Cheap flights from Des Moines to Phuket airport

Des Moines flight deals and cheap flights to Phuket island airport (HKT) in Thailand

Des Moines to Phuket flights. If you are looking to book a cheap flight and travel from Des Moines International Airport in Des Moines to Phuket airport in Thailand you’re in the right place. You can read useful travel information for Phuket in Thailand and find even more budget priced flights and fly from Des Moines or Phuket by simply reading the below. Count on PHD for the best deals on all of your travel and bargain priced flight deals from Des Moines, Phuket island, Thailand and Asia right here.

Flight Information

Des Moines International Airport and Des Moines Flight Details


Airport Name: Des Moines International Airport

Airport Code: DSM

Place: Des Moines

Phuket island airport (HKT) in Thailand Flight Details


Airport Name: Phuket island airport in Thailand

Place: Phuket in Thailand

Airport Code: HKT

Elevation: 25 m

ICAO code: is VTSP.

Location: Phuket island airport (HKT) in Thailand is located at longitude 98° 18′ 45? and latitude 08° 06′ 38?, 82 feet above sea level and is located 32 km northwest of the city centre, in the north of Phuket in Thailand.
Capacity: When flying from Des Moines to Phuket International Airport in Thailand the airport has a capacity of handling 24 flight operations per hour, and normally no delays.

Hours of operation: Phuket island airport (HKT) is open 24 hours a day.

Runway: 09/27, 3,000 metres long and 45 metres wide

Language: Thai

Currency: Baht

Local time: GMT+7

Phuket Visa: Read the visa FAQ first but if you are still unsure if you need a visa when flying in from Des Moines to Phuket, Thailand see our Phuket, Thailand Visa guide

Phuket in Thailand Wiki Census: Phuket island Provine Stats

Phuket accommodations: If you have not already booked any accommodation on Phuket you can find the best Phuket in Thailand Hotels offering the lowest rates for all sorts of Phuket island, Thailand Hotels, Villas, Guesthouses, Hostles and Resorts!

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Phuket island airport arrival Flight Video: If you are interested we also offer a video of a flight arriving to Phuket island airport (HKT) in Thailand.

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FAQ And Tips

Phuket island airport (HKT) Flight Tips and FAQ

Tips on how to book cheap Flights from Des Moines to Phuket island airport (HKT) and what to do, and not to do, while you are on Phuket island

What Coronavirus flight restictions are in place on flights from Des Moines to Phuket island in Thailand?

As of January 2021 all flights from Des Moines to Phuket operate a reduced flight schedule at least until March 2021, or even later in the year. Also the Thai government Covid-19 lockdown measures are still in place so either check your flight company, travel agent or the Thai Embassy website from clear information about flying from Des Moines to Phuket island airport in Thailand. Also see our news BLOG for new updates

Can I pay for my flight from Des Moines to Phuket in a differant currency on your flights booking system?

When booking your flight from Des Moines to Phuket island, Thailand on our flights page the prices are in EURO (€) or $. To change the currency simply add your details in the flight search modual and click search. Then once you are on our Des Moines to Phuket airport our flight listing page you can change the currency by using the top-right scroll-down menu. You can use the same system for changing the language.

What is the best days to fly from Des Moines to Phuket in Thailand?

Try and book your flight from Des Moines to Phuket island, Thailand on a week day. You'll find low-priced flight deals from Des Moines to Phuket International Airport in Thailand on weekdays, and therefore avoid weekend flight surcharges.

Are flight prices higher on Phuket island, Thailand national holidays?

Bottom line is 'Yes'. This goes for national holidays in Des Moines also. Try avoid flying from Des Moines in heavy traffic holidays by travelling from / to Phuket before or after any major holidays.

What is the cheapest time to fly from Des Moines to Phuket in Thailand?

Try and book your flight from Des Moines to Phuket in Thailand at least 3 months in advance to find the cheapest flight deals. Saying this, check out our deals from Phuket, Thailand.

When I arrive from Des Moines is there WIFI Internet inside Phuket island International airport?

Yes. You can get free Wi-Fi inside Phuket airport. When you touch down from Des Moines and enter Phuket island International airport in Thailand you can try connecting to the airports access point. Simply log-in to the airport website, which pops up on your mobile / tablet browser once you arrive. As far as I know, or remember, there is also walled computers to use in the departure area also.

Is there a smoking lounge at Phuket island International airport in Thailand?

Bottom line is yes. If your arriving from Des Moines or leaving to go to Phuket International Airport in Thailand simply go to the departure lounge, after immigration, and its by a small coffee shop. Be warned. The smoking room is very small and even before you lite up it feels like you have already had 5 cigs 🙂 VAPERS BE AWARE! Vaping (E-cigarettes, vaporizers, vape pens, atomizers, and electronic nicotine delivery systems) is still banded in Thailand 'so say' due to health issues, but in reality due to tax reasons. 'On the spot' fines, or threats of jail time by local Thai police, and by tourist police, can be en-forced. IF you do bring you vape to Phuket do NOT put it in your hand luggage, and ONLY vape in private. If you do vape outside and then get stopped, and fined, ask for a police report. That should be fun? Bottom line is to 'just buy cigarettes' while on Phuket, and leave your vape at home. Saves on the headaces.

What to do if I arrive from Des Moines to Phuket, Thailand on a tourist visa but want to stay longer?

On arrival from Des Moines you will get a 30 day tourist visa. If you arrive from Des Moines but want to stay longer Phuket, Thailand you will need to extend your visa by either doing a one day visa trip over-land to Ranong (The border with Burma) where you will get a 15 day visa extension. If you want a 3 month visa you can either go on a 2 day trip to the Thai Embassy on Penang in Malaysia, but it's a bit of a treck being 12 hours sat in a mini bus. Alternativly, and suggested, you can buy return cut-priced flights from Phuket, Thailand to KL, Malaysia and spend a few days looking around doing the tourist thing while getting a 3 month visa at the Thai Embassy. A few things to note: A) Make sure you fly on a Monday or latest Tuesday so you get to the Thai Embassy no later than Wednesdday early morning. The reason is it takes 24 hours between applying and then getting your passport back. If you apply too late in the week you may have to stay the weekend also due to the Embassy closes the weekends. B) Make sure you have passport sized photos with you.

Once I arrive from Des Moines where is the luggage pick-up point at Phuket International Airport?

Once you arrive from Des Moines, and depart the plane at Phuket International Airport in Thailand you simply need to walk to the International terminal do the immigration (Visa waiver, and passport stamping etc) and then walk into arrivals to pick up your checked-in luggage. That's basically it. If in dought follow the crowd, or ask one of the many Thai staff. Very easy.

When I arrive from Des Moines to Phuket island International airport in Thailand where can I buy a local mobile SIM call or Internet data card?

Yes. Once you arrive from Des Moines, have gone through customs and picked up your luggage at Phuket HKT airport there's a SIM card stall or shop right there as your walking out. Choose your plan ( DTAC, TRUE & AIS ), give them your phone & passport and they set it all up for you. SIM costs are around 299 baht for 8 days and 599 baht 15 days. Alternativly ask your airport taxi driver to stop at a 7/11 mini market to buy your SIM or topup your credit. They are open 24 hours. Do some SIM card research before your fly from Des Moines, and remember you will need a unlocked phone or dongle for the SIM to work.

Can someone from Des Moines buy property on Phuket island in Thailand?

The short answer is yes. Generally, the key requirements for someone from Des Moines buying property or Real Estate on Phuket island, Thailand are the following: A) A deposit of 10% to 20% of total price to be paid on the 'Promise of Sale' (before signing the final contract). B) A foreign buyer has two options: either a 30-year leasehold or purchasing the property through a limited company. Phuket island Apartments and Villas can be purchased by foreigners as long as at least 51% of the building is owned by Thais. C) Stamp duty is normally 0.50% of the total price. D) Registration fee between 2% and 2.5% of total Phuket island in Thailand property price plus agent fee. It is also important to know that if you are a non-Thai citizen, you may be subject to specific regulations and in certain instances be required to hold a specific permit enabling you to acquire Phuket island property. This does not apply to properties situated within special designated areas, such as developments on Phuket in Thailand. If you fit into the above them you should be able to buy. We offer complimentary pickup to our 'Phuket Property and travel office, and free concultation, so drop us an email before or after you arrive from Des Moines

BIG question! How much is a print of beer or larger in around Phuket?

The beer or larger prices around Phuket, Thailand is: Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) is around 70 / 90.00฿ while Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) will be around 100.00 ฿. Nightclubs, and higher end venues can be a lot more and supermarkets / mini markets will be a bit cheaper. Check out the 'Happy Hour' signs as you walk or drive by. Most bars will have them. I have known people on Phuket island who only track these events and save a load of money. Everyone to his/her/their own right 🙂

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About Phuket

When flying from Des Moines to Phuket, Thailand its good to know that more than 16 million passengers per year fly via Phuket island airport in Thailand, most flying in to enjoy a wide range of tourist services, natural beauty of the world famous Phuket beaches and fascinating tourist attractions.

If you live around Des Moines, and have not been to Asia or the island of Phuket before, you are likely thinking about Phuket island’s fabulous beaches, sunsets and parties on the infamous Bangla Road in Patong. You might think you have Phuket island, Thailand all figured out, but as it turns out, the ‘Pearl of the Andaman’ has more than a few tricks hidden up its sleeve. Most visitors don’t even see the real Phuket while others buy Phuket, Thailand apartments and make Phuket their home. Either way. Make sure you make the most of it by getting off the beaten track on Phuket island in Thailand is going to involve hiring your own personal driver or transportation (motorbike or jeep) for the day, or week, then driving, and hiking, over some off-road tracks. Obviously there’s a bit of effort involved and, more than likely, a fair amount of perspiration. But the reward when you get there is often the best uncrowded viewpoints, villages and beaches on Phuket island.

Architecture and Cafes

It might seem inconceivable, but after flying in from Des Moines International Airport, and spending a few days laying on the beach on Phuket, Thailand, you might start craving for a change of scenery. A day trip into Old Phuket Town offers a nice break from the beach shacks on the coast. The Old Town offers an inspiring blend of Sino-Portuguese and Chinese influences and today, the walls are also a canvas for funky street art. What many people don’t realise is that the Old Town is not just a historic relic but a living and breathing community of creatives and coffee or wine lovers. If your travelling around Phuket island, or you are stying on the North West coast then also check out the Bang Tao Beach Cafe.

Phuket Activities

Phuket island Activities, Waterfalls and Rainforest Retreats

When you first arrive to Phuket island, Thailand from Des Moines you will probably associate your first days with postcard ready beaches and sunsets. If, however, you take the time to venture a bit inland, you’ll discover Phuket’s lush jungles, small villages and waterfalls. A trek through the jungles followed by a natural waterfall shower is as close to tropical bliss you can get.

One of the most beautiful places to visit on Phuket, Thailand is the Sirinat National Park located on the north coast. There are also over 100 alternative Phuket activities and tours from taking a magical Phuket tour with your own private local guide to ‘do it yourself’ activities such as: elephant sanctuaries, Phuket Aquarium, Botanic Garden, Tiger Kingdom, ‘Soi Dog’ or the ‘Gibbon rehabilitation project’ while on the island. Browse Phuket in Thailand activities ‘suggestions’ – each can be customized just for you to design your own tour.

Foodie Heaven

One thing’s for sure when you arrive from Des Moines – you won’t go hungry! Whether you’re looking to sample the spicy local cuisine or want to indulge in some fine dining, Phuket’s diverse food scene has more than got you covered.

Two Thai curries to try on the island of Phuket is either: Kaeng khiao wan ( แกงเขียวหวาน ) or Kaeng tun ( แกงตูน )

Also try the street food, food stalls and local Phuket market food. The fried chicken, served with sticky rice, or local sate is a winner for a quick snack.

Phuket Spirituality

As is true for the whole of Thailand, spirituality and the Buddhist faith are an integral part of life in Phuket in Thailand. While visiting from Des Moines visit at least one temple. It will give you a deeper understanding of this island which is so often characterised only by its tourist hot spots. The most iconic religious landmark on the island is the Big Buddha, which commands a striking presence in Karon. Another popular place to visit is Wat Chalong, a large temple located in Chalong on Phuket island in Thailand.

If you’re looking to discover Phuket, Thailand off the beaten path you might also want to visit ‘The Shrine of the Serene Light’ in Phuket Town. This Chinese temple offers a colourful break from the Thai wats. The shrine used to be a real hidden gem, as the entrance was carefully hidden off in a tiny alley. Now you can easily find the temple thanks to its new striking entrance, but relatively few tourists still make their way here.

 


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