How to get to Yacht Charter Base in Phuket
Our Yacht Charter Base is at Yacht Haven Marina, and it's easy to get to. The Marina, located at the very north end of the Island, is about a 20-minute taxi ride from Phuket Airport. If you're travelling from the popular tourist part of the Island, Kata or Patong Beaches, you'll need to allow an hour or so. Taxis are easy to arrange on Phuket Island, you can ask your hotel to arrange a taxi, use the Grab-Taxi app (like Uber), or you can flag one down on the street. However, if you prefer to have it organised before you leave, your Charter Coordinator can book it for you at the time of your booking.
The safest and quickest way to get to the Island Spirit Base on Phuket is to fly to Phuket International Airport (HKT). The airport is Thailands second busiest after the Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok. There are two terminals; Terminal 1 receives international flights while Terminal 2 receives domestic flights. Flights operate hourly to and from Bangkok, and there are many domestic airlines, including Bangkok Air and Thai Airways. Phuket International Airport receives flights direct from countries worldwide, including Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia, Dubai, India, Japan, Russia, China & many European countries.
By luxury tour-bus
If you prefer to travel by road and come from Bangkok, several tour-bus companies offer "Luxury" bus trips. They are economical as they operate overnight; you leave in the evening and arrive on the Island in the morning. They are pretty comfortable; you'll have an aircraft- like seat, there's a toilet on board and some rest-stops along the way.
Trains, busses and other means.
Thailand is full of adventurous travel options; there are so many ways to get yourself around the place. The train system with its old-fashioned sleeping cabins can be a great option, and then there's bike tours, self-drive options, and so on. One thing to be aware of is that the generic term "to Phuket" can sometimes mean just a location in the South of Thailand, like busses that go to Hatyai, which is 480kms away from Phuket, or the Phun Pin train station. So travelling any other way other than flying to Phuket International airport, then be sure you know exactly where it is you'll end up.
The closest train station to Phuket is Phun Phin station in Surat Thani Province. From Phun Pin station, it is another 5-hour journey by bus to get to Phuket. Train enthusiasts may still find this an attractive option as the Orient Express Bangkok to Singapore takes the same route. The slower overnight trains all offer a separate dining carriage, and the first-class cabins convert to sleeping cabins in the evening.