Minivan times & tickets – Penang to Phuket

There are two ways to travel direct from Penang to Phuket by public transport: you can fly or you can can take a minivan. The flight time from Penang to Phuket is 1 hour 15 minutes and the journey time by minivan is 10 hours 50 minutes. Flying from Penang to Phuket is around three more expensive than travel by minivan.


Travel Times to Phuket


There are 2 minivan departures from Penang to Phuket which you can book online.

Penang Phuket Cost Company
05:00 14:50 88.00 MYR New Asian Travel
08:30 18:20 88.00 MYR New Asian Travel

  • Departure times are in Malaysian time.
  • Arrival times are in Thailand time which is 1 hour behind Malaysian time.

Buy Tickets to Phuket


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Penang Bus Stop


Minivan services to Phuket depart from the Newasia Express Service Centre near the Komtar Tower.


Phuket Bus Station


Minivan services from Penang terminate at Phuket Bus Terminal (2).


Travel in Phuket


Phuket Bus Terminal (2) is an out of town bus terminal serving long distance bus and minivan services. For travel within Phuket to the popular beach resort towns in the south of the island, such as Patong, Kata and Rawai you can either take a taxi from Phuket Bus Terminal (2) which is an expensive option or you can travel into Phuket town and take inxexpensive public transport services from there.

Phuket Big Buddha in Chalong

Phuket Big Buddha in Chalong

The best place to go to from Phuket Bus Terminal (2) for local services across the island is the old Phuket Bus Station, sometimes referred to as Phuket Bus Terminal (1), which is located 4.8 km from Phuket Bus Terminal (2) off the Phang-Nga Road in Phuket Town centre. The cheapest way to get from the new bus terminal to the old bus terminal is to take the purple songthaew shared taxi service which depart frequently from inside Phuket Bus Terminal (2). On arrival at Phuket Bus Terminal (1) there will be a variety of shared taxi services and minivans to destinations in Phuket, as well as some longer distance bus services to towns near to Phuket such as Khao Lak and Phang Nga.

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