What's the best way to travel between Bangkok and Phuket or Chiang Mai?

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  1. punacoast profile image97
    punacoastposted 6 years ago

    What's the best way to travel between Bangkok and Phuket or Chiang Mai?

    Plane? Train? Bus? Or rent a car and drive? I'm thinking of taking the train from Bangkok but it looks like I still need to take a bus part of the way.

  2. johncimble profile image51
    johncimbleposted 6 years ago

    I think it's should be Chiang Mai and of course you can catch a train or a bus which it will be like more than 9 hours to get there, and if by plan it will be just 1.50 hours I think not too sure sorry lol, and in my opinion Phuket is too busy for me and there are a lot of tourist if i would like to go to some island i would choose Koh Chang or Koh Samed there are more beautiful than phuket and not too busy smile

  3. lilian_sg profile image77
    lilian_sgposted 6 years ago

    I've been to Phuket but not from bangkok. So can't really give you a definite answer. However, I've taken the train from Chiangmai to Bangkok. The night train is quite comfortable and if you are not rushing for time, you can take it at about dinner time and reach early in the morning the next day in Bangkok or vice versa.

  4. livingabroad profile image68
    livingabroadposted 6 years ago

    You can get a good deal on Airasia, flying to Phuket. It won't cost you that much more than a bus or train ticket and will save you a lot of time.

    I've recently travelled from Bangkok to Surat Thani via the night train. If you choose this option I'd definitely recommend the air con carriage! I made a massive error and got the second class train. It was 38 degrees outside and when the beds were lay out there was no air coming into the carriage. It was literally like a sauna! If you prefer this cheaper option (not ideal) get the lower of the two beds. This way you will get a draft coming through the window as opposed to being cooked alive in the upper.

    Hope this helps. Enjoy your time!


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