Phuket International Airport (HKT)

  • Emily S.
    "domestic departure areas with lots"(26 Tips)
    Christopher J.
    "Bangkok Airways passengers get free WiFi."(7 Tips)
    Suhaifa N.
    "drink at Bill Bentleys Pub before going through departure gates"(6 Tips)
    Moody E.
    "Try the spa... very good foot massage."(3 Tips)
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  • Anechka M.
    Anechka M.August 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:)
    Upvoted May 14
  • 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
    Upvoted May 27
  • Elvis K.
    Elvis KibitiMay 2, 2016
    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.
  • Sam G.
    Sam GrundmanOctober 24, 2016
    By the exits are big blue posters on the walls warning you of the maximum allowed taxi fares to various parts of the island. Don't let yourself get cheated by the people pushing you in the terminal!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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..
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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:
  • Abdul Hakim
    Abdul HakimJanuary 25, 2016
    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.
  • Adrian S.
    Adrian SinghJanuary 15, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    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.
  • 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.
  • Andrew W.
    Andrew WongFebruary 11
    Amazing continued transformation! Still with a laid back atmosphere. But with only one lift to get from Arrivals/can rentals to Departure, can be quite congested
  • Arief E.
    Arief EngahMarch 14
    A very compact airport and the check in counter was a bit too cramped together. But the view inside the terminal is awesome. Not many food outlets here, eats elsewhere before getting here
  • 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!
  • FARID A.
    FARID ALIJune 13, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    I am back Phuket! Love the culture, foods and nice people they have. 😘 3rd time for me here. Good to be back 😊🙏 @FaridAbrazFA (13 JUNE 2014, 0949hours local time)
  • Simple Discoveries
    Simple DiscoveriesJune 17, 2016
    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.
  • Stephanie M.
    Stephanie MirandaDecember 21, 2013
    You should get here three hours before your flight. There are huge lines for nearly everything.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 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
  • Derek L.
    Derek LinNovember 14, 2016
    Arrive with ample time before your flight. Restaurant options on the inside are limited, eat before going through passport control.
  • 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).
  • Sebastian L.
    Sebastian LimJanuary 4, 2016
    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
  • Peng S.
    Peng SNovember 30, 2011
    Really nice hotel and serviced apartment in Phuket town. Baan Suwantawe is recommended place to stay. Check it out at or 076212879.
  • Sam C.
    Sam ChoiFebruary 24, 2016
    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
  • Mich M.
    Mich MichMarch 31, 2014
    Get here earlier (3hrs) as Immigration is really busy. Smoking room is really smoky. Eat before departure in town! Rip off shopping !
  • Mighty B.
    Mighty BowoMarch 12, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Free sim by True Move already closed at night arrival? Don't worry, just buy at nearest 7-Eleven shop at your hotel. Only 50 bath include 15 bath credit n free one day unlimited internet.
  • 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.
  • Chun Hung W.
    Chun Hung WanApril 14, 2011
    If you plan on moving around Phuket, rent a car instead of along taxis. It'll save you a bundle. I rented a Honda Jazz with Garmin GPS for only THB1,100 per day.
  • 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.
  • Zain B.
    Zain BadorMarch 31, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Phuket is a top tourist destination, and the (old) airport is at overcapacity. Arrive early as CIQ and check-in can be lengthy.
  • Joch
    JochSeptember 24, 2013
    Recommended to buy souvenirs at store Phuket, next to subway. Cheaper price with complete items compare to the others.
  • 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!
  • Justine M.
    Justine MJSeptember 24, 2016
    Cannot take photo at the queue for entry or you'll be interrogated by the security. Buy tourist SIM card, good service
  • Sophia S.
    Sophia ShekMay 18, 2015
    There's a lovely lady after passport control who can register for you for free for 2 hours WiFi usage. She's awesome. Great service.
  • Ildiko I.
    Ildiko IgnaczFebruary 26, 2015
    Be there min. 2,5 hours prior to departure, in high season it is unbelievably crowded: 2 security checks, immigration office and so on!
  • Schuyler D.
    Schuyler DotenApril 9, 2014
    The airport needs a bit of a "facelift", but the Bangkok Airways Lounge is pretty nice. Complimentary wi-fi and food/drinks ;-)
  • Maynard T.
    Maynard TannDecember 9, 2014
    As you exit customs, there are counters for car rental, taxis, hotels. Beyond that is where the public can wait, and where booked pickups will be waiting.
  • Damian B.
    Damian BayonaJanuary 12, 2015
    International outbound flights can have long queues. Plan to get there early and then enjoy a 30 min massage for USD $27
  • Krish R.
    Krish RMarch 9, 2014
    Sick of the crowd in the departure lounge ? Head to the Airport Lounge...for 1300 Baht per person, you get some person space and food & beverages !
  • Juliana
    JulianaMay 14, 2015
    If you have to wait for your flight, go to the beach next to airport where you can swim and eat some good thai food.
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