Bangkok to Phuket

Bangkok to Phuket

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Bangkok to Phuket Schedule

Bangkok to Phuket Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
BangkokTaxi24 VIP Van 9pax Any time$ 424.65
Bangkok Air Economy 06:00 - 09:15฿ 6,310
Nok Air Economy #DD01009:30 - 10:50$ 32.29
Thai Smile Economy #WE28510:25 - 11:55฿ 2,897
Bangkok Air Economy #PG13512:00 - 13:30$ 227.34
Thai AirAsia Economy #FD411214:55 - 16:25฿ 5,400
Thai Vietjet Economy #VZ30816:35 - 18:00฿ 2,331
Thai Lion Air Economy #SL76819:35 - 20:55฿ 2,300
Thai Vietjet Economy #VZ30820:05 - 21:30฿ 1,879

Transportation from Bangkok to Phuket

Facts about the transport from Bangkok to Phuket

Cheapest Transport$22
Fastest Transport1h 20m
Earliest Departure5:00 AM
Latest Departure9:35 PM
Departures per day80
Distance845 kilometers
Transport CompaniesBangkokTaxi24, Firstplan Transport Services, Glassflower, Lignite, Montanatip, Nok Air, Raja Ferry, Sombat Tour, Thai AirAsia, Thai Airways, Thai Lion Air, Thai Smile, Thai Vietjet, Transport Co

Bangkok to Phuket Destination Reviews

Condition is bus was very strong. And driver didn't switch it of.. The whole trip people were caughting. Me too. Hopefully they give blankets. And the bus was late to Phyket. We came not at 7.20 morning. But at 9.
Bus Express, Lignite (ลิกไนท์ทัวร์), Sep 18, 2023
I was charged 7000 bahts for my suitcase....I think it was unfair
flight Economy, Thai AirAsia (แอร์เอเชีย), Sep 16, 2023
In this very special case my seat did not have a seatbelt nor a head rest, they did give me a rope to tie myself with to the chair. The bus made one stop at around midnight for us to eat and go to the toilet however we only had 20 mins to do everything which I found very short and so I couldn’t enjoy my meal fully. Other than that it’s quite a practical way to travel and cheap. The AC was on full blast and cold so don’t forget to bring a hoodie with you :)
Bus Express, Transport Co (บริษัท ขนส่ง จำกัด), Aug 17, 2023
Not all seats could be put in lying position, and every seat was different in the amount you could push the back part back. There were snacks for everyone on the bus and a stop in the middle of the trip for dinner, that was a nice surprise. On the trip from Bangkok to Phuket were two stops in the early morning for passport control, would have been nice it know beforehand. Nobody said anyrhing, just the lights went on. We also arrived 2 hours later without any telling than the booking details said.
Bus Express, Lignite (ลิกไนท์ทัวร์), Aug 17, 2023
Very good thank you. I requested 12GO to reserve my seat but they said they couldn’t guarantee my request but when I got to Sombat my seat was reserved. A message to 12GO, people want to reserve their seats sometimes, so come up with a better solution to allow people to choose. Sombat tour bus station is very comfortable, the bus was clean and it left on time. The bus left at 4 pm and sat in Mo Chit until 6pm, I am not happy about adding time to my travel. They told me they would leave at 5:15 pm? Something list in translation may be? Altogether, I am happy with 12GO and Sombat tour.
Bus VIP 33, Sombat Tour (บริษัท เทพสมบัติ จำกัด), Aug 8, 2023
The trip was very good. The VIP bus seats were spacious which made it easy to lie down to sleep. You also get a snack and cover on arrival for the trip! In the middle of the journey there is a break where you can exchange your bus ticket for a voucher to eat a meal - the break lasts about 15-20 minutes.
Bus VIP 24, Lignite (ลิกไนท์ทัวร์), Jul 26, 2023
Really comfortable and clean bus. Seats are like business class and service was good too
Bus VIP 24, Lignite (ลิกไนท์ทัวร์), Jul 25, 2023
The bathroom didn’t have any hand soap, was not cleaned throughout the journey. The snack provided was very poor, inedible. Everything else was great, improvement needed for VIP service.
Bus VIP 24, Lignite (ลิกไนท์ทัวร์), Jul 22, 2023
Travelled from Bangkok to Phuket on the 7:20pm express bus with Lignite in July 2023. Tickets were $22 each which felt a little pricey for a non sleeper bus. Bus itself was clean, had a toilet, with comfortable reclining seats and left on time, however we did arrive an hour and a half late. The conductor was so friendly and helpful, and she let us move seats when we weren’t happy upstairs. The driver was also professional and we felt safe along the journey. Only 1 stop along the way for about 30 mins where there were nice toilets, food stalls and snack shop. Not the company’s fault but important to note that the bus depot is very far out of Bangkok, about 1 hr drive from the city centre.
Bus Express, Lignite (ลิกไนท์ทัวร์), Jul 16, 2023
good the bus had problems, and was promptly changed before departure, good drivers, contained delay if we consider the departure time. nice place where we stopped for a break. if the air conditioning had been just slightly less low would have been perfect
Bus Express, Lignite (ลิกไนท์ทัวร์), Jul 8, 2023
1230 customer reviews

How to get from Bangkok to Phuket

Travelling between Bangkok and Phuket is possible by Flight, bus, van and taxi. Flight guarantees the fastest travel on this route. Van is the slowest option.

The most expensive ticket will cost you USD 506.66 if you go by taxi; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a bus which will set you back mere USD 21.36.

How long does it take to get from Bangkok to Phuket?

It can take you anywhere between 2 and 21 hours to travel between Bangkok and Phuket depending on the means of transport you choose.

Flight is the fastest way to travel between Bangkok and Phuket. Flight will bring you to your destination in 1h 20m. Van does a much slower job and take about 21h to reach Phuket.

How much does it cost to get from Bangkok to Phuket?

Travelling between Bangkok and Phuket can be as cheap as USD 21.36 if you opt for a Transport Co (บริษัท ขนส่ง จำกัด) bus and as expensive as USD 506.66 if you buy a Firstplan Transport Services (เฟิร์สแพลน ทรานสปอร์ตเซอร์วิส) taxi ticket.

Here is the list of how much you can expect to pay travelling by each means of transport available for this route.

How many trips per day are there between Bangkok and Phuket ?

  • 40 from Bangkok to Phuket starting from 06:00 Don Mueang Airport until 21:35 Suvarnabhumi Airport
  • 13 from Bangkok to Phuket starting from 06:45 Mochit until 19:20 Southern Terminal Bangkok
  • 27 from Bangkok to Phuket starting from 00:00 Bangkok Transfer until 00:00 Bangkok Transfer

Check above for a bus, train, flight and ferry timetable from Bangkok to Phuket.

What mode of transportation is the best one for my route?


Flying is the fastest and often the most expensive way to travel from Bangkok to Phuket, but with a bit of luck you can score very good deals for as little as USD 34.53.

Things to remember: Note that some of the airlines may have restrictions on checked luggage weight or require paying extra for check-in, choosing seats or transportation of oversized luggage.

If opting for a flight, calculate the time you will spend getting to and from the airports as well as the waiting time before your flight, getting through immigration in case of an international flight and recovering your checked luggage.

In certain cases all these procedures can add no less than 5 hours to your total travel time.

Airlines flying between Bangkok and Phuket

Nok Air (นกแอร์), Thai AirAsia (แอร์เอเชีย), Thai Airways, Thai Lion Air (ไทยไลอ้อนแอร์), Thai Smile (ไทยสมายล์), Thai Vietjet (ไทยเวียดเจ็ทแอร์)


Travelling from Bangkok to Phuket overland will inevitably take longer but in many cases it is the cheapest option if you opt for a bus.

Things to remember: For a more comfortable ride opt for a higher-class bus wherever possible. These buses usually have soft reclining seats and are equipped with air-conditioning and on-board toilets.

They often include water, snacks or a light lunch into your ticket price and make bathroom stops en-route.

Companies operating bus routes between Bangkok and Phuket

Lignite (ลิกไนท์ทัวร์), Sombat Tour (บริษัท เทพสมบัติ จำกัด), Transport Co (บริษัท ขนส่ง จำกัด)


Some travellers consider taxi to be the most convenient form of overland transport thanks to flexible departure times, a possibility to choose the size of the car you need, and a hassle-free door-to-door service.

Things to remember: If you are planning to make detours during your trip, discuss it with your driver or service provider in advance as it may affect the price.

Companies offering charters between Bangkok and Phuket

BangkokTaxi24, Firstplan Transport Services (เฟิร์สแพลน ทรานสปอร์ตเซอร์วิส), Glassflower


Vans are a great alternative - or, in many cases - your only option - if you need to travel overland within one and the same province or neighbouring provinces or states. Vans ply the roads between Bangkok and Phuket, too.

Things to remember: When travelling by van with huge luggage buying a separate seat for your suitcase or backpack is a good idea. Do not expect there is a roomy luggage compartment in a van - there is actually none and your fellow passengers are unlikely to appreciate your luggage stuck under their feet, alas.

Companies operating vans between Bangkok and Phuket

Raja Ferry (ราชา เฟอร์รี่)

What is the most popular transport to get from Bangkok to Phuket?

There is a choice of transportation means any time of the day with Bus remaining the most popular option due to their reasonable pricing and comfort.

Out of 1000 travellers who bought tickets for this route

  • 51% opted for a bus
  • 45% decided to fly
  • 1% Other