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Surin Beach to Khao Lak

Posted by sandinelau on 8/3/2008 at 20:54

What is the best way to get to Khao Lak from Surin Beach? Does anyone know how long a taxi ride would be and that the approx cost would be? Is it best to book a transfer through my hotel? Quoted 3500 TBH

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Posted by cybervlad on 3/4/2008 at 22:53

In Nov 2005 I get taxi for 1200 TBH from airport of Phuket to Khao Lak (NangThon beach).
Distance is about 80 km.
As far as I remember Surin beach not far from airport?

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Posted by tezza on 4/4/2008 at 18:15

I went thru Phuket airport in February and called in to the limo counter for some current prices:
Limos - Patong 550baht, Kata Karon Cape Panwa 650, Kamala 500, Surin 450, Phuket Town 400, Khao Lak 1500, Krabi (Ao Nang) 2500.
Minibus - Patong 150, Kata Karon 180, Phuket Town 100.
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Okay, combine Surin and Khao Lak and you get 1950 for a limo (these are late model Camrys etc, not Mercs or Beemers), so if you ring that limo number they should be able to do it for that.
But I also got my Lak accomm Poseidon to pick me up from the airport for 1200, which suggests you should be able to cut a deal with someone for say 1600. I'd start with the car guys who hang around outside the various hotels and on the beach street.
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