Southern Thailand Transportation

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    by Willettsworld
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    by GracesTrips
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    by clouds111

Southern Thailand Transportation

  • Renting Cars and Drivers

    Phuket Transportation

    Transportation is always an issue in Phuket and we’ve found that one of the best ways to get around is to hire a private driver for the day – unlike using a local taxi, you get to create your own itinerary and you get to spend time in a clean, good-quality car with a guy who speaks good English and can therefore enhance your experience of being in...

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  • Motorbikes & Scooters

    Ko Samui Transportation

    hi, i found a very affordable scooter rental(atutomatic) starting at 100 baht per day for yamaha mio and 125 a day for honda click, price per month is 2000-2500 baht. http://www.bahtsold.com/en/view/automatic-motorbike-to-rent-2000-2500-per-month-90903 the guy is from belgium and delivers the bike or pick you up around the island.

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  • Minivans & Minibuses

    Hat Yai Transportation

    Since we do not know where we should buy our next ticket back to Bukit Kayu Hitam, so we took the van till the last stop near the Market. The van pick up place is near to Vitchusin Plaza (the tuk-tuk driver will know the place) so get the ticket for 57baht /person.

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  • Airport and Flights

    Phuket Transportation

    this will be my Phuket International Departure Area tips Phuket International Airport (HKT) is the second busiest Airport in Thailand after Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok as it handles 6 million international tourists a year from all corners of the globe. The Airport is located in the Northern Area of Phuket Island and is about a 1 hour drive to...

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  • Boats & Ferries

    Ko Samui Transportation

    It's possible to get a bus/ferry combo ticket to Krabi from Ko Samui. I booked mine through a travel agents in central Chaweng which cost 500 baht. I got picked up early in the morning from my hotel and we picked more people up and headed towards the ferry pier in Nathon. We then transferred onto an oldish looking bus that then took us south to...

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  • Tuk-Tuks

    Hat Yai Transportation

    Tuk-tuk is a most common type of transportation while you are in Hat Yai. The driver know all the touriist spots and nighlife spots. You are advise to agree for a price, but I experience they request for extra 10 baht while reaching the destination. I choose to forget it to continue my journey. During this trip to Hat Yai, I have ride 6 time of...

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  • Boats

    Phuket Transportation

    Mist of the Tourists Going to Phuket on a holiday not only go to the assorted Phuket Beaches like Patong, Kata or Karon but also do the various Island Hopping tours around the many Islands in the Andaman Sea and there are many island hopping options available but they all start and stop at the Chalong Pier in Chalong Bay at 8 kilometers south of...

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  • Taxis

    Ko Samui Transportation

    Getting around Ko Samui is cheap and cheerful. Anything from around 100-250 bahts for short journeys. The taxi's are fun, jump on the back and away you go. Around Chaweng you'll never have trouble finding a taxi as they call out and honk their horn at you all day long! If you fancy a change there are also lots of mo-ped taxis, although I gave them...

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  • Trains

    Hat Yai Transportation

    It seems that most travellers end up passing through the place at sometime if they are heading towards Malaysia. It is unfortunate that the trains heading to Penang are only twice daily, and the first one leaves at a ridiculously early time in the morning. Heading the other way south (on the eastern seaboard) there is about 20kms of track missing...

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  • Tuk Tuk

    Phuket Transportation

    If you are staying in Karon and want to go to Patong by Tuk Tuk here are a few tips 1) During low season you can get to Patong for 300 Baht (250 if you haggle really hard) 2) They will charge more, the more people you have so the line "my friends got it for 250baht yesterday" wont work. 3) Have small change because they will claim not to have...

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  • General Transportation Tips

    Ko Samui Transportation

    Firefly from Kuala Lumpur to Ko Samui and Air Asia from Bangkok to Surat Thani (on the mainland near Ko Samui, there is a bus/ferry connection from Nathon to the airport) are a bit cheaper then Bangkok Airways. http://www.fireflyz.com.my/flights/routes-schedules/http://www.airasia.com/site/th/en/home.jsp

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  • Motorcycling & Motorcycle Taxis

    Hat Yai Transportation

    The most economy mode of transport for local Thai people or the regular travellers who travel on budget. The motorcycle taxi is normally used for short distance riding to the boarder at Sadao Immigration office. You can get their service at the Bukit Kayu Hitam Duty Free Complex - Taxi Parking Area.

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  • Buses

    Phuket Transportation

    For the really popular tours, the tour companies usually uses the big tour buses and the big tour buses in thailand are really big! most are of the double decker capacity! these big tour buses means the cheapest tour fares for a particular tour as the buses can accomodate up to 60 people unlike the small tour vans where it can only have up to 18...

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  • Airplanes

    Ko Samui Transportation

    Firefly is probably the cheapest airline from Kuala Lumpur to Koh Samui, leaves from Kuala Lumpur Subang (KUL, the old KL airport). Bangkok Airways has planes to Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Hongkong, Bangkok, Phuket, Chiang Mai, Trat and U Tapao. http://www.bangkokair.com/en/plan-your-trip/route-map.php

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  • Air Travel

    Hat Yai Transportation

    The Hatyai International Airport with a completely terminal is about 9km from the city centre... There are only a few flights a day to/from the airport... Only Thai International Airways and other budget airlines flies this route... Tiger Airways from Singapore, Nok Air, Thai Air Asia and Thai Oriental Airlines from Bangkok... the Malaysian Air...

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  • Motorbikes

    Phuket Transportation

    Since phuket is a tourist town and there are a large community of long stay foreigners, staycationers and backpackers, there are lots of motorcycle rentals around phuket island and most of these motorcycle rentals are located in the patong beach area. A Bit of caution, thai authorities does not allow foreigners to drive motorcycles without a valid...

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  • Rental Cars

    Ko Samui Transportation

    A nice way to see the island is by renting a car.You can drive around Samui Island in no time.Most hotel and resorts can arrange transportation for you or you can contact many small independent rentals such as Samui White Wave Travel. Also, Avis Rent A Car has a branch at Hat Mae Nam ( Tel 077 425031). We hired a Susuki 4 wheel drive for the day...

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  • Taxi

    Phuket Transportation

    Mid April, 2011. We landed at Phuket Airport, and needed to go to our hotel at Karon Beach (about 8 km further south down the coast from Patong). After walking past all the Taxi touts, we turned right immediately outside the terminal building doors, and walked to the far end. We found the "Official" taxi area and was was quoted - without bargaining...

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  • Songthaew

    Phuket Transportation

    this will be my transportation tips on the bigger phuket tuk tuks (also called songtheaws) which are bigger than bangkok tuk tuks). There are two kinds of songtheaws, the converted pick up trucks that seat up to 8 people and is popular for tourists and the converted trucks which acts like minu buses that seat up to 20 to 30 people that is popular...

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  • Trains

    Phuket Transportation

    I leave from K.L sentral (Trains Main point) to Hat Yai at 8.15pm, The journey takes about 13hours, night train wont feel the long journey as the train are moving while you are sleeping. The next day i realised that the sun raise and i can see the padi feld along the way. From train station i try to get a taxi to a bus station, but i got a...

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  • Elephants

    Phuket Transportation

    Elephants are a revered creature in Thailand and is the national animal and you can have elephant trekking tours all around thailand and here is phuket is no different and they have many elephant trekking places in and around phuket island but a caveat: riding an elephant here in Phuket is more expensive than in bangkok! a 30 minute elephant ride...

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  • Walking

    Phuket Transportation

    Like what I've said at the title above, Walking is the best option when in Patong Area as the Patong area is quite a small area and there is not that much volume of vehicles unlike in bangkok so that traffic is nonexistent here. Most of the Areas are just brisk walking distance from each other and you can walk at a slow pace as to fully savor the...

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  • Krabi to Bangkok Bus/Flight

    Option 1Backpackers usually book bus tickets from travel agents or guesthouse, they are cheap but it means a minibus will pick you up and other people and take them to Surat Thani, which is the transport hub for Koh Samui, Phuket, Krabi etc...and from their everybody going to Bangkok will board the bus. The journey is done overnight so you will...

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  • Long tail boat to the smaller islands

    Tours from the bigger islands to see the smaller and less populated or even un-inhabited islands are worth doing. I took a speed boat and a long tail boat tour and both were excellent.

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  • Speed boat to Koh Pee Pee

    If you are staying in Phuket and would like to see the beautiful island of Koh Pee Pee, made famous by the film 'The Beach'. Then I can recommend going by speedboat, the company I choose included lunch and snorkeling. Don't forget to barter on the price for the trip, as everyone on my trip found out they had paid a different price, the current...

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  • Hay Yai the bus hub!

    There are buses and mini-vans going to Krabi all the time.From KL most buses stop at Hat Yai, then people go in all sorts of directions.Journey time is about 3 hours to Krabi for HY. Coasts are very low, probably 100 Bahts max.There are many hotels in Krabi, or from there you could catch a ferry to the the many islands around!

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  • Driving in by car

    Pls pls remember to get the owner of the car to follow the trip. ONLY owner of the car can register to get in to Thailand... Bring a copy of vehicle log/registration card and pay bout S$20 to S$30 sing for everything.. Insurance is bought outside of the checkpoint... Drive slow and be alert.. sign all in thai and very very small fonts of english......

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  • Phuket to Penang

    You can take a longdistance bus to Hat Yai, from there a minibus.Or a minibus all the way.Or a boat to Krabi, from there a minibus.Or fly:http://www.fireflyz.com.my/Exept of possible traffic accidents it is safe.

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  • Malaysia to Thailand by rail/bus

    Take a train from Alor Setar(Malaysia) to Hatyai (also called Hadyai in Thailand). I know, there are two trains (Butterworth-Bangkok International Express and KL-Hatyai express train). For train details, check the Malaysian Railway website www.KTMB.com.my. Another useful website is www.seat61.comAlternatively, you may take a bus from Alor Setar to...

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  • tuk-tuk / songthaew

    this is the main transport for local people,,,,u can see this transport averywhere in town,,,,it suitable if u want to go around and beyond town.

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  • How to get there

    There are two ways how to get from Koh Jum back to the land and Krabi town:1) you can take a ferry boat at 9AM for 300 THB / 1 person that regularly goes between Krabi and Koh Lanta.2) If you want to enjoy the Koh Jum a bit longer you can choose the second transportation option. Ask Valery or Oon Lee and they will help you with organizing your...

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  • Taxi at Koh Jum

    You can take a taxi from the Ban Koh Jam or Ban Koh Pu to Oon Lee Bungalows. It cost about 80 THB and it's really fun.

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  • Petrol for your motorbike

    If you need the petrol for your motorbike just ask in any house along the road. Local people have the petrol in the PET bottles at home and are always willing to sell you a liter for your motorbike. We paid 40 THB for 1 liter of petrol. Locals use and will understand the word “gasoline”.

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  • Boat

    There are boats from Ko Samui, Ko Phangan, Suratthano and Chumporn to Ko Tao everyday. And there are many kinds of boat ; express boat, speed boat, sleeping boat. We took a normal boat from Ko Phangan to Ko Tao to enjoy the scenery along the way.

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  • JEEP HIRE

    KO PHANGAN - Jeep rental which is needed for the very steep, sandy roads. Hire for around 800-1000 Baht per day. We enquired at about 8 different rental companies & no one offers any insurance, therefore keep your passport during rental period.

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  • Jeep Rentals

    Renting a Jeep is very cheap. Make sure u put fuel in right away, u will run out. Gas stations all over the place watch out for them , they are very small. Driving in Thailand is scary. They drive really fast and pick any lane they want including the on comming traffic. Seen allot of banged up people from Moped wipe outs.

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  • Airport Shuttle

    WE caught the airpoprt shuttle to Karon Beach from the airport . It cost 180 bht to Karon ,,,it's 100 bht to Patong.They crowd as many as possible in the bus and make the stops at all the hotels on the way. Takes about 40 min longer than a cab . A cab was 750 bht .

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  • Nok Air to Phuket

    We flew with Nok Air . From Udon Tani to Phuket. It was fine but delayed and we had quite a scramble to make our connection in Bangkok. It's important to know , Nok can't check your luggage through . You have to claim it and check it again on your connecting flight. No big deal though and their fare is so much lower than Thai Air.

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  • Cruise on In....

    If you would like to get a good taste of all there is to see in Southern Thailand, there is no better way than to take a cruise. There are certain 14 day cruises that hit both the Southeastern and Southwestern coasts of Thailand. Most of these same offerings split it into two separate 7 day cruises by stopping in Singapore in between.The two most...

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  • Boat hire on Phi Phi Ley

    You can hire a long tail boat for 3 hrs to go round Phi Phi Ley with few stops to snorkel on your own pace. Normal rate is Bth800. Likewise you may do the same to nearby Phi Phi Don where the movie "The Beach" was filmed.

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  • Mini Bus to Langu (Pak Bara Pier)

    These minibuses operate nearby the Train Station or Krung Thai Bank. They are the fastest and economical way to Pak Bara pier. The cost 80 baht one way.They are pretty clean and they don'y stop for passenger like normal buses.The leave based on schedule which is like every 30 minutes.

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  • "Package Deals"

    The best way to get from one destination to another is to shop around for the best prices on a package. Such as When I went from Krabi-Ko Samui, we went around to travel agencies and found the best price. The Package deal was 350B (app. $8.75 per person), which included a long tail boat, ride to Krabi Town, about 30min, then a ride on a tuk-tuk to...

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  • Krabi Airport onwards to destination

    The easiest way to get from Krabi Airport to your desination is by aircon metre taxi. From airport to Krabi Town - Approx 300 BahtKrabi Town to Ao Nang - 200 BahtI you're heading out to Rai-Leh East or West a longtail boat (which is the only method of transport) will set you back 50 Baht if you wait for a couple of people to share trip (takes...

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  • Flying into Krabi

    There is frequent daily flights from Bkk to Krabi Airport. It would safe you alot of time by flying and I payed as little as £32 for my flight from Bkk to Krabi. The duration of the flight was 50 minutes. Do try and get an early flight since it might still take you some time to get from Krabi Airport to your desination (Approx 1.5 hrs to Railey,...

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  • Scooter bikes are the way to go!

    In and around Bangkok I strongly suggest you do not rent a car or motorbike. The traffic is just too hectic and getting lost is very easy as well. In the Southern part, the beaches, I would highly advise a motorbike during the day. Taxi's and tuk tuks are 100 baht regardless if you go 1 block or 15. A motorbike is 200 baht a day and gas is...

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