Phuket to Bangkok

Phuket to Bangkok

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Phuket to Bangkok Schedule

Phuket to Bangkok Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Glassflower Comfort 3pax Any time฿ 12,000
Nok Air Economy #DD52107:50 - 09:10฿ 2,729
Thai Smile Economy #WE20209:45 - 11:10฿ 3,032
Nok Air Economy #DD01111:50 - 13:10$ 31.83
Thai Vietjet Economy #VZ30113:15 - 14:40฿ 2,992
Thai Vietjet Economy #VZ31114:20 - 15:45฿ 1,454
Thai AirAsia Economy #FD300816:40 - 18:20฿ 3,389
Thai Airways Economy #TG221819:40 - 21:15฿ 4,817
Thai Vietjet Economy #VZ31120:00 - 21:30$ 29.10
Nok Air Economy #DD53122:10 - 23:30฿ 1,379

Transportation from Phuket to Bangkok

Facts about the transport from Phuket to Bangkok

Cheapest Transport$23
Fastest Transport1h 20m
Earliest Departure4:00 AM
Latest Departure11:15 PM
Departures per day65
Distance700 kilometers
Transport CompaniesBangkokTaxi24, Glassflower, Lignite, Nok Air, Sombat Tour, Thai AirAsia, Thai Airways, Thai Lion Air, Thai Smile, Thai Vietjet

Phuket to Bangkok Destination Reviews

Bus went late around 2 hrs and there was no blankets, it was cold due to AC
Bus Express, Lignite (ลิกไนท์ทัวร์), Nov 30, 2023
The booking system is straight forward and easy to use. The bus was clean. The driver was polite. The journey was okay; although the seats recline far back, the seats are a little uncomfortable but loads of leg room!! The occasional squeak from thr bud as it hit a bump but overall the experience was good to excellent.
Bus VIP 24, Lignite (ลิกไนท์ทัวร์), Nov 30, 2023
It was very nice and comfortable trip. Good service. 👍
Bus VIP 24, Lignite (ลิกไนท์ทัวร์), Nov 24, 2023
Confortable bus, clean, toilets are usable, a bit cold but they give you a blanket. I booked the front seats on website, but seat number didn't match so I was 2nd row. One stop at 2am where you can grab food. Overall good experience
Bus Express, Lignite (ลิกไนท์ทัวร์), Oct 24, 2023
The ride was a little rocky. There were a lot of stops and the lights turned on regularly. You will need to be accustomed to this and wear an eye mask and earplugs as others have suggested. The lower seating area can be a little less congested. But there is no divider between your seat and the one next to you. That means that you will regularly be making physical contact with the person next to you and the seats are small. When they are trying to sleep, they will bump into you sometimes. There is also no leg rest in this bus. And the seats don't recline very much. Bring a neck pillow.
Bus Express, Lignite (ลิกไนท์ทัวร์), Aug 30, 2023
Try to not vomit is a challenge !
Bus Express, Lignite (ลิกไนท์ทัวร์), Aug 14, 2023
Got the 16.30 express from Phuket to Bangkok. Left on time, the bus was clean and comfortable, a lot of people had said it was too cold but we found it too warm, so pack/be prepared. They do just randomly turn the lights on in the middle of night so pack a eye mask + earplugs. Only one stop at around 12.30am, bus attendant told us right time in English and told us whwre to exchange bus ticket for food token... the food was a bit questionable so pack snacks if you are fussy. Snack of water, milk and biscuits, along with blanket included st start of the journey. Toilet on bus was clean and average. In terms of where to sit... front seats on the upper deck has the most leg room and the seats behind the stairs. Seats 15/16 and the opposite ones 11/12? there was like this diagonal strip on the window so there was almost like something to lean your head on which was very useful. Ground floor of bus seemed quieter and more spacious but did have a load of random storage.. tons of bags of leaves. Bus doesn't stop at South terminal it stopped at Bangkok Bus Terminal (Chatuchak aka Mochi 2) - well this is where they kicked all the forgeiners off.... there's not a bts/mrt near there. All in all not the worst but certainly not the best overnight transport in south east asia.
Bus Express, Lignite (ลิกไนท์ทัวร์), Jul 11, 2023
left and arrived at the same time indicated on the site.but just a 20 minute break after an 8 hour drive??? there should be a break around 9 p.m to eat.It's not human to lock us up for so long
Bus Express, Lignite (ลิกไนท์ทัวร์), Jul 9, 2023
However there should be a way to select the seats, it should not be random as I was travelling with my wife so we wanted to be together however the system put us separated without any access to change the seats after issuing the ticket
Bus VIP 33, Sombat Tour (บริษัท เทพสมบัติ จำกัด), Jun 8, 2023
Trip was ok. Trip was long (13 hours), overnight. Being so long, it would have been nicer to stop more than once and for that main stop to be a bit longer.
Bus VIP 24, Lignite (ลิกไนท์ทัวร์), May 21, 2023
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How to get from Phuket to Bangkok

Travelling between Phuket and Bangkok is possible by Flight, bus, van and taxi. Flight guarantees the fastest travel on this route. Taxi+van is the slowest option.

The most expensive ticket will cost you USD 507.40 if you go by taxi; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a bus which will set you back mere USD 22.50.

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

It can take you anywhere between 2 and 14 hours to travel between Phuket and Bangkok depending on the means of transport you choose.

Flight is the fastest way to travel between Phuket and Bangkok. Flight will bring you to your destination in 1h 20m. Taxi+van does a much slower job and take about 14h to reach Bangkok.

How much does it cost to get from Phuket to Bangkok?

Travelling between Phuket and Bangkok can be as cheap as USD 22.50 if you opt for a Lignite (ลิกไนท์ทัวร์) bus and as expensive as USD 507.40 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 Phuket and Bangkok ?

  • 39 from Phuket to Bangkok starting from 07:30 Phuket Airport until 23:15 Phuket Airport
  • 5 from Phuket to Bangkok starting from 15:30 Phuket Bus Terminal 2 until 17:00 Phuket Bus Terminal 2
  • 21 from Phuket to Bangkok starting from 00:00 Phuket Airport until 00:00 Phuket Airport

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

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


Flying is the fastest and often the most expensive way to travel from Phuket to Bangkok, but with a bit of luck you can score very good deals for as little as USD 24.43.

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 Phuket and Bangkok

Nok Air (นกแอร์), Thai AirAsia (แอร์เอเชีย), Thai Airways, Thai Lion Air (ไทยไลอ้อนแอร์), Thai Smile (ไทยสมายล์), Thai Vietjet (ไทยเวียดเจ็ทแอร์)


Travelling from Phuket to Bangkok 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 Phuket and Bangkok

Lignite (ลิกไนท์ทัวร์), Sombat Tour (บริษัท เทพสมบัติ 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 Phuket and Bangkok

BangkokTaxi24, Glassflower

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

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

  • 75% decided to fly
  • 23% opted for a bus
  • 1% Other