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Karon to Pattong taxi/tuk tuk

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Karon to Pattong taxi/tuk tuk

Hi, can anyone tell me how much in Thai baht a taxi or tuk tuk would cost from Karon to pattong at night time? Ideally we want to stay in Karon but will end up going to Pattong most evenings so I will need to factor that in before booking accommodation.

Thanks in advance,

Mark

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1. Re: Karon to Pattong taxi/tuk tuk

hi Mark

During the day it costs around 400 baht 1 way.

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2. Re: Karon to Pattong taxi/tuk tuk

There was another thread very recently about this. Probably be some useful information for you on there as well.

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3. Re: Karon to Pattong taxi/tuk tuk

I got one for 300Bt each way last time. However they may have revised their fares up. At night it may cost more.

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4. Re: Karon to Pattong taxi/tuk tuk

Sorry to hijack this thread.

I have never been to Phuket.

May I know is it possible to walk from Karon to Patong during daylight and how long will it take?

If it is a 15min walk, it will be a shock to me that a transport can charge THB400 for it.

Thanks.

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5. Re: Karon to Pattong taxi/tuk tuk

Depending where abouts you want to go exactly it's about 8km. I would not to walk, especially in the Thai sun, however it's doable if you've got nothing better to do for 90 minutes. Personally I'd take a tuk yuk.

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6. Re: Karon to Pattong taxi/tuk tuk

Thanks.

So even the tuk tuk will to cost THB400 same as taxi?

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7. Re: Karon to Pattong taxi/tuk tuk

In my experience yes. There's fixed fares that have been agreed by the "taxi mafia". Your driver will often have a laminated card with set prices to / from each place. The tuk tuk's in Phuket that I've seen are not the same motorbike style tuk tuks as bangkok, instead they are the small van type.

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Edited: 02 September 2013, 15:00
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8. Re: Karon to Pattong taxi/tuk tuk

Sigh. This is daylight robbery.

In that case, I might as well stay at Patong though Karon is my preferred choice.

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9. Re: Karon to Pattong taxi/tuk tuk

Agree with Ring0, the price is 400 B in day time, incase you go back in late evening I have hard to find a tuk tuk/taxi to drive me back for less then 500 B.

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10. Re: Karon to Pattong taxi/tuk tuk

Also the cost is the same for a tuk tuk or taxi. Whilst some people may find tuk tuks a novel experience they are not geared for safety.