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 Jun 29, 2017

67 trips (THB 643 — 16,000)

From Hua Lamphong to Phuket by train+bus joint ticket

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
฿ 1,839
× 2 = ฿ 3,678
19:30
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
07:10
Suratthani
11h 40m
Refund
17 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 Khao San Road Jolly Travel to Phuket by van

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

From Southern Terminal to Phuket by bus

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

From Bangkok any hotel to Phuket by taxi

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

From Don Mueang Airport to Phuket by flight

#SL768
05:40
Don Mueang Airport
07:05
Phuket Airport
1h 35m
Instant 15kg
฿ 1,247
× 2 = ฿ 2,494
  available
#SL750
06:35
Don Mueang Airport
08:00
Phuket Airport
1h 35m
Instant 15kg
฿ 2,007
× 2 = ฿ 4,014
  available
#FD3001
06:55
Don Mueang Airport
08:10
Phuket Airport
1h 25m
Instant
฿ 1,466
× 2 = ฿ 2,932
  available
#FD3029
07:35
Don Mueang Airport
08:50
Phuket Airport
1h 25m
Instant
฿ 1,807
× 2 = ฿ 3,614
  available
#FD3037
07:55
Don Mueang Airport
09:20
Phuket Airport
1h 25m
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× 2 = ฿ 3,614
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09:55
Don Mueang Airport
11:15
Phuket Airport
1h 25m
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฿ 1,807
× 2 = ฿ 3,614
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#DD7512
10:15
Don Mueang Airport
11:45
Phuket Airport
1h 30m
Instant 15kg
฿ 1,964
× 2 = ฿ 3,928
  available
#DD7504
11:25
Don Mueang Airport
12:45
Phuket Airport
1h 30m
Instant 15kg
฿ 1,764
× 2 = ฿ 3,528
  available
#FD3025
11:40
Don Mueang Airport
12:55
Phuket Airport
1h 25m
Instant
฿ 1,807
× 2 = ฿ 3,614
  available
#FD3005
13:25
Don Mueang Airport
14:45
Phuket Airport
1h 25m
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฿ 1,807
× 2 = ฿ 3,614
  available
#SL756
13:45
Don Mueang Airport
15:10
Phuket Airport
1h 35m
Instant 15kg
฿ 1,627
× 2 = ฿ 3,254
  available
#FD3007
14:45
Don Mueang Airport
16:00
Phuket Airport
1h 25m
Instant
฿ 1,466
× 2 = ฿ 2,932
  available
#DD7514
15:05
Don Mueang Airport
16:25
Phuket Airport
1h 30m
Instant 15kg
฿ 1,764
× 2 = ฿ 3,528
  available
#FD3017
15:20
Don Mueang Airport
16:45
Phuket Airport
1h 25m
Instant
฿ 1,466
× 2 = ฿ 2,932
  available
#FD3031
15:55
Don Mueang Airport
17:15
Phuket Airport
1h 25m
Instant
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× 2 = ฿ 2,932
  available
#FD3021
16:30
Don Mueang Airport
17:55
Phuket Airport
1h 25m
Instant
฿ 1,466
× 2 = ฿ 2,932
  available
#DD7520
16:50
Don Mueang Airport
18:15
Phuket Airport
1h 30m
Instant 15kg
฿ 1,764
× 2 = ฿ 3,528
  available
#SL762
17:45
Don Mueang Airport
19:10
Phuket Airport
1h 35m
Instant 15kg
฿ 1,437
× 2 = ฿ 2,874
  available
#FD3027
17:50
Don Mueang Airport
19:15
Phuket Airport
1h 25m
Instant
฿ 1,466
× 2 = ฿ 2,932
  available
#FD3009
19:00
Don Mueang Airport
20:25
Phuket Airport
1h 25m
Instant
฿ 1,466
× 2 = ฿ 2,932
  available
#FD3011
19:35
Don Mueang Airport
20:55
Phuket Airport
1h 25m
Instant
฿ 1,466
× 2 = ฿ 2,932
  available
#FD3033
20:15
Don Mueang Airport
21:35
Phuket Airport
1h 25m
Instant
฿ 1,466
× 2 = ฿ 2,932
  available
#FD3013
20:35
Don Mueang Airport
21:55
Phuket Airport
1h 25m
Instant
฿ 1,466
× 2 = ฿ 2,932
  available
#FD3015
21:20
Don Mueang Airport
22:40
Phuket Airport
1h 25m
Instant
฿ 1,466
× 2 = ฿ 2,932
  available
#FD3023
21:40
Don Mueang Airport
23:00
Phuket Airport
1h 25m
Instant
฿ 1,466
× 2 = ฿ 2,932
  available
#SL766
22:15
Don Mueang Airport
23:25
Phuket Airport
1h 35m
Instant 15kg
฿ 1,627
× 2 = ฿ 3,254
  available

From Suvarnabhumi Airport to Phuket by flight

#PG289
06:25
Suvarnabhumi Airport
07:50
Phuket Airport
1h 25m
Instant
฿ 2,004
× 2 = ฿ 4,008
  available
#TG201
07:40
Suvarnabhumi Airport
09:05
Phuket Airport
1h 20m
Instant
฿ 3,607
× 2 = ฿ 7,214
  available
#PG271
08:05
Suvarnabhumi Airport
09:30
Phuket Airport
1h 25m
Instant
฿ 2,204
× 2 = ฿ 4,408
  available
#TG203
08:30
Suvarnabhumi Airport
09:55
Phuket Airport
1h 20m
Instant
฿ 3,607
× 2 = ฿ 7,214
  available
#PG283
08:50
Suvarnabhumi Airport
10:15
Phuket Airport
1h 25m
Instant
฿ 2,204
× 2 = ฿ 4,408
  available
#WE279
09:20
Suvarnabhumi Airport
10:45
Phuket Airport
1h 25m
Instant 20kg
฿ 2,333
× 2 = ฿ 4,666
  available
#PG924
09:45
Suvarnabhumi Airport
11:00
Phuket Airport
1h 25m
Instant
฿ 2,204
× 2 = ฿ 4,408
  available
#PG275
10:00
Suvarnabhumi Airport
11:25
Phuket Airport
1h 25m
Instant
฿ 2,645
× 2 = ฿ 5,290
  available
#WE273
10:30
Suvarnabhumi Airport
11:55
Phuket Airport
1h 25m
Instant 20kg
฿ 2,111
× 2 = ฿ 4,222
  available
#TG205
10:50
Suvarnabhumi Airport
12:10
Phuket Airport
1h 20m
Instant
฿ 2,324
× 2 = ฿ 4,648
  available
#PG273
13:55
Suvarnabhumi Airport
15:20
Phuket Airport
1h 25m
Instant
฿ 2,204
× 2 = ฿ 4,408
  available
#TG215
14:05
Suvarnabhumi Airport
15:25
Phuket Airport
1h 20m
Instant
฿ 2,124
× 2 = ฿ 4,248
  available
#WE275
15:15
Suvarnabhumi Airport
16:40
Phuket Airport
1h 25m
Instant 20kg
฿ 2,000
× 2 = ฿ 4,000
  available
#TG217
16:45
Suvarnabhumi Airport
18:05
Phuket Airport
1h 20m
Instant
฿ 2,324
× 2 = ฿ 4,648
  available
#PG277
16:55
Suvarnabhumi Airport
18:20
Phuket Airport
1h 25m
Instant
฿ 2,204
× 2 = ฿ 4,408
  available
#TG221
18:15
Suvarnabhumi Airport
19:35
Phuket Airport
1h 20m
Instant
฿ 2,124
× 2 = ฿ 4,248
  available
#PG220
19:00
Suvarnabhumi Airport
20:20
Phuket Airport
1h 25m
Instant
฿ 2,204
× 2 = ฿ 4,408
  available
#WE277
19:10
Suvarnabhumi Airport
20:30
Phuket Airport
1h 25m
Instant 20kg
฿ 1,778
× 2 = ฿ 3,556
  available
#TG684
19:20
Suvarnabhumi Airport
20:40
Phuket Airport
1h 20m
Instant
฿ 2,124
× 2 = ฿ 4,248
  available
#PG279
19:45
Suvarnabhumi Airport
21:10
Phuket Airport
1h 25m
Instant
฿ 2,204
× 2 = ฿ 4,408
  available
#WE239
20:35
Suvarnabhumi Airport
22:05
Phuket Airport
1h 25m
Instant 20kg
฿ 2,000
× 2 = ฿ 4,000
  available
#TG225
22:40
Suvarnabhumi Airport
23:59
Phuket Airport
1h 20m
Instant
฿ 2,124
× 2 = ฿ 4,248
  available

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
TAKE 3 package
฿ 2,800
1h 40m
Tiger Kingdom Phuket
TAKE 3 package
World B: Zip Line 16 Plat + Sky Walk
฿ 2,300
2h 30m
Hanuman World
World B: Zip Line 16 Plat + Sky Walk
TAKE 2 package
฿ 1,600
25m
Tiger Kingdom Phuket
TAKE 2 package
World C: Zip Line 7 Plat + Sky Walk
฿ 1,990
45m
Hanuman World
World C: Zip Line 7 Plat + Sky Walk
Roller Zip Line: 1 Round
฿ 1,500
5m
Hanuman World
Roller Zip Line: 1 Round
Visit infant tiger
฿ 1,300
15m
Tiger Kingdom Phuket
Visit infant tiger
Visit child tiger
฿ 900
15m
Tiger Kingdom Phuket
Visit child tiger
Visit young tiger
฿ 900
15m
Tiger Kingdom Phuket
Visit young tiger
Visit adult tiger
฿ 1,000
15m
Tiger Kingdom Phuket
Visit adult tiger
Worldwild Market
฿ 500
3h
Phuket Trickeye Museum
Worldwild Market
Sky walk and Absiel
฿ 690
30m
Hanuman World
Sky walk and Absiel

Passenger reviews out of total 38,007 passengers traveled with us on this route

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★★☆☆☆ Jun 23, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Jun 22, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Jun 22, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Jun 22, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Easy to navigate to platform, simple to board. Cosy cabin. Good menu. Fresh sheets and blanket. Good air con. Left late but there was torrential rain and it made up the majority of the time overnight ! Only waited for half an hour for onward connection. All in all quite pleasant.
★★★★★ Jun 21, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Great experience, car attendant very caring, train on time, toilets clean with toilet papers, food was good, eating arrangement was nice, best part was the bed being prepared by the attendant! Thank you.. One tip - the lower is very wide and great for a good night's sleep.
★★★★☆ Jun 21, 2017 (train #83 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Jun 20, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Jun 18, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Train on time. Clean beds, but the curtains - which you will touch occasionally as you sleep - were pretty dirty. Other than that for the price there is no better alternative.
★★★☆☆ Jun 15, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
12 go Asia were fab, they had a tickets ready when we got there and it was a quick and smooth process! However, the train ride wasn't the best as the aircon had stopped working and the cabin was incredibly hot!
★★★★★ Jun 14, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai AirAsia)
★★★★☆ Jun 13, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
It was cold in the morning, air conditioner was too powerful for such a car. Everything else was really great, conductors do their work perfectly
★★★★★ Jun 13, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Jun 12, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Smooth as usual. 12goasia is wonderful when it comes to local travel in thailand.
★★★★☆ Jun 12, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Jun 11, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Jun 10, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Jun 9, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Needed to know that I would be told when my station was being arrived at. Didn't sleep that well, due to past experience in 2013 of the time being incorrect for arrival. Otherwise, good, easy.
★★★★☆ Jun 9, 2017 (bus Express, Phuket Travel)
★★★★★ Jun 7, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
An adventure! Everything was spotless
★★★★☆ Jun 6, 2017 (bus Express, Phuket Travel) :
Really good although the wifi didn't work
★★★★☆ Jun 6, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Good train clean and on time helpful staff
★★★★☆ Jun 4, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Hua Lamphong is very Thai kind of place. Lots of worn looking people of no great wealth sitting watching the Muay Thai on the giant telly and looking like they may be in for a long wait; monks in saffron robes and the odd nun with shaven head and white robes. Western back packers eschew the comfortable seating to camp in the central space. The express 85 sleeping car was quite an adventure. Good food available. The bus/ ferry component was smooth and easy thanks to excellent staff.
★★★★★ May 31, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
The train had nice and clean beds. Good service and friendly staff. Serves dinner, breakfast and coffee too. Clean bathroom, even in the morning. Easy to pick up tickets just next to Hua Lamphong station, hassle free service.
★★★★☆ May 27, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Does exactly what it says. For others reference youre not allowed any alcohol on the train the security onboard take it even if you're not drinking it, we had bought some for the next hotel.
★★★★★ May 24, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
The train was clean, comfortable and exactly on time. Staff is nice. They provide bed linen and you can use restaurant service.
★★★★★ May 17, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Alles lief sehr gut ab. Die Abholung im Office von 12Go Asia lief reibungslos ab und sie haben mir sogar mit einem Problem mit meiner Thai-Simkarte geholfen. Sehr hilfsbereit. Wir würden immer wieder über 12go Asia buchen. Der Zug war etwas älter, dennoch war es super darin zu schlafen. Temperatur war genau richtig.
★★☆☆☆ May 16, 2017 (bus Express, Bus Express) :
Bus was late this morning and the ride has taken longer than expected. Currently 21:16 and were not there yet. Pretty ok bus, no foul smelling toilet (not sure there is one, but i think so) a little dirty but so soo cold. Its like sitting in a freezer, and the blankets dont helt much! Decent way to travel from Bangkok to Phuket if youre on a budget, but bring lots of clothes as the bus gets terribly cold after sundown! Staff spoke simple english frases which was good. Need more than one foodstop on a 15-16 hour busride, were starving! Bring lots of snacks. And clothes, and extra blankets ;)
★★★★☆ May 13, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai AirAsia)
★★★☆☆ May 12, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
-/- food, temperature during the night
★★★★★ May 11, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai AirAsia)
★★★★☆ May 10, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ May 10, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
2nd class sleeper with ac, really comfortable and plenty of room even on the top bunk
★★★★★ May 10, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Train was reasonably clean, and staff were polite and kind. We arrived on time despite stopping often.
★★★★☆ May 8, 2017 (train #43 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
Very easy and fast service.
★★★★★ May 8, 2017 (train #83 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ May 7, 2017 (bus Express, Bus Express)
★★★★★ May 7, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
Very nice experience. Thank you for your service.
★★★★☆ May 7, 2017 (train #83 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Ticket collection from 12go Asia was seamless. Great service. The #83 train was pretty old as it was built in 1996. Almost 20 years ago! Hence it was evident that it was pretty run down and dirty, at least for my seat which was just to the toilet. Small cockroaches can be seen crawling everywhere most of the time. Even saw one on my bed when I woke up in the morning but you will just have to deal with it. Food on the restaurant train was decent but be careful of flying insects landing directly inside your meals. It was generally cold and comfy throughout the journey. The crew also made sure to wake you up about 10 minutes before your arrival. Overall a great experience but would not try again haha, at least with the older trains.
★★★★★ May 1, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Apr 29, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai Lion Air) :
Depart and arrival on time. Friendly staff and better cabin as AirAisa. Would choose them in future. But there is also no seat selection available even if you try it yourself over their own Website.
★★★★★ Apr 28, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Apr 25, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Everything fine!
★★★★★ Apr 25, 2017 (bus VIP, Phuket Central)
★★★★☆ Apr 23, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Old train. Otherwise spot on
★★★★☆ Apr 22, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Hard to book correctly because you don t know since the last day if your ticket is available or not,have to pay an extra(directly at the officer near the train station),but the road in train is fantastic!
★★★★☆ Apr 21, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai Lion Air)
★★★★★ Apr 21, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Apr 20, 2017 (bus Express, Phuket Travel)
★★★★★ Apr 19, 2017 (bus Express, Phuket Travel) :
Great journey!
★★★★★ Apr 19, 2017 (bus Express, Phuket Travel) :
very nice journey excellent!!
★★☆☆☆ Apr 17, 2017 (bus VIP, Phuket Central) :
Old and dusty bus. The steward is so talkative and noisy. No usb charger
★★★★☆ Apr 16, 2017 (bus VIP24, Phuket Travel)
★★★★★ Apr 16, 2017 (bus VIP24, Phuket Travel) :
It's convenient and comfortable ride..The bus air-conditioning is cold so bring your jacket/sweater with you..The bus driver drove within speed limit and I'm a Muslim they even cater halal food when we reached at pitstop as included in the fare..totally recommended to everyone
★★★★★ Apr 15, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Apr 14, 2017 (bus Express, Phuket Travel) :
On time
★★★☆☆ Apr 14, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Mixup with train car numbers. We had to move to another car. Then we had to move back. Was not organized.
★★☆☆☆ Apr 13, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
For train- service is very good..just bathroom not ok..for bus verrrry bad service. No bus..wating in street in hot weather then ask us yo take van to office ..then still waiting with no bus...verrrry bad bus service
★★★★★ Apr 12, 2017 (bus Express, Phuket Travel)
★★★★★ Apr 10, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Good service, all clean andneat
★★★☆☆ Apr 10, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
12go service was excellent, fast and very helpful. The staff on the train were kind. My complaints would be the air conditioning is set to freeze your balls off. I hadn't packed any long sleeve clothes and I was shivering also. Without a phone I wouldn't be able to know where I was during the trip. I wish theré was a way to know where we are and when exactly we arrive. Other than that great trip. Pack some warmer clothes
★★★★☆ Apr 9, 2017 (bus VIP24, Phuket Travel) :
Nice Bus, comfortable seat, shawl also given, No one knows English, Less leg space in first row of upper deck
★★★★★ Apr 9, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
The staff at 12Go Asia are top notch. Very helpful and friendly. When I didn't reply to an email within 3 hours, they sent a sms to alert me that they needed an input from me asap. Their reply time was quick and the picking up of tickets was a breeze. The trip itself was lovely, cheap meals and cozy bed. I am very happy and would recommend their services!
★★★★☆ Apr 9, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Apr 8, 2017 (train #43 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
easy peasy all the way
★★★★☆ Apr 8, 2017 (bus Express, Phuket Travel)
★★★★★ Apr 7, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Apr 7, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Apr 5, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Staff was helpful and friendly. Train ride was noisy. Too many people knocking on our door.
★★★★☆ Apr 5, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Nice, in time, cleaness good, travelled in 2nd class, Little Bit Loud of cause, take water with you
★★★★☆ Apr 5, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Great way to travel south, nice clean bed, good food but a bit pricey, however dinner with starter, fruit and cake, breakfast sandwich with coffee and cake and juice all served to your seat for £10 isn't too bad really.
★★★★☆ Apr 4, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Apr 4, 2017 (train #83 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Everything went to plan. Staff were helpful and efficient. Would use 12go again.
★★★★☆ Apr 3, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
My favourite bit was the train! We travelled in 2nd class which was more than adequate and just so much fun! Thanks
★★★★☆ Apr 3, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Good value, beats the bus, see more than using the plane.
★★★★★ Apr 3, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Super smooth journey, train departed and arrived exactly on time, food served on board was cheap and good.
★★★☆☆ Apr 3, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Apr 1, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Mar 30, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
No major issues , it would be good if they could dim the lights when everyone is in their bunks. Staff were a bit bossy at about 5.10am that they needed to start stripping the beds, we still had two hours until arrival. But for the price I would travel again. 12go were great to deal with.
★★★★★ Mar 29, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Fun experience. Will definitely do again. Service was great, and sleeper was super comfortable
★★★☆☆ Mar 29, 2017 (bus Express, Bus Express) :
Not bad for the price. This is my advise to other traveller who will take this service. Go for VIP bus as it goes around with price anywhere in the world but, in Asia is much cheaper.
★★★★☆ Mar 28, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Mar 26, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Very good staff. Bathroom disgusting on our class II ac overnight route from BKK to ST but functioned. Maybe my expectations were a bit high there I don't know? Efficient ride, nice staff, and pleasantly surprised by ease of transition to buying tickets for a van ride to Khao Son NP after got off train at Surat Thani. Thanks for that streamlined service and good coffee! (Had expected to have to arrange an expensive taxi elsewhere to arrange ride to Khao Sok. Convenient).
★★★★★ Mar 25, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
Thanks 12go Asia, everything was organized so smooth!
★★★★☆ Mar 25, 2017 (bus Express, Phuket Central) :
Great services but it is a bit difficult to find the ticket booths for foreigners like us.
★★★★☆ Mar 25, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Mar 24, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Mar 23, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Mar 22, 2017 (bus Express, Phuket Travel) :
No complaints. All went very smoothly :-)
★★★★☆ Mar 22, 2017 (bus VIP24, Phuket Travel) :
Great. Smooth and safe ride. New clean vehicle. Courteous professional and on time. Comfortable large seats on the VIP. Bring something to stay warm. Advertised WIFI on Board not available.
★★★★★ Mar 20, 2017 (bus Express, Phuket Travel)
★★★★★ Mar 18, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Mar 17, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Das obere Bett ist sehr schmal... wer ruhig schläft, ist im Vorteil ;)
★★★★★ Mar 17, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Just what I expected. Finding the offices was very easy per their instructions. The train itself was clean enough and had AC. Booking with them was great.
★★★★★ Mar 16, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
As always, nice and easy:)
★★★★★ Mar 15, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Mar 14, 2017 (bus Express, Phuket Travel)
★★★★★ Mar 14, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Brilliant service! Very efficient, helpful and polite.
★★★★★ Mar 14, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Mar 13, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Mar 13, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Train okay but old. Staff give drinks and fruit...and then collect money qithout saying you had to pay.

News @ Phuket

23 June 2017

Figures released by Thailand’s National Parks Department show a surge in income from entry fees at parks under its jurisdiction. Between October last year and the end of May, the parks collected a total of almost THB1.68 billion from visitors.

15 June 2017

Tourists on Pattaya Beach Road were confronted by the rather unusual sight of emerald green sea on Tuesday. Marine experts say the transformation from the water’s usual blue colour was caused by a wave of plankton.

09 June 2017

The Phuket Lifeguard Service has issued a warning saying several Portuguese men of war have been spotted in the sea this week. The club’s president says several of the stinging jellyfish-like species have washed onto the island’s beaches since the start of the monsoon season.