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There are 8 ways to get from Phuket to Bangkok by plane, ferry, bus, train, night bus or car

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Fly Phuket to Suvarnabhumi  •  3h 38m

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

฿590 - ฿2569

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Bus, train  •  17h 28m

  1. Take the bus from Phuket Bus Terminal 2 to Surat Thani Station
  2. Take the train from Surat Thani Train Station to Hua Lamphong 172 Sungai Kolok - Hua Lamphong - Class II Sleeper Fan / ...

฿420 - ฿1730

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Fly Phuket to Don Muang  •  4h 1m

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

฿750 - ฿2964

Ferry to Krabi, fly to Suvarnabhumi  •  6h 53m

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

฿1210 - ฿3405

Bus  •  11h

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

฿600 - ฿950

Bus, train via Ban Takhun  •  14h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Phuket to Ban Takhun
  2. Take the train from Surat Thani Train Station to Bang Sue Junction 40 Surat Thani Train Station - Hua Lamphong - Class II AC / ...

฿590 - ฿2924

Night bus  •  12h 29m

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

฿1095 - ฿1120

Drive  •  12h 8m

  1. Drive from Phuket to Bangkok 839.5 km

฿2200 - ฿3300

Phuket to Bangkok by bus

The bus journey time between Phuket and Bangkok is around 11h 40m and covers a distance of around 855 km. The fastest bus normally takes 11h. Operated by The Transport Company, the Phuket to Bangkok bus service departs from Phuket and arrives in Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal. Typically 24 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
11h 40m
Fastest bus time:
11h
Buses per week:
24
Cheapest price:
฿600
Carbon emissions:
106 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
07:30
Last bus departs at:
17:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Phuket to Bangkok bus schedules

Phuket → Bangkok
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COVID-19 help in Thailand

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Bangkok is 1422.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Bangkok is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Bangkok is 1 metre.

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Last updated: 9 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Phuket to Bangkok is to bus which costs ฿600 - ฿950 and takes 11h.

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The quickest way to get from Phuket to Bangkok is to fly which costs ฿550 - ฿2600 and takes 3h 38m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Phuket and arriving at Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 11h.

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It is 693 km from Phuket to Bangkok. It is approximately 839.5 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Phuket to Bangkok without a car is to bus which takes 11h and costs ฿600 - ฿950.

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It takes approximately 3h 38m to get from Phuket to Bangkok, including transfers.

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Phuket to Bangkok bus services, operated by The Transport Company, depart from Phuket station.

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The best way to get from Phuket to Bangkok is to fly which takes 3h 38m and costs ฿550 - ฿2600. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ฿600 - ฿950 and takes 11h.

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The quickest flight from Phuket Airport to Suvarnabhumi Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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Phuket to Bangkok bus services, operated by The Transport Company, arrive at Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal station.

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Map of how to get from Phuket to Bangkok.
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  • Distance: 693.1 km
  • Duration: 3h 38m

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

Thai Vietjet Air, Thai Smile and two other airlines fly from Phuket to Bangkok hourly. Alternatively, The Transport Company operates a bus from Phuket to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal 3 times a day. Tickets cost ฿600 - ฿950 and the journey takes 11h.

Airlines
Thai Vietjet Air
Website
vietjetair.com
Flights from Phuket to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿700 - ฿4300
Flights from Krabi to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿330 - ฿2900
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Phuket to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿650 - ฿4800
Flights from Phuket to Don Muang
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿650 - ฿4000
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Phuket to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1000 - ฿5500
Flights from Krabi to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1000 - ฿4900
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Phuket to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1200 - ฿9500
Flights from Phuket to Suvarnabhumi via Koh Samui
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1200 - ฿9500
Flights from Krabi to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1300 - ฿8500
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Phuket to Don Muang
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1000 - ฿4900
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Phuket to Don Muang
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿750 - ฿5500
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Phone
1690
Email
webmaster.srt@railway.co.th
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Surat Thani Train Station to Bang Sue Junction
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 Surat Thani Train Station to Hua Lamphong
Ave. Duration
12h 4m
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
Bus operators
Sombat Tour
Phone
077 281 110
Website
sombattour.com
Bus from Phuket to Ban Takhun
Ave. Duration
2h 39m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
฿130 - ฿210
Schedules at
sombattour.com
Book at
12go.asia
Star
฿135
Super
฿181
Supreme
฿204
Phuket Travel
Website
12go.asia
Night bus from Phuket Bus Station to Bangkok Southern Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
12h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
฿1085
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia
Ferry operators
Ao Nang Princess

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Yes, the driving distance between Phuket to Bangkok is 840 km. It takes approximately 12h 8m to drive from Phuket to Bangkok.

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

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There are 2322+ hotels available in Bangkok. Prices start at ฿3750 per night.

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The best way to get from Phuket to Phuket Airport is to bus which takes 45 min and costs ฿90 - ฿120.

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