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Getting Around Phuket

Travelling around the island is not as convenient or cheap as you might expect. Unless you are staying in a busy resort area such as Patong or Karon, it won't always be possible to just flag down a tuk tuk and buses only run during the day and mostly do not connect up the main beaches. Using the taxi service supplied by your hotel is probably the easiest option followed by renting a car or motorbike.

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  • Phuket longtail boats

    Boats & Ferries

    Boats can be hired for trips to nearby islands or fishing sites. The main areas for hiring are Chalong Pier and Rawai with fares... read more

    Boats & Ferries

    Boats can be hired for trips to nearby islands or fishing sites. The main areas for hiring are Chalong Pier and Rawai with fares depending on the number of passengers, distance, length of time and type of vessel. Longtail boats are a lot cheaper than... read more

  • Phuket buses

    Buses

    There are a few modern air-conditioned buses that operate along routes in Phuket City but do not go to other parts of the island.... read more

    Buses

    There are a few modern air-conditioned buses that operate along routes in Phuket City but do not go to other parts of the island. The fare is fixed at 10 baht. There are designated bus stops, but you are able to flag them down along the route as well. You can... read more

  • Phuket car rental

    Car Rental

    Avis, Budget and Hertz have counters at Phuket International Airport and at a few hotels around Phuket. You can also hire cars... read more

    Car Rental

    Avis, Budget and Hertz have counters at Phuket International Airport and at a few hotels around Phuket. You can also hire cars from the many local car hire companies. The local companies are cheaper but you might prefer to go with a name you know. Rental... read more

  • Motorbike rental

    Motorbike Rental

    Motorcycles ranging from 100cc bikes to superbikes can be found for hire in most busy beach areas. Prices start at about 200 Baht... read more

    Motorbike Rental

    Motorcycles ranging from 100cc bikes to superbikes can be found for hire in most busy beach areas. Prices start at about 200 Baht per day for a 100cc Honda or Suzuki motorbike. The law is vague concerning tourists and motorbike licences. No one will stop you... read more

  • Phuket meter taxi

    Taxis

    Meter taxis are relatively cheap and hassle free, unfortunately, these are only normally available from the airport. Walk out of... read more

    Taxis

    Meter taxis are relatively cheap and hassle free, unfortunately, these are only normally available from the airport. Walk out of the arrivals hall on the ground floor, turn right and walk to the end of the airport terminal building. There is an airport... read more

  • Phuket Tuk Tuk

    Tuk Tuks

    Tuk-tuks can be found all over Phuket, although they tend to be clustered in large numbers around Patong. Tuk-tuks are basically... read more

    Tuk Tuks

    Tuk-tuks can be found all over Phuket, although they tend to be clustered in large numbers around Patong. Tuk-tuks are basically small red vans, which have open backs and sides, and can carry about five passengers. They are 4-wheeled as opposed to the... read more