Phuket town is in the eastern part of Phuket and 15-16km away from Paton beach, Phuket which is a party place and crowded as well in the whole Phuket(near Bangla road). Traveling from Patong to Phuket town is simply cheap however, there are other expensive options that are also available.
Patong to Phuket bus terminal two
Basically, there are 5 options available
- Car Taxi
- Bike Taxi
- Rent Car
- Rent Bike
Patong to Phuket town bus terminal 2 by bus
You have to go Patong bus stand to get a bus to Phuket old town bus terminal 2. It will cost you 30 Thai Bhat($1) for one way journey from Patong to the bus terminal 2. Also, it’ll take only 30 min to reach Phuket bus stand 2 from Patong, Phuket. However, this bus will drop you a walkable distance of 1-2km away from bus terminal 2, near the market. Also, if you want bike taxis, easily available on that spot. Don’t pay more than 15 Thai Bhat.
|Destination||Buses Departs Per Day||Average Duration||Average Ticket Price|
|Chiang Mai||1||15hrs||1,500 Baht|
|Chiang Rai||1||17hrs||1,700 Baht|
|Danok (border with Malaysia)||2||7hrs||700 Baht|
|Hua Hin||1||8hrs||800 Baht|
|Khao Lak – Takuapa||2||1.30 – 2hrs||80 Baht|
|Khao Sok||6||2.30hrs||100 Baht|
|Khon Kaen||1||18hrs||1,700 Baht|
|Koh Lanta||8||6hrs||600 Baht|
|Koh Phangan||1||7hrs||700 Baht|
|Koh Samui||1||6hrs||600 Baht|
|Korat – Ubon Ratchathani||3||17 – 19hrs||1,600 – 1,800 Baht|
|Krabi Town||11||4hrs||200 Baht|
|Nakhon Sri Thammarat||17||6hrs||500 Baht|
|Phang Nga Town||54||1hrs||80 Baht|
#Important Note: Buses departs per day column combines all types of buses and mini-buses. Ticket cost and travel time are estimated(may vary). I would recommend you to go and book your bus ticket directly at Phuket Bus Terminal and avoid a travel agency(save 20-30%).
Car Taxi or Bike Taxi from Patong to bus terminal 2
Download Grab App Android & IOS (similar to UBER) for Bike Taxi or Car Taxi, affordable as compare to the local taxi. However, in some parts of Thailand, you may deny a taxi due to the local taxi mafia but it’s still useful when available. Also, you can take a local taxi but there is no fixed taxi fare. This means you’ll be charged highly.
Don’t worry if you are unable to find a Grab car/ bike taxi then find the fare from the Grab app and negotiate with a local taxi drive around Grab taxi fare. This way you’ll know the actual taxi fare which will definitely save you money.
Rent Car or Bike to Travel to Phuket Town From Patong, Phuket
Renting bikes and cars in Phuket or anywhere in Thailand is easily available. Actually, every 2nd shop is either a massage parlor or a vehicle rent shop in Thailand. However, if you are going out to the next city or town by bus then there is no point in renting a car or a bike. Unless you are planning a trip for a day or 2, a bike on rent is recommended. Bike rent starts around 150-3000 Thai Bhat/day(average) for 100cc scooters to high-end 1000cc superbikes.
Traveling by bus from Patong to Phuket town is the cheapest and recommended way. However, there are other options like bike/car taxi and rent bike/car also available but these modes of transportation won’t be budget-friendly.
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