Getting from Pakbara to Khao Lak

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Oct 7th, 2006, 11:55 AM
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Getting from Pakbara to Khao Lak

what is the quickest way to get to Khao Lak from PakBara. We cant find any flights from Hat Yai to Phuket other than via Bangkok. Is there only buses or can we take a ferry to Phuket across the Ao Phang Nga bay and then bus up from there.

Any recommendations for hotels/accomodation in Khao Lak wanting to spend less than 1600 THB/night.

How do we organise transport to Phuket the next day from Khao Lak? How much should we expect to pay?

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Oct 7th, 2006, 07:00 PM
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I'm not sure where Pakbara is, but can answer some of your other questions.

There are frequent buses to Phuket from Hat Yai - though probably better to take a bus up to Surat Thani and then a bus to Phuket - for the best connections.

Khao Lak to Phuket - just stand out on the main road - there is a couple bus stops - stand on the east side of the road and the Takuapa to Phuket bus will stop there. I have no idea how much it might cost - but probably in the area of B50 or less.

Lots of inexpensive places in Khao Lak at: http://khaolaklovers.com/hotels.htm

and lots of info about Khao Lak restaurants, things to do, etc - at:

http://khaolaklovers.com/

My apologies - I certianly did that wrong some how!

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Oct 7th, 2006, 07:11 PM
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Actually it is fine - just looked very different in "Preview" mode.
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Oct 9th, 2006, 07:21 AM
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You could go first to HatYai then take a minibus or AC coach to Phuket.
To go by ferry you need to get first to Krabi town then take the ferry to PP then another ferry to Phuket, but that will be slower than the bus.
To get to Krabi from Pakbara you can go via HatYai or Pakbara - Trang - Krabi.
You may be able to get transport (minibus or taxi charter direct to either Krabi or Phuket from Pakbara (I haven't been there for a couple of years now, so I'm not sure if there have been some changes)
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