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.

Bangkok to Phuket @ train, ferry, bus, flight Jan 29, 2018

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From Southern Terminal to Phuket by bus

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From Hua Lamphong to Phuket by train+bus joint ticket

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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 52,252 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 ^_^

★★★★★ Jan 20, 2018 (bus VIP24, Phuket Travel)
★★★☆☆ Jan 20, 2018 (bus Express, Phuket Travel) :
The bus trip was okay. Not crazy comfortable, but what can you expect from a normal night bus. It was really annoying that the bus stopped very often at certain petrol stations without actually doing something else then stopping. So you woke up every time they stopped which was quite exhausting. Not too bad at all.
★★★★★ Jan 20, 2018 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Jan 20, 2018 (train #173 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Jan 19, 2018 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Very good experience. Very fast booking and great pick up service. Also the sleeping train at the 2nd class was very comfortable and much more than I expected.
★★☆☆☆ Jan 18, 2018 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Jan 17, 2018 (avia Economy, Thai AirAsia) :
Our flight left about 40 minutes late
★★★★★ Jan 17, 2018 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★☆☆☆ Jan 17, 2018 (avia Economy, Thai AirAsia) :
Flight delayed 3 times and switched gates on us last minute.
★★★★★ Jan 16, 2018 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Well organised with super comfy beds. A great alternative experience :)
★★★★★ Jan 16, 2018 (bus VIP, Phuket Central)
★★★★★ Jan 16, 2018 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Very helpful friendly staff, organized and comfortable accommodation.
★★★★★ Jan 16, 2018 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Comfy, good service and helpful staff. We had a first class sleeper and was clean and secure. Would travel this way again!
★★★★★ Jan 15, 2018 (avia Economy, Thai AirAsia) :
Smooth ride ...on time!
★★★★★ Jan 15, 2018 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Jan 14, 2018 (train #83 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Jan 14, 2018 (avia Economy, Thai AirAsia) :
Good service
★★★★☆ Jan 13, 2018 (avia Economy, Thai Lion Air)
★★★☆☆ Jan 12, 2018 (bus Express, Phuket Travel)
★★★☆☆ Jan 12, 2018 (train #39 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
Too cold in the train
★★★★☆ Jan 11, 2018 (avia Economy, Thai AirAsia)
★★★★☆ Jan 11, 2018 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
A very easy trip. Second class sleeper is very cosy, train was on time and the 12 GoAsia booking team was all the awesome.
★★★★☆ Jan 11, 2018 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Jan 11, 2018 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Jan 11, 2018 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
The 12go office staff were extremely kind and helpful. They answered every question with ease with confidence and handed us our physical train tickets directly. And when I didn't print my itinerary for the ferry transfer portion of my trip to Koh Samui, they did not hesitate to print it for me. Thank you 12go office team!!! As for the 12 hour train from Hua Lamphong to Suratthani station, my sister and I were heavily pleased by the convenience of almost everything! Even though we got the 2nd class sleeper, things were smooth, clean, and organized. When it was getting late, the staff members helped change our seats into beds. Once we had that, both the upper and lower beds had curtains! There were also two small sinks and toilets at the back of the car for passengers. And beside our beds there were four electrical outlets of which we could use to charge our phones! The trains were clean, comfortable, and extremely convenient. As you can tell I had a very positive experience with 12go and will use them again on my next trip. Thank you for the excellent service!
★★★★★ Jan 10, 2018 (avia Economy, Nok Air)
★★★★☆ Jan 8, 2018 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
A relaxing and funny journey, I could even stretch my limbs on the bed (I am 182 cm), which I didn't expect! But: the air conditioning was set so cold that I had to put on my whole clothes on me! Thanks God, I didn't catch a cold that night, but I was damn near... Be prepared for that if you chose a conditioned wagon! And when I asked the attendant, if it was possible to reduce the AC intensity, he just gave me an extra blanket. Nice of him, though.
★★★★☆ Jan 8, 2018 (bus VIP, Phuket Central) :
Nice Ride.
★★★★★ Jan 8, 2018 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Jan 8, 2018 (bus Express, Phuket Travel) :
I ended up upgrading to VIP bus at the last minute. No wifi. Seats were okay. Bus driver drove at insane speeds and we ended up getting there two hours earlier than expected. I already had to wait before I could check into the hostel so now I had to wait longer. Terminal 2 is really far out so you also need to pay more for a cab to get to Phuket. Save your money and time and book a flight.
★★★★★ Jan 8, 2018 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Jan 8, 2018 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Everything went off very smoothly (much more than expected). Everybody was very helpful. Thanks for all your help and support!
★★★★★ Jan 8, 2018 (train #169 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Great company to deal with.
★★★★★ Jan 8, 2018 (avia Economy, Thai AirAsia) :
It was very nice
★★★★☆ Jan 7, 2018 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
My partner and myself booked first class tickets on the overnight train from Hua Lamphong to Surratthani and it was a pleasant ride. We managed to get some sleep and it nice to have our own private cabin on the train. To some people first class should include many things and I expect many to complain about first inclusions but my partner and myself were happy with everything. It's all about adaptation and gratitude instead of always looking for unnecessary luxuries. There is really only one issue and that would be the toilet. A lot of westerners over-exaggerated the toilets uncleanliness but it wasn't that bad at all. Sure it was smelly but it still worked and was somewhat clean and if it really smelt that bad just hold your breath and bring antiseptic hand wash and you'll be fine. Overall a pleasant ride and would do it again.
★★☆☆☆ Jan 7, 2018 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Old train. Light switch broken. Not possible to regulate the A/C. The train was delayed for over one hour, what made us lose the ferry we had next.
★★★★★ Jan 7, 2018 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Had a pretty good sleep on the train.
★★★★☆ Jan 6, 2018 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Bed was alright, but the train is very noisy. Food was bad and we got served breakfast 5 minutes before we was at our end station.. but it did the job.
★★★☆☆ Jan 6, 2018 (train #83 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
We booked two first class overnight tickets. Train is quite old and rickety. We were supposed to be on an express train but it must have stopped ten times before actually leaving the city. We were told a meal would be included, but were charged when we ordered. BTW Hua Lamphing station is filthy!!
★★★☆☆ Jan 5, 2018 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Jan 4, 2018 (train #39 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
Roaches and other bugs on train
★★★★★ Jan 4, 2018 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Jan 4, 2018 (avia Economy, Thai AirAsia)
★★★★★ Jan 4, 2018 (bus Express, Phuket Travel) :
Great sleep!
★★★★★ Jan 3, 2018 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
12Go is the best. Very reliable and perfect service.
★★★☆☆ Jan 3, 2018 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
No luggage storage available, we have seen rouchers and it would be nice to have the opportunity to chose dinner and breakfast time.
★★★☆☆ Jan 2, 2018 (train #39 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
Really a hassle that they put up the airco that high....
★★★★★ Jan 2, 2018 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Superb service
★★★★☆ Jan 2, 2018 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Jan 2, 2018 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Jan 1, 2018 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Jan 1, 2018 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Everything ran very smoothly. Train was on time. Bathrooms clean. Staff accomodating. Beds set up & taken down efficiently. Dinner food good (much better than anything found on a plane or train in U.S.). Everyone was quiet during sleeping hours - no loud or obnoxious partiers into the night.???? Downside - my reading light not working in upper berth & almost no storage space to accommodate luggage. ???? Pack lightly!
★★★★☆ Dec 31, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
12goasia gave us good service and the ticket pick up was easy and found good English speaking ppl there. Train was very nice and the staff too. Very comfortable Journey
★★☆☆☆ Dec 31, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai Lion Air) :
It was two hrs delayed then feezing cold on the flight. Not enjoyable.
★★★★☆ Dec 30, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
all correct and good (AC too cold)
★★★★☆ Dec 30, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
I love 12Go because it's so hassle free. I've used their services for the second time this year. Just pick up your ticket and get on the train. Extremely helpful and fast to respond via email. All in all, it's like a reliable personal assistant who takes care of your transportation needs.
★★★★☆ Dec 29, 2017 (bus VIP24, Bus Express) :
It was a good experience. Would recommend for people trying to save a lil money
★★☆☆☆ Dec 29, 2017 (bus Express, Phuket Travel) :
The bus seats were not as comfortable as expected from a bus this standard. The toilet was really bad and not maintained. The bus staff was not the warmest people
★★★★★ Dec 29, 2017 (bus Express, Phuket Central)
★★☆☆☆ Dec 28, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Loudy backpackers...everything else was okay
★★★★☆ Dec 28, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Clean, NO bedbugs. Staff could be a bit more friendly. Had a good time in the food carriage.
★★★★☆ Dec 28, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Great for the price could not complain
★★★★★ Dec 28, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Great ride, great people, great dinner
★★★★★ Dec 28, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Good friendly service
★★★★☆ Dec 27, 2017 (bus VIP24, Phuket Travel) :
Good service ...
★★★★☆ Dec 27, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Dec 26, 2017 (bus Express, Bus Express) :
Very convenient to work with 12go Asia, I highly recommend them. Bus is fine, just very very cold! Snacks are just a bottle of water and a packet of cookies. One stop on the way.
★★★★☆ Dec 26, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Excellent driver. Bus clean. Could have announced which bus goes where in a clear way Could have announced how much time it will take to reach destination.
★★★★★ Dec 26, 2017 (bus Express, Phuket Travel) :
very happy with the journey made by bus 12go asia bus
★★★☆☆ Dec 26, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Dec 25, 2017 (bus Express, Phuket Central) :
Nice! Better than I thought.
★★★★☆ Dec 25, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
TOO cold condition
★★★★☆ Dec 25, 2017 (train #43 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
Very good journey, left on time, arrived 50 mins late. Provided with drink and cake for breakfast and two dishes plus rice for lunch. Compartment kept clean and tidy during journey
★★★★★ Dec 25, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Very helpful whenever I contacted the team.
★★★★★ Dec 24, 2017 (bus Express, Phuket Travel) :
They provided blankets, pillow, water, a banana pancake ;) , free dinner (stopped at a place around midnight) :D
★★★★☆ Dec 24, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Dec 24, 2017 (bus Express, Bus Express) :
We arrived about 1,5 hours late. One bathroom break for the passengers but like twenty bathroom breaks for the drivers. There was a toilet on the bus though. We got water and cookies at the start of the journey. 1000 kilometers for 600 bath is awesome.
★★★★☆ Dec 24, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Dec 24, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Annoying dude was selling food and coffee all the time
★★★★★ Dec 23, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Dec 23, 2017 (train #83 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Easy ???? On time, both ends bedding clean, didn’t sleep loads but that’s just what happens !!
★★★★★ Dec 22, 2017 (bus Express, Bus Express) :
Enjoyed it alot
★★★★☆ Dec 22, 2017 (train #43 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
Clean, on time, snacks handed out for free. Perhaps a little too much AC but otherwise all good. Staff seems very organized.
★★★★☆ Dec 22, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Dec 22, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Dec 22, 2017 (bus Express, Phuket Travel)
★★★☆☆ Dec 22, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Dec 22, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Dec 21, 2017 (bus Express, Phuket Travel) :
Wi-Fi cut out a few hours into the drive and never came back on
★★★★★ Dec 21, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Dec 21, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Dec 20, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Service was good, only cockroaches were awful
★★★★★ Dec 19, 2017 (bus Express, Bus Express) :
Great tour without any problems!
★★★★★ Dec 19, 2017 (bus VIP24, Phuket Travel)
★★★★★ Dec 19, 2017 (bus Express, Phuket Travel) :
Top service, Mike from Poland
★★★★☆ Dec 19, 2017 (bus VIP24, Phuket Travel) :
Pretty good trip overall
★★★★☆ Dec 18, 2017 (bus VIP24, Phuket Travel) :
Beside the way of waking you up and arriving almost 2 hours earlier, everything was fine! Comfortable.
★★★★☆ Dec 18, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Dec 17, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Great experience on the train. Has not changed much since I did it 19 years ago. Easy, clean, even had a vegetarian option for the dinner sets. A fun way to arrive if you've got time.
★★★★★ Dec 16, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
12Go Asia give a fantastic service. Totally efficient and with a smile. I recommend them unreservedly.

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