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 6 days in order to fully appreciate everything Patong has to offer.

When to visit Patong

Patong in September
Estimated package price
$457
2 travelers
Flight to Patong
3 nights at hotel
Patong in September
Estimated package price
$457
2 travelers
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 15 miles from Patong. The shortest flight to Patong from the United States departs from Los Angeles and takes around 21h 10m.

Car

Another option to get to Patong is to pick up a car rental from Phuket City, which is about 6 miles from Patong. You’ll find branches of Hertz and Sixt, among others, in Phuket City.

Bus

Bus operates bus routes to Patong.

Plane

Although Patong doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Phuket Airport (HKT), which is located 15 miles from Patong. The shortest flight to Patong from the United States departs from Los Angeles and takes around 21h 10m.

Car

Another option to get to Patong is to pick up a car rental from Phuket City, which is about 6 miles from Patong. You’ll find branches of Hertz and Sixt, among others, in Phuket City.

Bus

Bus operates bus routes to Patong.

Airports near Patong

Airlines serving Patong

Lufthansa
Good (4,572 reviews)
KLM
Good (849 reviews)
SWISS
Good (919 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,395 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,593 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,272 reviews)
Air France
Good (971 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,543 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (482 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,116 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,480 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (5,652 reviews)
Finnair
Good (887 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (912 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (5,441 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (829 reviews)
Cathay Pacific
Good (479 reviews)
JetBlue
Good (1,630 reviews)
Malaysia Airlines
Good (178 reviews)
Korean Air
Excellent (772 reviews)
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Where to stay in Patong

From 5-star hotels such as the Rosewood Phuket (SHA Plus+) to great affordable options like the Patong Signature Boutique Hotel, Patong offers a range of accommodations for every taste. Average rates range from around $22 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $142 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, 1945 reviews)
$75+
Stay Wellbeing & Lifestyle Resort (Sha Plus+)
5 stars
Excellent (9, 1425 reviews)
$60+
Banyan Tree Phuket (Sha Plus+)
5 stars
Excellent (9, 816 reviews)
$295+
Phuket Marriott Resort & Spa, Merlin Beach (Sha Plus+)
5 stars
Excellent (8.9, 2956 reviews)
$156+
Kalima Resort & Spa, Phuket
5 stars
Excellent (8.8, 3865 reviews)
$94+
Four Points by Sheraton Phuket Patong Beach Resort (SHA Plus+)
4 stars
Excellent (8.7, 5086 reviews)
$124+

Renting a car in Patong

Renting a car in Patong costs $33 per day, on average, or $200 if you want to rent if for 6 days.

You’re likely to save money by renting your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 11% more expensive than at Phuket City.

Expect to pay $5.03 per gallon in Patong (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $60.42 and $80.55. The most frequently booked car type in Patong is Standard (Class Standard SUV or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy rental cars (Class Economy Car or similar) are, on average, 22% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.

Renting a car in Patong costs $33 per day, on average, or $200 if you want to rent if for 6 days.

You’re likely to save money by renting your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 11% more expensive than at Phuket City.

Expect to pay $5.03 per gallon in Patong (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $60.42 and $80.55. The most frequently booked car type in Patong is Standard (Class Standard SUV or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy rental cars (Class Economy Car or similar) are, on average, 22% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.