Flights from Phuket to Bangkok
Flight information Phuket to Bangkok
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average flight time from Phuket to Bangkok, total distance 683 kilometres
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Bangkok Suvarnabhumi and Don Mueang
Flights from Phuket to Bangkok
This information is correct as of June 2016
Airlines that fly from Phuket to Bangkok
Currently Air Asia, Bangkok Airways, Nok Air, Orient Air, Thai Lion Mentari and Thai Smile offer flights from Phuket to Bangkok
Terminal Information – Departing
Phuket Airport is 20 miles from the centre of Phuket and can be reached by local bus and hire car. Buses depart for Phuket city centre on an hourly basis, taking around 40 minutes and cost THB100* for a one-way fare. Taxis are also available.
Inside Phuket Airport there are currency exchange desks, a cash machine, a Thai restaurant and some smaller snack bars and cafes and shops selling duty free items, gifts, local produce and small fashion items. There is car parking, car hire and one hotel located close to the airport.
Terminal Information – Arriving
Bangkok is served by two airports, Don Mueang International and Bangkok Suvarnabhumi. Both are easy to reach from the city centre.
BangkokDon Mueang International Airport is 15 miles from the centre of Bangkok and can be reached by train from Don Mueang Station opposite the airport, to Hua Lumpong Railway Station in central Bangkok. It takes around 50 minutes. An airport bus leaves from the front of the arrivals area to many of Bangkok’s major hotels and to Hua Lumpong Railway Station. Taxis and car hire are also available from the terminal.
Inside the airport there is a currency exchange bureau, cash machines, free Wi-Fi, a choice of restaurants and snack bars, shops selling gifts, books and jewellery and baby changing facilities, car hire car parking and one hotel on the airport site.
Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport is 18 miles from the centre of Bangkok. An airport rail link operates a 24-hour service from the station beneath the terminal building to the centre of the city. The Makkasan Express route only stops at Makkasan Station in 15 minutes while the Phaya Thai Express Line goes non-stop to Phaya Thai Station in 17 minutes. Buses to Bangkok take around 45 minutes and are cheaper than the train. Taxis and hire cars are also available.
Inside the airport there is free Wi-Fi for 2 hours, a choice of restaurants, bars, snack bars and fast food outlets are available as well as shops selling flowers, jewellery, duty free products, electronics, books and gifts. There are also baby changing facilities, car parking and one on-site hotel.
You need your passport with you when you’re flying out with the UK. There are printers in the check-in area of Phuket Airport, so there is no need to panic if you forget to print your boarding pass. If you have a smartphone you can store your boarding card electronically on your phone. Security can scan the e-barcode so you don’t need to worry about paper at all.
We recommend leaving plenty of time at the airport, so try not to arrive any later than one hour before your flight is due to depart. Queues at security are longer at weekends and during school holidays, so it’s worth giving yourself extra time.
What to expect in Bangkok
Bolshie Bangkok is not a shy retiring city and not one for the feint hearted visitor. This is a city of neon signs, brash clubs, cool cocktail bars, bustling streets, mega shopping malls and steaming street food that promises excitement and adventure from sunrise to sundown. However, to temper all this over-exuberance, there is the stunning Wat Pho Temple and the majestic Grand Palace to explore, harking back to the days when kings resided in golden rooms and paid homage to Buddha. Watch crowds of locals that light candles and incense and bow before Buddha in the city’s beautiful temples. Bangkok is also a city of festivals from the flower festival to New Year celebrations, bamboo rockets and dragon boats. Visit the famous night markets to sip coconut juice and dine on dim sum, for an unforgettable experience. Immerse yourself in the notorious nightlife of neon lit bars, high-end restaurants and super-clubs where people can party until dawn or perhaps a night of Thai boxing might be in order. Kids will love the Joe Louis Theatre’s nightly puppet shows while the museums and galleries offer much in the way of local history, art and culture. From hair-raising tuk-tuk rides to homes on stilts, Bangkok is magically manic and well worth the frenetic pace.
Bangkok has a tropical monsoon climate and is fabulous to visit most of the year round thanks to its regular festivals. However, November to March is peak tourist season with the weather usually a more manageable 20 Celsius and humidity is at its lowest. If you don’t mind the feeling of holidaying in a sauna, then May, June and September are hotter but cheaper and quieter.
Bangkok is an excellent budget destination with very cheap accommodation, transport and food. A taxi from the airport costs from £4*, a tuk-tuk ride from £0.89*, breakfast from £0.60* and lunch from £0.90* with dinner starting from around £1.50* for street food; more for restaurants. A beer costs from £1* and a coffee from £0.60*. Look out for ‘happy hours’ which are very common. Accommodation ranges from sumptuous five star hotels to backpacker hostels and family run B&Bs.
*Prices subject to change
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