Phuket airport: code, name, photo, how to get from HKT to Patong?
Every year on the Thai island of Phuket comes more than 1 million people. In ancient times it was famous for its convenient Harbor, to which it was possible to approach the ships of traders to resupply on the way to India and China.
Now tourists choose the island because of its amazing scenic beauty and sandy beaches. Most tourists are interested in the question how to get from Phuket airport to Phuket town (main town of the island).
- Airports on the map: how many are there on the island?
- All about Phuket International Airport - photo diagram of a terminal in Russian language
- Directions and airlines
- Mai Khao Beach
- Hotels and entertainment near the terminal
- How to get from terminal to main town?
- What is the route from the resorts to the air port?
Airports on the map: how many are there on the island?
Until 1967 to get to the island of Phuket was only possible on water. Now, it built international airport. Some of the hotels have helipads.
To reach Phuket currently has become much easier and faster.
The main international airport Phuket - Phuket International Airport. It is the second busiest airport of Thailand. It has the geographic coordinates:
- Latitude 8°6'48"N;
- Longitude 98°19'1"E.
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The airport has codes (abbreviation or symbol):
- ICAO – VTSP (issued to all airports engaged in international transport);
- IATA – HKT.
Tourists can see the IATA airport code on the tags, which are attached to their Luggage. Phuket International airport is 38 km from Phuket. Next to it is the beach of Mai Khao beach.
A plane ticket to the island can be found by using this search form. Enter the departure city and arrival city, date and number of passengers.
All about Phuket International Airport - photo diagram of a terminal in Russian language
Phuket international airport is of great importance not only for the island but for the whole country. He takes the lion's share of arriving foreign tourists. The length of the runway of the airport - 3 km, width - 45 meters.
Directions and airlines
The airport serves more than 40 airlines of different countries. Among them are such well-known carrierslike:
- Malaysia Airlines;
- Transaero and others.
Airport sends and receives flights from over 60 cities located in 20 countries.
Together with foreign flights Phuket International serves domestic flights. Annually it is performed by aircraft of various classes more 27 thousand takeoffs and landings. The airport is a base for airlines: Destinasi air Shuttle happy air and Phuket air.
The airport consists of two terminals. They are a modern two-storey building, which have their arrivals and departures. In airport terminals created the conditions necessary for a comfortable waiting passengers for your flight.
The airport has paid a hall for vip-clients. The cost of the hall is negotiable. In some cases it is not charged. Is the vip lounge in the terminal that serves international flights. Chose it for relaxation and waiting passengers can obtain such servicesas:
- sleeping places;
- daily press;
- bar with snacks and drinks;
- separate check-in counters passengers;
- shipping to the ladder of airplane on a car business class.
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At the airport the tubing is designed for a 50 seats conference room. Facilities: post office and banks, restaurant, roomswaiting for passengers, nursery, shops, souvenir shops and Luggage storage. In the relegation zone are Duty Free. Near the airport built the hotel. To move between the terminals on the Shuttle.
Mai Khao Beach
Mai Khao beach is a real attraction not only Phuket but the whole country. Tourists coming here seek to make photos of landing on the runway or taking off from her aircraft. Proximity to airport not very pleasant neighborhood, so the beach is not very crowded.
The length of the sandy beach is 11 km away. It is the longest beach of the island. This place is popular with the local population. Under the shadow growing on the beach of the trees they like to hold picnics. Beach the beach is quite steep, but the entrance to the sea convenient. Mai Khao beach is not among the tourist beaches, so its infrastructure is not developed.
Hotels and entertainment near the terminal
Near International Phuket is Splash Jungle water Park, built on the project of the canadian company White Water Industries. Area of the building is 22 thousand sq. m.
The throughput of water Park designed for one-time visits to 2,000 people.
Visitors should not weigh more than 120 kg. Such a restriction is established, together with some other. The only hotel visitors who do not need to pay for entrance to the water Park at Centara Grand West Sands Resort & Villas Phuket.
Five star hotel is located in Thalang. Free entrance to the Waterpark is not the only plus for the hotel. The hotel has 2 outdoor pools with bars and water slides. It has a great sauna, your diving and fitness centre. Each hotel room has a kitchen. A big minus of the hotel — proximity to the runway of the airfield.
Stop waiting for your departure can be near the airport and the water Park in hotels KimLung Airport Hotel (airport - 0,3 km, is located near the beach Nai Yang beach and 1.7 km from Sirinath national Park service center) and David Residence (airport - 0,3 km, the hotel has rooms for non-smokers).
Among the hotels with its water Park Phuket are particularly popular with tourists:
- 5 stars - Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa and Centara Kata Resort;
- 4 stars - Kamala Bay Garden Resort and Courtyard by Marriott;
- 3 stars - Coconut Village Resort.
Read in this article the categories of rooms in hotels, to choose the most suitable accommodation.
Phuket international airport is located in the center of the island. From it simply reachable to every corner of the island. Prior to arrival in Phuket transfer can be arranged.
How to get from terminal to main town?
The choice of transport depends on where the tourist is and what funds are at his disposal.
The cheapest form of transport — bus. From the airport towards Phuket town, they begin to take off in the morning from 6:30. From an administrative center to the airport the same route only starting to go at 8:00. To get on the bus and to Patong. EN route, the bus makes a stop in Koh Kaew, Thalang and Kate. All buses have soft seats and air conditioning.
In addition to large buses, from the airport you can go in the right direction for the vansthat transported visitors to the island of tourists at hotels and beaches.
Taxi is better to take in the Parking lot near the airport. It will cost much cheaper, than to sit in first drove up to the exit of the terminal.
The most common on Phuket's public transport called tuk-tuk. These little red vans can take tourists to any part of the island.
To hotels and beaches, located a short distance from the airport, can be reached by motorcycle taxi. Tourists wishing to travel on their own the entire island, it is better to take the airport in a rental car. Book a car in advance via the Internet.
From Phuket airport you can get almost any resort by the ways described above. The distance of the route from the airport:
- to the Karon beach — 45 km;
- to Kata — 40 km;
- to Khao Lak is 80 km away.
A huge flow of tourists is constantly moved from Phuket to Samui and back. The Islands are in the waters of different oceans. The direct distance between them is 260 km.
The quickest way to get from island to island by plane. This is the most convenient way to travel, but also the most expensive. A day between the Islands runs 6 flights. Flight time is 1 hour.
Length running through the land route is 340 km. to Overcome it in a taxi orbus. The journey time will be approximately 6 hours. Almost 1.5 hours of them leaving on the ferry.
What is the route from the resorts to the air port?
Phuket airport is one of the easily accessible airports in the country. To get to him from every city of the island is the same transport that was used when leaving it - the bus, taxi, minibus, tuk-tuk, motorcycle taxi.
Almost every hotel can arrange a taxi or Shuttle service to the airport. Buy the service and at any tourism office. On the island you can find them easily. The Shuttle is the most convenient mode of transport. He served the appointed time. It is very important to not be late on your flight.
There are always ways to find cheaper option, because the island is connected with mainland by bridges.
Phuket has bus connections with many large cities of Thailand. To reach the city by bus from Bangkok, Pattaya, hat Yai, Krabi airport (KBV), Ranong and other places.
Watch video about how to get from Phuket airport to the resorts of the island: