Reasons to fly with Qantas
Visiting from Manchester (UK) to Phuket
When to visit
Phuket has a tropical monsoonal climate. It's warm year-round, but it’s hottest from April to May and from September to October. September to October is monsoon season with heavy downpours, though you can still enjoy the restaurants and attractions. The best time to visit Phuket is from December through to March with clear blue skies and low humidity, making it the ideal time to enjoy the stunning beaches and Thai festivals. The average temperature is 24°C to 32°C. July and August is less crowded, with sunshine and short bursts of rain and is between 20°C and 33°C.
What is the main airport called?
Phuket International Airport (HKT).Opens in a new tab or window Is an international airport serving the Phuket Province of Thailand. It is in the north of Phuket Island, 32 kilometres from the centre of Phuket City. It takes approximately 30 to 45 minutes to get to Phuket town. The airport plays a major role in Thailand's tourism industry, as Phuket Island is a popular resort destination.
Arriving in Phuket
The staff at Phuket Airport will greet you when you land and assist you with your travel needs. Once you collect your bags from the arrivals area, there are various transport options available to get you on your way.
Getting into Phuket from Phuket Airport
Various transportation services, including public taxis, limousine, minibus and airport shuttles are available at Phuket Airport to get to town from the arrivals level. The best way is to take a metered taxi with counters located outside both the domestic and international terminals. You may wish to take a limousine or minibus service for a comfortable trip to your accommodation. Grab is the ride share service available in Phuket, along with private transfers, car hire or arrange a hotel shuttle. Phuket Smart Bus is the airport bus with hourly services to popular tourist beaches, for a cost-effective way to get to your destination.
Getting around Phuket
Getting around Phuket is easy, as the island has many transport options. Most of the resorts are small enough to walk around, with popular resorts and hotels located close to the beach, restaurants and shopping areas. Taxis and tuk-tuks are some of the best ways to get around and are relatively inexpensive. To explore Phuket at your own pace, you can hire a car, motorcycle or book a ride share service through the Grab app. There are local buses (songtaews) along with air-conditioned minibuses that service the town.
Fly from Manchester
We want your trip from Manchester to be as smooth as possible and the following information will help make that happen.
What is the main airport called?
Manchester Airport (MAN)Opens in a new tab or window. It is the UK’s global gateway for the North of England. Manchester Airport is an international airport at Ringway, Manchester, England and located 12 km south-west of Manchester city centre.
Passengers on Qantas flights from Manchester are allocated checked baggage. If you need more luggage, you can purchase an additional baggage allowance online prior to departure.
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