How to get to Phuket from Bangkok

The route from Bangkok to the island of Phuket is one of the most popular, as transit through Bangkok is the cheapest way to get to Phuket. Flights to Bangkok from Russia and other countries are traditionally much cheaper than the resorts, but to get further from Bangkok to Phuket can be very budget. Also Bangkok is the best transit point if you are travelling to Phuket from the Central and Northern part of the country, including popular Pattaya.

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From Bangkok to Phuket by plane

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From Bangkok international airport Phuket International airport the flights are operated from Bangkok's international airport Suvarnabhumi, as well as from the old airport Don Mueang. The flights are very frequent, almost every hour. The flight from Suvarnabhumi more convenient, since international flights from Russia will arrive in it and there is no need to move to another airport, but flights are more expensive here. Much cheaper to fly to Phuket from the old Don Mueang, because it is the home of budget airlines, but will have to spend additional time to move between airports.

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From Bangkok's international airport Suvarnabhumi to Phuket

From here, fly Thai Airways and Bangkok Airways, making up to 10 flights a day. Rates, by local standards, is high: from 2000 baht (see currency of Thailand and the exchange rate) one-way when booking in advance at special low rates, and up to 6000 baht if you buy tickets before departure. There's a flight from the same terminal (buildings), where is the international arrivals.

From the old airport Don Mueang to Phuket

Here are running a lot of daily flights by budget airlines. They quite compete on price with the train or bus, especially if you book a couple of months before the trip. Prices start from 1000 baht. I fly this route at least airlines: Air Asia, Nok Air, Thai Smile, Orient Thai, Lion Air

To get from Suvarnabhumi airport to don Muang, you'll have to use taxi, local buses or free airport Shuttle-bass. The last option is the most favorable, because if you have a boarding pass for a departure from any of these two airports, the fare is free. Read more about how to get from Suvarnabhumi airport to don Muang here...

Read also how to get from Phuket airport to the beaches here...

From Bangkok to Phuket by bus

From Bangkok buses on this route depart from the North bus station Mor Chit, and the southern station of Sai Tai Mai.The cost from 500 to 1,100 baht, journey time 11 hours. Bus leaves lot, they go all day. Schedule and booking of buses from Bangkok to Phuket below. Arrive all these buses on the island of new bus station to Phuket town via a bridge, where need to the beach have been reached by taxi or local transport.

In addition to regular buses along this route also runs a number of private or tourist buses. We recommend using a Shuttle that will recover and arrive at the bus station in the cities, and lucrative offers of travel companies in Bangkok's Khao San road to avoid because of their bad reputation. While traveling on these buses are not rare cases of the disappearance of things tourists from bags stored in the Luggage compartment; the replacement of a large bus on an uncomfortable van, with many stops and other inconveniences and troubles.

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When searching for tickets on buses and trains for pay attention to the ranking of tickets/carriers (marked with asterisks on a five-point scale) and the reviews of actual users who traveled on this route. Selecting carriers with the highest rated according to user reviews, you will protect yourself from possible problems during the trip.

From Bangkok to Phuket by train

It is not the most convenient way because of the way (almost five hours) still have to spend on the bus. The fact that directly to Phuket no railway and the nearest station is on the mainland near the town of Surat Thani (Surat Thani, also called Phun Pin Railway Station). It's pretty far away, and this path will have to be done on the bus.

From Bangkok to Surat Thani every day many trains. Most comfortable night. The schedule can be found on's the e-tickets can not buy. They are purchased at the station, better. You can also buy a travel Agency on the streets of Bangkok with a small markup. You can buy paper tickets for the trains of Thailand on the website, get them in your Bangkok hotel or the courier at the station.

On arrival at the railway station in Surat Thani you will have to decide on a trip to Phuket. To do this simply because the arrival of each train there is always a lot of carriers that offer a trip on a bus to Phuket from 250 baht. Can also use the service of the company Phantip, which offers booking of tickets from the railway station in Surat Thani new bus terminal in Phuket on its website

More about trains in Thailand read the information in "Trains of Thailand: travel by train in Thailand".

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    Michael 23 May, 2015
    Hello! Tell me how reliable the information you have on how to get Puhket, just different everywhere write, it is unclear which is more correct. I do not want to be without transportation accident ...
    admin 23 May, 2015
    Hello! Good question. Information in General about Phuket and the transport current, but soon to be transportation and how to get updated, so it is better to go in a couple of weeks that everything was exactly and even better, ask specific questions here on the forum. ...
    dgm.denys 10 September, 2015
    Great article! ...
    Juliaa 15, 2015
    Hello! Tell me, where is the turtle farm in Phuket? ...
    admin 15 November, 2015
    Hello Julia! Like there is no separate turtle farm, only the Phuket Aquarium are turtles. There are still turtle village somewhere in the beach area of Mai Khao, and there might be turtles to see, but I was not there, do not know even where it is. ...
    coin 1617 27 December, 2016
    I was in Phuket and visited a wonderful place: in James bond and floating village, ride elephant (take away), Wat Chalong, Phi Phi (where they filmed "the Beach" with DiCaprio). There is a Big Buddha. Went with Tomator, I recommend! ...

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