Buses from Bangkok to Phuket

Buses from Bangkok to Phuket

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Bangkok to Phuket Schedule

Bangkok to Phuket Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Glassflower SUV 4pax Any time$ 340.81
Nok Air Economy #DD52207:30 - 08:50฿ 1,129
Bangkok Air Economy #PG12308:10 - 09:25$ 211.90
Bangkok Air Economy #PG12510:15 - 11:50$ 217.25
Nok Air Economy #DD52613:35 - 14:55$ 40.21
Bangkok Air Economy #PG15114:30 - 15:35฿ 7,950
Transport Co Express 16:45 - 07:12฿ 698
Sombat Tour VIP 20 18:00 - 06:45$ 31.23
Thai Vietjet Economy #VZ31220:00 - 21:30$ 30.09

Transportation from Bangkok to Phuket

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    $ 19.76
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Bangkok to Phuket Destination Reviews

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Unnecessary stops for passengers pick up. Food stop with Bad and open food. And less time of 20 mins for food. Can stop at better food stop.
Bus VIP 20, Sombat Tour (บริษัท เทพสมบัติ จำกัด), Aug 1, 2022
FS
Easy travel. We had some technical problem on one seat, the part for feet was broken. They tried to force one of us to sit on that broken seat, we refused. Then a technician comes to do a quick repair and they stop to fight with us. After that everything was cool.
Bus VIP 24, Lignite (ลิกไนท์ทัวร์), Jul 15, 2022
SP
Not too convenient to sleep in bus due to seat adjustment.
Bus Express, Transport Co (บริษัท ขนส่ง จำกัด), Jun 6, 2022
EK
Really comfy seats that reclined, got a free meal half way and there was good air conditioning (although would recommend still wearing shorter clothing as they provide a blanket)
Bus Express, Transport Co (บริษัท ขนส่ง จำกัด), Apr 25, 2022
CV
Was better than expected. I would recommend to do it so you can see some of the countryside
Bus Express, Transport Co (บริษัท ขนส่ง จำกัด), Mar 21, 2022
TR
The ride was ok, attendant states you can not eT on "my" bus. No where was stated foodnot allowed. Meal at ztop at midnight was close to prison food. Small portions.
Bus VIP 20, Sombat Tour (บริษัท เทพสมบัติ จำกัด), Dec 20, 2021
DG
The departure and arrival was perfectly on time. Seats in the bus are quite comfortable to sleep at least for a few hours. They stop a few times including hot meal. They offered blankets for everyone as the AC can get quite cold.
Bus Express, Transport Co (บริษัท ขนส่ง จำกัด), Dec 2, 2021
KP
ได้รับการตอบกลับหารเราได้ดีและเร็วมากค่ะ พนักงานเอาใจใส่ลูกค้าดีมาก
Bus Express, Transport Co (บริษัท ขนส่ง จำกัด), May 7, 2021
MA
Made me feel welcome and safe. Thank you.
Bus Express, Transport Co (บริษัท ขนส่ง จำกัด), Dec 24, 2020
CM
For a 13 hour bus trip it was fine. 1 stop for lunch. That’s it. The bus is old but overall clean, there’s aircon and toilet. You are getting what you are paying.
Bus Express, Transport Co (บริษัท ขนส่ง จำกัด), Oct 18, 2020
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How to get from Bangkok to Phuket by Bus

Taking a bus to get from Bangkok to Phuket is a safe, comfortable and less expensive alternative for traveling this route. To popular destinations, bus companies operate multiple trips per day, often round the clock at 30-60 minute intervals. To less traveled destinations, there may be only 1 scheduled trip a day. The most common bus types are non-air-conditioned, air-conditioned, and premium buses.

It is best to reserve your tickets at least a few days ahead of your travel date. Check our list of bus companies available for online booking offering Bangkok to Phuket tickets. When traveling on weekends and holidays it is recommended to reserve tickets much earlier due to higher numbers of travelers, both vacation-makers and urban workers returning home to their provincial home.

How far is it from Bangkok to Phuket?

Traveling by bus, the distance from Bangkok to Phuket depends on the route taken. Most bus companies travel via expressways or tollways. This may not necessarily be the shortest route but it is the fastest one as normally there is less traffic and no traffic lights.

To get to certain island destinations which are not connected to the mainland by a bridge, buses board large car ferries. Passengers are usually asked to get off the bus, but there is no need to take your luggage from the bus. The travel distance from port to port is added to the total distance.

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

The estimate travel time from Bangkok to Phuket is about 12h. Note that traveling by bus is slower compared to driving your own car or getting a taxi. Depending on the departure time congestion between Bangkok and Phuket may differ greatly There is usually more traffic between morning until afternoon during weekdays than during weekends.

Another important factor that may affect travel time is the type of bus. Premium or VIP buses are usually faster as they use motorways and call to fewer bus stations (if any) en route. Buses normally make short 10-30-minute breaks after a few hours of continuous travel to allow passengers use bathrooms, stock up on munchies and let bus attendants and the driver have rest.

Some premium buses have onboard toilets and the second driver. Nevertheless, usually they still make en route stops for a quick lunch or fuel refill.

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

The ticket price from Bangkok to Phuket can vary depending on the type of buses you choose. For a less expensive ticket consider non-air-conditioned or ordinary buses. Premium or luxury buses are more expensive but you can expect more comfort and some additional services like phone charging ports, personal entertainment system screens and toilets.

Bangkok to Phuket timetable

To help you plan your trip, here is the Bangkok to Phuket timetable of bus departure and arrival times.

Best Rated Companies for this Route

Bus companies differ a lot in quality and service they provide. When choosing a bus company for you travels, do some basic research before you buy your tickets.

Safety is one of the most important aspects to consider. We also recommend you checking reviews on overall service quality of the bus companies serving this route.

Our service only partners with reliable and trustworthy bus companies. We do our best to provide your a choice of the best operators available on each route.