How to Get from Phuket Airport to Karon Beach
Phuket Airport is the country’s third busiest air hub after the two capital ones. The majority of passengers arriving here head to the resorts of Karon, Kata, and Patong. The distance between Phuket Airport and Karon Beach is about 40 km. In order to get from one place to another, travelers use public transportation or taxi and transfer services.
Taxi from Phuket Airport to Karon Beach
There are two kinds of taxis at Phuket Airport. Prepaid ones can be booked inside the air hub. If you choose this type, the price for a trip from Phuket Airport to Karon Beach (a standard sedan) will be 1000 baht (around $31). Metered taxis can be ordered outside the terminals. Using this option, you will pay almost the same money. Please note that you may spend lots of time standing in a queue for taxis, as this is quite a frequent situation at Phuket Airport.
Transfer from Phuket Airport to Karon Beach
If you don’t want to look and wait for a taxi or make any stops on your way to your destination (as in case of public transport) and thus reach it faster, a Kiwitaxi transfer is what you need.
An Economy-class transfer from Phuket Airport to Karon Beach will cost you $33. You just pre-book a desired car via the website in advance, and our driver meets you at the air hub with a name sign at the appointed time. A journey by transfer is especially comfortable in case you have lots of bags or are traveling with small children. It will definitely save you much hassle.
A return transfer from Karon Beach to Phuket Airport can also be reserved at once.
Public Transport from Phuket Airport to Karon Beach
First, you may get from Phuket Airport to Karon Beach by minibus (minivan). The fare will be 200 baht (around $6.1), and it will take you right to your hotel. But note that it will also drop you off at a sales office where you will be offered different tours.
Second, you may reach Karon Beach by bus (with a change). First, you need to get to Phuket Town (100 baht or around $3), and then take a bus to Karon Beach there (35 baht or around $1.1). The last bus departs at 5 pm.
As these services are not available late in the evening and at nighttime, the only option to reach your destination at this time of day is by taxi or private transfer.
Clean water and soft sand make Karon Beach one of the most popular places with tourists (the beach is considered one of the best in the whole island). However, there are no crazy clubs and bars here, so it will suit only those who prefer calm holidays.