Bangkok to Phucket
Replies: 14 - Last Post: Jun 7, 2012 5:37 AM Last Post By: cedezlepassage
Jun 2, 2012 2:48 PM
Bangkok to PhucketHi I read that yo ucan now take a train from Bangkok to Phucket..... I know you can do this over night and catch a bus somewhere to bring you the rest of the way? Is this a better option than flying?
Once in Phucket, how do I go about getting to Ko Samui, what kind of distance am I looking at?
Thanks all of your help will be greatly appreciated!
Jun 2, 2012 4:12 PM
1I'm not really sure if you meant you were going to Koh Samui, and taking the train via Phuket to get there, or are planning on spending time at both places?
If it's just Koh Samui you're going to, you take the train to Surat Thani, then a bus/ferry transfer to Koh Samui. Depending where you book your train tickets from, you can get your bus/ferry transfer at the same time which is convenient.
Jun 2, 2012 4:17 PM
2the train from bangkok stops at surathani.
from there you can either...
...take a bus to Phuket... 5 or 6 hours, depends on the bus..
... take a bus out to the docks - about 70kms away - and take a ferry out to Koh Samui, it takes a few hours, once under way.
so, you get the train to Surathani = overnight
then take a bus out to the docks = 1 hour
then take a ferry to koh samui = 3 hours
then take a ferry/bus combined ticket from koh samui to phuket.. various options / day / overnight...
you will arrive phuket bus station.
Jun 2, 2012 5:28 PM
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Jun 2, 2012 7:24 PM
5get to bangkok..
go to train station and buy a ticket to surathani.
get off train.
go out of train station and look left. find travel agents nearby, across the street.
book combined bus and ferry ticket to koh samui.
take a seat... wait a while.
get on bus... go to ferry dock.
get off bus and get on ferry..leave mainland
relax on ferry to koh samui.
arrive samui.. do your thing for how ever long...
go to travel agent on koh samui.
book combined ticket ferry and bus to phuket.
wait a while.
get on ferry and leave koh samui.
arrive docks at surthani - mainland again.
get on bus to town... change from local bus to phuket bus..
might have to wait some hours, or none.
get on phuket bus.
arrive phuket town bus station.
if you're heading down to Patong Beach then you should ask here for a local connection as the beach is still 20k's away.
Also, how is it that you're still having problems spelling PHUKET ? just wonder'n!!!
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