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Local Transportation
Local Buses (Songtaew)
The bright blue buses, with their gaily-painted destination signs written along the top, are easily identifiable. They travel the island on designated routes, leaving the central market area in Phuket Town every half-hour between 7.00 am and 6.00 pm, and traveling to each of the various beaches. The average cost is between 10 and 40 Baht depending on how far you are travelling. There are no bus stops on the island so if you want to catch a bus from outside Phuket Town, just flag one down on a main road by waving your hand, palm down.

SONGTAEW (LOCAL BUS) FARE

DEPART FROM MARKET ON RANONG ROAD

DESTINATION

PRICE (BAHT)

Bangtao Beach

20

Bang Rong

20

Chalong Bay

15

Friendship Beach

20

Ka Cape

20

Kamala Beach

25

Karon Beach

20

Kata Beach

20

Kathu District

10

Makham Bay & Aquarium

20

Naiharn Beach

20

Naiyang Beach

30

Patong Beach

15

Rawai Beach

20

Sarasin Bridge

20

Surin Beach

20

Thalang District

15

LEAVE EVERY 30 MINUTES FROM 07.00-17.00 HRS.

Tuk-tuks
Tuk-tuks are small, open taxis found everywhere on the island. Within Phuket Town there is generally a set fare of between 20 and 40 baht; anything outside of Phuket Town is negotiable. If you are traveling from any of the western beaches like Patong or Kata, the fare may be as high as 400 baht; just agree on the price before climbing aboard.

CHARTERED TUK TUK (LOCAL TAXI) FARE

To

From
Phuket Town
Patong Beach
Karon Beach

Distance
(K.M.)

Fare
(Baht)

Distance
(K.M.)

Fare
(Baht)

Distance
(K.M.)

Fare
(Baht)

Sirey Island

5

90

19

250

24

310

Makham Bay

8

120

22

290

21

280

Port of Phuket

8

120

-

-

21

280

Panwa Cape

9

130

25

330

23

300

Chalong Bay

11

160

23

300

10

150

Ka Cape

16

220

-

-

-

-

Rawai Beach

17

230

24

310

14

190

Naiharn Beach

18

240

14

190

15

210

Promthep Cape

19

250

23

300

17

230

Kata Beach

18

240

10

150

4

70

Karon Beach

20

270

6

100

-

-

Kathu

8

120

-

-

23

300

Kathu Waterfall

12

170

-

-

26

340

Patong Beach

15

210

-

-

6

100

Surin Beach

26

340

10

150

18

240

Kamala Beach

28

360

8

120

14

190

Heriones Monument

12

170

-

-

-

-

Cherngthalay

18

240

-

-

35

450

Thalang Districy

19

230

-

-

-

-

Pratong Temple

20

240

-

-

-

-

Naiyang Beach

30

320

-

-

-

-

Phuket Int'l Airport

32

340

-

-

-

-

Maikhao Beach

36

370

-

-

-

-

Sarasin Bridge

42

420

-

-

-

-

Phuket Town

-

-

15

210

20

270

Other destinations the fare is negotiable
Tuk Tuk fare in Phuket Town - 10 baht per person

Taxi Meter
- 0-2 Km. 30 Baht
- Every next Km. 4 Baht/Km.
Contact: Phuket Taxi Meter Service Co., Ltd. Tel. 66 76 232157-8

Micro Bus
There are microbuses serve in Phuket town and vicinity. The fare is 10 Baht.

Motorcycle Taxis
Motorcycle taxis can be found along roadsides in Patong, Phuket Town, and most of the busier intersections around the island. Recognizable by numbered green or red vests, they go everywhere, very fast if need be. Again, agree to the price before hopping on, or you will pay more.

Motorcycle Rentals
Although all sizes of motorcycles are readily available for rental at reasonable pries, it is not always advisable to do so. Insurance coverage is not available for motorcycles. You must pay for any damages along with any medical bills. If you do choose to rent a motorcycle, please drive carefully. Last year in Phuket alone there were more than 10,000 injuries sustained in motorcycle accidents, with 179 people killed.