Mai Khao travel guide

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You're Going to Love Mai Khao

With a population of 5.000, Mai Khao is a must-see destination in Phuket, Thailand. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country.

When to visit Mai Khao

Mai Khao in September
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Mai Khao in September
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Mai Khao


When flying to Mai Khao, you’ll arrive at Phuket Airport (HKT), which is located 1 km from the city centre. The shortest flight to Mai Khao from New Zealand departs from Auckland and takes around 19h 10m.


Another option to get to Mai Khao is to pick up a car hire from Phuket City, which is about 29 km from Mai Khao. You’ll find branches of Drive Car Rental and Hertz, among others, in Phuket City.


You can travel by bus to Mai Khao using Bus or Lignite Tour. From Bangkok, the bus ride to Mai Khao takes 1231 km and will cost you around $61. From Chiang Mai, the ticket costs about $218 for a journey of 2382 km.

Airports near Mai Khao

Airlines serving Mai Khao

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British Airways
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Turkish Airlines
Good (2,058 reviews)
Air France
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Qatar Airways
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Austrian Airlines
Good (396 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (3,964 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
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Etihad Airways
Good (584 reviews)
Cathay Pacific
Good (316 reviews)
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Malaysia Airlines
Good (140 reviews)
Korean Air
Excellent (587 reviews)
Japan Airlines
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Where to stay in Mai Khao

From 5-star hotels such as the Sala Phuket Mai Khao Beach Resort (Sha Plus+) to great affordable options like the Maikhao Beach Guest House, Mai Khao offers a range of accommodations for every taste. Average rates range from around $49 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $221 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Mai Khao

Most booked hotels in Mai Khao

The Slate (Sha Plus+)
Excellent (9.2, Excellent reviews)
Pullman Phuket Arcadia Naithon Beach (Sha Plus+)
Excellent (8.9, Excellent reviews)
Dewa Phuket (Beach Resort, Villas And Suites) (Sha Plus)
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
Nai Yang Beach Resort & Spa (Sha Plus+)
Excellent (8, Excellent reviews)
Andaman White Beach Resort
Good (7.7, Good reviews)

Hiring a car in Mai Khao

Expect to pay $2.30 per litre in Mai Khao (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $27.57 and $36.75.