Phuket Transportation
  The Way you Getting Around

How To Getting There

Phuket Transportation

By Plane

Phuket international airport offers direct flights from several Asian - Pacific destinations. Regular domestic flights to/from capital city of Bangkok usually take about 1 hour and 20 minutes. You can also take direct flight to other Thailand' major cities, such as Chiang Mai, Had Yai, Koh Samui, Krabi, Surat Thani and Trang. Domestic low cost airlines, such as Air Asia, Bangkok Air, One To Go and Nok Air are a good choice for economical travel. Taxi and Airport Limousine are available at the airport or simply book with us with at the same cost you will pay at Phuket. Don't take non-metered Taxi or stranger's offer. You will end up with paying more and spending longer time. Contact TG office in Bangkok Tel. (02) 2800060, 6282000 for flight schedule and reservation.

By Bus
Both air-conditioned and non air–conditioned buses from Bangkok’s Southern Bus Terminal daily take the 12 hours to Phuket. Southern Terminal in bangkok Tel. +66-2-4347192, +66-2-4345557-8, Phuket Central Company (Bangkok) Tel. +66-2-4355019, Phuket Travel (Bangkok) Tel. +66-2-4355018, Phuket Bus Terminal Tel. +66-76-211480.


Getting Around

By Song Taew

The most popular form of transport for getting around Phuket are Song Taew or Tuk Tuk. For those who stay in Patong, Kata and Karon, a majority of hotels are located close proximity to the beach, outlets, entertainment, restaurants and shopping centres, which easily to reach around on foot. Song Taew is painted in bright blue, which is is cheap and a good way to travel. It also offers you to view Phuket town and local living, but usually slow way of getting around. Song Taew service covers the main routes between the beaches and Phuket Town. As there are no official bus stops, passengers need to wave with the hand when it comes and again flag them down to get off. Fares run from 10 Baht (US .25 cents) to 40 Baht depending on the distance traveled. Beware that Song Taew only runs between early morning and 18:00 but some run till late evening.

By Tuk Tuk

Tuk-Tuks, small red taxi-trucks with open sides, are a common mode of transport for any trips at any durations and times. It can be hailed anywhere along the streets or you can find them parked waiting for passengers. The price is negotiable so please agree in destination and fare before you climb in. The standard rate for a beach area or town should be less than 50 Baht, but for trips between town and beach area can be up to 150 Baht - depending on the distance and of course your bargaining skills! Moreover, the fare is paid by the destination traveled not by the number of passengers. If the driver wants to charge by the person, leave him on and catch another. In some areas, particular in Patong, there is a number of Tuk Tuk driver is unpleasant, inadequate, overpriced and impolite. If you ask them for round trip transfers, you must pay them when you journey ended.
By Motorcycle

Motorcycle taxis are everywhere. They dress in a green, red or yellow numbered vests, and usually provide the short trip services. Again it is wise to ask the price before taking them. A journey anywhere within the areas of one town is 20-50 Baht. Longer journeys cost more.

By Cars and Jeeps

Cars and jeeps can be found at several locations around Phuket, and price is reasonable. Vehicle can be rent a one location and drop off at another with 200 Baht charged. Sedan car begins at 700 Baht a day while Private Jeeps along the beach road costs 800-1000 Baht a day (fuel excluded). Personal driving is one of the best ways to explore the island. You will need a valid international driver license to rent the car in Thailand. Besides, take a photocopy of your passport as some rental companies will require to keep the original. Make sure that you are hiring is covered by insurance. Unless hiring from a reliable entity if it is not insured for accident - You are subject to pay for all damages to the vehicle. By law, a driver and front seat passenger must fasten the seat belts before driving.
Keep in mind that the road accident rate per capita in Phuket and Thailand are high. Please drive and ride carefully at all times! If you are traveling with children, don’t risk renting a motorbike. Rent a car or jeep.
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