Welcome to Phuket! If it’s your first time to visit Thailand, choosing Phuket is one great decision you won’t forget. It’s a popular destination in the country that offers gorgeous beaches and breathtaking views. It’s Thailand’s biggest island proud of its amazing dishes, rich culture, warm temperature, and vibrant nightlife.

Phuket will leave you with amazing vacation memories you will always cherish. Plus, getting around Phuket is now simpler and easier. Thanks to more transportation options, you can now book a ride to your preferred destination and move according to your target schedule.

If you’re looking for a guide on how to get around Phuket, here’s a little cheat sheet for you.

  • Phuket Town going to beaches (Karon Beach, Kata Beach, Patong Beach)

Estimated Travel Time: Around 30 – 45 minutes
Mode of Transportation: Land travel via taxi or van

What is a trip to Phuket without a visit to the beach? If there’s one thing you shouldn’t miss from visiting Thailand, it’s catching a glimpse of the clear, blue, cold ocean! Phuket has many beaches, and some of the crowd’s favorites are Karon Beach, Kata Beach, and Patong Beach. Of course, traveling to these beaches should be part of your itinerary.

Here are our recommendations:

  • For large groups: Opt to travel to the beaches with a van as your mode of transportation. A van can fit up to eight people comfortably. It would be better to travel together so that you don’t risk getting separated from each other. Traveling to a majestic sight is also an experience you should have as a group.
  • For those switching hotels: If you’re staying in a hotel near the beach, then hiring a private taxi is your best option. A taxi would have enough room for your luggage, and you won’t have to worry about carrying your bags while going to your next destination.

Must-visit places:

  • In Phuket Town: Visit the Phuket Trickeye Museum. There are optical illusion artworks where you can take amazing photos for souvenirs.
  • In Patong Beach Area: Check out the Simon Cabaret Show. It is Thailand’s famous ladyboy show that will leave you mesmerized for a good 60 minutes.
  • Rassada Pier Phuket to Phi Phi Islands

Estimated Travel Time: Around two hours
Mode of Transportation: Sea travel via a ferry ride

Phi Phi Islands is a group of islands in Thailand that is famous for its fine sandy beaches. If you want to drop by this island, taking a ferry from the Rassada Pier is the best option. There are two drop-off options for this ride: Tonsai Pier or Laemtong Pier, and there are also two departure schedules you can choose from: morning or afternoon.

The best thing about this travel option is experiencing the beauty of the Andaman sea in front of you. Moreover, this ferry ride offers a transfer service from the pier up to your hotel in Phi Phi Island, so all you need to do is relax and enjoy the view.

  • Rassada Pier or Ao Po Pier Phuket to more beaches (Ko Ngai, Koh Kradan, Koh Lipe, Ko Muk)

Estimated Travel Time: Around three to five hours (depending on which pier you’re coming from)
Mode of Transportation: Sea travel via a ferry ride

If you prefer a majestic beach without much crowd, visiting the islands on the coast of Phuket would be a great escape. In this journey, you’d get to taste the life province in Krabi and Trang. Rural life plus the beautiful sea makes up a perfect and peaceful relaxation. Like the trip to Phi Phi Islands, on a ferry ride, you can choose what schedule you want to depart.


There are so many beautiful sights and amazing places to explore in Phuket, and you also have many options on how you want to travel around the province. When setting an itinerary, always find your best travel option and consider the travel time in your schedule. That way, you get to enjoy every minute of your stay.

If you’re still looking for accommodation in Phuket with an enchanting ocean view and panoramic sight of the mountain, consider staying with us. The Yama Hotel Phuket is a contemporary 4-star hotel on Patak Road, Karon, Muang, Phuket, that will let you embrace Phuket’s beauty in a romantic and charming setting. We also offer free shuttle service from our hotel to Kata Beach. Contact us today!