Flights to Phuket
If you’re looking for a tropical paradise to escape to, Phuket is at the top of many travelers’ lists. Offering stunning beaches, delicious food and warm hospitality, Phuket is a haven for anyone seeking an exotic getaway. Of course, the first step in planning any vacation is booking your flights. But with so many airlines and routes available, it can be hard to know where to start. In this blog post, we look at the best ways to book flights from your location to Phuket – exploring the prices, timing and routes available. So read on for everything you need to know about planning your perfect trip.
Phuket International Airport (HKT)
The Phuket International Airport (HKT) is the busiest airport in Thailand and the 10th busiest airport in Southeast Asia. It is located on the island of Phuket, about 32km from the city center. The airport has two terminals – Domestic and International – and handles over 17 million passengers per year.
There are plenty of things to do at the airport, whether you’re waiting for a flight or just arrived into town. There are several restaurants and cafes, as well as shops selling souvenirs and local products. The airport also has an observation deck which offers great views of the runway and surrounding islands.
Getting to and from the airport is easy with plenty of taxis, buses, and shuttles available. The journey into town takes around 45 minutes by road.
The cost of flights to Phuket vary depending on the time of year and the airline you fly with. Generally speaking, the further in advance you book your flight, the cheaper it will be. However, there are often deals to be found if you are willing to be flexible with your travel dates.
To get an idea of how much it will cost to fly to Phuket, use a flight search engine such as Skyscanner or Google Flights. Simply enter your departure city and dates, and you will be given a list of flights and prices.
If you are flying from within Asia, there are many budget airlines that offer cheap flights to Phuket. Popular carriers include AirAsia, Bangkok Airways, and Tigerair. For those coming from further afield, Thai Airways and Emirates offer direct flights from Europe and the Middle East respectively.
Landing in Phuket in the morning or at night
If you’re landing in Phuket in the morning, you’ll be able to enjoy the island’s stunning beaches and clear blue waters right away. The best time to visit the beaches is from early morning until noon, when the sun is at its strongest. Afternoon is a great time to explore Phuket town and do some shopping, as the temperatures are cooler and there’s less chance of rain. If you’re landing at night, you’ll still be able to enjoy the island’s many bars and restaurants, which stay open late into the night.
Transportation from the airport
The easiest way to get from the airport to your hotel is by taxi. You can find taxis at the arrivals area of both terminals. The ride into town takes about 30 minutes and costs around 500 THB ($16 USD). If you’re traveling on a budget, you can take a local bus from the airport to Phuket Town for only 30 THB ($1 USD). The downside is that it takes over an hour to make the trip.