Buses from Bangkok to Phuket

Buses from Bangkok to Phuket

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Bangkok to Phuket Bus Schedule

Bangkok to Phuket Bus Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
BangkokTaxi24 VIP Van 9pax Any time฿ 14,850
Thai AirAsia Economy #FD302907:30 - 08:55฿ 1,674
Thai AirAsia Economy #FD303709:30 - 10:50฿ 1,402
Bangkok Air Economy 10:35 - 14:35฿ 7,950
Bangkok Air Economy #PG27312:50 - 14:20฿ 4,910
Bangkok Air Economy #PG15114:35 - 16:05$ 208.60
Nok Air Economy #DD53016:05 - 17:30฿ 1,379
Thai Smile Economy #WE21118:55 - 20:25฿ 2,922
Nok Air Economy #DD53221:05 - 22:25฿ 2,189

Transportation from Bangkok to Phuket

Bangkok to Phuket Destination Reviews

Good ride. Go faster than the one we have before.
Bus Express, Lignite (ลิกไนท์ทัวร์), May 22, 2023
All in all the ride was fine. Just don’t sit in the last row, especially as a female solo traveller! In the middle of nowhere four locals entered the bus an were siting behind the last row on the floor. That was really strange, also another woman changed her seat cause she wasnt comfortable with the situatuon.
Bus VIP 24, Lignite (ลิกไนท์ทัวร์), May 2, 2023
Very professional service
Bus Express, Transport Co (บริษัท ขนส่ง จำกัด), May 1, 2023
Bus VIP 24, Lignite (ลิกไนท์ทัวร์), Apr 29, 2023
Quiet clean, At night spotting 2 cockroachs at the bus's floor, Eating coupon stick at the printed ticket, coupon can use in the rest area, 3 or 4 stall received this coupon.
Bus Express, Lignite (ลิกไนท์ทัวร์), Apr 28, 2023
Everything you need under one roof for journeys south so no need to rush to minimart first ! Great English speakers everywhere, helpful and always with a smile 👏
Bus VIP 24, Lignite (ลิกไนท์ทัวร์), Apr 18, 2023
Better than I expected, they gave us clean warm blankets, water and some snack. The only problem was that it was ridiculously cold. I thought my head was going to freeze
Bus VIP 24, Lignite (ลิกไนท์ทัวร์), Apr 7, 2023
Ok but to many hours the trip
Bus Express, Transport Co (บริษัท ขนส่ง จำกัด), Apr 1, 2023
We left about 10 minutes late. The seats were pretty comfortable for that price. You couldn't go back too far without disturbing the person behind you but I felt that wasn't too big of a problem. You get a soy milk, a small water and a sandwich for free at the start. There is one break at around 11 pm where you can buy some snacks from a shop and there is some free food (rice with different sauces and meat). I don't think there was a vegetarian option but I didn't touch it in general because it just didn't look fresh and as if it had been standing out for too long. So be sure to bring some food for yourself. But all in all for that cheap of a price it was good.
Bus Express, Lignite (ลิกไนท์ทัวร์), Mar 16, 2023
Clean bus, we’ll organized. Some snacks and blanket given for the night. One stop in a big area with some free food (included in the booking price) Thanks !
Bus Express, Lignite (ลิกไนท์ทัวร์), Mar 4, 2023
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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.