By bus the journey from Phuket to Ranong takes just over 5 hours.
Bus Timetable from Phuket to Ranong
- Click on the Phuket – Ranong link in the timetable below for more information and to buy tickets.
|Phuket - Ranong ฿ 290 5h 20m|
Phuket Bus Station
Bus services to Ranong depart from Phuket Bus Terminal 2.
Arrival in Ranong
Bus services from Phuket to Ranong terminate at Ranong Bus Station.
Travel from Ranong
Most foreign visitors who come to Ranong do so either to take a boat to the holiday island of Koh Phayam or boat over to Kawthoung in Myanmar. There are two different types of boat services from Ranong to Koh Phayam: ferry and speed boat. Speed boat services to Koh Phayam depart from Ranong Pier, which is 6.3 km by road from Ranong Bus Station. The journey by speed boat takes 45 minutes. The other way to travel from Ranong to Koh Phayam is the wooden ferry service called the Tai Kak Ferry which is about half the price of taking a speed boat but takes 2 hours complete the journey. The Tai Kak Ferry depart from Tai Kak Pier, which is 7.8 km by road from Ranong Bus Station.
Boat services to Kawthoung in Myanmar depart from the wharf near to Ranong Immigration Office, which is 6.2 km by road from Ranong Bus Station. The journey over to Kawthoung is by wooden long tail boat and takes about 20 minutes. The crossing to Kawthoung has in the past been very popular with foreign visitors required to leave Thailand and re-enter in order to extend their stay. The boat service to Kawthoung and back to Ranong should cost around 300 THB per person in a shared boat, however, it does need to be negotiated in advance with the boat operated as they may try to charge more. Visitors with a valid visa are now permitted to travel on from Kawthoung into the rest of Myanmar. Kawthoung is a good access point from Thailand to explore the beaches and islands of the south of the country.