Phuket begins a ‘smart bus’ airport service to 50 vacationer locations

If you’re travelling to Phuket, a bus service that has simply been launched could also be very helpful. The new ‘smart bus’ service on the gorgeous Thai island presents transport from Phuket International Airport to 50 widespread vacationer locations alongside the seaside street.

Patong Beach, Phuket Island, Thailand. Image: John_Walker/Getty Images/iStockphoto

The new “blue route” will run from the airport to the south of the island at Rawai Beach. The 56km bus journey will absorb locations like Surin Beach, Kamala Beach, Patong Beach, Karon Beach and Kata Beach alongside the best way. “Phuket is a world tourism destination drawing a large number of travellers, but still lacks proper public transportation,” Watchara Jaruariyanon from Phuket City Development stated on the launch of the service. “To travel from the airport to Phuket town or to the beaches takes about one or two hours because of the traffic jams, which affects the tourism situation in Phuket. The smart bus is part of the longer-term solution for this. We only use brand new buses from Mercedes because we trust the quality of the engines and braking systems and [they] provide more space for luggage.”

Phuket begins a ‘smart bus’ service providing transport from airport to 50 widespread vacationer locations. Image: aphotostory/Shutterstock

There can be 32 rounds of service operating from 6am to 8pm day by day and the estimated travel time for every journey is 2 to 3 hours. The new buses’ options embrace a security management room, GPS, CCTV cameras, Wi-Fi, a USB port at every seat and a carry for disabled passengers. Fares vary from Bt50 (US$1.60) by means of to Bt170 (US$5.43) and might be paid by means of Visa or Rabbit x Phuket Smartcard.

The seaside street at Patong Beach in Phuket, Thailand. Image: Gabe Torney/ManDood

This Rabbit x Phuket Smartcard might be purchased on board with a beginning worth of Bt300 (US$9.58). The cash within the card may pay for different services and products with promotions and particular reductions at varied shops throughout Phuket.

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