Ranong to Bangkok

Ranong to Bangkok

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Ranong to Bangkok Schedule

Ranong to Bangkok Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
BangkokTaxi24 Comfort Any time฿ 7,150
Nok Air Economy #DD61109:15 - 10:30฿ 2,079
Thai AirAsia Economy #FD314112:55 - 14:10฿ 1,904
ChokeAnan Tour VIP 24 19:00 - 05:00฿ 815
Sombat Tour VIP 33 20:00 - 05:00฿ 760

How to get from Ranong to Bangkok

By far the easiest way to get from Ranong to Bangkok is by bus. Night buses save you a night in a hotel and bring you to the capital early in the morning so you have the whole day ahead. Technically it is possible to get from Ranong to Chumphon by bus and then switch onto a train from Chumphon to Bangkok, but the only reason to do so is if you are planning a stopover in Chumphon or want to detour to the islands of the Gulf. Otherwise opt for a direct bus from Ranong to Bangkok.

From Ranong to Bangkok by bus

Buses cover the distance between Ranong and Bangkok in approximately eight hours. Niomit Tour has VIP and VIP24 night buses, both leaving Ranong at 8pm and arriving to the Southern Bus Terminal in Bangkok, Sai Tai Mai, at 4am. Price difference between VIP and VIP24 tickets is about THB180 (THB530 vs THB710), but it is definitely worth spending some extra baht to get more space. That said, VIPs are very comfortable, too, and besides the seats distribution in a coach you do not find any other difference in service between these two types of buses.

Tip: As with all long haul buses in Thailand, air-conditioning in Niomit 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!

In Bangkok, buses from Ranong arrive to Sai Tai Mai bus terminal which serves all the buses from southern destinations. The bus terminal is very busy even during the early hours and you will easily find where to load yourself with some caffeine.

Note that BMTA buses operate from 5am, so if you are planning to use public transport to get from the Southern Bus Terminal to the city, you will need to while away some time before they start operating. Otherwise use taxis which are widely available.

From Ranong to Bangkok by air

Low-cost airlines are an acceptable alternative to overland travel in Thailand. While regular budget carriers’ airfare still remains considerably higher than bus or train tickets prices, discounted prices are offered during certain periods making air-tickets very competitive.

Nok Air operates two direct flights a day from Ranong to Don Mueang International Airport in Bangkok. There is a morning flight at 7.55am and an evening one at 7pm. The flight lasts 1½ hour and ticket prices start from THB1150. Note though, that Ranong airport lies some 22km south, so you will need at least 40 minutes to get there from the city.

Tip: If you have an onward flight from Suvarnabhumi Airport, PGS offers private transfers from Don Mueang Airport to Suvarnabhumi. They have Toyota Camry for 3pax at THB990 and Toyota Commuter van for 9pax at THB1100 which is a great choice if you are travelling in a group of friends or have other passengers to share the expenses. The prices include luggage and tolls, and the whole trip from one airport to the other lasts not more than 1½ hour.

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 4pm. 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 centre and is reachable by blue songthaews.

Transportation from Ranong to Bangkok

Ranong to Bangkok Destination Reviews

Very confortable bus! Everything fantástic, except that we arrived more than one hour early to Bangkok. (3.40 am instead of 5 am) which was a complicated time For us.
Bus VIP 24, ChokeAnan Tour (บริษัท โชคอนันต์ชุมพร จำกัด), Apr 18, 2022
bus ride was very comfortable. Super clean, wide and spacious and more comfortable than budget airlines. One thing - when I booked a ticket online, it says that I should check in at the counter 1 hour before the departure (8pm), however, the counter was never open at the bus terminal and the bus came at 8:20pm. If you makes changes on procedures, you should inform your customers in advance. It is quite worrisome if your customers are not familiar with the area and especially now there are many uncertain factors due to Covid-19 situation.
Bus VIP 24, ChokeAnan Tour (บริษัท โชคอนันต์ชุมพร จำกัด), May 12, 2021
VIP 24 well worth the premium price to other buses! Had an amazing sleep and pretty good cup of coffee prior to arrival.
Bus VIP 24, ChokeAnan Tour (บริษัท โชคอนันต์ชุมพร จำกัด), Mar 24, 2020
Very good service and seats are excellent. Only a bit noisy in the back.
Bus VIP 24, ChokeAnan Tour (บริษัท โชคอนันต์ชุมพร จำกัด), Feb 5, 2020
Very comfortable trip.
Bus VIP 24, ChokeAnan Tour (บริษัท โชคอนันต์ชุมพร จำกัด), Jan 29, 2020
Bus en mauvais état. Arrivé avec 1h30 d'avance (ce qui pourrait etre un avantage, mais à 5h du matin à la gare routière, il n'y a pas grand chose à faire) Le chauffeur à roulé très vite et avec 1 seule pause de 15min. Evitez cette compagnie si vous le pouvez
Bus Express, ChokeAnan Tour (บริษัท โชคอนันต์ชุมพร จำกัด), Jan 8, 2020
The bus was old and very noisy. The lamps over the seats didn't work.
Bus VIP 24, Niomit Tour (นิวมิตรทัวร์), Dec 31, 2019
It had no TV and USB as promised... The back seat was too narrow to the front seat no leg room... Not enough time for the meal at the break. But very punctual
Bus VIP 24, ChokeAnan Tour (บริษัท โชคอนันต์ชุมพร จำกัด), Dec 23, 2019
Seats are not too comfortable for short people. Other than that very nice bus.
Bus VIP 24, ChokeAnan Tour (บริษัท โชคอนันต์ชุมพร จำกัด), Dec 17, 2019
Everything fine. Very fast and easy way to get from Ranong to Bangkok .
Bus Express, ChokeAnan Tour (บริษัท โชคอนันต์ชุมพร จำกัด), Nov 29, 2019
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