From Europe to Khao Lak:
Numerous airlines fly via Bangkok, the metropolises of the Arabian Peninsula or Asia to Phuket in the south of Thailand. Thai Airways also flies directly to Phuket with a stop in Bangkok.
Our most used flight ticket search engines are:
www.skyscanner.net , www.momondo.com , www.kayak.com
In the International Airport Phuket there are exchange offices of the banks in the arrival hall and outside, where cash and travelers checks are exchanged at official rates and credit cards from Visa and Mastercard are honored.
Some guests have found that exchange rates in Khao Lak are better than at the airport.
After Khao Lak (80 km, 75 min.) You can buy a coupon in the arrival hall at the counter "Airport Limousine" (1800 baht for max. 3 people). If there is a large crowd, it can take some time for a free taxi to arrive. Unfortunately, some of these taxi drivers cannot fail to link their passengers. Unloading guests to the wrong resort without a fixed booking is nothing special. But that they suddenly charge a surcharge of 200 baht from guests who want to go to Bang Niang Beach and simply drop them up on the main street if they don't pay is a cheek.
Anyone who lets themselves be patted by a "black" taxi driver (outlaw taxi driver) in the arrival hall must expect that the driver does not have a taxi driver's license, the vehicle has no first-class insurance and has not seen an inspection for 5 years.
The resorts in Khao Lak make the transfer to the resort for booked guests for 1200 to 3000 baht
The Internet Booking Service Khao Lak
The well-known Internt Booking Service based in Khao Lak can arrange a transfer by minibus or car for 1700 Baht (1 or 2 pers.), Min. 3 people for 2000 Baht, night surcharge 500 Baht.
Driver Khun Chananya or her daughter Beauty are waiting outside in front of one of the 2 exits of the arrival hall with a sign with the name of the guests. You pay them after a 75-minute drive at the resort.
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The cheap alternative:
Take the Orange Bus or the Airport Bus Express for 50 baht towards Phuket, but get off at the first stop on the 4-lane highway and cross the street. At a public bus stop heading north, wave a passing bus towards Ranong (no.430), Surat Thani (no.465) or Takua Pa (no.436) and ride for about 150 baht to Khao Lak (total time 2 - 2.5 hours).
[The Airport Bus Express makes its first stop on the highway in Muang Mai, right after it turns off the airport road onto the 4-lane highway. With the Orange Bus, Pranang Srang Temple is the first stop on the highway.