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.

Recommended option

Ferry, Speedboat  •  10 h 21 min

  1. Take the ferry from Penang to Langkawi
  2. Take the Speedboat from Langkawi to Koh Lipe
  3. Take the Speedboat from Koh Lipe to Phuket

$136 - $274

Cheapest option

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

5 alternative options

Ferry, Speedboat via Koh Ngai  •  13 h 6 min

  1. Take the ferry from Penang to Langkawi
  2. Take the ferry from Langkawi to Koh Ngai
  3. Take the Speedboat from Ko Ngai to Phuket

$128 - $204

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 56 min

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

$51 - $174

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from George Town to Ko Phuket is to Mini Van and bus which costs RM 105 - RM 115 and takes 14 h 24 min.

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The quickest way to get from George Town to Ko Phuket is to fly which costs RM 200 - RM 750 and takes 4 h 56 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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It takes approximately 10 h 21 min to get from George Town to Ko Phuket, including transfers.

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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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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 twice daily.

Airlines
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Penang to Phuket
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $260
Firefly
Website
fireflyz.com.my
Flights from Penang to Phuket
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $280
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
$11
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
Langkawi Ferry Line
Website
langkawiferryline.com
Ferry from Penang to Langkawi
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
langkawi-ferry.com
Book at
ticket.langkawi-ferry.com
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
$21
Schedules at
superfastferry.com.my
Book at
12go.asia
Andaman Ferry Service
Website
andamanferryservice.com
Ferry from Langkawi to Koh Lipe
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26 - $120
Schedules at
andamanferryservice.com
Ferry from Koh Lipe to Phuket
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $130
Schedules at
andamanferryservice.com
Ferry from Ko Ngai to Phuket
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $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
$23 - $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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