Thailand Openbuses

Bangkok to Koh Phangan by Bus

Thailand by bus is undoubtedly one of the best experiences in the world. Thailand by bus is not only the highlight of South East Asia, but of the world. Backpackers from all over the world are drawn to this unique and unforgettable destinations. With Bamba Experience, Thailand by bus will be an unforgettable experience.

Thailand by bus would not be complete without visiting the Southern islands. Koh Tao Island is one of the best backpacking destinations in South East Asia as you have the most affordable scuba diving PADI courses. It’s mainly popular with backpackers because it still retains a rustic feel and has not been over-commercialized. The beaches remain amazingly tranquil, the diving is mind blowing and it’s perfect for backpackers looking to get off the beaten track. To reach it, you can backpack by bus and ferry from Bangkok in less than 12 hours.

Another great Thailand by bus location is Koh Phna Ngan; tropical island with the best beaches in South East Asia. Right next to Koh Tao, Koh Pha Ngan is only 1.5 hours away by ferry. One big draw for backpackers are the world famous Full Moon parties that take place for days on the beaches.

Khao Lak Bus Station Thailand
Khao Lak Bus Station Thailand

Thailand by bus is also great on the West coast, where you can visit Krabi and Phuket; coastal towns that attract many backpackers love because of their splendid white beaches and crystal clear waters. Equally important, backpackers use Krabi and Phuket as a gateway to backpack to the close-lying islands such as Koh Phi Phi, Koh Lanta and Ko Lipeh. Koh Phi Phi is by far the most popular Thailand by bus destination as it offer amazing karst limestone formations that are spectacularly unique.

Thailand by bus is not only the best in Asia because of its beaches and islands, but also for its ancient Thai kingdoms which have left well preserved archaeological sites such as in Sukhothai and Ayutthaya. Thailand by bus is especially popular in Ayutthaya as its only an hour away from Bangkok. About 6 hours north of Bangkok, Sukhothai is also awesome for Thailand by bus because of its beautiful ancient city. Most backpackers make Sukhothai their stop between Bangkok and Chiang Mai.

That brings us to Chiang Mai, which is the heart of Thailand by bus. It’s also the top backpack destination in the South East Asia. Not only a beautiful town with a historic center that has well preserved wats and temples, backpackers use Chiang Mai as a hub to do many adventure activities. Located at the foot of the Northern Mountains of South East Asia, Chiang Mai is renowned for its treks and hikes, elephant camps, rafting, mountain biking and hill tribes that offer an amazing cultural experience. 3 hours from Chiang Mai, lies Chiang Rai, which is another important Thailand by bus destination.

Last but not least, what makes Thailand by bus so attractive is its people. Known as the land of the smiles, the Thais rarely fail to impress backpackers. Their friendly hospitality and extreme humility, as well as the delicious and world famous cuisine, is enough to make backpackers love Thailand by bus.