Chances are if you are sailing in Thailand with us at Simpson Yacht charter, then you will be flying in to Phuket airport. The airport arrivals and departures can be a stressful time for some travellers, so we thought we would give you some top tips for travelling through Phuket airport, taking away some of the airport stress and leaving you relaxed and ready for some beautiful sailing in Thailand.
Be prepared to queue! – There are always large queues in immigration, be patient, you will get through in the end.
Don’t stress about your luggage – that takes it’s time too so just stay calm and patient and you will be through in plenty of time to claim your luggage.
Claiming your luggage – It is worth noting that there are 2 luggage claim areas in Phuket International Airport – Domestic and International baggage claim. If you travelled from an international airport originally, but transferred through Bangkok, your luggage will still be coming into the International terminal, which is very close to the domestic terminal so easy to follow the signs and reclaim your luggage.
Domestic Arrivals – if you have travelled from a domestic airport within Thailand as you had maybe arrived previously and spent some time travelling or enjoying Bangkok before doing some sailing in Thailand from Phuket, then your luggage will be found within the Domestic terminal.
It is possible of course to book transfers to our yacht base with us which means that someone will be waiting to meet and greet you and bring you to our yacht base in order for you to start your holiday sailing in Thailand. However, if you didn’t do that in advance, then no problem there are many easy options to transfer to our base;
When your holiday sailing in Thailand is over, and it comes to leaving Phuket, then a good tip to remember is that whilst there are two terminals the entrance is the same, so once you have been dropped off at the terminal, if there are queues outside the door then enter through the Arrivals door and take the lifts up to the second floor, straight to departures and bypassing the queues! It is worth noting that Phuket airport has currently undergone a massive upgrade and development so arriving and departing from this busy airport is now significantly easier
So hopefully we have made your arrival into Phuket airport a little easier ready to relax and enjoy the stunning sailing in Thailand now on your doorstep!
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