Travel from Phuket Airport to Phuket Town

The cheapest way to travel from Phuket Airport to Phuket Town is to take the Airport Bus Phuket service, which you can now book online to guarantee your seat.

Bus times from Phuket Airport to Phuket Town


There are currently 12 direct services a day from Phuket Airport to Phuket Town available to book online.

Phuket AirportPhuket TownTicket PriceCompany
08:3010:00฿ 123Airport Bus Phuket
09:3011:00฿ 123Airport Bus Phuket
10:3012:00฿ 123Airport Bus Phuket
12:3014:00฿ 123Airport Bus Phuket
13:3015:00฿ 123Airport Bus Phuket
14:3016:00฿ 123Airport Bus Phuket
15:3017:00฿ 123Airport Bus Phuket
16:3018:00฿ 123Airport Bus Phuket
17:3019:00฿ 123Airport Bus Phuket
18:3020:00฿ 123Airport Bus Phuket
19:3021:00฿ 123Airport Bus Phuket
20:3022:00฿ 123Airport Bus Phuket
  • The journey with Airport Bus Phuket from Phuket Airport to Phuket Town is scheduled to take 1 hours 30 minutes.

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Thalang Road in Phuket Town
Thalang Road in Phuket Town

About travel to Phuket Town


Phuket Airport is located 33 km by road from Phuket Town and 38 km from Patong. The only public transport operating from Phuket Airport is the Airport Bus Phuket and another similar service called Phuket Smart Bus. The alternative to taking public transport is to take a taxi. Taxi fares from Phuket Airport to Patong are around 1,000 THB and 700 THB to Patong. If you are travelling alone or as a couple to any destination in the south of Phuket Island then taking the Airport Bus Phuket to Phuket Town will save you a considerable amount of money.

  • Location of Phuket Airport International Terminal:

Google Map of Phuket Airport International Terminal

Passengers can board Airport Bus Phuket outside Gate #3 of the Domestic Terminal of Phuket Airport. From Phuket Airport the bus takes 1 hour 30 minutes to travel to Phuket Bus Terminal 1, which is in the centre of Phuket Town. The jurney takes about 30 minutes longer than it would in a taxi because the bus stops on a number of times on route.

  • Location of Phuket Bus Terminal 1:

Google Map of Phuket Bus Terminal 1

On arrival at Phuket Bus Terminal 1, passengers have a number of options. One option is to spend some time in Phuket Town. Phuket Town doesn’t have a beach but it does have an interesting historic Old Quarter which covers a number of roads including the Thalang Road. The Old Quarter features lots of Sino-Portuguese style buildings from the end of the 19th Century and the start of the 20th Century when the island’s main industry was tin mining, and large numbers of Chinese people came to Phuket to work in the mines.

A second option is to travel to the beach. The easiest beach to get to is in Patong. Patong is located 15 km to the east of Phuket Town. Frequent shared minivan services to Patong depart from Phuket Bus Terminal 2.

A third option is to leave Phuket altogether and travel to one of the smaller islands near Phuket. Koh Yao Yai, Koh Yao Noi, Koh Phi Phi and Koh Lanta can all be reached by direct ferry and speed boat services from Rassada Pier, which is located just over 3 km by road from Phuket Bus Terminal 1. With the exception of Koh Phi Phi, which tends to get very busy, these other smaller islands are much less crowded and offer a more relaxed beach holiday than you would experience in Phuket itself.

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