Buses in Phuket. The fact that Phuket is absolutely no public transport - is a myth. Bus Phuket is :). And this myth spread to such an extent that the tourists come and live here for a year, and only then to learn about the availability of public transport on Phuket. Someone convinced that there is no public transport. And someone searches and finds!
Buses Phuket song-TEU
The catch is that the public transport there are only locals. Buses Phuket song-TEU translated as "two benches." And here they are very popular. They move only in the specified route. Most of these routes have a beginning or end to Phuket Town. Stop buses in Phuket usually on demand. There is also a mandatory stopping points, which are marked on the machine. Buses Phuket song-TEU is the most economical option of movement in Phuket. The fare is only around Phuket 50 baht. It is important while traveling in a truck to maintain friendliness. There is nothing wrong to stop the bus, waved to him. Passengers are mostly likely to be locals, but there is definitely someone who understands you. Also, the driver of a song-TEU will not take you into the impenetrable wilderness, such as a driver tuk-tuk.
Mototaksi on Phekete
Earlier motorcycle taxi services were able to use only local. Today everything has changed very much. Foreigners long been able to use such transport. As you discuss the cost of travel from one point to another, be aware that the amount of taxi drivers fixed by law. And so, most likely, the taxi driver that amount and call, so do not be afraid to go to someone who thinks of you to cheat. For example, if you are coming from Chalong to Tesco Lotus, the amount of travel will be 150 baht. Usually taxi drivers are walking in old red vests. This is a landmark in the search for a motorcycle taxi service. By the way, own bikes here too are very old. But do not be afraid, in an accident you will not be because of local taxi drivers experience a lot. They work here for decades. An additional advantage of this mode of transport is that you do not have to stand in long traffic jams. Taxi drivers know how to go around them skillfully. But to repeat such tricks itself is not recommended.
Phuket Bus: Airport Express
This summer, the bus began to work on the island. He runs from Patong directly to the airport. Go all the way from point to point costs 150 baht. These buses in Phuket are equipped with comfortable conditions, which are provided by a comfortable armchair and air conditioning. The express train has a timetable, and landing takes place only at special stops. They are located in several places: in Patong, in the center of Kathu, at the crossroads of Tesco Lotus, in Ko-Kau, in Talang and at the airport itself. Actually, this is the whole route. There are intentions to run several routes yet, but so far only one works.
Asian bus in Phuket: Tuk-tuks
On the island locals refuse to use this mode of transport. In addition, they also baykotiruyut fat-Tucker. The fact that the driver of the vehicle refuses to carrying passengers, if he proposed amount is less than 500 baht. Because such transport by mistake and inexperience are only tourists.
We recommend to rent a car or bike in Phuket. So, you can enjoy all the beauty of PhuketAnd not just the beach, where you left off!