Phuket's International Airport operates a round-the-clock range of transfers to suit your needs and to get your holiday started with ease... Read more
While Phuket International Airport (HKT) is a busy airport, it is still quite modest by world-wide standards. However, transfer provisions are good and prices competitive.
As soon as you hit arrivals and get your luggage, expect to be approached by private hire drivers offering to drive you into town.
If you are confident and know Phuket, this may be an option for those who enjoy haggling, but it is recommended that if you have a lot of luggage, you take an official taxi. These are available to the right of the terminal and are well signed.
Expect the following journey times: approximately 30 minutes to Phuket central, 40 minutes to Patong Beach and around one hour to Kata Beach and Karon Beach.
If you want to really save money and any hassle over fares, take the airport bus. However, this only runs hourly from 06:30 to 21:30 into Phuket central. You can buy a ticket in advance. It does take longer, however, as you have to wait to drop off other passengers along your journey.
Many travellers who arrive in groups opt to take a mini-bus which is very handy but costs a little more.