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There are 9 ways to get from Bangkok to Phuket by plane, ferry, train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly Suvarnabhumi to Phuket  •  4 h 55 min

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

$38 - $146

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Bus Bus Express  •  14 h 37 min

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

$19 - $24

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Fly Don Muang to Phuket  •  5 h 25 min

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

$29 - $119

Fly Don Muang to Krabi, ferry  •  8 h 5 min

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

$55 - $142

Fly Suvarnabhumi to Krabi, ferry  •  7 h 46 min

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

$62 - $179

Train, bus  •  13 h 41 min

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

$21 - $55

Bus The Transport Company  •  13 h 42 min

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

$21 - $31

Train, Mini Van  •  14 h 5 min

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

$22 - $55

Drive  •  12 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Bangkok to Phuket 523.6 miles

$70 - $110

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The cheapest way to get from Bangkok to Phuket is to bus which costs ฿600 - ฿800 and takes 14 h 37 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bangkok to Phuket is to fly which costs ฿1200 - ฿4800 and takes 4 h 55 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bangkok to 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 Phuket is 691 km. The road distance is 837.8 km.

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The best way to get from Bangkok to Phuket without a car is to train and bus which takes 13 h 41 min and costs ฿650 - ฿1800.

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It takes approximately 4 h 55 min to get from Bangkok to Phuket, including transfers.

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Bangkok to 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 Phuket is to fly which takes 4 h 55 min and costs ฿1200 - ฿4800. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ฿700 - ฿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 Phuket bus services, operated by The Transport Company, arrive at Phuket station.

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Map of how to get from Bangkok to Phuket.
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  • Distance: 432 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 55 min

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

Thai Airways International, Thai Smile and two other airlines fly from Bangkok to Phuket 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 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $280
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Krabi
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $240
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Don Muang to Phuket
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $100
Flights from Don Muang to Krabi
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $75
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Don Muang to Phuket
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $160
Flights from Don Muang to Krabi
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$26 - $150
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Phuket
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Krabi
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $230
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Krabi via Koh Samui
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $230
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Don Muang to Phuket
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $200
Flights from Don Muang to Krabi
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $200
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 22 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
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Phone
1690
Email
webmaster.srt@railway.co.th
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Hua Lamphong to Suratthani Train Station
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $50
Schedules at
railway.co.th
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3rd Class (Seat)
$5 - $9
2nd Class (Seat)
$12 - $18
2nd Class (Berth)
$21 - $29
1st Class (Berth)
$35 - $50
Bus operators
Greenbus Thailand
Bus Express
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Southern Bus Terminal Bangkok to Phuket Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
13 h 10 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
12go.asia
Phuket Central Tour
Phone
062 203 2807
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Southern Bus Terminal Bangkok to Phuket Bus Terminal 2
Ave. Duration
14 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$23
Schedules at
12go.asia
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Yes, the driving distance between Bangkok to Phuket is 838 km. It takes approximately 12 h 4 min to drive from Bangkok to 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 3532+ hotels available in Phuket. Prices start at $20 USD 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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