|Popular in||December||High demand for flights, 7% potential price rise|
|Cheapest in||March||Best time to find cheap flights, 3% potential price drop|
|Average price||R8 665||Average for round-trip flights in June 2022|
|Round-trip from||R7 851||From Johannesburg to Phuket City|
|One-way from||R160||One-way flight from Johannesburg to Phuket City (HKT)|
Information is based on travel restrictions from South Africa to Phuket City
Most visitors from South Africa can enter Phuket City without restrictions.
COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from South Africa are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering Phuket City.
Visitors from South Africa are not required to quarantine after entering Phuket City.
Thailand Pass - The Thailand Pass is a web-based system for foreign travelers to fill in their travel and health information as well as upload the related documents before travelling. As of June 1, 2022 - Thai nationals are no longer required to fill-out the Thailand Pass form.
Returning to South Africa from Phuket City
COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Phuket City are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering South Africa.
Visitors from Phuket City are not required to quarantine after entering South Africa.
ZA1 - HKT
R7 098 - R11 300
31 - 34 °C
19 - 298 mm
The months from late November to early April are Phuket’s busiest months. Weather ranges from around 23°C to 31°C and these conditions draw crowds of visitors to the islands. April – the hottest time of the year, is also the month of the Songkran water festival and the Thai New Year. For those who want to be a part of the revelry, this is the best time to visit Phuket. However due to exponential demand, finding cheap flights to Phuket during this season is usually a challenge.
Off-peak season in Phuket begins around May, during which temperatures drop and humidity rises. Rainfall also increases during this time, so it’s important for visitors to heed the warning signs on its beaches. In the following months leading up to and including September, the cheapest flight tickets and hotel deals in Phuket are easier to find.
The best time to book cheap flights to Phuket is between March and early May. This shoulder season is when smart travellers should take advantage of discounted flight tickets and packages. Also, flights to Phuket between May and September are popular amongst visitors who enjoy experiencing the beauty of the rainy monsoon.
Flights from Cape Town to Phuket: 23 hrs 30 mins (average 1 stop)
Flights from Johannesburg to Phuket: 18 hrs 15 mins (average 1 stop)
Flights from Durban to Phuket: 20 hrs 20 mins (average 1 stop)
The major airlines that offer flights to Phuket are Singapore Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Emirates, Etihad and Qatar. When starting to compare flights to Phuket, it’s useful to bear in mind that these different airlines have varying numbers of stops between flights.
Once you’ve secured your cheap flights to Phuket, there are a number of ways to secure transport from the airport to the city centre. For travellers who are confident enough to navigate their own way around the city, a number of car rental services are available and accessible from Phuket International Airport (HKT). Depending on your hotel, pre-arranged transfers are also an option. The Airport Bus is a cost-effective medium of transport to Phuket Town and runs approximately every hour from 08H00. The brightly coloured bus is hard to miss and is situated about 30 metres from arrivals. Limousine services with negotiable rates will also offer effective transport during your trip to Phuket.
For a flight to Phuket City, you will be flying into Phuket. Phuket City (HKT) is just 27,5 km from the centre of the city.