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How To Reach Patong

Planning A Trip To Patong? Here are some guidelines on how to reach Patong

Thailand is the country where people live vivacious and splendid life, and even tourists come here to relax and have a lavish holiday. One of the common places of interest is Patong which is located to the west coast of Phuket. It is also popularly known as the resort town as many travellers visit the place. Tourists flock around the beaches, cafes, bars and restaurants throughout the day and the town is widely known for its extravagant nightlife, street cabarets and massage parlours. The fastest way to reach Patong is by taking a bus or any local transport from Phuket. Visitors coming from India can board flights from Phuket and from Phuket go for some roadway transport to the beach.

By Air

By Air:  How To Reach Patong
Photograph by Phuket Maps

Patong is 35 km away from Phuket International Airport. There are many road means of transport available outside the Airport such as Limousine, taxis and minibuses on rent. There is even Airbus available from the Airport Bus Terminal. It takes about 40-45 minutes to reach Patong from the Airport. The common route of the buses is along the Pattaya beach via Bangla road and heading straight to the hills. Tourists with a budget can go for self-driven cars rather than chauffeur driven taxis.

By Bus

By Bus:  How To Reach Patong
Photograph by Phuket 101

Tourists from India can go for flights till Phuket from any cities like Mumbai, Delhi, and Bangalore etc. and from the airport one can board regular private buses travelling to Patong beach. The journey will not take more than 45 minutes to reach the beach depending upon the traffic, and is quite pocket-friendly. There is a new system of shuttle buses introduced at the Phuket Airport which directly takes tourists from the airport to Patong town. The journey from the airport would take about 90 minutes. Phuket airport offers minibuses too. There are ample amount of regular buses available to the tourists connecting Phuket to Patong every half an hour.

Getting Around

Getting Around:  How To Reach Patong
Photograph by The Phuket News

Tourists can easily reach Patong from the Phuket Airport by bus, limousine, taxis and minibuses. People who want to roam around the town and beach can go walking as it offers amazing scenic beauty and wide roads to walk over them. However, there are multiple options to travel within the town. Mostly tourists can go for rental motorbikes and taxis to wander around Patong. But it might cost the visitors more than public transport. The most common types of taxi available in Patong are songthaew style minivans and sedan style taxis. There are also plenty of Tuktuks available for travelling around the town.

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