Phuket International Airport (HKT) is the third busiest airport in Thailand, which is serving as the main gateway to Phuket, Thailand's biggest island and major tourist destination. Millions of tourists visit Phuket every year and a significant part of them come via HKT airport. Phuket Airport is well connected with other regions of Thailand and some Southeast Asian countries. The airport also receives numerous long-haul flights with a number of them increasing during the high season.
International Flights from/to Phuket Airport
Thailand has international flight connections with a vast number of destinations worldwide. HKT Airport is the third biggest international airport which is located in Phuket and used by full-service airlines and low-cost carriers intensively.
Phuket International Airport is served by international flights from/to:
Domestic Flights from/to Phuket Airport
You can reach other cities in Thailand by using domestic flights from/to Phuket Airport (HKT):
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Tickets for domestic and regional flights to/from Phuket Airport can be booked by using this search form.
Thailand Visa at Phuket Airport
You can get your Thailand Visa on Arrival at Phuket Airport only if you are flying here directly without a connection in Bangkok. If your flight is connecting and you change flights in Bangkok, you will need to get your Visa on Arrival at the airport in Bangkok – Suvarnabhumi (BKK) or Don Mueang (DMK). In such a case check:
- Bangkok Visa on Arrival - Thai Visa at Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK)
- Thai Visa on Arrival at Bangkok Don Mueang Airport (DMK)
Phuket International Airport (HKT) is included in the official list of Thailand’s Immigration Checkpoints providing facilities for issuance of Visa on Arrival and you can get your visa here. Other international airports, harbours and land border crossings issuing Thai Visa on Arrival are listed here – Immigration Checkpoints issuing Visa on Arrival.
If you hold a passport that lets you enter Thailand on Free visa-exempt stay or you've acquired your Single Entry Tourist Visa / Multiple Entry Tourist Visa from Thai embassy or consulate in your home country, you just need to fill Thailand Arrival Card and proceed to the immigration. Your passport will get stamped and you will be allowed to enter Thailand. Thailand Immigration control procedure at the airport is briefly described here: Thailand Immigration Control Procedure for Foreigners.
If you’re a citizen of one of the countries eligible to obtain Thai Visa on Arrival and decided to get your visa at HKT Airport, you will first need to proceed to Visa on Arrival counters and apply for Thai visa there.
For more details about getting Thai visa at Phuket Airport check: Thai Visa on Arrival at Phuket International Airport (HKT).
Thailand E-Visa at Phuket Airport
The new Thailand E-Visa is available at Phuket International Airport (HKT). If you want to get your Visa on Arrival faster, you can apply for Thailand E-Visa on Arrival online as Phuket Airport is one of 4 airports where the E-Visa system can be used. More info about this type of Thailand visa application can be found here: Thailand eVisa on Arrival (eVOA) by VFS Global.
Thailand SIM Card at Phuket Airport
There are counters of all main Thailand mobile network providers at Phuket Airport. If you are willing to save some money, you can book Thailand 4G SIM Card online and pick it up at the airport as it will be significantly cheaper.
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Taxi from Phuket Airport to Hotel
As public transportation is not well developed in Phuket, taking taxi is the easiest way for reaching hotel from Phuket Airport. As taxi drivers at Phuket Airport are often overcharging customers, booking a private transfer online is a better option. When choosing this type of transportation, you will be met by the driver who will be waiting for you at the airport holding a sign with your name on it. It's definitely the most comfortable way to reach the hotel in Phuket and not to get scammed by Phuket taxi drivers on the first day of your trip.
Private transfer from Phuket Airport to the hotel can be booked here: Phuket Airport Transfers (HKT) for Phuket & More.
Places to Stay near Phuket Airport
Phuket attracts millions of tourists every year and the island offers accommodations for travelers of any taste and budget. If you want to stay not too far from Phuket Airport, choose a hotel at Mai Khao Beach. This beach is also suitable for anyone willing to escape biggest crowds of tourists in Phuket.
For more places to stay in Phuket check Hotels in Phuket on Booking.com.