How to use Phuket Blue Bus (Song Taew)

The Phuket Blue Bus (known as Song Taew) is the oldest and best-known local bus to get from Phuket Town to destinations around Phuket. It often looks more like a wooden truck than a bus as you know it. Those will only take you from Phuket town to a beach or a small set of beaches, but not between beaches. That blue bus leaves roughly every 30 minutes from 6 am to 6 pm, and a ride costs 30 to 50 baht.

Phuket Local Bus

A typical trip from Phuket Town to Patong can last 50 to 60 minutes, but you need to add the idle time waiting for a bus to arrive, plus the frequent traffic jams. On the other hand, it can be a fun experience when the bus is open and open-air, giving you the ‘local feel’.

Location: Central Market, Ranong Road Phuket Town
Hours: 6 am – 6 pm
Price: 30 to 50 baht
Itinerary: Phuket Town to a beach or a set of beaches, and back.

Phuket Bus

Blue Bus Routes

Patong Beach: 30 baht Karon, Kata and Kata Noi: 30 baht Kamala, Surin and Bang Tao: 40-50 baht Rawai, Nai Harn: 35 baht Chalong: 30 baht Phuket Blue Bus Map

The Pink Bus

Phuket Pink Bus The Pink Bus is also a converted truck that circulates only around Phuket town, using four different routes as indicated on the map. The fare is only 5 baht, whatever route you use.

Phuket Pink Bus Map

Phuket Pink Bus Map

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