How to get to Koh Lanta, transportation

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The Lanta island is in Krabi province and it is traditionally accessible via Krabi airport or other resorts and Islands of the province. But on Lanta can also be reached from Phuket from Trang province, in the province of Satun (Koh Lipe) and a transit point between Malaysia and Thailand city hat Yai. Below are all the ways to get to Koh Lanta.

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On the plane

On Lanta island has no airport and the nearest Krabi airport is 70 km away. To him, the cheapest places to fly budget airlines from the old airport at don Muang, but you can from the new Bangkok airport Suvarnabhumi.

Can also be reached via Phuket airport or Trang, but the relocation of them to the island would be more expensive and longer.

Budget airlines AirAsia, NokAir and on their websites offer an excellent option of flights included in the ticket transfer service to Koh Lanta in Saladan pier.

Find and book tickets to Krabi, on the date, you can through the search form. Search is very flexible, and allows you to search for flights on different dates, with or without transfers, in both directions or one, etc.:

Minimal prices for flights from Moscow to Krabi:

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How to get from Krabi airport to Koh Lanta

If your ticket does not include transportation to Koh Lanta, you can get a taxi for 2500 baht per car/3000 baht minivan.

If taxi is too expensive, you can get a minivan for 450-600 baht. These minivans depart from the airport from 08:30 to 15:30 every hour. To book tickets and check the schedule on the website -

If this option does not suit you, you can reach by taxi to the bus station in Talad Kao (80 baht) or in the center of Krabi town Songhtaew (90 baht) and there take a minivan to Koh Lanta the Minivan from there leave every hour from 07:00 to 17:00 PM, cost - from 250 baht (from the center of the city is slightly more expensive).

Another option - from the airport drive to the pier to Klong Jilad, and then take a ferry to Lanta (see below), but it will go higher.

By taxi

With some of the nearby resorts and transport points on Lanta more convenient and sometimes even cheaper (if you are company) by taxi or private minivan. Sample prices for the trip (in baht):

  • Lanta - Krabi Airport - 2,500
  • Lanta - Krabi town - 2,700
  • Lanta - AO Nang - 3,000
  • Lanta - Khlong Moung - 3,200
  • Lanta - Phuket Airport, Naiyang beach - 4,500
  • Lanta - Phuket beaches of Layan, Bang Tao, Phuket town - 5,000
  • Lanta - Phuket beaches Patong, Kata, Karon - 5,000
  • Lanta - Khao Lak - 5,000
  • Lanta - Khao Sok - 5,000
  • Lanta - Surat Thani - 5,000
  • Lanta - don Sak pier (from Koh Samui) - 5,000
  • Lanta - Pakmeng Pier (Koh Hai) - 3,000
  • Lanta - Khuantunggu Pier (Koh Mook) - 3,300
  • Lanta - Trang Town - 3,500
  • Lanta- Hat Yai - 5,500

You can book a taxi through the Internet sites or through a search form:

How does a transfer bookingDetails >
Поиск трансфераFind the right route
Бронирование онлайнBooking a transfer online
Встреча водителемThe driver meets you at the airport or at the station

By bus

Автобусная станция Краби Bus station Krabi

Directly on the large island of Ko Lanta buses from distant areas of Thailand do not go, so with other resorts and towns will have to travel through the bus station in Krabi province Talad Kao. Arriving at Talad Kao will need to take the minivan to Lanta (smuggled to the island by ferry). Minivans depart from there every hour from 07:00 to 17:00, cost is 250 baht. For route planning can use the schedule or book tickets using the search/schedule below.

Some travel agencies offer direct transfer to Lanta from popular resorts, but in fact it is moving with the change at the station Talda Kao or in the center of Phuket town.

  • From Krabi airport to Lanta. Minivans from the airport leave every hour from 07:00 to 17:00, cost is 250 baht, 2-3 hours.
  • From Krabi town, AO Nang. Minivans from the center of Krabi town leave every hour from 07:00 to 17:00, 250 baht, 2-3 hours. Transportation (Lanta-Krabi) from 06:00 to 15:00. Tickets are you can buy in any Agency and hotel, Krabi town and AO Nang. From AO Nang you will have to pay extra for the Shuttle from the hotel to the place of departure of the van.
  • From Trang. Direct minivans from bus and railway station Trang to Lanta travel to 09:30, 10:50, 12:20, 13:45, 15:10, 16:30. Back 08:00, 09:20, 10:40, 12:00, 13:30, 15:00. In the path 2-3 hours.
  • With Phuket. Direct minivans with new Phuket bus station leave every hour from 08:00 to 15:00, cost 350 baht, about 5-6 hours.
  • From Bangkok and Hua hin. From Bangkok (via Hua hin and Cha-am) buses depart from the southern and Northern bus terminal (the schedule see the table below). Cost from 660 baht journey time – 11 hours. It is better to use a night bus to arrive in Krabi in the morning and have time to take the minivan to Lanta.

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When searching for tickets on buses and trains for pay attention to the ranking of tickets/carriers (marked with asterisks on a five-point scale) and the reviews of actual users who traveled on this route. Selecting carriers with the highest rated according to user reviews, you will protect yourself from possible problems during the trip.

By ferry/boat

On Lanta, the water can be reached from Phuket, Islands of Phi Phi, from the Klong Jilad pier in Krabi town, pier Nopparat Thara Pier in AO Nang, Railay beach and Koh Lipe. All ferries arrive and depart from the pier in Saladan Pier (Ban Sala Dan) (pier on the map)

Check the schedule and book tickets on the ferry can through the search form.

Directions and the cost of the ferry on the island of Koh Lanta (in baht):

  • Lanta - Phuket - 800
  • Lanta - AO Nang - 550
  • Lanta - Krabi town - 400
  • Lanta - island of Koh Jum (Ko Jum) - 400
  • Lanta - island Phi Phi - 450
  • Lanta - Railay beach - 550
  • Lanta - Lipe o - 1500

Sites and tickets booking and schedule.

By car/motorcycle

To get on hired transport to Koh Lanta difficulties will not be, but will have to overcome two ferries. On the mainland you need to go to the village of Baan Hua Hin where to cross to Lanta Noi, then drive around the island and on the ferry already to the main island Lanta Yai.

Ferries operate 07:00 to 22:00, price: motorbike and 40 baht, a car – 130 baht.

Transport, how to travel around the island

On Lanta there is no public transport, and to move will have to use taxi, motorcycle taxi, or rent a transport.

A trip on a motorcycle taxi within the Islands is around 150 baht. Rent a motorbike for Thai standards very expensive here: at least 200 baht a day. Cars (mostly jeeps) are rolled on Lanta for 1200 baht.

To get to your hotel or the beach on arrival to Lanta at Saladan pier, you can use the free Shuttle service offered by some hotels when booking a room in advance from them.

The bus timetable to Koh Lanta

Comments / recent posts on the topic on the forum
admin 1 Oct, 2016

Hello! Because the island is quite small, from long beach to the South 20-30 minutes on the bike. But on the bike it is just too much, 30 kilometers to go, and even in the heat. I think not everyone will master, but in principle, if breaks and holidays, be sure to stock up on water, it is possible for 3-4 hours to get there, but it's so vskidku. Anyway in my opinion this is a dubious idea, if you consider it from the point of view just to get. It is better to use a motorcycle taxi. If you were a lover go and see this as a trip for pleasure and travel, the high rental would find no problems, everything is there. ...
admin 1 Oct, 2016
Well, what about "to take a motorbike as not knowing how to drive" - IMHO forget it. If at least some experience was, you can. But without prejudice, I understand you girl. I will not impugn your abilities, but in the eyes of the distributors you just "girl", and even then likely to get a divorce you will have a lot more ...
Guest October 1, 2016
Thank you. Hence, it is necessary to select in absentia the most beautiful beach and the hotel next to it, so on the taxi ride :-(
Write something about Phi Phi island and about the island on which it is possible to go with Lanta on a trip. Especially about a desert, a jungle, "where many wild monkeys". There are? How to get how much, can I spend the night on some deserted island? ...
admin 1 Oct, 2016

About Phi Phi, we will have relatively soon complete travel guide. For you to his side do not look, this is not Paradise island, and ravey. Quiet area it can not be called. On other Islands I can not say, went round a few of them along with the tour, there is always the beaches are always Packed, and bring Turikov boat for boat. But try to look at the Islands South of Lanta, there seems to be not so crowded. ...
baronfonvolf 29 September, 2017
good afternoon , tell me where I can catch songthaews to the bus station , I live near the sculpture of the crab ... and also.. with the Chao FA pier to Koh Lanta I will get ? or another pier .. thank you ...and here's the tickets for the ferry to Lanta for the day to actually take and where ? on the pier or in the agencies(there are probably more) and if the bass stern on the bus with tickets ? ...
admin 30 September, 2017

If I remember correctly, the minivans stopped on the street jazz Alley in shopping centre Vogue. This is from the promenade with crab 15 minute walk. There is, in any case, everything is close, within walking distance. About pierce Chao FA not sure what to Lanta leave from there, or rather has always been sure that are not sent unless something has changed. And ferry tickets are not fundamentally where to buy, the difference is not big, and even if the Agency you transfer to will offer, and so will have to get. ...
baronfonvolf October 1, 2017
Thank you ...
Orlandina 18th December, 2019
What places would you recommend for snorkeling with kids 7-10 years in Krabi ?
The distance from Krabi Town does not matter - have a car and are considering a couple of days to rent a house, but the duration of the trip on the boat/the boat I would like to minimize.
Perfect - do not swim if there are reefs close to shore would be ideal. ...
admin 18 December, 2019
Yes, like anywhere, there are no snorkeling on the mainland, at least I don't know. In fact there places to stay are limited to those that we have described in the guide, others do not. And the whole snorkeling on the Islands or on boats. ...
admin 18 December, 2019
Easier to just go to AO Nang, and there near the shore can cross-train and then by boat. ...