There are 8 ways to get from Pattaya to Phuket by plane, bus, train, bus and ferry 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 from Utapao  •  3 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Utapao (UTP) to Phuket (HKT) UTP - HKT

$55 - $179

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Bus The Transport Company  •  15 h 35 min

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

$25 - $34

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Bus to Suvarnabhumi, fly  •  6 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Pattaya to Suvarnabhumi Airport
  2. Fly from Suvarnabhumi (BKK) to Phuket (HKT) BKK - HKT

$41 - $148

Bus, Public Van to Don Muang, fly  •  7 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Pattaya to Suvarnabhumi Airport
  2. Take the Public Van from Suvarnabhumi Airport Arrivals Terminal to Bangkok Don Muang Airport
  3. Fly from Don Muang (DMK) to Phuket (HKT) DMK - HKT

$29 - $120

Train, bus  •  18 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Pattaya to Hua Lamphong
  2. Take the train from Hua Lamphong to Suratthani Train Station
  3. Take the bus from Suratthani to Phuket Bus Terminal 780

$29 - $94

Bus and ferry  •  23 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Pattaya to Koh Samui - Nathon 393 Rayong
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Koh Samui - Nathon to Phuket Lomprayah Bus Station Laemsor Ferry

$46 - $65

Bus Sawadee Tour  •  32 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Pattaya Sawasdee to Phuket Bus Station

$28

Drive  •  13 h 23 min

  1. Drive from Pattaya to Phuket 606.1 miles

$85 - $130

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The cheapest way to get from Pattaya to Phuket is to bus which costs ฿900 and takes 32 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Pattaya to Phuket is to fly which costs ฿1700 - ฿6000 and takes 3 h 58 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Pattaya Sawasdee and arriving at Phuket Bus Station station. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 32 h 40 min.

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The distance between Pattaya and Phuket is 623 km. The road distance is 969.8 km.

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The best way to get from Pattaya to Phuket without a car is to bus which takes 15 h 35 min and costs ฿800 - ฿1100.

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It takes approximately 3 h 58 min to get from Pattaya to Phuket, including transfers.

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Pattaya to Phuket bus services, operated by Pattaya Bus, depart from Pattaya station.

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The best way to get from Pattaya to Phuket is to fly which takes 3 h 58 min and costs ฿1700 - ฿6000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ฿800 - ฿1100 and takes 15 h 35 min.

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The quickest flight from Utapao Airport to Phuket Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Pattaya to Phuket bus services, operated by The Transport Company, arrive at Phuket station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Pattaya to Phuket is 970 km. It takes approximately 13 h 23 min to drive from Pattaya to Phuket.

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Bangkok Airways and Thai AirAsia offer flights from Utapao Airport to Phuket Airport.

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Map of how to get from Pattaya to Phuket.
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  • Distance: 389.4 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 58 min

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

Thai AirAsia and Bangkok Airways fly from Pattaya to Phuket twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Pattaya to Phuket via Bangkok Mochit and Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal in around 15 h 35 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
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Utapao to Phuket
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $210
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 Utapao to Phuket
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $280
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Phuket
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $290
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
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Phuket
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $260
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 Pattaya to Hua Lamphong
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $35
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$2 - $6
2nd Class (Seat)
$8 - $12
2nd Class (Berth)
$18 - $24
1st Class (Berth)
$24 - $35
Train from Hua Lamphong to Suratthani Train Station
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $50
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$6 - $9
2nd Class (Seat)
$12 - $18
2nd Class (Berth)
$22 - $29
1st Class (Berth)
$35 - $50
Bus operators
Airport Pattaya Bus
Website
airportpattayabus.com
Bus from Pattaya to Suvarnabhumi Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
airportpattayabus.com
Book at
12go.asia
Suvarnabhumi airport public van
Website
suvarnabhumiairport.com
Bus from Suvarnabhumi Airport Arrivals Terminal to Bangkok Don Muang Airport
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
transitbangkok.com
Pattaya Bus
Website
pattayabus.com
Bus from Pattaya to Bangkok Mochit
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
pattayabus.com
Book at
12go.asia
Greenbus Thailand
Website
greenbusthailand.com
Bus from Suratthani to Phuket Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Book at
12go.asia
Yellow Bus
Website
iloveyellowbus.com
Bus and ferry from Pattaya to Koh Samui - Nathon
Ave. Duration
14 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Schedules at
iloveyellowbus.com
Sawadee Tour
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Pattaya Sawasdee to Phuket Bus Station
Ave. Duration
32 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia

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