How and what to get to Phuket?

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Phuket is the most accessible island resort in Thailand. Here are direct flights not only from the capital of the Russian Federation and regions of Russia with the seasons. If you are traveling to Thailand and wish to get to Phuket from other cities in the country, it is easy to do, the choice of transport is great. Which is good, Phuket is connected to the mainland by a bridge, and you do not have to arrive on his boat, because all the vehicles arrives over the bridge. Below about all the ways to get to Phuket. Also read the information:

On the plane

Самолет на посадку в аэропорту Пхукета

Phuket international airport is the second largest in Thailand after Bangkok airport Suvarnabhumi. Located on the North of the island (airport on a map of Phuket).Here comes a large number of regular flights from Asia, Europe, and Australia. From Russia to Phuket, you can get direct flights in high season (November to April), and not only from Moscow but from the regions. You can also fly to Phuket with a stopover in Bangkok and airports of other countries.

Find and book a ticket to Phuket through the search form below. Options the cheapest flights to Phuket on an arbitrary date here: cheapest flights to Phuket.

Check out the prices on cheap flights from Russia to Phuket:

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How to get to/from Phuket airport

  • Taxi

    This is the quick, convenient and relatively inexpensive way to reach your holiday on the island. Budget taxi on the island is the cars yellow.

    It is best to travel by taxi with the meter (indicated by the taximeter). Local taxi drivers like to impose their services without a meter (for fixed price), but if you are going for route first time and not know how much it costs, you probably pay for the ride without meter much more. Also it is recommended to use the official airport taxi, which can be found on the exit on the right at the taxi rank.

    Can also book a taxi through this search form, then our driver will await you with a sign upon arrival:

    How does a transfer bookingDetails >
    Поиск трансфераFind the right route
    Бронирование онлайнBooking a transfer online
    Встреча водителемThe driver meets you at the airport or at the station
  • Vans (Minibus service)

    This is a great and inexpensive way to get to the place, but the minivans only go to the most popular beaches. Go regularly, occupancy, but typically, after each flight arrival. The cost to Patong 180 baht to Karon and Kata 200 baht. If you need to get to another beach on the way these minivans, try to negotiate on the rack, you have to deliver.

    The approximate cost of travel to popular places:

    • To Patong (Patong) – 150 baht;
    • To Kata beach (Kata Beach) – 180 baht.
  • Local airport bus (Airport bus)

    Местный автобус на Пхукете Local bus Phuket

    This is the cheapest way to get from the airport to the beaches, but very long. There is only one bus route from the airport to Phuket town at the old bus station, it costs 100 baht. Timetable here Next to the old station you can catch the taxi or local bus to the beaches: Patong for 30 baht; Surin, Kamala, Bang Tao 50 baht; Patong, Kata – 35 baht. But there are these taxis only until 18:00, and on the whole this trip with a transfer you will take almost half a day. Read more about transport in Phuket here...

By ferry/boat

By water ferries run regularly to and from nearby popular resorts in the province of Krabi (Krabi), the Phi Phi island (Ko Phi Phi), Koh Lanta (Ko Lanta), Lipe (Ko Lipe), the island of Langkawi in Malaysia.

Ferries depart/arrive on Phuket to the pier Rassada Port in Phuket town (Rassada pier on the map). The pier is easiest to reach by taxi. If you want cheaper, can be reached by local bus from your beach to the bus station in Phuket town to find a taxi or take the local bus No. 3 to port. You can also purchase a ferry ticket with Shuttle service to the pier in a travel Agency.

The cost of a ticket to Phi Phi island is 420 baht. To Krabi town (with a stopover at Phi Phi island) from 690 baht. The ferry takes about two hours.

Indicative timetable of the ferries (changed by seasons):

  • Phuket – Phi Phi island : departure 8:00, 13:30; arrival 10:00, 15:30.
  • Phi Phi – Phuket: departure 09:00, 14:30; arrival 11:00, 16:00.
  • To Krabi for departures from Phuket at 8:00 (The same ferry to Phi Phi).

A more accurate schedule can be find on sites:

By bus

Автобус Бангкок-Пхукет Bus Bangkok-Phuket

Phuket is connected to the mainland by two bridges, so you can reach it by land transport is possible.

By bus to Phuket can be reached from most major cities: Bangkok, Pattaya, hat Yai (Hat Yai), Krabi, Ranong (Ranong), Hua hin , etc. long-distance buses arrive at the new bus terminal (Bus terminal-2) near Phuket town. From there to the resorts can be reached by taxi (400 - 800 baht); right there to rent a motorcycle during your vacation (from 200 baht per day); links with transfers to local buses. To do this you must first drive to the old bus terminal by taxi for 10 baht (departs every 30 minutes) and change there to a bus or taxi already to the desired beach.

The most popular bus route from Bangkok to Phuket departs from the North bus terminal of Bangkok. The cost of the trip and the schedule in the table below.

Many private companies also carry tourist traffic to Phuket with the popular routes, but we traditionally recommend you to use regular buses.

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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.

By train

Phuket is no railway, but you can get there with a train possible. The nearest railway station of the railway Bangkok-Singapore is near the city of Surat Thani (Surat Thani) on the mainland. It can be reached by train from Bangkok, Hua hin, Chumphon, from Bachellors near the island of Penang in Malaysiaand with a change of trains from Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) and Singapore. The fare in trains is low, and the quality of the trains is excellent.

Daily from the railway station Bangkok Hualamphong here goes 11 trains. Travel time by train 8 to 12 hours depending on the train type. The fare is 600 (seats) up to 1,500 (reclining seats) baht. Read more about trains in Thailand here

Once you get to the railway station in Surat Thani, the bus will need to drive to the bus station in the city centre, and change there to a bus to Phuket (3-5 hours). Right at railway station in Surat Thani travel offers Shuttle service to Phuket, which is much easier and faster.

The schedule of buses and ferries to Phuket

Comments / recent posts on the topic on the forum
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 and Phi Phi (where they filmed "the Beach" with DiCaprio). There is a Big Buddha. Went with Tomator, I recommend! ...
elenavaleyko Sep 11, 2019
Good article! But I'll start with the fact that I'm not a fan of the "seal" rest, because for me it is much more interesting to explore and discover something new, to walk on unknown streets, to meet new people. But when there is no energy for active life, and, in fact, the rest, I always do this: buy a ticket to Phuket, 4 days Bendigo lie on the beach, and from there begin their active traveler. This year I took a summer vacation and realized that to go to Sochi I absolutely do not want, so the choice fell on Ty. "In Thailand this summer?", - asked my friend, "Yes," I answered and thought "seriously, what is Thailand in the summer can be", because we are well fed, but going to the website for the tours and seeing the amount that I have been on the map for my journey, the idea is then embodied in the purchased ticket. To say that mentally I have not had a rest - to say nothing! Warm sea, gentle sun, the cocktails (easier in the morning, in the evening in an adult), pleasant tourists in other rooms - a real thrill! During this period, fortunately, on the beaches freely and quietly, which, of course, could not but rejoice. I left sooooo happy. So, if you came up with the idea - not keep a idea, embody, tourism intuition will not fail ...
Solnechnaya Sep 11, 2019
in Tae July-August is the peak rain? 15-16 days of rain per month on average... ...
admin on September 11, 2019

In theory, Yes, but I was in June, and in August, and a lot of trouble it does not deliver. Could certainly not much lucky with the floods, but in General it is possible to relax and travel. ...
MishaK November 14, 2019
Hi all, please tell me forum, and in Phuket you can find on (or off) to rent a boat for boating?
Need 3-5 people(planned to come with friends)
That was not very big, and the prices are reasonable, service is what it is? ...
vasyatoroh 14 November, 2019
Wow, the questions you have.( Maybe it's an inflatable one?)) LAN LAN. Google we can find. ...
admin November 14, 2019

But in General no problem to find. Of course, with the boatman in the bargain, it's not about self control, I guess. Can of course search the Internet, and on any beach ask boaters you all organize. Less likely, IMHO, in Patong. ...
Dmitriy Vorontsov 14 November, 2019

Well and jokes at you,young man ... xD
Dmitriy Vorontsov 14 November, 2019
Phuket fun,of course there are for example a service GetBoat,they will find you a suitable yacht,try ...
Olga Neustroeva December 4, 2019

Yes, but they have the warm rains, passed quickly and Sunny. But prices during this period, much cheaper. In a very nice hotel to relax for a little money. ...