Thanon Thepkrasattri, Tambon Ratsada, Amphoe Mueang Phuket, Chang Wat Phuket 83000, Thailand
Phuket’s recently constructed Bus Station 2 BKS Terminal is the long-distance arrivals hub for buses to and from Bangkok and other major Thai cities and provinces. Located four kilometres to the north of Phuket’s town centre and port, the complex is large and modern, linking with transportation by tuk-tuk, metered taxi, motorcycle taxi, songthaew or local bus to the island’s beaches and resorts.
The most reliable and safest bus service to and from Phuket to Bangkok is the public BKS line, connecting the capital’s Southern Bus Terminal (Sai Tai) and Morchit bus station with the southern resorts. The journey takes 12 hours at a cost of around 1089 Thai baht. VIP buses serving the route are modern, air-conditioned and comfortable, and stop along the way for refreshments. During the high season, pre-booking is essential and best done online, although it’s occasionally possible to just turn up and purchase a ticket.
The route to and from Bangkok is also served by a number of private bus companies, although it’s usual to transfer to a minibus at Surat Thani. Transportation around Phuket island is mainly by tuk-tuk or songthaew, available at the bus station or from the town centre’s Ranong Road market area. Trips to nearby beaches and resorts should cost no more than around 15 to 40 baht, depending on distance, and local services continue until late in the evening.
Phuket’s modern bus terminal holds snack vendors and a 7/11 store offering all the usual travellers’ needs. Minibuses regularly leave for Krabi and Koh Lanta, and a taxi stand with listed prices for popular destinations is located near the departures hall. There are no local train services on the island or in Phuket Province, although the Bangkok/Singapore train can be taken as far as Surat Thani’s Phun Phin station for the five-hour local bus connection to Phuket.
Departures - 19:42
|Phuket Bus Terminal (2)||Morchit, Bangkok||20:00||07:10|
|Phuket Bus Terminal (2)||Hat Yai||21:30||05:50|
|Phuket Bus Terminal (2)||Hat Yai||21:45||05:35|