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How much can taxis and tuk-tuks in Phuket charge?

Have you ever wondered just exactly how much taxis and tuk-tuks are allowed to charge in Phuket? Read on for the full list of government-set fares laid down by law for Phuket.

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By The Phuket News

Friday 24 June 2016, 03:03PM


QUESTION

I saw the news this week that officials will review the maximum fares that taxis and tuk-tuks can charge across Phuket after the Facebook video posted by Jack Brown, which I think everyone saw. (See story here.)

I think it's great that the government is willing to respond so quickly to this, but as Jack Brown pointed out - he had no idea what the government-set fares are. (See story here.) The Phuket Governor (Chamroen Tipayapongtada) held up what he said were the stndard fares set in 2013, but where can I see these set fares? Are they public?

The Governor did say that all tuk-tuk drivers had to publicly display their fares so tourists (and any other passengers) know what they are. So where are they?

– Tilde, Chalong.

 

ANSWER

Following reviews taxi and tuk-tuk fares across Phuket, the government announced a new full list of maximum fares that public transport vehicles registered to carry no more four passengers are allowed to charge in Phuket.

These fares were announced on December 25, 2012 and came into effect on January 1, 2013.

At this time, the government also launched the Taxi Complaint Hotline: 1584.

These fares are still in effect today (June 23). Any changes to these will be announced publicly.

Sommai Sutkhao, Director, Phuket Land Transportation Office.


To download high-resolution images of the set fares for each area, click the following links:

Set fares official notice, click here.

From Patong, click here.

From Karon, click here.

From Kata Beach, click here.

From Phuket Town, click here.

From Phuket Airport, click here.

From Rawai, click here.

From Cherng Talay, click here.

From Kamala, click here.

From Nai Yang, click here.

From Mai Khao, click here.

From Layan Beach, click here.

Form Koh Sirae, click here.

From Ao Por, click here.

From Bang Rong (Pa Khlok), click here.


 

 

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Kurt | 25 June 2016 - 15:50:34

Again, all that thai paper waving, and the governor.. 'said'.
As always, on paper it looks fine, but reality?

Why are many tuk tuks not display the fares, as the governor said they do.
Why is there no check/enforcement since 2013?

That officials said they will review the fares means nothing at all.
Just talks, as it always is until now.
After such a press conference, they have a ...

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