Company Information

Sawadee Tour are a coach company who provide direct bus transfers between Pattaya and Phuket as well as some other destinations in the southern Thailand.

Routes served by Sawadee Tour

Pattaya–Phuket

Sawadee Tour offer one departure on a daily basis (at 5pm) from Pattaya to Phuket by comfortable and air conditioned coach.

Departures in Pattaya leave from the Pattaya Sawasde Tour Office, and you must arrive at least 30 minutes before the departure time to check in and get your baggage stowed on the coach. Most departures are on time, so be sure to arrive promptly to ensure you don’t miss your coach.

In Phuket, the coach will arrive at Phuket Bus Terminal, which is a convenient location from which to arrange onward travel to your hotel or hostel.

It’s a fairly lengthy journey to travel between the two locations, and usually takes around 15-16 hours in total, although this can vary depending on traffic and other variables. The coach will have at least one stop for a toilet break and food break, so you may like to bring some extra snacks for the journey.

As it’s a night bus, be sure to bring along plenty of layers so you can be as comfortable and get as much sleep as possible.

Sawadee Tour are the only company who offer this direct route and even though it operates on a daily basis it can get very busy and booked up, so be sure to book as far in advance as possible to ensure you secure your seat.

Tip If your date is full, you can always connect via Bangkok: there are a lot of Phuket-bound departures from Bangkok.

The ticket price varies depending on what kind of seat you want, and generally is between THB900 and THB1190. As it’s a long journey, we’d suggest investing in the most comfortable seat you can afford.

Pros

The positives of this service are that it’s the only direct coach operating on this route and is the cheapest and most convenient way to reach Phuket from Pattaya if you want to travel by bus and don’t want to fly.

It’s a fairly comfortable option as coaches in Thailand go, and the staff have a reputation for being friendly and helpful, and try their best to ensure people have a good journey with them.

Sawadee Travel provides a bottle of water and a blanket and they definitely provide a cost effective way to travel between these two places by coach.

Cons

Some of the negatives that you might want to consider before booking include the length of the journey as it is a long distance to cover by coach and people may find flying a more comfortable way to travel.

If you’re happy to take such a long journey be prepared for very cold air conditioning. Temperatures on the coach can be very low overnight and if you don’t have plenty of warm clothing and layers you might find this uncomfortable and struggle to sleep.

The coaches are reasonably well maintained although some people find the on board bathroom unpleasant and it may be worth waiting for the stop before using the toilet.

Travellers reviews

Most reviews of the service are generally positive, and it’s clearly a budget friendly options so as long as you don’t have unreasonably high expectations of what the standard of night buses in Thailand is going to be then you’re not likely to be disappointed.

For the price and the length of journey it’s a convenient way to travel this route without investing in an expensive flight. Having friendly staff who do their best to make you comfortable is another added bonus to using Sawadee coaches to travel between Pattaya and Phuket.

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Sawadee Tour Company Reviews

3.6
185 customer reviews
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29%
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99.3% of 4,496 travelers were presumably happy with Sawadee Tour as they left good or no review
AM
3
Bus VIP 24, Sawadee Tour, Jan 6, 2020
The bus did indeed depart from Phuket in time and also did arrive at the destination in time other than that while the journey was relatively pleasant but could have been better. The staff never tell you where the bus is going to halt for refreshment and when it did it was close to midnight. The seats also could have been more comfortable. The compartment/deck smelled of loo whenever somebody entered or exited the loo but thankfully they have room freshners up. Overall for the amount paid for the journey was as best as it could get. One cross observation about the staff: one of the farang lady onboard deboarded the bus with the complimentary blanket on, which while wrong on her part but the staff instead of asking for it politely just tried to pull and grab it off her and we're also seen laughing and joking about it . (A personal observation) it in no way speaks about the journey in particular but the staff can be sensitised
RS
4
Bus VIP, Sawadee Tour, Dec 31, 2019
Air con was too high...no free wifi or charging port in the bus
TK
5
Bus VIP, Sawadee Tour, Dec 30, 2019
Very comfortable journey. On time departure and on time arrival.
AL
3
Bus VIP, Sawadee Tour, Dec 21, 2019
Trip quite long. Gets a bit cold at night due to air condition and a bit of back pain the next day. Overall a good and economic way to get from pattaya to phuket
MM
4
Bus VIP, Sawadee Tour, Dec 17, 2019
Good Service
VB
4
Bus VIP 24, Sawadee Tour, Nov 30, 2019
Good trip . Everything on time
RA
3
Bus VIP 24, Sawadee Tour, Sep 24, 2019
The service was very good and the vip seats comfortable. However the bus was also picking up fish in cartons along the way and the fish water leaked all over our luggage and everyone else's luggage and this made everuones luggage smell very strongly of fish. The meant our bedding was covered in bad smell.
MT
4
Bus VIP, Sawadee Tour, Sep 17, 2019
Good efficient service, bus was reasonably comfortable. Extremely cold at times with the air Conditioning, bring warm clothes on the bus, some snacks and extra water
AY
4
Bus VIP, Sawadee Tour, Aug 11, 2019
The seat no 3 didn’t lied down. When we arrived to Phuket terminal 2. The staff of the bus were not helpful to get down the baggies.
NR
3
Bus VIP 24, Sawadee Tour, Jul 21, 2019
We were in 1st floor of the bus and the smell of the toilet was very bad. Very dizzy to smell it. We were so disturbed.
BB
2
Bus VIP 24, Sawadee Tour, Jun 10, 2019
The seats were not comfortable and incliner was not working. The AC was not working properly and most of the time very pungent smell was coming from the air duct when cooling was not there.
MA
2
Bus VIP 24, Sawadee Tour, Apr 28, 2019
It wasn't comfortable not clean aunts everywhere and washroom not clean enough.
JA
4
Bus VIP, Sawadee Tour, Feb 21, 2019
Safe and reliable
RP
3
Bus VIP, Sawadee Tour, Feb 12, 2019
The bus itself was comfortable enough, the aircon above my seat developed a leak and was dripping water in the latter stages of the journey, the reading lights did not work and they switched of the main cabin lights so I was unable to read. A charging port for mobile devices would be a big advantage.

Sawadee Tour Stations

Khok Kloi Pattaya Sawasdee Tour Phangnga Phunphin Phuket Bus Terminal 2 Chonburi