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Khao Lak to Patong

Lytham St Anne's...
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Khao Lak to Patong

Hi

We are staying in Khao Lak in Jan next yr and want to get to Patong beach/old Town Phuket for an overnight stay. Can anyone tell me if there is a bus that can get us there or maybe the cost of a Taxi?

TIA

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Southern...
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1. Re: Khao Lak to Patong

A taxi to Patong for a couple will cost about 1800/2200 baht.

Lytham St Anne's...
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2. Re: Khao Lak to Patong

Thank you re the cost of a taxi :)

Perth, Australia
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3. Re: Khao Lak to Patong

You need to get to the main highway that runs through to get a bus to Phuket Town.

They stop at bus stops and some can be hailed to stop elsewhere. Ask your Hotel for info. The best one to take is very early around 7.30-8.30 depending where you are located, (KhaoLak as an area is a huge stretch of 25kms.) north or south.

Any bus from Takua Pa to Phuket is a good bet. They are not Express, stop at all and any stops to let locals on and off, but are a great way to see and meet local people.

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If you are in a hurry take a private Taxi, about 1-1half hours.

contact Boss @ Cheaper than Hotel Taxi, most reputable, check reviews.

cheaperkhaolak1@gmail.com

The bus can take anywhere between 2-3 hours depending on driver, weather and stops.

Cost is around 100thb per person and they drop you in Phuket Town at the bus depot.

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From there you can get a local tuk tuk to the bus stops that service the local Phuket buses to get to Patong.

(Make sure you are firm with these drivers of tuk tuk as they will try to take you to stores where they get kickbacks)

A great place to shop in Phuket Town are the markets close to the main bus station. Huge indoor area of stalls selling all manner of goods electrical to handbags.Also Robinsons. ( Make sure you take a copy of your passport for ID to change currency too.)

Walk in the direction of the Royal Hotel and then its just down the side street a 10 min walk. Ask a local if you are unsure.

Be sure to return to the main bus station well before the bus is due to leave for your return to Khao Lak. We usually get the one around 15.00-15.30 and then you are back before dark.

Happy Travels

Edited: 14 November 2018, 11:39
Espoo, Finland
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4. Re: Khao Lak to Patong

I'll be staying in Khao Lak (Bang Niang) and would like to go to Patong for one day for shopping only. What's the best way to go back and forth conveniently and cost effectively?

Edited: 14 November 2018, 19:38
Lytham St Anne's...
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5. Re: Khao Lak to Patong

Thanks famwood thats really helpful :)

I know about cheaper than Hotel Taxis. He is picking us up at the airport at a good price

We may use him for this trip too as don't have a spare 3 hours to get a bus :) He has quoted about £70 round trip. Might be worth it to save the time

Anyone know if Old Town Phuket has much to do at night time in the week as can't make it on the Sunday market unfortunately :(

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