Cheap flights to Phuket Airport

What's Phuket like?

Phuket is Thailand's biggest and most developed island, but don't let that put you off. With its white sand beaches, wildlife sanctuaries and serene hilltop temples, it's still a world away from Bangkok. Phuket is eager to please visitors of all backgrounds, with specialised resort towns separating the young party crowd from families and upmarket travellers. Activities on the island are just as diverse, whether you prefer to spend the afternoon indulging at a spa or riding a jet-ski.

Which airlines fly to Phuket?

There are no direct flights from New Zealand to Phuket, but several airlines have 1-stop flights.

Most connecting flights are shared between 2 airlines, or you can fly all the way with:

How long is the flight to Phuket?

Auckland to Phuket

14 hours 20 minutes (1 stop)

Christchurch to Phuket

13 hours 20 minutes (1 stop)

Queenstown to Phuket

14 hours (1 stop)

Wellington to Phuket

15 hours 45 minutes (1 stop)

What is the best time to visit Phuket?

Phuket is warm and tropical all year round, with average monthly temperatures barely changing from 28°C to 30°C.

The big difference is in the rain, which is most concentrated in September and October. December to March is the driest period, but still sees some rain.

Do I need a visa for Phuket?

A free visa on arrival is granted for up to 30 days when you land in Phuket or another Thai airport.

How expensive is Phuket?

Phuket is cheap by New Zealand standards. As Thailand's richest province, prices are a little higher for food and drink, taxis and accommodation than you might be used to in the rest of the country.

The local currency is the Thai baht.

Arriving in Phuket

Phuket Airport (HKT) is Thailand's busiest airport outside of the capital. International flights land at Terminal 1, which has a duty-free section before immigration. Domestic connections arrive at the smaller Terminal 2. The airport has a number of food and drink options, ATMs and currency exchange, with free Wi-Fi available in both terminals.

There are 3 options for getting into Phuket. Taxis cost around 700 baht and take 30 minutes to reach most hotels, while buses take longer but are cheaper at 130 baht. You can also hire a car at the airport.

Useful tips about Phuket

Phuket is a world-famous spa destination, home to one of the best detox and health retreats in Asia.

Less well-known is that it's also one of the world's best fishing destinations.

After you've experienced Phuket, see what some less famous Thai islands have to offer.

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Please note: all information is correct as of December, 2017.

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Frequently asked questions

There's one airport in : Phuket.
Singapore Airlines, SilkAir, Sichuan Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, Bangkok Airways, Shanghai Airlines, Shandong Airlines and Scoot all fly direct to Phuket.
The cheapest month to fly to Phuket is May.

Prices shown on this page are estimated lowest prices only. Found in the last 45 days.