By public bus it takes 10 to 11 hours to travel 753 km from Bangkok to Phang Nga. You could also fly from Bangkok to Krabi and then travel by bus to Phang Nga, which is a journey of only 2 hours 30 minutes to 3 hours.
Bus Timetable from Bangkok to Phang Nga
- Click on the ‘Bangkok – Phang Nga’ link in the timetable below for more information and to buy tickets.
|Bangkok - Phang Nga ฿ 613–1,020 10h 50m – 11h 40m|
Bus Station in Bangkok
Bus services to Phang Nga depart from Bangkok’s Southern Bus Terminal, 8 Borommaratchachonnani Rd, Khwaeng Chim Phli, Khet Taling Chan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10170.
Arrival in Phang Nga
Bus services from Bangkok terminate at Phang Nga Bus Station.
About Phang Nga
The main reason people travel to the charming small town of Phang Nga is to take a boat trip around Phang Nga bay which is famous for it limestone karst cliffs rising sharply out of the sea and it small fishing communities clustered around the edge of the bay and on some of the larger islands. There are tours you can take which departs from Phang Nga town which is why most people go there.
Phang Nga Bay covers an area of over 400 square kilometres and has more than 40 islands. The highlight of most tour itineraries is a trip to Ko Kan, otherwise known as ‘James Bond Island’ as it featured in the ‘Man with the Golden Gun’ starring Roger Moore and Britt Ekland. Other popular sites in Phang Nga bay include Koh Panyi, a sea gypsy village built on stilts over the water, and Koh Thalu which has caves with stalactites and stalagmites. As well as being taken around in motorised boats a popular activity is visit the bay in a sea canoe. You can book sea canoe tours with several tour companies based in Phang Nga town.