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Known as the Pearl of the Andaman, Phuket is blessed with beautiful, white sand sea shores and lush, forested hillsides. An idyllic tropical island dotted with swaying palm trees, glittering seas and vibrant towns makes Phuket a picture-perfect holiday destination. The climate is warm all year round, but April – May is the hottest period while September – October is hot and also the wettest period due to the southwest monsoon. The best time to visit Phuket is from December – March when temperatures are between 25 – 30 degrees Celsius and the humidity is relatively lower. Remember to keep your umbrella handy for the occasional thundershowers which offer much-needed relief from the heat and humidity.


Phuket City flight deals found on momondo

Check out some of the best fares to Phuket City found recently by users on momondo
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Cheapest
Malindo Air
Malindo Air
PER
17 Jun.
Perth airport
22h 30m
1 Stop
HKT
Phuket City airport
Malindo Air
HKT
21 Jun.
Phuket City airport
10h 15m
1 Stop
PER
Perth airport
346 AUD
Malindo Air
Malindo Air
PER
24 Jul.
Perth airport
12h 10m
1 Stop
HKT
Phuket City airport
Malindo Air
HKT
20 Aug.
Phuket City airport
10h 15m
1 Stop
PER
Perth airport
350 AUD
Scoot
Scoot
PER
02 Aug.
Perth airport
26h 00m
1 Stop
HKT
Phuket City airport
Scoot
HKT
30 Aug.
Phuket City airport
28h 30m
1 Stop
PER
Perth airport
369 AUD
Malindo Air
Malindo Air
PER
03 Aug.
Perth airport
12h 10m
1 Stop
HKT
Phuket City airport
Malindo Air
HKT
10 Aug.
Phuket City airport
23h 55m
1 Stop
PER
Perth airport
374 AUD
Scoot
Scoot
SYD
24 Aug.
Sydney Kingsford Smith airport
15h 25m
1 Stop
HKT
Phuket City airport
Scoot
HKT
30 Aug.
Phuket City airport
30h 55m
1 Stop
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith airport
402 AUD
Scoot
Scoot
OOL
30 Oct.
Coolangatta Gold Coast airport
13h 40m
1 Stop
HKT
Phuket City airport
Scoot
HKT
06 Nov.
Phuket City airport
32h 10m
1 Stop
OOL
Coolangatta Gold Coast airport
418 AUD
Jetstar
Jetstar
SYD
11 Sep.
Sydney Kingsford Smith airport
9h 20m
HKT
Phuket City airport
Jetstar
HKT
23 Sep.
Phuket City airport
8h 45m
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith airport
768 AUD
SilkAir
SilkAir
CNS
03 Aug.
Cairns airport
9h 25m
1 Stop
HKT
Phuket City airport
SilkAir
HKT
30 Aug.
Phuket City airport
10h 45m
1 Stop
CNS
Cairns airport
998 AUD
Malaysia Airlines
Malaysia Airlines
ADL
12 Sep.
Adelaide airport
11h 40m
1 Stop
HKT
Phuket City airport
Malaysia Airlines
HKT
21 Sep.
Phuket City airport
10h 20m
1 Stop
ADL
Adelaide airport
788 AUD
Malaysia Airlines
Malaysia Airlines
BNE
10 Sep.
Brisbane airport
11h 05m
1 Stop
HKT
Phuket City airport
Malaysia Airlines
HKT
19 Sep.
Phuket City airport
11h 10m
1 Stop
BNE
Brisbane airport
599 AUD
Malindo Air
Malindo Air
PER
24 Jul.
Perth airport
12h 10m
1 Stop
HKT
Phuket City airport
Malindo Air
HKT
20 Aug.
Phuket City airport
10h 15m
1 Stop
PER
Perth airport
350 AUD
Malaysia Airlines
Malaysia Airlines
MEL
26 Jun.
Melbourne & other airports airport
13h 15m
1 Stop
HKT
Phuket City airport
Malaysia Airlines
HKT
05 Jul.
Phuket City airport
12h 40m
1 Stop
MEL
Melbourne & other airports airport
808 AUD

Which airlines fly to Phuket?

The only airline operating a direct international flight from Australian cities to Phuket is Jetstar Airways. Other airline operators who fly this sector with layover options include Thai Airways, China Southern Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Qatar Airways, Korean Air, Emirates, Etihad Airways, Asiana Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Bangkok Airways, and many more.


How to get from the airport to Phuket city centre?

Below you will find all the airports in Phuket City along with the distance from the city centre
Phuket City
27 km from city centre

Phuket International Airport (HKT)

Airport Bus Phuket

Airport Bus Phuket provides services between the airport and Phuket Town every 60 – 90 minutes. The fare is approximately 120 THB (including a 20 THB charge for services and fees) and the ride takes 1 hour 20 minutes.

Taxis

A metered taxi service is located outside the main terminal building. Average fare from the airport to Phuket Town will be 400 THB and the journey time varies between 30 – 40 minutes.

Car Rental

Car rental service is available at the north and south end of the arrivals hall. You can also book in advance and find some great deals on car rentals with momondo.


Popular routes to Phuket City

Most frequently searched flights to Phuket City along with the cheapest price and shortest flight duration
Sydney to Phuket City
Fastest flight time
9h 00m
Cheapest price
402 AUD
Melbourne to Phuket City
Fastest flight time
8h 50m
Cheapest price
376 AUD
Brisbane to Phuket City
Fastest flight time
12h 50m
Cheapest price
531 AUD
Perth to Phuket City
Fastest flight time
12h 10m
Cheapest price
323 AUD
Darwin to Phuket City
Fastest flight time
11h 00m
Cheapest price
314 AUD
Adelaide to Phuket City
Fastest flight time
10h 10m
Cheapest price
624 AUD
Cairns to Phuket City
Fastest flight time
9h 25m
Cheapest price
577 AUD
Launceston to Phuket City
Fastest flight time
15h 25m
Cheapest price
701 AUD
Hong Kong to Phuket City
Fastest flight time
3h 35m
Cheapest price
343 AUD
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How to get around in Phuket?

Public transport in Phuket is not very organised or convenient. However, most resort hotels offer shuttle bus services into Phuket Town and Jeeps and motorbikes can be hired from several local shops in Phuket and at the main beaches.

Taxis

Metered taxis are relatively cheap and hassle-free but mostly available only at the airport. Fares are set at 50 THB for the first 2 kilometres and 7 THB per additional kilometre. However, most taxis seen on the island and in busy tourist areas are unlicensed and you must agree on the fare beforehand while stating your destination. Motorbike taxis are available everywhere on the island and fares usually start around 50 THB, but your total fare will depend on the distance and your bargaining skills. You can recognise the official drivers by their red or green vests with a white number on the back.

Tuk Tuks

Tuk Tuks are red mini-vans seen all over Phuket and they are good for shorter travel of up to 30 minutes. Just like the taxis, you have to agree on a price beforehand while stating your destination.

Buses

The blue open-air buses called Song-thaews operate between Phuket Town and the beaches from 7 am to 6 pm at a frequency of approximately 30 minutes, and fares start at 15 THB. Since there are no designated bus stops, you will need to flag down the bus in the middle of the street. The air-conditioned “micro” buses mainly service the Phuket Town area and have a fixed fare of 10 THB.

Boats and Ferries

Boats can be hired to go to near-by islands and fishing sites from various points such as the Makham Pier, Chalong Bay and Rawai Beach. Prices range from 1,000 THB – 3,000 THB for the longtail boats and 8,000 THB – 25,000 THB for the speedboats. You can also opt for the ferries which can be booked through a tour agent and includes transfers to and from the pier.


What are the visa and passport requirements when flying to Phuket?

Australian citizens do not need a visa to travel to Phuket or anywhere in Thailand for a stay of up to 30 days. For foreign nationals, please check the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand website.


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Additional info and tips about visiting Phuket

Things to do and places of interest in Phuket

  • Walk around the Old Phuket Town which has a unique blend of colonial and Chinese architecture, making it a quaint and fascinating tour. You will be surprised to find Sino-Portuguese splendours and funky shops in the most unlikely places.
  • Check out the large assortment of bars, nightclubs, shows and general nocturnal fun when you stroll down Patong’s Bangla Road after-dark. A sense of humour and an open mind are prerequisites if you are looking to have some fun here.
  • Visit the giant 45-metres tall Buddha which sits atop Nakkerd Hills and is an important and revered landmark of Phuket.
  • Pay your respects at Phuket’s spiritual centre, the Wat Chalong temple. It is beautifully decorated with tiny, glittering glass pieces which cast infinite reflections on its many pagodas.
  • Spend a day at the Phang Nga Bay where the most distinctive sight is the sheer limestone cliffs that stand vertically in the blue-green bay waters.
  • On day-long excursions to the Phi Islands, James Bond Island or Koh Panyee, enjoy the pristine beaches or snorkel amongst exotic marine life and coral reefs.
  • Catch a Simon Cabaret show, one of the biggest transvestite shows in Phuket. It features a spectacular musical show performed by the world-famous lady-boy cast.
  • Go to some of the viewpoints such as Promthep Cape, Karon Viewpoint, Laem Singh Viewpoint, Monkey Hill in Phuket Town, Plub Pla Viewpoint and Khao Rang to watch the sunset or get a 360-degree panoramic view of Phuket Island.
  • If the world of Muay Thai boxing interests you, catch an electrifying match between the well-trained and super-fit martial arts experts at the Saphan Hill Stadium in Phuket Town.

Tips and tricks for visiting Phuket

Shopping

While shopping in Phuket, be sure to haggle for a reasonable price and remember that though the shops claim to sell high quality goods, many turn out to be of inferior quality.

Organised tours and excursions

Compare the prices and reviews of tour groups and agencies before signing up with any one of them. Several companies charge a significant amount but lack quality customer service and tend to cut corners on meals and drinks.

Beach safety

Tides on Phuket beaches can sometimes come in quite suddenly, hence, do not ignore the red flag signs when they are put up on the beaches. Some beaches have been invaded by dangerous jelly fish, hence, be careful while choosing which beaches to visit.

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