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 in order to pick up all the travellers. It is located just 10 minute's drive from Phuket Town, which is very convenient for an easy transfer.
When travelling from Phuket International Airport you have 2 transportation options to get to Rassada Pier. Your first option is to take a Phuket airport taxi which takes around 50 minutes to the pier for a total price of €20 (750 THB). Your second option is to take a combined bus and taxi trip, taking a total of 1 hour 15 minutes to get to Rassada Pier for the price of €9 (330 THB).
Comparison of the options
| OPTION|| PRICE|| DURATION|| AVAILABILITY|
| Taxi || €20|| 50min|| 24/7|
| Bus || €16|| 105min|| 08:20–20:00|
How to get from Phuket airport to Rassada Pier by taxi
Official taxis at Phuket airport usually have yellow and red coloured vehicles, with the well known yellow taxi rooftop sign. Phuket airport taxis are available 24/7 and offer trips to all the island's different destinations.
Taxi fare from Phuket airport to Rassada Pier
Under normal circumstances, the usual price when travelling by taxi from Phuket airport to Rassada Pier should not be more than €20 (750 THB). However, prices may vary due to factors such as the amount of baggage you are travelling with and the size of your taxi vehicle.
Although all taxis offer the fastest transportation experience from Phuket airport to Rassada Pier, most taxi vehicles are small city cars and it can be challenging to comfortably fit 3 passengers in the vehicle at the same time. It is recommended taking a private taxi operator to ensure a safer, better quality and more reliable service.
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.
Avoid unlicensed drivers that might approach you at the airport as they charge excessive amounts 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 generally recommended to hire private taxis or transfer companies as they offer superior taxi services along with safer and more comfortable vehicles.
How to get from Phuket airport to Rassada Pier by bus
Although being the cheaper option, taking the bus from the airport to Rassada Pier is not the most convenient one. Unfortunately, there is no direct bus from the airport to the pier; you will first have to take the airport bus to Phuket town and stop at Sino Inn Phuket. From there, you will have to take a taxi to get to the pier. The bus trip takes around 1 hour 10 minutes. From there, you will have to get a taxi, only taking 5 minutes to reach Rassada Pier.
How much is a bus ticket from Phuket airport to Rassada Pier?
A one-way ticket on the Phuket airport bus costs €3 (115 THB) and can only be purchased directly from the driver in cash (Thai Baht). You will then have to pay for an additional taxi ride to the pier; the 5 minute drive costs €6 (220 THB), bringing the combined trip to €9 (330 THB).
€9 (330 THB)
1 H 15 Min.
There can be a waiting time of 1 to 3 hours for the bus.
The airport bus is available from 08:20 to 20:00.
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. The bus terminal should be easy to find as there is signage placed around the airport, or you can ask the airport staff for directions.
Not only does the airport bus stop many times along the way to the city centre of Phuket, which is very tiring after a long flight, you will then have to get off at Sino Inn in Phuket town and find a taxi to finish off your trip to the pier, which makes this travel option even more demanding.
It is important to know that bus networks in Phuket are not very punctual, therefore you should plan your trip accordingly. For airport bus updates you can call: +66 (0)86 470 6675.
As this option is so impractical, it is not common amongst travellers, unless they are already in the centre of Phuket. It is highly recommended to take a taxi from the airport to the pier.
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.