There are 7 ways to get from George Town to Ko Phuket by ferry, bus, car ferry, car or plane

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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Ferry, Speedboat  •  11 h 21 min

  1. Take the ferry from Swettenham Pier to Kuah Ferry Terminal
  2. Take the Speedboat from Langkawi to Koh Lipe
  3. Take the Speedboat from Koh Lipe to Phuket

$142 - $285

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Mini Van, bus Sri Trang Tour  •  14 h 24 min

  1. Take the Mini Van from Penang to Hat Yai
  2. Take the bus from Hat Yai Bus Terminal to Phuket Bus Terminal 2

$26 - $28

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Ferry, Speedboat via Koh Ngai  •  13 h 6 min

  1. Take the ferry from Swettenham Pier to Kuah Ferry Terminal
  2. Take the ferry from Langkawi to Koh Ngai
  3. Take the Speedboat from Ko Ngai to Phuket

$138 - $205

Mini Van, bus via Nakhon Si Thammarat  •  14 h 30 min

  1. Take the Mini Van from Penang to Hat Yai
  2. Take the bus from Hat Yai Bus Station to Nakhon Si Thammarat
  3. Take the bus from Nakhon Si Thammarat to Phuket Bus Terminal

$28

Car ferry, drive  •  9 h 3 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Raja Tun Uda Ferry Terminal to Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal
  2. Drive from Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal to Phuket

$55 - $82

Drive  •  8 h 55 min

  1. Drive from George Town to Phuket 400.4 miles

$55 - $85

Fly  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Penang (PEN) to Phuket (HKT) PEN - HKT

$51 - $174

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from George Town to Ko Phuket. However, there are services departing from Penang and arriving at Phuket Bus Terminal via Hat Yai Bus Station and Nakhon Si Thammarat. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 30 min.

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The distance between George Town and Ko Phuket is 359 km. The road distance is 640.6 km.

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The best way to get from George Town to Ko Phuket without a car is to ferry and Speedboat which takes 11 h 21 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 11 h 21 min to get from George Town to Ko Phuket, including transfers.

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George Town to Ko Phuket bus services, operated by New Asian Travel, depart from Penang station.

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The best way to get from George Town to Ko Phuket is to Mini Van and bus which takes 14 h 24 min and costs . Alternatively, you can fly, which costs and takes 4 h 20 min.

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The quickest flight from Penang Airport to Phuket Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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George Town to Ko Phuket bus services, operated by Nakhonborrikarn, arrive at Phuket Bus Terminal station.

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Ko Phuket is 1 h behind George Town. It is currently 8:00 AM in George Town and 7:00 AM in Ko Phuket.

Yes, the driving distance between George Town to Ko Phuket is 641 km. It takes approximately 8 h 55 min to drive from George Town to Ko Phuket.

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Map of how to get from George Town to Ko Phuket.
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  • Distance: 224.4 miles
  • Duration: 11 h 21 min

What companies run services between George Town, Malaysia and Ko Phuket, Thailand?

You can take a bus from George Town to Phuket via Hat Yai, Hat Yai Bus Terminal, and Phuket Bus Terminal 2 in around 14 h 24 min. Alternatively, AirAsia and Firefly fly from George Town to Thalang 3 times a day.

Airlines
Firefly
Website
fireflyz.com.my
Flights from Penang to Phuket
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $280
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Penang to Phuket
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $260
Bus operators
New Asian Travel
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Penang to Hat Yai
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia
Sri Trang Tour
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Hat Yai Bus Terminal to Phuket Bus Terminal 2
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
busonlineticket.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
Nakhonborrikarn
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Hat Yai Bus Station to Nakhon Si Thammarat
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
12go.asia
Bus from Nakhon Si Thammarat to Phuket Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
12go.asia
Ferry operators
Super Fast Ferry Ventures
Website
superfastferry.com.my
Ferry from Swettenham Pier to Kuah Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
superfastferry.com.my
Book at
12go.asia
Andaman Ferry Service
Website
andamanferryservice.com
Ferry from Langkawi to Koh Lipe
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$27 - $120
Schedules at
andamanferryservice.com
Ferry from Koh Lipe to Phuket
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Schedules at
andamanferryservice.com
Ferry from Ko Ngai to Phuket
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Schedules at
andamanferryservice.com
Bundhaya speedboat
Website
bundhayaspeedboat.com
Ferry from Langkawi to Koh Lipe
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
bundhayaspeedboat.com
Tigerline Ferry
Website
tigerlinetravel.com
Ferry from Langkawi to Koh Lipe
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
tigerlinetravel.com
Ferry from Langkawi to Koh Ngai
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Schedules at
tigerlinetravel.com
Rapid Ferry
Car ferry from Raja Tun Uda Ferry Terminal to Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
myrapid.com.my
Adult passenger
$1
Car
$2

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AirAsia and Firefly offer flights from Penang Airport to Phuket Airport.

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There are 3489+ hotels available in Ko Phuket. Prices start at $20 USD per night.

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The best way to get from George Town to Penang Airport is to line 306 bus which takes 28 min and costs .

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