How to go to Phuket yourself.

How to go to Phuket yourself.
Phuket Island is located in the Andaman Sea, not far from the western coast of Thailand, with which it is connected by three masts. Distance from Bangkok is 800 km.
You can get to Phuket by yourself from Bangkok, from Suvarnabhumi airport and directly from Russia.
How to independently get to Phuket from Russia.
If your city has direct flights to Phuket, then it’s easier to get to this island than to your grandmother in the village.
Look for and buy plane tickets – for example, using this form.
In order not to spend a lot of time searching for air tickets for different dates, you can use the low price calendar. Just specify your departure city, and then click on the square with the month that you are interested in – see the prices for each day this month.
You can also check whether air tickets for Phuket are sold for special offers:
Since the airport in Phuket is located in the north, away from the most popular beaches (Kata, Karon, Patong), located in the south-west, the hotel is best reached by taxi. You can book a transfer in advance via the Internet from KiwiTaxi or Will be met with a sign at the airport and delivered to the hotel doors.
How to independently get to Phuket from Suvarnabhumi Airport.
Bus to Don Muang.
If you do not plan to stop in Bangkok, but want to go to Phuket directly from Suvarnabhumi Airport, then you will have another flight. Aircraft on Phuket fly, both from Suvarnabhumi, and from the second Bangkok airport Don Muang (Don Muang). From Don Muang fly aircrackers Air Asia and Thai Lion Air, so tickets cost from 800 baht – 2-3 times cheaper than airlines flying from Suvarnabhumi. Well, you can move from one airport to another on a free bus. Just go outside from the arrival area and look for or ask “Shuttle Bus”. Shuttles run from 5.00. until 24.00. with an interval of 1 hour. Travel time is an hour and a half.
See the schedule and buy tickets for low-cost to Phuket can be found on this page of the site 12Go Asia (Read more: How to buy tickets for 12Go Asia.). Just keep in mind that you need to buy tickets a couple of weeks before departure, or better even earlier. For a day or two, prices will not be budgetary, or there will be no tickets at all.
How to get to Phuket from Bangkok.
In addition to the previously mentioned flight from Don Muang, from Bangkok to Phuket can be reached by bus and train plus a bus.
Buses of various levels of comfort are sent to Phuket from the South Bus Terminal of Bangkok (Southern Bus Terminal). About 15 daily flights are performed early in the morning and in the afternoon. The journey takes 13-14 hours. The fare is from 640 to 1000 baht. Buses arrive to the bus station of the main city of Phuket Town.
Less tedious is the option of moving from Bangkok to Suratthani by train, and from there to Phuket Town by bus. As the train goes at night, you can sleep well. The bus will have to go only three and a half hours.
Complex tickets for such a move (1200-1800 baht), as well as individual tickets for a bus, can be bought on this page.
Hotels in Phuket.
Holiday Village and Natural Garden Resort.
Hotels in Phuket are more than enough. Of those in which we stayed, we can recommend the Holiday Village and Natural Garden Resort on Karon beach. It is a cozy family hotel with a green patio in 15 minutes walk from the sea. Check availability and book here.
Other independent travelers often recommend:
A suitable option can be found in the next selection of hotels in Phuket, which provides sorting by popularity, proximity to the sea and rating.
If you have any questions that you could not find answers for yourself, you can ask them on our blog in the comments to this post.
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