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Cost to Phuket Airport in a van?

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Cost to Phuket Airport in a van?

Hey All :) Happy Easter.

Just wondering what the cost from Khao Lak to the airport would cost? We need a van because there are 4 of us and luggage.

Thanks in advance.

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1. Re: Cost to Phuket Airport in a van?

Happy Easter, to you..

it cost us 1300 B about 2 weeks ago, from 'Boss' - Very comfortable, Very Prompt, Very clean, for 4 adults. You'll find him situated on the main road in Khao lak just past Mcdonalds (keep Mc D on your right). Collection from our Hotel - Bang on time.

Regards

Ian

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2. Re: Cost to Phuket Airport in a van?

You can email him and he answers very promptly

cheaper_khaolak@ymail.com

He will give you a price and if that is ok just book it and he will pick you up at the airport.

Linda

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3. Re: Cost to Phuket Airport in a van?

.... or take you back if you just want the trip from Khao Lak.

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4. Re: Cost to Phuket Airport in a van?

Last week Boss charged us 1400 from Khao Lak to Taguna Phuket which is 10km further than airport. Was in a SUV, 7 seater. Ask for driver "Mr Don", not reckless like some.

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5. Re: Cost to Phuket Airport in a van?

Thanks everyone.

I got a quote from a Phuket based driver - $2000Baht. Thought it was a little steep, but I do understand because he's based pretty far away. He's just doing our driving in Phuket and transfers to Khao Lak and asked to bring us back. He's been so reasonable for the other tours and driving that I feel bad and am considering his charge.

But then 500Baht is a fair amount...

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6. Re: Cost to Phuket Airport in a van?

Whether a Phuket based driver collects you from Khao Lak or a Khao Lak based driver takes you to Phuket and returns to Khao Lak, the journey is the same for the driver. It's upto you to decide whether a trusted driver you have used is worth the extra over an unknown outfit thtat receives unfailingly good recommendations and is cheaper.

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7. Re: Cost to Phuket Airport in a van?

Make sure the transfer service is fully insured.

Phuket Shuttle do a luxury SUV one way for 1900baht. This is a reliable and highly recommended transfer business. BTW, 500baht is roughly $15.00 which is hardly a huge difference when we're talking safety and piece of mind.

Edited: 07 April 2012, 14:02
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8. Re: Cost to Phuket Airport in a van?

Thanks Arandora and Fresh Prince.

$15 isn't that much in perspective but is a lot when I can get it $15 cheaper with a reputable company.

I'll have a little think and work out what we as a group would prefer to do.

I guess I could always organise it in Phuket anyway.

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9. Re: Cost to Phuket Airport in a van?

fresh-prince

"Make sure the transfer service is fully insured" - with respect, how? All official taxi, transfer firms are required to be insured and a current registration as attached to the window should confirm that. However, if you phoned a company and asked a driver on the street "Are you fully insured?" I doubt anyone would say "No."

The reason Cheaper than Hotel Taxis is recommended on this forum and often on Phuket and other forums too for destinations he arranges transfers for is the standard of the fleet he has, the drivers he employs, the safety of his transfers and the value of his rates, all of which are consistently confirmed by satisfied customers. I only wish there were of similar calibre and value to recommend.

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10. Re: Cost to Phuket Airport in a van?

Thanks Arandora. I think I'll be booking Cheaper than Hotel Taxis for my Khao Lak travel including KL to Phuket Airport transfers.

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