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Cheapest way to travel to Patong from Karon

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plymouth devon
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Cheapest way to travel to Patong from Karon

We have booked to stay at the Andanam seaview hotel in Karon but will probably want to go to Patong in the evening for nights out. Does anyone know if this hotel offers a shuttle bus service to Patong or do we have to throw ourselves at the mercy of the Tuk Tuk drivers as I've seen on various forums that the Tuk tuks are very expensive ?

Thanks in advance Neil

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1. Re: Cheapest way to travel to Patong from Karon

Hi Neil

Can't help with if your hotel does shuttles into patong but a taxi/tuk tuk would cost around 4-500 bhat each way which will mount up if you go into patong every night!!

There are still some good bars and restaurants in Karon and nearby Kata you can use too, but not as lively night life as you get in Patong

Have a great holiday

Mossy :-)

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3. Re: Cheapest way to travel to Patong from Karon

I would think walking would be the cheapest way.... But that would take an hour or so.

Edited: 29 May 2013, 17:49
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4. Re: Cheapest way to travel to Patong from Karon

More like 2 hours.

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5. Re: Cheapest way to travel to Patong from Karon

You could also swim. Just have someone waiting for you at the other end with a towel.

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6. Re: Cheapest way to travel to Patong from Karon

Depends what time of year Princey...not safe to swim in monsoon season :-\

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7. Re: Cheapest way to travel to Patong from Karon

Wouldn't it be awesome if there was a cable car ride? :) think about the view!

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8. Re: Cheapest way to travel to Patong from Karon

Not many sensible replies, except Mossy. Bottom line is you will be at the mercy of the Tuk Tuks

Sadly little will change in this regard especially whilst the Mayor of Phuket's son is the president of the Taxi association which also operates a lot of the Tuk Tuks

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9. Re: Cheapest way to travel to Patong from Karon

Just a thought: Why not stay in Patong if you want to go there for nights out anyway? There are lots of quiet places to stay within walking distance of the night life. That way you don't have to worry about the Tuk-Tuk's and the taxis. Which is your only option if you don't want to rent a moped or a car. Or take the Song Thaew to Phuket Town and then to Patong.

Edited: 31 May 2013, 10:17
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10. Re: Cheapest way to travel to Patong from Karon

Andaman seaview does not have a shuttle, however the blue local songthau buses run regular outside on the main road. Dead cheap , just hail and pay about 30-40 baht to Patong