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From Southern Terminal to Ranong by bus

09:00
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
19:00
Ranong Bus Station Choke Anan
10h
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20:20
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
06:20
Ranong Bus Station Choke Anan
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Southern Terminal, Bangkok
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Ranong bus station
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Southern Terminal, Bangkok
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Ranong bus station
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Southern Terminal, Bangkok
07:00
Ranong Bus Station Choke Anan
10h
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Southern Terminal, Bangkok
07:00
Ranong Bus Station Choke Anan
10h
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From Khao San Tara Travel to Ranong by van

18:30
Khao San Tara Travel, Bangkok
09:30
Ranong Pier
15h

From Sombat Tour Viphavadee 13 to Ranong by bus

17:00
Sombat Tour Viphavadee 13, Bangkok
06:15
Ranong Bus Station Sombat
13h 15m

From Bangkok Hotel Transfer to Ranong by taxi

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Bangkok Hotel Transfer
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Ranong Hotel Transfer
7h 45m
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Bangkok Hotel Transfer
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Ranong Hotel Transfer
8h 30m
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Bangkok Hotel Transfer
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Ranong Hotel Transfer
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Bangkok Hotel Transfer
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Ranong Hotel Transfer
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Bangkok Hotel Transfer
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Ranong Hotel Transfer
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Bangkok Hotel Transfer
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Bangkok Hotel Transfer
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Ranong Hotel Transfer
7h 45m
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From Don Mueang Airport to Ranong by flight

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05:00
DMK Don Mueang Airport
06:15
UNN Ranong Airport
1h 15m
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05:45
DMK Don Mueang Airport
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How to get from Bangkok to Ranong

From Bangkok to Ranong by bus

The main bus terminal in Bangkok for all southbound trips is the Southern Bus Terminal, also known as Sai Tai Mai. It is located on the Western banks of Chao Phraya River and is best reached by taxi. Travel time from Bangkok to Ranong is from eight to 9 hours which makes a night bus the most convenient option as it saves your daytime and some baht otherwise spent on a hotel room.

Naomi Tour operates Express, VIP and VIP24 buses from Bangkok to Ranong, all departing at 9 pm and reaching the destination between 4.50am and 5.30am. VIP and VIP24 tickets include a light meal during the journey, while with an Express you have only snacks which are actually of minor importance – unless you are a night-eating type. Tickets cost THB460/550/710 for an Express, VIP and VIP24 bus correspondingly. If you have an extra baht, it is always wise to opt for a VIP24 to have more leg and elbow space. Besides, there have been reports that express buses make too many stops on their way to Ranong, picking up passengers and cargo with cabin lights going on every time the bus stops. If you do not mind your journey last longer than expected than an express is also ok.

Tip: As with all long-haul buses in Thailand, air-conditioning in Naomi Tour buses is an issue: it may get freezing cold on board, so have some warm clothes at hand – the blanket you will be given is not always enough!

From Bangkok to Ranong by air

Even if you are the most determined overland traveler, it sometimes pays to consider a flight, too. Several low-cost airlines in Thailand offer tickets at discounted prices during certain periods, so check if you can catch a great deal.

Nok Air operates two direct flights to Ranong from Don Mueang International Airport in Bangkok. There is a morning flight at 6 am and an afternoon one at 5.05pm. The flight lasts 1 hour and 25 minutes and ticket prices start from THB1150 (lower during promotional periods). Note though, that Ranong airport lies some 22km south, so you will need at least 40 minutes to get to the city from there.

Ranong Connections

Rung Kit company operates Express buses from Ranong to Phuket. They reach the island in 5½ hours and cost about THB300. There are departures at 6.30am, 9.30am, and 4 pm. Please note that with the last departure you reach Phuket bus terminal by 9.30pm, so it is advisable to book your accommodation in Phuket in advance or opt for any guesthouse in Phuket Town rather than heading immediately to the beaches.

Other destinations from Ranong include Suratthani, Krabi, Phang Nga, Nakhon Si Thammarat, and Hat Yai. Tickets are easily bought right on the spot at Ranong bus terminal which is just one km from the city center and is reachable by blue songthaews.

Koh Phayam

All those stereotypes related to a paradise island are true for Koh Phayam. This little gem of an island has long sandy beaches, crystal clear blue seas, old-school bungalows and an air of a perfect island hideaway which becomes a rare bird nowadays. Though Koh Phayam is the main tourist destination in Ranong province, the island never feels overcrowded and chances that you will find a fair stretch of the beach just for yourself are high. Narrow island roads are car-free, and electricity round the clock is a privilege of a couple of bigger resorts. That said, many accommodations offer Internet, so you will not feel too isolated from the rest of the world if you need it in your smartphone.

Unspoiled beaches are undoubtedly the main attraction of Koh Phayam, but do not underestimate its hilly interior covered with jungle where a variety of short route for hiking attract those who get tired with a postcard-perfect sea picture of Koh Phayam. Koh Phayam lies 35km from the mainland, so estimate that your trip there will take from ¾ hrs by speedboat to two hours by ordinary ferry. Boat service is offered all year round, but the majority of smaller bungalows close for the low season from April to October.

Passenger reviews out of total 4,799 passengers who 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 while we are closely monitoring the services, we are still an agency marketplace. That means we focus on ticketing services and route availability & coverage rather than on the factual seat reclining angle you will get on the bus today.

Jan 12, 2019
bus VIP 24, ChokeAnan Tour
★★★★★
Es war gemütlich und snacks + trinken gab es auch ! Ich fand die fahrt sehr angenehm
Jan 12, 2019
bus VIP, Niomit Tour
★★☆☆☆
Hey hey ... i am a bit confused. The Lady at the southern Bus Terminal says to me that i had booked for 4 persons... and i think thats the Tessin while i payed around 30€ for the onewayticket... my voucher says 2 persons, ne and my daughter... it will be very nice if you can give me a groupon for the way back from ranong to Bangkok...please let me know if its possible... big greets from kho phayam , Rhiana Riechers
Jan 6, 2019
bus VIP, Niomit Tour
★★★★★
Gianni...nice trip
Dec 30, 2018
bus VIP, ChokeAnan Tour
★★★★☆
Good experience
Dec 29, 2018
avia Economy, Nok Air
★★★★☆
It was been a pleasant flght.
Dec 29, 2018
bus VIP 24, ChokeAnan Tour
★★★★★
I think it was a New bus with good Seats and a lot of space
Dec 18, 2018
bus Express, ChokeAnan Tour
★★★★★
Very comfortable, water, coffe and food included, very good!
Dec 11, 2018
bus VIP 24, Niomit Tour
★★★★★
All ok
Dec 6, 2018
bus VIP, ChokeAnan Tour
★★★☆☆
There was a big noise coming from the roof on the right back side, which were very annoying. And no toiletpaper. Otherwise everything was fine.
Dec 1, 2018
bus VIP 24, Niomit Tour
★★★★☆
Punctual departure and arrival.. reclining seats were ok but not fantastic - more suited to 5 ft Thais than 6 ft brits. Info about dutration of stops would have been nice - hard to know if there was time for a toilet break when we stopped in the middle of the night. But generally a good service at a good price.
Nov 8, 2018
bus VIP 24, Niomit Tour
★★★★★
Better than I expected. I would have preferred the stops to be announced when we stop for a toilet break or at our destination! Also I think if the company was to provide dried fruits instead of an artifical baked bun they might get more people enjoying the offer. Can their not be water refills instead of plastic bottles. I know how Thailand are trying to reduce plastic waste. Thank you!
Oct 23, 2018
bus VIP, Niomit Tour
★★☆☆☆
The bus driver was good we felt safe but the bus was a disaster. The first couple of hours were okay and then they turned the aircon off/down and it got HOT, smelly and extremely stuffy. The air was wet and no chance to open windows or to ask driver to turn the air con back on as they are separated from the passengers. At one stage I had water dripping constantly into my from one of the curtains, goodness knows where that was coming from... we were in the older bus and I’m sure if you’re in the new one it’s okay, but this was awful.
Oct 18, 2018
bus VIP 24, Niomit Tour
★★★★★
Arrived early, comfortable, clean blankets, clean pillows. Could not have asked for more. Will be using again for sure.
Oct 17, 2018
bus VIP, Niomit Tour
★★★★☆
A normal bus experience! Free pillow, blanket, water and snack. Toilet on board although I didn't use it. Bus driver doesn't speak English so make sure you know where to get off the bus! also yes, they drive fast but if you're asleep then no worries :p!
Sep 29, 2018
bus VIP 24, Niomit Tour
★★★★★
comfortable. Thanks!
Jul 21, 2018
bus Express, ChokeAnan Tour
★★☆☆☆
First, music was being played through loudspeakers. At first, this was welcomed, but they kept increasing the volume until the bus looked like a mobile pop concert. The loud music ended when our bus broke down 4 hours into the trip and thus we had to wait idly, on the highway for 4 hours until the relief bus arrived. Quite inconvenient, made the already long trip even longer, in unbearable heat, without A/C. However, on the plus side, we were offered iced drinks and cold refreshing wipes, and used this time to bond with fellow passengers. The rest of the trip was uneventful and included the regular restroom and lunch stops.
May 19, 2018
bus VIP 24, Niomit Tour
★★☆☆☆
The bus was super old, smelly, the sits were quite broken and no meal as announced as well as no WiFi. At least it departured and arrived on time.
Apr 29, 2018
bus VIP 24, Niomit Tour
★★★★★
Consistently good experience with Niomit and 12Go on this route. This trip, the bus was even improved - must be relatively new.
Apr 4, 2018
bus VIP 24, Niomit Tour
★★★★★
Wonferful ride very comfortable. Slept well. Highly recommend
Mar 18, 2018
bus VIP 24, Niomit Tour
★★★★☆
very good ride all the way to Ranong ! Bus was good and we had a lot of space !
Feb 26, 2018
bus VIP 24, Niomit Tour
★★★★★
All very weel, good prive and save drinving
Feb 17, 2018
bus VIP 24, Niomit Tour
★★★☆☆
The trip was alright. Got me from point A to B with time to spare. Bus was a little older, and but as comfortable as other busses I've taken. No complaints, though.
Feb 9, 2018
bus VIP 24, Niomit Tour
★★★★★
Straight forward procedure.Good trip...remember to have warm clothes for cold air con
Feb 3, 2018
bus Express, ChokeAnan Tour
★★★★★
This was a ride of a lifetime! The bus was very spacious and 70% empty. Though bus driver or stewardess could not speak well English, they were nice and smiling. We stopped after 3 hours for a good lunch in Thai restaurant, bus had own WC and AC. They also gave us free water, cake and coffee. Nothing to complain about. We arrived 30 min prior to scheduled time. I enjoyed the trip!
Feb 3, 2018
bus Express, ChokeAnan Tour
★★★☆☆
A little bit noisy as for every stop they shout the name of the city even if in the middle of the night. Smell of toilet in the bus all along the ride. Seats are confortable.
Feb 2, 2018
bus VIP 24, Niomit Tour
★★☆☆☆
I paid for vip24 but they made me travel on a bus older than at least 15 years compared to the one in the picture. the staff spoke out loud for at least half the trip. at ranong we arrived at 6, not at 7:30, the staff did not adequately warn the passengers that we had arrived, I asked for the pier anyway and they told me to wait for the second stop. the second stop was a garage for the exclusive use of the company, here all the taxis and tuktuk offered rates for the transfer to the pier more than doubled (50 bath) and even speed boat packages for the islands, more than inflated. be careful, the feeling is that the company avoids to get you off at the first bus stop because they work together with the drivers.
Jan 29, 2018
bus VIP, Niomit Tour
★★★★☆
I thought I bought a VIP 24 nut got s VIP 32. Otherwise everything very good, good service and on time.
Jan 28, 2018
bus VIP 24, ChokeAnan Tour
★★★★★
Luxus bus. Nice stewardesse, but the meal was not for europerian people

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