Essentials to Know about Phuket International Airport

November 24, 2020 - 504 views

There is some information about Phuket International airport that you need to know before arriving here, including an arrivals guide, airport facilities, and many more. Check out this article for more details.

Phuket is one of the most visited destinations in Thailand and most tourists get here by plane. If you plan to come here, make sure you learn about Phuket International Airport.
Introduction about Phuket International Airport

Phuket International Airport

Phuket international airport/

Phuket International Airport is one of the busiest airports in the country because many locals and tourists visit the island everyday. There are about 100,000 flights from all over the world to this airport every year. And the number of passengers is about 16 million. The airport has a special location which is right behind Mai Khao Beach. That means you will be able to enjoy a beautiful view of the beach or the landscape when the planes take off or land.

1. International arrivals guide

When you fly to Phuket International Airport from your country, you will arrive at the international terminal. The first thing you need to do after arriving is to pass through Immigration. There are 15 counters but usually, you have to get in line and wait. So it is recommended to fill in your arrival and departure cards, get them ready before landing. It is also important to go to the toilet beforehand and be patient.
When you are done with Immigration, get your things in the baggage conveyor (there are five of them) and go to Customs counters to declare if needed. You can find money exchange counters, ATMs, and SIM cards in the Arrivals hall. There are also some restaurants serving cuisines from different countries. Besides, you can sit in a coffee shop, a bakery, or an ice-cream shop.

2. Airport facilities

Phuket international airport has amazing facilities for an island airport.

  • Shopping

You can find some shops in the airport, from duty-free outlets, jewelry shops to bookstores and perfumes.


Phuket International Airport tourism desk and sim

Tour desks, SIM cards at Phuket international airport/

  • Communication

The airport enables WIFI internet access for your mobile devices which is free for the first two hours. There are also public telephones and a post office.

  • Disabled facilities

Phuket international airport has lifts, toilets, and lower telephones adapted to disabled persons' needs. It also has a parking area for passengers with physical disabilities. If you need one of these facilities or any assistance, it is advised to contact the airline in advance for better service.

  • Parking

There is a car parking area that is available 24/7 outside the airport.

  • Limousine taxis

There are many options for you to get to your hotel from the airport. And limousine service is one of them. Although this option is expensive, it is also comfortable and convenient. You can book the service in advance to save time and energy.

  • Taxi Meter

You can look for the counter marked "taxi meter" for vehicles that use their meters to have a fairer fare. You might need to pay an extra 100 baht for the airport service charge.

  • Phuket Airport Bus

Getting on a bus is a cheaper option. There are 2 bus services from this airport, including the bright orange buses that go to Phuket Town and the cream-colored buses with the blue stripe that go to beaches.

  • Car Rental

There are also car rental options as long as you have an international driving license.

Customs Hall & Hire Car Booths Phuket International Airport

Customer Hall and Car rental booths at Phuket International airport/

Phuket International Airport is usually crowded. Therefore, make sure you arrive at the airport at least 3 hours before the departure time to not miss your flight.

Jenny Tran

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