How to use public transportation in Phuket
Phuket is full of beautiful beach, amazing nightlife, and many sights. If you want to see all of these at a low price then you should know how to use public transportation in Phuket.
1. Phuket smart Bus –
These are small buses in Phuket. And you can use them as transportation. They are not going all over Phuket. But still, you can travel with them to reach much of tourist attraction in Phuket.
You can travel by those buses in Phuket old town, beach resorts, Patong, Kamala, and Karon.
There are also small Ac buses in Phuket that run from Big C Extra Jungceylon Patong to Phuket vocational college. This route is around 17 Km. so if you are going somewhere between you get to ride these buses.
The other route of these buses is from Phuket airport to Rawai beach. These buses stop 12 stations on his way.
The most popular stops are –
Karon and Kata Beach
Cost of travel on the smart bus –
Minimum cost will be 50 Bhat and maximum 170. If you are traveling first time on these buses you need to buy a smart card to pay tickets.
You can recharge that card in so many places in Phuket.
This bus departs every after 30 minutes from 6 am to 2 am.
Stops if you are coming from Phuket airport –
Big C Kamala
You can also get a bus to any beach in Phuket from Ranong road.
2. Pink bus –
These are Pink cloured small bus. They will cost you only 5 Baht.
And they have 4 route in Phuket.
Big c to Phuket vocational college
Simummuang Market – Super cheap market
Saphan Hin – Koh siray
Bus terminal 1 – terminal 2
3. Song Taew – The Blue bus
These buses will take you from Phuket town to the beach. And the fare is 30 Baht.
They run every after 30 minutes from 6 am to 6 pm.
You can get a ride of Blue bus from Central market Ranong road.
The destination of these buses is displayed in front. You can stop and ride them anywhere you want
You can easily find them on the Patong beach road that going to town.
4. Tuk Tuk –
You can easily find Tuk Tuk in Phuket. They are good for a small distance. But before riding fix the price and destination first.
5. Motorbike –
You can easily hire a motorbike in Phuket. But before riding check its condition and outer part. They should be ok and working.
And driving motorbike as a tourist can be dangerous in Phuket. Harsh and fast driving is common here. So be careful while driving a motorbike.
It will cost you around 400 Baht per day.
6. Motorbike taxi –
Good for a short distance. Also, fix the price and destination before riding. These drivers wear green and red vests so you can easily identify them.
7. Grab Taxi App –
Yes, you can also use this app to book your taxi anywhere in Phuket.