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There are a limited number of direct connections from the UK to Phuket International Airport (HKT), which is about an hour north of the island’s main population centres.

TUI operates direct flights from London Gatwick (LGW), Birmingham (BHX) and Manchester (MAN) from October to April. Services aren’t on a daily basis, but they do offer the advantage of the shortest flight time – 12 to 13 hours.

Numerous airlines operate non-direct services from airports in the UK, including London Heathrow (LHR) and many regional airports, via hubs either in Europe or the Middle East (Etihad, Qatar Airways and Emirates being the principal operators here).

British Airways and Thai Airways offer services to Bangkok (BKK), and from there it’s just a short 90-minute hop to Phuket. There are regular services on this feeder route offered by a good choice of local airlines.

The quickest non-direct flights via Bangkok can take as little as 16 hours, but generally, the lower the fare, the longer the trip takes, with lengthy layovers in airports such as Doha, Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

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Thai baht

Average flight time(from London)

14 hrs 30 mins

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