Transportation in Phuket Renting Cars and Drivers
One of the best ways to see Phuket’s charms is by car. There are scenic roads galore, especially along the island’s West Coast, and sea worlds to explore. It’s fun, easy and relatively inexpensive. You have several options for your transportation.
Renting a Car in Phuket
Renting a car can be a cost-effective option. You don’t want to miss the Krabi Province limestone mountains or the secluded beaches of Phang Nga. If you rent from a reputable car hire firm, then your safety and comfort are guaranteed. No-hassle rental cars are available from Phuket International Airport, and are highly recommended.
Finding A Driver in Phuket
If you don’t want to rent a car, you can get around by taxi, known as a ‘Tuk Tuk’ or by finding a local driver to act as chauffeur. The ‘Tuk Tuk’ option is fun but you may have to haggle on price. Many people prefer to hire a driver, one who is recommended in advance, either via a travel agency, hotel concierge, local, or friend. You want to be sure they speak reasonable English, has a car in tip-top condition, and is always on time. Important, too is that the fees are reasonable and that they have a good grasp of roads and attractions. Often they will provide transportation to airports and top sites like the Kok Chang Elephant Safari, FantaSea and other fun spots. Numerous reports say “it’s a much nicer feeling knowing that you have a driver you can contact and rely on, rather than waiting for the services of a random tuk tuk guy”.
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