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Taxi Fares March 2009

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Taxi Fares March 2009

Have a look here …walagata.com/w/arandora/Taxi_Fares_2009.doc

to give you an idea of current taxi fares from Bang Niang both localy and further afield.

They are taken from the taxi stands near the rear of the Chong Fah Resort but are not untypical of fares from Bang La On.

Local rates are based on using a Songthaew (truck with covered bench seats in the rear seating upto 8). Further afield saloon cars are used.

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1. Re: Taxi Fares March 2009

Roughly for a journey of say 5-7 km what do they charge for a songthaew ?

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2. Re: Taxi Fares March 2009

Judging by these prices about 350 baht.

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3. Re: Taxi Fares March 2009

Ouch ! I hope they are not heading to Phuket prices.

I don't know how they get away with those prices down south, I guess people don't have a choice.

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4. Re: Taxi Fares March 2009

In that price list, there is "Khao Lak City" (150b), is that same as La On? What do you think?

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5. Re: Taxi Fares March 2009

Yes, Bang La On is known as Khao Lak City, Khao Lak Town or just Khao Lak.

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6. Re: Taxi Fares March 2009

Hi

Anobody knows the best way to travel from Khao Sok (around noon) to Railey Beach ?

Is there a regular bus to Krabi and what is the fare ?

If its not too expensive we might consider a taxi - any idea of the cost ?

we are only in Thailand for 14 days, so we don't to spend to much time on transport.

Best regards

Johs

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7. Re: Taxi Fares March 2009

Hi Johs,

In the absence of any information on a direct bus service to Krabi from Khao Lak, you can catch one of the frequent and cheap buses up to Takua Pa about 25km north where the bus terminus there is the hub for most transport. You could then catch a bus direct to Krabi from there or change at Phang Nga Town if there isn't a direct connection.

The table of taxi fares in my original post shows 600 baht for an Air Con van to Krabi Town and then 400 baht for a long tail to Raillay. Not sure if that is per person though. I'll ask later and post back.

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8. Re: Taxi Fares March 2009

The fares quoted for "out of town" trips are PER PERSON including pick up from your hotel/resort in Bang Niang.

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9. Re: Taxi Fares March 2009

Hi All!!

Me and 3 girlfriends are heading to Khao Lak and is really looking for a reasonable transportation to get from Phuket airport to Khao Lak Le Meridien. The hotel offers a pickup service for THB2200 per way which we find a little steep for our budget. Any recommendations for any decent bus/car companies that might be able to do lesser than this? We were told to hail a cab when we get to the airport but is a little concerened about being ripped off there. Kindly advise!

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10. Re: Taxi Fares March 2009

The taxis at the airport take 3 but there are mini-vans as well. When you arrive, ignore the toutsin the Arrivals Hall, turn right as you exit and go to the kiosk to book your taxi. No need to worry about being ripped off as your transfer is agreed and paid for. Cost about 1500 baht.

Alternatively Cheaper than Hotel Taxis based in Bang La On provides transfers from and to Phuket Airport at 1000 baht each way to all areas of Khao Lak, including Le Meridien. He may have a mini-van or two taxis may be as cheap as charges for a mini-van at the airport.

Contact details:

Boss (Thanabodee Krongyut)

Telephone: 085 7861378/086 2766479

Email: cheaper_khaolak@ymail.com

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