How to get around in Phuket ?
Taximeters like the one you see everywhere in Bangkok are very rare in Phuket, particularly near the beaches. But there are small vans generally red Daitsu practicing unusually high prices compared to zeverywhere else in Thailand. If you are numerous, it a little more acceptable since the fare does not depend on the number of passengers. There is a rates list depending on the destination, so it is difficult to negotiate. All drivers decided to practice these prices. You also have some motorcycle taxis in Phuket with prices that are a little lower.
Fortunately, there is also a local bus network. The buses frequency varies according to the line but is about one bus every half hour. These old blue buses run on three routes: Phuket Town - Patong (1814 prices Route 30 THB), Puket Town - Karon - Kata (8359 -Price road 35 THB), Phuket Town - Bang Tao Surin Beach - Kamala (1812 pass road in front of Terminal 2 of the bus number, the one that serves most of the destinations), Phuket Town - Rawai - Nairan and Phuket - Chalong Beach. In town they all stop at the market and normally (some times they don't) in Terminal 1 (the termnial for local buses and short distances buses).
The pink buses only run in Phuket Town. One line connects the two Phuket Bus Terminals. Single ticket price: 10 THB.
To reach the beaches from Phuket airport, there is a new bus system that is very practical but a little slow in service since 1st March 2018 (see my article on Phuket's Smart Buses)
or minivans cheaper than taxis. Alternatively, the Airport Bus connects Phuket Town (Bus Terminal No. 1) to the airport. You can also use GRAB app (similar to UBER but UBER does not operate in Southestern Asia any more) to order a transportation.