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Driving from Khao Lak to Petong

wellington
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Driving from Khao Lak to Petong

We would like to spend a day in Petong. How long is the drive and is it an easy drive? Or would it be less stressful to hire a driver ird catch a bus?

Victoria, Australia
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1. Re: Driving from Khao Lak to Petong

It is about 1 1/2 hours drive. It is very hard to park in Patong if you are driving yourself. I think the less stressful way would be to hire a driver. Boss from cheaper than hotel transfers runs a fleet of cars. He has a counter in Khao lak or you can email him or talk to him on facebook.

Linda

Khao Lak, Thailand
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2. Re: Driving from Khao Lak to Petong

It would take about 2 hours to drive to Patong Beach (depending on where you're staying in Khao Lak). There are no direct buses from Khao Lak to Patong, you would have to transfer in Phuket. Of course, the least stressful way would be to hire a car & driver - about 3000 baht for 8 hours.

Two, young German girls from my resort just got back from an overnight trip to Patong. Both of them were on one, Honda Click 125i scooter! I thought they were crazy... but they made it okay. It took them seven hours to get there (stopped a Lampi waterfall) and four hours on the return.

wellington
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3. Re: Driving from Khao Lak to Petong

Thanks so much cruisemonkey :)

wellington
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4. Re: Driving from Khao Lak to Petong

Thanks so much Linda :)

5. Re: Driving from Khao Lak to Petong

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