By bus it takes 5 hours 00 minutes to travel 307 km from Nakhon Si Thammarat to Phuket.
Bus Timetable: Nakhon Si Thammarat to Phuket
Click on the ‘Nakhon Si Thammarat – Phuket’ link in the timetable below for more information and to buy tickets.
|Nakhon Si Thammarat - Phuket ฿ 345 5h|
Bus Stop in Nakhon Si Thammarat
Bus services to Phuket depart from Nakhon Si Thammarat Bus Terminal, Road Rome, Pho Sadet, Amphoe Mueang Nakhon Si Thammarat, Chang Wat Nakhon Si Thammarat 80000.
Arrival in Phuket
Bus services from Nakhon Si Thammarat Bus Terminal terminate at Phuket Bus Terminal 2, Ratsada, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83000.
About Phuket Town
Phuket Town is a stark contrast to the modern and very developed beach resorts areas on the island. Phuket Town has a long history and some interesting old buildings. Phuket Town is also relatively inexpensive and receives less visitors than the beach resort areas of the island.
Phuket has been a stopping off point for merchant shipping passing through the Malay straits for over a 1,000 years attracting a wide range on international visitors. Phuket Town itself grew into an important settlement in the later part of the 19th Century on the back of the tin mining industry on the island. Large numbers of Chinese immigrants came to Phuket and settled there. These immigrants brought with them Chinese culture, most notably food, religion, and architecture. In the Old Town area of Phuket Town around the Thalang Road there are lots of examples of what is commonly referred to as ‘Sino-Portuguese’ architecture combining Chinese design styles with the functionality of European buildings. This distinctive and colourful architectural style is evident in a range of type of building from smaller shop houses to larger grand mansions such as the Chinpracha House and the former Governor’s Mansion which now houses the Blue Elephant Cooking School. For a great view over Phuket Town we recommend climbing Rang Hill to reach the viewpoint at the top of the hill from where you see views of both the town and the coast line.