How to travel to Khao Lak?
From Phuket Airport to Khao Lak:
Travel to Khao Lak from Abroad. Many airlines fly to Phuket via Bangkok. Thai Airways has one direct flight from Europe with a stop in Bangkok.
Malaysia Air flies via Kuala Lumpur, once in a while for acceptable rates.
Direct flights from Europe are available in the season by various charter companies.

In the arrival hall of International Airport Phuket there are money change counters by several banks. At official rates they change cash and travellers' cheques and accept credit cards by Visa and Mastercard.

From the airport an orange bus for airport staff drives every hour for 80 Baht to the old bus terminal in Phuket City (not in the afternoon).
For Khao Lak (80 km, 75 min.) the only direct transfer is by taxi. In the arrival hall there is a counter labeled "Airport Limousine" where coupons are sold (1800 Baht for 1 to 3 persons). When there is high demand it may take some time before a limousine is available.
Most resorts in Khao Lak offer a transfer service for booked guests for 1200 to 3000 Baht.

By private taxi to Khao Lak:

On request the Internet Booking Service Khao Lak arranges a transfer by minibus or taxi for 1600 Baht for 1 to 2 persons, by minibus for 2000 Baht for 3 persons or more. Night pick-up surcharge from 20.00 to 6.00 hours is 500 Baht.
The driver Mr. Gaeng or Miss Chananya waits outside the arrival hall at one of the 2 exit gates with a signboard showing the name of the guest. Payment is due upon arrival at the resort. If you did not book the hotel with Dagmar from Internet Booking Service Khao Lak, you may still book the transfer, but payment is due in advance to our Paypal account.
The transfer back to the airport you arrange directly with the taxi driver who will be happy to pick you up 3 1/2 hours before the departure of your airplane. Just give him or her a note with the departure details.

Please send your transfer request to Amy Minne at:       khaolaktransfer(at)

The cheaper alternative: Take the Thai Airways minibus towards Phuket City for 80 Baht, but alight at the 4-lane highway, app. 25 km before Phuket, at any stop of public busses (a sala beside the road). Cross the road and take any bus towards the north to Ranong (No.430 or 765), Surat Thani (No.465) or Takua Pa (No.436). The fare is about 100 Baht to Khao Lak, it takes about 2 to 2.5 hours.

We (Richard, Dagmar and Kati) can help you book your holiday bungalow in Khao Lak.
We give personal, individual and competent advice on the spot !

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