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 Sep 30, 2017

71 trips (THB 643 — 16,500)

From Hua Lamphong to Phuket by train+bus joint ticket

19:30
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
07:10
Suratthani
11h 40m
Instant Refund
Only 6 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
 
Total
16h 15m
฿ 1,839
× 2 = ฿ 3,678
19:30
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
07:10
Suratthani
11h 40m
Instant Refund
 
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
 
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
 
15:30
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
04:40
Phuket Bus Terminal (2)
13h 10m
Instant
฿ 660
× 2 = ฿ 1,320
 
16:30
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
05:40
Phuket Bus Terminal (2)
13h 10m
Instant
฿ 643
× 2 = ฿ 1,286
 
17:00
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
07:15
Phuket Bus Terminal (2)
14h 15m
Instant
฿ 643
× 2 = ฿ 1,286
 
17:30
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
06:40
Phuket Bus Terminal (2)
13h 10m
Instant
฿ 660
× 2 = ฿ 1,320
 
17:30
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
07:20
Phuket Bus Terminal (2)
13h 50m
Instant
฿ 998
× 2 = ฿ 1,996
 
17:40
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
07:30
Phuket Bus Terminal (2)
13h 50m
Instant
฿ 998
× 2 = ฿ 1,996
 
18:30
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
07:40
Phuket Bus Terminal (2)
13h 10m
Instant
฿ 660
× 2 = ฿ 1,320
 
18:30
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
08:45
Phuket Bus Terminal (2)
14h 15m
Instant
฿ 750
× 2 = ฿ 1,500
 
19:30
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
08:40
Phuket Bus Terminal (2)
13h 10m
Instant
฿ 643
× 2 = ฿ 1,286
 
19:30
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
09:20
Phuket Bus Terminal (2)
13h 50m
Instant
฿ 998
× 2 = ฿ 1,996
 
19:50
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
10:05
Phuket Bus Terminal (2)
14h 15m
Instant
฿ 998
× 2 = ฿ 1,996
 
20:30
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
10:20
Phuket Bus Terminal (2)
13h 50m
Instant
฿ 998
× 2 = ฿ 1,996
 

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
 

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
Any
Bangkok any hotel
Time
Phuket Town
12h
Instant Refund
฿ 16,500
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Bangkok any hotel
Time
Phuket Town
12h
Instant Refund
฿ 14,000
  vehicle, all incl

From Don Mueang Airport to Phuket by flight

#SL752
03:05
Don Mueang Airport
04:30
Phuket Airport
1h 25m
Instant 15kg
฿ 1,124
× 2 = ฿ 2,248
 
#FD3041
03:35
Don Mueang Airport
05:00
Phuket Airport
1h 25m
Instant
฿ 2,602
× 2 = ฿ 5,204
 
#DD7500
05:40
Don Mueang Airport
07:00
Phuket Airport
1h 20m
Instant 15kg
฿ 2,165
× 2 = ฿ 4,330
 
#SL768
05:40
Don Mueang Airport
07:05
Phuket Airport
1h 25m
Instant 15kg
฿ 1,247
× 2 = ฿ 2,494
 
#FD810
05:50
Don Mueang Airport
07:15
Phuket Airport
1h 25m
Instant
฿ 2,602
× 2 = ฿ 5,204
 
#DD7510
06:10
Don Mueang Airport
07:35
Phuket Airport
1h 25m
Instant 15kg
฿ 1,621
× 2 = ฿ 3,242
 
#SL750
06:35
Don Mueang Airport
08:00
Phuket Airport
1h 25m
Instant 15kg
฿ 1,470
× 2 = ฿ 2,940
 
#FD3001
06:55
Don Mueang Airport
08:10
Phuket Airport
1h 15m
Instant
฿ 1,489
× 2 = ฿ 2,978
 
#FD3029
07:35
Don Mueang Airport
08:50
Phuket Airport
1h 15m
Instant
฿ 1,489
× 2 = ฿ 2,978
 
#FD3037
07:55
Don Mueang Airport
09:20
Phuket Airport
1h 25m
Instant
฿ 1,489
× 2 = ฿ 2,978
 
#FD3038
08:30
Don Mueang Airport
10:05
Phuket Airport
1h 35m
Instant
฿ 1,489
× 2 = ฿ 2,978
 
#DD7502
09:30
Don Mueang Airport
10:50
Phuket Airport
1h 20m
Instant 15kg
฿ 1,765
× 2 = ฿ 3,530
 
#FD3091
09:55
Don Mueang Airport
11:15
Phuket Airport
1h 20m
Instant
฿ 1,830
× 2 = ฿ 3,660
 
#DD7512
10:15
Don Mueang Airport
11:45
Phuket Airport
1h 30m
Instant 15kg
฿ 1,966
× 2 = ฿ 3,932
 
#DD7504
11:25
Don Mueang Airport
12:45
Phuket Airport
1h 20m
Instant 15kg
฿ 1,966
× 2 = ฿ 3,932
 
#FD3025
11:40
Don Mueang Airport
12:55
Phuket Airport
1h 15m
Instant
฿ 2,170
× 2 = ฿ 4,340
 
#SL754
12:00
Don Mueang Airport
13:55
Phuket Airport
1h 55m
Instant 15kg
฿ 1,660
× 2 = ฿ 3,320
 
#FD3005
13:25
Don Mueang Airport
14:45
Phuket Airport
1h 20m
Instant
฿ 1,830
× 2 = ฿ 3,660
 
#DD7506
13:35
Don Mueang Airport
15:00
Phuket Airport
1h 25m
Instant 15kg
฿ 1,100
× 2 = ฿ 2,200
 
#SL756
13:45
Don Mueang Airport
15:10
Phuket Airport
1h 25m
Instant 15kg
฿ 2,040
× 2 = ฿ 4,080
 
#FD3007
14:45
Don Mueang Airport
16:00
Phuket Airport
1h 15m
Instant
฿ 1,489
× 2 = ฿ 2,978
 
#DD7514
15:05
Don Mueang Airport
16:25
Phuket Airport
1h 20m
Instant 15kg
฿ 1,765
× 2 = ฿ 3,530
 
#FD3017
15:20
Don Mueang Airport
16:45
Phuket Airport
1h 25m
Instant
฿ 1,489
× 2 = ฿ 2,978
 
#FD3031
15:55
Don Mueang Airport
17:15
Phuket Airport
1h 20m
Instant
฿ 1,489
× 2 = ฿ 2,978
 
#SL760
16:20
Don Mueang Airport
17:45
Phuket Airport
1h 25m
Instant 15kg
฿ 875
× 2 = ฿ 1,750
 
#FD3021
16:30
Don Mueang Airport
17:55
Phuket Airport
1h 25m
Instant
฿ 1,489
× 2 = ฿ 2,978
 
#DD7520
16:50
Don Mueang Airport
18:15
Phuket Airport
1h 25m
Instant 15kg
฿ 1,765
× 2 = ฿ 3,530
 
#SL762
17:45
Don Mueang Airport
19:10
Phuket Airport
1h 25m
Instant 15kg
฿ 1,850
× 2 = ฿ 3,700
 
#FD3027
17:50
Don Mueang Airport
19:15
Phuket Airport
1h 25m
Instant
฿ 1,489
× 2 = ฿ 2,978
 
#FD3009
19:00
Don Mueang Airport
20:25
Phuket Airport
1h 25m
Instant
฿ 1,489
× 2 = ฿ 2,978
 
#FD3011
19:35
Don Mueang Airport
20:55
Phuket Airport
1h 20m
Instant
฿ 1,830
× 2 = ฿ 3,660
 
#FD3033
20:15
Don Mueang Airport
21:35
Phuket Airport
1h 20m
Instant
฿ 2,170
× 2 = ฿ 4,340
 
#FD3013
20:35
Don Mueang Airport
21:55
Phuket Airport
1h 20m
Instant
฿ 1,830
× 2 = ฿ 3,660
 
#DD7524
20:35
Don Mueang Airport
22:00
Phuket Airport
1h 25m
Instant 15kg
฿ 2,165
× 2 = ฿ 4,330
 
#FD3015
21:20
Don Mueang Airport
22:40
Phuket Airport
1h 20m
Instant
฿ 2,739
× 2 = ฿ 5,478
 
#FD3023
21:40
Don Mueang Airport
23:00
Phuket Airport
1h 20m
Instant
฿ 2,398
× 2 = ฿ 4,796
 
#SL766
22:15
Don Mueang Airport
23:25
Phuket Airport
1h 10m
Instant 15kg
฿ 1,124
× 2 = ฿ 2,248
 

From Suvarnabhumi Airport to Phuket by flight

#PG289
06:25
Suvarnabhumi Airport
07:50
Phuket Airport
1h 25m
Instant
฿ 2,437
× 2 = ฿ 4,874
 
#TG201
07:40
Suvarnabhumi Airport
09:05
Phuket Airport
1h 25m
Instant
฿ 3,624
× 2 = ฿ 7,248
 
#PG271
08:05
Suvarnabhumi Airport
09:30
Phuket Airport
1h 25m
Instant
฿ 2,770
× 2 = ฿ 5,540
 
#TG203
08:30
Suvarnabhumi Airport
09:55
Phuket Airport
1h 25m
Instant
฿ 3,624
× 2 = ฿ 7,248
 
#PG283
08:50
Suvarnabhumi Airport
10:15
Phuket Airport
1h 25m
Instant
฿ 2,770
× 2 = ฿ 5,540
 
#PG275
10:00
Suvarnabhumi Airport
11:25
Phuket Airport
1h 25m
Instant
฿ 4,353
× 2 = ฿ 8,706
 
#TG207
12:25
Suvarnabhumi Airport
13:45
Phuket Airport
1h 20m
Instant
฿ 2,770
× 2 = ฿ 5,540
 
#PG273
13:55
Suvarnabhumi Airport
15:20
Phuket Airport
1h 25m
Instant
฿ 2,603
× 2 = ฿ 5,206
 
#TG215
14:05
Suvarnabhumi Airport
15:25
Phuket Airport
1h 20m
Instant
฿ 3,624
× 2 = ฿ 7,248
 
#TG217
16:45
Suvarnabhumi Airport
18:05
Phuket Airport
1h 20m
Instant
฿ 2,562
× 2 = ฿ 5,124
 
#PG277
16:55
Suvarnabhumi Airport
18:20
Phuket Airport
1h 25m
Instant
฿ 2,437
× 2 = ฿ 4,874
 
#TG221
18:15
Suvarnabhumi Airport
19:35
Phuket Airport
1h 20m
Instant
฿ 2,353
× 2 = ฿ 4,706
 
#PG279
19:45
Suvarnabhumi Airport
21:10
Phuket Airport
1h 25m
Instant
฿ 2,770
× 2 = ฿ 5,540
 
#TG225
22:40
Suvarnabhumi Airport
23:59
Phuket Airport
1h 19m
Instant
฿ 3,624
× 2 = ฿ 7,248
 

Adventures @ Phuket


Journey A/ Full Adventure with meal
฿ 3,490
2h 30m
Flying Hanuman
Journey A/ Full Adventure with meal
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฿ 3,250
2h
Flying Hanuman
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World A: Zip Line 30 Plat + Sky walk with meal
฿ 3,190
3h 30m
Hanuman World
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3 In 1 : Zip Line 16 Plat + Sky Walk + Roller
฿ 3,190
3h
Hanuman World
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Journey C/ Discovery Journey
฿ 2,300
1h
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Passenger reviews out of total 42,947 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 ^_^

★★★★★ Sep 25, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Sep 23, 2017 (bus Express, Phuket Travel) :
Provided a snack, water, and juice. Seats reclined really far with a lot of leg room.
★★★★☆ Sep 22, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Smooth crossing. Straight forward journey, no problems.
★★★☆☆ Sep 21, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
The experience made this a great adventure. The 1st class sleepers definitely need a refurb - the bathroom facilities leave a lot to be desired. We found them to be dirty and smellie and the teenagers preferred to hold on rather than use them! The food on board was tasty but expensive. You could bring your own but you could also buy from the industrious locals who board the train at various stations within Bangkok to sell you food. Whilst the food was tasty I wouldn't recommend the restaurant car - it was a long way from first class. Please can you give the carriages a good clean and paint and do some maintenance. The bed linen was great, fresh and clean and a lovely cotton blanket although we were cold as the aircon cannot be changed and it was cold.
★★★★☆ Sep 21, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Sep 18, 2017 (bus Express, Bus Express)
★★★☆☆ Sep 15, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
If your expecting, English first class, lower your expectations now! Take your own food and drink on, check out your window before you unlock your door, sometimes locals jump on the train and try and sell you their food or drink!! Ear plugs would be useful, the space is small but after the beds were made up and we settled in for the night, you get to watch the world go by, I loved it, my husband was not so convinced!! It was an experience and adventure.
★★★★★ Sep 15, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Well organised!
★★★★★ Sep 13, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Very clean. We read that the airconditioning was set to cold, but if you close the curtans it warms up in no time.
★★★★☆ Sep 12, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Really good fun with our twin boys (6). The organisation and help from 12Go made it very easy. We travelled second class. Not luxurious but about what we expected and the food was OK too. There was a 2hr delay ( but these things happen) but we were still able to catch the next ferry to Koh Phangan so even this did not cause too much of a problem.
★★★★☆ Sep 11, 2017 (train #43 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
We didn't know they served coffee and lunch.
★★★★☆ Sep 10, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Sep 9, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai Lion Air)
★★★★★ Sep 8, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Really comfortable beds :)
★★★★★ Sep 7, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
simple, comfortable, on time. definitely take the lower berth on the fan train.
★★★☆☆ Sep 7, 2017 (bus VIP24, Phuket Travel) :
is good
★★★★★ Sep 7, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Sep 2, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
We took the 2nd class train (with AC) and it was very nice! We both slept at the bottom bunks. (Much more comfortable and a little wider than the top bunk.) There was a lady and a man who were selling snacks and morning hot chocolate in the morning. I think it got much cleaner than before, as there weren't any cockroaches or anything like that (which I often saw 5-10 years ago). Overall, it was a very pleasant ride!
★★☆☆☆ Sep 2, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Seats and beds were comfy, food was horrible and over priced. Before we left some dodgy guy came into the cabin trying to force us into paying for over priced beer which he had "smuggled" on
★★★☆☆ Sep 1, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Aug 31, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Aug 31, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai Lion Air)
★★★★★ Aug 31, 2017 (bus Express, Phuket Travel) :
Very comfortable trip, much better than expected! Well organised and the bus was easy to find at the Bus Terminal. We received a blanket, water and cake before we left. The bus was very quiet and safe. I was really happy having a lot of leg space (as i'm 1.86 m tall). Sleeping in a seated position is always difficult for me, so wasn't due to the bus company. There was a bus stop at night at a restaurant where we got some really nice thai food, free for all passengers. Price/quality is excellent. Especially when I compare it with my bus experiences in Cambodia and Vietnam. Our trip took 13h, which looks long, but actually was very ok to do. Recommended when you travel from Bangkok to Phuket!
★★★★★ Aug 30, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Qick reply with confirmation within 24hours after reserved the ticket. Easy pick up Staffs is waiting at each spot.
★★★★☆ Aug 27, 2017 (train #83 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Great service from start to end, 12goasia replied to all my queries very quickly - confirmation, payment and picking up the tickets was easy and the office building is perfectly located across the street from the station. We chose a first class cabin for two, it was clean and comfortable, and we slept surprisingly well on the overnight journey. Also we can highly recommend the on board set menu for 190 Baht for a 5 course meal of authentic thai food! They woke us up 15 minutes before our stop so no worries about missing it. Only downside was the traditional hole in the ground toilet, fine at the start of the journey but since it is shared between 20 or so people and not cleaned during the 11 hour journey, I'd say it's best to wait til you get to your destination...
★★★★★ Aug 25, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai Lion Air) :
Very good!
★★★★☆ Aug 24, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Aug 23, 2017 (bus VIP24, Phuket Central) :
I had high expectations as I booked a VIP night bus in vietnam which was amazing. This..wasnt what I would call VIP. The seats don't recline fully and where you put your legs is very awkward, it seems like the foot rest should come up so you can lay your legs flat but no. I had an ant crawling all over me which made me itch the whole way wondering if there was more. Stopped loads to pick up locals, however the journey took 3 hours less than it should've. Which is great for everyone else but I had booked this bus specifically to tie in with my hostel check in so I had my bags with me for 3 hours aimlessly wandering. You would've thought they would know how the journey would go if they do this every day? I wouldn't bother paying extra for this "VIP" bus.
★★★★★ Aug 23, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
All was organized well, it was easy to pick up my ticket and the staff was very friendly.
★★★★★ Aug 23, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
A lovely way to travel, great service, decent food and arrived on time! (despite over 1 hour late departure)
★★★★☆ Aug 22, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Aug 22, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
As good as can be expected. Dirty train. Smelly toilet. But the beds are fine. It get you where you want to be.
★★★★★ Aug 22, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Very nice trip. i Recommend
★★★★☆ 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.

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