The cheapest option is minibus (a 12-seater van). The minibus will drop you off at your hotel but you will be sharing it with other travellers so they may be dropped off before you.


  • 100THB for Patong Beach

  • 200THB for Kata or Karon

Metered Taxi

Once you are out of the airport, you can find any taxi driver and tell them where you want to go and they should be ready to use their meter. You will have to pay a 100THB airport fee as well.

Limousine Taxi

If you are with a group of friends, you can split the cost of a private taxi from any of the stands right outside the airport. This will drop you off directly at your airport. This is what we opted for because it felt more convenient and the cost was not that much more than a minibus when we split the fees.


  • 1000THB for Patong Beach

  • 1000THB for Kata or Karon

Always make sure to keep your receipts for everything!

Life is like a taxi. The meter just keeps a ticking whether you are getting somewhere or just standing still.
— Lou Erickson