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Compare Cheap Gold Coast to Phuket Flights
Book your flights from Gold Coast (OOL) to Phuket (HKT) and experience one of Thailand's top destinations. Phuket is home to some of the country's best dramatic scenery. Picture towering limestone cliffs, beautiful beaches and lush rainforests. With connecting flights from OOL to HKT, it's the perfect island escape for Aussies who want to soak up the idyllic weather and explore Thailand's rich cultural heritage. Spend your days learning how to cook traditional Thai dishes, island hopping, or shopping up a storm at the bustling markets.
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The best time to visit Phuket
The best time to visit Phuket is from November to April. It's the island's dry season, and you won't have to worry about rain ruining any outdoor activities. You'll also be in time for Thai New Year, Songkran, and diving conditions are at their best. If you want to avoid the crowds and save money, plan your trip around the monsoon months of May to October. While some of the marine reserves will be closed, you'll find cheap flights from Gold Coast to Phuket and low hotel rates. Even though the weather isn't perfect, the showers are short, and the temperatures are warm.
Departing From Gold Coast
Gold Coast Airport is the sixth busiest airport in Australia. It operates connecting flights from OOL to HKT with the world's leading airlines. Fly to Phuket with Qantas, Singapore Airlines, Bangkok Airways and stop by Sydney, Singapore or Bangkok before you reach your final destination.
Getting to Gold Coast Airport
Travelling to Phuket on a budget? Take the public bus to Gold Coast Airport. Trankslink runs a regular service to the departure terminals every day. If you're a solo traveller looking to split costs or you're heading to the airport in a group, book a spot onboard the Gold Coast Tourist Shuttle Bus. It's a door-to-door service that operates from Tweed Heads to Runaway Bay. Another option is to hail a taxi or use a ride-sharing service like Uber. A trip from Surfers Paradise to the airport will cost around $30 to 60 AUD depending on the traffic.
Parking at Gold Coast Airport
Want to leave your car at Gold Coast Airport? There are a variety of options to suit your needs and budget.
Where to Park at Gold Coast Airport
Premium Covered Parking: If you don't want to waste time at the airport, leave your car here. It's the closest parking lot to the terminal building and has a private walkway to help you get to the check-in counters faster. Budget Parking: If you're flying to Phuket for a few days or weeks, you'll save the most money by leaving your car here. Choose from covered and uncovered lots and pay as little as $16 AUD per day.
Arriving in Phuket
Phuket International Airport (HKT) is the third busiest airport in Thailand. It's a hub for regional airline Bangkok Airways as well as local carriers Thai Airways and Thai AirAsia.
How to Get from Phuket International Airport to Your Phuket Hotel or Accommodation
The quickest way to get from Phuket International Airport to your hotel is with a metered taxi or ride-sharing service. You'll find the cabs waiting outside the arrivals hall, or you can buy a local sim card to download the Grab app. Trips to Phuket Town cost between 600-900 THB ($24 to $38 AUD), and you'll have to pay an airport surcharge of 100 THB ($4 AUD). For budget travellers, the Phuket Airport Bus is the most affordable option. The bright orange buses run from 6:30am to 9:30pm every day. Fares start from 90 THB ($3.70 AUD). If you're heading further afield to Patong Beach, you can take a shared minibus taxi. The ticket counters are located outside of the Arrivals Hall and cost 180 THB ($7 AUD) per person. Keep in mind that this option will take the longest as you'll have to wait until it's your turn to be dropped off.
Things to do in Phuket
Visit the Big Buddah
Located on top of Mt. Nagakerd, the Big Buddha statue is the largest of its kind on the island. Make your way to the top and enjoy a 360-degree view of South Phuket.
Go Kayaking in Phang Nga Bay
Travel to the protected waters of Ao Phang Nga National Park and spend the day kayaking. You'll glide past beautiful lagoons, caves and small islands dotted around the bay.
Shop for Souvenirs at Phuket's Markets
With loads of markets around Phuket, you won't have to look hard to find a good deal. Spend a morning exploring the Phuket Walking Street, Chillva Market or Malin Plaza in Patong.