). My seat neighbour's seat belt wasn't working, which I found pretty careless. The service woman seemed extremely annoyed and uninterested.
Bus VIP 24, Andaman Sea Tour and Transport (Andaman Sea Tour and Transport), May 1, 2024
Easy to locate from bus terminal in Bangkok and was quite comfortable, we were given snacks and blankets along the way as well as a 30 minute stop for lunch time, however we did arrive 2 hours late into Phuket which was fine for us as we hadn’t pre booked a taxi or transfer, can’t fault it just a very long journey
Bus Express, Transport Co (บริษัท ขนส่ง จำกัด), Apr 8, 2024
Bus VIP 24, Andaman Sea Tour and Transport (Andaman Sea Tour and Transport), Mar 27, 2024
Not a comfy bus. Did not arrive on time. Made a lot of stops on the way
Bus Express, Transport Co (บริษัท ขนส่ง จำกัด), Mar 15, 2024
Good and safe journey. Well done
Bus VIP 33, Sombat Tour (บริษัท เทพสมบัติ จำกัด), Mar 13, 2024
The AC wasn't working at first but the staff (who were very nice) stopped the bus a few times and brought a technician to fix it. The rest of the rode was pretty smooth, with a 30min stop for food. The AC is very strong, so bring something to cover up. They also bring you a blanket, juice box and bread. We didn't encounter too much traffic, yet arrived to phuket 3.5 hours later than planned, so bear that in mind. Overall, for the cost of it, it was worth it.
Bus Express, Transport Co (บริษัท ขนส่ง จำกัด), Mar 11, 2024
1343 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 1,319.15 if you go by taxi; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a bus which will set you back mere USD 21.36.

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 19m. 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 21.36 if you opt for a Transport Co (บริษัท ขนส่ง จำกัด) bus and as expensive as USD 1,319.15 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.

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

  • 58 from Bangkok to Phuket starting from 06:20 Don Mueang Airport until 22:40 Suvarnabhumi Airport
  • 16 from Bangkok to Phuket starting from 06:45 Mochit until 19:00 Khao San Nara Travel
  • 5 by Bus+Van from Bangkok to Phuket starting from 19:00 Khao San Nara Travel until 19:00 Khao San Nara Travel
  • 35 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 42.00.

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), Nok Air (นกแอร์), Thai AirAsia (แอร์เอเชีย), Thai Airways, Thai Lion Air (ไทยไลอ้อนแอร์), 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

Andaman Sea Tour and Transport, Bangkok Travel Plus, Raja Ferry (ราชา เฟอร์รี่), Sombat Tour (บริษัท เทพสมบัติ จำกัด), TransBaanTon, 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

  • 41% opted for a bus
  • 31% decided to fly
  • 25% chosen Bus+Van
  • 1% Other