Phuket to Bangkok @ train, bus, flight May 29, 2017

78 trips (THB 643 — 16,000)

From Phuket Airport to Bangkok by flight

#SL767
00:05
Phuket Airport
01:30
Don Mueang Airport
1h 5m
Instant 15kg
฿ 900
× 2 = ฿ 1,800
  available
#FD3036
06:00
Phuket Airport
07:15
Don Mueang Airport
1h 25m
Instant
฿ 1,466
× 2 = ฿ 2,932
  available
#DD7521
06:25
Phuket Airport
07:45
Don Mueang Airport
1h 25m
Instant 15kg
฿ 1,664
× 2 = ฿ 3,328
  available
#PG270
07:00
Phuket Airport
08:25
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 25m
Instant
฿ 2,765
× 2 = ฿ 5,530
  available
#TG226
07:20
Phuket Airport
08:45
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 25m
Instant
฿ 2,420
× 2 = ฿ 4,840
  available
#SL769
07:45
Phuket Airport
09:10
Don Mueang Airport
1h 5m
Instant 15kg
฿ 900
× 2 = ฿ 1,800
  available
#DD7501
07:50
Phuket Airport
09:15
Don Mueang Airport
1h 25m
Instant 15kg
฿ 1,664
× 2 = ฿ 3,328
  available
#FD3020
08:00
Phuket Airport
09:20
Don Mueang Airport
1h 25m
Instant
฿ 1,466
× 2 = ฿ 2,932
  available
#FD3002
08:40
Phuket Airport
10:00
Don Mueang Airport
1h 25m
Instant
฿ 1,807
× 2 = ฿ 3,614
  available
#PG290
08:50
Phuket Airport
10:15
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 25m
Instant
฿ 3,030
× 2 = ฿ 6,060
  available
#SL751
09:00
Phuket Airport
10:25
Don Mueang Airport
1h 5m
Instant 15kg
฿ 900
× 2 = ฿ 1,800
  available
#FD3030
09:30
Phuket Airport
10:20
Don Mueang Airport
1h 25m
Instant
฿ 2,148
× 2 = ฿ 4,296
  available
#TG202
10:00
Phuket Airport
11:30
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 25m
Instant
฿ 2,420
× 2 = ฿ 4,840
  available
#PG272
10:20
Phuket Airport
11:45
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 25m
Instant
฿ 3,030
× 2 = ฿ 6,060
  available
#TG204
10:55
Phuket Airport
12:25
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 25m
Instant
฿ 2,928
× 2 = ฿ 5,856
  available
#DD7503
11:20
Phuket Airport
12:40
Don Mueang Airport
1h 25m
Instant 15kg
฿ 1,925
× 2 = ฿ 3,850
  available
#WE278
11:30
Phuket Airport
12:55
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 25m
Instant 20kg
฿ 2,000
× 2 = ฿ 4,000
  available
#TG685
11:50
Phuket Airport
13:20
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 25m
Instant
฿ 2,705
× 2 = ฿ 5,410
  available
#FD3092
11:55
Phuket Airport
13:10
Don Mueang Airport
1h 25m
Instant
฿ 2,148
× 2 = ฿ 4,296
  available
#PG276
12:15
Phuket Airport
13:40
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 25m
Instant
฿ 3,030
× 2 = ฿ 6,060
  available
#DD7513
12:45
Phuket Airport
14:10
Don Mueang Airport
1h 25m
Instant 15kg
฿ 1,724
× 2 = ฿ 3,448
  available
#WE274
12:55
Phuket Airport
14:20
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 25m
Instant 20kg
฿ 2,000
× 2 = ฿ 4,000
  available
#TG206
13:05
Phuket Airport
14:30
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 25m
Instant
฿ 2,420
× 2 = ฿ 4,840
  available
#DD7505
13:20
Phuket Airport
14:40
Don Mueang Airport
1h 25m
Instant 15kg
฿ 1,925
× 2 = ฿ 3,850
  available
#TG208
13:30
Phuket Airport
14:55
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 25m
Instant
฿ 2,420
× 2 = ฿ 4,840
  available
#FD3026
13:45
Phuket Airport
15:05
Don Mueang Airport
1h 25m
Instant
฿ 1,807
× 2 = ฿ 3,614
  available
#PG274
14:40
Phuket Airport
16:05
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 25m
Instant
฿ 2,765
× 2 = ฿ 5,530
  available
#TG927
14:45
Phuket Airport
16:10
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 25m
Instant
฿ 2,420
× 2 = ฿ 4,840
  available
#SL755
15:05
Phuket Airport
16:40
Don Mueang Airport
1h 5m
Instant 15kg
฿ 1,176
× 2 = ฿ 2,352
  available
#FD3006
15:15
Phuket Airport
16:40
Don Mueang Airport
1h 25m
Instant
฿ 2,148
× 2 = ฿ 4,296
  available
#DD7507
15:25
Phuket Airport
16:45
Don Mueang Airport
1h 25m
Instant 15kg
฿ 1,724
× 2 = ฿ 3,448
  available
#SL757
15:55
Phuket Airport
17:20
Don Mueang Airport
1h 5m
Instant 15kg
฿ 900
× 2 = ฿ 1,800
  available
#PG909
16:10
Phuket Airport
17:35
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 25m
Instant
฿ 2,521
× 2 = ฿ 5,042
  available
#TG216
16:25
Phuket Airport
17:50
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 25m
Instant
฿ 2,420
× 2 = ฿ 4,840
  available
#FD3008
16:30
Phuket Airport
17:55
Don Mueang Airport
1h 25m
Instant
฿ 1,807
× 2 = ฿ 3,614
  available
#DD7515
17:00
Phuket Airport
18:20
Don Mueang Airport
1h 25m
Instant 15kg
฿ 2,327
× 2 = ฿ 4,654
  available
#WE276
17:15
Phuket Airport
18:40
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 25m
Instant 20kg
฿ 2,111
× 2 = ฿ 4,222
  available
#PG286
17:25
Phuket Airport
18:50
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 25m
Instant
฿ 2,521
× 2 = ฿ 5,042
  available
#FD3032
18:00
Phuket Airport
19:10
Don Mueang Airport
1h 25m
Instant
฿ 2,148
× 2 = ฿ 4,296
  available
#FD3022
18:30
Phuket Airport
19:50
Don Mueang Airport
1h 25m
Instant
฿ 1,807
× 2 = ฿ 3,614
  available
#TG218
19:00
Phuket Airport
20:25
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 25m
Instant
฿ 2,705
× 2 = ฿ 5,410
  available
#PG278
19:05
Phuket Airport
20:30
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 25m
Instant
฿ 2,521
× 2 = ฿ 5,042
  available
#SL763
20:00
Phuket Airport
21:25
Don Mueang Airport
1h 5m
Instant 15kg
฿ 1,556
× 2 = ฿ 3,112
  available
#TG222
20:35
Phuket Airport
22:00
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 25m
Instant
฿ 2,705
× 2 = ฿ 5,410
  available
#FD3028
20:45
Phuket Airport
22:10
Don Mueang Airport
1h 25m
Instant
฿ 1,807
× 2 = ฿ 3,614
  available
#FD3010
21:00
Phuket Airport
22:25
Don Mueang Airport
1h 25m
Instant
฿ 1,466
× 2 = ฿ 2,932
  available
#WE280
21:15
Phuket Airport
22:35
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 25m
Instant 20kg
฿ 2,333
× 2 = ฿ 4,666
  available
#FD3012
21:50
Phuket Airport
23:10
Don Mueang Airport
1h 25m
Instant
฿ 1,466
× 2 = ฿ 2,932
  available
#PG280
22:10
Phuket Airport
23:35
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 25m
Instant
฿ 2,521
× 2 = ฿ 5,042
  available
#FD3014
22:35
Phuket Airport
23:55
Don Mueang Airport
1h 25m
Instant
฿ 1,466
× 2 = ฿ 2,932
  available
#WE240
22:45
Phuket Airport
00:10
Suvarnabhumi Airport
1h 25m
Instant 20kg
฿ 1,778
× 2 = ฿ 3,556
  available
#FD3034
22:55
Phuket Airport
00:15
Don Mueang Airport
1h 25m
Instant
฿ 1,466
× 2 = ฿ 2,932
  available
#FD3016
23:10
Phuket Airport
00:35
Don Mueang Airport
1h 25m
Instant
฿ 1,466
× 2 = ฿ 2,932
  available
#FD3024
23:55
Phuket Airport
01:20
Don Mueang Airport
1h 25m
Instant
฿ 881
× 2 = ฿ 1,762
  available

From Phuket Bus Terminal (2) to Bangkok by bus

06:30
Phuket Bus Terminal (2)
18:30
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
12h
Instant
฿ 643
× 2 = ฿ 1,286
? seats available
13:30
Phuket Bus Terminal (2)
01:30
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
12h
Instant
฿ 643
× 2 = ฿ 1,286
? seats available
15:00
Phuket Bus Terminal (2)
03:00
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
12h
Instant
฿ 643
× 2 = ฿ 1,286
? seats available
15:30
Phuket Bus Terminal (2)
03:30
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
12h
Instant
฿ 643
× 2 = ฿ 1,286
? seats available
15:30
Phuket Bus Terminal (2)
03:30
Morchit, Bangkok
12h
Instant
฿ 643
× 2 = ฿ 1,286
? seats available
16:30
Phuket Bus Terminal (2)
06:30
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
14h
Instant
฿ 643
× 2 = ฿ 1,286
? seats available
17:00
Phuket Bus Terminal (2)
07:25
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
14h 25m
Instant
฿ 998
× 2 = ฿ 1,996
? seats available
17:20
Phuket Bus Terminal (2)
07:20
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
14h
Instant
฿ 998
× 2 = ฿ 1,996
? seats available
18:00
Phuket Bus Terminal (2)
08:25
Morchit, Bangkok
14h 25m
Instant
฿ 750
× 2 = ฿ 1,500
? seats available
18:00
Phuket Bus Terminal (2)
08:25
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
14h 25m
Instant
฿ 750
× 2 = ฿ 1,500
? seats available
18:20
Phuket Bus Terminal (2)
08:45
Morchit, Bangkok
14h 25m
Instant
฿ 998
× 2 = ฿ 1,996
? seats available
18:20
Phuket Bus Terminal (2)
08:45
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
14h 25m
Instant
฿ 998
× 2 = ฿ 1,996
? seats available
18:30
Phuket Bus Terminal (2)
08:30
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
14h
Instant
฿ 643
× 2 = ฿ 1,286
? seats available
18:30
Phuket Bus Terminal (2)
06:30
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
12h
Instant
฿ 643
× 2 = ฿ 1,286
? seats available
18:30
Phuket Bus Terminal (2)
08:55
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
14h 25m
Instant
฿ 998
× 2 = ฿ 1,996
? seats available
19:00
Phuket Bus Terminal (2)
09:00
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
14h
Instant
฿ 998
× 2 = ฿ 1,996
? seats available

From Phuket Bus Terminal (2) to Bangkok by bus+train joint ticket

10:00
Phuket Bus Terminal (2)
14:20
Suratthani Train station
4h 20m
Instant Refund
10 seats available
Change stations. Walk - 3 min, 0 m (Next departure after 2 hours 20 mins)
16:40
Suratthani
05:10
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
12h 30m
Refund
12 seats available
Total
19h 10m
฿ 1,268
× 2 = ฿ 2,536
10:00
Phuket Bus Terminal (2)
14:20
Suratthani Train station
4h 20m
Instant Refund
10 seats available
Change stations. Walk - 3 min, 0 m (Next departure after 2 hours 20 mins)
16:40
Suratthani
05:10
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
12h 30m
Refund
20 seats available
Total
19h 10m
฿ 1,028
× 2 = ฿ 2,056
12:00
Phuket Bus Terminal (2)
16:20
Suratthani Train station
4h 20m
Instant Refund
10 seats available
Change stations. Walk - 3 min, 0 m (Next departure after 2 hours 17 mins)
18:37
Suratthani
06:30
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
11h 53m
Refund
31 seats available
Total
18h 30m
฿ 1,328
× 2 = ฿ 2,656
12:00
Phuket Bus Terminal (2)
16:20
Suratthani Train station
4h 20m
Instant Refund
10 seats available
Change stations. Walk - 3 min, 0 m (Next departure after 2 hours 17 mins)
18:37
Suratthani
06:30
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
11h 53m
Refund
Only 8 seats left!
Total
18h 30m
฿ 1,859
× 2 = ฿ 3,718
14:00
Phuket Bus Terminal (2)
18:20
Suratthani Train station
4h 20m
Instant Refund
10 seats available
Change stations. Walk - 3 min, 0 m (Next departure after 2 hours 45 mins)
21:05
Suratthani
08:35
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
11h 30m
Refund
36 seats available
Total
18h 35m
฿ 1,328
× 2 = ฿ 2,656
14:00
Phuket Bus Terminal (2)
18:20
Suratthani Train station
4h 20m
Instant Refund
10 seats available
Change stations. Walk - 3 min, 0 m (Next departure after 2 hours 45 mins)
21:05
Suratthani
08:35
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
11h 30m
Refund
12 seats available
Total
18h 35m
฿ 1,859
× 2 = ฿ 3,718

From Phuket Town to Bangkok by taxi

PGS
Any
Phuket Town
Time
Bangkok any hotel
12h
Refund
฿ 13,000
  vehicle, all incl
PGS
Any
Phuket Town
Time
Bangkok any hotel
12h
Refund
฿ 16,000
  vehicle, all incl

Getting from Phuket to Bangkok

How to get to Bangkok from Phuket

The fastest, easiest and most convenient way to get to Bangkok from Phuket is by bus. There are a lot of direct buses heading to the capital any time of the day. We have no idea why choose bus+train journey instead, but if you wish, you can do it, too. You will spend more time and efforts, but – oh, yes – have the benefits of arriving in the centre of the capital (to Hua Lamphong train station) and sleeping in the horizontal position. For some, this may compensate.

From Phuket to Bangkok by bus

Buses from Phuket to Bangkok leave regularly throughout the day from the recently constructed Bus Station 2 Bo-Ko-So Terminal which is located some four km to the north of the Phuket Town’s centre. They take from 13 up to 15 hours to arrive to Bangkok, either to the Southern bus terminal, Sai Tai Mai, which is located on Phutthamonthon Sai Road in Thonburi district on the western side of the Chao Phraya River, or to the Northern bus terminal, Morchit. Check in advance to which one your bus goes. You have a wide choice of 2nd class, express and VIP buses. VIP24 are more expensive but let you travel with much more comfort: there are 3 seats per row which leave you with more space for your legs and elbows. All buses provide snacks, air-conditioning and blankets and make several pit-spots along the route at large gas stations with convenience stores, cafes and toilets. Example fares are THB 664 for the express and THB 1023 for VIP24 (with Phuket Travel). Note that the same terminal in Phuket serves many other destinations, including Suratthani, Krabi or Koh Samui.

Tip: During the peak season it is highly recommended to book tickets in advance.

From Phuket to Bangkok by train

Though there is no railway line anywhere near Phuket, you still can make a combined bus+train journey from Phuket to Bangkok. The Thai southern railway line goes from Bangkok to Suratthani, and the closest railway station to Phuket is the one of Suratthani. It is located in the town of Phun Phin, some 220 km from Phuket. To get there, you will need to make a 4½ hour bus journey, so in most cases this is not an option to consider unless you wish to savour a bit of local life in Suratthani itself. The majority of buses are standard AC ones with prices around THB 230 per person. Book your bus ticket from Phuket to Suratthani here.

Trains from Phun Phin (Suratthani) to Bangkok arrive to Hua Lamphong Station. There is a morning 2nd class AC seats only which is also the fastest one covering the distance between Bangkok and Suratthani in 9 hours (and for THB 808). The rest of the batch are slower (up to 12 hours) and depart in the afternoon and in the evening at 4.40pm, 5.35pm, 6.37pm, 8.35pm, and 9.05pm. Even if slower than buses, trains offer the most comfortable ride, depending on which ticket you book. The top choice is an AC 1st class sleeper (the most convenient of which is #84 and #86 at 9.05pm and 6.37pm (both THB 1539). Second class sleepers are also air-conditioned and provide beds that fold out of your seating upon request or in the evening. These tickets cost from THB 948 to THB 968, and while they may not be as private as 1st class, they are still very comfortable. The fan sleeper carriage works pretty much the same as a normal sleeper but excludes air conditioning and gives you an arguable opportunity to take in countryside smells along the trip. Fan sleepers cost 708 THB per person.

Tip: As Suratthani serves as a base for further travel to the islands of the Gulf, as well as cities of Deep South and Andaman Coast, tickets do sell quickly. If you travel during the high season, consider buying tickets as much in advance as possible.

Note that a combination bus+train journey from Phuket to Bangkok takes longer than a direct bus from the island to the capital (not less than 15 hrs compared to 13 hours), but you can sleep with more comfort while travelling by railway. Both 1st and 2nd class AC carriages give you enough privacy, so a longer journey may proof a better choice at the end of the day.

Have you forgotten anything?

Before you say good-bye to this truly cosmopolitan resort, make sure you have not missed the brilliant opportunity to get acquainted with a bunch of southern islands which are easily accessable from Phuket. Here are some ideas on island hopping from Phuket.

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 are 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.

Blogger report: Tugce Ertan (VIP24 Phuket Travel) 01-Apr-2015 18:30

After a nice holiday in Patong Beach we had to go to Bangkok and so we decided to use the direct bus between Phuket Town and Bangkok. It is a cheap, comfortable and effortless way of getting to Bangkok, plus it means one less hotel night which definitely budget friendly.

How to Get to the Bus Terminal 2 in Phuket

There are three bus terminals in Phuket. First one is old bus terminal off Phang Nga Road which provides minibuses linking Phuket to other major destinations in Thailand. Second one is the new bus terminal on Thepkasattri Road which provides big buses linking Phuket to other major destinations in Thailand and the last one is on Ranong Road (Old Town) which is the local bus station linking Phuket Town to all beaches. Our bus was departing from Bus Terminal 2.

First of all, we needed to reach Phuket Town from Patong. According to your budget you can prefer either the blue songthaews which can be described as big tuk tuks or the easy but expensive taxis. We prefered the songthaew due to our budget and we paid only 50 Baht per person. First we took the blue songthaew (30 Baht) from Patong to Phuket town, and once we were in Phuket Town the driver stopped another songthaew (20 Baht) for us which is going to the bus station. Blue songthaews run every 30 minutes all the way on the beach road in Patong, you can easily catch them but mainly they collect passengers from in front of the police box at northern end of Patong Beach Road. Pink Songthaews, on the other hand, assure transfers between three bus stations but please remember that songthaews work until around 6 pm.

Bus Terminal 2 in Phuket

We arrived at the second bus terminal after a 1 hour trip by two songthaews. When you go inside the terminal there are two short corridors on the left and right hand sides of the entrance which you can buy your tickets or get approvals for your internet reservations and obtain the hard copy of your bus ticket. The terminal has a mini market and some kiosks where you can have something to eat or drink. If you don’t like these options you can try the small local restaurants which are located in the terminal’s garden. We tried Coffee House at the end of the restaurants. They serve a good variation of coffees and snacks. Plus, the only air-conditioned place with a decent wi-fi is this place. You should use the toilet in the terminal for just 3 Bahts since the toilets in the buses are not in very good condition. (Just 3 bahts)

Registering Luggage

We kept our luggage with us until the departure time because we were warned about not to let our luggage unattended in the bus’ trunk. Before getting on the bus, we registered our bags on the small white desk near our platform and then gave them to the trunk. Of course, we watched them until they were put in properly. They attached a tag to our bags on the desk but then never asked us to confirm when we were getting off. 

Bus Trip

Phuket Travel VIP23 bus seats
Phuket Travel VIP23 bus seats

There are mainly two storey buses in Thailand, besides the driver compartment, they have a small number of seats at the lower deck. Most of the seats are on the upper floor. You can get VIP bus tickets or cheaper bus tickets. The difference between a VIP and a normal bus is the number seats. The VIP has around 30 seats whereas the cheaper bus has more than 40. So it means a VIP bus has wider seats with very wide leg space. We bought our tickets 7 hours before the trip on 12go.asia from Phuket Travel Company for 18:30 VIP bus.
Bus departed 2 min early according to universal Iphone time but 6 minutes late according to bus’ time. Anyway, since you should be at the terminal 30 minutes before departure it won’t be a great matter. There was a packaged blanket and a bottle of water placed neatly on every seat. Also, the air conditioner was working before the departure. The blue seats were very big and comfortable with a wide leg space. With this space they are able to recline almost to become a bed. Also there was an adjustable part for the legs which provides a comfortable journey. There are lights and air conditioning at the top of every seat. You can close your air conditioning but the lights weren't working.

Ten minutes after the departure the formally dressed hostess stopped in every seat and asked us where we were going to note them down on her folder. Once this is finished, she brought a basket of snacks from downstairs and gave us a complimentary set of two cakes and a fruit/vegetable juice. There were two types of cakes boxed and stamped in a transparent box, one with banana flavor, the other with some colorful candies on it. We liked them both. The trash of these goodies however, were never collected. After these snacks, the lights are turned off until the break which is odd because it’s just 7 pm. Also there were two flat screens on our deck but they weren't turned on once and there were no electric plugs or USB ports to charge electronic devices.

The trip went smooth but the air conditioning was very cold. First I thought why they gave us wool blankets on 35 degree weather but then I understood. The blankets were freshly washed and felt very clean when the package was removed. They also keep you warm.

After 6 hours road, we took a break for a complimentary meal at 00:30 am in Chumphon. The break was just 20 minutes and the food is traditional Thai food. If you are not fond of Thai cuisine, you can find some other things to eat in the night bazaar at this stop. You should be cautious in that crowded place. The buses are alike, you should memorize or take a picture of the plate of the bus in order not to misplace the bus. Also you should be in a hurry since the break is short for dinner and toilet.

The complimentary meal is served in the dining saloon where you are seated at a table with people you don’t know according to your bus company. They serve traditional Thai plates with chicken, fish and vegetables on every table. They also give you a cup of rice and you turn the table as you wish to take some food from the middle to your plate. The toilets are not very clean, they lack toilet paper so be sure to take your own.
The toilet on the bus was frequently used by the passengers however every time the door was opened a bad smell was upon us. Also the toilet itself didn't seem very appealing to me, I just took a photo.

Arrival

We arrived in Bangkok after 12 hours and the hostess woke us up – You! Bangkok! We took our bags and hit the road again. According to the ticket we should be on the southern bus terminal in Bangkok so we had made a plan to get to our hotel but then we realized that they dropped us on northern bus terminal Mochit. We don’t know if they are going to also southern station but she never asked us which station we were going to. But then again, she didn’t speak English. Maybe you should approve in advance which terminal the bus is going.

Bangkok North Bus Terminal

It was better for us to be dropped in Mochit as it is closer to our hotel, however be aware that people speak very little English, so come prepared to take the necessary public bus to your destination or have your hotel’s address written in Thai. If you are Western, taxi drivers are most likely going to try scamming you by asking a lot of Money. Insist on turning on the taxi meter. Otherwise, you can take a public bus for 15 Bahts to Chatuchak Station and take the sky train from there. Also there are small buffets and Seven Elevens in the terminal where you can get something for breakfast.

Over all, this was a comfortable and smooth journey. It is highly preferable fort his route.

Passenger reviews out of total 10,527 passengers traveled with us on this route

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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)
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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 ^_^

★★★★★ May 11, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai AirAsia)
★★☆☆☆ May 10, 2017 (bus Express, Phuket Travel)
★★★★★ May 10, 2017 (bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970)
★★★★★ May 8, 2017 (bus VIP24, Phuket Travel)
★★★★★ May 5, 2017 (bus VIP, Phuket Central)
★★★★★ May 4, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai AirAsia)
★★★★★ May 4, 2017 (bus VIP, Phuket Central)
★★★★★ May 3, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai Lion Air) :
Everything went really smoothly! Thank you!
★★★★★ May 1, 2017 (bus VIP, Phuket Central) :
Bus ???? was comfortable and friendly staff. Food was a bit poor quality but it can be improve. Bus driver wanted to get to Bangkok very quickly as it was a ruthless driver but that's all part of the experience right.
★★★★★ Apr 28, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai Lion Air) :
It was flawless trip ,will use it again thanks
★★★☆☆ Apr 28, 2017 (bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970) :
Wonderful little restaurant at Suratthani Train station
★★★★☆ Apr 25, 2017 (bus Express, Phuket Travel)
★★★☆☆ Apr 19, 2017 (bus VIP, Phuket Central) :
Very coled Bad smell from toilets They stop only one time, nothing eatable!!!!
★★★★★ Apr 18, 2017 (bus VIP24, Bus Express)
★★★★☆ Apr 15, 2017 (bus Express, Phuket Travel) :
Trip was comfortable. Complimentary water, cake, and dinner mid-journey. Arrived at Northern Terminal rather than Southern Terminal.
★★★★☆ Apr 14, 2017 (bus Express, Bus Express) :
Generally speaking is ok. You pay what you get! A little bit late about 1.5 hours delay to destination.
★★★★☆ Apr 14, 2017 (bus VIP24, Phuket Travel) :
Was expecting much worse after reading the reviews online, but thankfully our bus had a driver who spoke some English and helped us with what station to get off at, was actually too hot (rather than too cold) and there was no music/tv played during the trip. We had the seats downstairs which was actually really nice because there was only one other person and it was completely separated by doors from both the bathroom door and the driver. Only negative was that the wifi password they said would work did not work, no matter what combination we used, so that was quite annoying after the bus advertised free wifi (but I wasn't expecting it originally, so it would've been a nice treat if it did work).
★★★★☆ Apr 11, 2017 (bus VIP24, Phuket Travel)
★★★★☆ Apr 10, 2017 (bus Express, Phuket Travel)
★★★★☆ Apr 7, 2017 (bus Express, Phuket Travel)
★★☆☆☆ Apr 6, 2017 (bus VIP, Phuket Central) :
Bus was ok. Too much AC, we weren't autorized to close it. The personal was not really kind...stressful and a bit agressive when you can't understand their language... it need to have at least a person who speak english in such company.
★★★★☆ Apr 5, 2017 (bus VIP, Phuket Central) :
was ok
★★★★☆ Mar 30, 2017 (bus Express, Bus Express) :
We arrive on schedule. Service so nice. But i don't give a blanket ????????
★★★★☆ Mar 29, 2017 (bus VIP24, Phuket Travel)
★★★★☆ Mar 27, 2017 (bus Express, Phuket Travel) :
Good trip, they gave us a free bottle water, a muffin, a pillow and a blanket as well as some thai food in the stop... We were at the station before the estimated arrival which was good for us... the only incovenient there was no place to put the water or other stuff without losing everything in the floor
★★★★☆ Mar 26, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai Lion Air)
★★★★☆ Mar 24, 2017 (bus Express, Phuket Travel) :
The bus was very comfy and easily the best nights sleep I've had on a night bus. Points to improve on: stronger air con and air freshener in loo
★★★★★ Mar 22, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai Lion Air)
★★★☆☆ Mar 21, 2017 (bus VIP24, Phuket Travel) :
Nobody didn't english
★★★★☆ Mar 21, 2017 (bus Express, Phuket Travel) :
Bus was nice, lots room and great air-conditioning. Remember bring your own toilet paper! Arrived eventually morchit which was good for us. Recommended
★★★☆☆ Mar 19, 2017 (bus VIP24, Phuket Central) :
Saftey belts caput. Seat 9C.
★★★☆☆ Mar 18, 2017 (bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970) :
Ticketing was easy and efficient, good bus terminal with lots of snacks. Bus was old, small seats, broken vents and cup holders, loud and jumpy but cheap and we made it. A/c sucked, we were sweating the whole time. Many quick stops and 1 longer one to stretch, departed right on time but arrived about half hour late. Appreciated the direct drop off right at train station. Nobody spoke English but we all managed. Overall decent for the price.
★★★★★ Mar 17, 2017 (bus Express, Phuket Travel)
★★★★☆ Mar 15, 2017 (bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970) :
Bus was neat and clean.Rchd destination 15 prior scheduled time.
★★★☆☆ Mar 13, 2017 (bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970)
★★★☆☆ Mar 9, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai Airways) :
Always delay ..this time 45 minutes
★★★★☆ Mar 7, 2017 (bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970) :
Departed and arrived pretty much on time, nice scenery along the way. No restroom on board, frequent stops.
★★★☆☆ Mar 5, 2017 (bus VIP24, Phuket Travel) :
It would have been given a 5 if it weren't for the fact we kept breaking down due to engine overheating from my guess. Not to bothered though. As seats were comfortable, giving a bottle of water and snacks, and a blank because it can get cold due to consistent blasting of air con. Loud music was only played at the start and then turn off before people went to sleep. (All this happened before the break down of course.) Second bus was the same pretty much buy had to take blankets from first bus if you wanted to stay warm.
★★★☆☆ Mar 5, 2017 (bus VIP24, Bus Express) :
Trip was as expected except the driver was a bit erratic.bus was ok
★★★★☆ Mar 5, 2017 (bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970) :
Great ride. Bus was older but the ride was ok. It was great to see the beautiful mountains and the plantations of Pineapple and other fruit. Good way to see the country.
★★★☆☆ Mar 2, 2017 (bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970)
★★★★☆ Mar 2, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai AirAsia) :
Behulpzaam luchthavenpersoneel!
★★☆☆☆ Mar 1, 2017 (bus VIP, Phuket Central) :
The "fresh meal" advertised with the fare turned out to be one small strange pastry and a bottle of water at the start of the trip. If you want food, you'll have to buy it yourself at a bus stop along the way. The seats were decently comfortable, but I couldn't sleep thanks to the stewardess. Every time I fell asleep, she would wake me up either by chatting loudly with the woman behind me or by carelessly bumping me as she walked up and down the aisle (doing what, I'm not exactly sure).
★★★☆☆ Feb 23, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai Lion Air) :
uncomfortable flight, very little leg room.
★★★☆☆ Feb 20, 2017 (bus Express, Phuket Travel) :
We just used the service from Phuket to Bangkok Southern terminal. Already booked online, which was a good part to prevent yourself for last hour rush and searching ticket office/agent etc. It was around 13 hours journey, which they completed on time. But the sitting and seats of the bus was quite uncomfortable. Unlike Swasdee travels Bus, which we used to travel from Pattaya to Phuket, on which we didnt even felt the tiredness. This bus's sitting was very disappointing, legs were stucking all night, no leg space at all. Would not recommend this traveler if you are planning for a long journey by bus in Thailand.
★★★★★ Feb 17, 2017 (bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970) :
Bus was on time in departure and arrival. Clean and tidy inside. Drop off at Surat Thani is a short walk from train station.
★★☆☆☆ Feb 16, 2017 (bus VIP24, Bus Express) :
What a freezing nightmare! as much as I cannot complain about bus comfort in general, I could not really focus on any advantages of this trip since air conditioning killed everything good about it. What is wrong with you people? what is the sense to turn your bus into refrigerator? I'm glad i had my daughters wool socks which i bought for her winter holidays with me, also all other winter jackets and stuff otherwise I would have turned into ice cube. .. and not that i have something against conditioning, it is a great invention - but please use it wisely - do not turn your passengers into frozen vegetables please!
★★☆☆☆ Feb 16, 2017 (bus VIP24, Bus Express) :
First driver drives like a maniac. He flashes his lights are cars, truck and all vehicles in front of the bus so that they make way for him to speed. He overtakes at corners where there is no visibilties. Seats can only recline 45 degrees. Uncomfrtable///
★★★★★ Feb 15, 2017 (bus Express, Bus Express) :
Very good trip. Speed and comfortable. Air-condition very cold
★★★★★ Feb 15, 2017 (bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970) :
The bus is not in great condition at first sight, but the trip was okay. It's not crowded, air condition works perfectly, the driver is very helpful... Also, there are some guys getting onto the bus a few times on the stopa and selling fruit and stuff.
★★★★★ Feb 11, 2017 (bus VIP24, Phuket Travel) :
Servizio ottimo puntuale
★★★★★ Feb 10, 2017 (bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970) :
The bus left on time, and amazingly arrived at Surat Thani station right on scheduled time. The bus was comfortable, and surprisingly included a restroom. I had scheduled a later train connection because of fear that the bus might be delayed, but I was too conservative in that decision, meaning I had to wait for the train longer than necessary. No complaints at all. Purchasing the ticket was simple and quick, and there was no issue with its electronic delivery to me.
★★★☆☆ Feb 9, 2017 (bus Express, Phuket Travel) :
Standard
★★★☆☆ Feb 5, 2017 (bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970) :
Like all drivers in Thailand, the bus driver adopts "race driver" attitude by following the racing line while navigating through the crowded streets. I closed my eyes and try not to pay attention at the road. The bus itself is a bit run down with a strong diesel smell in the cabin early in the trip. Also, despite of the written destination (Suratthani Train Station), i was dropped about 15 minute-walk away from the train station, so the description is a bit misleading. Apart from that, the ticket was available readily at Phuket Bus Terminal and everything went smoothly.
★★★★☆ Feb 4, 2017 (bus Express, Phuket Travel) :
Выехали из пхукета в 18:40 приехали в в бангкок утром в 7:30. Примерно в час ночи была остановка покушать в столовой бесплатно. Правда питание скромное: рис с водичкой и 4 тарелки овощей с мясом на 5 пассажиров за одним столом. Впринципе есть можно. Но лучше взять на вокзале еды с собой перед выездом. Места бронировали в первом ряду на втором этаже, номера сидений 1,2,3,4, отличный панорамный вид и море свободного места перед собой, можно вытянуть ноги. Сидения откидываются в полулежачее положение.
★★★★☆ Feb 1, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai AirAsia) :
Flight was delayed be one hour. Flight was ok.
★★★★☆ Jan 30, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai Smile) :
The flight was comfortable. I was able to get the seat I wanted. Flight attendants were polite. Could have used am alcoholic drink.
★★★★★ Jan 22, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai AirAsia)
★★★★☆ Jan 18, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai AirAsia) :
Transfer OK, no claims.
★★★★★ Jan 18, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai AirAsia)
★★★★☆ Jan 15, 2017 (bus VIP, Phuket Central)
★★★★★ Jan 9, 2017 (bus Express, Phuket Central)
★★★★☆ Jan 7, 2017 (bus VIP, Phuket Central) :
Seats have doesn't provide much back support. When the seat is lean back, it has a gap in between and will take a toll on your back. Otherwise, it's fair overall.
★★★★★ Jan 6, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai Smile) :
Flight schedule changed to one hour later, but other than that it was a great flight.
★★★★☆ Jan 4, 2017 (bus Express, Phuket Travel) :
Good and timely service
★★★★☆ Jan 4, 2017 (bus Express, Phuket Travel) :
Not recommended for 6'+ people
★★☆☆☆ Jan 3, 2017 (bus Express, Phuket Central) :
Aside from a generally uncomfortable ride, we were dropped off at Mochit, while our tickets were to Sai Tai. My next bus left from Sai Tai. Not cool.
★★☆☆☆ Dec 7, 2016 (bus VIP, Phuket Central) :
Fast but not really comfortable. Music kept playing loud after midnight lunch and the waitress acted so strange that it was scary. There was no information given about what to do after drop off so ended up in a expensive taxi to get to the city.
★★☆☆☆ Dec 3, 2016 (bus Express, Phuket Travel) :
Roof of bus kept making terrible noise for entire journey. It sounded like somebody walking on squeaky floor. We could not sleep. They really need to fix that problem. The rest is bearable for the price.
★★★★★ Nov 26, 2016 (avia Economy, Thai AirAsia) :
Smooth booking and great experience with The Air Asia, the plane was new, staff was kind and we landed 15min before schedule. The bags were ready to claim before we even got there. I do recommend 12go Asia as well as Air Asia! :)
★★★★☆ Nov 24, 2016 (bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970) :
Nice trip, nothing to complain about except too many local stops.
★★★★☆ Nov 21, 2016 (bus Express, Phuket Travel) :
Another excellent experience! Efficient service (water and snack upon boarding) and timely travel (left on time, arrived early). Very comfortable experience. Unfortunately, there was a rather irritating buzzing sound coming from the top front of the bus. I'm not sure what it was, but it was hard to ignore until I eventually fell asleep. The sound was not heard during my other bus experience, so I think it is a maintenance issue for this particular bus that can be fixed :)
★★★★☆ Oct 22, 2016 (avia Economy, Thai AirAsia)
★★★★☆ Oct 21, 2016 (avia Economy, Thai AirAsia)
★★★★★ Oct 21, 2016 (avia Economy, Thai AirAsia)
★★★★☆ Oct 20, 2016 (bus Express, Phuket Travel) :
Everything super, just toilettes were tooo dirty.
★★★★☆ Oct 9, 2016 (bus VIP, Phuket Central) :
Seats are really narrow, small, otherwise it does lean backwards and you can almost get in horizontal position.
★★★☆☆ Oct 8, 2016 (bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970) :
Reasonable. The cabin was reasonably clean. Do not bother with the breakfast. Coffee was undrinkable and the sandwiches were disgusting.
★★★★★ Sep 24, 2016 (avia Economy, Thai Lion Air)
★★★★★ Sep 14, 2016 (bus VIP, Phuket Central)
★★★★☆ Aug 19, 2016 (bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970) :
Smooth ride, helpful staff. Would like WiFi on board though. Very inexpensive trip!
★★★☆☆ Aug 19, 2016 (bus VIP24, Phuket Central) :
12go is a great way to book, bus is good, but cold, so take warm clothes. And no wi-fi.
★★★★★ Aug 14, 2016 (bus VIP24, Phuket Travel) :
Comfortable bus. Chip praise.
★★★★☆ Jul 24, 2016 (bus VIP24, Phuket Central) :
Booking with 12go.asia went very well and all was delivered as booked. The bus trip with Phuket Central (VIP24) was fast and without issues (besides cold and dark, like all buses in Thailand). On request of passengers the loud volume of the radio was put down. Only tip is to provide WIFI on the VIP buses. All in all convenient way to travel.
★★★★☆ Jun 30, 2016 (bus Express, Phuket Travel) :
Bus is not going to southern bus terminal it arives at Mo Chit. But you can take bus 3 to Khao San road for ~6 baht.
★★★☆☆ Jun 21, 2016 (avia Economy, Thai Lion Air) :
There service is good. Need to have more counter. I will rate them/ good though there flight was 30 minutes delayed.
★★★★★ Jun 18, 2016 (bus Express, Phuket Travel) :
Very comfortable. Services were good. I can recommend this bus to others.
12Go response:

Thank you for your rating and review, truly appreciated! We are glad that you are satisfied with the transport service. We are looking forward to serve you once again in your future trips!

★★★☆☆ Jun 11, 2016 (bus Express, Phuket Travel)
★★★☆☆ Jun 9, 2016 (bus VIP24, Phuket Central) :
Take socks, long pants and a sweater. Earplugs. The stop around midnight is for a meal. No wifi on board. Helpful staff. Comfortable chairs. Thin blanket and snacks provided.
12Go response:

Thank you very much for booking your tickets with us.
We would bring your advice to improve and develop even more.
We hope you will be back to use our service again in the near future.

Thank you, please enjoy your stay in Thailand.

★★★☆☆ Jun 1, 2016 (bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970) :
The bus was on time and got to Suratthani station one hour ahead of schedule. This is because it didn't make the two pit stops as advertised. I had to actually tell the driver to stop the bus to let me go to the toilet. This is unacceptable for a four and a half hour bus journey.
★★★★☆ May 23, 2016 (bus Express, Phuket Travel) :
Great smooth bus ride from Phuket to Bangkok! However, the steward cant speak english, also majority of staff at Phuket Bus terminal 2 (some aren't even trying to help us out).
★★★☆☆ May 18, 2016 (bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970) :
Way better than going other way - driver not drugged up. The use of outdated uncomfortable busses pisses me off.
12Go response:

Thank you for your rating and review, truly appreciated We are glad that for this route you were generally ( if we should say) satisfied with the transport service.

We are looking forward to serve you once again in your future trips!

★★★★☆ May 12, 2016 (bus Express, Phuket Central) :
Very good trip , and comfortable bus
★★★★☆ May 1, 2016 (bus Express, Phuket Travel) :
It's ok. Suitable with this price!
★★★★★ Apr 17, 2016 (bus VIP24, Phuket Travel) :
It was nice journey. Timely arrival.
★★★★☆ Apr 10, 2016 (bus VIP24, Phuket Travel) :
Staff were friendly and helpful seats were large and lots of legroom. We arrived well ahead of schedule - very pleasant trip
★★★★★ Apr 8, 2016 (bus Express, Phuket Travel) :
This was an excellent way of travelling, because we really wanted to see the countryside.
★★★★★ Apr 3, 2016 (bus Express, Phuket Travel) :
But its not to "southern bus terminal" bus areives to Mo Chit!
★★★☆☆ Mar 30, 2016 (bus VIP24, Phuket Travel) :
Would have been a really positive review as the bus was comfy and the trip seemed to go quick. However, be aware that they play really REALLY loud annoying Thai music at stupid times. It was so loud that I couldn't hear the movie I was playing on my laptop and I had the volume on full with earphones in. It also was visibly annoying the Thai man next to me who was trying to sleep. Stop was at 11pm instead of 1am like people suggested.
★★★☆☆ Mar 29, 2016 (bus Express, Phuket Travel) :
Normal and fast service, the bus wasn't very clean.

News @ Bangkok

24 May 2017

The organisers of the 2017 edition of Viral Fest Asia have released a line-up of the musical artistes scheduled to perform.  South Korean singing icon Rain and Thailand’s very own Hugo will be headlining at central Bangkok’s Show DC lifestyle and entertainment mall.

23 May 2017

Thailand’s Transport Ministry has named the date for the introduction of a long-awaited Bangkok public transport pass. Spokesperson Jiroot Visarnjit says Mangmoom cashless cards will be available from 1 October 2017, but will initially only be valid for use on selected services.

22 May 2017

The deputy-director of Thailand’s state-run bus company says drivers will have to keep to lower speed limits for the duration of the rainy season. Nopparat Karoonyavanich told reporters yesterday the speed limit is 90kmh on intercity highways and normal straight roads.