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Krabi or Phuket Airport?

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Langley City, Canada
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Krabi or Phuket Airport?

I am leaving Chiang Mai and wondering if I should fly into Phuket or Krabi airport? I don't have anything booked for down South and will just be island hopping and staying where ever I like...Is one airport better than the other? cheaper? more convenient?

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1. Re: Krabi or Phuket Airport?

It depends entirely on where you want to base your self ,

Phuket and Krabi are very different areas , Phuket , more commercial , more touristy , more people ,

Krabi more of a laid back feel .

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for Ko Samui, Thailand
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From Chiangmai you can fly direct with air Asia to Phuket. I dont think you can fly direct to krabi all flight have to go via Bangkok ( unless some one can clarify that). Phuket airport have more flights more airlines to and from.

If you want to do islands hopping perhaps fly to Phuket airport - ferry to islands and end in krabi and fly back to Bangkok from krabi airport. Its easy to do the loop no need to go back to Phuket.


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4. Re: Krabi or Phuket Airport?

I would think it would be cheaper to fly to Phuket and there will be more flight choices, check out schedule and prices for both Krabi and Phuket on this website:


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