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

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Fly from Suvarnabhumi  •  3h 23m

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

฿645 - ฿2622

Cheapest option

Fly from Don Muang  •  4h 3m

  1. Fly from Don Muang (DMK) to Phuket (HKT) DMK - HKT

฿565 - ฿2320

5 alternative options

Bus  •  13h 27m

  1. Take the bus from Southern Bus Terminal to Phuket

฿610 - ฿935

Train, bus  •  14h 14m

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

฿635 - ฿1987

Train, bus via Chumphon  •  15h 48m

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

฿904 - ฿2089

Night bus  •  15h 42m

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

฿810 - ฿835

Drive  •  12h 7m

  1. Drive from Bangkok to Phuket 837.8 km

฿2300 - ฿3400

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The cheapest way to get from Bangkok to Ko Phuket is to night bus which costs ฿810 - ฿840 and takes 15h 42m.

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The quickest way to get from Bangkok to Ko Phuket is to fly which costs ฿600 - ฿2700 and takes 3h 23m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bangkok to Ko Phuket. However, there are services departing from Democracy Monument and arriving at Phuket via Southern Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 27m.

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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 bus which takes 13h 27m and costs ฿600 - ฿950.

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It takes approximately 3h 23m 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 Southern Bus Terminal station.

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The best way to get from Bangkok to Ko Phuket is to fly which takes 3h 23m and costs ฿600 - ฿2700. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ฿600 - ฿950 and takes 13h 27m.

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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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Map of how to get from Bangkok to Ko Phuket.
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  • Distance: 687.3 km
  • Duration: 3h 23m

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 Southern Bus Terminal to Phuket 4 times a day. Tickets cost ฿600 - ฿900 and the journey takes 12h.

Airlines
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Phuket
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1100 - ฿4500
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Phuket via Koh Samui
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1100 - ฿4700
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Don Muang to Phuket
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿500 - ฿2300
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Phuket
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1000 - ฿4400
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Phuket
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1100 - ฿4700
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Phuket via Koh Samui
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1100 - ฿4700
Thai Vietjet Air
Website
vietjetair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Phuket
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿550 - ฿2900
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Don Muang to Phuket
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿600 - ฿3600
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
Train from Hua Lamphong to Chumphon
Ave. Duration
6h 36m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
฿150 - ฿1400
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)
฿150 - ฿250
2nd Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
฿650 - ฿900
2nd Class (Air-conditioned Seat)
฿360 - ฿500
1st Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
฿1000 - ฿1400
Bus operators
Fame Tour
Phone
0 7757 1077
Website
chumphon-kohtao.com
Bus from Chumphon to Phuket
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
฿749
Schedules at
chumphon-kohtao.com
Book at
12go.asia
Phuket Travel
Website
12go.asia
Night bus from Bangkok Southern Bus Terminal to Phuket Bus Station
Ave. Duration
14h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
฿800
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia

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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 12h 7m to drive from Bangkok to Ko Phuket.

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

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There are 4708+ 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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