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Krabi Travel

From Bangkok

By car:
From Bangkok, take Highway No. 4 to Chumphon province, then change to Highway No. 41 which passes through Surat Thani province. Then drive onto Highway No. 4035 until you reach Au Luek District and turn to No. 4 again. The total distance is 814 km.

By bus: There are air-conditioned bus services to Krabi leaving the Southern Bus Terminal at Borommaratcha Chonnani Road daily in the evening. The journey takes about 12 hours.

For further details,
call the Southern Bus Terminal, 0 2435 1199, 0 2435 1200 (air-con bus)
or 0 2434 5557-8 (non air-con bus).

By rail: There is no direct train to Krabi. But you can take a train from Bangkok's Hualamphong Station to Trang or Nakhon Si Thammarat and take a bus or taxi to Krabi.

For Trang, an express train leaves Bangkok daily at 17.05 and reaches Trang at 09.40 and a rapid train leaves daily at 18.20 and arrive at 12.20.

For Nakhon Si Thammarat, a rapid train leaves Bangkok daily at 17.35 and arrives at 10.45 and an express train leaves daily at 19.15 and arrives at 12.00.

For details, call
the State Railway of Thailand, 1690, 0 2223 7010, 0 2220 4444 (RSVN),
0 2220 4334, 0 2621 8701.


By air: Domestic airlines operate daily flights from Bangkok to Krabi. The trip takes 1.20 hours.


From Phuket

By bus:
From Phuket Bus Terminal, there are non air-con and air-con bus services for Krabi many times daily. The trip takes 3-4 hours. For details, contact 0 7621 1480.

By car:
Take Route 402 and 4 which passes Takua Thung and Thap Pud districts in Phang-nga and enter Krabi at Au Luek District. The total distance is 185 kilometres.

By air:
Domestic airlines offer flight services between Phuket and Krabi.

Travelling to Nearby Provinces
From Krabi's bus terminal there are bus services, both air-con and non air-con to nearby provinces, i.e. Phuket, Phang-nga, Trang, Hat Yai, Surat Thani (Samui). Many tourist agencies in town provide air-con buses or vans to these provinces.

Bus services, both air-con and non air-con, to nearby provinces are as follows:

Destinations
Distance (km.)
Duration (hours)
Ranong
296
5
Phuket
176
3
Phang-nga
86
1.30
Surat Thani
211
2
Nakhon Si Thammarat
233
3
Trang
131
2
Phattalung
193
3
Hat Yai (Songkhla)
285
4
Satun
276
4.30
Sungai-kolok
551
9

For schedule and more information, contact Krabi Bus Terminal, tel. 0 7561 1804

Getting Around

From Krabi town, there are songthaeos (minibuses) to other counties including major tourist spots departing regularly from 06.00 - 17.00 hours. If you need more convenience, you can hire a taxi or rent a motorcycle or a van, which can be arranged by travel agents and hotels. The local minibuses depart from Vogue Department Store on Maharat Road to the following destinations:

Destinations
Fares (baht)
Ban Hua To
11
Ban Nong Thalay
20
Ban Khao Thong
50
Noppharat Tear Beach
20
Au Nang
20
Shell Cemetery
40
Ban Khlong Muang
50
Ban Nai Sa
10
Khao Phanom County
14
Nua Khlong County
20
Khlong Thom County
25
Ban Bo Muang
31
Ban Hua Hin
40
Ban Khlong Phon
13
Lam Thap County
26
Au Luek County
30
Plai Phraya County
31
Remarks: Fares are subject to change without notice

By Ferries

Description Day Time Rate in Thai Baht
Express boat Dep. Arr. Adult Child
(2-12 Yrs)

PHUKET-PHI PHI (O/W), V.V
(YEAR ROUND)

Daily 08.30 10.00 350 250

PHUKET-PHI PHI (O/W), V.V
(YEAR ROUND)

Daily 13.30 15.00 250 150

PHUKET-PHI PHI (R/T), V.V
(YEAR ROUND)

Daily - - 650 500

PHUKET-PHI PHI (R/T), V.V
(YEAR ROUND)

Daily - - 450 250
Longtail boat Day Dep. Arr. Adult Child
(4-12 Yrs)

TONSAI BAY-P.P INTER, V.V

DAILY - - 200 200

Boat

 

KRABI-PHI PHI ISLANDS

DAILY 10.30 12.00 150 150

KRABI-LANTA

DAILY 10.30 12.30 170 170

O/W = Oneway

R/T = Roundtrip V,V = Vice Versa

Bus & Boat

Bus & Boat Day Time Rate in Thai Baht
Joint Ticket Dep. Arr. Adult Child
(2-12 Yrs)
PHUKET-PHI PHI-KRABI

DAILY

8.30

15.30

500

500

BKK-SURAT-KRABI

DAILY 17.00 09.30* 500 500

BKK-SURAT-KOH LANTA

DAILY 17.00 12.30* 800 800

BKK-SURAT-PHI PHI ISLANDS

DAILY 17.00 12.00* 700 700

KRABI-SURAT-SAMUI

DAILY 11.00 17.30 300 300

KRABI-SURAT-PHA NGAN

DAILY 11.00 20.30 350 350

KRABI-SURAT-KOH TAO

DAILY - - - -

* = Arrival next day



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