With an international airport and other transport links, Phuket is Thailand’s most popular island. The destination offers the best of both worlds, with great shopping and nightlife, but also fine beaches and natural beauty.
Isla Tapu, Phuket © Diego Delso, delso.photo | License CC-BY-SA
How To Get From Bangkok to Phuket
There are direct flights from Bangkok to Phuket International Airport, Thailand’s second busiest airport. You can also get to Phuket from Bangkok via bus (and taxi):
- All available Bangkok to Phuket routes
- Bangkok to Phuket flights
- Bangkok to Phuket bus routes
- Bangkok to Phuket taxi routes
|Flight Bangkok - Phuket ฿ 637–5,948 1h 19m – 2h 5m|
|Bus Bangkok - Phuket ฿ 590–1,189 12h – 14h 45m|
|Flight Don Mueang Airport - Phuket ฿ 638–1,533 1h – 1h 30m|
Due to its ease of access and international airport, Phuket has become Thailand’s most popular island, with all the trappings you’d expect from a thriving tourist industry. However, it remains a destination of great beauty and natural variety, with a huge amount of things to do.
Each beach has its own personality and offers something different. There are natural wonders like the iconic limestone karsts are Phang Nga Bay and hilltop viewpoints like Phromthep Cape. Phuket is also an excellent location for activities, including surfing, snorkelling, scuba diving, and golf.
See our Phuket Quick Guide for details.
Where To Stay On Phuket
From luxurious Sri Panwa Phuket Luxury Pool Villa Hotel, the four-star Sugar Palm Grand Hillside in the mid-range bracket, to the budget Green House, there is accommodation for every budget on Phuket.
See our Phuket Quick Guide for more recommendations.
Check availability and pricing of hotels on Phuket on Booking.com for your chosen dates using the search box below. You can often reserve a room with free cancellation, so you can always change your plans.
Things To Do On Phuket
Famous as Scaramanga’s island in The Man With The Golden Gun, the limestone karsts in Phang Nga Bay are amongst the most iconic sights in the whole of Thailand.
Phuket is a hilly island, which offers some great vantage points. Amongst the best of these are the 45-metre Big Buddha and Phromthep Cape.
Most of all, Phuket offers some of the best beaches in Thailand. See our Phuket Quick Guide for a rundown of what each beach has to offer and the many activities to take part in.
Bangkok to Phuket Map
Phuket is roughly 850km south of Bangkok and the Bangkok to Phuket flight takes roughly 70 minutes. It is located on the Andaman coast to the south east of Krabi on the map. See our Thailand Map page with highlights of the best places to visit in Thailand.