how to get to phuket


How to get to Phuket, Asia’s most popular destination, Phuket is Spectacular scenery, stunning tropical sunsets and warm blue sea that awaits you. This island offers beach, superb hospitality and great value accommodation.

There are 4 major transportations traveling from Bangkok to Phuket by bus, car, train and air.


Getting to Phuket By bus

Intercity and public bus is one of the cheapest ways to take you to Phuket. Buses leave daily and directly to Phuket from Bangkok’s Southern Terminal Station. Both air-conditioned and non air-conditioned buses are provided, and the price is different. The overnight buses are the most popular choice since they are comfortable approximate 12-14 hours. 


Getting to Phuket By car 

Going to Phuket by car is probably the most fun trip when this allows you to stop at several beautiful places all the way along the trip and catch nice photos. Just drive along Petchkasem Road (Highway No. 4), you will pass through Nakhon Pathom, Ratchburi, Prachuab Kiri Khan, Chumporn, Ranong, Phang-nga, and cross Sarasin Bridge and downtown Phuket. The total distance is 862 kms, approximately 12 hours.  


Getting to Phuket By train

Taking a train is also another cheapest way, but there is no direct train commuting down to Phuket. Take the train at Hua Lamphong Train Station and get off at Surat Thani to take bus to Phuket. Pre-booking is advised several days in advance.


Getting to Phuket By air  

Taking a flight down to Phuket is definitely the most convenient way when it only takes approximately one hour. There are several domestic flights operating daily and directly from Bangkok to Phuket at Phuket International Airport. Moreover, Phuket also offer direct flights to international destinations such as Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong, Penang, Singapore, Sydney, etc.


Getting to Phuket By Ferry

Taking speedboat or ferry to Phuket is fun and relax trip this allows you to stop at several beautiful islands. This trip start from Langkawi to Phuket via Koh Lipe, Koh Mook, Koh Ngai, Koh Kradan, Koh Lanta, Koh Phi Phi. Most of the routes operate during high season, only Koh Phi Phi, Koh Lanta routes to Phuket operate whole year.


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