Travel from Ranong to Bangkok

There are two ways to travel direct by public transport from Ranong to Bangkok:

  • Option 1: Fly to Bangkok.
  • Option 2: Take a bus to Bangkok.

Flight Times from Ranong to Bangkok

Compared to other more popular routes such as between Bangkok and Chiang Mai flights from Ranong to Bangkok are relatively expensive. In addition the airport in Ranong is a fairly long way from the pier for ferries to and from Koh Phayam: 26.8 km.

Ranong - Don Mueang Airport ฿ 1,104 1h 10m
  •   Economy 13:25
  • Ranong Airport: Ranong Airport is 26 km away from the ferry pier to Koh Phayam.
  • Bangkok Airport: Flights from Ranong land at Don Mueang Airport.

The cheapest way to get from Koh Phayam to Ranong Airport is to take a shared taxi from the main road outside the ferry pier in Ranong and then take a bus service from Pon’s Place office, 129 Ruangrat Road which is in the centre of Ranong town near Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University Ranong Education Center. The bus fare from Ranong town to Ranong airport is 200 THB.

Bus Times from Ranong to Bangkok

Travel by bus from Ranong to Bangkok is normally less than half the cost of a flight between Ranong and Bangkok. There are two bus companies providing services from Ranong to Bangkok which you can book online.

Company 1: Sombat Tour from Ranong to Bangkok
07:3017:00VIP 33฿ 840
19:3005:10Express 44฿ 630
19:3005:10VIP 33฿ 840
  • Journey Time: 9 hours 30 minutes to 9 hours 40 minutes.
  • Departure Point: Sombat Tour Ranong Office
  • Arrival Point: Bangkok Southern Bus Terminal
Company 2: ChokeAnan Tour from Ranong to Bangkok
19:0005:00VIP฿ 690
19:0005:00VIP 24฿ 920
  • Journey Time: 10 hours 00 minutes
  • Departure Point: Ranong Bus Station
  • Arrival Point: Bangkok Southern Bus Terminal

Buy Tickets from Ranong to Bangkok

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Koh Phayam is becoming more popular every year and this is increasing demand for bus tickets and flights from Ranong to Bangkok. Koh Phayam gets busiest from November to May every year and during those months it makes sense to book in advance. During the rainy season from May to October the demand for tickets is likely to be low and you probably don’t need to book in advance.

Travel to Ranong Bus Station

Ranong bus station is located in Ranong town. From the pier, where ferries arrive from Koh Phayam, it is a 6.1 km journey to Ranong bus station. The cheapest way to travel from the ferry pier is to walk to the main road near the pier (the Chaloem Phrakiat Road) and flag down a red and blue songthaew taxi. A songthaew taxi is a converted pick up truck with 2 rows of seats in the back. The journey should cost 20 THB per person from the pier to Ranong bus station. You can also take a motorbike taxi and that will cost around 70 THB for one person.

Ranong Bus Station

  • Address: 6/60-61, Moo 1, Phetkasem Road, Tambon Bang Rin, Amphoe Mueang Ranong.

Google Map of Ranong Bus Station

Bangkok Southern Bus Terminal

Sai Tai Mai is the local name for Bangkok’s Southern Bus Terminal. Sai Tai Mai bus station is located on Western side of Bangkok’s Chao Phraya River.

Prang at Wat Arun
Prang at Wat Arun in Bangkok

Unfortunately this major bus station is not close to to either a metro (MRT) station or elevated railway (BTS) station. To reach the Southern Bus Terminal from Central Bangkok you need to take a very long bus journey, take a taxi or take the BTS skytrain as far as Bang Wa BTS station and then take a taxi 9.1 km to the bus terminal. A meter taxi from Bang Wa BTS station to the Southern Bus Terminal costs 80 to 100 THB.

Location of the Southern Bus Terminal

Google Map of Ranong Bus Station

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