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Phuket Airport

General information

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 18 million passengers in 2019 (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 Beach, Karon Beach and Kata Beach. By road, Phuket is only accessible via Phang-Nga Province using the Sarasin Bridge.

How many terminals does Phuket Airport have?

Phuket Airport has 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 when the airport is operating at maximum capacity. This terminal is not connected with the other two terminals.

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Nearby airports

A good alternative for flying to or from Phuket Airport are the following airports, sorted by distance from the airport. You can also take a look at the complete list of airports in Thailand.

Airport Distance
Krabi Airport 75km



The distance from Phuket Airport to the centre of Patong Beach is 36 kilometres. By car, it takes 50 minutes to get to the centre of Patong Beach.

From HKT Airport to Patong Beach City centre by Car
36 km
50 min

Travel by car

Public transport

It is possible to travel to and from Phuket Airport by public transport. Visit the Phuket Airport transportation page for the possibilities.

Public transport

Bus services

You can also choose for an airport express bus service at Phuket Airport. Learn more about your travel options, travel time and where to buy tickets.

Bus services

Taxi transfer

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 1000.-. Book your taxi at Phuket Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.

From HKT Airport to Patong Beach City centre by Taxi
36 km
50 min
THB 1000.-

Book a taxi

Car rental

At Phuket Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, 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.

Airport parking

Phuket Airport offers various official parking options, from premium to low cost. In addition, alternative parking options are available near the airport. If you want to park as cheaply as possible, it's wise to book online!

Book your parking space

At the airport

Do you want more information about facilities, currency exchange, services, free Wi-Fi, lounges, etc. at Phuket Airport? Check our at the airport page for a complete overview of all facilities and services at Phuket Airport.



Departures and arrivals

Looking for departure times and/or arrival times? Find the latest flight status information for flights departing from and arriving at Phuket Airport.

Flight tickets

Looking for a cheap flight? Use our flight search engine to find and book cheap flights from and to the airport.

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:

  • AirAsia
  • TUI Airways
  • Thai Smile Airways
  • Thai Lion Air
  • Nok Air


Hotels near the airport

Looking for the best hotels near Phuket Airport? We have selected the best hotels near the airport in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Phuket Airport Hotel - SHA Extra Plus, Nai Yang Beach

Phuket Airport Hotel - SHA Extra Plus is the closest hotel to Phuket International Airport. Although only 400 metres away, it features minimal airport noise. An outdoor pool, free 24-hour airport transfers and a free Wi-Fi throughout the property.


Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach, Nai Yang Beach

Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach - SHA Extra Plus Yang Beach offers quiet, secluded accommodation within walking distance of Nai Yang’s main beach. It boasts a restaurant and a large lagoon pool winding through the resort.


Airport Beach Hotel Phuket - SHA Extra Plus, Nai Yang Beach

Situated within walking distance of Nai Yang Beach and a short drive from Phuket International Airport is the Airport Beach Hotel Phuket - SHA Extra Plus. Located by Sirinat National Park, the property is surrounded by lush greenery.

Hotels in Patong Beach

Looking for the best hotels in Patong Beach? We have selected the best hotels in the city in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Wyndham Grand Phuket Kalim Bay - SHA Extra Plus, Patong Beach

Nestled on the edge of cliff with sweeping views of the Andaman Sea, Wyndham Grand Phuket Kalim Bay is a 5-star resort with an outdoor swimming pool, sauna and an on-site restaurant.


U Sabai Living Hotel - SHA Certified, Patong Beach

U Sabai Living Hotel - SHA Certified is only a 5-minute walk from Jungceylon Shopping Centre and a 10-minute walk from Bangla Road and entertainment options. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the residence and motorbikes may park free of charge.


The Kee Resort & Spa - SHA Extra Plus, Patong Beach

Located next to Bangla Road, Kee Resort & Spa offers spacious accommodation with a flat-screen TV and private balcony. The resort has an outdoor pool and a rooftop bar with Patong Bay skyline views.

Things to do

It is possible to book tickets, activities and tours 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!


Patong: Orientala Spa Package

Unwind in the aromatic and relaxing atmosphere of Orientala Spa with a selection of treatments designed to rejuvenate and beautify. Don't miss your chance to experience a real Thai massage while in Phuket.


From Phuket: James Bond Island & Canoe Tour by Longtail Boat

Embark on an epic adventure via canoe and longtail boat on this guided trip, including transportation from Phuket and lunch. Discover the wonders of the Monkey Cave, Panyee Island, and Talu Cave.

Tour & transport

Phuket, Phi Phi, and Koh Lanta: Speed Boat Transfer

Book your speed boat transfer from Phuket to Phi Phi Don or Koh Lanta or vice versa. Take the worry out of your travel with a fast transfer which includes hotel pickup, if the option is selected.


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