Phuket Airport is the third busiest airport in Thailand, located on the beautiful island of Phuket. Besides operating domestic flights, this airport offers many options for international connections to both Asia and Europe. The airport is mainly used by tourists and handled nearly 17 million passengers in 2017 (55% international, 45% domestic).
Where is Phuket Airport situated?
Phuket Airport is located in the north of the island at some distance from Phuket Town, Patong, Karon and Kata. The airport is of great importance for Phuket. By road, Phuket is only accessible via Phang-Nga province using the Sarasin Bridge.
How many terminals does Phuket Airport have?
Phuket Airport uses three terminals. The new International Terminal for international flights, the renovated Domestic Terminal for domestic flights and Terminal X for charters. Terminal 1 was put into operation in 2016. The renovated Terminal 2 is the airport’s oldest terminal that is fully operational again since 2018. Terminal X is only used at times where the airport is operating at maximum capacity. This terminal is not connected with the other two terminals.
The distance from Phuket Airport to the centre of Patong Beach is 36 kilometres. By car, it takes 60 minutes to get to the centre of Patong Beach.
From HKT Airport to Patong Beach City centre by Car
It is possible to travel to and from Phuket Airport by public transport. Visit the Phuket Airport transportation page for the possibilities.
A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from Phuket Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Patong Beach is about THB 900.-. Book your taxi at Phuket Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.
From HKT Airport to Patong Beach City centre by Taxi
At Phuket Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Avis, Budget, Hertz, National (Enterprise Holdings), Alamo (Enterprise Holdings), Sixt and local providers. It is most convenient to find and book a car well in advance. By doing so, you can save money and time at the airport.
At the airport
Departures and arrivals
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Which airlines fly from and to Phuket Airport?
We offer you a list of airlines at Phuket Airport. The main airlines at the airport are:
- TUI Airways
- Thai Smile Airways
- Thai Lion Air
- Nok Air
Hotels near the airport
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Hotels in Patong Beach
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Things to do
It is possible to book activities in the city and near Phuket Airport. You can avoid queues and save money by buying your tickets online. Planning a trip and wondering what to do, we give you some inspiration!
Phuket: 3-Dive PADI Discover Scuba Diving at Racha Noi & Yai
Experience the thrill of diving in the beautiful Andaman sea. This course is for complete beginners who would like to try scuba diving and learn the basics about the equipment. Come marvel at the incredible underwater world waiting to be explored!
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