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Which Airlines Operate Flights To Phuket from UK?

  • Thai Airways
  • British Airways
  • Malaysia Airlines
  • Qatar Airways
  • Air China
  • Emirates
  • Etihad Airways

How Long Is The Flight from uk To Phuket?

  • Flight from London Heathrow to Phuket is about 15 to 18 hours long with one stopover either in Chengdu, Doha or Kuala Lumpur, depending on the airline.
  • Flight from Manchester to Phuket usually takes 16 to 18 hours. The journey comes with a stopover in London or Dubai.
  • Flights from Birmingham to Phuket are sometimes 16 to 20 hours long and have a stopover either at London, Doha or Dubai. The duration of the layover depends on the airline the traveller uses.
  • Flights from London Gatwick to Phuket can be a bit longer. They take 17 to 21 hours to reach their destination with one stopover at either Doha or Istanbul.
  • The journey from Edinburgh to Phuket has a flight duration of 16 to 20 hours. The flight stops over at Doha or London depending on the airline you take

Are there any direct flights to Phuket from UK?

As of June 2018, there are no direct flights available that connect Phuket and the UK, from any major international airport in the country. All the flights to and from Phuket have one or two stopovers. The preferred route most British tourists take is a direct flight to Bangkok from London and then to Phuket by getting a domestic flight.

which Is The Cheapest month Of Year To fly To Phuket?

The cheapest time of the year is to visit Phuket in the rainy season, that is, from May to October. With low tourist volume, you would like some privacy while you stroll on the beaches of Phuket. The beach resorts also enter into a discount war during this period to keep their guestrooms filled. The competition eventually benefits the traveller as the prices hit an all year low. The monsoon is a time of rebirth for Phuket and the rest of Thailand. Be in Phuket on the cheap, as the land drinks the rejuvenating waters and returns back to life.

What are the active Stopovers for Flights to Phuket from the UK?

Most flights to Phuket are connecting flights offered by various international airlines. These international airlines operate from the Middle East and Pacific Asia. Many tourists prefer some layover destinations over the other. Here are some choices for you:

  • Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Bangkok which is used by Thai Airways, Bangkok Airlines and British Airways
  • Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Malaysia used by Malaysian Airlines
  • Doha International Airport used by Qatar Airways in Doha, Qatar
  • Dubai International Airport used by Emirates

How to travel to Phuket from Bangkok?

The way to reach Phuket from Bangkok is via a flight. There are many regional and domestic airlines crisscrossing the Thai skies, and they offer cheap tickets to many destinations in Thailand. The cheapest ticket to Phuket from Bangkok is worth 1200 Thai Baht which is equal to 30 pounds and the air journey lasts for one hour and twenty-five minutes. You can also opt to take the express bus that can get you to Phuket in 13 hours with a ticket that costs only 19 pounds. The distance between the two cities, which is approximately 840 kilometres, can also be crossed by taking a taxi. The taxi can be costly but can get you to Phuket in 10 hours or so.

Is there a major international airport in Phuket?

Yes, there is a major international airport in Phuket, namely the Phuket International Airport (HKT). The airport is 28 kilometres from the city centre and was a host of 16.8 million passengers in 2017, most of whom were tourists coming to the city. The island’s booming tourism industry depends heavily on this international airport. Phuket Airport is the third busiest airport in Thailand. The car ride from the airport to the city centre is about 50 minutes long.

What is the best time to visit Phuket?

The best time to visit Phuket city is in the winter, between November and February. It is the time of year when Phuket is dry and sunny. The humidity in the air does not bother you during this season, and the sea breeze keeps the temperature cool. The average temperature during this time is 25°C. Most tourists visit Phuket during this time of the year, as it is the perfect moment to be at the beach and the sea water is just at the right temperature for diving and snorkelling.

What are the major landmarks in Phuket?

The natural beauty of Thailand is what attracts millions of foreigners to the country each year. Thousands of Britons visit Phuket Town to bask in the Thai sun, enjoy elaborate deep tissue massages and marvel at the marine life just under the ocean surface. The beaches and the temples of the town are breathtaking, and they relax the mind, body and soul.

  • The Windmill Viewpoint is the most beautiful ocean viewpoint in the city. The standpoint looks onto the Nai Harn Beach. The beach is not as vast and extensive as most beaches in Thailand, and it only trails the green hills on the coast. That is why few people visit the beach, and you can get some alone time, especially in the early morning. The local windmill on top of the hill next to the beach stands on the highest point of the site and helps in the generation of clean energy. Once done with soaking in the natural beauty, you can feel a bit younger by paragliding over the turquoise waters.
  • Phuket has it all. If the warm beaches are not your cup of tea, then head to a chiller and breezy hill nearby. The Khao Rang Hill View Point has the best views of the town below. High up on the mountain, the humidity is lower than usual. Have a bite to eat at the restaurants on the hilltop or from the food vendors selling crab curry and banana fritters. The wild monkeys of the area are not shy. They will occupy some of your time if you buy them some fruit. Just keep your distance; they tend to jump into kind strangers’ laps.
  • The Wat Khao Rang is a temple on the hill, on the outskirts of Phuket town. The serenity of the temple convinces the visitor to meditate for inner peace. The calm offered by the temple is unlike any other in the city. Since, most tourist rush to the Big Buddha Phuket in Chalong, this temple gets a visit from a few tourists who want to reflect on life in relative peace in a marvellously embellished temple. One can see the Buddha statues carved along the stairs that swirl around and up the hill to reach the temple on top. A hundred dragons cling to the temple ceiling guard the gates of the shrine.
Which events and festivals are celebrated in Phuket?

Phuket’s primary source of income lies in the tourism industry. The locals welcome the tourists to join the festivities and make them feel more at home. The Vegetarian Festival is celebrated during the first nine days of the ninth month of the Thai lunar calendar. Delicious vegetarian food is shared and cooked during this festival, particularly around the Jui Tui Shrine in Phuket town. The celebration of Loi Krathong sees thousands of tiny boats made from organic material, carrying a candle that symbolises the hopes and dreams of many, floating away on the ocean surface. Phuket also has a Chinese Diaspora and they, with the rest of the city, celebrate the Chinese New Year. The Thao Thep Krasattri and Thao Si Sunthon were two women who commanded the female army of Phuket to defend the island against a Burmese invasion two hundred years ago. A festival is celebrated to honour their bravery, which includes competitions of bicycle racing, tug-o-war, foot volleyball and marathons in March every year.

How to get around in Phuket?

Public transport options in Phuket include taxis and Tuk-tuks, which are three-wheeled open air taxi. These are ideal for travelling short distances. Air-conditioned taxis can be hailed at all the prominent resort areas of Phuket town at fares somewhat similar to those being offered by the tuk-tuks. However, when hailing a non-metered taxi it is advisable to bargain on the fares before getting into one. Phuket town also offers local open-air buses that are ideal for touring the town. Motorbike taxi is another popular and quicker way of getting around town.

Which five-star hotels and accommodation are available for stay in Phuket?

Pack your bag and leave for any one of these five-star hotels and resorts below. Your drink, a bed with crisp sheets and a deep tissue Thai massage, are waiting for you.

  • The Westin Siray Bay Resort & Spa Phuket
  • Villa Zolitude Resort and Spa
  • The Lantern Hotel
  • The Tint at Phuket Town
  • Ao Chalong Villa & Spa
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