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There are 8 ways to get from Bangkok to Kathu by plane, bus, ferry, train, night bus or car

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Fly Suvarnabhumi to Phuket, Blue Songtaews  •  5h 40m

  1. Fly from Suvarnabhumi (BKK) to Phuket (HKT) BKK - HKT
  2. Take the Blue Songtaews from Phuket Town to Kathu

฿755 - ฿4497

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Bus  •  14h 47m

  1. Take the bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Phuket

฿663 - ฿961

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Fly Don Muang to Phuket, Blue Songtaews  •  6h 15m

  1. Fly from Don Muang (DMK) to Phuket (HKT) DMK - HKT
  2. Take the Blue Songtaews from Phuket Town to Kathu

฿1025 - ฿5695

Fly Suvarnabhumi to Krabi, ferry  •  8h 1m

  1. Fly from Suvarnabhumi (BKK) to Krabi (KBV) BKK - KBV
  2. Take the ferry from Ao Nang Pier to Phuket Rassada Pier

฿1950 - ฿5442

Fly Don Muang to Krabi, ferry  •  8h 35m

  1. Fly from Don Muang (DMK) to Krabi (KBV) DMK - KBV
  2. Take the ferry from Ao Nang Pier to Phuket Rassada Pier

฿1920 - ฿5140

Train, bus  •  14h 20m

  1. Take the train from Hua Lamphong to Surat Thani Train Station 43 Hua Lamphong - Surat Thani Train Station - Class II AC / ...
  2. Take the bus from Surat Thani Station to Phuket Bus Terminal 2

฿755 - ฿2127

Night bus  •  15h 19m

  1. Take the night bus from Bangkok Southern Bus Terminal to Phuket Bus Station

฿1141 - ฿1175

Drive  •  12h 10m

  1. Drive from Bangkok to Kathu 840.5 km

฿2300 - ฿3400

Bangkok → Kathu
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The COVID-19 helpline number in Kathu is 1422.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Kathu is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Kathu is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus hotline on 1422.

Exceptions may apply, for full details: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand.
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The cheapest way to get from Bangkok to Kathu is to bus which costs ฿650 - ฿1000 and takes 14h 47m.

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The quickest way to get from Bangkok to Kathu is to fly and Blue Songtaews which costs ฿750 - ฿4500 and takes 5h 40m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bangkok to Kathu. However, there are services departing from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal and arriving at Kathu via Old Phuket Bus Terminal and Phuket Town. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 47m.

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The distance between Bangkok and Kathu is 691 km. The road distance is 840.5 km.

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The best way to get from Bangkok to Kathu without a car is to train and bus which takes 14h 20m and costs ฿750 - ฿2200.

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It takes approximately 5h 40m to get from Bangkok to Kathu, including transfers.

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Bangkok to Kathu bus services, operated by The Transport Company, depart from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal station.

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The quickest flight from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Phuket Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 19m.

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Bangkok to Kathu bus services, operated by The Transport Company, arrive at Phuket station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bangkok to Kathu is 840 km. It takes approximately 12h 10m to drive from Bangkok to Kathu.

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Map of how to get from Bangkok to Kathu.
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  • Distance: 690.8 km
  • Duration: 5h 40m

What companies run services between Bangkok, Thailand and Kathu, Thailand?

The Transport Company operates a bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Phuket 4 times a day. Tickets cost ฿600 - ฿950 and the journey takes 13h.

Airlines
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Don Muang to Phuket
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿950 - ฿11000
Flights from Don Muang to Krabi
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿950 - ฿4700
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Phuket
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1500 - ฿12000
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Phuket via Koh Samui
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿950 - ฿7000
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Krabi
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1500 - ฿9500
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Phuket
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1100 - ฿8000
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Krabi
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1200 - ฿9000
Thai Vietjet Air
Website
vietjetair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Phuket
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿750 - ฿6000
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Krabi
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿700 - ฿4900
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Don Muang to Phuket
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿950 - ฿8500
Flights from Don Muang to Krabi
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿700 - ฿5000
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Don Muang to Phuket
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1000 - ฿9500
Flights from Don Muang to Krabi
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1100 - ฿6000
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Phuket
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿950 - ฿7000
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Phuket via Koh Samui
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿950 - ฿7000
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Phone
1690
Email
webmaster.srt@railway.co.th
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Hua Lamphong to Surat Thani Train Station
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
฿190 - ฿1500
Website
http://www.railway.co.th/main/timetable/time-train.html
Book at
https://12go.asia/en/operator/thai-railways
Schedules at
http://procurement.railway.co.th/checktime/checktime.asp?lenguage=Eng
3rd Class (Seat)
฿190 - ฿280
2nd Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
฿700 - ฿950
2nd Class (Air-conditioned Seat)
฿410 - ฿600
1st Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
฿1100 - ฿1500
Bus operators
Blue Songtaews
Bus from Phuket Town to Kathu
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
฿25
Phuket Travel
Website
12go.asia
Night bus from Bangkok Southern Bus Terminal to Phuket Bus Station
Ave. Duration
12h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
฿1085
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia
Ferry operators
Ao Nang Princess

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Thai Airways International, Thai Smile, Bangkok Airways and Thai Vietjet Air offer flights from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Phuket Airport.

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There are 5552+ hotels available in Kathu. Prices start at ฿3750 per night.

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The best way to get from Bangkok to Suvarnabhumi Airport is to train which takes 26 min and costs ฿40 - ฿55.

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