Bangkok to Phuket @ train, bus, flight Nov 27, 2017

From Southern Terminal to Phuket by bus

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From Khao San Jolly Travel to Phuket by bus

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Khao San Jolly Travel, Bangkok
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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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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)
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16h 15m
19:30
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
07:10
Suratthani
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This connection is managed by the operating company. You will be transfered between the trips.
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Phuket Bus Terminal (2)
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From Bangkok any hotel to Phuket by taxi

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Phuket Town
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Adventures @ Phuket


KBV Visa run Penang trip (any hotel pickup)
฿ 4,500
2d
KBV Phuket Visa Run
KBV Visa run Penang trip (any hotel pickup) 22:00
Journey A/ Full Adventure with meal
฿ 3,490
2h 30m
Flying Hanuman
Journey A/ Full Adventure with meal
Journey B/ Full Adventure Only.
฿ 3,250
2h
Flying Hanuman
Journey B/ Full Adventure Only.
World A: Zip Line 30 Plat + Sky walk with meal
฿ 3,190
3h 30m
Hanuman World
World A: Zip Line 30 Plat + Sky walk with meal
3 In 1 : Zip Line 16 Plat + Sky Walk + Roller
฿ 3,190
3h
Hanuman World
3 In 1 : Zip Line 16 Plat + Sky Walk + Roller

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 47,054 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 ^_^

★★★★☆ 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)
★★★★☆ Oct 3, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
very good food is offered on-board and linen given
★★★★☆ Sep 30, 2017 (train #37 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
The bed is comfortable enough to sleep while moving. Bed sheets, bed cover, pillow cover and curtains are fresh and clean. Operators often check the cars for security. And they are friendly. And oh the restaurant is such a great experience. Please eat there instead of eating in your seats. It's worth it. And food is good. Could be an interesting date with your significant half.
★★★★☆ Sep 30, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★☆☆☆ Sep 29, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
The train food turned out to be very expensive - nothing is included even if you are first class. 2x orange juice, some weird fruit, 1x vegetarian dinner, 2x breakfast with coffee = 970 baht. The food was dreadful and all veggie meals tasted the same. Morning egg made us sick. We never paid this much for very simple and few foods elsewhere in Thailand - beware of this scam. The 1st class was not 1st classy at all - broken arm handle and the table, uncomfortable beds and very loud carriage. Eyemask and earplugs are a must. The train left and arrived on time.
★★★☆☆ Sep 28, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
1st class sleeper was basic but clean. Beer salesman is a scammer. Dinner was OK, avoid breakfast. Nice adventure.
★★★★★ Sep 27, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Sep 26, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
12go.asia did the best job possible. We booked at 1am a trip for the same day and not only we that no problem but they also arranged to get 1st class tickets as specified in the comments. The 1st class is good with nice service, lockable doors and fairly comfortable beds.
★★★★★ Sep 25, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Nice trip, been prepared for cold, so it was nice. Stuff is friendly.
★★★★★ Sep 25, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Sep 25, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Sep 23, 2017 (bus Express, Phuket Travel) :
Provided a snack, water, and juice. Seats reclined really far with a lot of leg room.
★★★★☆ Sep 22, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Smooth crossing. Straight forward journey, no problems.
★★★☆☆ Sep 21, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
The experience made this a great adventure. The 1st class sleepers definitely need a refurb - the bathroom facilities leave a lot to be desired. We found them to be dirty and smellie and the teenagers preferred to hold on rather than use them! The food on board was tasty but expensive. You could bring your own but you could also buy from the industrious locals who board the train at various stations within Bangkok to sell you food. Whilst the food was tasty I wouldn't recommend the restaurant car - it was a long way from first class. Please can you give the carriages a good clean and paint and do some maintenance. The bed linen was great, fresh and clean and a lovely cotton blanket although we were cold as the aircon cannot be changed and it was cold.
★★★★☆ Sep 21, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Sep 18, 2017 (bus Express, Bus Express)
★★★☆☆ Sep 15, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
If your expecting, English first class, lower your expectations now! Take your own food and drink on, check out your window before you unlock your door, sometimes locals jump on the train and try and sell you their food or drink!! Ear plugs would be useful, the space is small but after the beds were made up and we settled in for the night, you get to watch the world go by, I loved it, my husband was not so convinced!! It was an experience and adventure.
★★★★★ Sep 15, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Well organised!
★★★★★ Sep 13, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Very clean. We read that the airconditioning was set to cold, but if you close the curtans it warms up in no time.
★★★★☆ Sep 12, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Really good fun with our twin boys (6). The organisation and help from 12Go made it very easy. We travelled second class. Not luxurious but about what we expected and the food was OK too. There was a 2hr delay ( but these things happen) but we were still able to catch the next ferry to Koh Phangan so even this did not cause too much of a problem.
★★★★☆ Sep 11, 2017 (train #43 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
We didn't know they served coffee and lunch.
★★★★☆ Sep 10, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Sep 9, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai Lion Air)
★★★★★ Sep 8, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Really comfortable beds :)
★★★★★ Sep 7, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
simple, comfortable, on time. definitely take the lower berth on the fan train.
★★★☆☆ Sep 7, 2017 (bus VIP24, Phuket Travel) :
is good
★★★★★ Sep 7, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Sep 2, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
We took the 2nd class train (with AC) and it was very nice! We both slept at the bottom bunks. (Much more comfortable and a little wider than the top bunk.) There was a lady and a man who were selling snacks and morning hot chocolate in the morning. I think it got much cleaner than before, as there weren't any cockroaches or anything like that (which I often saw 5-10 years ago). Overall, it was a very pleasant ride!
★★☆☆☆ Sep 2, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Seats and beds were comfy, food was horrible and over priced. Before we left some dodgy guy came into the cabin trying to force us into paying for over priced beer which he had "smuggled" on
★★★☆☆ Sep 1, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Aug 31, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Aug 31, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai Lion Air)
★★★★★ Aug 31, 2017 (bus Express, Phuket Travel) :
Very comfortable trip, much better than expected! Well organised and the bus was easy to find at the Bus Terminal. We received a blanket, water and cake before we left. The bus was very quiet and safe. I was really happy having a lot of leg space (as i'm 1.86 m tall). Sleeping in a seated position is always difficult for me, so wasn't due to the bus company. There was a bus stop at night at a restaurant where we got some really nice thai food, free for all passengers. Price/quality is excellent. Especially when I compare it with my bus experiences in Cambodia and Vietnam. Our trip took 13h, which looks long, but actually was very ok to do. Recommended when you travel from Bangkok to Phuket!
★★★★★ Aug 30, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Qick reply with confirmation within 24hours after reserved the ticket. Easy pick up Staffs is waiting at each spot.
★★★★☆ Aug 27, 2017 (train #83 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Great service from start to end, 12goasia replied to all my queries very quickly - confirmation, payment and picking up the tickets was easy and the office building is perfectly located across the street from the station. We chose a first class cabin for two, it was clean and comfortable, and we slept surprisingly well on the overnight journey. Also we can highly recommend the on board set menu for 190 Baht for a 5 course meal of authentic thai food! They woke us up 15 minutes before our stop so no worries about missing it. Only downside was the traditional hole in the ground toilet, fine at the start of the journey but since it is shared between 20 or so people and not cleaned during the 11 hour journey, I'd say it's best to wait til you get to your destination...
★★★★★ Aug 25, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai Lion Air) :
Very good!
★★★★☆ Aug 24, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Aug 23, 2017 (bus VIP24, Phuket Central) :
I had high expectations as I booked a VIP night bus in vietnam which was amazing. This..wasnt what I would call VIP. The seats don't recline fully and where you put your legs is very awkward, it seems like the foot rest should come up so you can lay your legs flat but no. I had an ant crawling all over me which made me itch the whole way wondering if there was more. Stopped loads to pick up locals, however the journey took 3 hours less than it should've. Which is great for everyone else but I had booked this bus specifically to tie in with my hostel check in so I had my bags with me for 3 hours aimlessly wandering. You would've thought they would know how the journey would go if they do this every day? I wouldn't bother paying extra for this "VIP" bus.
★★★★★ Aug 23, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
All was organized well, it was easy to pick up my ticket and the staff was very friendly.
★★★★★ Aug 23, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
A lovely way to travel, great service, decent food and arrived on time! (despite over 1 hour late departure)
★★★★☆ Aug 22, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Aug 22, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
As good as can be expected. Dirty train. Smelly toilet. But the beds are fine. It get you where you want to be.
★★★★★ Aug 22, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Very nice trip. i Recommend
★★★★☆ Aug 21, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Aug 20, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai AirAsia)

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