Tuk Tuk / Taxi Service Rates From Patong Beach (Phuket)

Monday, May 2, 2016


A fixed rate tuk tuk and taxi service operates in Patong from outside the Jungceylon Shopping Mall - Bangla Road side, and covers local as well as nearby outside destinations. The interesting thing is that this service costs the same for tuk tuk and taxi with each vehicle carrying a maximum of four passengers. The tuk tuk operating from here is designed more like a Baht Bus, only smaller. Red in color, it can carry 6 to 8 passengers and hence operating it on a shared basis is also an option for the drivers. One can find these red tuk tuks in many areas in Patong including Beach Road. But there is a concern here, since the rates are the same for a tuk tuk or a taxi, is it at the option of the passenger to choose between the two types of vehicles? I could not get a clear answer from the guy at the counter due to the language problem. He said "both taxi and tuk tuk", that's all. Yes, there is a small counter in the compound of Jungceylon where usually one guy is standing with the rate card. The rate for going somewhere within Patong (referred to by them as "Patong Area") is 200 THB for 4 persons max, with some exceptions for which they will charge 300 THB. A single person taking a full charter will pay the same price. Maybe expensive but in a way it is a good service because it provides a reference point for bargaining with a freelance taxi driver in Patong or elsewhere in Phuket. Keep reading for full list of rates...

Red Tuk Tuk in Patong Phuket

Tuk Tuk / Taxi Service Fares in Patong (Phuket)

Destination & Price (Thai Baht One way / Return as on March 2016)

1. Phuket Airport: 1000 / 1900

2. Boat Lagoon: 600 / 1100

3. Bang Pae Waterfall: 700 / 1300

4. Blue Canyon: 800 / 1500

5. Bang Tao Beach: 700 / 1300

6. Centara Karon Village: 400 / 800

7. Chalong Bay: 600 / 1000

8. Cape Panwa: 700 / 1300

9. J. W. Marriott: 1200 / 2000

10. Kathu: 400 / 800

11. Karon Beach: 400 / 800

12. Kata Beach: 500 / 900

13. Kata Noi Beach: 500 / 900

14. Kamala Beach: 500 / 900

15. Kamala (Parisa): 700 / 1200

16. Lotus / Big C / Central Festival: 500 / 900

17. Laem Sing Beach: 500 / 900

18. Laguna Beach: 700 / 1300

19. Layan Beach: 800 / 1500

20. Le Meridien: 300 / 600

21. Naiton Beach: 1000 / 1800

22. Nai Yang Beach: 900 / 1700

23. Nai Harn Beach: 700 / 1300

24. Novotel Panwa Beach: 600 / 1100

25. Phuket Town: 600 / 1100

26. Promthep Cape: 700 / 1300

27. Phuket Zoo: 500 / 900

28. Phuket Port: 700 / 1300

29. Phuket Signseeing Tour: 1800

30. Rassada Pier: 600 / 1100

31. Rawai Beach: 700 / 1300

32. Sire Island: 700 / 1300

33. Surin Beach: 600 / 1100

34. Talang: 700 / 1300

35. Tavorn Beach Village: 400 / 800

36. View Point: 500 / 900

37. Wat Chalong: 600 / 1100

38. Yacht Haven: 1000 / 1800

39. Merlin Beach: 300 / 600

40. Ao Pore: 1000 / 1800

41. Adamas: 900 / 1700

42. Karon Orchid: 400 / 800

43. Laguna Village: 700 / 1300

44. New Bus Station: 600 / 1100

What Is Not Mentioned

The return fares indicated here do not mention the waiting time allowed at a destination, or how long a driver will be willing to wait there for the return trip. This needs to be clarified before you hop onto a vehicle. Another factor is the seasonal variation. These prices were being quoted in the month of March, which was very much a busy tourist season. Between July and early October, these prices may be negotiable to some extent.





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