Staying Near Phuket Airport

Map showing the location of Phuket Airport
Air Asia Airbus at Phuket Airport
Phuket's airport handles both international and domestic flights

About the Phuket Airport Area

Overview : Phuket Airport spans the narrow northern part of Phuket Island and although the surrounding area has of some busy roads it mostly consists of small farms and forest land. However, its just a few minutes by car to either Mai Khao or Nai Yang beaches which offer a wide choice of accommodation including some of Phuket's most luxurious resorts.


  • Domestic & international flights
  • Close to the mainland
  • Close to Mai Khao Beach
  • Close to Nai Yang Beach

Distances by Road :

  • Phuket Town Centre - 32 km
  • Patong Nightlife & Shopping - 38 km
  • Rawai - 48 km

Staying Near Phuket Airport

Quick Stopovers or Longer Stays Near the Beach

Nok Air at Phuket Airport
Mai Khao Beach near Phuket Airport
Mai Khao Beach is just a short Taxi ride from the airport

Phuket International Airport is situated at the northern end of Phuket Island about 10 km from the Sarasin Bridge which connects to the mainland. Unfortunately this location is far from most of Phuket’s popular tourist towns with Patong, for example, being a full hour’s drive away. Its probably not such an an issue for most people but for visitors short on time or who would simply prefer to avoid the long taxi  journey there are some good alternative places to stay  nearby.

Staying Very close to the Airport Terminal

Within a kilometre of the terminal are some small and well-rated hotels such as My Place and Phuket Airport Bed & Breakfast. These maybe most suited to people making a quick stopover or who just want to shower and sleep as quickly as possible after their long journey as, other than the airport, there is little in the immediate vicinity of interest to tourists. Just a little further away near either Nai Yang or Mai Khao beaches are some large resorts which may appeal more to those who are staying longer than one night.

Staying at Nai Yang Beach
Map of hotels near Phuket Airport

Highly Rated by Guests - Hotels in the Airport Area

1   Centara Grand West Sands 4   Tanamas House Hotel
2   Dewa Phuket Hotel 5   My Place Phuket Airport
3   Phuket Airport B & B 6   Indigo Pearl Hotel

Nai Yang Beach is two kilometres to the south located next to Siranath National Park. Its an attractive and popular area though being well away from any major towns or roads ensures it always remains relatively peaceful. The beach is nice as is the shaded area under the vast canopy of trees that border it while along the beach path can be found an assortment of small shops, bars and restaurants. Accommodation in the area ranges from budget guest houses to the very luxurious such as the highly-rated Indigo Pearl Hotel.

Staying at Mai Khao Beach

Just the north of the airport is the 10 km long Mai Khao Beach so close that the runway actually runs right up to its southern tip.  Though not one of Phuket’s best its still a nice stretch of usually deserted sand that might be very appealing to some who are looking to escape the noise and pressure of city life. In recent years an increasing number of high-end resorts have been appearing along its length though those towards the northen end are quite a distance from the airport. However, very close by at the southern end is the Centara Grand West Sands which is particularly family-friendly - conspicuously demonstrated by its construction of a small water park within its grounds.

Our Choice of the Best Hotels Close to Phuket Airport.

2Dewa Phuket Hotel - a large upmarket resort right next to Nai Yang Beach and only 10 minutes drive from the airport. On-site facilities include multiple restaurants, bars and excellent pools. Different sized suites and villas are available including large family and pool villas. Ratings from guests are generally very good.

3Phuket Airport B & B - a small(8 cottages) hotel in a pleasant and peaceful setting just a few minutes from the airport terminal. Comfortable and clean the Airport B&B is well-rated by most though probably most suited for short stopovers rather than long-stays.

6Indigo Pearl Hotel - a large (177 rooms) luxury resort with a unique design inspired by Phuket's tin-mining history. Its located next to Nai Yang Beach about 10 minutes drive from the airport. A variety of spacious suites are available spread throughout the expansive grounds including some private pool villas.Rreviews from guests are mosty glowing.


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