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renting a car from Krabi to get to Phuket for airport

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renting a car from Krabi to get to Phuket for airport

I am assuming its pretty easy to rent a car in Krabi to get to Phuket to get to the airport.

I booked a plane flight from Phuket to Koh Samui on January 11, 2008, with Bangkok air that leaves at 9:30am and I've read it takes 2.5 to 3 hours drive from Krabi to Phuket.

Any advise on faster ways of travel or how early I should be at the airport to check in for my flight.

Thank you anyone and everyone.

Andrea

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1. Re: renting a car from Krabi to get to Phuket for airport

There is a detailed map of the drive - in pdf format that you can download - on this webpage:

phuketdelight.com/Budget_World_Class_Drives.…

About 2-2.5 hours would do it as you don't want to be in a hurry on a road you are not familiar with - and it is a beautiful drive - quite worth taking your time.

About an hour before flight time is good check in for a local flight - but don't forget you will need to turn in your rental car and have them shuttle you to the airport (not far for most rental agencies). Budget and a few majors are right across the street.

Unless you fly - there is no faster way to get there.

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2. Re: renting a car from Krabi to get to Phuket for airport

As you just want to get to the airport to catch a flight another option, which may be just as cheap would be to get a taxi or if there are a few of you a minivan.

Check with your hotel or guesthouse when you arrive as it is easily arranged.

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Happy & safe travels

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3. Re: renting a car from Krabi to get to Phuket for airport

I booked a private car for my friends to do the same trip through www.asiareservations.net who as based in Aonang, and it worked out cheaper than the taxis on the beachfront.

Hiring a car would work out at about the same price after factoring in fuel, and if your flight is at 9:30am, you wouldn't want to risk getting lost!(although its an easy drive)

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4. Re: renting a car from Krabi to get to Phuket for airport

As mentioned above: it is an easy drive and well marked in English and Thai.

The only place where you can get a bit confused is Phang Nga - but not really difficult there and all you would have to do is ask "Phuket?" and people would point the right direction.

I think it is a pleasant drive and well worth doing on your own. Take your time and enjoy it.

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5. Re: renting a car from Krabi to get to Phuket for airport

Hi Andrea.

Why dont you fly direct from Krabi to Ko Samui. Bangkok air have a flight on this day

Cheers

David

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6. Re: renting a car from Krabi to get to Phuket for airport

Thanks David,

I tried to book a flight but they are full!!

Andrea

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