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Getting Around in Phuket:
You do not need to worry about how to get around in Phuket. Getting around in Phuket is very easy because the beach resorts, shops, malls, restaurants, and bars are very close to each other either at a walking distance or a few minutes away! You can travel on a TUK TUK, the special vehicles by Thais. If you are planning to explore the beach on your own either you can hire cars or travel in public transport like cabs, buses or the tuk-tuk. Best way to see Phuket is by public transports which include:
- Tuk Tuk
- Local Buses
- Airport buses
- Motorcycles on rent
- Two-wheel taxis
- Buses provided by Phuket
Getting around in Phuket through tuk-tuk or local buses will be budget-friendly. If your destinations are of less than 30 minutes then tuk tuk is best for you because they are very comfy for shorter distances but can get a bit uncomfortable if your ride is longer than the 30 minutes. Tuk-tuk uses to be cheap but not now they do charge way more than they use to be.
When the destination is airport the Taxis are the best because they are the only authorized vehicles and has a fixed fare depending upon your pick up points. There are meter cabs too which charge the fare according to how many kilometers you have covered. Air-conditioned cabs are also available you can bargain with them too and drag down to them depending upon your skills.
Local buses are also a good option when it comes to getting around in Phuket. It runs regularly for 12 hours so you can catch up on any bus within the hour. The biggest advantage of local buses if their stop destinies are not fixed so you can stop them where ever you want to.
The best way to see Phuket is to hire rental vehicles you can start or stop your destiny with your own choices. But, motorcycles on rent will be a bit risky it is because they do not always have insurance. So, ensure that your bike has insurance or else in the case of damage you will have to pay the cost which one of us wants to. There are usually two types of bike one with smaller cc 50 or so and others with much higher cc. So, if you are efficient enough to handle a bike with more cc then you will have the best way to see Phuket.
Two-wheel taxis that are the motorbike taxi can be a good option too for shorter distances. It is safe and reliable. If your companion is not in the state of going out with you then you can hire this two-wheel taxi this can save your time and money too.