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There are 7 ways to get from Phuket to Loikaw by plane, car, bus or train

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Fly to Mae Hong Son, drive

  1. Fly from Phuket (HKT) to Mae Hong Son (HGN)
  2. Drive from Mae Hong Son to Loikaw

Cheapest option

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Phuket Bus Terminal 2 to Tak
  2. Take the bus from Tak to Mae Sot
  3. Take the bus from Myawaddy to Yangon
  4. Take the bus from Yangon Aung Mingalar to Loikaw

5 alternative options

Fly to Chiang Mai, Mini Van, drive

  1. Fly from Phuket (HKT) to Chiang Mai (CNX)
  2. Take the Mini Van from Chiang Mai to Mae Hong Son
  3. Drive from Mae Hong Son to Loikaw

Bus, drive

  1. Take the bus from Phuket to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
  2. Take the bus from Bangkok Mochit to Mae Hong Son
  3. Drive from Mae Hong Son to Loikaw

Bus, Mini Van, drive

  1. Take the bus from Phuket Bus Terminal 2 to Chiang Mai
  2. Take the Mini Van from Chiang Mai to Mae Hong Son
  3. Drive from Mae Hong Son to Loikaw

Bus, train, Mini Van, drive

  1. Take the bus from Phuket to Ban Takhun
  2. Take the train from Surat Thani Train Station to Bang Sue Junction
  3. Take the train from Bang Sue Junction to Lamphun
  4. Take the Mini Van from Chiang Mai to Mae Hong Son
  5. Drive from Mae Hong Son to Loikaw

Drive

  1. Drive from Phuket to Loikaw

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Last updated: October 3 | Data sourced from: ACAPS, OXFORD

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Phuket to Loikaw is to bus which costs ฿2100 - ฿3300 and takes 46h 29m.

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The quickest way to get from Phuket to Loikaw is to fly and drive which costs ฿4700 - ฿11000 and takes 20h 19m.

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It is 1318 km from Phuket to Loikaw. It is approximately 1897.5 km to drive.

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It takes approximately 20h 19m to get from Phuket to Loikaw, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Phuket Airport to Mae Hong Son Airport. The quickest flight takes 6h 5m and has one stopover.

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Loikaw is 30 min behind Phuket. It is currently 5:25 PM in Phuket and 4:55 PM in Loikaw.

Yes, the driving distance between Phuket to Loikaw is 1898 km. It takes approximately 27h 20m to drive from Phuket to Loikaw.

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Thai AirAsia and Nok Air offer flights from Phuket Airport to Mae Hong Son Airport.

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There are five+ hotels available in Loikaw. Prices start at $100 USD 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 ฿85 - ฿110.

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Map of how to get from Phuket to Loikaw.
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  • Distance: 1318.3 km
  • Duration: 20h 19m

What companies run services between Phuket, Thailand and Loikaw, Myanmar?

You can take a bus from Phuket to Loikaw via Tak, Mae Sot, Myawaddy, Yangon, and Yangon Aung Mingalar in around 46h 29m.

Airlines
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Phuket to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $130
Flights from Phuket to Chiang Mai via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $130
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Phuket to Mae Hong Son via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $170
Flights from Phuket to Mae Hong Son via Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $170
Flights from Phuket to Chiang Mai via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $210
Thai Vietjet Air
Website
vietjetair.com
Flights from Phuket to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $160
Flights from Phuket to Chiang Mai via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $160
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Phuket to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $210
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Phuket to Chiang Mai via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $220
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
10h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $40
Website
http://www.railway.co.th/main/timetable/time-train.html
Book at
https://12go.asia/en/operator/thai-railways
Schedules at
https://www.railway.co.th/Home/Index
3rd Class (Seat)
$5 - $8
2nd Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
$18 - $25
2nd Class (Air-conditioned Seat)
$11 - $15
1st Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
$30 - $40
Train from Bang Sue Junction to Lamphun
Ave. Duration
10h 26m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $45
Website
http://www.railway.co.th/main/timetable/time-train.html
Book at
https://12go.asia/en/operator/thai-railways
Schedules at
https://www.railway.co.th/Home/Index
3rd Class (Seat)
$5 - $8
2nd Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
$19 - $26
2nd Class (Air-conditioned Seat)
$11 - $16
1st Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
$30 - $45
Bus operators
Sombat Tour
Phone
077 281 110
Website
sombattour.com
Bus from Bangkok Mochit to Mae Hong Son
Ave. Duration
16h 9m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $29
Book at
12go.asia
Star
$18
Super
$21
Supreme
$29
Bus from Phuket to Ban Takhun
Ave. Duration
2h 39m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Book at
12go.asia
Star
$4
Super
$5
Supreme
$6
Greenbus Thailand
Phone
0-5326-6480
Email
servicecenter@greenbusthailand.com
Website
greenbusthailand.com
Bus from Phuket Bus Terminal 2 to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
24h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Book at
12go.asia
Bus from Phuket Bus Terminal 2 to Tak
Ave. Duration
20h 11m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Book at
12go.asia
Phetprasert Tour
Phone
+66 56 720 720
Website
phetprasert.com
Bus from Tak to Mae Sot
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Book at
12go.asia
Mandalar Min Express
Phone
09-5020181
Email
mandalarminn.express@gmail.com
Website
mandalarminn.com.mm
Bus from Myawaddy to Yangon
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Schedules at
mandalarminn.com.mm
Book at
12go.asia
Economy
$13
VIP
$17
Myo Sat Thit
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Yangon Aung Mingalar to Loikaw
Ave. Duration
13h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
myanmarbusticket.com
Shwe Yar Zar Express
Phone
+959779957797
Website
bookaway.com
Bus from Yangon Aung Mingalar to Loikaw
Ave. Duration
13h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
bookaway.com

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