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Flights to Phuket (HKT)

Phuket Island in Thailand is the biggest Island of the country. Situated on the southeast side of the Phuket Island, Phuket city is the capital of Phuket province of Thailand. Geographically, Phucket is the largest island of Thailand, covering an estimated area of 543 Kilometers with elevations reaching as high as 529 meters above the sea level. This gives Phuket its lush green hills and forests, along with its marvelous beaches. The main occupation and source of income for the residence is the rubber, palm oil, and forest plantations. Another major source of income is the tourist industry. Each year about 5.3 million tourists pay a visit to this heavenly place on earth.  

Tip: If you feel that a vendor is asking for a higher price than the commodity is worth then don't be hesitant to bargain for the right price.

Details about the airport 

Located at a longitude of 98° 18' 45'' and a latitude 08° 06' 38" the Phuket HKT international airport is the only international airport in Phuket. Roughly, 82 feet above sea level, this airport is only 32 kilometers or 20 miles away from the busy streets of downtown Phuket. The Phuket international airport (HKT) also serves as a domestic airport for direct flights to Phuket province of Thailand. The Phuket international airport is one of the busiest airports in the country due to its popularity among the tourists. One can find routine flights by Airasia Airlines, Bangkok Airways,  and other carriers to locations like Singapore, Bangkok, Doha, Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Muscat, Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, and Moscow. Likewise, you can always find cheap flights to Phuket and other daily flights to Phuket from the same carries. The closest airport to HKT is the Krabi international airport (KBV) which is only 74 kilometers or 46 miles apart from the HKT. 

Tips: There are multiple terminals at the airport, check your tickets before booking a taxi for the airport to avoid walking or extra taxi fare. 

Transportation in Phuket

Public transportation and transportation business is an important industry in Phuket. Transportation in Phuket is always in great demands to meet with the ever surging tourists, the list of public and hire transportation available in Phuket includes: domestic flights, motorbike taxi, tuk-tuk, intercity buses and minivans, ferry and boat services, private cars and scooters for hire, and songthaew. Usually, most of the tourists traveling between the big cities and major towns in Thailand use either the intercity bus and minivan service or domestic flights or hire a taxi. If one is planning on visiting a location near the water, they can also take the ferry or a speedboat for an immersive water transportation experience. To travel inside the city, the tuk-tuk, motorbike taxi, and rental scooters are some of the best options as they are readily available and provide great flexibility to one's itinerary. If you are intrigued to know and explore the local culture, you can try the songthaews, an open window mini truck/pickup truck, modified to sit people on either side.   

Tip: The best way to get around in Phuket is to hire a Tuk Tuk as they are cheap and easily available and allows one to see the city more freely than taxis and buses. 

Things to do in Phuket 

Phuket is fantastic in terms of offering a wide variety of adventure to its visitors. The Island is filled with things that you can participate in and explore. Below is a list of some of the most interesting things you can add in your itinerary to enjoy the most out of your trip to this beautiful Island. 

Water sports: Phuket is one of the most suitable locations in Asia for water sports, the water on the west coast of the island is quite perfect for almost every water sport. The best adventure diving, parasailing, flyboarding, jet skiing, scuba diving, and snorkeling is offered at the Patong beach. For sea kayaking, surfing, and kite surfing you should visit the Kalim and Kata beach. 

Boating Tours: Boating tours are a great option to explore the islands and the waters in-depth in a day. The boat tours will take you through the vertically rising limestone rock formations, deep in the turquoise blue water, away from the white sand of the beach. If you choose to take a boat tour, visit the Phi Phi Island, Rang Yai Island, or Phang Nga Bay for the most exuberating experience at the sea. 

Old Town, Phuket: As the name suggests, the old Phuket town is more of a historical sightseeing destination in Phuket. The old town is filled with Sino-Portuguese and Sino-Colonial style buildings and houses that date back to the 18th and 19th centuries. These buildings are heavily influenced by the people who occupied this place in the past centuries.  Now turned into hotels, museums, shops, and eateries, old town streets like Thalang, Phang Na, Krabi, Dibuk, and Yoawarat streets were once a busy tin trade site. 

Beaches: Any trip to an island where you don't visit the beaches is an incomplete trip. Phuket attracts most of its tourism from the white sand beaches it owns. Beaches are abundant in the Phuket: Freedom beach, Kata beach, Banana beach, Laem Singh beach, Bang Tao beach, Katana beach, Patong each, Yanui beach, and Rawai beach are some of the highly visited and popular beaches in Phuket. 

Sightseeing: For nature lovers and enthusiasts, Phuket has jungle safari, the Toh Sai hill or the monkey hill, soi dog foundation, elephant sanctuaries, tiger kingdom, and the dolphin show. Along with that, there some sightseeing locations with mind-blowing natural and manmade architecture like Karon viewpoint, Jui Tui shrine, the shrine of serene light, Khao Rang viewpoint, the Wat Chalong, and the infamous big buddha statue.  

Tip: For an in-depth experience of the locations and events, one should keep some spare hours at hand for each location, so that they are not pushing themselves to go to the next place.                

With its serene beaches and tropical weather, Phuket is an ideal place for a summer retreat and holidays. If this place is in your bucket list then tick it off and book your Phuket visit with takes care of everything from flights, private taxis, hotels, tours, and even your tickets to the attraction sites in Phuket. Book your Phuket holiday with for a seamless and uninterrupted vacation and avail discounts on your bookings.    

Flights to Phuket & FAQ

  • Which airlines offer free date changes for flights to this city during the COVID19 pandemic?

    There are no airlines with flights to this city that provide this service. Please use this information as a reference only and confirm with the airline prior to booking.
  • What is the average flight ticket price from United States to Phuket?

    The average ticket price to Phuket is PLN205. Please use this price as a reference only.
  • How long is the flight to Phuket?

    • Approx. 1 hour 27 minutes to fly from Bangkok to Phuket.
    • Approx. 2 hours 9 minutes to fly from Chiang Mai to Phuket.
    • Approx. 1 hour to fly from Koh Samui to Phuket.
    • Approx. 30 hours 18 minutes to fly from Los Angeles to Phuket.
  • How can I book cheaper tickets?

    You can book cheaper flights in the following ways:
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  • What is the most popular month to visit Phuket?

    Understanding peak and off travel seasons to Phuket can help you arrange your travel plans accordingly. The most popular month to visit Phuket is February. The average price of flight tickets to Phuket in February is PLN198.
  • When are flight tickets to Phuket the cheapest?

    Flight tickets to Phuket are the cheapest in July compared to other months, the average price is PLN193.
  • What is the transportation method from the main airport to downtown in Phuket?

    • The distance from Phuket International Airport to downtown is about 15km, by taxi about 30 minutes.
  • Which popular airlines have flights to Phuket?

    Popular airlines with flights to Phuket: Thai AirAsia , Thai Vietjet Air, and Thai Lion Air.
  • What are some popular attractions in Phuket?

    Phuket has many attractions to offer: Property In Phuket (14km from downtown) Tree Top Restaurant (14km from downtown) Star Path Villa Patong Beach (14km from downtown) are the most popular attractions closest to downtown.