Thailand’s Phuket is one of the best island paradises in the world. The island has attracted millions of passengers each year due to its beautiful adornment of white sandy beaches, crystal clear sea water as well as numerous exciting water activities offered. Due to the long distance between Bangkok and Phuket, bus services provide easy access to get to Phuket. Riding a bus saves more cost and is the best alternative for an economical way of travelling.
Two bus terminals are available in Phuket namely the old Phuket Bus Terminal and Phuket Bus Terminal 2. The former terminal features several local bus services connecting Phuket to many popular destinations in Thailand whereas the other bus terminal primarily hosts tourist buses. The old Phuket Bus Terminal is located in Phuket Town on Phang Nga Road offering a bus route to Phuket International Airport.
From cities such as Bangkok, Songkhla, Chon Buri, Chumphon and Koh Phi Phi, express bus services are available to get to Phuket Bus Terminal. Each bus service has different travel durations depending on the distance. Within Phuket, a local taxi known as songthaew is also another option as it offers cheap fares for short-distance trips to access Phuket Bus Terminal.
Phuket Bus Station is a hub for several local bus operators namely Bus Express, Phuket Travel, Sri Trang Tour, Sawassdee Thoa Thai, Rungkit Tour and Lanta Phuket Minibus. Each operator serves different bus routes and types of coaches.
Popular bus routes in Phuket Bus Terminal, Thailand
Compared to Phuket Bus Terminal 2, the old Phuket Bus Terminal does not offer many facilities other than a few basic features. Amenities within the former bus terminal include toilet, a sheltered waiting area, bus schedule display board, ticket counters and a convenience store. Wi-Fi connection is also available at the station to keep everyone connected while travelling.
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Phang-Nga Rd, Tambon Talat Yai, Amphoe Mueang Phuket, Chang Wat Phuket 83000, Thailand