This question can absolutely come to your mind when you come to Phuket airport by scooter. For local people, it is a simple problem but for foreign tourists, this can make so much trouble at that moment in the airport. Moreover, Phuket is the small province where there are the most scooters in southern Thailand.
Is there Phuket Airport’s parking lot?
There is a parking lot in the airport but it’s probably hard to find a space for your scooter. Besides, there is no guard to secure your scooter as it’s for free, that means you are taking quite a risk to lose scooter. Many spaces are for airport staffs and if you are not an airplane passenger, you cannot park.
I have seen Phuket airport’s parking lot once. It looks like a large land where there are around 1000 scooters already in there. You can lose your scooter if you park more than 2 nights or you cannot find yours easily, sounds like you are looking for a needle in a haystack.
Where is the parking?
It’s on your left when you are entering the airport. Try to ride slowly because it is just 20 meters far from the entrance. It’s the elevated parking lots which is so overcrowded with scooters, especially, under the elevated park because it is shady. But if you ride a little farther, there are more spaces, but no shade.
Choose the best place to park which is safe and doesn’t take time to find the needle scooter in the haystack parking lot.
What about Parking for Rent?
Parking for rent costs you some money, exchanging with certainty and safety. Certainty helps you not to waste your time, finding spaces because you can call them before go park. It’s safe because there are guards as well as door with locking system. Your scooter will be taken care all the time.
Parking for rent fee depends on how long you park, though, it is normally 100 baht overnight, it has a good free transport service that will pick you up without charge, and it is absolutely better than the airport’s park.
I see many Tourists’ recommends and they suggest to pay for parking. They said “The more population, the more cars, the more car parks for rent, and the less trouble you get from having no space for scooter”.
Here is the list of car parks for rent
Asian Car Rent, a car rental company which offers overnight car park for rent, 400 meters far from International Airport (nearest), with a free transfer service. You can phone to the company before go parking. It is at 28/5, Moo.6, Thalang, Maikhao, Phuket.
Parking for Rent. It’s a car parking which also offer cars for rent, opened at 8.00 am.-19.00 pm. This company is quite difficult to find as it’s in an alley. It’s at 211/2, Moo.6, Bocai alley, Maikao subdistrict, Thalang, Phuket.
Chon Car Care. It’s a car care which provides parking for rent. It’s farther from the airport than the second company above but it’s near Maikao beach. They also offer a discount for owners who rent a parking and want to clean their scooters or cars.
However, if you have much time and want to park for a short time, airport‘s parking is good for your purpose, but if you are in hurry and want to park for many days, parking for rent is so much better.