Phuket bus terminal
Phuket Bus Terminal is a relatively new bus terminal located few kilometres north of Phuket Town. The bus terminal serves as the arrival platform for passengers coming to Phuket and as departure platform for bus passenger leaving Phuket. Few popular routes in this terminal include arrival service of Bangkok to Phuket and Hatyai to Phuket, as well as the departure service of Phuket to Bangkok and Phuket to Hatyai.
Destinations that can be reached from the Phuket Bus Terminal are Bangkok, Hatyai, Trang, Krabi, Ranong, Chumphon, Koh Samui, Koh Phangan and Phang Nga. Buying the bus ticket at the counter is easy and simple. Counters are like above picture. Passengers just need to note of the price because prices vary even for same destination. Reason is because different bus types are deployed. For example, price for 24 seater bus from Phuket to Bangkok is more expensive than the price for 38 seater bus because 24 seater bus is more comfortable and more spacious.
While you walk in the bus terminal, counters are at your left and right hand sides. Follow the corridor to go further in, you would see the platform and some grocery shops selling water and tidbits. Picture below is the platform and bus leaving Phuket to Hatyai
Taxi service is available in Phuket bus terminal. Therefore when visitors arrive at the Phuket bus terminal, they can take a taxi to other destinations on the island easily. For example, a trip from the Phuket bus station to Patong will cost 450 Baht (about USD15). The full taxi service charge is summarized as per the below table.