The only way to travel direct from Chumphon to Phuket is by bus. There are no direct flights from Chumphon to Phuket and Phuket is not currently connected to the Thai railway network. The other options than taking a bus all the way are to take a train from Chumphon to Surat Thani and then take a minivan from Surat Thani to Phuket, which reduces the time spent travelling by road by 50%, or alternatively to fly from Chumphon to Bangkok and then fly from Bangkok to Phuket.
Bus Times to Phuket
There are 7 direct bus services a day from Chumphon to Phuket which you can book online.
|05:10||13:50||350 THB||Rung Kit|
|07:00||15:00||699 THB||Fame Tour|
|07:30||16:10||350 THB||Rung Kit|
|09:30||18:10||350 THB||Rung Kit|
|11:30||19:30||699 THB||Fame Tour|
|11:50||20:30||350 THB||Rung Kit|
|14:50||23:30||350 THB||Rung Kit|
- The journey time from Chumphon to Phuket with Fame Tour is 8 hours 00 minutes.
- The journey time from Chumphon to Phuket with the Rung Kit bus company is 8 hours 40 minutes.
Buy Tickets to Phuket
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Fame Tour Chumphon Bus Stop
- Fame Tour services to Phuket depart from their office in Cumphon Town at 188/20-21 Saladang Road, Tatapao, Chumphon, 86000, Thailand
Rung Kit Chumphon Bus Stop
- Rung Kit services to Phuket depart from the ChokeAnn Tour bus station at Tha Taphao, Mueang Chumphon District, Chumphon 86000, Thailand
Fame Tour Bus Stop in Phuket
- Fame Tour services from Chumphon terminate at Phuket Bus Terminal (1) on the Phang Nga Road in Phuket Town.
Phuket Bus Terminal (2)
- Rung Kit services from Chumphon terminate at Phuket Bus Terminal 2 located on the Thepkrasattri Road, which runs north from Phuket Town.
Travel in Phuket
Taxis are expensive in Phuket and the cheapest ways to travel around Phuket to popular destinations such as Patong Beach and Kata Beach is to travel by shared songthaew taxi or by public minivan. A shared songthaew taxi is a converted pick up truck with two rows of seats under a metal cover. Songthaew taxi run on fixed popular routes and passengers flag them down roadside and then push a button in the roof of the cab to indicate when they want to stop. For local Thai people the price of songthaew taxis is fixed and very cheap, as foreign visitor you will need to agree a price before you start your journey.
There are frequent public minivans and songthaew taxis running from Phuket Bus Terminal (1), which is the final destination for the Fame Tour service from Chumphon. Bus tickets on the Fame Tour service are more expensive but the destination is a lot more convenient. Rung Kit bus services terminate at Phuket Bus Terminal (2) which is 4.8 km away from Phuket Bus Terminal (1). Unless you travel by taxi, you cannot travel direct from Phuket Bus Terminal (2) to local destinations in Phuket. The cheapest way to travel from Phuket Bus Terminal (2) to any of the beach towns such as Patong is to take the inexpensive purple songthaew service which runs between Phuket Bus Terminal (2) and Phuket Bus Terminal (1) and from there take a minivan or songthaew taxi to your final destination.