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About Phuket International Airport (HKT)

Phuket International Airport serves the popular tourist destination of Phuket in Thailand. It is one of the country's busiest airports. A useful guide for travellers, our Phuket International Airport guide includes details of terminal facilities, public transport access and nearby accommodation options.


Information desks (tel: +66 76 327 2307) are located on the ground floor and 3rd floor of the International Terminal.


Driving directions:

Driving to the airport from Phuket city centre and vice versa is straightforward. From the city centre, follow Route 402 northbound then take a left onto Route 4026. After roughly 4km (2.5 miles), turn right onto Route 4031; this road leads directly to the airport entrance. The total drive time from Phuket city to the airport is approximately 40 minutes.

Airport Info

Thalang District
222 Mai Khao Subdistrict
Phuket Province

Phuket International Airport is located around 33km (20.5 miles) to the north of downtown Phuket.

No. of terminals:

+66 76 351 122

Public Transport

Public transport road:

Bus: Buses, emblazoned with a large ‘Airport Bus’ logo, depart for Phuket city centre at a cost of THB85 one-way. The Airport Bus is located on the first floor. The airport website lists departure times (

Taxi: The taxi stand is located directly outside the terminal building. The journey to Phuket city takes about 40 minutes and costs upwards of THB150 (depending on the taxi service).
A limousine service is also available. The fare to enter the city is THB400-450.

Terminal facilities


There are several currency exchange counters, ATMs and banks located throughout the airport.


There are numerous restaurants located throughout the Domestic and International Terminal offering a variety of cuisines. Phuket Airport also has several small cafés, ice cream shops, fast-food outlets and bakeries.


There are a variety of shops throughout Phuket Airport including duty-free outlets, perfume and jewellery shops, bookstores and more.


International arrivals have two conveyors for luggage at the airport. Domestic arrivals also have two conveyors and the remaining two are for departing passengers. Passengers can trace any lost property at the counter of Thai Airways International, which is located on the first floor. Contact the airport information counter for more information (tel: +66 76 327 2307).

Luggage wrapping is available on the 1st and 2nd floor in the Domestic Terminal and the 2nd and 3rd floor in the International Terminal. Left luggage services are also available.


The airport's medical centre (tel: +66 76 327 2307) is located on the first floor of the passenger hall. Medical specialists are available to assist Mon–Fri 0800-1700. Other facilities include a prayer room and spa.

Airport facilities

Conference and business:

There are currently no conference or business facilities at Phuket International Airport. However, the nearby Dewa Nai Yang Beach resort (tel: +66 76 372 300; houses an onsite meeting room with a maximum capacity of 30 people.

Communication Facilities:

Wi-Fi Internet access, free of charge for the first two hours, is available throughout Phuket International Airport. Public telephones are also available within the terminals. A post office is located in the arrivals hall on the first floor of the Domestic Terminal.

Disabled facilities:

Facilities for passengers with physical disabilities include lifts, disabled toilets and lowered telephones. The airport also has dedicated parking spaces that are reserved for disabled people. Any passengers who may require additional assistance are advised to contact their airline in advance of travel.

Car parking:

A 24-hour car park is available in front of the domestic terminal.

Car rental:

There are car hire counters in both the Domestic and International Terminals. Avis, Budget, Hertz, National and Sixt are among the companies represented.

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