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

Where to Eat in Patong

If you’re looking for affordable options, Sears and Co Bar and Grill (198/8-9 Thawewong Road) and The Deck Beach Club Patong (198/8-9 Thawewong Road) are great picks.

When to visit Patong

Patong in September
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2 travelers
Flight to Patong
3 nights at hotel
Patong in September
Estimated package price
2 travelers
Flight to Patong
3 nights at hotel
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How to Get to Patong


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 San Francisco and takes around 19h 10m.


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 THAIRENTACAR and Europcar, among others, in Phuket City.


You can travel by bus to Patong using Lignite Tour or Bus. From Bangkok, the bus ride to Patong takes 855 miles and will cost you around $54. From Chiang Mai, the ticket costs about $135 for a journey of 1480 miles.

Airports near Patong

Airlines serving Patong

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British Airways
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Turkish Airlines
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Air France
Good (508 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (3,250 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (308 reviews)
Qatar Airways
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Air Canada
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Singapore Airlines
Excellent (486 reviews)
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Etihad Airways
Good (406 reviews)
Cathay Pacific
Good (146 reviews)
Air Europa
Good (182 reviews)
Korean Air
Excellent (365 reviews)
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Where to stay in Patong

From 5-star hotels such as the MAI HOUSE Patong Hill (SHA Plus+) to great affordable options like the Time Out Hotel Patong, Patong offers a range of accommodations for every taste. Average rates range from around $26 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $326 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+)
Excellent (9, 1090 reviews)
Holiday Inn Resort Phuket
Excellent (8.9, 1285 reviews)
Banyan Tree Phuket (Sha Plus+)
Excellent (8.9, 423 reviews)
Phuket Marriott Resort & Spa, Merlin Beach (Sha Plus+)
Excellent (8.8, 2000 reviews)
Katathani Phuket Beach Resort (SHA Extra Plus)
Excellent (8.8, 1338 reviews)
Kalima Resort & Spa, Phuket
Excellent (8.7, 2172 reviews)
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Renting a car in Patong

Renting a car in Patong costs $33 per day, on average, or $502 if you want to rent if for 15 days.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 1% cheaper than airport locations in Patong.

Expect to pay $4.69 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 $56.33 and $75.10. 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 rental cars (Nissan Almera or similar) are, on average, 42% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.