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Best airport transfer

Devon
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Best airport transfer

Hi there

I have looked at the FAQ but would appreciate some personal recent experiences if possible.

We are a family group of eleven people needing to get from Phuket airport to the Andaman Seaview Hotel Karon Beach. Any advice on the best way to do this? I have emailed the hotel and waiting for a reply from them. Would we be better to pre-book two mini-buses? (We are using Bangkok Shuttle for our Bangkok hotel) Or should we just get four taxis from the airport?

Any advice/guidance gratefully received.

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Bastar, India
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1. Re: Best airport transfer

1 minivan is enough since they're 15 seater. You can get one at airport 150 baht each. Maybe if you rent it in advance it'll be cheaper. Taxies there are ripoff

Poulton Le Fylde...
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2. Re: Best airport transfer

One min-van for 11 pax and their luggage?

Kenmare, Ireland
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3. Re: Best airport transfer

Vast majority of mini vans are 9-10 seaters.

plus you need space for luggage.

2 mini vans will be needed

Devon
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4. Re: Best airport transfer

Yes I was thinking we need two. Any recommends for reliable companies that offer this?

Bastar, India
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5. Re: Best airport transfer

Yes without problem. All these minivans have 15 seats + driver.

Here is scheme

https://imgur.com/a/8dDXoTD

Poulton Le Fylde...
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6. Re: Best airport transfer

Great pic. How do you fit 11 pax and luggage into that "without problem"?

Kenmare, Ireland
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7. Re: Best airport transfer

and to follow arandora's post - a stock image of a 15 seater bus does not mean that a mini van in Phuket carries 15 people. - it carries 9

There may well be 15 seater buses available - but i have not encountered ones that are available for priv hire

OP - here is a company i have used once. Half decent service but they were 15 mins late.

- https://www.airporttransferphuket.com/…

also note the lack of a 15 seater option

Edited: 5:08 pm, June 08, 2018
Southern...
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8. Re: Best airport transfer

Have a look at Phuket Shuttle.

Geyzing, India
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9. Re: Best airport transfer

You can get lot of mini van (10 people)in Phuket airport.i is easily abailable.

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