Getting to Krabi
How to get there by car, bus, train, boat or plane
Krabi is unique in that no matter which way you approach the province you will arrive by a scenic route. The north-south highway leading from Phang Nga Province is one of the most attractive drives in Thailand, while arriving by sea takes you past dreamlike tropical islands and caves. Krabi airport is a mere 15-minute drive from Krabi Town and a 25-minute drive to Ao Nang.
Krabi by Car or Bus
Daily bus services leave from the southern bus terminal in Pen Klao, Bangkok. Tickets are available from almost any travel agent and at hotel tour desks in the city. The journey takes about 13 hours.
It takes about 3 - 4 hours from Phuket depending on transport. Take a minibus or local bus from Phuket Town's bus terminal. Buses leave daily. Information regarding bus timetables, taxi or minvan shuttle services can be obtained at hotels, travel agents or Phuket Airport.
Buses, taxis or mini-vans can easily be arranged at agencies in the town. Journey time to Krabi about 4 -5 hours.
Krabi by Boat
There are no direct regular ferries from Phuket to Krabi although it is possible to charter a speedboat or similar transportation. Daily ferries operate between Phuket and Krabi via Phi Phi Island. (This often involves changing boats at Phi Phi island)
Private charter from Phuket (speedboat) is available which gets you there in around 3 hours (not recommended in low season as the sea is too choppy). Details from your local travel agent or the airport at Krabi and Phuket.
From Phuket - Phi Phi Island
The regular ferry trip takes approximately 90 minutes. During high season there are 2 scheduled trips to Phi Phi and back (early morning and lunchtime)
From Phi Phi Island - Krabi
The regular ferry trip takes about 90 minutes, with 2 services running daily - year round. (Schedules are organised so you can travel from Phuket to Phi Phi to Krabi in one day). Details from your local travel agent or the airport at Krabi and Phuket.
Krabi by Train
There are no direct services from Bangkok to Krabi. Instead, catch a train from Hualomphong Station (Bangkok) to one of the following stations: Suratthani, Trang, or Tung Song (Nakorn Sri Thammarat Province) and catch a bus from any of these places to Krabi.
Travelling overnight to Suratthani by train is the best option from Bangkok. Journey time approximately 12 hours.
For Info & train schedules contact:
The State Railway of Thailand. Tel: (02) 220 4334.
Krabi by Plane
Direct flights from Bangkok to Krabi Airport are available but schedules are subject to seasonal changes. It is also possible to fly to Suratthani (211 km from Krabi) or Phuket (176 km) and drive along the well-maintained roads to Krabi.