Phuket is a big island with lots of beaches. There is no doubt that Patong Beach is the most developed beach for tourist facilities, nightlife, and hotels. The bus is the alternative that is most cost-effective, but relatively secure and effective. The bus leaves every hour from Phuket Airport.Taking a taxi is another choice. The main benefit of getting a taxi is that fare is not charged per head/person. This makes traveling from Phuket Airport, a nice, more pleasant choice if you're traveling in a group of 3 or 4.