Bangkok to Phuket @ train, bus, flight Mar 5, 2017

75 trips (THB 643 — 16,000)

From Hua Lamphong to Phuket by train+bus joint ticket

#85
Thai Railways
19:30
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
07:10
Suratthani
11h 40m
food WC aircon steward
 
This connection is managed by the operating company. You will be transfered between the trips.
Phantip 1970
07:45
Suratthani train station
11:45
Phuket Bus Terminal (2)
4h
aircon
Only 6 seats left!
Total
16h 15m
฿ 1,839
× 2 = ฿ 3,678
#85
Thai Railways
19:30
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
07:10
Suratthani
11h 40m
food WC aircon steward
Only 1 seats left!
This connection is managed by the operating company. You will be transfered between the trips.
Phantip 1970
07:45
Suratthani train station
11:45
Phuket Bus Terminal (2)
4h
aircon
Only 6 seats left!
Total
16h 15m
฿ 1,308
× 2 = ฿ 2,616

From Southern Terminal to Phuket by bus

Bus Express
06:40
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
19:50
Phuket Bus Terminal (2)
13h 10m
snack WC aircon steward
฿ 660
× 2 = ฿ 1,320
? seats available
Phuket Central
07:00
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
21:15
Phuket Bus Terminal (2)
14h 15m
snack food WC aircon TV steward
฿ 750
× 2 = ฿ 1,500
? seats available
Bus Express
15:30
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
04:40
Phuket Bus Terminal (2)
13h 10m
snack WC aircon steward
฿ 660
× 2 = ฿ 1,320
? seats available
Phuket Central
16:30
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
06:45
Phuket Bus Terminal (2)
14h 15m
snack WC aircon steward
฿ 643
× 2 = ฿ 1,286
? seats available
Phuket Travel
16:30
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
05:40
Phuket Bus Terminal (2)
13h 10m
snack WC aircon steward
฿ 643
× 2 = ฿ 1,286
? seats available
Bus Express
17:30
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
07:20
Phuket Bus Terminal (2)
13h 50m
snack food WC aircon TV steward
฿ 998
× 2 = ฿ 1,996
? seats available
Bus Express
17:30
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
06:40
Phuket Bus Terminal (2)
13h 10m
snack WC aircon steward
฿ 660
× 2 = ฿ 1,320
? seats available
Phuket Travel
17:40
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
07:30
Phuket Bus Terminal (2)
13h 50m
snack food WC aircon TV steward
฿ 998
× 2 = ฿ 1,996
? seats available
Bus Express
18:30
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
07:40
Phuket Bus Terminal (2)
13h 10m
snack WC aircon steward
฿ 660
× 2 = ฿ 1,320
? seats available
Phuket Central
18:30
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
08:45
Phuket Bus Terminal (2)
14h 15m
snack food WC aircon TV steward
฿ 750
× 2 = ฿ 1,500
? seats available
Phuket Travel
19:30
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
08:40
Phuket Bus Terminal (2)
13h 10m
snack WC aircon steward
฿ 643
× 2 = ฿ 1,286
? seats available
Phuket Travel
19:30
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
09:20
Phuket Bus Terminal (2)
13h 50m
snack food WC aircon TV steward
฿ 998
× 2 = ฿ 1,996
? seats available
Phuket Central
19:50
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
10:05
Phuket Bus Terminal (2)
14h 15m
snack food WC aircon TV steward
฿ 998
× 2 = ฿ 1,996
? seats available
Bus Express
20:30
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
10:20
Phuket Bus Terminal (2)
13h 50m
snack food WC aircon TV steward
฿ 998
× 2 = ฿ 1,996
? seats available

From Bangkok any hotel to Phuket by taxi

PGS
Any
Bangkok any hotel
Time
Phuket Town
12h
aircon steward
฿ 13,000
  vehicle, all incl
PGS
Any
Bangkok any hotel
Time
Phuket Town
12h
aircon steward
฿ 16,000
  vehicle, all incl

From Don Mueang Airport to Phuket by flight

#SL754
Thai Lion Air
03:35
Don Mueang Airport
05:10
Phuket Airport
1h 35m
WC aircon steward
฿ 744
× 2 = ฿ 1,488
  available
#SL750
Thai Lion Air
05:30
Don Mueang Airport
07:05
Phuket Airport
1h 35m
WC aircon steward
฿ 1,651
× 2 = ฿ 3,302
  available
#SL756
Thai Lion Air
05:45
Don Mueang Airport
07:20
Phuket Airport
1h 35m
WC aircon steward
฿ 1,075
× 2 = ฿ 2,150
  available
#DD7510
Nok Air
06:10
Don Mueang Airport
07:40
Phuket Airport
1h 30m
WC aircon steward
฿ 1,724
× 2 = ฿ 3,448
  available
#FD3001
Thai AirAsia
06:20
Don Mueang Airport
07:45
Phuket Airport
1h 25m
WC aircon steward
฿ 1,754
× 2 = ฿ 3,508
  available
#FD3037
Thai AirAsia
07:45
Don Mueang Airport
09:10
Phuket Airport
1h 25m
WC aircon steward
฿ 1,754
× 2 = ฿ 3,508
  available
#DD7502
Nok Air
09:30
Don Mueang Airport
11:00
Phuket Airport
1h 30m
WC aircon steward
฿ 1,925
× 2 = ฿ 3,850
  available
#FD3029
Thai AirAsia
09:45
Don Mueang Airport
11:10
Phuket Airport
1h 25m
WC aircon steward
฿ 2,106
× 2 = ฿ 4,212
  available
#DD7504
Nok Air
09:50
Don Mueang Airport
11:20
Phuket Airport
1h 30m
WC aircon steward
฿ 1,925
× 2 = ฿ 3,850
  available
#FD3003
Thai AirAsia
10:50
Don Mueang Airport
12:15
Phuket Airport
1h 25m
WC aircon steward
฿ 2,106
× 2 = ฿ 4,212
  available
#DD7512
Nok Air
11:00
Don Mueang Airport
12:30
Phuket Airport
1h 30m
WC aircon steward
฿ 1,925
× 2 = ฿ 3,850
  available
#FD3091
Thai AirAsia
11:20
Don Mueang Airport
12:45
Phuket Airport
1h 25m
WC aircon steward
฿ 2,106
× 2 = ฿ 4,212
  available
#FD3031
Thai AirAsia
11:45
Don Mueang Airport
13:10
Phuket Airport
1h 25m
WC aircon steward
฿ 2,106
× 2 = ฿ 4,212
  available
#FD3005
Thai AirAsia
12:45
Don Mueang Airport
14:10
Phuket Airport
1h 25m
WC aircon steward
฿ 2,106
× 2 = ฿ 4,212
  available
#FD3025
Thai AirAsia
13:10
Don Mueang Airport
14:35
Phuket Airport
1h 25m
WC aircon steward
฿ 2,106
× 2 = ฿ 4,212
  available
#DD7506
Nok Air
13:35
Don Mueang Airport
15:05
Phuket Airport
1h 30m
WC aircon steward
฿ 2,025
× 2 = ฿ 4,050
  available
#FD3007
Thai AirAsia
14:40
Don Mueang Airport
16:05
Phuket Airport
1h 25m
WC aircon steward
฿ 2,106
× 2 = ฿ 4,212
  available
#DD7514
Nok Air
15:15
Don Mueang Airport
16:45
Phuket Airport
1h 30m
WC aircon steward
฿ 2,025
× 2 = ฿ 4,050
  available
#FD3017
Thai AirAsia
15:30
Don Mueang Airport
16:55
Phuket Airport
1h 25m
WC aircon steward
฿ 2,106
× 2 = ฿ 4,212
  available
#FD3021
Thai AirAsia
15:35
Don Mueang Airport
17:00
Phuket Airport
1h 25m
WC aircon steward
฿ 2,106
× 2 = ฿ 4,212
  available
#SL760
Thai Lion Air
16:20
Don Mueang Airport
17:55
Phuket Airport
1h 35m
WC aircon steward
฿ 2,031
× 2 = ฿ 4,062
  available
#FD3009
Thai AirAsia
16:40
Don Mueang Airport
18:05
Phuket Airport
1h 25m
WC aircon steward
฿ 2,106
× 2 = ฿ 4,212
  available
#DD7520
Nok Air
17:35
Don Mueang Airport
19:05
Phuket Airport
1h 30m
WC aircon steward
฿ 2,025
× 2 = ฿ 4,050
  available
#FD3027
Thai AirAsia
18:15
Don Mueang Airport
19:40
Phuket Airport
1h 25m
WC aircon steward
฿ 2,106
× 2 = ฿ 4,212
  available
#SL762
Thai Lion Air
18:25
Don Mueang Airport
20:00
Phuket Airport
1h 35m
WC aircon steward
฿ 2,411
× 2 = ฿ 4,822
  available
#FD3011
Thai AirAsia
19:20
Don Mueang Airport
20:45
Phuket Airport
1h 25m
WC aircon steward
฿ 2,106
× 2 = ฿ 4,212
  available
#FD3033
Thai AirAsia
19:55
Don Mueang Airport
21:20
Phuket Airport
1h 25m
WC aircon steward
฿ 2,106
× 2 = ฿ 4,212
  available
#FD3013
Thai AirAsia
20:30
Don Mueang Airport
21:55
Phuket Airport
1h 25m
WC aircon steward
฿ 2,106
× 2 = ฿ 4,212
  available
#DD7524
Nok Air
20:45
Don Mueang Airport
22:15
Phuket Airport
1h 30m
WC aircon steward
฿ 2,025
× 2 = ฿ 4,050
  available
#SL766
Thai Lion Air
21:10
Don Mueang Airport
22:45
Phuket Airport
1h 35m
WC aircon steward
฿ 2,696
× 2 = ฿ 5,392
  available
#FD3015
Thai AirAsia
21:15
Don Mueang Airport
22:40
Phuket Airport
1h 25m
WC aircon steward
฿ 2,106
× 2 = ฿ 4,212
  available
#FD3023
Thai AirAsia
22:00
Don Mueang Airport
23:25
Phuket Airport
1h 25m
WC aircon steward
฿ 2,106
× 2 = ฿ 4,212
  available

From Suvarnabhumi Airport to Phuket by flight

#PG289
Bangkok Air
06:20
Suvarnabhumi Airport
07:45
Phuket Airport
1h 25m
WC aircon steward
฿ 3,608
× 2 = ฿ 7,216
  available
#TG201
Thai Airways
07:45
Suvarnabhumi Airport
09:05
Phuket Airport
1h 20m
WC aircon steward
฿ 3,140
× 2 = ฿ 6,280
  available
#PG271
Bangkok Air
08:05
Suvarnabhumi Airport
09:30
Phuket Airport
1h 25m
WC aircon steward
฿ 3,257
× 2 = ฿ 6,514
  available
#TG203
Thai Airways
08:30
Suvarnabhumi Airport
09:50
Phuket Airport
1h 20m
WC aircon steward
฿ 4,076
× 2 = ฿ 8,152
  available
#WE8766
Thai Smile
08:50
Suvarnabhumi Airport
10:15
Phuket Airport
1h 25m
WC aircon steward
฿ 2,647
× 2 = ฿ 5,294
  available
#PG283
Bangkok Air
09:10
Suvarnabhumi Airport
10:35
Phuket Airport
1h 25m
WC aircon steward
฿ 3,257
× 2 = ฿ 6,514
  available
#WE279
Thai Smile
09:20
Suvarnabhumi Airport
10:45
Phuket Airport
1h 25m
WC aircon steward
฿ 2,311
× 2 = ฿ 4,622
  available
#TG926
Thai Airways
09:35
Suvarnabhumi Airport
10:55
Phuket Airport
1h 20m
WC aircon steward
฿ 3,140
× 2 = ฿ 6,280
  available
#PG275
Bangkok Air
10:00
Suvarnabhumi Airport
11:25
Phuket Airport
1h 25m
WC aircon steward
฿ 4,310
× 2 = ฿ 8,620
  available
#WE273
Thai Smile
11:50
Suvarnabhumi Airport
13:15
Phuket Airport
1h 25m
WC aircon steward
฿ 3,311
× 2 = ฿ 6,622
  available
#PG924
Bangkok Air
12:30
Suvarnabhumi Airport
13:55
Phuket Airport
1h 25m
WC aircon steward
฿ 4,310
× 2 = ฿ 8,620
  available
#TG207
Thai Airways
13:20
Suvarnabhumi Airport
14:40
Phuket Airport
1h 20m
WC aircon steward
฿ 4,076
× 2 = ฿ 8,152
  available
#TG215
Thai Airways
14:05
Suvarnabhumi Airport
15:25
Phuket Airport
1h 20m
WC aircon steward
฿ 3,140
× 2 = ฿ 6,280
  available
#PG285
Bangkok Air
14:35
Suvarnabhumi Airport
16:00
Phuket Airport
1h 25m
WC aircon steward
฿ 4,758
× 2 = ฿ 9,516
  available
#WE275
Thai Smile
15:35
Suvarnabhumi Airport
17:00
Phuket Airport
1h 25m
WC aircon steward
฿ 2,756
× 2 = ฿ 5,512
  available
#TG217
Thai Airways
16:45
Suvarnabhumi Airport
18:05
Phuket Airport
1h 20m
WC aircon steward
฿ 3,140
× 2 = ฿ 6,280
  available
#TG219
Thai Airways
17:25
Suvarnabhumi Airport
18:45
Phuket Airport
1h 20m
WC aircon steward
฿ 3,140
× 2 = ฿ 6,280
  available
#PG277
Bangkok Air
17:30
Suvarnabhumi Airport
18:55
Phuket Airport
1h 25m
WC aircon steward
฿ 3,257
× 2 = ฿ 6,514
  available
#TG221
Thai Airways
18:15
Suvarnabhumi Airport
19:35
Phuket Airport
1h 20m
WC aircon steward
฿ 3,140
× 2 = ฿ 6,280
  available
#TG211
Thai Airways
19:15
Suvarnabhumi Airport
20:35
Phuket Airport
1h 20m
WC aircon steward
฿ 3,140
× 2 = ฿ 6,280
  available
#WE277
Thai Smile
19:40
Suvarnabhumi Airport
21:05
Phuket Airport
1h 25m
WC aircon steward
฿ 2,311
× 2 = ฿ 4,622
  available
#PG279
Bangkok Air
19:45
Suvarnabhumi Airport
21:10
Phuket Airport
1h 25m
WC aircon steward
฿ 3,257
× 2 = ฿ 6,514
  available
#WE239
Thai Smile
20:50
Suvarnabhumi Airport
22:15
Phuket Airport
1h 25m
WC aircon steward
฿ 2,311
× 2 = ฿ 4,622
  available
#PG220
Bangkok Air
22:00
Suvarnabhumi Airport
23:25
Phuket Airport
1h 25m
WC aircon steward
฿ 3,257
× 2 = ฿ 6,514
  available
#TG225
Thai Airways
22:40
Suvarnabhumi Airport
00:00
Phuket Airport
1h 20m
WC aircon steward
฿ 3,140
× 2 = ฿ 6,280
  available

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.

Passenger reviews out of total 32,292 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 ^_^

★★☆☆☆ Feb 28, 2017 (bus Express, Phuket Travel) :
No wifi, old bus, no information for foreigners, too much air-conditioning But safe and on time service
★★★★★ Feb 28, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Feb 27, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
Kind of a long trip ,do not expect the beds and facilities you find in Europe, but ok for Thailand
★★★★☆ Feb 25, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
The overnight train was a really fun experience and would highly recommend. The bed was comfy but the train wasn't marked well so you had to ask to make sure you were in the right place/car on the train because they do not check your tickets until after it takes off so that was weird because you could've easily been on the wrong train and wouldn't have known it until later.
★★★★★ Feb 25, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Everything worked first class
★★★★☆ Feb 24, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
All fine. We had a nice journey. Thank you for the great support!
★★★★★ Feb 24, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Feb 24, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
The service around booking and picking up the tickets was absolutely great. The Pick up office in Bangkok had a super friendly and helpfullstaff and without a doubt I would use their service again. The train however is a different story; it is an experience we chose to have rather than a saving money thing. And an experience it was.. toilets smelled and looked worse than on a 3 day festival. Our first class cabin was ok, it looked a bit dirty but no animals/bugs and the airco worked. So if you look for an experience without too much sleep, book 1st class because the 2nd class is a whole other story!
★★☆☆☆ Feb 23, 2017 (avia Economy, Nok Air) :
Uncomfortable flight, basic seating with little leg room. no complimentary beverage service not even free water without a charge.
★★★★☆ Feb 23, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Good trip, bed was a little tight for me (1.87). Service good. Overall experience good. Would recommend it!
★★★★★ Feb 21, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
The staff at the 12go office was friendly, the train departed and arrived on time. It was clean and looked safe.
★★★★★ Feb 21, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Everything arranged as promished. Even a berth with electicity as requested!
★★★★★ Feb 21, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★☆☆☆ Feb 20, 2017 (bus VIP24, Phuket Travel) :
Nasty and foul smelling toilet. The smell carried into the bus.
★★★★★ Feb 19, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Better than by plane!
★★★★☆ Feb 19, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★☆☆☆ Feb 18, 2017 (bus Express, Bus Express) :
Good driver, a lot of stops. We didn't have to be to Phuket at a certain time. Comfortable bus with plenty of leg room. Helpful driver.
★★★★★ Feb 17, 2017 (bus Express, Phuket Travel)
★★★★★ Feb 17, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Feb 17, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Good expérience ! WE slept a lot. It'ts very old...but very confortable and very clean .
★★★☆☆ Feb 17, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Feb 16, 2017 (bus Express, Phuket Travel)
★★★★★ Feb 15, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
Everything ok. Friendly managment. Nice trip
★★★★★ Feb 15, 2017 (bus Express, Phuket Travel)
★★★★★ Feb 14, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
All went just fine. I picked up my ticket in Bangkok the day before the trip. The office was easy to find and ig staying along Sukhumvit str. there is no need for a taxi to drive you to the train station, just take the underground mrt. I wil use 12go.asia again
★★★★☆ Feb 14, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Everything was Nice :) The Train was on time and The sleeping beds where really nice. Bring warm clothes!!!! It gets cold as f*** at night :)
★★★★☆ Feb 13, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Good service in general. Train shoul improve toilet cleaning. Lights remain on during the night.
★★★★★ Feb 11, 2017 (train #31 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Feb 11, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai AirAsia) :
Airport is very clear and easy to use. Thank you!
★★★☆☆ Feb 9, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Food was expensive and not great. Cabin was filthy and had cockroaches. "Express train" stopped constantly making it impossible to sleep. Most of the trek was in the dark so not even good scenery. For the same price you could fly in 1/10th the time.
★★★★★ Feb 9, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Feb 9, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Travelled in 2nd class sleeping wagon with ac, but for some reason where I was sleeping there was no ac which made the experience a bit unpleasant.
★★★★★ Feb 7, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
The trip by 12go Asia was perfectly organised!
★★★★☆ Feb 7, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Great service in booking our tickets online. Pick up office in Bangkok had super friendly and knowledgeable staff. Will definitely use again!
★★★★☆ Feb 7, 2017 (bus VIP, Phuket Central)
★★★★★ Feb 6, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Excellent service. 12goAsia service is amazing.
★★★★★ Feb 6, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Excellent service and easy travel
★★★★★ Feb 6, 2017 (train #83 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Really easy to find office to pick up on tickets. Staff was super helpful.
★★★★★ Feb 5, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai Lion Air) :
Everything went so smooth checked in online got to the airport a bit to early, its not like canada like less then an hour is good enough. Everything went great will book again!
★★★☆☆ Feb 3, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Everything went according to the schedule and was mostly as promised. The only thing that was bad is the fact that Lomprayah agency (possibly a parter on 12 go Asia) at Suratthani train station offered me a transfer service at Koh Samui to my accomodation and that this would be our last chance to get it for 200 bat. Of course being tired from the trip and not willing to haggle with local taxis i accepted. Once i got on the catamaran the same service from the same agency cost 150 bat. That is very unprofessional so either employees where adding on the price or this is an agency scam. Either way 50 bat is not much but its a matter of principle. It is really a small amount to risk reputation and i believe the agency already added enough surcharge on real value of train tickets and combined bus ferry ticket. It wouldnt hurt to be nicer to your clients. Nevertheless would reccommend it with precaution what you purchase on top of the deal.
★★★★☆ Feb 3, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Pleasant staff. Comfortable ride
★★★★★ Feb 3, 2017 (bus Express, Phuket Travel)
★★★★★ Feb 1, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Impeccable service with commentary provided to the booking well followed. Would use them again for long distance bookings in Thailand.
★★★★★ Feb 1, 2017 (bus Express, Phuket Central) :
We fell asleep in Bangkok & woke in Phuket. Driver got us there quickly and safely. Like 4 hours early! Worth the price
★★★★★ Jan 31, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Всё отлично! Отправление и прибытие вовремя. Комфортно, широкая полка, бельё застилает проводник. В туалете при желании и наличии сноровки можно ополоснуться. Предлагают относительно недорогое питание.
★★★★★ Jan 31, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
Travelled in both air con (18 Dec) and fan (30 Jan) coaches. Air-con coach is not as cold as some reviews had put it. With the provided blanket, you can have good comfortable sleep. Fan coach can be very warm and stuffy before it move off. With open windows along the way, it can be noisy and breezy - too much for a good sleep if you are a light sleeper. Bed is clean and they set up early so you can rest (within an hour for air-con coach and 2 hours for fan coach). On arrival of your station, the coach master will wake you up - no worry of missing your station. Toilet on board is clean and well equipped - you can even take a shower inside. There are also basic outside for wash up - reliefing congestion during peak morning hours. If you are connecting to a ferry, the bus operator that brings you to the ferry terminal will be waiting at the station exit and direct you to the appropriate counter - very convenient.
★★★★★ Jan 31, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Everything went very smoothly. Train clean and on time. AC was quite cold so warm clothes were needed. Personnel friendly.
★★★☆☆ Jan 29, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
the train was good but it kept stopping for no reason, which made us 1 hour and a half late and miss the bus. We didn't have to pay any extra for the second bus that the company provided but it isn't really nice for a trip that should last 14h in total to last more than 20 (bangkok-phuket) - i am still at the bus while writing this.
★★★☆☆ Jan 29, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Train was late so missed bus connection... new bus provided makes frequent stops and is putting us in Phuket 6 hr later than scheduled.
★★★★☆ Jan 29, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai AirAsia)
★★★★☆ Jan 28, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Jan 28, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
12Go does their marketing to make it look like certain routes are going to fill up / sell out so you buy your ticket through them. So I bought mine ahead of time. In reality, we got there and there were a ton of seats on the train left. Paid their stupid $14 online booking fee for nothing. Would not use again. **Train ride was fine, but it left an hour late.
★★★★★ Jan 28, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai AirAsia) :
Fabulous also got a free upgrade very pleased!
★★★★☆ Jan 26, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
The sleeper was comfortable and the staff all very nice, friendly and professional. I enjoyed the journey very much and it was lovely to have sheets and a cover on the bed as well as dinner service. The only issue I had was some cockroaches in the carriage which made me think it could have been cleaner but it didn't spoil the trip. We arrived on time, which was great. 12goasia provided a fantastic service in acquiring the tickets for me.
★★★★★ Jan 26, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Comfy bed and great way to get to the next destination. Train left late with no explanation. I wasn't totally sure I was on the right train until after we'd left and the ticket was checked. Tickets were easy to purchase and pick up and staff were super helpful.
★★★★☆ Jan 26, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Jan 25, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Superb service by 12go! Booked everything online and worked like clockwork. Even with a 3 years old twin. Sleeper 1st Class meant 1 room with 4 beds on board. Super cool
★★★☆☆ Jan 24, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
the window in car10 seat numer 8 is broken, cant close or ooen it, so was making noise all night and I couldnt sleep at all :(
★★★☆☆ Jan 22, 2017 (train #43 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
There was a little animal on my side, and it's went between the window... The toilets are smelling so unbelievable bad.
★★★★☆ Jan 22, 2017 (train #173 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
nice and efficient service at the office. we were used to second class sleeper since several years and are satisfied. to bad restaurant has no more beer to offer, and the food is not very tastefull. however we are satisfied allover, for our trip from bangkok to suratthani.
★★★★★ Jan 22, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Jan 21, 2017 (train #43 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
The air cpnditionned is very Toi cold Very Nice trip Thank you
★★★★★ Jan 21, 2017 (bus Express, Bus Express) :
Very good
★★★★☆ Jan 19, 2017 (train #43 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
Excellent service by 12go. Old train with a cockroach crawling out of the seat
★★★★★ Jan 19, 2017 (bus VIP24, Phuket Travel) :
Comfortable bus. Friendly stuff. Departed on time and arrived earlier than expected. They provided snack. And we stop for free food in the middle of the trip. I slept well. Recommend if you are on the budget like me. I took a 19.30 bus and arrived to Phuket at 8.30 am. Thank you for your service!
★★★★★ Jan 19, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Jan 15, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
2nd class with fans was pretty noisey and bumpy. 2nd class AC carriage was more modern and I wonder if it was quieter and smoother. Bear in mind cheaper carriages might contain younger, more exhuberant travellers. Mind did. He was tiresome.
★★★★★ Jan 14, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Excellent as usual.
★★★☆☆ Jan 14, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai AirAsia)
★★★☆☆ Jan 14, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Train environment itself was cool and comfortable, however there were cockroaches crawling around and I could not sleep because of it. I narrowly missed the flooding, thankfully. Staff were kind and helpful.
★★★★★ Jan 13, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai Lion Air)
★★★★☆ Jan 13, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Jan 10, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai AirAsia) :
Good flight, welcoming attendants
★★★★☆ Jan 10, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
Everything went very smoothly from picking up the tickets to the actual trip - train, ferry and bus were mostly on time and all very comfortable - my only criticism would be the toilets on the train - they could be cleaner. Great system which I will definately use again!!
★★★☆☆ Jan 10, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Jan 9, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Pleasant staff. Comfortable.
★★★★★ Jan 6, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
everything went completely fine, beds are comfortable and the stuff at the office and on the train is very friendly and helpful.
★★★★★ Jan 6, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Jan 5, 2017 (train #83 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Great app and smooth service from 12go. Picked up tickets opposite station with zero fuss or waiting. Train was not so great - cabin was dated, with cold air vents the could not be closed, even by the train staff. We resorted to stuffing with toilet paper to reduce the draught. Train was very noisy and the light in the corridor was left on all night, which made for an uncomfortable night's rest and hardly any sleep. OK for some privacy - although the door to the adjoining cabin doesn't close tightly and you can hear everything - but that's about it. No option of meal either, and which was advertised. Not worth paying double. Would be lower than three stars if it weren't for the great 12go service and the friendly attendant who made up the beds and gave us a wake up call 10 mins before our stop.
★★☆☆☆ Jan 5, 2017 (bus Express, Phuket Travel) :
Uncomfortable, they drive crazy fast, In the middle of the night they blast loud music to wake people up for a 20mins break at a rest area where they offer very poor quality food and disgusting bathrooms.
★★★★☆ Jan 5, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Very easy and efficient booking with this service - easy to find to pick up tickets and transfers to buses with provided vouchers worked well even when train was a little late and we missed connections. Sleeper train very comfy.
★★★★★ Jan 4, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Great service...offices opposite main entrance of train station...when coming from the metro you need to through the station and go out of the door beside the left luggage. You will see rhe building in front of you .
★★★★★ Jan 4, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
All perfect
★★★★☆ Jan 4, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Jan 3, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Jan 3, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Jan 3, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Very smooth journey, no problems at all and very easy to collect tickets/instructions very easy to follow - 5*! High speed ferry at 45 mins definitely recommended
★★★★★ Jan 2, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Jan 2, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Cheap, nice and easy ticket pick up
★★★☆☆ Jan 2, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
Although I actually enjoyed 2nd class fan more than 2nd class AC (which I found way too cold) the train was clearly much older than the one I went up to Chiang Mai with. Beds narrower, less comfortable, no toilet paper or tissues at the sinks... just good to be aware that trains can be very different although seemingly similar when you book them!
★★★★☆ Jan 2, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
Ticket office was great service and the train was very well organised including sleeping bedding etc. The only thing was the food on the train. absolutely awful and twice the price it should be. Basically 3 bowls of slop for 210 Bahts. Should have bought snacks and drinks from 7-11.
★★★★☆ Jan 1, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
You get what you pay for here folks. Its hands down the most cost effective method to go clear across the country. Its very noisy, couple stops but staff are indeed great about waking you up before your stops, offering food etc. My one and only complaint is that we bought first class sleepers 8 months in advance. 2 months before our trip, we were downgraded to second class with fan (we were not offered second class with AC which is an option folks). As it turns out, it was still ok and we received a partial refund on our tickets. That said, it raised some red flags as we made friends with some of the people who got first class tickets who bought only 3 months in advance. This means that once this company has your ticket in hand, they start sending out emails to the people who baught far in advance and paid less for the ticket in hopes you'll accept a down grade at which point, your first class ticket is given to the person who paid the most...more profit for them. They use the fact that they have to physically purchas and "confirm" your ticket to their advantage.
★★☆☆☆ Jan 1, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
THEY SAID THAT HE TRAIN WAS FULL!!! THERE WERE COMPLETE CHARAGES EMPTY. I HAD BOOKED TWO LOWER BIRTH SEATS/BEDS. THESE WERE NOT ALLOCATED OR GIVEN ON REQUEST. FURTHER MORE THE STAFF THEN PROCEEDED TO MAKE UP THE BEDS FRO THEM SELFS.TO SLEEP ON AT THE EXPENSE OF THE FAIR PAYING PASSENGERS???? I HAVE TRAVEL THIS TRAIN ON NEW YEARS EVE TWICE NO-BLACK AND WHITE BAD THIS TIME. (ALSO IT WAS AN HOUR LATE)!. SO THAT'S THAILAND RAIL LOSS ON THE TRAINS & THAILANDS GAIN ON THE PLAINS
★★★★☆ Jan 1, 2017 (bus Express, Phuket Central)
★★★★★ Jan 1, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
I tried to book the train tickets from Bangkok to Surat Thani 60 days in advance but all tickets gone in 10 minutes after opening time for sale. The only option was left to go via travel agency. The 12Go Asia were efficient and helpful. I was glad to get tickets for a small commission. The train journey was okay and comfortable enough. The only reservation was the air conditioner was too cold, so bring extra layers.
★★★★★ Jan 1, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Dec 31, 2016 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Dec 31, 2016 (train #85 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
After experiencing the new trains to Chiang Mai, this was a minor disappointment. The carriage was old and the top bunk was hard. For the rest clean and the benches were fine. It's an experience I wouldn't have wanted to miss. There are people selling stuff in the train although it might sometimes seem there giving it for free and come ask you to pay afterwards...
★★★☆☆ Dec 31, 2016 (bus VIP24, Bus Express) :
Seats sooooooo uncomfortable, sleep impossible. But I mean... We got there safe, so...
★★★★★ Dec 31, 2016 (train #31 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Outstanding

News @ Phuket

24 February 2017

Thailand’s main airport operator has proposed building a rail link at Bangkok’s Don Mueang Airport. The president of the Airports of Thailand (AoT) says that the link would connect the facility’s two passenger terminals, car parks and hook up to the capital’s urban rail system via the as yet unopened Red Line.

23 February 2017

The director of Thailand’s Department of National Parks (DNP) says the entry fees for Hat Nopparat-Phi Phi will not be reduced. Thanya Netithammakun told reporters that despite a large scale protest the charges would remain as they were.

16 February 2017

The Airports of Thailand (AoT) authority has announced major upgrades at the six airports under its jurisdiction. President Nitinai Sirismatthakarn says the AoT will plough in THB200 billion over the next decade to increase capacities and provide enhanced passenger comfort.