Phuket Airport Transport

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You have several Phuket airport transport options to get from the airport to your destination. Phuket airport metered taxis A metered taxi stand is located just outside of the Phuket airport main terminal building. As you exit the terminal, turn right and walk to the end of the veranda about 25 meters. Ignore all other offers as you walk past the touts. The taxis are red and yellow and are supposed to use their meters but you may have to ensure that the driver turns … [Read more...]

Updated: January 7, 2013 by admin

Getting Around Phuket – Songtaew

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There are few buses on Phuket and the main form of transport from beach to town is the “Songtaew”, a truck converted to carry passengers in the back on two long benches. They are usually colorful with a sign on front showing where they are going. These vehicles leave from a set stop by the fresh market in Phuket town, reaching every major beach area on the island. They run approximately every hour but there are no fixed schedules, and they run when there are sufficient … [Read more...]

Updated: September 29, 2011 by admin

Phuket Public Transport Options

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Getting around Phuket is quite easy as most of the beach resorts and hotels are located close to the beach, restaurants and shopping areas. If you'd rather not walk, or if your hotel is not on one of the main beaches, you can either arrange a taxi, songthaew or tuk tuk through your hotel or flag one down in the street. The polite way to stop one on the street is to hold your arm out in front of you, palm down and make a up and down motion. If you want to go … [Read more...]

Updated: July 9, 2011 by admin

Phuket Airport Transfer Options

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Metered Taxis in Phuket A metered taxi stand is located just outside of the Phuket main terminal building. As you exit the terminal, turn right and walk to the end of the veranda about 25 meters.  Ignore all other offers as you walk past the touts. The metered taxis are red and yellow and are supposed to use their meters but you may have to ensure that the driver turns his meter on instead of bargaining and haggling for a price. The average fares from the … [Read more...]

Updated: July 9, 2011 by admin

Hiring Vehicles in Phuket

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What you need to know before renting a car or motorbike in Phuket Hire Cars in Phuket There are many reputable car hire companies in Phuket, with counters at Phuket International Airport and at a few hotels around town. 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. Car hire rates can usually be bargained, but ensure that adequate insurance cover is included in the … [Read more...]

Updated: July 9, 2011 by admin