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 28 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 April
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Patong in April
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

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 New Zealand departs from Auckland and takes around 19h 10m.


AccesRail is the only carrier operating train routes to Patong.


Bus operates bus routes to Patong.

Airports near Patong

Airlines serving Patong

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British Airways
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Turkish Airlines
Good (1,695 reviews)
Air France
Good (609 reviews)
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Qatar Airways
Good (1,655 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (317 reviews)
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Air Canada
Good (2,514 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (570 reviews)
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Etihad Airways
Good (440 reviews)
Cathay Pacific
Good (204 reviews)
Malaysia Airlines
Good (99 reviews)
Korean Air
Excellent (443 reviews)
Air Europa
Good (215 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 Patong Signature Boutique Hotel, Patong offers a range of accommodations for every taste. Average rates range from around $35 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $421 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, Excellent reviews)
Banyan Tree Phuket (Sha Plus+)
Excellent (9, Excellent reviews)
Phuket Marriott Resort & Spa, Merlin Beach (Sha Plus+)
Excellent (8.8, Excellent reviews)
Katathani Phuket Beach Resort (SHA Extra Plus)
Excellent (8.8, Excellent reviews)
Kalima Resort & Spa, Phuket
Excellent (8.7, Excellent reviews)
Holiday Inn Resort Phuket
Excellent (9.8, Excellent reviews)

Hiring a car in Patong

Expect to pay $2.08 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 $24.90 and $33.20. 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, 42% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.