Phuket International Airport (HKT)

  • Suhaifa N.
    "drink at Bill Bentleys Pub before going through departure gates"(17 Tips)
    "There is a smoking room even before the immigration on arrivals."(19 Tips)
    juno j.
    "Airport bus to town (100THB) & left baggage (80THB) is on 1st Fl."(12 Tips)
    Christopher J.
    "Bangkok Airways passengers get free WiFi."(7 Tips)
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  • Se7enthAngel
    Se7enthAngelMay 1, 2015
    After clearing immigration, for visitors, remember to take a free 3G Tourist Inter SIM from the TRUE MOVE counter. Passport number to register and topup the SIM card at any 7 11 or Family mart outlets
  • Elvis K.
    The immigration lines both incoming and outgoing are the most insane lines I have ever seen at any airport in the world. Disorganized and non functional. Plan to spend at least 1.5 hrs in line.
  • Anechka M.
    Anechka MenzerskayaAugust 30, 2014
    Take a free SIM card from True before the passport control and load it in 7/11. You can get unlimited internet for 30 days with 3G+ (but don't watch movies with it, high speed disappears after 1gb:)
  • Jing E.
    Jing EunikeMay 24, 2015
    Make sure you stop on the correct floor otherwise have to walk and turn (1st floor is arrival, 2ND floor for departurt to 1St floor) but to buy ticket must get to 1st floor..
  • Sam C.
    Sam ChoiFebruary 24
    Mini bus from the Phuket airport to Patong will stop the Phuket vacation travel office in out of nowhere. Ladies will take a ticket off you and ask for destination. They will try to sell tour package
  • Panagiotis K.
    Panagiotis KotsilimpasAugust 16, 2013
    Don't fall for the taxi trap. They will encourage you to pay for a private car or minibus. Just buy a ticket for a shared minibus. The wait is never longer than 10-20 minutes and much cheaper.
  • Darryl M.
    Darryl MancoApril 28
    Nothing exciting here. 1st luggage scan workers don't speak English. Pretty sad tray 20 years of coming here and nothing ever changes. The back tucked away restaurant by domestic side has good food.
  • Gustavo B.
    Gustavo BechtoldOctober 24, 2013
    Exit the airport and turn right towards the corner taxi stand, taximeter to the Pier or Phuket Town will cost you between 500-600 bahts, during low season you can bargain it down to 300 bahts max.
  • Groupon Malaysia
    Groupon MalaysiaDecember 5, 2012
    Phuket G-tip: Tuk-tuks do not have meters. Always ask for a price before getting into a taxi or a tuk-tuk and don’t hesitate to bargain! Short distances around town should not cost more than 40 baht. Read more
  • Emily S.
    Emily SzeApril 16, 2015
    Bangkok Airways has a beautiful lounge in both the international and domestic departure areas with lots of yummy food! Beware they make you check any bag more than 5kg.
  • Elisa
    ElisaDecember 30, 2014
    Check out before u arrive much better value than the prices the hotels will charge for transfers and the set price taxis , no stopping at travel agents on route ! Great service.
  • Andrea M.
    Andrea MontoyaSeptember 20, 2014
    Taxi prices in Phuket are expensive in general. If you're travelling solo or as a couple, get a mini bus to your hotel instead for 150-200THB/person. You could easily spot them as you exit customs.
  • Mohan K.
    Mohan KrishnanSeptember 8, 2014
    1000 baht to get Visa on arrival. Can pay in many currencies, but need cash. You also need a photograph (taken during the last 6 months). You don't have one, pay 400 baht - again only as cash.
  • Leo H.
    Leo HwangNovember 29, 2010
    Come early to the airport and get your last thai food fix at the Thai airways restaurant before immigration. Very authentic and not at all bad. Try the steamed fishballs, really fresh and bouncy.
  • Soumar T.
    Soumar TalJanuary 22, 2015
    The mini-buses you need to take from here will take you to a "booking-agency". They'll get pissed if you don't book a hotel with them, so just tell them you've already found one.
  • Erwin K.
    Erwin KApril 10, 2013
    Beware of the Airport Taxi (Black Yellow Boot right after Int.Arrival exit) they are selling 200 Baht simcard and telling you it is with unlimited internet for a week, but actually only 50 MB inside.
  • Mehdi M.
    Mehdi MFebruary 9, 2015
    If you are departing phuket, there is no burger king or subway inside, if you like these,buy your sandwiches before passing passport control or second security check.There is no brand fastfood inside.
  • Adrian S.
    Adrian SinghJanuary 15, 2015
    Make sure you plan your trip ahead. If you're arriving anytime before 7am, there are no minibuses. If you're traveling alone, mini buses are ideal as its only THB180 to Patong from the airport.
  • Ka Y.
    Ka YeJune 18, 2014
    If you've got time and plan to eat near the departure boarding gates, don't. Food choices are poor once you get past immigration/passport control. After checking-in, just dine at the 3rd floor instead
  • Jenn Y.
    Jenn YuNovember 23, 2014
    If you're on a connecting INTERNATIONAL flight, but need to fly to Bangkok (BKK or DMK) make sure you have a red "INTERNATIONAL" stamp on your boarding pass or else they will send you back & forth!
  • Jahirul Islam S.
    Jahirul Islam SojibDecember 15, 2014
    Its quite good and you can easily hire a mini bus without taking a taxi . And it is much cheaper if your travelling alone. Just make sure not to fall for a scam of tour package.
  • Simple Discoveries
    Get a window seat flying in to watch the turquoise water & karst landscape below. Take the airport bus into town for 120 Baht per person. Runs hourly.
  • Boryana D.
    Boryana DimitrovaDecember 13, 2013
    At the Coral Executive Lounge accept credit cards. At the other place they don'accept other currency except the national Bah.So if you want to use lounge prepare 40 dolars or 1200 bah.
  • Tayyare F.
    Tayyare FlyingApril 12, 2015
    crowded airport where you need to get in a line every second. Needs refurbishment, such a touristic place deserves a better one. Views during landing and take-off are amazing, don't miss it:
  • Jet Airways
    Jet AirwaysMarch 24, 2014
    A must visit place for any tourist, the Big Buddha stands on top of the Nakkerd Hills and is visible from most of the southern region. It's the best place to take in the sights of the city.
  • Abdul Hakim
    Abdul HakimJanuary 25
    Simple & small airport just for traveller. Anything can be find here. But they are in the making of new terminal just beside the current airport.
  • Reinhard F.
    A busy small airport you should go early to the airport when you have a international flight because the imigration is realy Slow! Minimum 3 hours before your flight better 4 hours
  • Destination Asia
    Destination AsiaApril 17, 2013
    The island of Phuket has received some unfavorable news of unscrupulous taxi drivers overcharging tourists, however a new bus service will help alleviate this problem. Read more
  • Fendy H.
    Fendy HsuJune 29, 2014
    Come earlier to airport, 3 hour before departure is recommended due to long queue at immigration. I have waited for 40 mins at immigration. Tips: Pay THB 50 for express line at immigration.
  • Al S.
    Al StewartJanuary 14, 2011
    Ignore the VERY expensive limos and private taxis. Turn right outside ARRIVALS and get a meter taxi from the booth at the end. You pay what's on the meter plus 100 baht (airport taxi)
  • Jelly L.
    Jelly LiMDecember 1, 2015
    If you want to move up the que fast,you will have to bribe the officers for them to allow you to use the staff lane.What nonsense!the immigration officers work like turtle! #phuketairport #thailand
  • Darren F.
    Darren FronJuly 11, 2014
    Be careful of Customs. Its shady. Agents walk around asking for bribes to cut the line. Complete chaos with no lines or organization in the place makes you want to offer the bribe.
  • Ivan D.
    Ivan DymkovNovember 11, 2012
    Exit the airport building and go right. You will find the "Taximeter" taxi cars. Much cheaper than other taxis. For Rawai we pay 600 bath (750 - airport taxi and 1200 - taxi mafia).
  • Sharanya N.
    Sharanya NairJanuary 20, 2014
    To save money take the minibus for 180b to patong. Just after the exit on left. Its safe. Share wid 10 people but ull be at ur hotel fast.drivers know their way. 70mins max .
  • KC K.
    KC KooAugust 6, 2015
    My advices always is to come earlier since it's still a small airport and normally you need to wait for nearly an hour to get check-in.
  • Cody G.
    Cody GriggersOctober 17, 2010
    Do yourself a favor and rent a car from here. Taxi prices all over Phuket are ridiculously expensive, and you'll soon exceed the 1,000 THB daily car rental fee anyway in taxi fares.
  • Eric H.
    Eric H.February 14, 2015
    Exit bldg. and go right to "taximeter". Sign says to pay 100 baht airport surcharge + meter fare. Get your ticket number and ignore their nonsense to pay anything more than that.
  • Sebastian L.
    Sebastian LimJanuary 4
    Check in early, the queue gets unusually long from time to time. Perks of travelling with a baby - the staff will usually lead you off to the local Thai immigration (For local passport holders usually
  • Jessica F.
    Jessica FengMay 31, 2014
    Departures from here are ridiculous. This airport could benefit from installing queue ropes & better signage. Avoid large groups of loud tourists who don't know how to go through security.
  • Kornkanok C.
    Kornkanok C.June 23, 2014
    No Chicken nuggets at Chester's grill, only fish nuggets. Thai Airways restaurant is on the second floor. Try Chicken masman curry. :) Free wifi available.
  • Jenn Y.
    Jenn YuNovember 23, 2014
    Be careful if you fly with AIR ASIA. They charge you a crazy baggage fee of 2220BAHT for International flights and 900BAHT for Domestic flights. That's $76CAD and $30CAD!! RIDICULOUS.
  • Eric C.
    Eric ClementsApril 1, 2013
    Transport is a mess. If going to patong you can take a 180bhat minivan but need to wait for 10 people. Went fast when we figured that put. Almost no meter taxis here!!
  • HotelQuickly
    HotelQuicklyApril 30, 2014
    Landed in Phuket and no hotel booked yet? Hotels for hostel prices, baby! Use code 4SQHQ for an extra 10% off your (already discounted!) booking through the HotelQuickly app. Read more
  • Nastia N.
    Nastia NohJune 14, 2014
    Please dont forget ur departure card because the will ask u to pay for it even actually u dont have too.. still corruption active in Thailand.. how do we have batt bevause we're going back..
  • Nathapong L.
    Nathapong LaorvongJune 23, 2015
    Be careful! I found the cockroache at Chester grill whilst I was having dinner, reported to the waitress. She ran away and informed her manager but no any actions.Will never go back there ever.
  • Sha S.
    Sha SalimJune 16, 2013
    For great (and proper) airport food, head up to the third floor where you'll find Thai Airways Restaurant. Good food at affordable prices!
  • PdoubleOk ❥.
    PdoubleOk ❥March 19, 2013
    Got a normal taximeters on the right side out side of the airport.. But they doesn't use the meter anymore as they said they has to paid 100 thb. For the Airport Charging fees.
  • Elisa
    ElisaDecember 30, 2014
    If travelling with Bangkok airways make sure to chill in their lounge it's for everyone flying with them free drinks and snacks and wifi.
  • Peter S.
    Peter ShiehFebruary 17, 2011
    Price fixed taxis on the island are unacceptable and a rip off but still cheap for those comin with Usd or EUR. Whats the best way to book cheaper transportation?
  • Sarah C.
    Sarah ConradDecember 28, 2014
    Make sure you get a metered taxi. On the right outside the airport. Ask to make sure the cab has air conditioning (I baked like a pie).
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