Bangkok to Phuket @ train, bus, flight Dec 21, 2017

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From Southern Terminal to Phuket by bus

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From Khao San Jolly Travel to Phuket by bus

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From Don Mueang Airport to Phuket by flight

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From Suvarnabhumi Airport to Phuket by flight

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From Hua Lamphong to Phuket by train+bus joint ticket

19:30
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
07:10
Suratthani
11h 40m
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07:45
Suratthani Train station
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Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
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From Bangkok any hotel to Phuket by taxi

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Adventures @ Phuket

Worldwild Market
฿ 500
3h
Phuket Trickeye Museum
Worldwild Market
Visit adult tiger
฿ 1,000
15m
Tiger Kingdom Phuket
Visit adult tiger
Visit young tiger
฿ 900
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Tiger Kingdom Phuket
Visit young tiger
Visit child tiger
฿ 900
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Tiger Kingdom Phuket
Visit child tiger

How to get to Phuket from Bangkok

How to get from Bangkok to Phuket

The easiest way to get to Phuket from Bangkok is to fly. Flying takes just under an hour and a half and with numerous flights from both Suvarnabhumi and Don Mueang airports you are never short of choices. It is almost always possible to grab an air ticket for THB1000-THB2000. The overland distance between Bangkok and Phuket is around 850 km. Thanks to the bridge which links the mainland to the island, you can reach Phuket from Bangkok directly by bus. It does take a while – between 12 and 14 hours – but remains a prime choice for budget-conscious travellers with ticket prices starting from THB600. Though there is no railway station in Phuket, combination train-and-bus journeys via Suratthani are also an option to consider, especially for rail travel buffs, but expect the total travel time to be quite long – normally not less than 16 hours.

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.

Why go to Phuket

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.

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.

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 48,919 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 ^_^

★★★★★ Dec 15, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
Excellent service
★★★★★ Dec 15, 2017 (avia Economy, Nok Air) :
First received wrong departure time but they had fixed it. Thanks
★★★★☆ Dec 15, 2017 (bus Express, Phuket Travel) :
The staffes are very friendly. Everything is good except for the chair (a little short) and sometimes there is bad smell from the air conditioner.
★★★★★ Dec 15, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Dec 14, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Dec 14, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai Lion Air) :
Ok On time Everything ok
★★★★☆ Dec 13, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Very strong AC, otherwise comfy and smooth!
★★★★★ Dec 13, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
nice and comfortable trip :)
★★★☆☆ Dec 13, 2017 (bus VIP24, Phuket Travel) :
Water and snack was good. My chair was broken and asked to swap seats as there was some spare. Was told ‘no’ with no explanation and the woman just walked off. I thought maybe there was other stops and more people coming so stayed in my seat. However, 5 hours later still no more people and swapped anyway. If there are spare seats (i counted 8, 4 of which were pairs) and my seat was broken I could not understand why I could not move. Once I did move I slept comfortably so bus was fine-just an issue with my chair and customer service.
★★★★☆ Dec 12, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Dec 11, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
The same as most. Train is OK. Toilet better than you would think, staff very good. I bought food on the train as I feel it is important to support the restaurant car or loose it. Loads of food, dinner for 2 plus loads of drinks 600 baht. If you arrive early and are too exhausted to explore the area, if you are first class, then there is a V I P room for you to lie in (with sofa tv and aircon). Just by the platforms. 12go asia are 5 stars. The booking is good and all instructions are clear. Picking up the tickets easy but crossing the road scary so get dropped off at the station and let the main booking person cross the roads without luggage.
★★☆☆☆ Dec 11, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Dear, We have been travelling for many years in Thailand and very often by sleeper train. We have always liked the trips. Today’s trip was really not nice at all so we wanted to inform you of the events. We left Bangkok yesterday at 19:30 to Surat Thani in car 12, seats 4,5,6. We are travelling with two kids of 1and3 year and had to wait until 21:30 before the beds were made. We had to show our tickets 3 times and ask more then 5 times before the person wanted to prepare beds. Many people were still waiting for their beds to be made and started sleeping without sheets. During the night I had for the first time ever, cockroaches in bed! It seems they left the doors to the bathroom area open during the night so there were several cockroaches in the sleeping area. In the morning, 50km before Surat Thani, the mister insisted to start preparing the bed where our son was sleeping. Our boy was exhausted as he only went to bed at 22:00. We were really very shocked by this mister his way of working. He wanted to take a selfie with my daughter of 1 year (who is blond) and took her into the sleeping compartment without asking me. I was luckily looking and took her away. Very unfriendly man and we are very sad about this trip. We hope something will be done so that this will not happen to other visitors. Kind regards,
★★★★☆ Dec 10, 2017 (train #83 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
We travelled first class, and that was good. Enough privacy and a good way to travel.
★★★☆☆ Dec 9, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
The service was great. Unfortunately I had bugs in my bed and that wasn’t pleasant to sleep in.
★★★★★ Dec 8, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Dec 8, 2017 (train #43 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
Very good customer service, thank you very much!
★★★★★ Dec 8, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Dec 8, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★☆☆☆ Dec 7, 2017 (train #43 Class II AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Dec 7, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai Lion Air) :
1,5 hour delayed
★★★★☆ Dec 6, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Train was clean and staff friendly. The train arrived late so we had to wait fro our bus and ferry to koh samui, but it was an enjoyable trip
★★☆☆☆ Dec 6, 2017 (bus Express, Bus Express) :
We originally booked for 0640 but when redeeming our ticket at the counter in the bus terminal it was changed to 0700 and left about 10min late. There was a lot of construction on our route which meant the journey was 15hours instead of 12 and we didn't stop for lunch. I assumed we would as we stopped frequently on the journey which is what led to such a delay but never stopped long enough for even a coffee break. We were given complimentary biscuits and bottled water at the beginning of our journey and I wish I had rationed them over the journey not having them as a morning tea and then hungry the rest of the trip. I recommend packing your own food and also to bring a raincoat/jacket as the A/C is freezing and will stop the chill getting to your skin. Staff are friendly but English is basic, I wish the counter staff who spoke better English gave a more informed itinerary of the journey for future travellers. Oh and the bus was leaking in seats 1,2,3 and 4 at the front from torrential rain so I suggest not choosing those seats if you want dry feet
★★★★☆ Dec 6, 2017 (bus Express, Phuket Travel) :
Bus driver was friendly. They provided a blanket, pillow, waterbottle, and muffin. Air-conditioning was nice. Smooth driving and got to destination rather quickly. Only problem was there was very little space if the person in front of you reclines and no wi-fi.
★★★★★ Dec 5, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Good ride, was able to sleep through the night. We got our own food instead of the food they had, there was places at the train station to get food. Gross toilets on the train but worth it for the price and being overnight not missing out on day time
★★★★★ Dec 4, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai Lion Air) :
All good no problems, thumbs up.
★★★☆☆ Dec 3, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Dec 3, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Dec 2, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Dec 2, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Really good train and bus service. Boat stopped in the middle of trip and we had to be towed. But very good guidance to get to each transition.
★★★☆☆ Dec 1, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
12GO Asia were incredibly efficient in booking the tickets and providing information. Train is very slow and noisy but the bed linen was very clean and the bunks comfortable. Compartment is very small but does have a useful washbasin. Just don't expect to get a good night's sleep! Breakfast service to the 1st class compartment was very good and cheap. We took our own food in from street stalls outside the station for dinner Toilet was regularly cleaned. So worth 3 stars, but 12GO Asia are worth 5!
★★★★☆ Dec 1, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Dec 1, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Backpacker tip: Book a lower bed in the 2 class with AC, good price/quality and some comfort!
★★★★☆ Nov 30, 2017 (bus VIP24, Phuket Travel)
★★★★☆ Nov 29, 2017 (bus VIP24, Phuket Travel) :
Very comfortable seats. The company provides you a blanket, a bottle of water and two pieces of cake. There is also a free meal when the bus stops but I didn’t like it and it was served around 2 am. Couldn’t find a way to use the wifi because the password they provided me were wrong. Staff doesn’t speak english. Strong airconditioning but we knew it already.
★★★☆☆ Nov 29, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Die Reise war ok aber ich finde dass man genauso gut zweite klasse fahren kann. Man hat zwar einen abschließbaren Raum aber muss ihn sich trotzdem mit einer zweiten Person teilen. Wir sind in Bangkok ca. 45 min später losgefahren aber sind trotzdem pünktlich in Surat Thani angekommen.
★★★★★ Nov 28, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai Lion Air)
★★★★☆ Nov 28, 2017 (train #83 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Cabin was clean, aircon could not be adjusted and cabins were soundproof as my toddler was screaming through the night yet noone heard (maybe they were being nice HAHA).
★★★★☆ Nov 28, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
I enjoy the trip, it was an adventure for my daughter and me. Just afraid because I saw 2 bugs.. but nothing else.
★★★★★ Nov 28, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai Smile) :
Good service, wonderful staff,everything perfect except for changing flight times...
★★★☆☆ Nov 26, 2017 (train #173 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Good, on time and cheap but is a little dirty, would avoid if you are a germaphobe
★★★★★ Nov 25, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Very good service, easy ticket pick up,train departure and arrival on time. Clean sheets and pillows. Nice breakfast. Would book for sure again.
★★★☆☆ Nov 24, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Nov 23, 2017 (bus VIP, Phuket Central) :
I missed the bus I booked due rain and could not change the ticket. Anyways decided to take the same bus company next day. There was no 18:30 bus as informed here, the bus was suppose to leave 19:30, but did not leave until 20:00. Otherwise it was as expected.
★★★★☆ Nov 23, 2017 (bus Express, Phuket Travel) :
Lovely bus go here on time, but was really cold! Other than that everything was good would definitely recommend just make sure you wrap up walm
★★★★☆ Nov 21, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★☆☆☆ Nov 20, 2017 (bus Express, Phuket Travel) :
The bus was not the one in the photos, it was an old bus that had cracks in the window screen and my seatbelt was broken so didn’t have one for a 13 hour journey. The driver stopped at least a dozen times when in Bangkok and when we arrived in Phuket. Very annoying and uncomfortable
★★★★☆ Nov 20, 2017 (bus Express, Phuket Travel) :
Ok
★★★★★ Nov 20, 2017 (bus Express, Phuket Travel)
★★★★★ Nov 20, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Train was delayed but other than that was great
★★★★☆ Nov 20, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Good and fast service from 12go team. Train is awesome. Whole process from buying ticket to boarding train went smoothly. One thing though, the restaurant on board was kind of dishonest. They handed out orange juice when we got settled down and most of us thought it was free, and they came back half hour later to collect 60 baht from everyone.
★★★☆☆ Nov 17, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Nov 16, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Great fun had 2 rooms together with doors open - food not all that but was comfortable enough. 12go were perfect
★★★★★ Nov 14, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai AirAsia)
★★★★☆ Nov 14, 2017 (bus Express, Phuket Travel)
★★★★★ Nov 13, 2017 (train #43 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
Collected tickets 2 days before from office as instructed, really efficient yet again. Train arrived 1 1/2 hours late in Surat Thani. Comfortable seats, very cold AC.
★★★★☆ Nov 13, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
2nd class Bed was comfortable and I managed to sleep a full 8 hours. Would have liked complementary food and water like they do on the buses.
★★★☆☆ Nov 11, 2017 (bus VIP, Phuket Central)
★★★★★ Nov 11, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Cannot believe how simple it was to book from the U.K.Everything ran to plan even the bus connection was waiting for us...Very efficient
★★★★☆ Nov 11, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Nov 10, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Excellent service! They made sure we were sat together and were very helpful in explaining what train we needed to catch and where.
★★★★☆ Nov 8, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
CONfo mais de grave... fermez l’air clim
★★★☆☆ Nov 8, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Its a great and cheap Way to travel. But beds are hard, toilets are not very nice and they leave the lights on all night. And maybe the staff should stop screaming XD
★★★★☆ Nov 8, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Nov 7, 2017 (bus Express, Phuket Travel)
★★★★★ Nov 7, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Nov 6, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Nice trip and ok sleep on the train.
★★★★☆ Nov 6, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
speedy service and staff was friendly. 12go made the bookings super easy. be warned that you have to pay for everything they offer you on the train, even though they don’t tell you that until the end of the trip. the first class train carriage itself was pretty gross, like it was never actually cleaned. spent half an hour wiping down the compartment with germ wipes.
★★★★★ Nov 3, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Nov 3, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
We have not got any food to eat.
★★★☆☆ Nov 2, 2017 (avia Economy, Nok Air)
★★★★☆ Nov 2, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
Everything was perfecrly fine - except one hour delay when arriving at Surat Thani
★★★★★ Nov 2, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Great train. Very comfortable sleep. Chose the lower berch, more sleeping room. Provided blanket and pillow. Would do again.
★★★★★ Nov 1, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
nice nice ???? love it :P train let on time but get late to Suratthani. Anyway bus was waiting for us :P easy use. Don't get to station before 18,00. Whole thing was better then flying:P Love Royal Thai Railway P
★★★★☆ Oct 30, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Clean and well run, evening meal and breakfast suprisongly good. The service stops a lot though and so it's noisy and they leave the very bright lights on in 2nd class so it's hard to sleep...dim the lights and it would be great
★★★★★ Oct 26, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Oct 23, 2017 (bus Express, Bus Express)
★★★★★ Oct 22, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Oct 22, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
First the good - very efficient - got us to Suranthani 15 mins early! The first class coupes are very cute and compact; bed linen very clean and comfortable. But the train is not particularly clean and the loos are quite icky. The attendant efficient enough in making up the bed and once done - not particularly interested in anything else. The catering guy was quite efficient though. Food was expensive (260 bht) but it was a lot - soup chicken, rice, curry, muffin and a fruit. We had 2 meals between 4 of us (2 adults and 2 kids). 12go asia ticket booking was fab; ticket pick up was very easy.
★★★★★ Oct 22, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Oct 22, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Oct 22, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Clean and comfortable. There was only a delay of about 30 minutes because one of the wagons was broken. Clearly the engineers are on top of it
★★☆☆☆ Oct 21, 2017 (bus Express, Phuket Travel) :
We sat on the ground floor of the bus. During the ride, the TV in front of us almost fell off onto us. It also reeked.
★★★★★ Oct 19, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
This time we traveled again with joint tickets to Koh Samui. Service by 12go.asia, at Hualamphong and Lompraya was excellent.
★★★★☆ Oct 19, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai Lion Air)
★★★★★ Oct 18, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Súper cumplidos, no hay que esperar, excelente servicio
★★★★★ Oct 16, 2017 (bus Express, Phuket Travel) :
Everything went fine: clean, got blanket and a pillow. Seats were comfortable, so I enjoyed it
★★★★☆ Oct 16, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Pleasant trip, and confortable sleeping.
★★★★★ Oct 15, 2017 (bus Express, Phuket Travel)
★★★★☆ Oct 15, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Very comfortable. On time. Good service. Only no Wi-Fi and 1 outlet for charging.????
★★★★☆ Oct 11, 2017 (avia Economy, Nok Air) :
Nice airport, swift check- in and good facilities. Airline is basic but with excellent service. Smooth flight.
★★★★★ Oct 11, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Oct 10, 2017 (bus Express, Phuket Travel) :
Just night bus
★★★★★ Oct 10, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Oct 10, 2017 (bus Express, Phuket Travel)
★★☆☆☆ Oct 9, 2017 (bus VIP24, Bus Express) :
Haven't got food.
★★★★★ Oct 8, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Oct 6, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai Lion Air)
★★☆☆☆ Oct 5, 2017 (bus VIP, Phuket Central)
★★★★★ Oct 5, 2017 (bus VIP24, Phuket Travel)
★★★★★ Oct 3, 2017 (avia Economy, Nok Air)

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