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HELP! RECOMMENDED NIGHT BUSES IN THAILAND.

Travel Forums Asia HELP! RECOMMENDED NIGHT BUSES IN THAILAND.

1. Posted by Cassandra goh (Budding Member, 36 posts) 10 Mar '13 19:26

Hi fellow travelers,

this is rather urgent as my trip is on the 17th of march.
My flight reaches phuket at 920PM. therefore, from which we decide to go straight off to bkk and come back after a day or two for phuket.

Which are the recommended night buses you've taken and satisfied with the experience? Do link me, if they have a web. otherwise, the company name works too.

i did a research and knew small buses(20pax) are relatively safer.... as for the company names i've found none.

Thank you so much :D :);)

2. Posted by Cyberia (Travel Guru, 1722 posts) 11 Mar '13 04:33

An AirAsia flight is a lot easier as Bangkok is only a short hop away, but you have left this very late.

By road, such trips usually tend to be mini vans which are uncomfortable enough if you are awake, and worse if you are trying to get some sleep.

3. Posted by Cassandra goh (Budding Member, 36 posts) 11 Mar '13 17:42

Hi Cyberia,

Thanks for the reply.
We're on budget, so i think if it's an acceptable ride it should be fine :)

Would you recommend any?

Thank you!

4. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru, 1262 posts) 11 Mar '13 20:02

Bus ride is around 12 hours!! A lot of your time in Thailand will be on long bus rides! (Have a good book to read!)

Maybe this link will help a little:

http://www.sawadee.com/transfer/bus-phuket.htm

I think you should fly if your time is short. Google check will give you more options.

5. Posted by rethu (Budding Member, 2 posts) 11 Mar '13 22:38

nice post

6. Posted by Cassandra goh (Budding Member, 36 posts) 12 Mar '13 00:03

Transport co. ltd then? It cost about 3 times more for flight.. that why that's not my option. I did consider trains though but that would take longer of a duration..

Great, thank you so much, karazyal!

7. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru, 1262 posts) 12 Mar '13 14:38

Train involves bus part of the way to Surat Thani. Then train from there to Bangkok.

Overland by bus or train is still a time killer.

Phuket to Bangkok by bus and train.

http://www.seat61.com/Thailand.htm#Phuket

8. Posted by Cassandra goh (Budding Member, 36 posts) 15 Mar '13 06:19

Yeah a good 12 hrs, might be gg ranong instead :)

9. Posted by opospa (Travel Guru, 1836 posts) 16 Mar '13 08:03

Once you arrived in Phuket, head straight to the main bus terminal (Thais call it Bor Kor Sor). Inform the cab driver Bor Kor Sor and they wil bring you there. As for trains, I think you might need to go to other province to catch one. By the time you arrive, I dont think any train to Bkk will be available.
Good Luck!;)