Patong travel guide

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You're Going to Love Patong

With a population of 14.797, Patong is a must-see destination in Phuket, Thailand. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country. We recommend you stay at least 7 days in order to fully appreciate everything Patong has to offer.

When to visit Patong

Patong in May
Estimated flight+hotel price
£214
2 travellers
Flight to Patong
3 nights at hotel
Patong in May
Estimated flight+hotel price
£214
2 travellers
Flight to Patong
3 nights at hotel

How to Get to Patong

Plane

Although Patong doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Phuket Airport (HKT), which is located 24 km from Patong. The shortest flight to Patong from the United Kingdom departs from London and takes around 14h 40m.

Car

Another option to get to Patong is to pick up a car hire from Phuket City, which is about 10 km from Patong. You’ll find branches of Hertz and Drive Car Rental, among others, in Phuket City.

Plane

Although Patong doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Phuket Airport (HKT), which is located 24 km from Patong. The shortest flight to Patong from the United Kingdom departs from London and takes around 14h 40m.

Car

Another option to get to Patong is to pick up a car hire from Phuket City, which is about 10 km from Patong. You’ll find branches of Hertz and Drive Car Rental, among others, in Phuket City.

Airports near Patong

Airlines serving Patong

Lufthansa
Good (4,686 reviews)
KLM
Good (837 reviews)
SWISS
Good (956 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,657 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,235 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,564 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (483 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,604 reviews)
Air France
Good (985 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,104 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,411 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (6,026 reviews)
Finnair
Good (850 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (933 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (841 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (5,787 reviews)
Cathay Pacific
Good (535 reviews)
JetBlue
Good (1,569 reviews)
Malaysia Airlines
Good (188 reviews)
Korean Air
Excellent (777 reviews)
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Where to stay in Patong

From 5-star hotels such as the Patong Bay Hill Resort (Sha Plus+) to great affordable options like the Breezotel - Sha Certified, Patong offers a range of accommodations for every taste. Average rates range from around £16 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to £121 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Tiras Patong Beach Hotel and Anchor Boutique House.

Where to stay in popular areas of Patong

Most booked hotels in Patong

Mandarava Resort And Spa, Karon Beach (Sha Plus+)
5 stars
Excellent (9, Excellent reviews)
£66+
Stay Wellbeing & Lifestyle Resort (Sha Plus+)
5 stars
Excellent (9, Excellent reviews)
£53+
Banyan Tree Phuket (Sha Plus+)
5 stars
Excellent (9, Excellent reviews)
£232+
Phuket Marriott Resort & Spa, Merlin Beach (Sha Plus+)
5 stars
Excellent (8.9, Excellent reviews)
£124+
Four Points by Sheraton Phuket Patong Beach Resort (SHA Plus+)
4 stars
Excellent (8.7, Excellent reviews)
£91+
Kalima Resort & Spa, Phuket
5 stars
Excellent (8.7, Excellent reviews)
£76+

Hiring a car in Patong

Hiring a car in Patong costs £30 per day, on average, or £213 if you want to hire it for 7 days.

You’re likely to save money by hiring your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 37% more expensive than at Phuket City.

Expect to pay £1.00 per litre in Patong (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between £11.93 and £15.90. The most frequently booked car type in Patong is Economy (Toyota Yaris or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact car hire (Nissan Almera or similar) is, on average, 41% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.

Hiring a car in Patong costs £30 per day, on average, or £213 if you want to hire it for 7 days.

You’re likely to save money by hiring your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 37% more expensive than at Phuket City.

Expect to pay £1.00 per litre in Patong (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between £11.93 and £15.90. The most frequently booked car type in Patong is Economy (Toyota Yaris or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact car hire (Nissan Almera or similar) is, on average, 41% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.