How to get to Krabi town (city), transportation
One of the main advantages of Krabi town and Krabi province as a whole is the relative inaccessibility of these places for mass tourism. For this reason, most visitors to Krabi travel or winterers (those who come to Thailand for a few months in the winter). Lately the situation is changing, and there are even Charter flights from Russia to the Krabi airport, but fundamentally it's the situation has not changed. Well, for more or less experienced traveler to get to Krabi town on the chaise will not be easy. Besides Krabi town is the main transport gateway to the province, and almost all possible transport leads travelers here
- How to get to Krabi
- How to get to AO Nang
- How to get to Phuket from Krabi
- Krabi Airport
- Bus station Krabi
- Klong Jilad Pier
To Krabi by plane
Near Krabi town (at 17 kilometers from the city center, see the map) is the international airport, Krabi International Airport. Here daily many flights from major cities of Thailand (Bangkok, Koh Samui, Chiang Mai), from neighbouring countries (Singapore, Kuala Lumpur) and also seasonal direct Charter flights from Vladivostok. Other Charter flights from Russia to Krabi we do not know.
However, major problems to fly to Krabi from Russia with a stopover in Bangkok will not be easy. To save a little, it makes sense to buy the domestic flight from one of the lowcost AirAsia or NokAir. Prices to "catch" comparable to the fare on the bus from Bangkok. Also low-cost airlines you can fly from Kuala Lumpur and Chiang Mai.
At Krabi airport, perform at least the following flight:
- From Bangkok: Thai Airways, AirAsia, Nok air
- Koh Samui: Bangkok Airways
- From Chiang Mai: AirAsia
- From Kuala Lumpur: AirAsia
- From Singapore: Tiger Airways
Also a good option to get to get to Krabi by plane is to fly by Charter or low-cost scheduled flight to Phuketand then to Krabi are within 3-4 hours by bus (see below).
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How to get from the airport to Krabi town
Every flight at the airport to meet the airport bus that goes to Krabi town, costs 90 baht (see currency of Thailand, the exchange rate). Cheaper can be reached by taxi (about 50 baht). If you do not find taxis at the exit of the airport, walk through the Parking lot ahead to the main road, Thanon Phetkasem Rd, and go to the other side of the road. There need to catch the bus.
To Krabi by bus
Bus service in Thailand is very developed (see travel by bus in Thailand) and Krabi is no exception. To get here by bus from Bangkok, Phuket, Suratthani city (Suratthani, city-gate to the island of Samui, the nearest railway station), Koh Samui (bus on ferry). From Pattaya to Krabi buses don't run, so you will have to travel via Bangkok. There are even minivans from Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur, Langkawi island and Penang) and Singapore.
Large buses to Krabi arrive at the bus station in Talad Kao, which is located four kilometers from the city (on the map). With her in the city can be reached by taxi for 20 baht and AO Nang 60 baht. Minibuses depart for occupancy, but if you don't want to wait a long time, you can immediately go to them as a taxi for 100 baht.
Some minivans from Phuket, Surat Thani and other nearby towns arrive right in the center of the city outside the Alley. Buy tickets online to Krabi can through the search form:
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From Bangkok to Krabi town bus goes 13 hours, costs from 700 to 1100 baht depending on class. Buses leave from the southern bus terminal of Bangkok (Sai Tai Mai) several times a day. All buses leave in the morning (07:00-09:00) and evening (from 19:00 to 22:00). To buy tickets in advance is not required, but the best is still to come for 3-4 hours prior to estimated time of departure.
From Phuket during the day, go minivans. Cost 140 baht, about 3-4 hours. Buses depart from the new Phuket bus terminal.
The trip from Suratthani city on the bus may need if you are moving from Samui to Krabi, or if you travel by train. Here is the convenient railway station in order to get her to Krabi.
Buses from Surat Thani to Krabi go 4-5 hours depart approximately every hour from 6:30 to 18:10 from the bus station in Surat Thani (from Krabi to Surat Thani from 04:30 to 13:30). Ticket price is 150 baht. Buses also depart directly from the railway station in Surat Thani, while the cost 220 baht.
Further information and book tickets on the website phantiptravel.com
Koh Samui to Krabi can be reached by purchasing a combined ticket for the ferry+bus. The cost is 430 baht. Samui buses leave every hour from 5:00 until 14:00, from 04:30 to 13:30
Further information and book tickets on the website phantiptravel.com
To Krabi by train
Through Krabi town the railroad passes, and the most convenient railway station to get here is Surat Thani. To take the train there from Bangkok, Hua hin, Malaysia and Singapore, as well as from the Northern provinces of Thailand with a stopover in Bangkok. Right from the railway station buses depart to Krabi (about 150 baht, 4-5 hours). If at the time will not be buses from railway station you can reach the bus station in Surat Thani where buses run more frequently (see above).
Even closer is the railway station in the city of Trang, South of Krabi. There is a little less than 3 hours, but due to the fact that you have longer to go to Trang by train (if from Bangkok), time and money, no benefit is not obtained.
Cm. also,"traveling by train in Thailand".
To Krabi by boat (ferry)
Attention! In the low season (may to November) many ferries change their schedule or even cancel flights.
Ferries to Krabi town with resorts and Islands of the province. The ferry is the easiest way to buy from travel agencies or at the hotel reception. When is the ticket usually includes the cost of transportation from the hotel to the corresponding pier.
Detailed information about the current how to get from Krabi town to a particular place in the province on the boat described in the relevant sections of the resorts in Krabi.
In addition, on the ferry to get here from Phuket, and the Islands of the Gulf of Thailand (Samui, Phangan, Tao). Of course, with the last of the three Islands offers a comprehensive transfer to the ferry from island to mainland and then bus to Krabi town.
New Marina in Krabi town, where now arrive and depart almost all of the ferries, called Klong Jilad, and is 4 kilometers from the city (on the map).
Information about the schedule and the cost of the ferries to Krabi:
- From Phuket: 770 baht, schedule and booking here phuketferry.com/krabi.html
- Transfer from Koh Samui, Phangan, Tao: from 600 baht, schedule and booking here ferrysamui.com/krabi.html
- From the island of Phi Phi: 440 baht, schedule and booking here phuketferry.com/krabi.html
Transport Krabi town, than to move on
Krabi town is a small town, and it is quite possible to navigate on foot. For traveling long distances, you can use taxis Songthew. Travel within the city is 20 baht.
On a commuter minibus to reach the resort Ao Nang for 50-100 baht (the price is more expensive in the evening). They go through the bus station Talat Kao and through the city centre on the main street Mararaja Alley (Alley Maharat), making a stop for a few minutes near shopping centre, Vogue Shopping Centre.
You can find a Bicycle or a motorbike to rent. The rental office is not very common, but few places can be found on the street of Chao Fah Road. Rentals will cost from 100 baht per day for the bike and motorbike.