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Travelling to Phuket

Although Phuket is an island, getting here is very straightforward. The majority of tourists arrive through Phuket International Airport. However, you can also get to Phuket by road, rail (in a roundabout way), and of course by sea if travelling on a cruise or by private yacht.

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  • Crossing Sarasin Brigdge to Phuket

    Driving to Phuket

    Phuket is about 867km (539 miles) from Bangkok, with a travelling time of approximately 10 hours. There are many car rental... read more

    Driving to Phuket

    Phuket is about 867km (539 miles) from Bangkok, with a travelling time of approximately 10 hours. There are many car rental companies in Bangkok, both international firms such as Avis and Budget, as well as local companies. Driving in Thailand is quite... read more

  • Phuket by bus

    Taking a Bus to Phuket

    Traveling to Phuket by bus from Bangkok takes about 14 hours. You can catch one from the Southern Bus Terminal (Sai Tai Mai), in... read more

    Taking a Bus to Phuket

    Traveling to Phuket by bus from Bangkok takes about 14 hours. You can catch one from the Southern Bus Terminal (Sai Tai Mai), in Thonburi. (Charan Sanitwong rd, Bangkok, tel: 02 435 1200, 02 435 1199). Types of Buses Not all buses are the same. A couple... read more

  • Trains in Thailand

    Trains to Phuket

    Trains do not run to Phuket, which is unfortunate as train travel in Thailand is both a cheap and comfortable, if slightly slow... read more

    Trains to Phuket

    Trains do not run to Phuket, which is unfortunate as train travel in Thailand is both a cheap and comfortable, if slightly slow way to travel. However, you can take a train from Hualamphong Station in Bangkok to Phun Phin near Surat Thani, where you can catch... read more

  • Phuket International Airport

    Travelling to Phuket by Air

    Getting to Phuket by air couldn’t be easier. Phuket is served by an international airport with a number of scheduled and... read more

    Travelling to Phuket by Air

    Getting to Phuket by air couldn’t be easier. Phuket is served by an international airport with a number of scheduled and charter flights from Europe and around Asia. However, the majority of visitors still fly to Bangkok first, where there are over a... read more