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$ 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 bus from Bangkok to Phuket

Cheapest Bus$23
Fastest Bus12h
Earliest Bus6:45 AM
Latest Bus7:20 PM
Daily Bus Routes13
Distance845 kilometers
Bus CompaniesLignite, Montanatip, Sombat Tour, Transport Co

Bangkok to Phuket Destination Reviews

At first i was not sure about 12go service genuinity but anyway I booked the tickets and service was good for real.
Bus Express, Lignite (ลิกไนท์ทัวร์), Nov 24, 2023
Came on the 14th Nov, 18:20 bus. It left 10 minutes late, had a couple of micro stops along the way to get ppl onboard. The stop to grab food was just before 1AM, no food stamps or anything that other reviewers were mentioning before. Arrived at 7 to Phuket Bus Terminal 2. From there you only have the option to use taxi according to the signs. What they don’t tell you is if you go out to the road, there are these 8-12 seater mini vans (I remember pink color) constantly dooing loops in the town (I think multiple different loops). One ride is 15 baht, you can ride it as long as you want it to. The buses to other towns leave from around the “Phuket bus terminal 1”. Just go to where the google map pinpoints the terminal 1, then walk on the road that is just south of the pinpoint towards east. My bus left from in front of the next 7eleven. The ride cost me 40 baht to get to Patong Beach, Bangala road. The destination is written on the buses side. No AC, the buses are just an open van with some made seats, but they climb easily on the steep roads.
Bus Express, Lignite (ลิกไนท์ทัวร์), Nov 18, 2023
Seats were big and comfy, ride was smooth and felt super quick. Did not expect it to be as good!
Bus VIP 24, Lignite (ลิกไนท์ทัวร์), Nov 18, 2023
The administration for booking, collecting tickets and boarding the bus was excellent. The journey was very good except for the Air Conditioning. When the Air Con was set to ON, the bus became very cold to be able to sleep.
Bus VIP 24, Lignite (ลิกไนท์ทัวร์), Nov 16, 2023
Great bus with plenty of space for legs and bags. Departed and arrived on time. The steward spoke English well. 👍
Bus VIP 24, Lignite (ลิกไนท์ทัวร์), Nov 12, 2023
We stop in a very nice restaurant to eat
Bus VIP 24, Lignite (ลิกไนท์ทัวร์), Nov 7, 2023
Seat is not comfortable.
Bus Express, Transport Co (บริษัท ขนส่ง จำกัด), Oct 27, 2023
The only thing is aircon was freezing cold
Bus VIP 24, Lignite (ลิกไนท์ทัวร์), Oct 23, 2023
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
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
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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.

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