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Best way Khao Lak or PhangNga to Ao Nang? Taxi, bus help ..?

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Best way Khao Lak or PhangNga to Ao Nang? Taxi, bus help ..?

Hi

We will get back from a liveaboard on Similan's on a Sunday about 5pm in March. Does anyway know times, distances, best route, best method of transport to get from Khao Lak to Ao Nang that evening? Probably take off from Khao Lak around 6pm or so.

Or would it be better to just go as far as Phang Nga bay and stop O/N there then continue early morning from PN Bay to Ao Nang? We want to be in Ao Nang on the Monday morning at the latest (will be sailing around PN Bay later in trip with Captn Mark from Phuket Sail Tours later in the trip so it would just be O/N if we stopped there). Just unsure how long the trip takes, how much it should cost via hired taxi or public bus etc. Help with buses in general would be great too.

Last qstn - if you hire a taxi to drive you one way are you expected to pay the return journey as well or is that factored into cost they quote you? Does anyone know what a reasonable cost would be from KL and/or PN Bay to ANang?

Thanx heaps in advance...

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1. Re: Best way Khao Lak or PhangNga to Ao Nang? Taxi, bus help ..?

Hi

We got the 10 seater bus to Ao Nang from Khaolak and it was 450B each. However seeing as you are in a rush and wont be able to start the trip until 6pm you would be better to get a private driver but this is around 2500- 3000B. This is for the car not per person and you dont have to pay them to return to Ao Nang.

The trip took 3hrs by mini bus but this included picking up others at hotels and a change of bus about half hr from Ao Nang and drop off at our hotel.

Before you go to Similans you may be able to organise your trip to Ao Nang so they pick you up from the jetty. Have fun! We did 2 dives in the Similans and it was awesome!

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2. Re: Best way Khao Lak or PhangNga to Ao Nang? Taxi, bus help ..?

Hi PeaceAndLight

This is really terrific info - there will be either 4 or 6 of us so either way it may prove just as easy to hire a taxi for 4 (will only have 1 backpack each with us) OR a mini van with driver.

At least I know the prices and that I have options.

THANKS AGAIN! :)

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