By public bus it takes 6 hours to travel 832 km from Ranong to Phuket. There are no direct air, sea, or rail links from Ranong to Phuket. Depending on the connection times it may be possible to cut the travel time by half if you fly from Ranong to Bangkok and then take a connecting flight from Bangkok to Phuket, however, you need to factor in the time in takes to travel to and from the airports at either end of the journey.
Bus Timetable from Ranong to Phuket
Click on the ‘Ranong – Phuket’ link in the timetable below for more information and to buy tickets.
|Ranong - Phuket ฿ 290 6h|
Where to get the Bus in Ranong
Bus services to Phuket depart from Ranong Bus Station, 6/60-61, Moo 1, Phetkasem Road, Tambon Bang Rin, Amphoe Mueang Ranong, Ranong, 85000.
Arrival in Phuket
Bus services from Ranong terminate at Phuket Bus Terminal 2, Ratsada, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83000.
About Phuket Town
Whilst Phuket Town doesn’t have a swimming beach it is, however, the culturally and historical centre of the island. The development of Phuket from the middle of the 19th Century onward is closely associated with the lucrative tin mining industry on the island and the influx of Chinese immigrants who come to the island for work. This wave of Chinese immigrants prospered and built some fantastic mansions and temples in Phuket Town, and the influence of the Chinese community in the town is still evident today. Phuket Town is an up and coming tourist destination attracting from visitors away from the beach resorts of Patong and Kata.
Amongst the things to see in Phuket are town are:
- Rang Hill: A hill top viewpoint overlooking Phuket Town and the coastline beyond with a great temple (Wat Khao Rang) to visit on route to the viewpoint.
- Chinpracha House: Sino-Portuguese style mansion built by a wealthy Chinese family in 1903.
- Jui Tui and Put Cho Shrines: Chinese Taoist temple located side by side in Phuket Town centre.
- Thalang Road: Long street with pastel coloured Chinese style shop houses selling a range of interesting products.
- Street Art: Phuket Town is following the example set by Penang and encouraging local artists to create beautiful wall mural celebrating the heritage of the town and its residents.