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How to Get from Patong to Phuket Airport
Patong is the most popular resort of Phuket located in the west of the island. Clean water and a long and wide beach, as well as a variety of hotels, restaurants, nightclubs, and discos for any budget make this place very attractive for tourists. When their vacation in lively and crowded Patong is over, travelers return to Phuket Airport by taxi, transfer, or public transportation.
Taxi from Patong to Phuket Airport
You may find taxi rates on any beach and at any hotel. Taking a cab here is not a problem. On average, a taxi (a normal sedan) from Patong to Phuket Airport will cost you 800 baht (around $25). The approximate travel time is 50 minutes, but there may be traffic jams on the roads. So it is better to take a taxi a few hours before your flight. Also, note that at night, travel to Phuket Airport may cost much more.
Transfer from Patong to Phuket Airport
In case you don’t want to make any stops on your way and just want to solve all the transport problems beforehand, booking a taxi transfer with the international Kiwitaxi service will be a good idea.
A transfer from Patong to Phuket Airport for 3 passengers costs $31. The price remains fixed after your booking is made. A transfer can be easily reserved online: you just need to select the most suitable vehicle and fill in all the details needed. There are several car classes to choose from. Transfers are a very convenient and stress-free option to get from Patong to Phuket Airport: you know the cost of your trip well in advance and you don’t have to search or wait for a car.
Public Transport from Patong to Phuket Airport
First, you may use a minibus (minivan) to get from Patong to Phuket Airport. Its fare is 200 baht (around $6.1). You will be picked up at your hotel. A reservation should be made beforehand (at least one day before your departure date). Note that a trip to the air hub may take a long time (more than 2 hours), as minibuses stop at every hotel on their way, and you will have to wait until all tourists are picked up.
The second way to reach Phuket Airport from Patong is by bus. The fare is 120 baht (around $3.7), but this mode of transport is less frequent.
At night and late in the evening, you can use only transfers and taxis, as all services mentioned above are not available at this time.
No matter which travel option you choose to reach Phuket Airport from Patong, it’s better to leave the resort much earlier before your flight. Heavy traffic and traffic jams are rather frequent on the island.