GETTING HERE

FLIGHTS TO PHUKET - AIRLINE TIMETABLES

Phuket International Airport receives more than 20 flights a day from Bangkok, as well as a few daily services from Chiang Mai, Samui, Pattaya, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, and several flights a week from Hong Kong. From Bangkok, the flight is about one hour.

Current timetables for flights to Phuket are shown below, although some services are reduced during the low season. Flights to Phuket include numerous budget options costing about US$50 one-way.

FIGHT FROM SUVARNABHUMI

Days: Depart: Arrive: Flight Number: Airline: Remarks:
Daily 06:15 07:45 VZ300 Thai VietJetAir  
Daily 06:20 07:45 PG279 Bangkok Airways  
Daily 07:45 09:10 TG201 Thai Airways  
Daily 08:05 09:35 VZ304 Thai VietJetAir  
Daily 08:05 09:30 PG271 Bangkok Airways  
Daily 08:30 09:55 TG203 Thai Airways  
Daily 09:10 10:35 PG285 Bangkok Air  
3 5 7 09:30 10:55 TG926 Thai Airways  
Daily 10:00 11:25 PG283 Bangkok Airways  
Daily 10:15 11:35 WE275 Thai Smile Airways  
Daily 12:05 13:35 WE281 Thai Smile Airways  
Daily 12:30 13:55 PG220 Bangkok Airways  
Daily 13:20 14:45 TG207 Thai Airways  
Daily 14:00 15:25 TG217 Thai Airways  
2 4 6 14:30 16:00 VZ308 Thai VietJetAir  
Daily 14:35 16:00 PG277 Bangkok Airways  
Daily 15:35 16:55 WE273 Thai Smile Airways  
Daily 16:00 17:30 VZ310 Thai VietJetAir  
Daily 16:55 18:25 TG221 Thai Airways  
Daily 17:25 18:45 WE283 Thai Smile Airways  
Daily 17:30 18:55 PG275 Bangkok Airways  
Daily 18:15 19:40 TG211 Thai Airways  
Daily 18:30 20:00 VZ312 Thai VietJetAir  
Daily 19:10 20:35 TG215 Thai Airways  
Daily 19:25 20:50 TG225 Thai Airways  
Daily 19:45 21:10 PG924 Bangkok Airways  
Daily 20:00 21:30 VZ314 Thai VietJetAir  
1 3 5 7 20:45 22:05 WE287 Thai Smile Airways  
Daily 22:00 23:25 PG289 Bangkok Airways  
3 22:10 23:30 WE8787 Thai Smile Airways  
Daily 22:40 23:59 TG684 Thai Airways  

FIGHT FROM DONMUEANG

Days: Depart: Arrive: Flight Number: Airline: Remarks:
1 2 7 01:50 03:15 SL752 Thai Lion Air  
Daily 03:35 05:00 FD3015 Air Asia  
Daily 06:10 07:30 DD7504 Nok Air  
Daily 06:20 07:40 FD3041 Air Asia  
1 2 3 5 7 07:45 08:55 FD3037 Air Asia  
Daily 09:0 10:50 DD7510 Nok Air  
4 09:30 10:40 FD3037 Air Asia  
2 4 6 09:45 11:05 FD3029 Air Asia  
Daily 09:50 11:10 DD7502 Nok Air  
Daily 11:00 12:20 DD7512 Nok Air  
Daily 11:20 12:45 FD3023 Air Asia  
7 11:45 13:05 FD3031 Air Asia  
Daily 12:45 14:10 FD3001 Air Asia  
Daily 13:30 14:30 FD3011 Air Asia  
1 3 5 7 13:35 14:55 DD7506 Nok Air  
Daily 14:20 15:50 FD3009 Air Asia  
Daily 14:40 16:10 FD3091 Air Asia  
Daily 14:55 16:25 SL756 Thai Lion Air  
Daily 15:15 16:35 DD7514 Nok Air  
Daily 15:20 16:50 FD3017 Air Asia  
2 3 4 5 15:35 17:05 FD3031 Air Asia  
Daily 17:00 18:10 FD3005 Air Asia  
Daily 17:15 18:40 SL760 Thai Lion Air  
Daily 17:35 18:50 DD7520 Nok Air  
Daily 18:20 19:45 FD3033 Air Asia  
3 5 7 18:25 19:50 SL762 Thai Lion Air  
Daily 19:20 20:55 FD3025 Air Asia  
Daily 19:55 21:20 FD3013 Air Asia  
Daily 20:20 21:45 SL766 Thai Lion Air  
Daily 20:30 21:55 FD3021 Air Asia  
Daily 20:45 22:00 DD7524 Nok Air  
Daily 21:15 22:35 FD3007 Air Asia  
Daily 22:00 23:20 FD3027 Air Asia  
3 4 5 6 22:50 00:15+1 SL752 Thai Lion Air  
2 23:15 00:40+1 SL7521 Thai Lion Air  

* Days: 1 = Monday, 2 = Tuesday, 3 = Wednesday, 4 = Thursday, 5 = Friday 6 = Saturday, 7 = Sunday

* Please click airlines’ links below for more information
TG: Thai Airways www.thaiair.com
FD: Air Asia www.airasia.com
PG: Bangkok Airways www.bangkokair.com
DD: Nok Air www.nokair.com
VZ: Thai VietJetAir www.vietjetair.com
WE: Thai Smile Airwaysr www.thaismileair.com
SL: Thai Lion Air www.lionairthai.com

* Flights BKK to HKT ( from Don Muang Airport = FD, DD, OX / from Suvarnabhumi Airport = TG, PG )
Flights HKT to BKK ( from Phuket International Airport )

Updated and correct: January 2018 Source:

MINIBUS

TO AND FROM THE AIRPORT

Airport transfers are simple. The airport is at the far north of the island, some 30 kilometers from Phuket Town and quite far from Patong Beach and Jungceylon. It is best to use one of the two officials transport companies with booths right inside the arrival lounge. Prices are fixed 700 – 900 THB. for an Airport Limousine or 150 THB. per person for a minibus to get to the major beaches at the south or west of the island.

The Airport Bus is a cheaper alternative as long as you are not in a rush. Ask at the airport for their current departure schedules and pricing.

Car rental is available.

MOTORCYCLE TAXI

All fares must be negotiated before the ride. These taxi riders are easily identified by their special colored jackets identifying the location of their home base. Many have the word ‘taxi’ written in English on this jacket. Do not take a taxi from anyone who is not wearing one of these jackets.

RENTING YOU OWN CAR

Private rental cars are easily found in every beach areas, and major rental companies operate in most resorts. If renting private vehicles from the side of the road, beware: few of these vehicles have insurance,and this can prove disastrous in the event of an accident

TUK-TUK

If you want your own private taxi, look for a tuk tuk, a tiny minitruck converted in the manner of the bigger song-taew above to carry about four (or more) passengers. The tuk-tuk gets its name from the noise its little engine makers. There are fleets of those in all major tourist areas, and they will take you anywhere for a price. The going rate for the relatively short ride between Patong and Phuket can be as much as 450 THB per one way. You can attempt to bargain but don’t expect much movement on their prices and be aware that at night the price of tuk-tuks shoots up. You can also rent one of these tuk-tuks for the day. Expect to pay around 2,000 B. or more. This can be a good way to get about the island if you prefer not to drive yourself.

SONG-TAEW

There are few buses on Phuket and the main form of transport from beach to town is the “Song- taew”, a truck converted to carry passengers in the back on two long benches. They are usually colorful with a sign on front showing where they are going. These vehicles leave from a set stop by the fresh market in Phuket town, reaching every major beach area on the island. They run approximately every hour but there are no fixed scheduled, and they run when there are sufficient passengers. When leaving the beach areas to head back to town they usually cruise around the streets, slowly, picking up passengers. It is slow, but cheap, with the fare from Phuket town to Patong now set at just 35-50 THB. per person!

TRANSPORT BY BOAT

Regular ferry boat services from Phuket run only to the Phi Phi Islands, Koh Yao Noi and Khabi. There are unscheduled boats to Koh Bon, Racha Yai and Koh Yao Yai. You can get to Koh Lanta by changing boats at Koh Phi phi. Most people get to the other smaller islands by renting their own speed boats or even by chartering yachts. Source: “Transportation”. The Guide Phuket. Febuary 2011: 46-47

Limousine

The airport is at the north of the island, some 30 kilometers from Phuket Town and quite far from Patong Beach and Jungceylon. It is the best to use one of the two official transport companies with booths right inside the arrival lounge. Price are fixed rate 800 THB for an airport limousine.

Bus

The airport bus is a cheaper alternative as long as you are not in a rush. Ask the airport for the current departure schedules. The price is 150 THB per person for minibus to get to the major beaches at the south or west of the Island.