Access Phuket's most exotic destinations by speedboat, sailing boat, kayak or canoe. Visit the world-famous James Bond Island, Koh Panyee, or the Sea Gypsy Village at Rawai Beach, built on stilts over the water. For a completely unique experience, cruise Phang Nga Bay on a traditional Chinese Junk and marvel at scenery that includes dramatic limestone islands.
Phuket is one of the world's top ten diving destinations. Shark Point and Anemone Reef offer some of the best diving in Thailand. Experienced divers will head to the lower Andaman region, particularly the islands off Burma, Phang Nga Province and Phuket. Take on the challenges of Rachai Noi and check out the new sites opening up in Burma's beautiful Mergui Archipeligo. You'll need to do your research and book early to secure a spot on a daytrip vessel or a safari boat.
Phuket Airport (HKT)
Flights from Australia to Phuket will disembark at Phuket International Airport.
As the second busiest airport in Thailand, Phuket International Airport welcomes over 3 million passengers per year. Serviced by 10 local and international airlines with world-wide reach, this busy island gateway houses both the international and domestic terminals. Phuket Town and Patong Beach area are approximately 32km from the airport.
Airport Accommodation: There are a number of hotels located in close proximity to Phuket International Airport. Book your Phuket Airport accommodation.
Getting to Phuket
There are several airlines that offer flights to Phuket from Australia. Direct flights from Sydney take around nine hours and 30 minutes. There are also flights from Sydney that include a stopover in Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Hong Kong and Singapore. Flights from Melbourne via Sydney, Singapore or Kuala Lumpur to Phuket take between 12 and 18 hours depending on the stopover. Direct flights from Perth take six hours and 30 minutes. Flights from Brisbane via Sydney, Bangkok or Singapore take around 13 hours depending on the stopover.
Airlines that fly to Phuket
Airlines that offer cheap flights to Phuket from Australia include:
For more on Phuket holidays check out our Phuket travel guide or view our range of Phuket holiday packages that include flights, accommodation and often other extras like tours, transfers, breakfast or car hire.