Cheap flights from Melbourne to Phuket
Fly from Melbourne to Phuket
Head for the turquoise waters of Phuket. Jetstar flies direct from Melbourne.
|Average direct flight time||8 hours and 50 minutes|
|Average distance by plane||7000km|
|Departure airport||Melbourne Airport (MEL)|
|Arrival airport||Phuket International Airport (HKT)|
Need to know
Flight time from Melbourne to Phuket
The average flight time for direct flights from Melbourne to Phuket is 8 hours and 50 minutes.
Distance from Melbourne to Phuket by plane
The average distance by plane from Melbourne to Phuket is 7000 kilometres.
Time difference between Melbourne and Phuket
From March to September, Melbourne (AEST: UTC +10) is 3 hours ahead of Phuket (ICT: UTC +7). During Daylight Savings (October – April) it's 4 hours ahead.
Number of airports in Phuket
There’s one airport: Phuket International Airport opens in new window (HKT).
Distance from Phuket airport to the city centre
The airport is 32 kilometres from Phuket city centre.
Transport from Phuket airport to the city centre
Transport options include taxis, limousines, rideshare, airport minibus and public bus.
Big Buddha, Phuket.
Phuket travel tips
What are the best things to do in Phuket?
Besides the beaches, island hopping, relaxation retreats, architecture tours and deep sea diving are just some of the top things to do in Phuket.
Any tips for a family trip to Phuket?
Phuket is super family-friendly – zorbing, ziplining, surfing artificial waves and meeting local elephants are just some great things to do with the kids in Phuket.
Where do the locals go to eat, drink and shop?
Insider info is invaluable when you’re travelling and these local recommendations will put you right in the heart of real Phuket.
What should I do if I’ve only got one day in Phuket?
Pack in as much as you can! This one-day itinerary will take you from paddle-boarding at sunrise to a seafood buffet at sunset.
Where can I find the best tom yum in Phuket?
There’s no shortage of this signature soup in Phuket, but if you’re after places so good even the locals go, these are our top picks for the best tom yum.
Promthep Cape lookout, Phuket.
|Cappuccino||THB ฿70–90 (AUD $3.40–4.30)|
|Thai cooking class||THB ฿1600–3200 (AUD $80–160)|
|Degustation at a high-end restaurant||THB ฿1800–2600 (AUD $85–125)|
|Room at a four-star hotel||THB ฿1000–2500 (AUD $50–120)|
|Taxi from the airport||THB ฿570 (AUD $27)|
|Hello||Sawat di khrap (male speaker)
Sawat di kha (female speaker)
|Goodbye||Sawat di khrap (m)
Sawat di kha (f)
|How much?||Thao rai?|
|Thank you||Khop khun khrap (m)
Khob khun kha (f)
|Excuse me||Kho thot|
Things to do in Phuket
Phuket is Thailand’s premier leisure playground. Distinguished by lush, jungle-clad mountains, gorgeous beaches and turquoise waters, the island’s geographical wonders are backdrops to a highly evolved pleasure zone.
Weather and when to go
Thailand’s weather is often described as hot (November–February), hotter (March–April) and wet (May–October), with slight regional variations. Phuket is a year-round destination, although March–April is extremely hot with temperatures shooting up to 40°C, and the months of September and October are often subject to heavy rainfall.