Phuket is the dream destination for hedonists, sun-seekers and island adventurers alike. Phuket International Airport offers travellers a quick and easy way to transit from the airport to the pristine beaches and relaxing massage parlours of one of the world's favourite holiday destinations.
The airport offers tourists a number of last-minute shopping opportunities, but it is generally designed to allow passengers more time on the beach and less time in queues in the terminal. The locals will greet you with broad smiles and offers of easy transport connections to the city as you begin your sultry island adventure.
The airport is situated 20 miles (32km) northwest of Phuket.
Getting to the city
An airport bus offers transfers to town. Many hotels also offer transport. Several companies provide limousine and minibus services at the airport to transport passengers to their required destination. The service counters are located outside on the arrivals area.
Tel: +66 (0)76 327 2307.
Car rental companies represented at the airport include Thai Rent A Car, Hertz, Budget, Avis, Europcar and Sixt.
A taxi stand is located outside of airport's main terminal building. The average fares from the airport to the city centre is THB 400, and a THB 100 airport surcharge may be levied. Metered taxis have limited space for luggage; if travellers have large luggage and more than two passengers, they should consider a limousine or minibus transfer.
Airport facilities include ATMs, shopping (including duty-free shopping), currency exchange, an information counter, medical services, left luggage facilities, postal office and restaurants.
The parking garage is located directly outside the terminal. Both short- and long-term parking is available.
Flights to Phuket International Airport can be booked on AirAsia, Asiana Airlines, Firefly, Hong Kong Airways, JetStar Airways, Qatar Airways, SilkAir, Thomas Cook Airlines, and Virgin Australia.
Free wifi is available in the terminal for sessions of up to two hours.
Phuket isn't your typical business destination. As such, the airport doesn't specifically cater for business travellers. A post and telegraph office with fax and copying capabilities is available in the Departures area.
Phuket Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.