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
| OPTION|| PRICE|| DURATION|| AVAILABILITY|
| 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.
Waiting time is 1 to 3 hours.
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.
Prices and travel time duration are approximate; schedules are commonly subject to alterations on different seasons.
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.
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.
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.