Phuket, Thailand

Getting In


By Bus

There are long distances (express) buses going to Phuket from Bangkok, Chumphon, Hat Yai, Krabi, Phang Nga, Ranong, Satun, Sungai Kolok and Surat Thani. Most of these buses arrive in Phuket at the Phuket Bus TerminalFrom the bus terminal, you can take a motorcycle taxi, tuk-tuk, metered-taxi or the local bus to your final destination. Grab a free Phuket map from the information window at the terminal. While supplies may always not be on hand, the map is very handy.

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Bus Terminals in Phuket
There are two bus terminals in Phuket, one is the small old one in Phuket Town and the other is the huge modern Phuket Terminal about 4 km north of town on Thepkasatri Road. You can take a 10 baht pink songthaew (leaves every 30 minutes) between the two. There are also 3 regular songthaew lines within Phuket Town, and both bus terminals are served by them.

Phuket Town by GinkgoTelegraph

Buses from Bangkok
The most reliable buses from Bangkok are the public BKS buses departing from the Southern Bus Terminal. The journey takes 13 hours and costs 650-950 baht. There are also some private bus companies including Phuket Travel Tour, Phuket Central Tour and Phuket Travel Service. 
Richly Travel Center offers a bus leaving at 7:00 pm near Bangkok's Hualampong Railway Station (without having to transfer to the Southern Bus Terminal) for 900 baht. The TAT next door offers the same for around 1,100 baht. Buses departing from Bangkok at Khao San Road have a bad reputation for theft, often turn out to include a "surprise" transfer to a minibus in Surat Thani, and are best avoided.

Southern Bus Terminal in Bangkok by Sry85

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