Transfers from Phuket airport

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How the service works

1
You choose the route and a car You can order a car of any capacity — from a Micro for two to a 19-seater bus.
2
Complete the booking form
and choose a payment method
Specify the pickup date and time and choose a payment method. After booking, you will receive an email with the voucher.
3
The driver meets you
with a nameplate at the airport
At the right time, the driver will be waiting for you on-site. They will walk you to the car and take you to the hotel.
Everything was good/perfect. On time, good sign with my name on it, good car in my case a BMW 730. I will recomment KIWITAXI everyone!!! Boy Hardeman
Super Service direkt ab Flughafen ohne große Wartezeit. Restzahlung vor Ort war O.k. Leider ohne Beleg. Fahrt zum Hotel war gut incl. WLAN im Fahrzeug. Laszlo Dobos
Driver Mr. Ch. (I hope I got the name right) was patiently waiting for us as the immigration took longer than our estimated time. He was also very helpful to search a shop that sells sim card for us. The ride to Krabi from Phuket Airport was very smooth as well. Thank you for your service! Mrs. Nurul Insyirah
I booked a Micra and instead was a bigger car, even better. Everything was fine: driver on time, car clean and so on. Well done Vittorio
The driver was very friendly. I also very much appreciated that it was easy to connect with your office when my flight was delayed to update the arrival time. Rana Van tuyl
Has been pleasantly surprised when has seen the minibus instead of the small car Zhanzakova Meruyert
All was perfect. The flight had a delay about 50 minutes and the inmigration control was very slowly but the driver was waiting for us. Carlos Simon
We were met bya very friendly person holding a name board with my sur-name written in large clear font. We had to go back into the airport to change some moneyand our driver was patient enough to wait a little longer. The Mini bus was of good quality and well maintained. Chris Muller
Plane was delayed 1 hour so we weren't out of the terminal for 1.5 hours after scheduled pick up time. Worried driver would not have waited. Happy to find driver still waiting for us. Very friendly driver and had hassle free transfer. Thank you. Kerrie Whiteman
Flight was delayed by one hour. Nevertheless, Pick up was arranged professionally. Heesu Kang

Our partners

Fleet

Budget For a couple or a family with a child.
Business class For comfortable business trips.
Spacious For groups of up to 19 people or large baggage.

Additional services

Available for an extra fee
depending on the route.
National geographicDrinking water
National geographicChild seats
National geographicExtra hour of waiting
National geographicEnglish-speaking driver

We make sure everything goes according to your plan

Wait time if your flight is delayed 1 h of waiting at the airport included.
Free cancellation
and changes
One day before the trip.
24-hour support
in English
By phone and on the website.

FAQ

How do I find and book a transfer?

Specify the place of departure in the "From" field, and your destination - in the "To" field. You can choose the desired city, airport, train station, port, and hotel from the drop-down menu or enter the exact address of the place.

Click the button "View prices". Choose the suitable transfer class and click "Book" to proceed to the booking.

How far in advance should I book a transfer?

Minimum time of pre-order depends on the vehicle class.

If you want to book vehicles of Premium class or Minibus 10, 13, 16, 19 pax, you can make a booking not less than 24 hours before the trip.

If you choose standard types of vehicles (Micro, Economy, Comfort, Minivan 4 pax, Minibus 7 pax), transfer must be booked not less than 16 hours before its beginning.

If your trip starts later than the time given above, you can make an urgent booking. It will take some time for us to find a car. We will inform you as soon as possible if we can provide the service.

How do I know if my booking has gone through?

After you make your booking, you will receive a confirmation email with a voucher containing your booking number and all the details of your journey.

If you have not received the email with the confirmation, please contact our manager by email at support@kiwitaxi.com or in online chat.

What should I do if my flight is delayed?

As soon as you find out that your flight is delayed, please inform your driver by calling the phone number sent to you before, Kiwitaxi support manager via email support@kiwitaxi.com or in online chat.

Provide the order number and the new arrival time.

How can I find my driver?

Important note: the driver will meet you with the sign showing your first and last names, which you specified during the booking.

If a pick-up place is an airport, the driver will meet you at the exit of arrivals area of the airport after you passed passport control and claimed baggage.

If a pick-up place is a hotel, the driver will wait for you in the hotel lobby.

Meet-up instructions are given in the voucher confirming your booking.

Help

For any questions
Need help with your booking?
From 8 to 22 (GMT+3), on weekdays
Question on the existing booking
We are available 24/7

Phuket Airport: Transfers and Taxi

Phuket Airport is the third busiest airport in whole Thailand. Tourist travel from this air hub both to popular Phuket locations: Karon beach, Kata beach, Patong beach, and to the neighbouring provinces: Krabi, Phi-Phi, Khao Lak, or even to Pattaya and Bangkok.

Thailand, like other Asian countries, has serious problems with transport system, so it makes sense to study all the pitfalls before the trip.

How to Get from Phuket Airport to Phuket Town or the Other Way Round

If on the mainland of Thailand train connection is quite well-developed, on the island territory of Phuket the main means of transport remain buses, tuk-tuks, and songthaew, local kind of taxi with benches for passengers, build in the body of a minivan. Besides, It is possible to travel to big cities on big shuttle buses. And the locals prefer riding rollers.

If now you are planning your route to or from Phuket Airport, consider the following options:

  • city buses, running from Phuket Town to the island center. They do not have numbers on them, but it is written “Airport-Town” instead;
  • microbuses to popular city beaches: Kata, Karon, and Patong;
  • taxi, taken on the spot, i.g. “Taximeter” or “Limousine service”;
  • transfer from Phuket Airport to hotel, booked in advance.

It is not possible to order a taxi via the app on Phuket. Instead, the locals and tourists share the contacts of drivers and get in touch with them via Thai messengers (i.e. LINE).

Transfer vs. Taxi from Phuket Airport, taken on the spot

Advantages of a private transfer

You will not get taken hostage by a extortive taxi driver. When you get in a taxi, you believe that you will pay according to meter. However, upon arrival the driver may declare he wants more money and will not open the trunk with your suitcases, until you get tired of arguing. This is a signature trick of local taxi drivers, so a transfer service from Phuket Airport paid in advance may help you save money and nerves.

You will not get lost between forests and villages. You can easily find a taxi from Phuket Airport to Krabi, Bangkok or Koh Chang. However, beyond the familiar island, taxi drivers easily get lost and disoriented. Many of them drive without GPS, so you risk to be figuring out the route yourself most of the way. All transfer drivers regularly travel to other towns and are familiar with all regions of Thailand.

Disadvantage of a private transfer

25% more expensive. You can use a taxi service from Phuket Airport to beach resorts for 750–800 baht (approx. 22–25 dollars), and the cost of a transfer going on the same route will be equal to 33 dollars.

Transfers from Phuket Airport vs. Buses

Advantages of a private transfer

Twice as fast. A bus will get you from the airport to your hotel in two hours, taking into account waiting time and changes, whereas a transfer will take you there in 50 minutes. Buses, in general, drive very slowly, because the wage of a driver depends on the number of passengers, having get on on the way. Average bus speed is 20 km/h.

No need to search for bus stops. By bus you will have to get from Phuket airport to bus station in the city and change to a bus going to a particular district. For those, who have no sense of direction, such quest will be exhausting.

Travel on soft seats instead of benches. In most tuk-tuks and songthaew passengers are supposed to seat on wooden benches. Kiwitaxi transfer cars are way more comfortable.

Disadvantage of a private transfer

A trip on a bench costs 7 times cheaper. 140 baht (~ 4 dollars) vs. 28 dollars for a trip in a comfortable car.

Transfer vs. Share Taxi from Phuket Airport

Advantages of a private transfer

You will not be forced to buy an excursion. Share taxis from Phuket Airport stop by the excursions office on the way, where you will be forcefully convinced to buy a tour. Transfer drivers are not engaged in such trading and will simply drive you to your hotel.

Get to any beach in Phuket. Share taxis go only to the popular island beaches: Karon, Kata, Patong - places with high concentration of hotels. If you stay near Nai Harn or Surin Beach, you will have to travel with changes. Kiwitaxi transfer will bring you to any location not only in Phuket but in whole Thailand.

Disadvantage of a private transfer

Share taxi costs 5 times cheaper. A trip price will make 180 baht (~ 5,2 dollars), but you may leave a considerable sum in the excursions office: Thai people are good at persuading.