There are 7 ways to get from Bangkok to Ko Phuket by plane, bus, ferry, train, night bus or car

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Fly Suvarnabhumi to Phuket  •  4 h

  1. Fly from Suvarnabhumi (BKK) to Phuket (HKT) BKK - HKT

$37 - $145

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Bus  •  13 h 42 min

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

$21 - $31

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Line 503 bus to Don Muang, fly to Phuket  •  4 h 28 min

  1. Take the line 503 bus from Wat Ratcha Natda Ram to Opposite Tmb Headquarter Bank
  2. Fly from Don Muang (DMK) to Phuket (HKT) DMK - HKT

$24 - $116

Fly Suvarnabhumi to Krabi, ferry  •  7 h 52 min

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

$65 - $184

Train, bus  •  13 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Hua Lamphong to Chumphon 43 Hua Lamphong - Suratthani - Class II AC / ...
  2. Take the bus from Chumphon to Phuket Bus Terminal 780

$22 - $57

Night bus  •  14 h 37 min

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

$29 - $30

Drive  •  12 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Bangkok to Phuket 523.6 miles

$70 - $110

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bangkok to Ko Phuket is to bus which costs ฿650 - ฿1100 and takes 13 h 42 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bangkok to Ko Phuket is to fly which costs ฿1200 - ฿4700 and takes 4 h.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bangkok to Ko Phuket. However, there are services departing from Wat Ratcha Natda Ram and arriving at Phuket via Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 42 min.

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The distance between Bangkok and Ko Phuket is 687 km. The road distance is 837.8 km.

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The best way to get from Bangkok to Ko Phuket without a car is to train and bus which takes 13 h 31 min and costs ฿700 - ฿1900.

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It takes approximately 4 h 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 best way to get from Bangkok to Ko Phuket is to fly which takes 4 h and costs ฿1200 - ฿4700. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ฿650 - ฿1100 and takes 13 h 42 min.

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

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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 838 km. It takes approximately 12 h 4 min to drive from Bangkok to Ko Phuket.

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

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Map of how to get from Bangkok to Ko Phuket.
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  • Distance: 429.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h

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

Thai Airways International, Thai Smile and two other airlines fly from Bangkok to Thalang hourly. Alternatively, The Transport Company operates a bus from Bangkok to Phuket every 4 hours. Tickets cost $21 - $30 and the journey takes 12 h 10 min.

Airlines
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Phuket
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $280
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Krabi
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $240
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Don Muang to Phuket
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $100
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Phuket
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Krabi
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $230
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Krabi via Koh Samui
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $230
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Don Muang to Phuket
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $160
Thai Vietjet Air
Website
vietjetair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Phuket
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $240
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Krabi
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Phuket
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $260
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Krabi
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $240
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Don Muang to Phuket
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $200
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Hua Lamphong to Chumphon
Ave. Duration
6 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $45
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$4 - $8
2nd Class (Seat)
$11 - $16
2nd Class (Berth)
$20 - $28
1st Class (Berth)
$30 - $45
Bus operators
Greenbus Thailand
Website
greenbusthailand.com
Bus from Chumphon to Phuket Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
5 h 47 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Book at
12go.asia
Phuket Travel
Website
12go.asia
Night bus from Bangkok Southern Bus Terminal to Phuket Bus Station
Ave. Duration
13 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$29
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia
Ferry operators
Ao Nang Princess

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