Monday, 1 October 2012

Phuket Bus Station

This is not a place that you will want to visit but there are a lot of you 
that are very keen to know a bit more.

The Local Buses leave from here at regular intervals - I have recorded some here (see below or Phuket concierge) but this is always liable to change. If you want to take a bus to other places around Thailand this is certainly a very cheap way to get around. The buses that leave from here go all over Thailand and if you have the time than it is undoubtedly a way to get around Thailand cheaply.

I suggest that you always book your ticket from here OR a reputable Travel Agent so that any booking that is made is checked that there is a bus leaving at those times.

The building itself was completed in 2012 and looks to be very much in operation.

Travelling by the Local buses is certainly an experience - always book in advance though, the timetables are subject to change

Phuket Bus Station                  Phone No. 076 211 977
Phuket Travel Service             Phone No. 076 222 107

All buses depart from Phuket Bus Station on Phang- Nga Road – a timetable is available but not always a true representation.

Transfer and bus can be arranged with a Tour Desk

Duration: 13 hours    Prices: 400 – 1,000 Baht
Times: 3 p.m. and every half hour until 6 p.m.

These buses can be mini-buses or standard air-conditioned buses. 

V.I.P Buses; refreshments are provided but not to be relied upon, some drivers will give frequent toilet breaks.

These buses are a quick way to get to Bangkok but more expensive than the standard buses

Central Travel: Phone No. 076 214 335
999 Travel: Phone No. 076 211 480

Duration: 3.5 hours     Prices: 100+ Baht
Times: 7 a.m. and every hour to 6.30 p.m.

Hat Yai
Duration: 7 hours     Prices : 200+ Baht
Times: 5:15 a.m. and every 30 minutes until 12:30 p.m.
A mini bus does leave at 9 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

Duration2.5 hours     Prices: 50+ Baht (no air-conditioning)
Times: 10:10, 12:00, 13:40, 15:30, 16:30

Duration:5.5 hours     Prices: 200+ Baht
Times: 10:00, 12:00, 15:10

Duration: 8 hours     Prices: 230+ Baht
Times: 10:00

Surat Thani  (no air-conditioning)
Duration: 5 hours     Prices: 150+ Baht 
Times: 8:00, 10:00, 12:00, 15:30

Surat Thani  (air-conditioning)
Duration4.5 hours     Prices: 500+ Baht (air-conditioning)
Times: 7:00, 9:00, 11:00, 13:00, 15:00, 17:00

Duration: 3 hours     Prices: 50+ Baht (No air conditioning)
Times: 6:20 and approximately every 30 minutes until 18:00 

These times and prices may change – please confirm before you leave.

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