Krabi to Phuket by bus, ferry, van, taxi

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From Ao Nang any hotel to Phuket by van

10:00
Ao Nang any hotel, Krabi
14:30
Phuket Bus Terminal 2
4h 30m
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10:00
Ao Nang any hotel, Krabi
14:30
Phuket Airport
4h 30m
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From Ao Nang any hotel to Patong by van

10:00
Ao Nang any hotel, Krabi
14:30
Patong Phuket
4h 30m
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From Klong Jilad Pier to Koh Yao Yai by ferry

14:15
Klong Jilad Pier, Krabi
15:05
Klong Hia Pier, Koh Yao Yai
50m
Instant  Refund 

From Krabi Town Hotel Transfer to Phuket by taxi

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Krabi Town Hotel Transfer
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Phuket Airport
1h 5m
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Krabi Town Hotel Transfer
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Phuket Airport
1h 5m
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Krabi Town Hotel Transfer
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Phuket Airport
1h 5m
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Krabi Town Hotel Transfer
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Phuket Airport
1h 5m
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Krabi Town Hotel Transfer
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Phuket Airport
2h 30m
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Krabi Town Hotel Transfer
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Phuket Airport
2h 30m
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Krabi Town Hotel Transfer
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Phuket Airport
2h 30m
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Krabi Town Hotel Transfer
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Phuket Airport
2h 15m
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Krabi Town Hotel Transfer
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Phuket Airport
2h 15m
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From Railay west to Koh Yao Yai by ferry

14:30
Railay west
14:55
Klong Hia Pier, Koh Yao Yai
25m
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From Railay west to Phuket by ferry+taxi joint ticket

15:15
Railay west
18:45
Phuket any hotel
3h 30m
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From Railay west to Phuket by ferry

15:15
Railay west
18:15
Rassada Pier, Phuket
3h
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From Krabi Town any hotel to Phuket by taxi

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Krabi Town any hotel
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Phuket any hotel
1h 10m
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Krabi Town any hotel
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Phuket any hotel
1h 10m
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Krabi Town any hotel
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Phuket any hotel
1h 10m
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Krabi Town any hotel
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Phuket any hotel
1h 10m
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From Any Hotel Krabi Town to Phuket by van

10:30
Any Hotel Krabi Town
13:50
Phuket Airport
3h 20m
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10:30
Any Hotel Krabi Town
13:50
Phuket Bus Terminal 2
3h 20m
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From Any Hotel Krabi Town to Patong by van

10:30
Any Hotel Krabi Town
14:50
Patong Phuket
4h 20m
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From Ao Nang McDonalds to Koh Yao Yai by van+ferry joint ticket

13:00
Ao Nang McDonalds
15:05
Klong Hia Pier, Koh Yao Yai
2h 5m
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From Krabi Sea Pearl Travel to Phuket by bus

11:00
Krabi Sea Pearl Travel
18:30
Phuket Bus Terminal 2
7h 30m
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From Railay East to Koh Yao Yai by ferry

11:40
Railay East, Krabi
12:40
Chong Lard Pier, Koh Yao Yai
1h
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13:40
Railay East, Krabi
14:40
Chong Lard Pier, Koh Yao Yai
1h
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13:40
Railay East, Krabi
14:40
Chong Lard Pier, Koh Yao Yai
1h
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14:30
Railay East, Krabi
15:30
Chong Lard Pier, Koh Yao Yai
1h
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16:10
Railay East, Krabi
17:10
Chong Lard Pier, Koh Yao Yai
1h
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From Railay East to Phuket by ferry

13:40
Railay East, Krabi
15:30
Bang Rong Pier, Phuket
1h 50m
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14:30
Railay East, Krabi
16:00
Yamoo Pier, Phuket
1h 30m
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From Railay East to Naka Island by ferry

13:40
Railay East, Krabi
15:20
Naka Island
1h 40m
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From Nopparat Thara Pier to Phuket by ferry

09:00
Nopparat Thara Pier, Ao Nang
16:00
Sea Angel Pier, Phuket
7h
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14:40
Nopparat Thara Pier, Ao Nang
16:00
Yamoo Pier, Phuket
1h 20m
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From Nopparat Thara Pier to Phuket by ferry+taxi joint ticket

09:00
Nopparat Thara Pier, Ao Nang
17:00
Phuket any hotel
8h
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From Nopparat Thara Pier to Koh Yao Yai by ferry

14:40
Nopparat Thara Pier, Ao Nang
15:30
Chong Lard Pier, Koh Yao Yai
50m
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From Ao Nam Mao to Phuket by taxi+van joint ticket

10:00
Ao Nam Mao, Krabi
14:30
Phuket Airport
4h 30m
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From Ao Nang any hotel to Phuket by taxi

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Ao Nang any hotel
Time
Phuket Airport
2h 30m
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Ao Nang any hotel
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Phuket Airport
2h 30m
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Ao Nang any hotel
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Phuket Airport
2h 30m
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Ao Nang any hotel
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Phuket Airport
3h
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Ao Nang any hotel
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Phuket any hotel
3h 30m
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Ao Nang any hotel
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Phuket any hotel
3h 30m
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Ao Nang any hotel
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Phuket any hotel
3h
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Ao Nang any hotel
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Phuket any hotel
3h 15m
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Ao Nang any hotel
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Phuket any hotel
3h 15m
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Ao Nang any hotel
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Phuket any hotel
3h 30m
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Ao Nang any hotel
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Phuket any hotel
3h
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Ao Nang any hotel
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Phuket any hotel
3h
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Ao Nang any hotel
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Phuket any hotel
3h
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Ao Nang any hotel
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Phuket Airport
2h 15m
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Ao Nang any hotel
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Phuket Airport
2h 15m
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Ao Nang any hotel
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Phuket Airport
3h
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Ao Nang any hotel
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Phuket Airport
3h
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Ao Nang any hotel
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Phuket Airport
2h 30m
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Ao Nang any hotel
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Phuket Airport
3h
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From Ao Nang any hotel to Phuket by taxi+van joint ticket

10:00
Ao Nang any hotel
14:00
Phuket Bus Terminal 2
4h
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From Ao Nang any hotel to Koh Yao Yai by taxi+ferry joint ticket

11:30
Ao Nang any hotel
12:40
Chong Lard Pier, Koh Yao Yai
1h 10m
Instant  Refund 
13:30
Ao Nang any hotel
14:40
Chong Lard Pier, Koh Yao Yai
1h 10m
Instant  Refund 
13:30
Ao Nang any hotel
14:40
Chong Lard Pier, Koh Yao Yai
1h 10m
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13:40
Ao Nang any hotel
15:30
Chong Lard Pier, Koh Yao Yai
1h 50m
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16:00
Ao Nang any hotel
17:10
Chong Lard Pier, Koh Yao Yai
1h 10m
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From Ao Nang any hotel to Phuket by taxi+ferry joint ticket

13:30
Ao Nang any hotel
15:30
Bang Rong Pier, Phuket
2h
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13:40
Ao Nang any hotel
16:00
Yamoo Pier, Phuket
2h 20m
Instant  Refund 

From Ao Nang any hotel to Naka Island by taxi+ferry joint ticket

13:30
Ao Nang any hotel
15:20
Naka Island
1h 50m
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From Krabi Airport to Phuket by taxi

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Krabi Airport
Time
Phuket any hotel
3h
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Krabi Airport
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Phuket any hotel
3h
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Krabi Airport
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Phuket any hotel
3h
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Krabi Airport
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Phuket any hotel
2h 20m
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Krabi Airport
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Phuket any hotel
3h
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Krabi Airport
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Phuket Airport
2h
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Krabi Airport
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Phuket Airport
2h
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Krabi Airport
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Phuket Airport
2h
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Any
Krabi Airport
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Phuket Airport
2h
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Any
Krabi Airport
Time
Phuket Airport
2h 15m
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Any
Krabi Airport
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Phuket Airport
2h 15m
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Any
Krabi Airport
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Phuket any hotel
3h
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Any
Krabi Airport
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Phuket any hotel
2h 20m
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Any
Krabi Airport
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Phuket any hotel
2h 20m
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Krabi Airport
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Phuket any hotel
2h 20m
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Krabi to Phuket Schedule

Krabi to Phuket Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
BangkokTaxi24 SUV 4pax 00:00 – 01:05฿ 2,600
Phuket Transfer Travel Andaman Van 9pax 00:00 – 02:30฿ 2,600
Andaman Taxis Van 9pax 00:00 – 02:15฿ 2,700
Ao Nang Travel And Tour Van 9pax 00:00 – 03:00฿ 3,800
Hat Yai World Tour Regional 14pax 10:00 – 14:30฿ 400
Koh Yao Sun Smile Speedboat 13:40 – 15:30฿ 1,200
See Sea Blue Marine Van 12pax 13:40 – 16:00฿ 1,220
Satun Pakbara Speed Boat Club Speedboat 14:15 – 15:05฿ 1,200
Ao Nang Travel And Tour Ferry 15:15 – 18:45฿ 900
See Sea Blue Marine Speedboat 14:30 – 15:30฿ 685
Koh Yao Sun Smile Speedboat 16:10 – 17:10฿ 650

How to get from Krabi to Phuket

Travelling between Krabi and Phuket is easy. Krabi Town and other resort destinations in Krabi province, including Ao Nang and Railey Beach, are connected with the largest island of Thailand by buses and/or ferries. Buses offer more departures throughout the day – almost every hour – and there are also minibuses plying the route along the Andaman coast. Both need about three hours to cover 170 km between Krabi and Phuket. Boats leave a couple of times a day, cost more and are dependent on weather conditions; many call to Koh Phi Phi en route and need more time to bring you to your destination, but the sea trip itself is very pleasant – if you are not prone to seasickness, of course.

From Krabi to Phuket by boat

Boats from Krabi to Phuket leave from Khlong Jilard pier, located about 4 km south of the centre of town (THB50 by local bus). There is at least one boat a day; more during high season months. In most cases these boats make a stop-over in Koh Phi Phi, sometimes for as long as 3 hours what brings total travel time to seven hours. Tickets may cost anywhere from THB700 to THB1200.

Instead of buying a ‘direct’ ticket from Krabi to Phuket, you can connect via Koh Phi Phi all by yourself – it gives you more flexibility as there are more departures a day from Krabi to Koh Phi Phi (THB450-THB600) and from Koh Phi Phi to Phuket (THN600-THB800) than from Krabi to Phuket – not all the companies travel the whole way to Phuket.

If you are based in Ao Nang, there is no need to go to Krabi Town first to take a boat to Phuket. During high season, there is a daily ferry to Phuket from Ao Nang. It does not call to Koh Phi Phi and thus provides a much faster way to get to Phuket, passing between Koh Yao Yai and Koh Phi Phi. During low season, the boat normally runs every other day but is dependent on weather conditions.

From Railey Beach you have to take a longtail boat to Krabi Town and hop onto a Phuket-bound boat there, though some companies offer ‘direct’ tickets to Phuket from Railey meaning that you will need to transfer from your longtail onto a big ferry in the middle of the sea – the experience not everyone will enjoy.

Obviously not the fastest way to get from Krabi to Phuket, travelling by boat also qualifies for a nice sea trip with great marine panoramas – provided the weather is good.

Tip Let us give you a little warning: the Andaman Sea is notorious for its rough character. When the weather is stormy it is really dangerous to go by boat. Put off your sea journey until the skies clear up or go overland – by bus or by taxi. It is much safer.

In Phuket, boats dock at Rassada pier, a 10-minute-drive east from Phuket Town. There are regular songthaews running from Rassada pier (THB10) to Phuket Town. The bus stop is located right in front of the ferry terminal. If you do not want to wait, get out of the terminal gates to the main road and catch a passing by songthaew to the town.

From Krabi to Phuket by bus

Krabi provincial bus station is connected with the other parts of the town by white and brown songthaews (THB20). Buses to Phuket leave every hour and take about three hours to get to the new bus terminal in Phuket (THB200), located a couple km north of Phuket Town. You can take a pink songthaew (line 2) to get from the terminal to the town or to the in-city bus terminal.

There are also minivans both from Krabi Town and Ao Nang to Phuket. They can be a hit or miss as even when full they sometimes pick up passengers on the way, making the travel time considerably longer.

Both big buses and minivans follow route 4 and call to Phang Nga Town. Phang Nga is undoubtedly one of the most underrated destinations of the Andaman, so consider making a stop there if you have a couple of more days at your disposal.

From Krabi to Phuket by taxi

There are a lot of street counters offering a taxi to any destination imaginable. These are normally ok though sometimes they may ‘forget’ to pick you up on the date agreed. Ground Business and Andaman Taxis are two reliable companies to get from Krabi to Phuket or other destinations. Take a note of their rates offered for chartered minivans accommodating up to 9 passengers (THB3500-THB4400). Even for a large group of travellers this kind of ride will cost you more compared to a bus trip, but less compared to a boat journey. And it will definitely take less time.

Why go to Phuket

People tend to either love Phuket or hate it. Yes, that is true: the Pearl of the Andaman has got too touristy and too commercialized these days; prices in the main resort areas are inflated and the taxi mafia contributes to the bad reputation of the island. But also true is that Phuket remains an incredibly beautiful island. With over a dozen sandy beaches to choose from; hiking and walking jungle trails; crystal clear waterfalls and spectacular view points; world-class wining and dining scene; glittering huge shopping centres; and accommodation options to suit every budget the island continues to attract nearly a third of all the international visitors arriving to Thailand every year. It does face a lot of environmental and uncontrolled development issues, but the steps undertaken in the recent years aimed at bringing the natural beauty of the island back appear to be slowly bearing fruits. Though elimination of beach umbrellas and chairs still provokes controversial opinion, it cannot be denied that without those chaotic agglomerations beaches do look better.

Getting around in Phuket

Phuket tuk-tuk drivers are notorious for hefty rates charging you from THB200 even for a couple of km ride. Things are slowly getting better, but you still have to accept the rules of the game: either you rent your own transport or pay the asked price to hop from beach to beach.

The local transport exists in the form of large songthaew trucks. They originate from Ranong Road near the market in Phuket Town and follow radial routes to destinations and beaches around the island. A ride costs THB25-THB40 depending on the route. Trucks leave almost every half an hour till 6pm. The sad thing about this is that to hop from one beach to another you have to connect via Phuket Town. There are no local buses connecting beaches with each other. For example, you cannot get from Patong Beach to Surin Beach directly by local bus. You have to change in Phuket Town thanks to what a quick 15-minute ride becomes a two-hour torture.

Motorbikes are available for rent from many street rental shops, hotels and guesthouses. Many (almost all) of them will ask you to leave you passport as a security deposit. It may or may not be a problem: after you return the vehicle you have rented some shops would require a compensation for ‘the damage’ of the motorbike – often scratches which you have not noticed while taking it for rent. Another thing to take a note of is treacherous island roads, which are especially dangerous after rain. Note that helmets are compulsory – and it makes sense to wear one not only for policemen!

Things to do in Phuket

When you get tired of the beach and nightlife, check out some of the other attractions Phuket has on offer.

Siam Niramit show is a great light and sound performance telling the story of the Kingdom and is worth seeing especially if it is your first time in Thailand.

For a more authentic local experience, take a group walking tour around Phuket Old City to discover its architectural and culinary treasures.

Visit the largest of all the temples of Phuket, Wat Chalong, to get the taste of the Buddhist culture and marvel a slender, elaborately decorated 60-m chedi, the latest addition to the temple.

Devote at least one day to the tour of the neighbouring islands. If you do not want to buy a package tour, charter a boat all for yourself. It is obviously more expensive but definitely worth it. Do not forget to take your snorkelling gear.

Check at least five of the numerous Phuket viewpoints to find your own perfect spot to take in jaw-dropping panoramas of the island.

Your onward travel from Phuket

Phuket does not have a railway line anywhere close to the island, and if you need a direct hop to any destination from Phuket, check flights and buses in the first turn. You can get almost anywhere in Thailand from Phuket, connecting via Bangkok, too.

There are direct flights (2 hours; from THB2000) and buses (27 hours; THB1750) from Phuket to Chiang Mai in the north.

On the Gulf coast, Suratthani (four hours) and Chumphon (7 hours), the starting points for ferry rides to Koh Samui, Koh Phangan and Koh Tao, can be reached by bus from Phuket. You can as well opt for a combination ticket from Phuket to Koh Samui instead (7 hours; THB500-THB1300).

From Suratthani, you can travel up north to Bangkok by a night train, which is a great experience in itself and helps save on a hotel room, too.

Krabi to Phuket destination reviews

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RG
5
taxi SUV 4pax, BangkokTaxi24, Nov 19, 2019
Excellent service and excellent driver (only very expensive for one person)
LL
4
taxi Economy, BangkokTaxi24, Nov 14, 2019
It would be good if driver had a sign with our name on it. We didn’t know he was there the whole time we were waiting in the lobby.
JC
5
van Regional 14pax, Hat Yai World Tour, Oct 29, 2019
Nice air conditioned van, driver was very friendly. Able to stop for a toilet break and stretch our legs. Made it to the airport in plenty of time.
AH
2
van Regional 14pax, Hat Yai World Tour, Oct 26, 2019
Nice trip but many transfers buses and the last one driver leave me in another terminal bus so much far than me ticket terminal. He was angry with us when we ask for solutions
JB
5
van Regional 14pax, Hat Yai World Tour, Aug 22, 2019
Great trip, no problems and easy from pick up to drop off
GH
3
van Regional 14pax, Hat Yai World Tour, Aug 17, 2019
Got us there on time but the whole series of events was poorly explained and left us feeling confused at points with bus switches and no explanation. It turned out that this was a collection point and the final buses went from there but we ended up with 3 stops in a 4 hour journey
JH
5
ferry Speedboat, Koh Yao Sun Smile, Jul 31, 2019
I booked from wrong pier, they were excellent in sorting it out for me
AV
5
taxi Comfort, Andaman Taxis, May 21, 2019
Great service. Showed up early, Bigger car than expected and was willing to make bathroom stops
JD
5
taxi VIP Van 9pax, Glassflower, Apr 9, 2019
Very professional and courteous with my family. Will definitely use again!
FC
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van Regional 14pax, Jolly Travel Bangkok, Feb 5, 2019
We were picked up over 1 hour before the booked time. The first van was horribly dirty. We were taken to a sorting center where we were treated like cattle. Over 1 hour waiting time. After starting the final trip, we made 1 break and 1 stop in an agency along the way, where an aggressive lady wanted from us additionally 50 THB to be dropped off at the hotel instead of the city center... which for many of us was really far away from the hotel. We arrived 2 hours late as scheduled, the day was lost.
AS
5
Bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970, Feb 4, 2019
Bus was very comfortable and the journey completed very fast as compared to ETA.
JE
5
taxi Comfort, Andaman Taxis, Jan 20, 2019
Great driver and very helpful! Thank you so much for being patient with us!
AD
5
taxi Comfort, Andaman Taxis, Jan 16, 2019
Very good driver and service, advice to everybody ????
SW
5
taxi Comfort, Andaman Taxis, Jan 10, 2019
best driver and service I ever had... definitely I will book in future only your company when I am in Thailand
GH
4
van Regional 14pax, Jolly Travel Bangkok, Jan 4, 2019
We tried calling the hotline number several times but absolutely no answer. Otherwise good driver and trip.
SC
4
van Regional 14pax, Jolly Travel Bangkok, Jan 2, 2019
The trip was smooth & successful with no major problems. 2 buses were involved: one to pick us up from the hotel to downtown’s terminal, then another to cross cities. The buses were small, not too clean, & stuffy (a bit hot) though, and the journey wasn’t too comfortable as the driving wasn’t so smooth. Yet overall, All good & no major hassles nonetheless...
MV
3
van Regional 14pax, Jolly Travel Bangkok, Jan 2, 2019
It was good until phuket town.. But for patong no good...big bus...too hot!not speed!
JD
5
taxi Comfort, Andaman Taxis, Dec 10, 2018
great driver. early and helpful. didn't talk much english...
MS
2
van Regional 14pax, Hat Yai World Tour, Nov 4, 2019
The whole transfer was a mess
DM
5
taxi Comfort, Andaman Taxis, May 17, 2019
So comfy, had good air conditioning and WiFi :)

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