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Phang Nga Bay Cruise and Canoe Tour from Phuket Including James Bond Island

Phang Nga Bay Cruise and Canoe Tour from Phuket Including James Bond Island
Duration:
9 hours 30 minutes
From:
USD 84.50
Discover the breathtaking beauty of Phang Nga Bay on a full-day guided boat tour that visits stunning locations throughout Ao Phang-Nga National Marine Park. Walk on the beach at Khao Phing Kan (known as the James Bond island); canoe into a hidden lagoon at Koh Hong; take a longtail boat to a village built on stilts at Koh Panyi; and lounge and swim at Naka Island. This day trip includes lunch, all transportation from Phuket and an experienced guide who shares informative commentary about the sights.

White Water Rafting and Elephant Trekking

White Water Rafting and Elephant Trekking
Duration:
10 hours
From:
USD 136.38
Head to the Tone Pariwat Wildlife Sanctuary and experience the excitement of white water rafting. Visit an elephant camp and take a 30-minute trek through the jungle on one of these majestic animals. Stop for a swim and enjoy a jungle walk as well.

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Phuket Airport Public Bus Recommendations


 
IHateTaxis.com recommends the Phuket Airport public bus.

The new Phuket airport bus is a good option.


Phuket Airport Public Bus Fares & Payment


 

Muangmai, Thalang: THB 50
Monument, Boat lagoon: THB 60
Lotus bypass: THB 80
Kathu: THB 100
Patong: THB 120


Phuket Airport Public Bus Details

Public Phuket Airport Bus

Phuket Airport public bus photo

A new public Phuket Airport bus service has begun, the Phuket Airport Express Bus.

 

Phuket Airport Express Bus:

  • Route: 
    Airport -> Muangmai -> Thalang -> Lotus thalang -> Monument -> Boat lagoon -> Lotus bypass -> Kathu -> Patong *
  • The first bus leaves the airport at 08:15, and the last bus leaves the airport at 20:45
  • There are 9 buses a day, with service 45 minutes to 2 hours apart
  • The trip into Patong takes about 1.5 to 2 hours
  • Returning to the airport, the first bus departs Patong at 08:00, and the last at 19:00
  • As signage is poor, try to make sure you know where the bus stops in Patong before you really need to catch it
  • Phuket Airport Express Bus schedule     and route map    

 

Note: The new Phuket Airport bus has experienced problems since commencing service mid-2013. Between protests by taxi and tuk-tuk drivers, a lack of signage in the airport itself, and sabotaged signs along the route, the bus is experiencing low ridership. Some trips are cancelled if there aren't any passengers. We continue to monitor the situation, and appreciate reports from travelers on the ground.

 

* NEW: the Phuket Airport Express is reported to be planning an extenion to the Kata Katon area.


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Phuket Airport Private Bus Recommendations


 
IHateTaxis.com has a mixed recommendation on the Phuket Airport private bus.

The private bus from Phuket Airport is a cheap and fairly convenient way to get into town, if you have lots of time, and if there are no service disruptions.


Phuket Airport Private Bus Fares & Payment


 
Phuket Airport Private Bus Payment: Cash only

THB 70


Phuket Airport Private Bus Details

Phuket Airport Coach Bus

Phuket Airport private bus photo

There is an inexpensive private Phuket Airport bus service to Phuket Town (only) from 06:30 to 21:30. The service runs hourly. You can buy Phuket Airport transfer bus tickets at a counter on the ground floor and the grey-red-and-black buses marked AIRPORT BUS may be found outside in the parking lot.

 

If you are heading north from the Phuket Airport:

You can save some time by instead of catching the above private Phuket Airport bus downtown, to instead walk out to the main road and cross over to the other side and then flag down a bus heading north (say from Phuket Airport to Krabi or other locations). This will likely save you some THB and possibly 1-2 hours travel time. Of course if the bus is full, which is quite possible, you might just be heading into town and the bus station anyways. 

 

Note: this service has been available for years, but IHT has not been able to confirm its continuation amidst the uproar over the new public bus service (above).


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Last Updated: 26 Oct 2016