The second biggest airport in Thailand, Phuket International Airport serves the island of Phuket and Phuket province.
Phuket International Airport has two terminals, Terminal 1 for international flights and Terminal 2 for domestic but they are located next to each other and connected by an air-conditioned walkway.
Phuket airport is situated in the north of the island, 30 km north of Phuket City.
The public Airport bus service connects the airport to the Phuket Town bus station (110 baht, one hour) from where you can take a local bus (30 to 40 baht) to all major beaches on Phuket island.
You can also take the new Shuttle bus, which plies the route between the airport and Patong Beach (120 Baht, 90 minutes, departures every 45 minutes).
The minibus is a good alternative. They charge 150 to 200 baht per seat depending on your destination. Half way they will stop at a travel agent trying to sell you a hotel room, ignore them just tell them where you are going. They will tell the driver who will drop you at your hotel.
See for tickets and schedule: buses: airportbusphuket.com .
The taxi coupon stand is at the right side outside the terminal. The taxis are metered and the price you have to pay is the displayed price plus 150 baht airport fee. Most destinations in Phuket island can be reached at a cost of about 600 to 700 baht.
All prices quoted here were found in July 2017
Phuket International Airport is not a large airport so there are not many flights departing here. There are only a few destinations that you can reach from Phuket International Airport, most of these are operated by Malaysia Airlines. Many people take a flight to Kuala Lumpur and transfer to another flight there.