Phuket Smart Bus
A new service introduced in 2018 running from the airport to the main west coast beaches and ending in Rawai. Click here for more information or go directly to their website:

Phuket's Pink ' Poh Thong' Bus รถโพถ้อง

Organised by Phuket Provincial Administration Office the Pink Bus is the best way to get around Phuket Town. (Route Map) Click here for more details. For buses to other parts of Phuket take a local 'songtaew' bus from in front of the Fresh Food Market.

Phuket Provincial Bus Terminal
For buses to other provinces go to the บ.ข.ส (Bor Kor Sor) bus station which is now re-located on Thepkrasattri Road, not far from the Supercheap shopping complex. It is possible to get there by Pink Bus from Phuket Town. 
To book a bus ticket from Bangkok to Phuket try Phuket Central Tour at 24/6 Moo 8 Borommaratchachonnani Khwang Chimpli Khet, Taling Chan, Bangkok 10170 Tel : 02 894 6171-2

Their Phuket office is at 2/10 New Dibuk Rd, Tumbol Talatyai, Amphoe Mueang, Phuket 83000 Tel 076 213615

Phuket Longtail Boat
For fishing trips and island tours you can't beat a longtail boat!

A cheap way to get from Phuket Town to the airport. The bus can be boarded at various places including Big C Shopping center. Go to for timetable and other information. For Airport-Patong Bus visit:

Flying to Phuket | Phuket Airport
Phuket International Airport.
Flight status for departures and arrivals can be viewed on the airport website link
Tel: 076 327230-5
Transport in Phuket
Phuket Taxi Meter
Phuket has Tuk-Tuks, Motorbike taxis, un-metered taxis and more recently taxis with meters. Check out this private website for an example. The official Company can be contacted at:
Phuket Taxi Meter Service Co., Ltd. Tel. 076 232157-8

Transport in Phuket
Phuket Tuk Tuk
You will hear many bad stories about Tuk Tuks, but this is not true of all of them and I have generally found that Tuk Tuks in Phuket Town are not a problem. It's a fun way to get from one place to the other quickly but still feeling the atmosphere of the place. Prices are in line with Taxi prices. The problems that you will hear about are usually occurring in Patong between drunk tourists and angry drivers, so remember check the price, be polite and don't get angry!
Transport in Phuket
Phuket Motorbike Taxi
Definitely the quickest and cheapest way to get around town. Just look for the red or green waistcoat worn by all the official motorbike taxis and the yellow number plate. Call one as it goes by or find them parked at their 'Queue' often on a street corner or in front of the market, bus station etc. They will give you a crash helmet, check the price and hold on! For longer distances crossing territories may put the price up and in some cases may involve changing bikes.

Don't forget to check that you have all your belongings with you when leaving the vehicle, there are many good stories told when public transport drivers have found bags and returned them to the owner, but if the driver doesn't find it before the next passenger to get in, who may not be so honest you may not be so lucky!

Please also note that there are many unofficial taxis, not recommended as they may not have insurance or even a driving license for public transport. If the number plate is white with black letters look for a different taxi. Hotel taxis will have white plates with green numbers, public transport will have a yellow plate with black numbers. For some examples see: