As Thailand's largest island, Phuket has a pretty big reputation. This hedonistic playground is like Bangkok on water with all the accompanying crowds, chaos and wild nightlife. Its biggest drawcard is undoubtedly the beaches with palm trees, aquamarine seas and white sand for miles. Keen to dive in? Student Flights has cheap flights to Phuket with a range of awesome airlines. Plus, if you're a full-time student, teacher or under 26, you'll score even more savings with our exclusive Black Market Flights airfares.
Flights from Australia to Phuket disembark at Phuket International Airport (HKT), which also services the southern provinces of Thailand. Located around 32 kilometres from Phuket Town and Patong Beach, most hotels have private shuttles to transport you to from the airport to your accommodation, otherwise there are bus and taxi services available.
Non-stop flights from Australia to Phuket usually depart from Brisbane, Sydney, Perth and Melbourne as well as other services from most capital cities. From Sydney to Phuket, the direct flying time is around 9 hours. Other flights may be longer if they include a stopover, most likely in Australia or Asia. During the flight, airlines will often provide a hot meal, drinks and snacks as well as various in-flight entertainment. For specific services, check out our airline guide.
Airlines that fly to Phuket
Major airlines that fly from Australia to Phuket:
Phuket Holiday Packages
While it's tempting to just enjoy a flop-and-drop holiday in the sun, Phuket has so much more to offer. Save time and money and bundle all your flights, accommodation, tours and activities together in the one Phuket holiday package. Our Student Flights travel consultants can also arrange the best add-ons with free hotel nights, welcome beers and complimentary breakfasts just for you!
One of the most popular things to do in Phuket is to do nothing. Choose one of the island's beautiful beaches such as party central Patong, laidback Karon or cruisy Kata, set up your beach towel and soak up the rays. Once you've got your dose of vitamin D, hop in a tuk-tuk to explore the temples, cabaret shows, markets and natural sights, then head back to a beach bar to watch the sunset.
For more inspiration and insider info, you'll find all the answers in our Phuket Travel Guide. And if you need assistance to sort your Phuket holiday package, call our Student Flights travel consultants for up-to-the-minute deals on flights, accommodation and tours.