Fly to Phuket

Cheap Flights to Phuket

Phuket is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Asia, and Aunt Betty can get you there. Our Thailand packages and cheap Phuket flights are the perfect way to start any trip.  

Search for return or one-way Phuket flights with Aunt Betty and you’ll find a great selection of airfares and times. Choose from nonstop flights between Australia and Phuket, or add to your itinerary with a stop along the way. A nonstop Phuket flight from Sydney or Melbourne will put you on the fun-filled Thai island in just 9 hours. And with plenty of connecting options, you can double your sightseeing pleasure with a stop in such exotic destinations as Bangkok or Hong Kong. 

Airlines flying to Phuket

Whether you’re looking for the most direct route to Phuket, or prefer to make some sightseeing stops along the way, these airlines can get you to where you want to go.
 

Fly nonstop between Australia and Phuket

From Melbourne
Jetstar flies to Phuket four times a week – every Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

From Sydney
Jetstar flies to Phuket four times a week – on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.
 

Make the most of your trip with a stop enroute. These airlines depart from Australia and offer Phuket connections via the following cities:

  • Thai Airways Connections (via Bangkok)

Thai Airways International operates the most flights into Phuket. Australians can fly Thai Airways to Phuket via Bangkok from Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.

  • Air Asia X (via Kuala Lumpur)
  • Air China (via Beijing)
  • Asiana (via Seoul)
  • Cathay Pacific (via Hong Kong)
  • China Eastern (via Beijing or Shanghai)
  • China Southern (via Guangzhou)
  • Hainan Airlines (via Beijing)
  • Korean Air (via Seoul)
  • Malaysia Airlines (via Kuala Lumpur)
  • Silk Air (via Singapore)

Places to stay in Phuket

Peak and off season: When to get the best deal

Phuket is one of the ultimate warm weather holiday destinations. With its stretch of endless beaches, family and luxury resorts and many cultural and sightseeing opportunities, Phuket is a place to be enjoyed all year long. When you go can depend on many factors, but knowing when the peak season is, can have an impact on the price you pay for airfares, accommodation and entertainment.

As a popular warm weather leisure destination, Phuket is most busy over school holiday periods, especially during Easter, Christmas and New Year’s. Phuket is also popular during the winter months. Yet finding a cheap fare during these times is still possible. There are a number of low-fare airlines that fly into Phuket, and fares should be compared with what these airlines have to offer. As always, planning ahead may mean you’ll find great Saver fares or ‘early-bird’ specials. Lastly, a great way to keep the cost of airfares down is to travel midweek. 

Getting to and leaving the airport

Phuket International Airport is located on the north side of Phuket Island, just off the main north / south road marked 402. Patong Beach is about 40km south, or a 50-minute drive. Hotel shuttle bus or taxi are the most popular methods of transport. When leaving the airport, there is a central pick-up point for taxis and other public transport vehicles. 

Phuket Airport Facilities & Services

There are seven car rental companies with rental offices at Phuket Airport. Other services and facilities include:

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • ATMs and currency exchange
  • Luggage storage (First Floor of Domestic Arrivals)
  • Massage and spa
  • Restaurants, cafes, retail shops

Phuket as transit or stop-over destination

Phuket is a large island with few public transport options. But that doesn’t mean getting around is difficult. Taxis are readily available and hotels or resorts can reserve private cars for tours or transport. If you’re a confident driver and feel comfortable with taking on the local traffic, many visitors rent cars or motorbikes to get around. Not only is this a cost effective way to see the sights, but it’s a way to create an itinerary around your own schedule.  

There’s plenty to see and do on and around this popular Thai island, and getting out to explore is well worth the minimal effort. Start by visiting these sights and attractions.

Phang Nga Bay – marvel at the giant limestone cliffs that rise out of the ocean. One of the most popular spots is James Bond Island, where the alluring natural setting was used for one of the iconic Bond films.

Wat Chalong Temple – This ornate temple is one of Phuket’s most beautifully decorated. It’s often at the centre of local festivals.