Cheap flights to Phuket City

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Flights to Phuket City in 2021

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 18% potential price rise
Cheapest inNovemberBest time to find cheap flights, 5% potential price drop
Average price$892Average for return flights in October 2021
Return from$1,310From Auckland Intl to Phuket City
One-way from$535One-way flight from Auckland Intl (AKL) to Phuket City (HKT)

Cheap flights to Phuket City in October, November 2021

The best prices found for HKT flights for October, November
7 Nov - 14 Nov
AKL

Auckland Intl

HKT

Phuket City

3 stops

36h 20m
HKT

Phuket City

AKL

Auckland Intl

1 stop

31h 50m
$2,751

Multiple Airlines

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12 Nov - 20 Nov
AKL

Auckland Intl

HKT

Phuket City

1 stop

15h 30m
HKT

Phuket City

AKL

Auckland Intl

2 stops

18h 40m
$2,754

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 23/10/21

13 Nov - 20 Nov
AKL

Auckland Intl

HKT

Phuket City

2 stops

41h 15m
HKT

Phuket City

AKL

Auckland Intl

2 stops

26h 10m
$2,889

Multiple Airlines

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Phuket City 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Phuket City found for this year
13 Dec - 12 Jan
AKL

Auckland Intl

HKT

Phuket City

2 stops

28h 00m
HKT

Phuket City

AKL

Auckland Intl

1 stop

14h 10m
$2,018

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 25/10/21

13 Dec - 12 Jan
AKL

Auckland Intl

HKT

Phuket City

3 stops

43h 55m
HKT

Phuket City

AKL

Auckland Intl

1 stop

14h 10m
$2,164

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 25/10/21

13 Dec - 12 Jan
AKL

Auckland Intl

HKT

Phuket City

3 stops

43h 55m
HKT

Phuket City

AKL

Auckland Intl

2 stops

35h 30m
$2,204

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 25/10/21

Can I fly to Phuket City from New Zealand right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from New Zealand to Phuket City

Most visitors from New Zealand need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Phuket City.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from New Zealand must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Phuket City.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from New Zealand are not required to quarantine after entering Phuket City.

Can I fly back to New Zealand from Phuket City?

Returning to New Zealand from Phuket City

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Phuket City must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to New Zealand.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Phuket City are not required to quarantine after entering New Zealand.

What is the cheapest month to fly to Phuket City?

The cheapest ticket to Phuket City found for each month in 2021 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.

January

$984

February

$884

March

$898

April

$1,035

May

$874

June

$899

July

$905

August

$855

September

$881

October

$862

November

$842

December

$1,200

Currently, November is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to Phuket City. Flying to Phuket City in December will prove the most costly. There are multiple factors that influence the price of a flight so comparing airlines, departure airports and times can help keep costs down.

When is the best time to fly to Phuket City?

Average Phuket City flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month

AKL - HKT

Price

$842 - $1,685

HKT

Temperature

27 - 28 °C

HKT

Precipitation

30 - 410 mm

Peak season

One of Asia’s most popular beach destinations, Kiwis take cheap flights to Phuket for white sand, palm-lined beaches, watersports, nightlife and cultural activities, it’s also a jumping off point for snorkeling and diving day cruises. The island of Phuket is situated a 1 hour flight south of Bangkok and is a destination that caters to all kinds of tourists including the luxury travellers, families and backpackers. Peak season is typically from November to April when it’s cool and dry but in general it has nice weather almost all-year round. If you want the beach to yourself then avoid January to February, the busiest months, when the beaches are more crowded. If you’re hoping to find cheap flights to Phuket during the peak season make sure you book your flight tickets well in advance.

Off Season

Low or off-season runs from mid-to-late April through mid-to-late October. The weather is good for the most part but the southwest monsoon season, September to October is the wettest. Storms can blow in quickly and the rain is heavy and hard. Its very hot and humid, and the likelihood of being sunburnt is high. But due to the lack of tourism luxury hotels are a steal and finding the cheapest flights to Phuket is a lot easier in low season.

When is the best time to book a flight to Phuket City?

Phuket has three distinct seasons: dry, hot and rainy, which may affect your decision about when to book flight tickets. But in terms of temperature it hovers at a steady 27C – 29C all year round. The dry season, or high season, attracts the most visitors and flight and hotel prices rise accordingly. Make sure to secure your flights to Phuket at least 2 or 3 months in advance to avoid the highest prices. If you’re a budget traveller then book cheap flights to Phuket during the hot or rainy season. June or July can be a good time to go but expect rain for up to three days in a row, an occasional storm/shower at night, and sunshine for the rest of the time.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Phuket City?

At the moment, Monday is the most economical day to take a flight to Phuket City. Thursday is likely to be the most costly.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Phuket City?

To get the best value, try booking a flight at midday when visiting Phuket City. Generally the prices will increase for flights in the morning as these tend to have higher demand.

How long is the flight to Phuket?

Flights from Auckland to Phuket – 14 hrs 20 mins

Flights from Wellington to Phuket – 15 hrs 45 mins

Flights from Christchurch to Phuket – 13 hrs 20 mins

Flights from Dunedin to Phuket – 15 hrs 20 mins

Which airlines operate flights to Phuket?

National carrier Thai Airways will get you to Bangkok from New Zealand, and from there it’s easy enough to catch a regional flight to Phuket City. There are very few direct flights to Phuket so you’ll usually have to have a stopover. Other airlines to consider include: Malaysia Air, Singapore Airlines and Qantas.

How to get from the airport to the city centre?

Phuket Airport (HKT) is where you’ll land 32 km from Phuket City. It’s easy to get to the city thanks to a reliable bus service which literally goes from the airport directly to the Phuket bus terminal in the city. Simply turn left when you leave the arrivals Terminal and you’ll find the bus stop where the buses operate at an hourly basis. You can opt for a taxi as well although these are more expensive than the bus. Make sure you agree on the price before you get in though to avoid being overcharged. You could also rent a car from the airport but unless you are a confident driver and are planning to drive more than just to your hotel and back, then renting a car wouldn’t really be worth it.

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Getting around Phuket City

  

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What is good to know if travelling to Phuket City?

  • It’s easy to get to one of Phuket’s islands although you’ll need to check in advance that your chosen destination is not privately owned. Longtail boats can be hired at one of the piers. Our pick is Koh Lone. To get there, catch an early-morning boat at Chalong Pier. The island is quiet, home to fishermen mostly, and there is some great diving. 
  • Khao Phra Thaeo Wildlife Conservation Development and Extension Centre is a haven of virgin forest and wildlife about 20km from Phuket Town. The area was declared a wildlife sanctuary in 1969 and is home to barking deer, mouse deer, monkeys, gibbons, macaques, reptiles, lizards and several types of birds. 
  • The Turtle Release Fair take place around Songkran (Thai New Year, April). During the fair, baby turtles are released into the sea at various beaches around the island. 
  • Phuket’s most famous monument is a statue of Thao Sisunthon and Thao Thepkasattri, the two women who fought against the Burmese army in the 1700s. The Two Heroines Festival takes place in March and includes a mass ordination of monks, a flower laying ceremony, a sports event and a light-and-sound show.

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What airport do you fly into for flights to Phuket City?

If you book a flight to Phuket City, you will be flying into Phuket, which is the city’s only airport. Phuket City (HKT) is located 27.5 km from the centre of Phuket City.

Other local departures to Phuket City from New Zealand