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

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Fly Suvarnabhumi to Phuket, Blue Songtaews  •  5h 41m

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

฿655 - ฿2197

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Bus  •  12h 15m

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

฿600 - ฿950

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Fly Don Muang to Phuket, Blue Songtaews  •  5h 50m

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

฿1015 - ฿3395

Fly Suvarnabhumi to Krabi, minivan  •  8h 34m

  1. Fly from Suvarnabhumi (BKK) to Krabi (KBV) BKK - KBV
  2. Take the minivan from Krabi Bus Station to Phuket Bus Terminal 2

฿1140 - ฿2642

Fly Don Muang to Krabi, minivan  •  8h 47m

  1. Fly from Don Muang (DMK) to Krabi (KBV) DMK - KBV
  2. Take the minivan from Krabi Bus Station to Phuket Bus Terminal 2

฿1450 - ฿4640

Train, bus, Local Bus  •  15h 2m

  1. Take the train from Bang Sue Junction to Surat Thani Train Station
  2. Take the bus from Surat Thani station to Phang Nga
  3. Take the Local Bus from Khao Lak to Phuket Bus Terminal 2

฿1120 - ฿2587

Night bus  •  13h 27m

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

฿1095 - ฿1120

Drive  •  12h 8m

  1. Drive from Bangkok to Phuket 839 km

฿2200 - ฿3300

Bangkok to Ko Phuket by bus

The bus journey time between Bangkok and Ko Phuket is around 12h 27m and covers a distance of around 854 km. The fastest bus normally takes 12h 15m. Operated by The Transport Company, the Bangkok to Ko Phuket bus service departs from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal and arrives in Phuket. Typically 16 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Bangkok to Ko Phuket bus schedules

Bangkok → Ko Phuket
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  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Ko Phuket is 1422.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Ko Phuket is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Ko Phuket is 1 metre.

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

Last updated: 10 May 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Bangkok to Ko Phuket is to bus which costs ฿600 - ฿950 and takes 12h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Bangkok to Ko Phuket is to fly and Blue Songtaews which costs ฿650 - ฿2200 and takes 5h 41m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal and arriving at Phuket. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 12h 15m.

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The distance between Bangkok and Ko Phuket is 687 km. The road distance is 839 km.

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The best way to get from Bangkok to Ko Phuket without a car is to bus which takes 12h 15m and costs ฿600 - ฿950.

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It takes approximately 5h 41m to get from Bangkok to Ko Phuket, including transfers.

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Bangkok to Ko Phuket 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 20m.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Bangkok to Ko Phuket is 839 km. It takes approximately 12h 8m to drive from Bangkok to Ko Phuket.

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  • Distance: 687.3 km
  • Duration: 5h 41m

What companies run services between Bangkok, Thailand and Ko Phuket, Thailand?

The Transport Company operates a bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Phuket twice daily. Tickets cost ฿600 - ฿950 and the journey takes 12h 15m.

Airlines
Thai Vietjet Air
Website
vietjetair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Phuket
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿500 - ฿3100
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Krabi
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿700 - ฿2200
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Phuket
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿750 - ฿2900
Flights from Don Muang to Phuket
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿850 - ฿3500
Flights from Don Muang to Krabi
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1000 - ฿4300
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Phuket
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1200 - ฿4700
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Krabi
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1100 - ฿2900
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Don Muang to Phuket
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿800 - ฿5000
Flights from Don Muang to Krabi
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1000 - ฿5500
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Phuket
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1200 - ฿4600
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Krabi
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿950 - ฿3300
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Krabi via Koh Samui
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿950 - ฿3300
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Don Muang to Phuket
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1100 - ฿3100
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Phone
1690
Email
webmaster.srt@railway.co.th
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Bang Sue Junction to Surat Thani Train Station
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
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
Hat Yai World Tour
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Krabi Bus Station to Phuket Bus Terminal 2
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
฿400
Schedules at
12go.asia
Phantip Travel
Phone
+66 (0)77 272230
Email
info@phantiptravel.com
Website
phantiptravel.com
Bus from Surat Thani station to Phang Nga
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
฿200
Schedules at
phantiptravel.com
Book at
12go.asia
Local Bus
Bus from Khao Lak to Phuket Bus Terminal 2
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
฿77
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

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

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There are 4984+ hotels available in Ko Phuket. 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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