How to get from Kata Beach to the Airport and Other Destinations
You can get from Kata Beach to Phuket or Krabi International Airports as well as to Rassada and Bang Rong piers by public transport, taxi or the private transfer booked beforehand.
Taxi from Kata
Travellers who have problems with orientation on unknown site or ones who do not want to adapt to the public transport timetable can take a taxi. One can order a car via phone or online application. Please remember that mobile internet and mobile communication are expensive in roaming, so it is better to buy one of the local operator's sim-card.
Using a taxi from Kata you will be able to travel all over Thailand. Thus, the distance from Kata to Phuket Airport is about 40 km. The taxi price for that route is around 28 USD, the trip itself will take from 40 minutes to 1 hour.
The fare for the trip to Phuket and Krabi Airports as well as to Rassada and Bang Rong piers will depend on the time of day, number of passengers and luggage.
Transfer from Kata
If you are thinking how to get to any point of Thailand from Kata, it is better to order a private transfer. This option is especially relevant for tourists with children, with large luggage, and for ones who want to travel with maximum comfort. The fare for a transfer is fixed, you can see it in advance on the Kiwitaxi internet site, besides it depends only on the car class. Those who travel with children may additionally order a child seat.
The duration of a trip from Kata to Krabi Airport is 2 hours 40 minutes. The fare is 123 USD per Economy car class, or 136 USD for a Minivan which can accommodate up to 4 passengers. You will reach Rassada pier in 55 minutes, the service price starts from 31 USD. The route Kata - Phuket Airport is also popular with tourists. The private transfer will get you to the specified address in approximately 1 hour 15 minutes, and the fare will be about 33 USD.
Transfer should be ordered in advance. To apply online is possible on the Kiwitaxi website. The driver will come for you at the specified time to the indicated place and will help with the luggage.
One of the transfer advantages is the possibility to pay online in advance in any currency you prefer. If you have made only partial prepayment you should pay over the rest of the sum to the driver in cash, in currency specified in the voucher.
If you come across any problems with the transfer booking or the service quality you can contact the 24-hour Kiwitaxi support team at any time, and the support service specialist will answer all your questions.
Public transport from Kata
The public transport trip is often chosen by single tourists and ones who are not burdened with large luggage. To get from Kata to Phuket Town is possible by bus which is the cheapest mode of transport in Phuket. Buses run every half an hour from 6.00 to 17.00, and the fare is 0.9 USD. The travel time is around an hour, but in a rush hour it could reach an hour and a half. After that, at the bus stop you need to change to another bus to Phuket Airport. There are also direct minibuses going from Kata to the airport with the fare of 5-7 USD.
To get from Kata to Rassada Pier one can reach Phuket Town by bus № 8359 or use a taxibus that is called “tuk-tuk”, or auto rickshaw.
If your trip is not limited with only Rassada Pier and Phuket Airport, you can visit the other picturesque places, for instance the Bang Rong Pier or also reach the other island’s beaches using public transport, taxi or the private transfer.
Kata: Useful information
Phuket island is abundant in spectacular beaches such as Patong, Karon, Nai Harn, and, of course, Kata. The Kata beach is on the west Phuket island shore. It attracts a lot of tourists from all over the world due to crystal clear sea water and good opportunities to do water sports. Kata consists of two parts - Kata Yai and Kata Noi.
Kata Yai is 1 km long and is perfect for children and people who begin to swim, but Kata Noi is a bit south of it and is considered to be the ideal place for quiet and peaceful rest with the family.
Throughout the Kata beach there are hotels of different comfort level whose windows offer a wonderful view. In resort center there are many souvenir shops, and every Thursday the market works, where one can buy just caught fish, spices, and other local products.
In the north of the beach there is a small coral reef which could be examined if desired, and when the rainy season starts the surfing flourishes here.