Business hours


The business hours for most offices in Phuket are between the hours of 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday. Please note that opening hours are subject to change on and around public holidays. Generally speaking, banks in Phuket are open Monday to Friday between the hours of 8.30am and 3.30pm, although a number of small branches in shopping centres and department stores such as Robinsons in Phuket Town, stay open as late as 8pm. Post Offices in Phuket are generally open between the hours of 8.30am and 4.30pm, Monday to Friday with some branches opening from 9am till noon on Saturdays. Many convenience stores such as Big One, Family Mart and 7 11 are open from 7.30am till 10pm, 7 days a week with stores in Phuket Town and the busier resorts opening 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The larger retail outlets including Tesco Lotus, Big C, Central Festival and Index living Mall are generally open 7 days a week between the hours 10.30am and 9pm.

Banks/Currency Exchange/ATM

It is common for people to worry about how they will access their money when on holiday and whether they will be able to find a bank or ATM. Be assured that this is not a problem in Phuket, and the island has many facilities for you to get at your money and many ways to help you spend it. Generally speaking, Banks in Phuket are open Monday to Friday between the hours of 8.30am and 3.30pm, although a number of small branches in shopping centres and department stalls stay open as late as 8pm. Visa and Mastercard credit cards are accepted by all banks and local stores. ATMs are also very easy to find, especially in Phuket Town and the major resorts such as Patong, Karon and Kata. Most banks and currency exchange kiosks have an ATM accessible 24 hours a day and nearly all 7-Eleven convenience stores have an ATM outside at the front of the store.

 ATMs are the easiest way to obtain local currency and to get the most advantageous rates. Most places only charge a nominal handling fee, so if you withdraw large amounts you will minimise any transaction fee from your own bank and help your money stretch that little bit further. All ATMs in Phuket have an option to display in different Languages including English and German, so it is very easy to check your details and make sure you are withdrawing the correct amount.

 Currency Exchange Kiosks are operated by the major banks in Thailand and can be used to cash travellers cheques or exchange foreign currency. Most kiosks open seven days a week between the hours of 8am and 8pm. Hotels will also exchange foreign currency, but should be avoided if possible as they will usually offer lower rates than the banks.

Banks In Phuket

  • Bangkok Bank

    • 147 Rat-U-Thit Road
      Patong Beach
      Phuket 83150 
      Phone 076 344906/9 
    • 22 Phang-nga Road
      Phuket Town
      Phuket 83000
      Phone 076 211292/5
    • 142 Thepkarasattri Road
      Phuket Town
      Phuket 83000
      Phone 076 223076/8

 Sub-branches in Central Festival and Tesco Lotus in Phuket Town.

  • Bank of Asia

    • 110 Thaweewong Road
      Patong Beach
      Phuket 83150
      Phone 076 340142 
      (member of ABN-Amro)
    • 206 Phuket Road
      Phuket Town
      Phuket 83000
      Phone 076 214901 or 211566 
      (member of ABN-Amro)
  •  Bank of Ayudhya

    • 145 Rat-U-Thit Rd
      Patong Beach
      Phuket 83150
      Phone 076 340809 or 340810

 Sub-branches in; Central Festival, Index Living Mall in Phuket Town, Jungceylon in Patong,

  • Siam Commercial Bank

    • 83, Thaweewong Rd
      Patong Beach
      Phuket 83150
      Phone 076 321467 or 321469
    • Unit 21, Canal Village
      Laguna Phuket
      Cherngtalay
      Phuket 83110
      Phone 325514 or 325515

 (Sub Branch) Patak Road, Karon  (076) 286503-4

 (Sub Branch) Patak Road, Kata (076) 333593-4

 (Sub Branch) Kamala (076)27-9227-8

 Sub-branches also in; Central Festival, Big C, Tesco Lotus in Phuket Town, Jungceylon in Patong, Karon and Kamala Beaches.

  •  Thai Farmers Bank

    • 133/1-4 Rat-U-Thit Road
      Patong Beach
      Phuket 83150
      Phone 340447 or 340449
  • Krung Thai Bank

    • 90-96 Rat-U-Thit Road 
      Patong Beach
      Phuket 83150
      Phone 076 344301 or 344302
    •  6 Rasada Road
      Phuket Town
      Phuket 83000
      Phone 076 214101
  •  Siam City Bank
    • 33/124 Patak Road
      Karon Beach
      Phuket 83130
      Phone 076 396980/1 or 396095
  •  Kasikorn Bank 
    •  133,133/1-4 Rat Uthit 200 Year.Rd. Patong Kathu, Phuket 83150
    •  14 Phangnga Rd. Talat Yai, Phuket 83000
    •  39/2 Chana Charoen Rd Talat Yai,Phuket 83000