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Transfer Options from Phuket International Airport to Khao Lak

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How to get from Phuket Airport to Khao Lak

Despite the long distance from Phuket Airport to Khao Lak, there are two main possible transportation ways. The first and most common method is by taxi. The total travel time is around 1 hour and 30 minutes and the average fixed fare is usually 50€ (1900THB) at most. The second method requires to take the airport bus to the town of Phuket and then switch buses to Khao Lak, the total trip takes approximately 3 hours and the combined ticket prices adds up to 6€ (250THB).

Comparison of the options

Bus €12 180min 08:20–20:00
Taxi €50 90min 24/7

How to get from Phuket Airport to Khao Lak by bus

Getting to Khao Lak from Phuket Airport requires to switch buses in terminal 2 station in Phuket town. The combined price for the Airport and Phuket to Khao Lak bus is 6€ (250THB), the total trip should take 3 hours at best. Buses from the airport are available every 1 to 3 hours depending on the time of the day.

How much is the bus from Phuket airport to Khao Lak?

The ticket for the Airprot bus costs 3€ (115THB), similarly the bus ticket from Terminal station 2 in Phuket to Khao Lak costs an additional 3€ (115THB). Tickets can be purchased directly from the driver.


6€ (250THB)

Trip Duration

105 Min.

Waiting time is 1 to 3 hours.

Value for Money

The Airport bus is available from 8:20am to 8:00pm.

Where do I get it from?

The bus station is located on the left of the airports arrival terminal as you are coming out of the exit gate. In order to reach the station follow the signs or ask any service staff for directions.


Practically, the public transportation route from Phuket airport to Khao Lak is very inefficient since the two towns are on the opposite sides of the airport. Moreover, switching buses and traveling for more than 3 hours after a long flight is very exhausting.

Editor’s Note

Prices and travel time duration are approximate; schedules are commonly subject to alterations on different seasons.

Useful Tips

It is advised to ask the airport bus driver for the closest drop off point to Terminal 2 bus station to avoid unnecessary travel time.

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How to get from Phuket Airport to Khao Lak by taxi

At Phuket airport, both public and private taxi companies are normally seen in red and yellow colors with a yellow taxi roof sign. Phuket airport taxis are expected to be available throughout most of the day all year around. A trip to Khao Lak usually takes 1 hour and 30 minutes and the total taxi fare should not cost more than 50€ (1900THB).

Taxi fare from Phuket Airport to Khao Lak

Like to most popular destinations, taxi fares are offered as fixed rates. The majority of companies charge around 50€ (1900THB) for the trip from Phuket Airport to Khao Lak. Tickets can be pre-booked online.


No other transportation can offer the comfort and personal space of a private taxi from Phuket airport. Moreover, taxis offer security over personal belongings especially for great distances, such as from Phuket airport to Khao Lak.

Editor’s Note

Reserve a private taxi in advance to avoid waiting in queue lines for an available taxi. Private taxi operators are highly recommended for their lower prices and superior quality.

Useful Tips

In case you hire a regular taxi, always make sure that it is operated by a licensed driver and that the certification of the vehicle is clearly displayed.
When taking a regular taxi make sure the driver properly zeroes the taximeter the moment you get inside the vehicle.

Frequently asked questions

How much is a taxi from Phuket airport to Khao Lak?

The average taxi fare from Phuket airport to the Khao Lak is 50€ (1900THB). Factors, such as the time of the day and type of vehicle can further affect the taxi fares.

How far is it from Phuket airport to the Khao Lak?

The total distance from Phuket airport to the Khao Lak is 80 km. The total trip with a car usually takes around 1 hour and 30 minutes.

How much does the bus from Phuket airport to Khao Lak cost?

The bus tickets cost 6€ (250THB) in total for adults. Tickets can only be purchased from the driver or from the ticket counter for the Khao Lak bus.

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