Ho Chi Minh City to Phuket by train

Travel from Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) to Phuket (Thailand) by train (967km): schedule and information to the train connection. Compare fares and buy your ticket.

Ho Chi Minh City - Phuket @ 2020-08-06

To travel by train from Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam to Phuket in Thailand, you either have to cross Cambodia. Or you take a flight. Please read the following information and blog posts.

There are two main routes. Compare them and decide which one feeds your needs best.

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How to use the following information: we show you the best routes and where to buy tickets. On longer routes you may need more than one ticket. Book your tickets step by step as explained. If you have questions about the route from Ho Chi Minh City to Phuket, please ask in our forum. Of course, sometimes there are as well other travel routes possible.

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connections : popular connections travelled by other users

Phuket - Ho Chi Minh City / Hanoi - Bangkok / Hanoi - Phuket / Hạ Long - Bangkok / Hội An - Bangkok / Huế - Bangkok / Lào Cai - Bangkok / Sapa - Bangkok / Da Nang - Bangkok

1 Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) - Siem Reap (Cambodia) - Bangkok (Thailand) - Phuket (Thailand)

The route consist of more than one step. You have to buy more than one train ticket.

1a Travelling from Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) to Siem Reap (Cambodia)

To travel from Vietnam to Cambodia, you have to take a bus. There are no passenger train connections between these two countries. Buy a ticket for a direct bus from Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) to Phnom Penh (Cambodia) or Siem Reap (Cambodia). Please use the given booking links to find schedules and ticket prices.

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Siem Reap - Ho Chi Minh City / Ho Chi Minh City - Phnom Penh / Hanoi - Phnom Penh / Hanoi - Siem Reap

1b Travelling from Siem Reap (Cambodia) to Bangkok (Thailand)

To travel from Cambodia to Thailand, you have to take a bus. There is no passenger train connection between these two countries. There are daily direct bus connections from Siem Reap (Cambodia) to Bangkok (Thailand) with a journey time of about 9 hours. Please use the given booking links to find schedules and ticket prices.

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Bangkok - Siem Reap / Phnom Penh - Bangkok

1c Travelling from Bangkok (Thailand) to Phuket (Thailand)

To travel from Bangkok to Phuket, you have to use a bus or a flight. There are no train connections available. The closest railway station with train connection from Bangkok is located in Surat Thani, about 200 kilometers away from Phuket Airport. Tickets for the direct buses from Bangkok to Phuket are available from 15 Euro. The journey time is about 13 hours. Flights are not that expensive and of course faster.

Where to buy a ticket from Bangkok to Phuket?

Buy the train ticket at a railway station. Note: in some countries you have to pay a service fee at the ticket counter. The ticket can be purchased at a station in the country of departure, also sometimes in other countries.

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Phuket - Bangkok

2 Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) - Phuket (Thailand)

2a Travelling from Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) to Phuket (Thailand)

To travel from Vietnam to Thailand, there is no train connection available. You have to make use of one of the two following options.

Either use a flight from one of the big cities in Vietnam to Thailand.
Or travel by direct bus from Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) via Phnom Penh (Cambodia) to Siem Reap (Cambodia). There an overnight stay is required. We recommend to stay at least two nights and visit the famous Angkor Wat. From Siem Reap (Cambodia) take one of the direct buses to Bangkok (Thailand).

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