Phuket Bus Terminal 2 is situated on Thepakasattri Road and is almost directly opposite the now burnt out shopping center Supercheap. The original Bus terminal is still in operation and is slap bang in the middle of Phuket Town on Phangna Road.

After massive investment by the local government and much arguing and demonstrating by those opposed to its construction, the new Terminal was opened for business in 2012.

Phuket Bus Station
Phuket Bus Station

The old and very dated Terminal 1 on Phang Nga Rd will remain and be used for local services, including the Phuket International Airport. And the local pink buses run by the Phuket Provincial Administrative Organisation. The Phuket to Phang Nga and Takua Pa routes will also operate out of this station.

Many other buses, which operate from the Phuket Town Market on Ranong Rd, will also be move to the old station, though the buses will still stop to pick up passengers at the market.

At a considerable cost and over two years in construction the Terminal 2 bus station finally opened its doors and from here buses are available to: Bangkok, Chumpon, Ranong, Satun, Surat Thani, Sungai Kolok amongst many others destinations available. If further travel is required, IE: Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai or Isaan cities, a change of bus in Bangkok might be necessary.

The station was originally built over two years before it was actually opened, but due to much controversy over costs and complaints that the station was built in the wrong area. There was lots of noise about it being on the busiest road in Phuket and with so many buses running in and out of the terminal throughout the day, it was feared that there would be terrible traffic chaos.

There was a huge outcry from the former Mayor of Phuket, whose house sits very close to the new terminal and said at the time: “Local residents who live in that area, myself included, are not happy with the project. We need a public hearing before the PLTO decides to open the bus terminal since one was never held prior to the start of construction.”

He was also quoted as saying: “The traffic in that area is bad to begin with. I can’t imagine what it is going to be like when the bus terminal opens,”

But the station was passed and has been for well over a year now, in full operational swing and it as actually eased the pressure on the roads in Phuket town, particularly around school rush hour. The building itself, it state of the art Thai construction, everywhere is really well sign posted and there are Tuk Tuks, motorbike taxis, licensed metered taxis ready and willing to take the weary travel off to their next port of call.

The new terminal is about 30 minutes from Patong and from other resorts, slightly more or less, before leaving the terminal it may be worth grabbing one of the free maps available by the exit. Also, if possible, it might be best to pre-book a hotel and ask if they do Bus Terminal 2 pick-ups, because some the taxi drivers may charge a little more than they may normally do and have even given the more honest taxi drivers a bad name in the past.

The bus Station is open from 5am until 10pm; there are also transfer buses between the old and new terminals at a cost of no more than 20 baht person. It is cheaper to buy any bus tickets direct from the bus Terminal itself, that way the passenger can be sure there will be no add-ons from anywhere.

Terminal 2 Phuket Town Bus Station

Phuket Airport Transfer pricesPrices in Thai Baht
One way - Mini Van for 1 - 8 people with luggage 1,500Enquire / Book
Return - Mini Van for 1 - 8 people with luggage2,900Enquire / Book

* Prices times shown are for the Air Conditioned buses

**Other Non AC buses run please check terminal for details

***Times and prices listed here are a guide only price and schedule may change

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