CAR RENTAL / SELF-DRIVE
Car/Motorcyle rental is the most economical way to travel the island. Be sure you carry an international license.
CAR RENTAL WITH DRIVER
For comfort rather than adventure, arrange for car rental with a local driver. Rates are for half-day and full-day.
TUK TUK (Three-wheeled taxi)
At any time of day, the tuk tuk is the most efficient. State your destination and agree on the price before setting off!
Metered taxis are available. Check with your hotel concierge.
"SONG TAEW" / BUS
The cheapest public transport is the song taew (open-air truck), with services to most parts of the island. All song taews have signs of their destination, and run until 6pm. There are no bus stops. Flag one down like a taxi. The fare ranges from 25 to 40 Bht, depending on destination.
PUBLIC AIR-CON BUSES (Or-Bor-Jor Bus)
Public air-con buses operates two routes:
1) Big C – Phuket Vocational College
Goes through Yaowarat, Mae Luan, Wichit Songkhram, Ranong, Phang-nga, Rasada and Phuket Road.
2) Rajaphat Institute – Laemchan Public
Health Centre (Phattana Thongthin Road).
Goes through Sakdidet, Chaofa, Bangkok, Poon Phon, Kra, Ong Sim Phai, Dilok Uthit, Surin, Damrong and Thep Krasattri
Operates daily from Airport to Phuket Town and from Phuket Town to Airport. Fares range from 10 to 85 baht.