OverviewTo get from Phuket Interantional Airport to your destination, you can rent a car, take a limo or taxi. The Transportation Service Counter, located in the Arrivals hall, issues bus timetables, & advises on minibus or microbus hires. Limousine tickets are sold at the Limousine counter in the Arrivals Hall. Trustworthy chauffeured services can be reserved by visiting avis.com, hertz.com or hellophuket.net.
Public transportation is available on level 1 outside Arrivals hall (turn left), and on level 2 next to Burger King - outside Departure Hall (at left). In Phuket city you can catch the busses at the Bus Terminal (tel. 087-232371).
The public Airport Bus can be picket up at the Departure Terminal - it is economical, safe & air-conditioned. It makes three stops at the first level outside the Arrivals Hall (turn left after exiting), on level 2 next to Burger King restaurant (outside Departures Hall turn left) and ends the route at Phuket Bus Terminal. If you are heading to Patong, Kata or Karon Beach, use this bus and get off at Surakul Stadium - cross street to opposite side and catch local bus, which costs you about 25-30 Baht.
NOTE: Currently, Transportation information is conflicting - some sites maintain that there is no public transport available. Other sites complain about ongoing crime and overpricing.