Getting around Phuket – Between Airport , Hotel , Beaches

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Getting around Phuket

How to getting around Phuket? There are so many options for visitors who stay in Phuket for more than couple days may wonder what is the mode of transport that will be available to travel around Phuket and close by city which depending on a personal preference.

  • By walk
  • By private car & driver
  • Rent a car / motorcycle and bicycle
  • By tuk tuk
  • By Song Taew
  • By Micro Bus
  • By Motorcycle Taxi

Getting around Phuket by walk

The transportation for visitors who stay in Phuket by walk is the easiest and the best to see around the beach and city. Most of the beach hotels, resorts, restaurants and shopping area are small and all of them are located very close enough to walk around and go to the beach. You can impress an atmosphere in early morning or late afternoon on your feet.

Getting around Phuket by private car & driver

If you don’t want to concentrate or focus on driving in Phuket by yourself, rental the private car with driver is available for you. You can have your own vehicle and driver to go to anywhere that you want. They are offering you an international standard insurance. The daily rate for rent is about 1500-3,000 Baht, depend on car type and how long does the service last.

Getting around Phuket by rent a car / motorcycle and bicycle

This is a good option for getting around Phuket by rent a car / motorcycle and bicycle. If you really want to have your own vehicle, it is the best way for rent. They are available for hire all over the island. How to drive in Phuket, you needs a lot of concentrate. Keep in mind, the driving in Thailand are done on the left hand side of the road. You much have license driving. Costing for a rent is about 50-100 Baht for a bicycle,200-800 a day for motorcycle,900-2,000 Baht for a car. Just make sure to bargain and recheck the prices before rental.
Please be careful if you drive between Kata and Patong beach or between Phuket town to Patong beach, the road is very sloppy and narrow.

Getting around Phuket by Tuk Tuk

For short distance Tuk Tuk is good transportation. Tuk Tuk in Phuket is small red vans with open sides or small Daihatsu mini trucks. If you take Tuk Tuk for along times, their small size maybe makes you uncomfortable. The rental rate of taxi and Tuk Tuk are not difficult to negotiate, you should do before traveling. The rate is depending on the distance between places where you go, start at 200-300 Baht for 5-15 minutes.

Getting around Phuket by Song Taew

Song Taew in Phuket is local open-air bright blue bus, run normally between Phuket town and the popular beaches from 7.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. The local bus terminal is in front of the Central Market on Ranong road. The Song taew fare for one-way trips is about 20-30 Baht. But it take very long time for one bus will pass by. Also there are no certain bus station on the street.

Getting around Phuket by Micro Bus

The Micro Bus in Phuket is air-conditioner bus. Operate in Phuket town and nearness from 6.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m. you can take them at bus stops along the main roads. The fares start at 20 Baht.

Getting around Phuket by Motorcycle Taxi

The Motorcycle Taxi is the most available and comfortable for not to long distances at day and night. This is the easiest, fastest and cheapest way to get from place to other place. Motorcycle taxi driver can be found on the street corners throughout Phuket town. Normally the drivers wear orange vests with numbers on their backs. The fares start at 50