Truly one of the most convenient airports in the world.
This airport is very easy to get in and out if you are flying locally inside Thailand. You can be off your plane and in your car and on the road in five to seven minutes tops. And, at what other international airport can you park your car so inexpensively? Less than US$5 a day for safe and secure parking.
The drive into Patong or Phuket Town will take about 30-35 minutes – if driven at a reasonable rate. To Laguna Resorts and Bang Tao Beach/Surin area will be about 20 minutes.
Metered taxis are available straight out the arrivals doors and to the right – look for their kiosk. Transport to the major cities will cost in the area of B500+ – the Laguna area, NE Phuket and Mai Khao areas will cost less. Negotiated rate taxis (the people who will solicit you as you leave the arrivals area) will cost about 20% more – but sometimes have nicer and bigger cars. The metered taxis can sometimes be a bit beat up and worn out. You might pay less, beat the taxi mafia, but you’ll also possibly be less comfortable.
Phuket Airport ranks second in the country in terms of passenger and cargo volume.
Thanks to the fascinating tourist attractions including the world famous beaches in Phuket and the nearby provinces coupled with a complete range of tourist services, Phuket International Airport has welcomed millions of passengers each year. Most are tourists coming from countries all over the world.
Below is an airport terminal map from the Airport Authority of Thailand (AOT): You can easily locate arrivals, departures, left luggage and meeting areas. It is a relatively small airport. You can’t really get lost or miss the people coming to meet you. You can also download and save that map from this link: Phuket-International-Airport (opens in a new window).
Phuket Airport Map
Following is a list of Services provided at the airport as provided by the Airports of Thailand Public Company LTD.
Information Services For any enquiries and assistance, simply approach the airport officers at the Airport Information Counter. The central phone number is (Long distant code inside Thailand is 076) 327230-7.
More than 10 retail premises offer shopping delights and
duty free buys like liquor, cigarettes, perfume and much more.
Restaurants – Thai Airways International restaurant located on the 3rd floor serves Thai and European food. In addition, fast food and snack bars can be found at various areas in the terminal.
Tour Service – The tour service counter is situated in the departure hall.
Post and Telegraph Office – Located in the departure hall, 2nd floor.
Currency Exchange – There are 4 currency exchange counters in the arrival hall and 1 counter in the departure hall.
Transportation Limousine – Ticket sold at counters in the arrival hall 1st floor.
Metered Taxis – Kiosk outside arrivals area on the far right end of the sidewalk.
Car Rental – There are 2 car rental counters, one in the arrival hall at north end and the other at the south end.
Transit and Transfer Service – Transit area situated in the same area of the international departure lounge.
Left Luggage – This services is provided on the 1st floor, domestic arrival hall.
Baggage Claim – There are 6 baggage conveyors 2 of which are for domestic arrivals while other 2 for international arrivals and the remaining conveyors are for departing passengers.
Lost and Found
Passengers can trace their belongings at
– Counter of Thai Airways International on the 1st floor.
– Office of each airline company.
For tracking lost belongings contact airport information counter.
Smoking Room – Smoking Room is provided in domestic and international departure lounge.
Muslim Praying Room – Muslim Praying Room for Muslim passengers/airport users is on the 3rd floor.
Meeting Point – Those who come to pick up passengers can make an appointment with passengers at the meeting points, located in arrival and departure hall.
Medical Service – First Aid is in the departure hall. Service hours is between 06.00 a.m. and 12.00 p.m.
Hotel Reservation – Hotel Reservation counter can be found in the arrival hall.
Facility for the handicapped.
Provided facilities for the handicapped are as follows :-
– Car Park.
Trolley – Complimentary trolleys are available within the terminal.