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1. Posted by yennyphan (Budding Member 2 posts) 5y

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My name is Yenny. Next month (Oct'11) I will go to Phuket with my family. First we arrive at penang and then we will take bus to hatyai. And then from Hatyai we stay for 1 night, the next day will go to phuket. But I was very confuse bout the bus.
May I know what time available for the bus from Hatyai to Phuket? And how to book the bus?


2. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3562 posts) 5y

You have 2 choices on transport to Phuket. The travel shops will try to put you on a 12 seat minibus. Fare is around 350 THB. I suggest you do not use this option. You want a real bus leaving from the Hat Yai bus station. It is by the Diana Dept. Store. Safer and more comfortable. Take a taxi/tuk tuk over to the bus station and book it yourself. Buses leave almost every hour for Phuket, 270 THB for 2nd class a/c, 350 THB 1st class. Figure 7-8 hours. Buses start running 7am.

Unless you have pre-paid your holiday, I would get out of Phuket and spend my time on other islands off the Krabi coast. You will have a better experience than be part of the hoards infecting Phuket.

Good luck with your planning.

3. Posted by yennyphan (Budding Member 2 posts) 5y


What time the last bus leave if I want go to Phuket from Hat Yai at night?
And for Diana Dept. Store can u please advise me where is it? For example the address n telephone number.


4. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3562 posts) 5y

Last bus I could find for Phuket is 9:30pm. I don't think this is a good idea. You will get into Phuket around 3am. Not a great time to arrive in any city. I would take the morning bus. Any tuk-tuk driver will know 'bus station'. Always easier to have a photo of buses and a bus station with you. Hat Yai bus station is on Chot Witthayakhol Rd.

5. Posted by Adam52 (Budding Member 3 posts) 5y

Take the Bus.Not The Minivans!It's stuffy and crampy! Locals sit in the front rows and foriegners sits behind.Take a Tuk Tuk to the Station and make enquiries.Lot's of buses.Try Krabi and you can make a day trip to Phuket.In Krabi go to the wet market for breakfast.Great local delights!If you're going for the Island tours make sure it's buffet lunch.In Hatyai I usually stay at the Lee Garden! Great Breakfast.Rate RM116/-

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