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Mini van or bus from hat yai to phuket

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1. Re: Mini van or bus from hat yai to phuket

Yes, it's safe I guess, although you can never tell what 'crazy terrorists' might get up to next!

There are mini vans doing this journey and you will be able to book once in Hat Yai.

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2. Re: Mini van or bus from hat yai to phuket

I would think a VIP bus would be considerably more comfortable between the two giiven the distance. I've taken the shared vans before between Pak Bara and Hat Yai before as well from Krabi to Trang and the VIP buses are a lot more comfortable with AC. Shouldn't be a problem booking after arrival in Hat Yai.

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3. Re: Mini van or bus from hat yai to phuket

it is safer this stretch of road, so far no incidence occurred.

The coach or VIP bus is easy to arrange from most of the travel agency in the town center.

Cheers

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4. Re: Mini van or bus from hat yai to phuket

We just took a bus trip from Hat Yai to Phuket during christmas eve. We took a tuk tuk (THB 20 per pax) to Hat Yai Bus Terminal. When you reach there, there will be touts approaching you but always buy directly from the ticket counter. There are various ticket counters but note that the cheapest ticket - 2nd Class THB267 (double decker, 4 seats across) to Phuket will make more than 10 stops along the way (took us 9 hours to each phuket). So if you have time and want the cheapest ticket, this is your best bet. Departure time are 8, 8.30, 9.30, 10.30, 11.45, 13:00, 18.00, 19.30 (VIP). Choose a 1st Class-THB344 which is single deck, 4 seats across. The journey should be faster at about 7-7.5 hours with less stops. For luxury class, there is a VIP bus THB535.

We bought the tickets on christmas eve morning (Saturday) so I think there is no problem arriving there and then make the booking.

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5. Re: Mini van or bus from hat yai to phuket

Great, going from Hat Yai in June to Phuket, the train from Butterworth arrives at 18.30h, I guess the best would be to stay in Hat Yai for the night and take a bus in the morning? What is your suggestion?

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6. Re: Mini van or bus from hat yai to phuket

Us the VIP bus, much better

Tgsa - Stay overnight in Hat Yai and take a bus in the morning , always better + add in that is rainy season around Phuket so daytime so much better.

I am adding this 'just in case ' but Firefly do direct flights from Penang to Phuket, do not know if days suit plans.

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8. Re: Mini van or bus from hat yai to phuket

hi madulembu, may i know how much it cost per van from hatyai to phuket?

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10. Re: Mini van or bus from hat yai to phuket

would u please inform the phone number/contact person for making a reservation in advance for the bus ^^

thanks a lot

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