Getting There in KrabiEdit This
From Bangkok, the easiest option for travel to Krabi is by air. Daily flights from Bangkok to Krabi (and return) are conducted by Thai Airways in both high and low seasons. Flight schedules can be found on the Thai Airways web page or by Tel: (02) 232 8000 (Bangkok office); or (076) 327 144 (Phuket office).
Bangkok Airways flies to Krabi from Koh Samui and return, with connections back to Bangkok (but not BKK-Krabi direct).
There are also daily Thai Airways flights from Bangkok to neighboring provincial capitals such as Surathani (211km from Krabi), or Phuket (176km) from where Krabi can be reached easily overland.
If travelling from Phuket, Air Andaman has commenced daily flights between Phuket and Krabi international airports. Flight schedules are subject to change according to the season and weather conditions. Flight time is 30 minutes. For information call Phuket Office: 076-351374, 351375; or Krabi Office: 075-691495.
Overland by Road
From Bangkok, a bus to Krabi will take about 13 hours in duration. Daily services leave from the southern bus terminal in Thonburi, and there are many private services available from almost any travel agent and hotel tour desk in the city.
From Phuket the journey to Krabi can be undertaken by road. Take Route 402 to Route 4 and pass Tambon Koto Kloy of Takua Tung District in Phang Nga; Tap Puhd District, Phang Nga; and enter Ao Luk District of Krabi. A number of buses run this route from Phuket daily, taking around 3-4 hours, or alternatively, taxi's or air conditioned mini-vans can easily be arranged. Information regarding bus timetables, taxi or min-van shuttle services can easily be obtained at the airport in Phuket, hotels, or travel agents.
From Surathani the road journey to Krabi takes about 4.5hrs, and again buses, taxis or mini-vans can be arranged easily at agencies in the town.
Train lovers can travel from Hualomphong Station in Bangkok to one of the following stations: Trang, Putt Pin in Surathani Province, or Tung Song in Nakorn Sri Thammarat Province; and catch a bus from any of these places to Krabi. Travel to Surathani by train takes approximately 12 hours, with various classes of seating available ranging in price from 187 Baht to 1040 Baht. Train schedules for the State Railway of Thailand can be found by contacting Tel: (02) 220 4334.
Ferries and boats between Phuket and Krabi via Phi Phi Island are available.
From Phuket - Phi Phi Island a regular ferry trip takes approximately 2 hrs. During high season there are 2 scheduled trips to Phi Phi and return.
From Phi Phi Island - Krabi a regular ferry trip takes 1.5-2hrs, with 2 services running daily all year round. (Schedules are such that you can make the Phuket/Phi-Phi/Krabi trip within one day).
Other ferry services from Phi Phi and Krabi to Ao Nang and Koh Lanta are run on a daily basis all year round. Detailed information on ferry schedules and connections to the ferry piers in both Krabi and Phuket are available from the respective airports upon arrival there. Private boat charters to and from Krabi are also possible through local tour companies and agents.