1 By BoatThere 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 BusAir-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 CarFrom 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 PlaneFlying 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.
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.
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 MotorcycleFor 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 CarThere 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 SongthaewSongtaews 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 TaxiVisitors 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 TukTuk-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 KrabiThere 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.
|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.|
|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 LantaThe 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
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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 IslandsPhi 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.
|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.|
|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.||-||-|
|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.|
|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 PhuketPhuket 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).
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.||-||-|