Phuket International Airport:
Gateway to Khao Lak
About Phuket International Airport: I like this airport because it is very easy in and out if you are flying locally inside Thailand. You can be off your plane and in your car and on the road in five to seven minutes tops. And, at what other international airport can you park your car so inexpensively?
The drive into Khao Lak will take less than 60 minutes if driven at a reasonable rate. Different parts of Phuket are 20-45 minutes away.
Metered taxis are available straight out the arrivals doors and to the right, down at the end of the sidewalk.
Negotiated rate “limousines” are available if you want a ride to Khao Lak. Be sure to negotiate a rate before entering the car.
Rental Car or Car Hire agencies are across the street from the airport but will deliver and meet you at arrivals if you pre-arranged your rental/hire. There are also car rental kiosks inside the airport for the major brands.
Below is a PDF map of the airport and you can easily locate arrivals, departures, left luggage and meeting areas. It is a relatively small airport. You can’t really get lost or miss the people coming to meet you. You can also download and save that map from the link below.
Phuket-International-Airport (opens in a new window)
Lost and Found:
Passengers can trace their belongings at
– Counter of Thai Airways International on the 1st floor.
– Office of each airline company.
For tracking lost belongings contact airport information counter.
Smoking Room – Smoking Room is provided in domestic and international departure lounge.
Muslim Praying Room – Muslim Praying Room for Muslim passengers/airport users is on the 3rd floor.
Meeting Point – Those who come to pick up passengers can make an appoinment with passengers at the meeting points, located in arrival and departure hall.
Medical Service – First Aid is in the departure hall. Service hours is between 06.00 a.m. and 12.00 p.m.
Hotel Reservation – Hotel Reservation counter can be found in the arrival hall.
Facility for the handicapped.
Provided facilities for the handicapped are as follows:
– Car Park
Trolley – Complimentary trolleys are available within the terminal.
Phuket International Airport
Wikipedia Phuket Airport Page