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How to Get from Karon Beach to the Airport and Other Destinations
This beach is located on the island of Phuket, 20 km far from the capital of the province. Are you thinking how to get from Karon to Nai-Harn Beach, Kata, Rassada Pier, Ranong town, as well as to Krabi International Airport or Phuket International Airport? You have three options of transportation: by public transport, taxi or by private transfer.
Taxi from Karon
There are two kinds of the official taxi in Thailand: grey sedans and bright red tuk-tuks with illumination and loud music. You can find them right in the street of the resort or call by phone. You can find the taxi service rates displayed in public places on the beach.
Some freelance drivers intentionally increase the fare that is why it is better to negotiate with them, focusing on the official prices.
The resort is 45 km far from Phuket International Airport. The average taxi fare from Karon to this air hub will be about 18-21 dollars, and the travel time will be approximately 1 hour. It will cost you 9-12 dollars to get to Patong Beach by cab.
Moreover, many hotels offer their clients transfer services to Phuket Airport, the fare if which is 27 dollars.
Transfer from Karon
If you are afraid of coming across a freelance driver or want to choose a particular car according to its passenger and luggage capacity in advance, order a service in Kiwitaxi.
Our car will take you to Krabi International Airport in 2 hours and 50 minutes. At the same time, the price for a trip by a Micro car class will cost you 117 dollars, and by a Minibus 10 pax - 167 dollars.
The transfer will take you from Karon to Nai-Harn Beach in 50 minutes, and the fare will be from 30 to 35 dollars, depending on a car class you will choose for your trip.
By Kiwitaxi car, you will be able to get not only to popular places of the country presented on the website but also to any other airport or city in Thailand, including Patong Beach, Nai Yang, and Kamala.
It is so easy to book a transfer service: you only need to fill in a booking form on the website.
One of the Kiwitaxi advantages is that you can pay all the fare at once with a credit card. You will not have to search for cash machines in a foreign country and exchange your currency to the local one.
Public Transport from Karon
The most economical way to travel from the beach to the resort in the neighbourhood or to one of the international airports is public transport.
You can get to the air hub of Phuket by a minivan-bus for 5-6 dollars. The whole trip will take you about 30 minutes. The usual public bus runs to the airport as well. The fare is 1,5 dollars but it stops at particular stations, thus you will have to walk from one of them to the airport.
You will be able to get to Ranong town only with a change. Firstly, you will have to get to Phuket town by taxi or transfer, then the bus station, from which you will need to take a bus running to the destination point every 4 hours. The price for a trip is approximately 8 dollars, and overall travel time is around 6 hours.
Karon: useful information
This beach is one of the most popular tourist places in Phuket, and its overall length is about 5 km. Many international hotels are located here, that is why you will easily find a suitable place to stay.
The sea is clean but deep, hence one should swim there carefully. In the southern part of the beach, you can look at coral reefs, while in the northern part there are cafes, restaurants, and shops for tourists.
The shore here is known by the “signing sand” which squeaks peculiarly because of high concentration of silica in it. Among the attractions, a luxurious temple Wat Karon and a giant monument of Buddha must be marked. Halfway to the Nai-Harn Beach, there is a viewing platform, which offers amazing views to the shore, green hills, and neighboring islands.