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

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To Krabi by plane

Как добраться в Краби на самолете

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:

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).

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.:

Find and book tickets you can through the search form:

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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, it 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.

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

To Krabi by bus

Автобусная станция Краби Bus station Krabi

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, Surat Thani (Surat Thani, the 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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When searching for tickets on buses and trains for 12go.asia pay attention to the ranking of tickets/carriers (marked with asterisks on a five-point scale) and feedback on the route. In nearly every area there are a lot of reviews from real customers who have used the route. Selecting carriers with the highest rated according to user reviews, you will protect yourself from possible problems during the trip.
  • From Bangkok

    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

    From Phuket during the day, go minivans. Cost 140 baht, about 3-4 hours. Buses depart from the new Phuket bus terminal.

  • Surat Thani

    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

  • Samui

    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:

Transport Krabi town, than to move on

Маршрутное такси в Краби Taxi to AO Nang - Krabi

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.

Schedule of buses from Krabi

Comments / recent posts on the topic on the forum
admin December 21, 2015
Already working on the topic not all that long. By the end of this week or early next should finish ...
angel January 6, 2016
Thank you very much for Lanta!!! ...
Guest September 25, 2016
Hello. How long to drive from Saladan to the southern part of Lanta? If there are great rental, or just stories? And is it possible to see the Isle of man, do not know how to drive a bike? And if you still dare to try on the bike, slipped the broken as not to understand this? ...
admin October 1, 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, great rental would find no problems, everything is there. ...
admin October 1, 2016
Well, what about "to take a motorbike as not knowing how to drive" - IMHO forget it. If at least some experience was. 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 anything more about Phi Phi island and about the island on which it is possible to go with Lanta on a trip. Especially about the desert, the jungle, "where many wild monkeys". There are? How to get how much, can I spend the night on some deserted island? ...
admin October 1, 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 September 29, 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 September 30, 2017
Hello! 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. https://nashaplaneta.net/asia/thai/krabi-ko-lanta-kak-dobratsa ...
baronfonvolf October 1, 2017
Thank you ...

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