Airport transfers are relatively simple, the airport is at the far north of the island, some 30 kilometres from Phuket Town and even further from most of the popular beaches like Patong and Karon. Most visitors arrive on package itineraries that include airport transfers, and have only to look for a tour guide or driver holding up a sign with their name, or the hotel name, but if you do need transport to get to your hotel or chosen beach, it is best to use one of the two official transport companies with booths right inside the arrival lounge. You can’t miss them, and they miss no-one with their offers. Prices are fixed, and it costs approximately 600 Baht in an Airport Limousine or 150 Baht per person by Minibus to get to the major beaches at the south or west of the island. Metered taxis are also available and private taxis wait outside offering cheaper prices, but we suggest you avoid them as problems can arise since they are unregistered.
The Airport Bus is another option if you are not in a rush and cheap at 85 Baht per person. Ask at the airport for their current departure schedules, which depend on the number of flights arriving.
Car rental companies, including Budget and National, have offices right in the airport.