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Travel to Phuket

The compact Phuket International Airport ( IATA code: HKT) is located in the north of the island, and is Thailand'ssecond largest hub, second only to Bangkok. There are very frequent flights to/from Bangkok as well as direct flights to many other airports in the region, including Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, and direct charters to Europe and Australia in the high season.

International flights

  • Malaysia - AirAsia, FireFly and Malaysia Airlines have direct flights from/to Kuala Lumpur.
  • Singapore - SilkAir  has 32 flights a week. Low cost alternatives are Thai AirAsia  and Tiger Airways.
  • Germany - LTU has several flights a week nonstop to Munich.

Other low cost direct connections include Hong Kong, Jakarta, Macao, and Seoul.

Domestic flights
Several domestic discount airlines fly here, including Air Asia, Nok Air, and One-To-Go. Tickets from Bangkok can cost under 1000 baht one-way if booked well in advance, or around 2000 baht (including taxes) if bought on the day.  Check the airlines’ website for the departure airport in Bangkok as some do operate from Don Muang airport (the old airport).

Thai Airways flies from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi airport several times every day, as well as once daily from Chiang Mai (but there are no direct flights in the opposite direction). Additionally, they sell tickets from/to many domestic and international destinations with stopover in Bangkok - which are usually cheaper (especially international) than if you book separate tickets. Cheapest (non-exchangeable and non-refundable - though taxes are refunded even in the unfortunate case of no-show, if you call them later).

Bangkok Airways has a monopoly on direct flights between Phuket and U-Tapao (Pattaya / Sattahip) and Ko Samui. They also have 4 daily flights from Bangkok - fares are around 1700 baht inclusive of taxes when purchased on the airline website.

Destination Air Shuttle offers direct seaplane transfers (some of which operate seasonally) between Phuket and Ko Lanta, Ko Phi Phi, Krabi, Ranong, Trang, the Similan Islands, and other popular Andaman coast destinations.