Getting there

By plane

International flights

  • Australia – Air Asia via Kuala LumpurJetstar (direct or via Singapore with sister airline Jetstar Asia) with flights from/to major cities in Australia.
  • China – Spring Airlines has a daily direct flight from Shanghai Pudong Airport (PVG) to Phuket. Air China flies from Beijing. China Eastern from Chengdu. China Sounthern from Guangzhou.
  • Indonesia – AirAsia flies from/to Jakarta and Medan in Sumatra, and often this is the cheapest connection between Thailand and Java and more eastern parts of Indonesia(promotional fares are often USD30-50 for a 3h flight)
  • Korea – Asiana Airlines and Korean Air]have non-stop services from Seoul with connections from Japan and North America.
  • Malaysia – AirAsia  flies to Kuala Lumpur (LCC), FireFly  flies to Penang, using small ATR-Turboprop aircraft, and Malaysia Airlines has flights from/to Kuala Lumpur
  • Qatar – Qatar Airways operates direct daily flights from/to Doha
  • Singapore – SilkAir  up to 35 flights a week. Low cost alternatives are Thai AirAsia  and Scoot . In addition, Jetstar [16] flies there too.

By bus

Intercity and public bus is one of the cheapest ways to take you to Phuket. Buses leave daily and directly to Phuket from Bangkok’s Southern Terminal Station. Both air-conditioned and non air-conditioned buses are provided, and of course the price is different. The overnight buses are the most popular choice since they are comfortable. The approximate duration is 12-14 hours. For more information, call 0-2435-1199, 0-2435-1200, 0-2434-7192, 0-2434-5557-8 or visit There are also buses leaving from Khaosarn Road, operated by some travel operators, and of course the price will be different, probably higher. Suggest you to find out when you are hanging around there.

By car

Going to Phuket by car is probably the most fun trip when this allows you to stop at several beautiful places all the way along the trip and catch nice photos. Just drive along Petchkasem Road (Highway No. 4), you will pass through Nakhon Pathom, Ratchburi, Prachuab Kiri Khan, Chumporn, Ranong, Phang-nga, and cross Sarasin Bridge and here there is… downtown Phuket. The total distance is 862 kms, approximately 12 hours, but still several destinations to explore and enjoy. However, if you are afraid of losing the way, a map is also recommended.

By train

Taking a train is also another cheapest way, but keep it in mind that there is in fact no direct train commuting down to Phuket. Take the train at main Hua Lamphong Train Station and get off at Surat Thani to take bus to Phuket. The overnight train is far more comfortable than overnight buses. But pre-booking is advised several days in advance. Check the train schedule with the State Railway of Thailand (Hua Lamphong Train Station) at 1690, 0-2223-7010, 0-220-4444, 0-222-4334 and 0-2621-8701 or visit www………..

By air

Taking a flight down to Phuket is definitely the most convenient way when it only takes approximately one hour (unless the flight is delayed). There are several domestic flights operating daily and directly from Bangkok to Phuket at Phuket International Airport – both regular price (bit high) and low cost, also depending on seasons (low or high). We recommend you to compare the price between airlines for the best deal. Check out the list below with contact details

Thai Airways
Tel. 0-2628- 2000

Bangkok Airways
Tel.0-2265-5678, 0-2265-5555

Phuket Air

Thai Air Asia

One-Two-Go by Orient Thai
call 1126

Nok Air
call 1318

Viet jet Air
call +84 1900 1886

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