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Renting a car with driver in Phuket (minivans and taxis for a day)

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Phuket drivers: renting a minivan for a day in Phuket

Renting a car with a private driver or a minivan for a day in Phuket is a great way to discover the island without stressing out about directions, parking and even driving safety. Besides, the drivers are very knowledgeable and always try their best to accommodate your schedule and requests. They will plan the best route to cover your ‘Must-See in Phuket‘ list if you have one, or they will discuss with you to suggest a plan based on their long experience of the island and past customers.

The list below is based on dozens of positive feedback from our readers. The list is not extensive and will grow as we find more reliable drivers. We are not sponsored, paid in full for any trip we had, and do this to help you. Please contact us on our Facebook if you wish to suggest a driver or report a bad experience. We know they do their best, but everyone is different and small hiccups can happen, just like anywhere in the world.

How much does a day cost?

To help you compare the cost of each driver, we suggested then a typical full-day tour of 8 hours: Departure Patong Beach, Big Buddha, Wat Chalong, Phuket Town, Rawai beach, Promthep Cape, Nai Harn beach, Karon Viewpoint, Kata and Karon Beach.

Recommended Drivers

In this section are drivers we personally use for our transfers and readers. They have great feedback and speak excellent English. They can help you plan a perfect day out and make recommendations, including restaurants.

John Welcome

Phuket 101 have been using John’s services on many occasions with great satisfaction. He is always perfectly on time and responds to messages quickly, which is real peace of mind. He often picked us up from Phuket Airport if we had to fly out, to the pier when catching a ferry, or to take us around. John speaks good English, and his knowledge of Phuket island is impressive; and he will be happy to help you plan the perfect day, including the best place to try the best local food.
Airport transfers prices for the whole van:
Patong 700 baht, Karon or Kata Beach 800 baht, Kamala Beach 700 baht, Rawai Beach 900 baht
Half-Day and Full-Day Prices: 6 hrs: 1,600 baht, 8 hrs: 1,800 baht
(note that the price can vary a little if your hotel is in the north of Phuket)
Minivan capacity: 12 persons
Contact via Facebook:
Phone: 080 534 9982
WhatsApp +66805349982

Akim Phuket

We highly recommend Akim and his wife, Susan. They are fluent in both English and Thai and know the island very well. They can even organise tours and day trips to islands nearby if you need, making it stress-free to plan your exploration day. Akim can also help with trips to further destinations: Phang Nga, Khaolak, Krabi, Koh Samui, Koh Lanta, Surrathani etc.

Price: 6 hours: 1,700 baht, 8 hours: 2,100 baht
Patong to Airport 1-4 pax: 700 baht, 5-8 pax: 800-1,000 baht
Kata to Airport 1-4 pax: 800 baht, 5-8 pax: 1,000 baht
Bang Tao to Airport 1-4 pax: 600 baht, 5-8 pax: 800 baht
English: good
Minivan capacity: 10 passengers
Contact via Facebook:
Phone: 061 618 9899
WhatsApp +66616189899

Eka Roodthoop (Eka)

Eka Roodthoop (Eka)

Eka is a friendly and knowledgeable driver who speaks perfect English. He can show you around the island and help you plan your Phuket exploration day.
Minivan capacity: 10 passengers
Prices: 6 hours:
1800 baht, 8 hours: 2500 baht
Airport Transfers Prices:
Airport to Patong
800 baht
Airport to Kata: 1000 baht
Airport to Bang Tao: 700 baht
Phone: 086 683 0192
WhatsApp +66866830192

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Adam Phuket Tours

Adam Phuket Tour

Airport Transfers Prices:
Airport to Patong
800 baht
Airport to Kata and Karon: 1000 baht
Private City Tour: 6-8 hrs 1,800 baht, 8-10 hrs 2,000 baht
Phone: 095 349 5469
WhatsApp: +66953495469

Nicky Rueangrud

Price: Full day: 2,800 Baht

Koy Patong

Price: Airport to Patong Beach: 800 baht, Kata and Karon: 900 baht, City tour 6 hours: 1,600 baht, 10 hours: 2,300 baht
Whatsapp +66911537075

If you wish to suggest or report a driver, don’t hesitate to contact us on our Facebook.

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Born in France a long long time ago, I started to travel the world early and never stopped until I settled in Thailand in 1994. Then for the past 27 years, my passion for photography and my natural curiosity has taken me to every corner of Thailand, jumping frequently between Bangkok and Phuket and basically everywhere I could go. I run and manage large international online travel guides.