Takua Pa is a town on the Northern Andaman Coast of Phang Nga Province. It is the administrative headquarters of the province's Takua Pa District.
Regular buses from the provincial capital, Phang Nga, throughout the day. ~1 hour, 70 baht. Also, buses en route Chumphon/Surat Thani/Bangkok-Phuket pass through Takua Pa hourly during the day. Buses from Phuket Town number one bus station come in regularly for B100, and stop at the bus station at the northern end of town.
There are tuk tuks here which will charge a reasonable price to go to where you want. Negotiate the price with the driver first.
Extra Hotel, 46 Senarath Rd (~500 metres south of the bus station, over the bridge, 50 baht via tuk tuk. Behind the Esso gas station. Looks like you're going to a truck stop then, BAM, there's a hotel.), ☎ +66 76 421 026. Well-known in town. Typical Thai mid-range hotel, just a little worn. Minimal English. As at March 2014, an aircon room here was B500. The place is well worn and pretty basic, but is clean enough. 303B fan room. (n8.87,e98.3459) edit
Khao Lak — The northern end of the Khao Lak resort region lies 20 km south on Rt 4. Frequent buses during the day to Phuket via Khao Lak pass through the Takua Pa bus station. You can board most of them (some express buses you cannot). Be prepared to tell the driver/conductor where exactly you want to get off. Cost: ~50 baht.
Khao Sok National Park — less than an hour, 45 km north via Route 4
Krabi — 2 hours away, costs 120 baht on A/C bus
Phang Nga - Non aircon buses go to here for B60, and leave about every hour. They go via Talat Yai (Big Market), and wind through the mountains to Phang Nga.