From Phuket airport to the hotel, to the beaches (how to get there): Patong, Bang Tao, Karon, Kata, Kamala, etc.

Phuket Island is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Thailand.

On the island there is an international airport (Phuket International Airport, Thai name: ท่าอากาศยานนานาชาติภูเก็ต).

Phuket Airport has two terminals - one for international, the second for domestic flights. A shuttle runs between the terminals. Flights to Phuket →

There is a currency exchange in the arrival area of the airport. However, the exchange rate at the airport is not the most profitable. It is better to exchange currency on the beaches, and therefore, you can exchange a small amount at the airport, which is enough to get to the hotel.

You can book a hotel in Phuket here → booking

To diversify your vacation in Phuket and explore Thailand, you can travel around the island, exploring and visiting its beaches and attractions, as well as travel outside the island (to the mainland and islands) both independently and with excursions. Excursions around Phuket, outside the island and to the islands →

From Phuket Airport to the hotel

There are several ways to get from Phuket airport directly to the hotel:

- minibus

- taxi / transfer

- car


Minibuses will take you from Phuket Airport directly to your hotel on the main beaches of the island: Patong, Karon, Kata. The fare ranges from 180-200 baht.

A minibus ticket in the international terminal can be purchased in the airport building at the arrival area counters or on the street near the airport. There are often queues for tickets on the street, whereas in the airport building a ticket can be purchased without queues. The price is the same.

Minibuses run frequently, do not run at night.

Taxi / Transfer

You can take a taxi on the spot (at the airport) or order at the taxi order counters.

Also, what is more convenient, you can order a taxi in advance (online), even from home. At any time of the day, a driver will be waiting for you at the airport with a sign where your first and last name will be written. To order a taxi, it is enough to provide your flight data.


One of the most convenient ways to get around Phuket is by car. You can choose and order a car in advance. The car will be waiting for you near the airport.

From Phuket Airport to Phuket Town

Phuket Town is the main city and capital of Phuket Island. It is located not near the beaches, but in the depths of the island.

The city public bus 8411 Airport Bus Phuket runs from the airport to Phuket Town, which makes stops during the journey and reaches the final stop "Phuket Bus Terminal" in Phuket Town.

The fare depends on the distance you travel; from the airport to Phuket Town is 100 baht. Travel time from an hour to 1 hour 30 minutes.

Stops at the airport are located at the terminals.

This bus does not stop at the beaches of Phuket.

Bus schedules, stops, fares and other information can be specified on the carrier's website: airportbusphuket.

From Phuket Airport to beaches

Smart Vis Bus

Phuket Smart Bus connects Phuket Airport with Rawai Beach.

While driving, the bus makes stops, including near the beaches of Surin, Kamala, Patong, Karon and Kata.

The fare is 100 baht. The travel time from/to the final stops is 2 hours and 10 minutes.

Bus schedules, stops, fares and other information can be specified on the carrier's website:

Express Bus

Phuket Bus Express connects Phuket Airport with Patong, Karon and Kata beaches.

The fare starts from 100 baht.

Carrier's website:

Songteo to Phuket Beaches (trip with transfer in Phuket Town)

In addition to buses, you can get to the beaches of Phuket from Phuket Town by songteo - local blue buses without windows and doors.

First, you need to take a public bus to the capital of the island - Phuket Town, and then by songteo for 30-50 baht (depending on the distance) to get to the beaches of the island. The bus stop in Phuket Town is located on Ranong Street, which is near the Old Town. Payment of travel in cash to the driver in local currency.

Songteo can also be used when traveling around the island during your vacation.

From Phuket Town there are several songteo routes to the beaches of Phuket

- Phuket Town - Karon - Kata. From Kata Beach, you can walk to the neighboring Kata Noi Beach, the distance is approximately 1 kilometer

- Phuket Town - Bang Tao - Surin - Kamala

- Phuket Town - Rawai - Nai Harn. By this bus you can get to Nai Harn beach, and there on foot not far from Ao Sein Beach and, you can walk to Yanui Beach, the distance is about 1.5 kilometers

Naiton Beach

Naiton Beach, although located close to Phuket airport, the distance is only 8 kilometers, but there is no permanent public transport from the airport to the beach.

Taxi to Phuket beaches from the airport

Where to stay near Phuket Airport

If your departure from Phuket airport falls at night, as well as late evening or early morning, as well as arrival, then you can spend the night near the airport

4-star Maya Phuket Airport Hotel - SHA Extra Plus booking

3-star Resort Hotel Perennial Resort booking

3-star David Residence- SHA Extra Plus booking

2-star Sirikul Mansion Complex booking

All accommodation facilities in Phuket (hotels, villas, houses, apartments, etc.), both near beaches and more remotely from those, can be viewed and booked here booking

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