HKT Phuket Airport Information
Where is Phuket Airport?
Suspended from the southern tip of Thailand's Phang Nga province, and connected by two short but substantial road bridges, lies Phuket Island. Situated 862 kilometres (535 miles) south of Bangkok, tourism, which has transformed Phuket into Thailand's wealthiest province.
Most beaches are on the west coast, with Phuket Town to the southeast. Phuket's west coast was hit severely by a tsunami in 2004, but almost no evidence of the damage remains. Phuket enjoys great popularity as a travel destination.
Phuket International Airport (IATA: HKT, ICAO: VTSP), or simply Phuket Airport, is situated north of Phuket City, the capital of Phuket province, in southern Thailand.
In 2011, Phuket Airport served 8,467,860 passengers, making it the 2nd busiest airport in Thailand. Already operating over capacity, HKT airport is currently undergoing a major expansion (projected completion: 2015).
A huge number of airlines fly to Phuket Airport, among them Aeroflot, Air Berlin, Air China, AirAsia, Austrian Airlines, Condor, Edelweiss Air, Emirates, Finnair, Malaysia Airlines, Philippine Airlines, Qatar Airways, Shanghai Airlines, SilkAir, Singapore, Thomas Cook Airlines, Tiger Airways and Virgin Australia, to name just a few.
Many cities have direct flights to Phuket Airport, including Abu Dhabi, Amsterdam, Beijing, Brussels, Budapest, Copenhagen, Doha, Dubai, Frankfurt, Helsinki, Hong Kong, Kiev, Kuala Lumpur, London, Milan, Moscow, Oslo, Perth, Rome, St. Petersburg, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, Taipei, Tehran, Vienna and Zürich, plus many more.
IMPORTANT TIP: There are 2 major airports in Bangkok, which you need to pay attention to whenbooking your flights, as you don't want to transfer between the two (trust us on this one!). Thai Airways International and Bangkok Airways fly to Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK), whereas Nok Air and Orient Thai fly to Bangkok Don Mueang Airport (DMK).
Your best bet for a Phuket Airport transfer is the bus* (see note below). Details on all options are included in this guide.
Or, to truly arrive stress free, treat yourself to a private Phuket Airport transfer from IHateTaxis.
Update as of April 6, 2013: Implementation of the new airport bus service has been stymied by taxi and tuk-tuk drivers who, fearing their livelihood threatened, threaten blockades if service begins. IHT suggests the situation has the potential to disrupt taxi services if things flare up.
Distance from Phuket Airport to City Centre or CBD
Internet at Phuket Airport & WiFi Access
There is a small Internet cafe at the Phuket Airport in the Departures hall.
- Be a smart traveller and be in the know about some Internet at Phuket Airport WiFi Connection and Security tips before you connect
Phuket Airport Departures and Arrivals Airlines
Closest Airports to HKT Phuket Airport
Official HKT Phuket Airport Website Links
More Phuket Airport Transfer & Airport Connection Options
- Phuket Airport Train & Subway
- Phuket Airport Hotel Shuttle Transfers
- Phuket Airport Shuttle
- Phuket Airport Buses & Coaches
- Phuket Airport Limo & Private Car Transfers
- Phuket Airport Car Hire/Car Rental
- Phuket Airport Other Ground Transportation
- Phuket Airport Parking & Passenger Pickup
- Phuket Airport Stopover & Layovers
- Closest Airports to HKT Phuket Airport