Phuket International Airport (HKT)

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Phuket International Airport (HKT)
Address222 Moo 6, Talbol Mai Kwao, Phuket Province, Thailand
Telephone(076) 327 2307.
Number of terminals1
Time zoneGMT Indochina Time: GMT/UTC +7
LocationPhuket International Airport is located 32km (20 miles) to the north of Phuket city.
Airport codeHKT
Airport newsA major expansion project is currently underway at the airport, incorporating construction of a new international terminal, a new car park and many other improvements. The project is due for completion in 2015.
Driving directionsDriving to the airport from Phuket city centre and vice versa is uncomplicated. Take Thepkasatri Road, the main route, and follow the signs.
Car rentalThere are two car hire counters at Phuket International Airport, one in the north end and the other at the south end of the arrivals hall. Avis, Budget, Hertz and National are among the companies represented.
Public transport and taxisBus: Buses depart for Phuket city centre on an hourly basis, taking around 40 minutes at a cost of THB100 one-way.
Taxi: The taxi stand is located directly outside the terminal building. A limousine service is also available. Tickets are sold at the limousine counter in the arrivals hall on the first floor of the terminal building. The journey to Phuket city takes about 30 minutes and costs upwards of THB500.
Car parkingBoth short- and long-term parking is available at the airport car park, which has a capacity of more than 400 vehicles.
Information and help desksInformation desks (tel: (076) 327 2307, ext 1100/11/22) are located in the departure and arrival areas. The tourist service counter (tel: (076) 327 110) is situated in the departures hall.
Airport FacilitiesMoney: There are four currency exchange counters in the arrivals hall and one in the departures area. ATMs are also available.
Communications: The post office (tel: (076) 327430) and telegraph services are available in the north and south ends of the departure area.
Food: The main restaurant on the third floor serves Thai and international food. Smaller snack bars and cafés are located throughout the terminal.
Shopping: There are more than 10 shops at the airport, including four duty-free outlets in the international departures lounge and one in the international arrivals lounge; these sell liquor, cigarettes, perfume and much more.
Luggage: Passengers can trace lost luggage at Thai Airways International's counter in the arrivals area or at the offices for the relevant airline company. A left-luggage service is provided in the domestic arrivals hall.
Other facilities: The airport's first aid point (tel: (076) 327 2307, ext 1133) is located in the departures hall – service hours are from 0600 to 2400. A prayer room for Muslims is available on the third floor.
Conference and business facilitiesThere are currently no conference or business facilities at Phuket International Airport. The nearby Dewa Nai Yang Beach resort (tel: (076) 372 300; houses a room that can be hired for events.
Disabled facilitiesFacilities for people with physical disabilities include lifts, disabled toilets and lowered telephones. The airport also has dedicated parking spaces that are reserved for disabled people in the main car park.
Airport hotelsThere is one hotel close to the airport, otherwise a wide choice of accommodation can be found in Phuket city and along the coastal areas. Our Phuket International Airport guide includes the following hotels:

Phuket Airport Hotel
Phuket Airport Hotel is just 600m (660 yards) from the terminal. Despite its proximity, the hotel offers a free shuttle service to and from the airport. Accommodation is in the form of bungalows and there is a small pool and free Wi-Fi for guest use.
90/9 Moo 1, Tambon Saku Amphur Thalang
Phuket 83110, Thailand
Tel: (076) 328 451.

Dewa Nai Yang Beach
Linked to the airport via a shuttle service, this recently opened beachfront complex is blessed with a children's' play area, swimming pool, and a choice of restaurants. A function room is available for hire.
Amphur Thalang, 65 Moo 1, Tambon Sakoo Road
Phuket 83110, Thailand
Tel: (076) 372 300.
Full airport namePhuket International Airport
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