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Getting around Phuket

Airport to Town / Beaches / Nearby Towns

Airport Bus Route 8411

Phuket Transportation

Airport Bus Route 8411 operates daily from Phuket International Airport to Phuket downtown and from Phuket downtown to Phuket International Airport. The fares range from 6 to 52 baht, depending on the distance of the trip. A bus leaves at 1 to 1.30 hour intervals.

The buses depart Phuket Bus Terminal to Phuket International Airport from 05:00 to 18:00 hrs., and from Phuket International Airport to Phuket Bus Terminal from 06:30 to 21:30 hrs.

30 and 15 Trips tickets are available as follows:
• Bus stop at Phuket Bus Terminal
• Bus stop at Phuket International Airport
• On each bus (ask fare collector)

Destination
Joint Minibus Fare (Baht)
Taxi
Minibus
Phuket City
-
100
Patong, Nanai
-
150
Kata, Karon, Kata Noi, Karon Noi
-
180
Merlin Beach
-
250
Destination
Private Limousine Fare (Baht)
Taxi
Minibus
Phuket Town
400
800
Phuket Pier, Kathu
450
900
Bangthao, Laguna, Surin, Layan
450
900
Kamala, Laem Sing, Phuket Fantasea
500
1000
Chalong Bay, Chalong Intersection
550
1100
Patong, Kalim, Nanai
550
1100
Coral Beach, Nakalay
550
1100
Kata, Karon, Kata Noi, Karon Noi
650
1300
Rawai, Naihan, Saiyuan, Phromthep
650
1300
Panwa Cape
650
1300

Note: Fares are subject to change without prior notice.

Types of Vehicles in Phuket

Phuket Transportation
Town to beaches

Medium-sized buses (large songthaeos) run regularly from Ranong Road near the market to various beaches. The fares range from 15 - 30 baht. The buses leave at half-hour intervals from 07.00 hrs. until 17.00 hrs. After that, you must hire a taxi (tuk tuk). The fare must be agreed on before departure.

Normally from town to Patong beach, the fare is around 210 baht, to Kata and Karon beaches, 240 and 270 baht respectively.
Phuket Transportation

Taxis (tuk tuk) and motorcycle taxis are communal service and available everywhere. The taxi meter fares are 50 baht for a distance of no more than 2 km. and 7 baht/ km for every next kilometre.

Public air-con bus
Public air-con bus in Phuket town

Public air-con buses are operated in two routes:

1) Big C - Phuket Vocational College.
This route passes the following roads: Bypass, Yaowarat, Mae Luan, Wichit Songkhram, Ranong, Phang-nga, Rasada and Phuket Road.



2) Rajaphat Institute - Laemchan Public Health Centre (Phattana Thongthin Road).
The route passes Sakdidet, Chaofa, Bangkok, Poon Phon, Kra, Ong Sim Phai, Dilok Uthit, Surin, Damrong and Thep Krasattri.

The fare is 10 baht for the whole distance.

Note: Fares are subject to change without prior notice.


Cars & Motorcycles Rental

Private cars, jeeps and motorbikes can be hired from any car rent shops in town or at major beaches. Normally, the rates can be bargained for a long-term rent. For either car or motorcycle rental, make sure that the rate includes insurance coverage. If you choose to rent a motorcycle, don't forget to wear a helmet; otherwise you will be fined.

Getting to Nearby Provinces

By Bus
There are regular bus services to neighbouring provinces such as Krabi, Phang-nga, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Ranong, Surat Thani, Satun, Hat Yai and Trang. Departures are from the Phuket Bus Terminal off Phang-nga Road.
Phuket Air-con Bus Station, tel. 0 7621 1977.

Taxis & Vans
There are shared taxi and van services between Phuket and other nearby provinces. Fares of both are generally around double the fare of an ordinary bus. The stations of both taxis and minivans are also on Phang-nga Road.

By Air
Some domestic airlines operate flights from Phuket to Surat Thani, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Trang, Hat Yai and Samui.
For more details, check with your travel agent.

Getting to Islands around Phuket

Boats to nearby islands can be found at the following ports:

Rawai Beach
Inhabited by the sea gypsies, this beach is an old local port. From here, long-tail boats sail for nearby islands such as Ko He, Ko Racha Yai, Ko Mai Thon, Ko Lon, etc. The charter price depends on the distance.

Ao Chalong
This is the largest port of Phuket where all kinds of boats can be found including cruisers of tour companies which organize package tours to other islands.

Ao Makham
This port, near Phanwa Cape, is only for cruisers and container ships.

Boat Lagoon Port (Ao Sapam)
This port is for travelling boats of tour companies.

Many travel companies in Phuket operate tours of islands around Phuket. Check with your travel agent or hotel.

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