Phuket Airport Bus is the cheapest and most reliable way to travel from Phuket International Airport to other destinations on the island. Taxi operators at the airport have a very bad reputation for overcharging and aggressive sales tactics, By way of contrast the bus service charges a cheap fixed price and runs on schedule with frequent timely departures to and from a bus stop outside the domestic terminal building.
About the Phuket Airport Bus
Phuket Airport Bus runs between Phuket International Airport and Phuket Bus Terminal 1, which is in Phuket Town. The journey between these two points takes around 1 hour 25 minutes on the airport bus which tends to be punctual. The fare from Phuket International Airport to Phuket Town is 100 THB, with no additional charge for baggage.
Bus services from Phuket International Airport to Phuket Town depart at:
- 07:30, 08:30, 09:30, 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 13:30, 14:30, 15:30. 16:30, 17:30, 18:30, 19:30, 20:30 & 21:30.
Bus services depart from Phuket Town to Phuket International Airport at:
- 06:00, 06:30, 07:00, 08:00, 09:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00. 16:00, 17:00, 18:00, & 19:00.
- Travel to Patong Beach, Kata Beach, or Karon Beach:
The Phuket Airport Bus does not travel to the major beach resorts of Patong Beach, Kata Beach, or Karon Beach, but it does stop on route to Phuket Town at Surakul Stadium. From Surakul Stadium you can cross over the road to a bus stop with local bus services to Patong, Kata and Karon which cost 25 to 30 THB per person, which you pay on the bus.
- Travel to Phang Nga, Surat Thani and Khao Sok:
The Phuket Airport Bus terminates at Phuket Bus Terminal 1. There are bus and minivan services which travel direct from Phuket Bus Terminal 1 to Phang Nga and Surat Thani. For Khao Sok National Park you can travel on any bus heading to Surat Thani and request that the driver drop you off on the way at the turning from the main highway to the Western entrance to Khao Sok National Park.
- Travel to Koh Phi Phi:
Ferry and speedboat services from Phuket to Koh Phi Phi depart from Rassada Pier a few kilometres south of Phuket Bus Terminal 1 which is final stop for Phuket Airport Bus. From Phuket Bus Terminal 1 it’s a short journey by taxi or motorbike taxi to Rassada Pier.
Phuket International Airport Bus Stop
The Phuket Airport Bus departs from outside the Domestic Passenger Terminal at Phuket International Airport.
Location of Phuket Bus Terminal 1
The final stop for the Phuket Airport Bus is Phuket Bus Terminal 1 in Phuket Town.