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How to get from Phuket Airport to Rassada Pier

Rassada Pier is Phuket’s main departure point for all ferries to the surrounding Thai islands. Most of the big 200 to 400-seater ferries dock at the pier to pick up travellers. It is located just a 10-minute drive from Phuket Town, which is very convenient for an easy transfer.

When travelling from Phuket Airport to Rassada Pier, you have three transportation options: taxi, private transfer or bus. Taking an airport taxi is the quickest and only direct option, taking 50 minutes and costing around €22 (THB 850). Your second option is to take two buses. Although this option is significantly cheaper, the service is not direct and the journey could take over 2 hours.

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How to get from Phuket Airport to Rassada Pier by taxi

Official Phuket taxis are typically red and yellow, with a “TAXI METER” sign on the roof. Phuket Airport taxis are available 24/7 and offer trips to all the island’s different destinations.

Taking a taxi from Phuket Airport to Rassada Pier is quick and convenient, as it is the only direct transport option available, taking no more than 50 minutes.

Price of a taxi from Phuket Airport to Rassada Pier

The average taxi fare from Phuket Airport to Rassada Pier is €22 (THB 850). Bear in mind that airport surcharges and extra fees for luggage and type of vehicle may apply.

*You can prepay for your taxi at the taximeter counters at the airport and hand your receipt to your driver. You’ll see the taximeter rates displayed at the counter.

For a competitive fixed fare with no hidden fees, you can book an airport taxi in advance.

Cost

€22 (THB 850)

Trip Duration

50 Min

*Rates may vary unless you book your taxi in advance.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Taxis are available 24/7 from Phuket Airport.

Where do I get it from?

All taxis, along with the metered taxis, can be found outside Phuket Airport’s main terminal building, on the far right side.

Convenience

Taking a taxi from Phuket Airport to Rassada Pier is the only direct option available, making it the most convenient choice. Furthermore, most taxi vehicles are small city cars and it can be challenging to comfortably fit 3 passengers in the vehicle at the same time. So we recommended booking an airport taxi to ensure a safer, better quality and more reliable service.

Editor’s Note

It is advised to book a taxi in advance, before starting your trip. Finding the right taxi at the last moment can be quite tedious, due to the high demand - especially during the summer season.

Useful Tips

Make sure your driver resets their taximeter to the base fare and that the taximeter is turned on before you begin your journey.
Always try to negotiate the fare for a prepaid taxi.
Avoid unlicensed drivers that might approach you at the airport as they charge higher amounts than normal for trips.
Feel free to ask your driver for any tips about places and popular destinations around the island as they are locals.
It is customary to round up your final fare as a tip.

How to get from Phuket Airport to Rassada Pier by bus

While taking the bus from Phuket Airport to Rassada Pier is the cheapest option, it’s not as convenient. There are no direct services connecting the airport to Rassada Pier, which means you’ll have to make at least one changeover.

For the first leg of the journey, you can take the 8411 Airport Bus to Phuket Town. The service departs from the airport every hour and drops you off at the Central Bus Station in Phuket Town in approximately 90 minutes.

From there, you can hop on a Pink Bus. This local service provides upgraded bright pink trucks with bench seats in the back for locals and travellers to get around cheaply. Route 3 (Saphan Hin – Koh Siray) will get you to Rassada Pier in around 10 minutes. If you’d rather skip this step, you can always grab a taxi, it’ll only take you 5 minutes and won’t cost a lot.

How much is a bus ticket from Phuket Airport to Rassada Pier?

Even though the journey requires two bus tickets, taking the bus from Phuket Airport to Rassada Pier is still a solid budget-friendly option. A ticket for the 8411 Airport Bus to Phuket Town costs €3.10 (THB 120) and a ticket for the local pink buses is just €0.26 (THB 10).

All in all, taking the bus from Phuket Airport to Rassada Pier will cost you €3.36 (THB 130). If you opt to take a taxi from Phuket Bus Terminal to the pier, your total cost will increase.

*You can purchase your tickets directly from the driver in cash. Tickets for the 8411 Airport Bus can also be bought online in advance.

Cost

€3.36 (THB 130)

Trip Duration

100 Min

There can be a waiting time of 1 to 2 hours for the Airport Bus and public services.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The 8411 Airport Bus is available from 08:30 to 20:30. Pink Buses are available 06:00-18:00.

Where do I get it from?

The bus terminal is located at Phuket Airport’s arrival terminal, on the left side of the exit doors. It should be easy to find as there is signage placed around the airport, or you can ask the airport staff for directions. Once you’ve arrived at the Central Bus Station in Phuket Town, you can catch a Pink Bus from the bus terminal.

Convenience

Whilst taking the bus from Phuket Airport to Rassada Pier is cheap, the route is not direct and takes significantly longer than just taking a taxi. Plus, there is limited space for luggage on Phuket public transport. If you don’t mind getting on and off buses and have minimal luggage, then this is a solid option for you. However, if you’re after a simpler journey with more privacy, space and security, we recommend taking an airport taxi.

Editor’s Note

If you are not travelling with much luggage, your other option for the second half of your trip to Rassada Pier is to get a motorbike or a famous Thai Tuk Tuk.

Useful Tips

Please note that bus drivers only accept cash in Thai Baht (THB).
There is limited space for luggage on board buses in Phuket.

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Frequently asked questions

How much is a taxi from Phuket Airport to Rassada Pier?

The average taxi fare from Phuket Airport to Rassada Pier is €22 (THB 850). Factors such as airport surcharges, extra luggage and the type of vehicle chosen can further affect your taxi fare. To avoid hidden fees, you can pre-book an airport taxi in advance and unlock competitive fixed rates, 24/7 customer support and reliable English-speaking drivers.

How far is Phuket Airport from Rassada Pier?

Phuket Airport is located 36 km away from Rassada Pier, and the travel time by car is around 50 minutes in normal traffic conditions.

How much is a bus ticket from Phuket Airport to Rassada Pier?

You’ll need to catch two separate buses to get to the pier from Phuket Airport. A ticket for the 8411 Airport Bus to Phuket Town costs €3.10 (THB 120) and a ticket for the Pink Bus is just €0.26 (THB 10). The total cost from Phuket Airport to Rassada Pier will be around €3.36 (THB 130). You can purchase your tickets directly from the driver in cash.

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