Thailand is a popular country known for its vibrant and extravagant quality of life. A country with some of the most intriguing beaches as well as islands in the world, Thailand has turned into one of the most visited tourist destinations across the globe. Phuket is the name of a province as well as popular island in the country and is located off the coast of Thailand in the Andaman Sea. The island of Phuket connects several other parts of the country both through sea routes as well as land routes.
Another place of interest in Thailand is the Patong Beach. Patong is also the name of a town located towards the western coast of Phuket. It is in fact the most visited as well as most popular resort town in Phuket where the extravagant nightlife as well as shopping comes hand in hand. Tourists from all over the world flock towards the Patong Beach in the hope of spending some quality time soaking in its intimidating beauty and charm.
There are several ways for tourists to make it from the Phuket Airport to Patong Beach. Phuket Airport being the major gateway into the province of Phuket, all tourists willing to reach the Patong Beach will have to land at the Phuket Airport before heading towards the Patong Beach here. So below are the common ways of traveling from Phuket Airport to Patong Beach.
Public Phuket Taxi
As soon as you will walk out of the Phuket Airport, you will find the local metered Phuket taxi stand located just outside the airport. With limited space for luggage, Phuket taxi is most suitable for 2 passengers and some light- weight luggage. In the meanwhile, if you have large and bulky luggage and if there are more than 2 people, then depending on minibus transfer or a limousine will be a better option. The average fare from Phuket Airport to Patong Beach is Phuket Town 400 baht (30 minutes ride), Patong 550 baht (40 minutes ride), Kata/Karon 600 baht (1 hour ride) plus a 100 baht airport surcharge.
Usually a saloon car or a larger sedan vehicle including Toyota Camry or any equivalent with well- maintained leather seats is considered to be a limousine in Phuket. For an hour long trip to the Kata Beach, it will cost you around 600- 700 baht. Limousine is considered to be one of the most preferred options for people who are traveling with company or with extra bulky luggage.
There are regular buses that connect Phuket Airport to Patong Beach. This journey will cost you around 30 baht and it will take around 30- 45 minutes to reach Patong. There is also a newly launched Phuket Airport Express shuttlebus which directly connects Phuket International Airport to Patong Beach without the need of changing in Patong Town. The journey takes around 90 minutes and a one- time ticket will cost you 120 baht respectively.
Traveling from Phuket Airport to Patong Beach is made easy by an extensive choice of transportation including limousine, bus and Phuket taxi.