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Phuket

Phuket

Phuket is the largest island in the country. The best time to travel is during the months of December to April, known as the pearl of the Andaman Sea. The beauty of the island of white beaches, sparkling island-dotted seas, sincere hospitable people, superb accommodation and seafood, delightful turn-of-the-century Sino-Portuguese architecture, numerous sporting and leisure opportunities, and a lush tropical landscape-all of which have been combined to create a delightful ambience for truly memorable holidays.


Phuket is the largest island in the country. The best time to travel is during the months of December to April, known as the pearl of the Andaman Sea. The beauty of the island of white beaches, sparkling island-dotted seas, sincere hospitable people, superb accommodation and seafood, delightful turn-of-the-century Sino-Portuguese architecture, numerous sporting and leisure opportunities, and a lush tropical landscape-all of which have been combined to create a delightful ambience for truly memorable holidays.

 

How to Get There

Car - Driving from Bangkok to Phuket takes around 11 hours, which you may pass several provinces such as Samut Sakhon, Samut Songkram, Petchaburi, Chumphon, Surat Thani, Krabi etc. It is quite far away from Bangkok. The whole journey is a total of 837 Kilometers.

Bus - Take the daily bus from the Bangkok Southern Bus Terminal on Borommaratchachonnani Road, to Phuket. The journey takes 12-14 hours.

Train - There are no direct train services to Phuket. Travellers by train must get off at the Surat Thani Railway Station and continue by regular bus to Phuket. 

Air - The fastest way from Bangkok to Phuket is by airplane. It takes approximately one and a half hour. There are daily flights operated by Thai Smile, Bangkok Airways, Air Asia etc.


Getting Around in Phuket

Song Theao - The most common means of transportation in Phuket. They run regularly in the centre of Phuket town and the beaches.

Tuk-Tuk - It is popular for short and quick journeys. Fares are relatively high, and it is hard to bargain the quoted prices.

Taxi - It is not easy to find metered taxi in Phuket. It charges a relatively higher price.

Car/Motorcycle - It is easier to reach the destination you plan to go.


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