This is perhaps the easiest way to get to
Phuket. Domestic airlines operate several flights daily between
Bangkok and Phuket. Some flights go to Phuket via Samui Island
with a 40-minute stopover. List of operators are as follows:
Phuket Air offers
daily flights to Phuket and the journey takes only 1.20 hours.
Call 02 6798999 or visit www.phuketairlines.com for more details
has daily flights connecting Phuket with Pattaya and Samui.
For more information, contact their Bangkok office at tel.
66 2265 5678. Reservations can be made at tel. 66 2265 5555.
Alternatively, browse its website at www.bangkokair.com for
more flight details.
Thai Airways International
has numerous daily flights servicing the Bangkok-Phuket route.
In addition, they have regular flights connecting Phuket with
Hat Yai, Surat Thani, and Narathiwat Provinces. For more information,
contact their Bangkok office at tel. 02 628 2000 or book your
seat online at www.thaiairways.com
One-to-Go by Orient
Thai operates a daily flight between Bangkok and Phuket.
The flight time is 1.20 hours. Call 1126 or visit www.onetwo-go.com
for more information.
also offers several daily flights connecting Bangkok
and Phuket. The flight time is 1.20 hours. Visit www.airasia.com
or call 02 5159999 for reservations.
Nok Air has several daily flights between Bangkok and Phuket
with a flight time of 1.20 hours. Visit www.nokair.com or
call 1318 to make your reservation.
porvides first class seaplane transfers to and from Phuket
Internation Airport to resorts and hotels located in the Andaman
sea. Popular destinations are such as Ko Phi Phi, Krabi, Ko
Lanta. Services commence in July 2006. Contact Bangkok Office
of Destination Air at Tel: 0 2261 5323, Fax: 0 2261 5331 or
Getting to Phuket from abroad
There are several direct flights between
Phuket and international destinations, e.g. Kuala Lumpur,
Hong Kong, Penang, Singapore, and Sydney. Dragon Air, Malaysia
Airlines, Silk Airand Singapore Airlines also operate international
flights connecting Phuket with other destinations. Please
call airline offices for more details.
Transportation to and from the airport
Phuket International Airport is located
approximately 30 kilometers north of the city, tel. 076 327230.
Taxis between Phuket City and the airport costs approximately
400 baht but the fare to the beach ranges between 500 baht
and 600 baht (The rate may decline now). Minivans charge approximately
80 baht /person to town, but 120 baht/person to Patong, Kata
and Karon Beaches. Phuket Limousine (tel. 076 248596), located
approximately 1 kilometer west of the city, operates hourly
shuttles to the airport from 6.30 a.m. to 7.30 p.m.
Air-conditioned and non air-conditioned
buses leave Bangkok's Southern Bus Terminal for Phuket several
times daily. Trips by air-conditioned bus, which normally
leaves in the evening, take about 13 hours. Call 0 2434 7192,
0 2435 1199 or visit www.transport.co.th for more information.
From Bangkok, take Highway No.4 (Phetchakasem
Road) through Phetchaburi, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Chumphon,
Surat Thani and Phang-nga Provinces, then cross the Thep Krasattri
Bridge or Sarasin Bridge to Phuket Island. The total distance
is 862 kilometers and the travel time is approximately 12
There is no direct train service to Phuket.
Travelers arriving by train must get off at Phun Phin Railway
Station in Surat Thani Province and continue by regular bus
to Phuket. For more information, call the State Railway of
Thailand, 1690, 0 2223 7010, or 0 2223 7020.
During the high season, travelers may opt
to get to Phuket from Ko Phi Phi and Ko Lanta (both are in
Krabi Province). Few ports in Phuket provide this service
with fares ranging between 300 bahts and 500 baht. The trip
may take 1.5 to 2 hours, depending on weather conditions.