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Phuket airport to ferry

by Ihearttheworld Online Now Feb 16, 2012 at 6:31 AM

How far is it from the phuket airport to the ferry station and how can I get there? Is there any way to find bus routes in Thailand, especially phuket?

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  • Re: Phuket airport to ferry

    by wentbytrain Online Now Feb 16, 2012 at 6:45 PM

    the above looks like unpaid advertising-is this allowed in this board?
    Anyway: there is NO ferry station-there are several piers, the use of which vary with where to, time of year and company. Taxidrivers all know that-and in fact the Q as such is unneeded-just trust the taxi.
    NO-there is no all-total way to find busroutes in TH on the web, plus that most tourists soon give up on using it. You can be pretty sure that ANY major road anywhere in Thailand has buses-pretty frequent too, but that local transport in towns is rather haphazard and needs getting used to. PLUS that ferry tickets out of Ph, include the ride to the pier-if purchased from a travelagent-again making any busneed superfluous.
    At PHT airport there are shared minivans bringing most people to beaches-but they can set you down at any wanted point-again you can be pretty sure the drivers knwo the place.
    This recipe pretty much works everywhere and Qs like this tend to get asked only by people never been here: those nice taxti/tiuktuk/motosaytaxi-drivers can be trusted to bring you at the required destination without worry about that. ohter justified worries may apply though.
    And finally there are guidebooks-some are pretty good at giving this factual info.

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    Re: Phuket airport to ferry

    by mim95 Online Now Feb 16, 2012 at 7:35 PM

    Where do you intend to go by boat? There are multiple piers.

    As for long distance buses, there are multiple bus companies. A lot of buses originate from Bangkok to Phuket. A night bus costs about 1000 Baht and about 12 hours, with a late dinner in Chumphon.

    Within Phuket, there is an hourly bus that runs from the airport into Phuket town. There are various songtaew (local truck) routes that run from Phuket town to some of the popular beaches.

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    Re: Phuket airport to ferry

    by Ihearttheworld Online Now Feb 17, 2012 at 7:22 AM

    We are going on a ferry to koh phi phi!

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