How to get to Phuket from Bangkok

What about

Love it or hate it: the Pearl of the Andaman is too developed, too commercialized, too trendy and, well, sometimes – too expensive. Yet its sandy beaches, fashionable spas, outstanding diving sites and high-class dining venues continue to lure hordes of tourists from literally every corner of the world. There are endless opportunities for going on an adventure – from snorkelling or surfing to yachting and kayaking, and if you wish to taste the real cosmopolitan flavour of the island, spend a bit of time exploring streets of Phuket Town clogged with coffee shops and art galleries, hip affordable guesthouses and stately Sino-Portuguese mansions. Be ready to pay more for food, lodging and transport than in any other Thai resort city or island, relax and just enjoy your experience.

Getting to Phuket

Being the largest island in Thailand, Phuket sometimes does not feel as an island at all: even getting there from the mainland does not require any sea travel. The 700m Saphan Thepkasattri linked the northernmost tip of Phuket to Phang Nga Province on the mainland in 2011. It runs parallel to a smaller Saphan Sarasin which was built in 1967 to replace the ferry connection with the island and now serves as a pedestrian bridge.

From Bangkok to Phuket by bus

Buses from Bangkok to Phuket leave from the Southern bus terminal, Sai Tai Mai. It is located on Phutthamonthon Sai Road in Thonburi district on the western side of the Chao Phraya River and is easily accessible by taxi. The route is served by a number of companies, including Phuket Travel and Bus Express. You can choose between express buses (THB660-THB690) and plusher VIP24 ones (THB1000). In VIP24 there are 3 seats per row, which means more space for your legs and elbows. All buses provide snacks, air-conditioning and blankets and make several pit stops along the route at large gas stations with convenience stores, cafes and toilets. There are early morning buses at 6.30am and 6.40am and a wide choice of afternoon and evening departures from 2.30pm to 9.30pm. All of them cover the distance between Bangkok and Phuket in about 13 hours. There are buses from the Northern bus terminal in Bangkok, Morchit, too.

Buses from Bangkok arrive to the recently constructed Bus Station 2 Bo-Ko-So Terminal which is located some four km to the north of the centre in Phuket Town. The terminal also serves buses from/to many of the Thai southern cities.

Tip: During the peak season it is highly recommended to book tickets in advance.

From Bangkok to Phuket by train

There are no direct trains from Bangkok to Phuket, the nearest transfer point being Suratthani. Trains from Bangkok to Suratthani leave from Hua Lamphong train station in Bangkok, easily accessible from the MRT subway. By far the most convenient train is the night one #85 departing at 7.30pm and arriving in Suratthani at 7.10am, but you have many other options, as well. You can choose the 1st or the 2nd class sleeper, both of which are air-conditioned and provide enough privacy and comfort for an overnight journey. The price is approximately THB1550 and THB1000 correspondingly.

Suratthani train station is located in the town of Phun Phin, some 15 km away. From there, buses leave regularly both for Suratthani and other southern destinations, including Phuket. You can plan your combination journey by yourself or opt for a train+bus joint ticket. If you book a joint train+bus ticket from Bangkok to Phuket, you can catch a 7.45am standard air-con Phantip Travel bus to Phuket (THB 250, almost 4 hrs).

Note that a combination train+bus journey from Bangkok to Phuket takes longer than a direct bus from the Southern Bus Terminal in Bangkok (15½ hrs compared to 13 hours), but you can sleep with more comfort while travelling by railway. Both 1st (THB1550) and 2nd class (THB1000) AC carts give you enough privacy, so a longer journey may proof a better choice at the end of the day.

Island hopping from Phuket

Though Phuket sometimes lacks that typical island atmosphere, it still provides a good chance to taste some of the other ‘real’ islands. Just choose your destination and start your island hopping.

From Phuket to Koh Samui, Koh Phangan and Koh Tao

Lomprayah offers combined bus+ high-speed ferry service from Phuket to the islands of the Gulf. The whole journey takes 6½ hrs to Koh Samui, 7½ hrs to Koh Phangan and 8¾ hrs to Koh Tao.

From Phuket to Koh Phi-Phi

During the peak season there is between 5 and 6 ferries a day linking Phuket to the pristine island of Phi Phi. Though it gets more and more developed nowadays, the scenery fortunately remains just breath-taking.

From Phuket to Koh Lanta, the Trang islands and Koh Lipe

Ferries going from Phuket to Koh Lanta, the Trang islands and Koh Lipe connect through Koh Phi-Phi. Get ready to jump from one boat to another which is sometimes a bit of a nervous experience.

**Tip: If your are prone to seasickness, get the necessary medicine at hand.

Want something different? Visit Phang Nga and Khao Lak

Lush jungles and impressive karst formations of the mainland and spectacular islands dotting pristine sea waters, secret caves and beautiful beaches without that excessive glamour of Phuket but with enough facilities to feel comfortable during your holiday are awaiting you in Phang Nga province. If you want fewer people on the beach, head to Khao Lak, which also serves as a great base for further inland explorations.

Lignite bus company operates buses both to Phang Nga Town and Khao Lak from the Southern bus terminal in Bangkok. There are night Express, VIP and VIP24 buses to Phang Nga – all departing around 7pm; tickets cost from THB600 to THB970 depending on the type of the bus you choose. Note that the express bus of Lignite at 6.40pm goes directly to Phang Nga and does not call to Khao Lak. For Khao Lak use the VIP and VIP24 which leave at 7.05pm. Travel time is about 10¼ hours.

You can also get to Khao Lak directly from Phuket Airport. PGS company offers a Toyota Camry for 3 pax at THB1920 from Phuket Airport to Khao Lak. Transit time is about two hours and the rate is all-inclusive.

Getting around in Phuket

Phuket taxis are notorious for their hefty rates. The public transport is limited and has a form of huge trucks. They cruise between Phuket Town and the beaches which is terribly inconvenient as in most cases you need to connect through Phuket Town to go from one beach to another, and the journey eventually takes you hours.

Motorbikes and Scooters are a good way to get around. The majority of the rental shops will require your passport which they keep until you bring the rented vehicle back. Cases when the rental shops would insist on reimbursing ‘damage’ to their scooters are not unheard of; so check carefully what you rent and make photos of any scratches you find before you commit. The daily rate for a scooter is about THB200-THB300. There are also bigger bikes available for rent.

Renting a car is a good option which gives you both freedom and safety. A car can usually be hired for around THB1200 per day, but in low season rates sometimes fall below THB800. Cheap car rental companies can be found in Thanon Rasada. As a rule, local companies offer better rates, but you can sometimes find online promotions when booking with global operators.

Bangkok to Phuket @ train, bus, flight Aug 27, 2017

85 trips (THB 643 — 4,148)

From Hua Lamphong to Phuket by train+bus joint ticket

19:30
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
07:10
Suratthani
11h 40m
Refund
Only 2 seats left!
This connection is managed by the operating company. You will be transfered between the trips.
07:45
Suratthani Train station
11:45
Phuket Bus Terminal (2)
4h
Instant Refund
10 seats available
Total
16h 15m
฿ 1,839
× 2 = ฿ 3,678
19:30
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
07:10
Suratthani
11h 40m
Refund
10 seats available
This connection is managed by the operating company. You will be transfered between the trips.
07:45
Suratthani Train station
11:45
Phuket Bus Terminal (2)
4h
Instant Refund
10 seats available
Total
16h 15m
฿ 1,308
× 2 = ฿ 2,616

From Southern Terminal to Phuket by bus

06:40
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
19:50
Phuket Bus Terminal (2)
13h 10m
Instant
฿ 660
× 2 = ฿ 1,320
? seats available
15:30
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
04:40
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? seats available
16:30
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
06:45
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× 2 = ฿ 1,286
? seats available
16:30
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05:40
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17:30
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06:40
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? seats available
17:30
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07:20
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Southern Terminal, Bangkok
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From Khao San Jolly Travel to Phuket by bus

18:00
Khao San Jolly Travel, Bangkok
10:30
Phuket Bus Terminal (2)
16h 30m
Instant
฿ 900
× 2 = ฿ 1,800
  available

From Don Mueang Airport to Phuket by flight

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× 2 = ฿ 1,716
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11:25
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× 2 = ฿ 4,330
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11:40
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12:55
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× 2 = ฿ 3,660
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× 2 = ฿ 2,940
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× 2 = ฿ 3,660
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15:20
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× 2 = ฿ 2,978
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17:55
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1h 25m
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× 2 = ฿ 2,978
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16:50
Don Mueang Airport
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1h 25m
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฿ 1,462
× 2 = ฿ 2,924
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#SL762
17:45
Don Mueang Airport
19:10
Phuket Airport
1h 25m
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฿ 1,470
× 2 = ฿ 2,940
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#FD3027
17:50
Don Mueang Airport
19:15
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1h 25m
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฿ 1,489
× 2 = ฿ 2,978
  available
#FD3009
19:00
Don Mueang Airport
20:25
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1h 25m
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฿ 1,489
× 2 = ฿ 2,978
  available
#FD3011
19:35
Don Mueang Airport
20:55
Phuket Airport
1h 20m
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฿ 1,489
× 2 = ฿ 2,978
  available
#FD3033
20:15
Don Mueang Airport
21:35
Phuket Airport
1h 20m
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฿ 1,489
× 2 = ฿ 2,978
  available
#DD7524
20:35
Don Mueang Airport
22:00
Phuket Airport
1h 25m
Instant 15kg
฿ 2,165
× 2 = ฿ 4,330
  available
#FD3013
20:35
Don Mueang Airport
21:55
Phuket Airport
1h 20m
Instant
฿ 1,830
× 2 = ฿ 3,660
  available
#FD3015
21:20
Don Mueang Airport
22:40
Phuket Airport
1h 20m
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฿ 2,398
× 2 = ฿ 4,796
  available
#FD3023
21:40
Don Mueang Airport
23:00
Phuket Airport
1h 20m
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฿ 1,830
× 2 = ฿ 3,660
  available
#SL766
22:15
Don Mueang Airport
23:25
Phuket Airport
1h 10m
Instant 15kg
฿ 1,660
× 2 = ฿ 3,320
  available

From Suvarnabhumi Airport to Phuket by flight

#PG289
06:25
Suvarnabhumi Airport
07:50
Phuket Airport
1h 25m
Instant
฿ 2,447
× 2 = ฿ 4,894
  available
#TG5982
06:25
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07:45
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1h 20m
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฿ 2,714
× 2 = ฿ 5,428
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#TG201
07:40
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1h 25m
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฿ 2,717
× 2 = ฿ 5,434
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#PG271
08:05
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1h 25m
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฿ 2,675
× 2 = ฿ 5,350
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#TG5984
08:05
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1h 20m
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฿ 2,714
× 2 = ฿ 5,428
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#TG203
08:30
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09:55
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1h 25m
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× 2 = ฿ 5,434
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#TG5986
08:50
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10:10
Phuket Airport
1h 20m
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฿ 2,714
× 2 = ฿ 5,428
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#PG283
08:50
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10:15
Phuket Airport
1h 25m
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฿ 2,675
× 2 = ฿ 5,350
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#TG926
09:05
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10:25
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1h 20m
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฿ 2,717
× 2 = ฿ 5,434
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#TG2279
09:20
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10:45
Phuket Airport
1h 25m
Instant
฿ 3,380
× 2 = ฿ 6,760
  available
#PG275
10:00
Suvarnabhumi Airport
11:25
Phuket Airport
1h 25m
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฿ 2,675
× 2 = ฿ 5,350
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#TG5988
10:00
Suvarnabhumi Airport
11:20
Phuket Airport
1h 20m
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฿ 2,714
× 2 = ฿ 5,428
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#TG205
10:50
Suvarnabhumi Airport
12:10
Phuket Airport
1h 20m
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฿ 4,086
× 2 = ฿ 8,172
  available
#TG207
12:25
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13:45
Phuket Airport
1h 20m
Instant
฿ 2,945
× 2 = ฿ 5,890
  available
#PG924
12:30
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13:55
Phuket Airport
1h 25m
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฿ 4,087
× 2 = ฿ 8,174
  available
#TG5990
12:30
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13:50
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1h 20m
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฿ 2,714
× 2 = ฿ 5,428
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#TG211
13:15
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14:35
Phuket Airport
1h 20m
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฿ 2,714
× 2 = ฿ 5,428
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#PG273
13:55
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Phuket Airport
1h 25m
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฿ 2,675
× 2 = ฿ 5,350
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#TG215
14:05
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1h 20m
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฿ 4,148
× 2 = ฿ 8,296
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#TG5992
14:35
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1h 20m
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฿ 2,714
× 2 = ฿ 5,428
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#PG285
14:35
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Phuket Airport
1h 25m
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฿ 4,087
× 2 = ฿ 8,174
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#TG2275
15:15
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1h 25m
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฿ 3,380
× 2 = ฿ 6,760
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#TG217
16:45
Suvarnabhumi Airport
18:05
Phuket Airport
1h 20m
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฿ 2,945
× 2 = ฿ 5,890
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#TG5994
16:55
Suvarnabhumi Airport
18:15
Phuket Airport
1h 20m
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฿ 2,714
× 2 = ฿ 5,428
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#PG277
16:55
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Phuket Airport
1h 25m
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฿ 2,675
× 2 = ฿ 5,350
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#TG219
17:25
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1h 20m
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× 2 = ฿ 5,428
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#TG221
18:15
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1h 20m
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× 2 = ฿ 5,434
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#TG684
19:20
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1h 20m
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× 2 = ฿ 5,890
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#PG279
19:45
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Phuket Airport
1h 25m
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฿ 2,675
× 2 = ฿ 5,350
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#TG5996
19:45
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1h 20m
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× 2 = ฿ 5,428
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20:35
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1h 30m
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฿ 3,380
× 2 = ฿ 6,760
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21:55
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1h 20m
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× 2 = ฿ 5,428
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21:55
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#TG225
22:40
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1h 19m
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฿ 2,717
× 2 = ฿ 5,434
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Adventures @ Phuket


Journey A/ Full Adventure with meal
฿ 3,490
2h 30m
Flying Hanuman
Journey A/ Full Adventure with meal
Journey B/ Full Adventure Only.
฿ 3,250
2h
Flying Hanuman
Journey B/ Full Adventure Only.
World A: Zip Line 30 Plat + Sky walk with meal
฿ 3,190
3h 30m
Hanuman World
World A: Zip Line 30 Plat + Sky walk with meal
3 In 1 : Zip Line 16 Plat + Sky Walk + Roller
฿ 3,190
3h
Hanuman World
3 In 1 : Zip Line 16 Plat + Sky Walk + Roller
Journey C/ Discovery Journey
฿ 2,300
1h
Flying Hanuman
Journey C/ Discovery Journey

Passenger reviews out of total 41,469 passengers traveled with us on this route

At 12Go our operators offer three types of service:

Cheap, Fast, Good - but you can usually pick only two of them!
Cheap & Fast won’t be Good. (e.g. buses from/to Khao San Road, local buses or 3rd class trains)
Cheap & Good won’t be Fast. (e.g. VIP trains in Thailand)
Fast & Good won’t be Cheap. (e.g. private limousine services, or VIP24 buses vs Express buses)

Make your choice! Please remember that though we are closely monitoring services, we are still an agency marketplace - meaning we focus on ticketing service and route availability / coverage rather than on factual seat recline angle you got today ^_^

★★★★☆ Aug 21, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Aug 20, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai AirAsia)
★★★★★ Aug 19, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Nice staff and clean train. Bed was big enough for 2 persons. We would recommend it totally
★★☆☆☆ Aug 19, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
The train was full of bugs!
★★★★★ Aug 18, 2017 (bus Express, Phuket Travel) :
We bought tickets for standart bus and there were upgraded for VIP bus for free. The seasts were really comfortable and I slept for all the night really good.
★★★★☆ Aug 18, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
We booked 2 lower births on the train however the lower birth can easily fit 2 people so next time would be comfortable to book one lower and one upper in order to leave a lower for someone else. Exit 3 at the Bangkok Railway station has some good and inexpensive restaurants while you are waiting for your train to depart. We ordered takeaways there. Much better than the train food at a fraction of the cost.
★★★★★ Aug 17, 2017 (train #43 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
Many thanks for the perfect service. 100% recomendation!
★★★★☆ Aug 17, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
1st class surprisingly comfortable
★★★★☆ Aug 17, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Nice staff and clean train however no electrical plugs
★★★★★ Aug 16, 2017 (bus Express, Phuket Travel) :
It was very comfortable, the stuff helped me a lot, there was muffin, water, blankez, pillow and good space for each chair, it stopped in a place that have free muslim open buffet which was really great
★★★★★ Aug 15, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Aug 14, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Aug 14, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Aug 14, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
Despite timely reservation, our 6 beds were not close together. Also no light and water in toilet, no water to clean hands, bedlights broken. Nighttrain is still a comfortable way to travel
★★★★☆ Aug 13, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Aug 12, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Train delayed of 3 hours. A/C too cold for sleeping.
★★★★★ Aug 12, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Very nice trip. But today our train got late. Still this time I m in train. I don't what will be position of my further reservation from Suratthani to Phuket
★★★★☆ Aug 11, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Aug 11, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Aug 11, 2017 (bus VIP24, Bus Express) :
It was nice and relaxing trip bus is very comfortable...
★★☆☆☆ Aug 11, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
12goAsia handled everything perfectly. They are not at fault. However, the train itself was literally crawling with bugs. Not just one or two, but an infestation. All sizes and kinds. They would literally run over our arms while we were reading. Made for a very unpleasant journey, and very little sleep.
★★★★☆ Aug 11, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Aug 11, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Aug 10, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
I travelled on a first class cabin with air conditioning, although it was too cold the night was good. As you board on the train the staff comes to ask you for dinner and breakfast. ( Do not expect anything ). Prepare yourself, They don't speak English so well. Later They come to prepare beds.
★★★★★ Aug 10, 2017 (train #31 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
It was a very nice trip thank you for your wonderful service
★★★★★ Aug 10, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
A perfect way of travelling. Comfortable. Good beds, Good food on board
★★★★☆ Aug 9, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
All good - except for excruciatingly many roaches all around us on that train.
★★★★☆ Aug 9, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
12go staff in Bangkok were friendly and efficient. Train was a pretty cool adventure. One thing - traveling as a couple you really should be allocated one lower and one upper bunk. We were allocated 2 upper bunks and this was pretty hard to manage in an enclosed space, with people also trying to get into their lower bunks. (The couple on our block who had the lower bunks had a lovely time!) Train staff were very efficient. Beds were clean. Food in the dining car was pretty good. Train arrived on time. Overall quite enjoyable!
★★★★★ Aug 7, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Sufficient space for luggage. Had foldable tables so could play cards before going to sleep. Beds were completely prepared for us. Can get food and non alcoholic drinks on the train. Sleep was ok. Trunk beds good to stretch out only for body size up to 185cm.
★★☆☆☆ Aug 7, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Service at the DOB office in BKK was great. Very quick, helpful and kind. The Panthip bus after the fine train ride was a bad experience though. The agent started yelling at me loudly, hitting me twice!, and telling me off before I even saw her coming because I was doing as suggested and walking INTO the Panthip office/restaurant. She accosted me right off the train. Asked if we could stop to grab a water bottle and she nastily yelled no, so we went to the bus and sat on it for nearly an hour before departure. Then came on the bus and told me and my wife off there too for not knowing she was the agent. On top of that, they failed to mention the toilet on the bus is out of order and so it can be quite uncomfortable after 1 hour wait + 1.5 hour ride to ferry ! Just fly or go with another company than Panthip for bus and boat.
★★☆☆☆ Aug 7, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Airco was too cold. Got no water. Had no idea where I was in the country or if there was a delay or anything.
★★★★★ Aug 6, 2017 (train #43 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
The train was very good and we had a nice trip. They gave us breakfast and lunch. We arrived on time.
★★★★☆ Aug 6, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Did the job. Staff good, bed comfy- what more do you need!
★★★☆☆ Aug 5, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Good value in 2nd class. Only downside was the uncomfortably stiff pillow, but maybe I'd sleep fine if I brought my own. I'd do it again.
★★★★★ Aug 5, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Aug 5, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Travel was oke! Service on line good, but rules about refund not clear. After all got 15% back in stead of promised 80. And tickets were all changed from lower to upper bed. Pity
★★☆☆☆ Aug 4, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Train was really nice with comfort beds. A/C is very cold bring some warm clothes with you
★★★★★ Aug 3, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Excelent service. The train is comfortable.
★★★★☆ Aug 2, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Good stuff
★★★★★ Aug 2, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Aug 1, 2017 (bus Express, Phuket Travel) :
Perfect! I got upgraded to VIP and advanced schedule 1 hr earlier that bcoz there are still available free seats on this class i think and they hope can sell my seat to another passanger maybe,but i like it both feel happy!
★★★★☆ Aug 1, 2017 (bus Express, Phuket Travel) :
Seats really comfortable and very spacious. A bottle of water and blanket are provided which is very nice! Only bad thing was there was a few little ants hanging around but apart from that would definitely recommend!
★★★☆☆ Jul 31, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
12Go staff were organized and picking up tickets was not a problem. Train was noisier and rougher than expected, but we could have known this...
★★☆☆☆ Jul 30, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
There is a huge difference between a Class 2 train ac or fan. The one with fan is way older in all aspects, less comfortable and Hot. Didn't like that this train stopped at so many stations. Water in toilets and sink were not always there. Next time we definitely go for Class 2- ac
★★★★☆ Jul 30, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Jul 29, 2017 (train #173 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★☆☆☆ Jul 29, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
It was an old train. My bench fell apart and the table was dirty. There was no food car and the meals were way too expensive. The only nice thing was that the bottom bunk was wide so I could sleep next to my boyfriend.
★★★☆☆ Jul 29, 2017 (bus Express, Phuket Central) :
Please improve the entertainment on board. Moreover, the airconditioning was sooo high that I have a cold now...
★★★★☆ Jul 29, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Comfortable journey to Surat Thani. Bring your own food. Food offered in train is mediocre and no value for money.
★★★☆☆ Jul 29, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Our car was very loud.
★★★★★ Jul 28, 2017 (bus Express, Phuket Central) :
The staffs just understand a little bit english but he try his best to help me.
★★★★☆ Jul 27, 2017 (train #43 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
Nice trip, very friendly personal. Only one negative remark : In Bangkok the train was cleaned by a water shower, but unfortunately that was not enough to remove the dust from the windows. For better outlook they should be cleaned by wishing with a brush.
★★☆☆☆ Jul 27, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
The cabine was old, the toilet very dirty
★★★★★ Jul 27, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Really good service! We took a train plus a bus from bangkok to krabi. We arrive faster than planned!
★★★★★ Jul 27, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Jul 26, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Great trip!!
★★★★☆ Jul 26, 2017 (train #173 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
The air conditioning was really cold. Difficult for our friends on the top bunks to sleep because the lights stayed on the entire time. People came on the train selling food periodically which was nice. Overall, really comfortable and convenient.
★★★★★ Jul 26, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Excellent service would definitely use again
★★★★☆ Jul 26, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Great way to get to Koh Panghan with the four of us. Train was comfortable with beds able to fit me at 6'4" (194cm) and was able to sleep In between frequent stops and general loudness of the train journey. Do not expect the Orient Express here but for the price, great value. Breakfast was average. Efficient departure from the train with a little wait in the local cafe. On to bus for 1 hour to the port. Departure ok ferry right on at 10:15. Staff very helpful all along the entire journey. 12Go has been a great way to go!!
★★★★★ Jul 25, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Very pleasant trip. 12go booked very nice lower berths.
★★★★☆ Jul 24, 2017 (train #83 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Friendly staff, comfortable beds, no issues whatsoever
★★★★★ Jul 24, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Very comfortable trip. A/C was very cold, but the blanket provided was sufficient.
★★★☆☆ Jul 23, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Confort du train moyen. Couloir éclairé a fond toute la nuit ! Pourquoi ? Obligé de se coucher à 20h . toilettes vétustes . Réservation en ligne archaïque car obligé d'aller quand même chercher les tichets vers la gare. Difficile de loger les bagages. J'ai du dormir avec ma valise sur le lit !!
★★★★☆ Jul 23, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Beds were very comfortable. Was easy getting the ticket and finding my train and sit. Thanks!
★★★☆☆ Jul 22, 2017 (bus Express, Phuket Travel)
★★★☆☆ Jul 21, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Relaxte treinreis. Basis was oke. Vaak geen handenwas mogelijkheid. Maaltijden en drinken worden regelmatig aangeboden.
★★★★☆ Jul 21, 2017 (bus Express, Phuket Travel) :
Beyond our expectations. Very comfortable. Meal, snacks en water included. Chairs very comfy but the head pillow a bit to low for a 1 meter guy.
★★★★☆ Jul 21, 2017 (bus Express, Phuket Travel) :
Thank you for the comfortable journey, the seat was ok, the food also, I just would ask for some more sensitive music when we should wake up in the middle of the night. :)
★★★★★ Jul 20, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Jul 19, 2017 (train #83 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
No complaints, everything was as promised. Easy pick up of the tickets near the station. Very smooth. The train was nice, the 1sth class cabine was spacious and cosy.
★★★★★ Jul 18, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
12go we're really helpfully when our transport was late arriving to pick up tickets, they offered to come to the train platform with them when we were in a panic. The overnight sleeper (2nd Class with AC) was really comfortable and fun. The service was incredible and the food (dinner and breakfast) was great. We had always wanted to do this trip and look forward to the return leg. 12go and the railway company are awesome!
★★★★★ Jul 17, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
No complains... pleased
★★★★☆ Jul 17, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
We had a 1st class sleeper and traveled with 2 kids (7&8). Everything was ok
★★★★☆ Jul 15, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Jul 13, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Friendly helpful staff. Train on schedule and informed us of arrival etc. comfortable journey. Just needed a bed ladder and toilet door to be fixed but very good overall.
★★★★☆ Jul 13, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Jul 13, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Pleasantly surprised. The attendant was helpful with beds and bags. The food prices and coffee prices are way above the going rate .
★★★★★ Jul 13, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Jul 12, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
Really well organised and easy to find ticket office. Train was a great experience too
★★★★★ Jul 11, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
The lower bed is super comfortable, the beddings were like new and the staff made the bed for us (great gesture). I had a nice sleep and good journey overall.
★★★☆☆ Jul 11, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Good train but can't sleep very well
★★★★★ Jul 11, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Great trip and experience!
★★★★★ Jul 10, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Jul 10, 2017 (bus Express, Bus Express)
★★★☆☆ Jul 10, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
Expected aircondition. OK but hot and difficult to sleep
★★★★☆ Jul 9, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
If the lights were down it would be great. It was fairly quiet, blanket was really warm and the bed was clean. We were traveling as a couple and we had enough room on lower berth which was quite spacy, but the upper berth was full of our two backpacks. If traveling solo I would not recommend taking upper berth as there will be no room for your baggage when otherwise if you take lower berth you can sleep safely with the baggage. Whole car is fully booked by 12go so you don't travel with Thai people. I think it was quite safe and no worry about being robbed. Also you are woken up just before arrival. Only 45 minutes late which is acceptable.
★★★☆☆ Jul 9, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Jul 8, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★☆☆☆ Jul 8, 2017 (bus Express, Bus Express) :
We stopped every five minutes to deliver things or pick things up and the journey took three hours longer than it was supposed to
★★★★☆ Jul 8, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Jul 7, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Great trip, everything went smoothly! Would recommend!
★★★☆☆ Jul 7, 2017 (bus Express, Phuket Travel) :
The bus seats were comfortable and we were given muffins, pillows and blankets for the trip. However, the bathroom on the bus was horrendous and the bus itself was older. (Some things were broken here and there) I would also recommend bringing your own toilet paper because the pit stops don't have any.
★★★★★ Jul 7, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Jul 6, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Jul 6, 2017 (bus Express, Phuket Travel)
★★★★☆ Jul 5, 2017 (train #83 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Great calm ride. Only 20 minutes late.
★★★★☆ Jul 5, 2017 (train #83 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
It was comfortable enough, it was a little filthy but I would recommend it over the 2nd class car because of the privacy and the option of turning the light off.
★★★☆☆ Jul 4, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Jul 2, 2017 (train #173 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Jul 2, 2017 (train #83 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)

News @ Phuket

10 August 2017

Media sources in Hua Hin say direct flights from Kula Lumpur are likely to launch before the end of 2017. Additional meetings between AirAsia and Hua Hin Airport representatives have taken place regarding an initial proposal to start up a once daily service in each direction.

08 August 2017

Global air travel website flightstats.com claims Bangkok’s two airports are among the top ten in the Asia Pacific region for punctual flights. Flightstats analysts based the findings on flight arrivals and departures in June for airports in the region.

21 July 2017

The Thai government’s green light for hi-speed Bangkok to Nakhon Ratchasima trains has ended all discussions on air links between the two locations. Prime-minister's office representative Kobsak Pootrakool said the two cities are too close together to make launching an air link viable.