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Bangkok to Phuket: Plane, Train, Bus, Boat, Hitchhike or Drive

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Bangkok to Phuket: Plane, Train, Bus, Boat, Hitchhike or Drive

Since moving to Phuket, Thailand and hosting people from all over the world thanks to, I am often asked what the best way to get from Bangkok to Phuket is. Having lived in Thailand for almost two years now and traveling often, I have had the experience of most all the recommendations I am about to make. Your preferred form of transportation may not be the best option for somebody else traveling with a smaller budget or with more limited time constraints. I will, therefore, cover 6 different options to get you from Bangkok to Phuket from fast to free by either of these options: Plane, Train, Bus, Boat, Hitchhike or Driving.

Since Bangkok is the capital of Thailands and also where the largest international airport is Suvarnabhumi, it makes sense that many people begin their journey in there. If I were to recommend a particular path, I would say to spend 1 day in BKK then head to Chiang Mai, then south to Phuket and looping back up to Bangkok via Koh Samui and Phangan. The other option would be doing that in complete reverse order, you will then get to experience most of the key areas in Thailand. This does exclude equally incredible places like Ayutthaya or Chiang Rai.

So, How to get from Bangkok to Phuket?


bangkok to phuket by planeTaking the plane is by far the most convenient and efficient ways to travel from Bangkok to Phuket, and with low prices by Thai Lion and Air Asia. You can expect to fly most times of the day anywhere from 1000 baht or $20 USD and up depending on promotions and season. If you plan on doing this and have some time after spending a few days in Phuket then I would recommend taking the ferry from Krabi and island hopping in Samui and Phangan on your way back to BKK.


The ferry from Bangkok to Phuket is not the most luxurious or time effective ways to get there, but if you have the time, taking the ferry island hopping on your way can be the most fun. By the time you reach Koh Samui or Phangan, you will have tons of options for things to do like partying in Chaweng or going to a Full Moon Party. You can then even stop at Koh Tao on your way to Krabi before finally making it to Phuket. This route requires changing ferries on each island and the cost starts anywhere from 200 baht. Another option is to fly from BKK to Samui and then boating to Krabi.


bangkok to phuket by train 1The Train travel time is approximately 12 hours and will cost you anywhere from 1000 baht up. This is a good option for someone who wants a sleeper room or may not feel comfortable taking the ferry out in the open water. You can conveniently check the travel timetables online via the SRT website.


bangkok to phuket by by bus

The cheapest way to get from Bangkok to Phuket is to take the bus which costs ฿650 – ฿800 and takes almost 14 hours. You’ll need to make your way to the South Bangkok  Terminal. There are several options, but I would recommend an express bus with wifi.


Hitchhiking is always an option, especially in a super friendly country like Thailand. The only drawback is not everyone has a car so you may have to walk a long time before finally getting picked up by someone. If you don’t have too much to carry and are traveling solo you might even be able to score a ride on the back of someone’s bike.

Regardless of whether you are catching a ride from the pier in Krabi or all the way up north from Bangkok, this is by far the cheapest way to travel. Given the lack of control you have over your method of transportation in this scenario, you will need to expect your trip to take significantly longer, especially from BKK all the way down Surat Thani.


If you have a rideshare arranged or just get a wild hair up your butt and decide to drive your motorbike from BKK it can take you anywhere from 8+ hours by car and  3000 baht in gas. I wouldn’t recommend biking down as it can be quite dangerous and also exhausting but would be a relatively cheap option.

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Bangkok To Phuket

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Rapperswil Castle Switzerland

Rapperswil Castle

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Rapperswil Castle

Rapperswil Castle was one of the stops on our Day trip to the tiny country of Liechtenstein from Zurich. Rapperswil Switzerland is known as the “City of Roses” and lies on the shores of Lake Zurich. The southern area is known as Schlossberg and is home to the oldest vineyards in the area cultivating Pinot Noir. The castle was built in the 12th century and has since been renovated many times.

Rapperswil Castle

Rapperswil Castle towers high above the town, perched atop a long rocky hill called the Lindenhof, which extends through Rapperswil. A particular highlight for children is without a doubt the north flank of the castle hill, where fallow deer have lived since 1871 as a reminder of the legend surrounding the city’s foundation. Immediately below the deer park are various playground apparatus, such as a climbing wall and a speaking tube, where children can play and let off steam.

Rapperswil Castle

You have a spectacular view of the city and Lake Zurich from the top of the castle and during the season of May to October you can capture remarkable photos due to their famous 16,000 rose garden. Rapperswil Castle sits atop the Lindenhof hill, which belongs to the canton of St. Gallen. It was apparently formed by glacial debris during the last glacial period in Switzerland.

Rapperswil Castle

Unfortunately, there isn’t all the much to explore on the castle grounds themselves but make for a really nice stop if you’re in the area and have never been. If you decide to visit this castle it would be well recommended to also visit old Rapperswil due to it’s charming and historical old building and alleyways.

Rapperswil Castle

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Flixbus Cheap Bus Tickets Europe

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Flixbus Cheap Bus Tickets Europe

Flixbus is the best place to find cheap bus tickets and travel basically anywhere in Europe and California USA. I found that the mobile app made scheduling my 1-month trip through 11 countries super convenient. I also work online as a Digital Nomad so I need to have wifi 24/7. which they provide. The buses also come equipped with USB connections and power outlets so you can charge devices on the road in between destinations. They’ve also started servicing most of California USA and if you’re a student you get a 10% discount!

Cheap Bus Tickets Europe

Benefit from comfortable, low-cost European bus travel

Jump on board one of their green buses and travel throughout Europe. Choose your route from our extensive network; with over 300,000 daily connections to over 2,000 destinations in 28 European countries, you really can explore Europe!

Planning a backpacking trip in Europe? Want to go on a last minute city break? Or a holiday with your family or friends? No problem at all! Flixbus will take you from A to B at an unbeatable price. With daily trips from France, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Czech Republic, Hungary, Croatia, and many more countries! Not to mention Sweden, Denmark, Luxembourg, Slovenia, and Austria – FlixBus provides the travel you want when you want it!

Getting you from A to B stress-free: thanks to real-time bus stop information, up-to-date and current bus schedules, helpful staff and friendly on-site bus drivers, you don’t need to worry about a thing. You can plan your bus trip and jump on board feeling completely relaxed.

Cheap Bus Tickets Europe

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Zurich to Liechtenstein Day Trip

Zurich to Liechtenstein Day Trip

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Zurich to Liechtenstein Day Trip

After Zurich, I wanted to make our way over to Austria and then down to Italy which was super easy by using Flixbus. We were even able to visit another country on the way by taking a Zurich to Liechtenstein day trip with Grayline Tours. This trip ended up being really nice! It was a full day of traveling to multiple stops from Zurich, Rapperswil then into the countryside over to Liechtenstein and finished after visiting Heidiland.

After first completing a city tour of Zurich we followed Lake Zurich to Rapperswil, the city of roses. We then ventured out to Heidiland which was an unexpected stop for us but was interesting nonetheless. It’s a place where families immerse themselves in the world of Heidi and Peter at the original site of the famous fictional Heidi book series released in 1881 by German female author Johanna Spyri. It’s a very beautiful area with mountains and valleys, lakes and meadows, and scenic reserves.
Next stop was the tiny country on Liechtenstein to visit the picturesque Old Town of Vaduz and its Medieval Castle. 


Vaduz is the capital of the tiny principality of Liechtenstein, which only has 38,000 citizens in the entire country! We had some free time here where we visited the post office to see the famous stamps from this tiny state which are coveted worldwide by philatelists and amateur stamp lovers alike.

Later we will arrive at Maienfeld, the setting for the Heidi stories. In the summer months, you can visit Heidi’s village. A short walk leads to a collection of picturesque mountain houses, a village shop, and of course lots of little goats. Entry into the authentic Heidi House is optional on the tour but we went anyways.

During winter season Heidi’s village is closed due to snow so we were lucky enough to see some of the oldest houses of Switzerland in Werdenberg.

The tour came to a close as we headed back to Zurich along the Churfirsten mountain range.

Zurich to Liechtenstein Day Trip

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