Take Route 4 from Bangkok to the south. Along the way pass the provinces of Nakhon Pathom, Ratchaburi, Phetchaburi, Prachuap-Khirikan, and at Chumphon go right to Ranong. From Ranong, go south through Kraburi and Kapoe Districts to Phang-nga Province. In Phang-nga the road passes through Kuraburi, Takuapa, and Thai Muang Districts before reaching the town of Kok Kloy. Then, cross the Thao Thep Kasattri or Sarasin Bridge to Phuket Island. The distance is 867 kilometers.
From Bangkok, take Highway No.4 (Phetchakasem Road) through Phetchaburi, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Chumphon, Surat Thani and Phang-nga Provinces, then cross the Thep Krasattri Bridge or Sarasin Bridge to Phuket Island.
The total distance is 862 kilometers and the travel time is approximately 12 hours.
Air-conditioned and non air-conditioned buses leave Bangkok's Southern Bus Terminal for Phuket several times daily. Trips by air-conditioned bus, which normally leaves in the evening, take about 13 hours.
Southern Bus Terminal
Tel : 0-2434-7192, 0-2434-5557-8
Phuket Central Company
Tel : 0-2435-5019
Tel : 0-2435-5018
Phuket Bus Terminal
Tel : 0-7621-1480
Railway : There is no direct train service to Phuket. Travelers arriving by train must get off at Phun Phin Railway Station in Surat Thani Province and continue by regular bus to Phuket.
Tel. 1690, 0-2223-7010, or 0 -2223-7020
Plane : This is perhaps the easiest way to get to Phuket. Domestic airlines operate several flights daily between Bangkok and Phuket. Some flights go to Phuket via Samui Island with a 40-minute stopover. List of operators are as follows
Limousine Hire : Tickets are sold at the Limousine counter in the arrival hall, 1st floor.
Thai Airways :
Bangkok office Receive Call 1566 and Tel. 0-2280-0060, 0-2628-2000, 0-2356-1111
Phuket office Tel.0-7621-1195, 0-7621-2499, 0-7621-2946
Bangkok Airways :
Bangkok office Tel. 0-2265-5555
Air Asia :
Also offers several daily flights connecting Bangkok and Phuket. Tel. 0-2515-9999
Nok Air :
It has several daily flights between Bangkok and Phuket. Reservation Call 1318