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From Bangkok, take Highway No.4 (Petchakasem Road) through Petchaburi, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Chumphon, Surat Thani and Phang Nga see more

There is fairly regular boat service between Phuket and nearby islands including Koh Yao and Koh Phi Phi. During the high season (October-May), travelers may also see more

Air-conditioned and non air-conditioned busses leave Bangkok's Southern Bus Terminal for Phuket several times daily. Trips by air-conditioned bus, which see more

Flying to Phuket is arguably the easiest way to get to the island. Most domestic airlines operate several flights daily between Phuket and Bangkok, see more

 

Getting to Phuket

As the most popular island destination in Thailand, Phuket has numerous options for traveling to the island and getting around once you arrive. Both domestic and international airlines service Phuket Airport with direct flights from numerous destinations in Thailand and around Asia. Once on the island, the size of Phuket makes a rental car arguably the best option, though there are various modes of transportation if you do not wish to drive.


1 By Boat

By Boat There is fairly regular boat service between Phuket and nearby islands including Koh Yao and Koh Phi Phi. During the high season (October-May), travelers may also travel by boat between Phuket and Koh Lanta. Ferries to and from Phuket and Krabi (Ao Nang, Railey Beach, Krabi Town) operate throughout the year. Various ports on Phuket provide services to these other islands and beaches with fares ranging between 300 and 500 baht. The trip may take 1.5 to 2 hours, depending on weather conditions. Some ferries service multiple locations and travelers are provided color coded stickers to avoid confusion.

The Deep Sea Port (Port of Phuket) at Puket is visited by both cargo and cruise ship from Thailand and from abroad. Contact your travel agent for information about the many different ships that stop at Phuket.

2 By Bus

By Bus Air-conditioned and non air-conditioned busses leave Bangkok's Southern Bus Terminal for Phuket several times daily. Trips by air-conditioned bus, which normally leave in the evening, take about 13 hours. Call 0 2434 7192, 0 2435 1199 or visit www.transport.co.th for more information.

There are also regular bus services (VIP, air-conditioned, and non-air-conditioned) between Phuket and neighboring provinces such as Krabi, Phang Nga, Chumphon, Koh Samui (bus/boat), Nakhon Si Thammarat, Ranong, Surat Thani, Satun, Hat Yai, Takua-Pa, and Trang. Departures are from the Phuket Bus Terminal off Phang Nga Road. For more up-to-date schedules and fares, call Phuket Air-conditioned Bus Station, tel. 0 7621 1977. Timetables

For more information
Southern Bus Terminal Tel. 0 2434 7192, 0 2434 5557-8
Phuket Central Company Tel. 0 2435 5019
Phuket Travel Tel. 0 2435 5018
Phuket Bus Terminal Tel. 0 7621 1480

3 By Car

By Car From Bangkok, take Highway No.4 (Petchakasem Road) through Petchaburi, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Chumphon, Surat Thani and Phang Nga Provinces, then cross the Thep Krasattri Bridge or Sarasin Bridge to Phuket Island. The total distance is 862 kilometers and the travel time is approximately 12 hours.

4 By Plane

By Plane Flying to Phuket is arguably the easiest way to get to the island. Most domestic airlines operate several flights daily between Phuket and Bangkok, Samui, and Chiang Mai. Some domestic airlines operate flights from Phuket to Surat Thani, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Trang, and Hat Yai. There are also numerous international airlines that fly directly to Phuket from various cities around Asia, including Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong, Penang, Singapore, and Sydney.

Transportation to and from the airport
Phuket International Airport is located approximately 30 kilometers north of Phuket Town. Taxis between Phuket Town and the airport cost approximately 400 baht, but the fares to the beaches range between 500 and 600 baht. Minivans charge approximately 80 baht /person to town, but 120 baht/person to Patong, Kata, and Karon Beaches.

Phuket Limousine
Located approximately 1 kilometer west of the city, Phuket; Tel. 0 7624 8596
Opening Hours: Shuttles to the airport from 06:30 am. - 07:30 pm.
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For more information
Thai Airway Tel. 0 2356 1111
Air Asia Tel. 0 2515 9999
Bangkok Airways Tel. 0 2134 3960, 0 2134 3888
Orient Thai Airlines Tel. 1126, 0 2229 4260

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1 By Motorcycle

By Boat For around 150 to 300 baht per day you can hire your own 100-150cc motorbike, which will typically require you to leave your passport as a deposit. Be sure to inspect bikes prior to rental and drive with extreme caution as rental motorbikes are not normally insured and accidents are frequent. Helmets are required by Thai law. Motorcycles can be rented from rental agencies located on Rasada Road or from different operators at various beaches.

2 By Rental Car

By Boat There are numerous car rental services on Phuket. Cars or jeeps can be rented at the airport, in Phuket Town, and at most of the more popular beaches. Be aware that only Commercial First Class Insurance provides full coverage on rental cars (as opposed to limited personal or third party only insurance). Most international car rental agencies will offer this insurance (some only for those with a valid international driver’s license) while local companies may or may not. You may wish to request a copy of their insurance policy and ensure that it states "For Commercial Use". Regardless, inspect rental vehicles prior to rental and drive with caution, particularly as traffic in Thailand can be quite confusing, especially the habit of Thai motorcycles drivers to drive on the wrong side of the road.

3 By Songthaew

By Boat Songtaews are operated along Ranong Road in Phuket Town to various destinations including most beaches. The cost ranges from 20 baht to 25 baht / person / trip. Normally the service is provided from 07:00 am. until 05:00 pm.

4 By Taxi

By Boat Visitors can call 076 232157-8 to get a metered taxi that will take them anywhere on Phuket. The metered fare will include a 20 baht surcharge.

5 By Tuk Tuk

By Boat Tuk-Tuks can be chartered for travel between the beaches and Phuket Town or between different beaches; however, rates are negotiable and will cost at least 200 baht to Patong Beach, 230 baht to Karon and Kata Beaches and 300 baht to Nai Han and Kamala Beaches. Within Phuket Town, Tuk-Tuks should cost 20 baht for short distances.

1 From Krabi

There is a direct boat service to/from Phuket/Krabi daily. The boat, leaves Phuket ferry terminal (where the Phi Phi ferries leave) each morning between 08.00 and 08.30 each morning and arrives at Ao Nang Beach (south-west of Krabi Town) about 2 hours later. It returns to Phuket in the afternoon at 15.00 and the service includes a free shuttle service to Phuket Town.

From Ao Nang (Krabi) – Phuket
Ao Nang (Krabi) – Phuket Phuket - Ao Nang (Krabi)
From Nopparat Thara Pier To Rassada Pier From Rassada Pier To Nopparat Thara Pier
08:00 am. 10:00 pm. 11:00 am. 01:00 pm.
10:30 am. 12:30 pm. 08:30 am. 10:30 am.
03:30 pm. 05:15 pm. 01:30 pm. 03:30 pm.
From Ao Nang (Krabi) – Phi Phi Island
Ao Nang (Krabi) – Phi Phi Island Phi Phi Island - Ao Nang (Krabi)
From Nopparat Thara Pier To Tonsai Pier From Tonsai Pier To Nopparat Thara Pier
09:30 am. 11:30 pm. 10:30 am. 12:30 pm.
- - 03:30 pm. 05:00 pm.

2 Koh Lanta

The travelers can journey the to Koh Lanta from two pier as Chao Fah Pier and Boa Muang Pier. Which the peak season of visit Ko Lanta about November to April; you shall get the boat at Boa Muang Pier at Krabi. The boat transfer at Chao Fah Pier to Ko Lanta will close short term on May to November which it is the storm season.

Boats depart from Krabi Passenger Pier (Khlong Chilat) in Krabi Town and from Saladan Pier at Koh Lanta

From Koh Lanta - Phuket
Koh Lanta - Phuket Phuket – Koh Lanta
From Saladan Pier To Rassada Pier From Rassada Pier To Saladan Pier
01:30 pm. 03:30 pm. 10:30 am. 12:30 pm.
From Koh Lanta - Ao Nang (Krabi)
Koh Lanta - Ao Nang (Krabi) Ao Nang (Krabi) – Koh Lanta
From Saladan Pier To Nopparat Thara Pier From Nopparat Thara Pier To Saladan Pier
13:30 am. 03:30 pm. 10:30 am. 12:45 pm.

From Koh Lanta – Passenger Port (Krabi)
Koh Lanta – Passenger Port (Krabi) Passenger Port (Krabi) – Koh Lanta
From Saladan Pier To Klong Jilard Pier From Klong Jilard Pier To Saladan Pier
08:30 am. 10:30 pm. 11:00 am. 01:30 pm.
01:00 pm. 03:00 pm. 01:30 pm. 04:00 pm.

From Koh Lanta – Railay
Koh Lanta – Railay Railay – Koh Lanta
From Saladan Pier To From To Saladan Pier
01:30 pm. 03:15 pm. 10:45 am. 12:45 pm.

From Koh Lanta – Phi Phi Islands
Koh Lanta – Phi Phi Islands Phi Phi Islands – Koh Lanta
From Saladan Pier To Tonsai Pier From Tonsai Pier To Saladan Pier
08:30 am. 10:00 am. 11:30 am. 01:00 pm.
01:39 pm. 03:00 pm. 03:30 pm. 05:00 pm.

3Phi Phi Islands

Phi Phi islands are accessible only by boat. If you are in the Krabi town, you go straight to the Boat jetty in the central town located at Chaofa ship berth. This is on the Khongkha Road. From here you can catch a ferry directly to Phi Phi.

This ferry shall take you to Ao Nang Beach or the famous Railay Bay as well enroute. The trip to Phi Phi takes some 2 hrs. daily two trips are available round trip. Long tail boats are also available but they operate on the basis of Leave-when-full. The travelers can journey the to Phi Phi Island as two way from Krabi and Phuket. Which the peak season of visit Phi Phi Island around November to April; you shall get the boat at Chao Fah Pier at Krabi.

From Phi Phi Islands – Phuket
Phi Phi Islands – Phuket Phuket – Phi Phi Islands
From Tonsai Pier To Rassada Pier From Rassada Pier To Tonsai Pier
09:00 am. 10:30 am. 08:30 am. 10:00 am.
01:30 pm. 03:00 pm. 11:00 am. 12:30 pm.
02:30 pm. 02:30 pm. 02:30 pm. 04:00 pm.
From Phi Phi Island - Ao Nang (Krabi)
Phi Phi Island - Ao Nang (Krabi) Ao Nang (Krabi) – Phi Phi Island
From Tonsai Pier To Nopparat Thara Pier From Nopparat Thara Pier To Tonsai Pier
10:30 am. 12:30 pm. 09:30 am. 11:30 pm.
12:30 pm. 03:30 pm. - -

From Phi Phi Islands – Passenger Port (Krabi)
Phi Phi Islands – Passenger Port (Krabi) Passenger Port (Krabi) – Phi Phi Islands
From Tonsai Pier To Klong Jilard Pier From Klong Jilard Pier To Tonsai Pier
09:00 am. 10:30 am. 10:00 am. 11:30 am.
02:00 pm. 03:30 pm. 03:00 pm. 04:30 pm.

From Phi Phi Islands – Koh Lanta
Phi Phi Islands – Koh Lanta Koh Lanta – Phi Phi Islands
From Tonsai Pier To Saladan Pier From Saladan Pier To Tonsai Pier
11:30 am. 12:45 pm. 08:00 am. 09:15 pm.
02:00 pm. 03:15 pm. 02:00 pm. 03:15 pm.

4 Phuket

Phuket pier is located just a few kilometres outside of the main town, and is known as "Russada Pier" In Ko Lanta named "Saladan Pier" Ko Phi Phi named "Ton Sai Pier" Please be at the pier 30 mins. before departure. (Please contact Tour operators or travel services provider).

From Phuket – Phi Phi Islands
Phuket – Phi Phi Islands Phi Phi Islands – Phuket
From Rassada Pier To Tonsai Pier From Tonsai Pier To Rassada Pier
08:30 am. 10:00 am. 09:00 am. 10:30 am.
11:00 am. 12:30 pm. 01:30 pm. 03:00 pm.
02:30 pm. 04:00 pm. 02:30 pm. 02:30 pm.

From Phuket - Ao Nang (Krabi)
Phuket - Ao Nang (Krabi) Ao Nang (Krabi) – Phuket
From Rassada Pier To Nopparat Thara Pier From Nopparat Thara Pier To Rassada Pier
08:30 am. 10:30 am. 10:30 am. 12:30 pm.
01:30 pm. 03:30 pm. 03:30 pm. 05:15 pm.

From Phuket – Ao Nang (Krabi) - Railay
Phuket – Ao Nang (Krabi) - Railay Railay – Phuket
From Rassada Pier To From To Rassada Pier
08:30 am. 10:45 am. 09:45 am. 11:30 pm.
01:30 pm. 03:45 pm. 03:15 pm. 05:15 pm.

From Phuket – ( Via Phi Phi ) - Koh Lanta
Phuket – ( Via Phi Phi ) - Koh Lanta Koh Lanta - ( Via Phi Phi ) – Phuket
From Rassada Pier To Saladan Pier From Saladan Pier To Rassada Pier
08:30 am. 10:00 am. 08:00 am. 11:30 pm.
08:30 am. 12:30 pm. 01:00 pm. 02:30 pm.
01:30 pm. 04:30 pm. 01:00 pm. 04:30 pm.
09:00 am. 10:30 am. - -