Pattaya to Phuket

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From Utapao Pattaya Airport to Phuket by flight

UTP Utapao Pattaya Airport
HKT Phuket Airport
1h 40m
eTicket  Instant  20kg

Pattaya to Phuket Schedule

Pattaya to Phuket Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Bangkok Air Economy #PG28113:00 – 14:40฿ 2,754

Popular Routes in Thailand

How to get from Pattaya to Phuket

When you want to get from Pattaya to Phuket, you have a few options to consider. Traveling between these destinations is possible by different means of transport:

  • Flight
  • Bus
  • Taxi

If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Flight. However, if you’d rather take your time with a slower, more affordable travel option, you can book a Bus ticket.

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A taxi ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about THB 15,345. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as THB 867.

How far is Pattaya from Phuket?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Pattaya to Phuket. Your trip will be a total of 606 miles (975 km). The flying distance is 387 miles (622 km).

How long does it take to get from Pattaya to Phuket?

The travel time from Pattaya to Phuket can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 2 to 17 hours.

How much does it cost to get from Pattaya to Phuket?

The cost of the trip from Pattaya to Phuket varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Sawadee Tour (สวัสดีทั่วไทย): travelling by bus expect to pay as low as THB 867 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a taxi - a one-way taxi ticket can cost as much as THB 15,345.

Here is a chart of the average ticket prices and transportation options available from Pattaya to Phuket:

  • Bus tickets - THB 867 to THB 1,141;
  • Plane tickets - THB 1,381 to THB 2,430;

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from THB 15,345 to THB 15,345.

How many trips per day are there between Pattaya and Phuket?

Depending on your choice of transportation, the number of daily trips varies.

  • Flights from Pattaya to Phuket depart during the day - there are approximately 4 departures a day.
  • Buses start plying the route from 17:00 - you can also take a bus as late as 17:00. There are 2 available bus trips every day.

Taxis are a good option to consider for this route, too. Book a cab to take you from Pattaya to Phuket any time of the day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?


Traveling by plane is the fastest way to get from Pattaya to Phuket. While it’s often the most expensive option, tool, occasionally you can grab promotional tickets for more or less the price of a train or a ferry ticket. Normally, the minimum you need to pay for a Plane ticket is THB 1,381.

Things to remember before boarding a plane:

  • It’s recommended to book a ticket in advance and check-in online. This way, you can save over 2 hours at the airport, and if your seat selection is on a first come first served basis you will have more options to choose from.
  • Getting through security checks may take some time - it’s recommended to get to the airport at least 1.5 hours in advance.

Airlines flying from Pattaya to Phuket
Bangkok Air (บางกอกแอร์เวย์), Thai AirAsia (แอร์เอเชีย)


Taking a bus from Pattaya to Phuket is cheaper than flying. Quite often, a long-distance bus is the cheapest transportation option. Buses normally make bathroom and/or lunch stops along the way.

Things to remember before opting for a bus ride:

  • If possible, make sure to choose higher-class buses for a more comfortable travel experience. Such buses often have an air conditioning system, soft reclining seats, Wi-Fi, bathrooms, etc.
  • As with plane tickets, buses are better booked in advance so that you can secure a good seat.
  • While booking a bus, keep in mind that delays are possible. Yet it still pays to get to the bus station at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure.


Catching a cab is the easiest way to get from Pattaya to Phuket. It allows you to tailor-make your trip, plan all the detours and see all the places you want. You can choose the type and the size of your car as well to be as comfortable as you'd like to.

Depending on the route, it might cost as much as THB 15,345.

Things to remember: It's a good idea to follow the route on Google Maps or any other GPS navigator.

The most popular transport from Pattaya to Phuket

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Pattaya to Phuket? In order to make your choice of transportation easier, we asked 1000 users to range their preferences for this route. Here are the results of the poll:

  • 1000 decided to go for a bus.