Bangkok to Phuket @ train, bus, flight Apr 3, 2017

73 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
 
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
Only 4 seats left!
This connection is managed by the operating company. You will be transfered between the trips.
07:45
Suratthani Train Station
11:45
Phuket Bus Terminal (2)
4h
Instant Refund
10 seats available
Total
16h 15m
฿ 1,308
× 2 = ฿ 2,616

From Southern Terminal to Phuket by bus

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

#SL752
02:15
Don Mueang Airport
03:50
Phuket Airport
1h 35m
Instant 15kg
฿ 1,075
× 2 = ฿ 2,150
  available
#DD7500
05:40
Don Mueang Airport
07:10
Phuket Airport
1h 30m
Instant 15kg
฿ 2,126
× 2 = ฿ 4,252
  available
#SL756
05:45
Don Mueang Airport
07:20
Phuket Airport
1h 35m
Instant 15kg
฿ 1,075
× 2 = ฿ 2,150
  available
#DD7510
06:10
Don Mueang Airport
07:40
Phuket Airport
1h 30m
Instant 15kg
฿ 1,091
× 2 = ฿ 2,182
  available
#SL750
06:35
Don Mueang Airport
08:10
Phuket Airport
1h 35m
Instant 15kg
฿ 2,031
× 2 = ฿ 4,062
  available
#FD3001
06:50
Don Mueang Airport
08:15
Phuket Airport
1h 25m
Instant
฿ 2,356
× 2 = ฿ 4,712
  available
#FD3037
07:55
Don Mueang Airport
09:20
Phuket Airport
1h 25m
Instant
฿ 2,618
× 2 = ฿ 5,236
  available
#DD7502
09:30
Don Mueang Airport
11:00
Phuket Airport
1h 30m
Instant 15kg
฿ 2,327
× 2 = ฿ 4,654
  available
#FD3029
09:45
Don Mueang Airport
11:10
Phuket Airport
1h 25m
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฿ 2,106
× 2 = ฿ 4,212
  available
#FD3091
09:55
Don Mueang Airport
11:20
Phuket Airport
1h 25m
Instant
฿ 3,777
× 2 = ฿ 7,554
  available
#DD7512
10:15
Don Mueang Airport
11:45
Phuket Airport
1h 30m
Instant 15kg
฿ 2,327
× 2 = ฿ 4,654
  available
#FD3003
10:55
Don Mueang Airport
12:20
Phuket Airport
1h 25m
Instant
฿ 1,527
× 2 = ฿ 3,054
  available
#DD7504
11:25
Don Mueang Airport
12:55
Phuket Airport
1h 30m
Instant 15kg
฿ 2,327
× 2 = ฿ 4,654
  available
#FD3025
11:40
Don Mueang Airport
13:05
Phuket Airport
1h 25m
Instant
฿ 3,470
× 2 = ฿ 6,940
  available
#FD3031
11:45
Don Mueang Airport
13:10
Phuket Airport
1h 25m
Instant
฿ 2,356
× 2 = ฿ 4,712
  available
#FD3005
13:25
Don Mueang Airport
14:50
Phuket Airport
1h 25m
Instant
฿ 2,618
× 2 = ฿ 5,236
  available
#DD7506
13:35
Don Mueang Airport
15:05
Phuket Airport
1h 30m
Instant 15kg
฿ 2,327
× 2 = ฿ 4,654
  available
#FD3007
14:45
Don Mueang Airport
16:10
Phuket Airport
1h 25m
Instant
฿ 2,356
× 2 = ฿ 4,712
  available
#DD7514
15:05
Don Mueang Airport
16:35
Phuket Airport
1h 30m
Instant 15kg
฿ 2,126
× 2 = ฿ 4,252
  available
#FD3017
15:20
Don Mueang Airport
16:45
Phuket Airport
1h 25m
Instant
฿ 2,106
× 2 = ฿ 4,212
  available
#SL760
16:20
Don Mueang Airport
17:55
Phuket Airport
1h 35m
Instant 15kg
฿ 1,075
× 2 = ฿ 2,150
  available
#FD3021
16:30
Don Mueang Airport
17:55
Phuket Airport
1h 25m
Instant
฿ 2,106
× 2 = ฿ 4,212
  available
#DD7520
16:50
Don Mueang Airport
18:20
Phuket Airport
1h 30m
Instant 15kg
฿ 2,025
× 2 = ฿ 4,050
  available
#SL762
17:45
Don Mueang Airport
19:20
Phuket Airport
1h 35m
Instant 15kg
฿ 2,411
× 2 = ฿ 4,822
  available
#FD3027
17:50
Don Mueang Airport
19:15
Phuket Airport
1h 25m
Instant
฿ 2,106
× 2 = ฿ 4,212
  available
#FD3009
19:00
Don Mueang Airport
20:25
Phuket Airport
1h 25m
Instant
฿ 2,106
× 2 = ฿ 4,212
  available
#FD3011
19:35
Don Mueang Airport
21:00
Phuket Airport
1h 25m
Instant
฿ 2,106
× 2 = ฿ 4,212
  available
#FD3033
19:55
Don Mueang Airport
21:20
Phuket Airport
1h 25m
Instant
฿ 1,527
× 2 = ฿ 3,054
  available
#FD3013
20:35
Don Mueang Airport
22:00
Phuket Airport
1h 25m
Instant
฿ 1,754
× 2 = ฿ 3,508
  available
#DD7524
20:35
Don Mueang Airport
22:05
Phuket Airport
1h 30m
Instant 15kg
฿ 2,025
× 2 = ฿ 4,050
  available
#SL766
21:10
Don Mueang Airport
22:45
Phuket Airport
1h 35m
Instant 15kg
฿ 1,075
× 2 = ฿ 2,150
  available
#FD3015
21:20
Don Mueang Airport
22:45
Phuket Airport
1h 25m
Instant
฿ 1,754
× 2 = ฿ 3,508
  available
#FD3023
21:40
Don Mueang Airport
23:05
Phuket Airport
1h 25m
Instant
฿ 1,754
× 2 = ฿ 3,508
  available

From Suvarnabhumi Airport to Phuket by flight

#PG289
06:25
Suvarnabhumi Airport
07:50
Phuket Airport
1h 25m
Instant
฿ 5,688
× 2 = ฿ 11,376
  available
#TG201
07:45
Suvarnabhumi Airport
09:05
Phuket Airport
1h 20m
Instant
฿ 4,191
× 2 = ฿ 8,382
  available
#PG271
08:05
Suvarnabhumi Airport
09:30
Phuket Airport
1h 25m
Instant
฿ 5,688
× 2 = ฿ 11,376
  available
#TG203
08:30
Suvarnabhumi Airport
09:50
Phuket Airport
1h 20m
Instant
฿ 5,297
× 2 = ฿ 10,594
  available
#PG283
08:50
Suvarnabhumi Airport
10:15
Phuket Airport
1h 25m
Instant
฿ 5,688
× 2 = ฿ 11,376
  available
#WE279
09:20
Suvarnabhumi Airport
10:45
Phuket Airport
1h 25m
Instant 20kg
฿ 3,311
× 2 = ฿ 6,622
  available
#PG275
10:00
Suvarnabhumi Airport
11:25
Phuket Airport
1h 25m
Instant
฿ 5,688
× 2 = ฿ 11,376
  available
#TG205
10:00
Suvarnabhumi Airport
11:20
Phuket Airport
1h 20m
Instant
฿ 4,191
× 2 = ฿ 8,382
  available
#WE273
10:30
Suvarnabhumi Airport
11:55
Phuket Airport
1h 25m
Instant 20kg
฿ 3,422
× 2 = ฿ 6,844
  available
#TG207
13:20
Suvarnabhumi Airport
14:40
Phuket Airport
1h 20m
Instant
฿ 4,191
× 2 = ฿ 8,382
  available
#PG273
13:55
Suvarnabhumi Airport
15:20
Phuket Airport
1h 25m
Instant
฿ 8,346
× 2 = ฿ 16,692
  available
#TG215
14:05
Suvarnabhumi Airport
15:25
Phuket Airport
1h 20m
Instant
฿ 3,870
× 2 = ฿ 7,740
  available
#PG285
14:35
Suvarnabhumi Airport
16:00
Phuket Airport
1h 25m
Instant
฿ 5,848
× 2 = ฿ 11,696
  available
#WE275
15:15
Suvarnabhumi Airport
16:40
Phuket Airport
1h 25m
Instant 20kg
฿ 3,422
× 2 = ฿ 6,844
  available
#TG217
16:45
Suvarnabhumi Airport
18:05
Phuket Airport
1h 20m
Instant
฿ 2,991
× 2 = ฿ 5,982
  available
#PG277
16:55
Suvarnabhumi Airport
18:20
Phuket Airport
1h 25m
Instant
฿ 5,688
× 2 = ฿ 11,376
  available
#TG219
17:25
Suvarnabhumi Airport
18:45
Phuket Airport
1h 20m
Instant
฿ 2,991
× 2 = ฿ 5,982
  available
#TG221
18:15
Suvarnabhumi Airport
19:35
Phuket Airport
1h 20m
Instant
฿ 2,991
× 2 = ฿ 5,982
  available
#WE277
19:10
Suvarnabhumi Airport
20:35
Phuket Airport
1h 25m
Instant 20kg
฿ 2,756
× 2 = ฿ 5,512
  available
#TG211
19:15
Suvarnabhumi Airport
20:35
Phuket Airport
1h 20m
Instant
฿ 4,191
× 2 = ฿ 8,382
  available
#PG279
19:45
Suvarnabhumi Airport
21:10
Phuket Airport
1h 25m
Instant
฿ 5,688
× 2 = ฿ 11,376
  available
#WE239
20:35
Suvarnabhumi Airport
22:00
Phuket Airport
1h 25m
Instant 20kg
฿ 3,089
× 2 = ฿ 6,178
  available
#PG220
21:55
Suvarnabhumi Airport
23:20
Phuket Airport
1h 25m
Instant
฿ 5,688
× 2 = ฿ 11,376
  available
#TG225
22:40
Suvarnabhumi Airport
00:00
Phuket Airport
1h 20m
Instant
฿ 2,991
× 2 = ฿ 5,982
  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 33,912 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 ^_^

★★★★★ 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.
★★★★★ Mar 12, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
Very friendly and helpful staff.First time that we could book the train in advance. Although it is more expensive than buying from SRT directely we could get a seat on same day of arrival in Bangkok. Thank you
★★★★★ Mar 11, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Mar 11, 2017 (train #43 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
Ticket pick up good. Train itself 4* Food 1* punctuality 1hr late no real reason, no trains ahead or coming other direction.
★★★★☆ Mar 11, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Mar 11, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Mar 11, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
pleasant and uncomplicated trip
★★★★★ Mar 10, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
One of the best rides I have ever had.
★★★★☆ Mar 8, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
My first overnight train and I would sooo do it again. The train could have been labelled better in terms of their carriage number. I had to eventually ask someone and good thing I did because I had walked straight past my designated carriage. The train Assistant was very friendly and very helpful. He made everyone's bed and the bed was very comfortable. I like the little pink curtains that everyone got to make your berth area private to only you. There could have been more areas to charge your phone. Unfortunately the only areas to charge were right in the middle of the carriage. The toilets were quite unclean and really cramped which dampened my experience.
★★★☆☆ Mar 6, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai Airways) :
The aircraft front door is broken when landed at phuket. We disembark from rear door . Departure also delay 45 minutes
★★★★★ Mar 6, 2017 (bus VIP24, Bus Express) :
It was realy nice bus and cooperative staff
★★★★★ Mar 5, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Nice and confy beds...a long distance trip but it was worth it for sure :) i recommend!!!
★★★★★ Mar 5, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
All as promised. Trains on time, tickets easy to pick up from 12go. Smooth.
★★★★☆ Mar 4, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Mar 2, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai Lion Air)
★★☆☆☆ Mar 1, 2017 (bus Express, Bus Express) :
We got our "food" (a small package of cookies) as soon as we all got seated. We made stops at least every hour but not for us. We only got one 5 minute stop to pee and for good. The drivers did a pick up of crates, picked up random Thai people to drop off not far, they got food at random stands for themselves, to chat with locals, and too pee which I could see from my window 2 times (just peed in a bush not far from the bus.) If they hadn't made so many personal stops, we may not have arrived four hours after our projected arrival time.
★★★★★ Mar 1, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Mar 1, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★☆☆☆ 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)

News @ Phuket

27 March 2017

Thailand’s aviation authorities have warned that an increase in the number of flight arrivals for the Songkran Festival may cause delays at airports. Aeronautical Radio of Thailand says 10 per cent more flights are expected over the peak Songkran period between 11 and 17 April.

23 March 2017

The partial closure of one runway at Bangkok’s main international airport is taking its toll on flight schedules. Statistics released by Air Traffic Services Thailand show that for the first 10 days of the shutdown at Suvarnabhumi Airport, an average 100 flights a day were 10 minutes late in taking off.

21 March 2017

Thailand’s Marine Resources division organised a coral planting activity in the waters off an Andaman Sea islet over the weekend. The event saw 250 natural coralline algae embedded in a manmade reef close to Koh Mai Thon Island.