Bangkok to Phuket

Bangkok → Phuket

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Bangkok to Phuket Schedule

Bangkok to Phuket Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Glassflower SUV 4pax Any time$ 340.81
Thai Airways Economy #TG220107:20 - 08:45฿ 3,419
Thai AirAsia Economy #FD303708:35 - 09:50฿ 2,423
Thai AirAsia Economy #FD309111:20 - 12:50฿ 1,576
Bangkok Air Economy #PG13312:40 - 13:45$ 240.86
Thai Vietjet Economy #VZ30615:25 - 16:55$ 63.39
Thai Vietjet Economy #VZ30816:10 - 17:40฿ 1,032
Thai AirAsia Economy #FD302718:20 - 19:45฿ 1,576
Nok Air Economy #DD53020:10 - 21:30฿ 1,049

Transportation from Bangkok to Phuket

Bangkok to Phuket Destination Reviews

Not too convenient to sleep in bus due to seat adjustment.
Bus Express, Transport Co (บริษัท ขนส่ง จำกัด), Jun 6, 2022
Really comfy seats that reclined, got a free meal half way and there was good air conditioning (although would recommend still wearing shorter clothing as they provide a blanket)
Bus Express, Transport Co (บริษัท ขนส่ง จำกัด), Apr 25, 2022
Was better than expected. I would recommend to do it so you can see some of the countryside
Bus Express, Transport Co (บริษัท ขนส่ง จำกัด), Mar 21, 2022
Delay of the flight over one hour …
flight Economy, Thai Smile (ไทยสมายล์), Dec 28, 2021
The ride was ok, attendant states you can not eT on "my" bus. No where was stated foodnot allowed. Meal at ztop at midnight was close to prison food. Small portions.
Bus VIP 20, Sombat Tour (บริษัท เทพสมบัติ จำกัด), Dec 20, 2021
The departure and arrival was perfectly on time. Seats in the bus are quite comfortable to sleep at least for a few hours. They stop a few times including hot meal. They offered blankets for everyone as the AC can get quite cold.
Bus Express, Transport Co (บริษัท ขนส่ง จำกัด), Dec 2, 2021
ได้รับการตอบกลับหารเราได้ดีและเร็วมากค่ะ พนักงานเอาใจใส่ลูกค้าดีมาก
Bus Express, Transport Co (บริษัท ขนส่ง จำกัด), May 7, 2021
very easy
flight Economy, Thai Vietjet (ไทยเวียดเจ็ทแอร์), Apr 16, 2021
Whaiting long Time for Ticket
flight Economy, Thai Vietjet (ไทยเวียดเจ็ทแอร์), Feb 16, 2021
Made me feel welcome and safe. Thank you.
Bus Express, Transport Co (บริษัท ขนส่ง จำกัด), Dec 24, 2020
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How to get from Bangkok to Phuket

When you want to get from Bangkok to Phuket, you have a few options to consider. Traveling between these destinations is possible by different means of transport:

  • Flight
  • Bus
  • Van
  • Taxi

If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Flight. However, if you’d rather take your time with a slower, more affordable travel option, you can book a Van ticket.

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A taxi ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about THB 14,850. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as THB 698.

How far is Bangkok from Phuket?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Bangkok to Phuket. Your trip will be a total of 526 miles (845 km). The flying distance is 431 miles (693 km).

How long does it take to get from Bangkok to Phuket?

The travel time from Bangkok to Phuket can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 2 to 21 hours.

How much does it cost to get from Bangkok to Phuket?

The cost of the trip from Bangkok to Phuket varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Transport Co (บริษัท ขนส่ง จำกัด): travelling by bus expect to pay as low as THB 698 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a taxi - a one-way taxi ticket can cost as much as THB 14,850.

Here is a chart of the average ticket prices and transportation options available from Bangkok to Phuket:

  • Bus tickets - THB 698 to THB 1,071;
  • Bus+Van price: THB 1,025. From Bangkok to Phuket starting from 19:00 Khao San Montanatip until 19:00 Khao San Montanatip
  • Van price : THB 1,025;
  • Plane tickets - THB 1,032 to THB 8,550;
  • taxi+Van price: THB 2,192. From Bangkok to Phuket starting from 05:00 Phuket Town Hotel Transfer until 05:00 Phuket Town Hotel Transfer

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from THB 9,750 to THB 14,850.

How many trips per day are there between Bangkok and Phuket?

Depending on your choice of transportation, the number of daily trips varies.

  • Flights from Bangkok to Phuket depart during the day - there are approximately 2467 departures a day.
  • Buses start plying the route from 16:00 - you can also take a bus as late as 18:30. There are 8 available bus trips every day.

Taxis are a good option to consider for this route, too. Book a cab to take you from Bangkok to Phuket any time of the day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?


Traveling by plane is the fastest way to get from Bangkok to Phuket. While it’s often the most expensive option, tool, occasionally you can grab promotional tickets for more or less the price of a train or a ferry ticket. Normally, the minimum you need to pay for a Plane ticket is THB 1,032.

Things to remember before boarding a plane:

  • It’s recommended to book a ticket in advance and check-in online. This way, you can save over 2 hours at the airport, and if your seat selection is on a first come first served basis you will have more options to choose from.
  • Getting through security checks may take some time - it’s recommended to get to the airport at least 1.5 hours in advance.

Airlines flying from Bangkok to Phuket
Bangkok Air (บางกอกแอร์เวย์ส), Nok Air (นกแอร์), Thai AirAsia (แอร์เอเชีย), Thai Airways, Thai Smile (ไทยสมายล์), Thai Vietjet (ไทยเวียดเจ็ทแอร์)


Taking a bus from Bangkok to Phuket is cheaper than flying. Quite often, a long-distance bus is the cheapest transportation option. Buses normally make bathroom and/or lunch stops along the way.

Things to remember before opting for a bus ride:

  • If possible, make sure to choose higher-class buses for a more comfortable travel experience. Such buses often have an air conditioning system, soft reclining seats, Wi-Fi, bathrooms, etc.
  • As with plane tickets, buses are better booked in advance so that you can secure a good seat.
  • While booking a bus, keep in mind that delays are possible. Yet it still pays to get to the bus station at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure.


Catching a cab is the easiest way to get from Bangkok to Phuket. It allows you to tailor-make your trip, plan all the detours and see all the places you want. You can choose the type and the size of your car as well to be as comfortable as you'd like to.

Depending on the route, it might cost as much as THB 9,750.

Things to remember: It's a good idea to follow the route on Google Maps or any other GPS navigator.


A shared van is another means of transport for traveling from Bangkok to Phuket. As far as travel time is concerned, it’s basically equal to a taxi ride, while price-wise it’s way more affordable. The majority of tourists book a van online in advance.

Sometimes, when trains or buses aren’t available, a van is your only way to get from Bangkok to Phuket.

Things to remember: while traveling by van, you might not have as much space for luggage as you would on a train or a plane. It’s a good idea to pack only the most useful things for a van trip and put them in a backpack that will be easy to carry around.

The most popular transport from Bangkok to Phuket

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Bangkok to Phuket? In order to make your choice of transportation easier, we asked 1000 users to range their preferences for this route. Here are the results of the poll:

  • 71% users took a plane.
  • 24% decided to go for a bus.
  • 3% decided to catch a taxi.
  • 1% Other