Phuket Airport (HKT)
Flights from Australia to Phuket will disembark at Phuket International Airport.
As the second busiest airport in Thailand, Phuket International Airport welcomes over 3 million passengers per year. Serviced by 10 local and international airlines with world-wide reach, this busy island gateway houses both the international and domestic terminals. Phuket Town and Patong Beach area are approximately 32km from the airport.
Airport Accommodation: There are a number of hotels located in close proximity to Phuket International Airport. Book your Phuket Airport accommodation.
Getting to Phuket
There are several airlines that offer flights to Phuket from Australia. Direct flights from Sydney take around nine hours and 30 minutes. There are also flights from Sydney that include a stopover in Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Hong Kong and Singapore. Flights from Melbourne via Sydney, Singapore or Kuala Lumpur to Phuket take between 12 and 18 hours depending on the stopover. Direct flights from Perth take six hours and 30 minutes. Flights from Brisbane via Sydney, Bangkok or Singapore take around 13 hours depending on the stopover.
Airlines that fly to Phuket
Airlines that offer cheap flights to Phuket from Australia include:
For more on Phuket vacations check out our Phuket travel guide or view our range of Phuket vacation packages that include flights, accommodation and often other extras like tours, transfers, breakfast or car hire.
Phuket offers a choice of vacation styles to travelers keen for a Thai break. Phuket accommodation commonly includes luxury all-inclusive resorts boasting modern conveniences, gorgeous pools and delicious culinary delights. Those who seek an activity-filled vacation can choose from a range of Phuket tours involving snorkeling, diving and sailing on the picturesque waters around the island. Racha Yai is the most well-known Phuket dive site with its spectacular coral displays.
On the other hand, you may prefer to laze around on the beach all day, before preparing for a night of partying and hedonistic pleasure. If this is your style of vacation, head to Patong for your night time festivities - the city holds the dubious title as the party capital of Asia. The internationally renowned cabaret shows, which demonstrate you can never have enough sequins, are sure to entertain.
Other attractions scattered around the peninsula include a Butterfly Farm, a Crocodile Farm and the Phuket Aquarium. Consider visiting the Chalong Temple to justify the cultural component of your trip. For a completely unique fantasy experience, convince your mates to go to FantaSea, the Disneyland of South East Asia. On offer is a sumptuous buffet dinner and dazzling show with dancing elephants and trapeze artists. There are also carnival attractions and a tiger jungle adventure.