How and what to get to Phuket?

Phuket is the most accessible island resort in Thailand. Here are direct flights not only from the capital of the Russian Federation and regions of Russia with the seasons. If you are traveling to Thailand and wish to get to Phuket from other cities in the country, it is easy to do, the choice of transport is great. Which is good, Phuket is connected to the mainland by a bridge, and you do not have to arrive on his boat, because all the vehicles arrives over the bridge. Below about all the ways to get to Phuket. Also read the information:

On the plane

Самолет на посадку в аэропорту Пхукета

Phuket international airport is the second largest in Thailand after Bangkok airport Suvarnabhumi. Located on the North of the island (airport on a map of Phuket).Here comes a large number of regular flights from Asia, Europe, and Australia. From Russia to Phuket, you can get direct flights in high season (November to April), and not only from Moscow but from the regions. You can also fly to Phuket with a stopover in Bangkok and airports of other countries.

Find and book a ticket to Phuket through the search form below. Options the cheapest flights to Phuket on an arbitrary date here: cheapest flights to Phuket.

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How to get to/from Phuket airport

  • Taxi

    This is the quick, convenient and relatively inexpensive way to reach your holiday on the island. Budget taxi on the island is the cars yellow.

    It is best to travel by taxi with the meter (indicated by the taximeter). Local taxi drivers like to impose their services without a meter (for fixed price), but if you are going for route first time and not know how much it costs, you probably pay for the ride without meter much more. Also it is recommended to use the official airport taxi, which can be found on the exit on the right at the taxi rank.

    Can also book a taxi through this search form, then our driver will await you with a sign upon arrival:

    How does a transfer bookingDetails >
    Поиск трансфераFind the right route
    Бронирование онлайнBooking a transfer online
    Встреча водителемThe driver meets you at the airport or at the station
  • Vans (Minibus service)

    This is a great and inexpensive way to get to the place, but the minivans only go to the most popular beaches. Go regularly, occupancy, but typically, after each flight arrival. The cost to Patong 180 baht to Karon and Kata 200 baht. If you need to get to another beach on the way these minivans, try to negotiate on the rack, you have to deliver.

    The approximate cost of travel to popular places:

    • To Patong (Patong) – 150 baht;
    • To Kata beach (Kata Beach) – 180 baht.
  • Local airport bus (Airport bus)

    Местный автобус на Пхукете Local bus Phuket

    This is the cheapest way to get from the airport to the beaches, but very long. There is only one bus route from the airport to Phuket town at the old bus station, it costs 100 baht. Timetable here http://airportbusphuket.com/timetable.php. Next to the old station you can catch the taxi or local bus to the beaches: Patong for 30 baht; Surin, Kamala, Bang Tao 50 baht; Patong, Kata – 35 baht. But there are these taxis only until 18:00, and on the whole this trip with a transfer you will take almost half a day. Read more about transport in Phuket here...

By ferry/boat

By water ferries run regularly to and from nearby popular resorts in the province of Krabi (Krabi), Phi Phi island (Ko Phi Phi), Koh Lanta (Ko Lanta), Lipe (Ko Lipe), the island of Langkawi in Malaysia.

Ferries depart/arrive on Phuket to the pier Rassada Port in Phuket town (Rassada pier on the map). The pier is easiest to reach by taxi. If want cheaper, can be reached by local bus from your beach to the bus station in Phuket town to find a taxi or take the local bus No. 3 to port. You can also purchase a ferry ticket with Shuttle service to the pier in a travel Agency.

The cost of a ticket to Phi Phi island is 350 baht. To Krabi town (with a stopover at Phi Phi island) from 690 baht. The ferry is about one and a half hours.

Indicative timetable of the ferries (changed by seasons):

  • Phuket – Phi Phi island : departure 8:00, 13:30; arrival 10:00, 15:30.
  • Phi Phi – Phuket: departure 09:00, 14:30; arrival 11:00, 16:00.
  • To Krabi for departures from Phuket at 8:00 (The same ferry to Phi Phi).

A more accurate schedule can be find on sites:

By bus

Автобус Бангкок-Пхукет Bus Bangkok-Phuket

Phuket is connected to the mainland by two bridges, so you can reach it by land transport is possible.

By bus to Phuket can be reached from most major cities: Bangkok, Pattaya, hat Yai (Hat Yai), Krabi, Ranong (Ranong), Hua hin , etc. long-distance buses arrive at the new bus terminal (Bus terminal-2) near Phuket town. From there to the resorts can be reached by taxi (400 - 800 baht); right there to rent a motorcycle during your vacation (from 200 baht per day); links with transfers to local buses. To do this you must first drive to the old bus terminal by taxi for 10 baht (departs every 30 minutes) and change there to a bus or taxi already to the desired beach.

The most popular bus route from Bangkok to Phuket departs from the North bus terminal of Bangkok. The cost of the trip and the schedule in the table below.

Many private companies also carry tourist traffic to Phuket with the popular routes, but we traditionally recommend you to use regular buses.

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When searching for tickets on buses and trains for 12go.asia pay attention to the ranking of tickets/carriers (marked with asterisks on a five-point scale) and feedback on the route. In nearly every area there are a lot of reviews from real customers who have used the route. Selecting carriers with the highest rated according to user reviews, you will protect yourself from possible problems during the trip.

By train

Phuket is no railway, but you can get there with a train possible. The nearest railway station of the railway Bangkok-Singapore is near the city of Surat Thani (Surat Thani) on the mainland. It can be reached by train from Bangkok, Hua hin, Chumphon, city Bachellors near the island of Penang in Malaysiaand with a change of trains from Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) and Singapore. The fare in trains is low, and the quality of the trains is excellent.

Daily from the railway station Bangkok Hualamphong here goes 11 trains. Travel time by train 8 to 12 hours depending on the train type. The fare is 600 (seats) up to 1,500 (reclining seats) baht. Read more about trains in Thailand here

Once you get to the railway station in Surat Thani, the bus will need to drive to the bus station in the city centre, and change there to a bus to Phuket (3-5 hours). Right at railway station in Surat Thani travel offers Shuttle service to Phuket, which is much easier and faster.

The schedule of buses and ferries to Phuket

Comments / recent posts on the topic on the forum
admin 04 Mar 2015, 14:17
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Michael 23 May 2015, 13:09
1Здравствуйте! Tell me how reliable the information you have on how to get Puhket, just different everywhere write, it is unclear which is more correct. I do not want to be without transportation accident ...
admin 23 May 2015, 14:35
1 Hello! Good question. Information in General about Phuket and the transport current, but soon to be transportation and how to get updated, so it is better to go in a couple of weeks that everything was exactly and even better, ask specific questions here on the forum. ...
dgm.denys 10 Sep 2015, 11:43
1Отличная article! ...
Juliaa 15 Nov 2015, 11:41
1Здравствуйте! Tell me, where is the turtle farm in Phuket? ...
admin 15 Nov 2015 11:58 am
1 Hello Julia! Like there is no separate turtle farm, only the Phuket Aquarium are turtles. There are still turtle village somewhere in the beach area of Mai Khao, and there might be turtles to see, but I was not there, do not know even where it is. ...
coin 1617 27 Dec 2016, 05:19
1Были in Phuket and visited a wonderful place: in James bond and floating village, ride elephant (take away), Wat Chalong, Phi Phi (where they filmed "the Beach" with DiCaprio). There is a Big Buddha. Went with Tomator, I recommend! ...

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