Phuket Island is one of the destinations that very convenience for most of tourists to travel from anywhere in Thailand. With a concrete highway, an international airport, and commercial ports, Phuket has become a final destination and a gateway to surrounding destinations.


How to visit Phuket?

Tourists can possibly visit Phuket by several means of transport; the easiest way is by airplane. It takes only an hour by airplane from Bangkok and upon your arrival; there are many public transports waiting for your arrival beside taxi services. You may prefer to negotiable hire a mini-truck directly to your choice of destination or take an airport bus to Phuket town, but the most recommend is to arrange a pick-up transport with your hotel to cut-off any cost and inconvenient.


Car is another way; 862 km from Bangkok via Thonburi-paktor Road before changing to M4 route towards Phangnga, crossing Sarasin or the Heroines’ Bridge to enter Phuket. Driving through this path takes about 8 hours. But if you really need to keep your budget as low as possible and do not mind a small bit of inconvenient, coach is another recommend round. There are direct coaches, either ordinary or express with air-conditioning, every one-two hours from Bangkok. Or if you’re fond of traveling by train, sadly there is no direct train to Phuket, but you can take a train to “Pun-Pin” station in Surathani and take a bus to Phuket.


Travel by Air IN4:

By far, this is the best and the easiest way to get to Phuket. With numbers of domestic and international flights daily from Bangkok and overseas, Phuket International Airport has become the second busiest airport in the country. For more information please visit: Phuket International Airport (HKT).


Thai Airways International: has non-stop daily flights servicing between Both Bangkok's Airports; Don Mueang and Suvarnabhumi. For TG-flight schedule and reservation, contact their Bangkok office at tel. 66 2628 2000 or .


Bangkok Airways: has daily non-stop service between Phuket and Pattaya, Samui, and both Bangkok's Airports. For PG-flight schedule and reservation, contact their Bangkok office at tel. 66 2265 5678 or .


Air Asia: also offers several direct flights between Bangkok, Suvarnabhumi Airport, Malaysia, and Singapore. For FD-flight schedule and reservation, contact their Bangkok office at tel. 66 2515 9999 or .


Nok Air: provides direct daily flights between Bangkok, Don Mueang Airport and Phuket. For DD-flight schedule and reservation, contact their Bangkok office at tel. 66 2627 2000 or


International Carriers:

There are number of airlines offering both direct and indirect flights to Phuket from nearby countries or even from other continents. Most of the international flights will be arrived in Bangkok at Suvarnabhumi International Airport. There are many domestic airline carriers flying from both Suvarnabhumi and Don Mueang Airport daily to Phuket. Please click here for a list of International Carriers providing direct flights to Phuket.



Road network in Phuket can be divided into the following categories: highways, main streets, small roads and lanes. There is one major highway which links Phuket with the mainland and three other minor highways which link the major highways with the outer districts.




There is no rail-line to Phuket but the nearest train station is at nearby Surat Thani.



There are ferry services to and from Phuket with Koh Phi Phi and Koh Lanta.



Songthaews (passenger pick-up vehicles) are a common mode of transport in both the rural and urban areas. Phuket’s songthaews however, are larger than those found in other areas of Thailand. They travel to and from the town to all the beaches.



Samlors (rickshaws) can be found in the provincial town as a means of transportation within the province.




Tuk-tuks are popular with both locals and tourists for short distances.


Bus service

Phuket is easily accessible by air-conditioned bus from Bangkok and by non air-conditioned buses from all other northern provincial capitals.

For travel within the province itself there are older non air-conditioned buses.


Motorbike taxi

These are found in large numbers in the main town and at Patong Beach. The charges differ depending on the traveling distance.



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