Phuket is one of the world’s most popular travel destinations. In this newsletter we will give you some travel tips that will hopefully make your stay in Phuket smooth and enjoyable.
The Phuket International Airport is the main access point for visitors, both from within Thailand and abroad. There are direct international flights from Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, China, Korea, Turkey, Russia and the Middle East and more than 40 daily flights from domestic destinations in Thailand.
The cheapest non self drive option in Phuket are the red and yellow metered taxis. At the airport look for the metered taxi counter outside the arrival hall. The charge will be by meter plus a THB 100 airport surcharge payable directly to the driver. The one way meter fare to Laguna Phuket is approximately THB 380 plus the THB 100 surcharge.
Airport limousines and mini vans for bigger groups are available at counters inside the airport. These charge a fixed fare depending on destination and car size. A normal car will cost approximately THB 700 to Laguna Phuket.
The most convenient, independent and cost effective way of getting around in Phuket is a rental car. All major car rental companies have a station at Phuket International Airport. Advance bookings are strongly recommended. Daily rental prices can be as low as THB 790 per day.
Grab Mobile App
Grab is the most popular ride hailing mobile app in Thailand. You can request a metered taxi, limousines, 6 seater cars or a van via the app anywhere within Phuket. Download the app before coming to Phuket. Note that you may not be able to use the app for rides from the Phuket International Airport as access for taxis and limousines to the airport curbside to pick up passengers may be restricted by the airport authorities.