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Phuket: Public Transportation

Phuket: Public Transportation
There are three main forms of public transportation offered on the island of Phuket: buses, tuk tuks, and motorbike taxis.
The main style of bus in Phuket is called the Songtaew.  These vehicles are easily identifies by their bright blue paint jobs and open aired seating areas.  The Songtaews generally travel between Phuket town and most of the major beach areas.  Although a fairly slow means of transportation, they are the least expensive of the transportation options (costing around 10 – 40 Baht).  There are no designated stops for the songtaews, but the driver will stop if waved down on the side of the road.

Tuk Tuks are found everywhere and are worth riding for the experience alone.  They can be best described as small open aired, four-wheeled vans.  They are generally red in color on the island of Phuket.  It is always wise to agree on a price before beginning a journey.  The price is always negotiable, so don’t be afraid to ask for a lower fare.  If the driver expects too much, choose another Tuk Tuk.  There are plenty.

Some travelers have found Tuk Tuks to be a source of complaints; they can overcharge, be rude, violent or aggressive at times. Use caution if you choose this mode of transportation.

Motorbike taxis are the third form of public transportaion on Phuket.  They are easily identified by their red color, and the drivers usually wear a numbered vest.  These can be found everywhere, especially near busy intersections.  The fare anywhere within the city limits should not exceed 50 Baht.  Once again, make sure to agree on a fare before getting on the bike.