Taking the bus between Phuket and Bangkok Thailand by jackie

I have taken the bus between Phuket and Bangkok several times over the years.  It is cheap and not that bad.


The bus station in Phuket is only couple years old, clean and plenty of places to grab something to eat.  Located north of town going toward the airport. There are two types of buses VIP and regular. The price is not that much different but the extra leg room, suggest the VIP!  For more information on the bus companies check our page on Bus Travel in Thailand  You can buy tickets at the bus station on the day of travel but if wanting to travel  VIP  suggest buying a day in advance.  There is a taxi stand at the terminal and also a long term parking garage.  For a motorbike 30 bht a day. 

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Phuket Bus Terminal from the road


Bus Station Phuket Town Thailand


half way to Bangkok they stop for about 30 min for a break, lot of food at Chumphon

make sure you check your bus number before eating.  Not unusual for 20 buses to be lined up.  restrooms kinda clean!

In Bangkok 2 main terminals  and when arriving does not make much difference to me.  The older bus terminal Mo Chit or Northern bus terminal or the Southern Bus Terminal Sai Tai.  When leaving Bangkok to Phuket, suggest the Southern Bus Terminal as newer, nice shopping, places to eat, and even some good places for a massage!

Sai Tai Taling Bus Terminal Bangkok

Sai Tai Taling Bus Termianl Bangkok

Mo Chit Bus Terminal

When arriving from Phuket, walk to the front on the terminal to catch a metered taxi

Mo Chit Bus Terminal Bangkok

Bus Schedule and fares as of Feb 2015

Buses from Bangkok to Phuket

Sai Tai Mai Bus Terminal, Tel: (02) 435 1199, (02) 435 1200.

Bus Departure (Daily) Duration (Hours) Fare (baht)
1st class air conditioned bus VIP (24 seats) 07.30, 17.30, 18.00, 18.30, 19.00 11.5 974
1st b air conditioned bus (32 seats) 19.45 12 731
1st c air conditioned bus (40 seats) 18.30 12 626
2nd class air conditioned bus (46 seats) 05.00, 07.00, 09.30, 14.00, 16.00, 17.30, 20.30, 21.30 13 501

Buses from Phuket to Bangkok

Phuket Bus Terminal: (076) 211 977, 211 480

Bus Departure (Daily) Duration (Hours) Fare (baht)
1st class air conditioned bus VIP (24 seats) 07.30, 16.00, 17.00, 18.00 11.5 974
Standard 1 B air conditioned(32 seats) 18.20 12 731
Standard 1 C air conditioned (40 seats) 17:30 12 626
Standard 2 air conditioned (47 seats) 08,20, 09,30, 10.55, 12.35, 13.30, 14.15, 16.00, 17:30 12 501
we welcome comments and if would like to share your journey please do! 

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