Phuket Information

Travel and Local Information Guide

Phuket Island is 48km long and 21km across at its widest point, so you're never far from the sea at any given point. The weather is at its best from March to early May and at its wettest from May to October, though mornings and afternoons are still generally sunny and clear. Temperatures tend to be between 25°C on the coolest nights and 33°C on the hottest days.

The basic information, listed below, should be studied in advance of a stay on the island to avoid any nasty surprises. Listed are business hours, practical advice and essential information to make your Phuket stay an optimal one.

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    Phuket Airport Information

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  • Phuket Airport Transfer

    Airport Transfers

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    Phuket Maps

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  • Phuket Festivals and Events

    Phuket Events & Festivals

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  • Transfers by Ferry to Phi Phi Islands

    Transfers to Phi Phi by Ferry

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  • Phuket Airport Transfer

    Airport Transfers

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  • Driving in and around Phuket

    Getting Around Phuket

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  • Renting a Motorbike in Phuket

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  • Phuket Local Bus

    Phuket Local Bus

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    Phuket Bus Terminal 2

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  • Phuket Vegetarian Festival

    Phuket Vegetarian Festival 2018

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  • Loy Krathong

    Loy Krathong

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  • Songkran Festival in Phuket

    Songkran Festival

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The Family Guide to Phuket

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Where to Stay for Families in Phuket

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  • Phuket Local Bus

    Phuket Local Bus

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  • Phuket Weddings

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  • Cost of Living in Phuket

    Cost of Living in Phuket

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  • Phuket Beach Clean-Up 2014

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Phuket Travel Guide

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GrabTaxi in Phuket

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Discover Phuket Island

Discover Phuket Island

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Health Tourism

Health Tourism

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Honeymoon in Phuket

Honeymoon in Phuket

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Phuket’s Most Obvious Scams

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Gibbon Rehabilitation Project

Gibbon Rehabilitation Project

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Rassada Pier Phuket to Phi Phi

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