Do you love cheap flights to Thailand as much as we do? At Student Flights we’re always dreaming of Thailand holidays and cheap flights to Phuket. And lucky for us, dreams do come true.
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Found in the north of Phuket Island, Phuket International Airport is the international gateway to Phuket. The airport is located 32km from the centre of Phuket City and is the second busiest airport in Thailand. Once you’re flight lands, be prepared for long lines at immigration. Phuket Airport is currently undergoing large renovations to improve this situation, but these plans won’t be completed for a few years. See map
Getting from the Airport
Once you arrive in Phuket there are a number of ways to travel into the city or to your Phuket accommodation. Firstly, depending on how many you are travelling with, you may want to consider taking a taxi. Phuket taxis are coloured red and yellow and are easily recognisable. To get a fair price, don’t bother bargaining with the driver but insist that they turn the metre on instead. You can expect your fare to the city to cost around 500 baht (AU$15). For a cheaper journey, catch a bus from the airport to the city for 70 baht (approximately AU$2), or if you need to go to Patong, take a minivan for 150 baht (approximately AU$5).
Before you go: In the lead up to your Phuket holiday, it is a good idea to familiarise yourself with Thailand culture. This is a predominately Buddhist nation and home to a peaceful and polite population. For example, when bartering or dealing with locals in general, it is very important to never lose your temper, as anger is seen as a sign of disrespect.
In Thailand the law requires you to carry your passport or a copy of your passport at all times. Police do fine those who do not possess proper ID so to save yourself some trouble, photocopy your passport before you leave home and carry a copy with you during your holiday.
Lastly, it’s important to arrange travel insurance before you go. It may be the last thing on your mind when planning your trip but accidents can happen and it’s better to be safe than sorry. Talk to your Student Flights consultant about what coverage is best suited to you
What to bring: On your Phuket holiday you’ll more than likely spend most of your time wearing light layers or swimmers. Packing clothes to wear is simple considering the weather is mostly warm. There are however a few other items to add to your packing list that are easily forgotten.
Firstly, don’t leave home without the appropriate power adaptor. Most outlets in Thailand use two horizontal flat pin plugs, so be sure to pack that particular power adaptor to use on your trip. Another essential item that you’ll be glad you brought is insect repellent. As a result of its tropical climate, Phuket is prone to mosquitoes. Avoid being bitten by bringing good quality repellent from home.
If you plan on going on a tasty gourmet adventure in Thailand (and you should) be wise and pack some Imodium tablets to ease the pain that some of Thailand’s spicy dishes may cause. You’re body will thank you later.
During your flight: The flight from Sydney to Phuket generally takes just over nine hours. Depending on the airline you are flying with, your Phuket flight is likely to include a meal and on-flight entertainment, which should help to make the trip go quite quickly. Between eating and entertaining yourself on board, take some time to stretch your legs. Sitting on the plane for too long can be bad for circulation, not to mention uncomfortable. It’s also important to stay hydrated during your Phuket flight by drinking plenty of water or juice.
Between sleeping and entertaining yourself on board, remember to get up and stretch your legs. Sitting on the plane for too long can be bad for circulation, not to mention uncomfortable. There are also a range of exercises and stretches you can do in your seat to improve your health and comfort during the flight.