Krabi, how to come and go? How to move?

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Krabi, how to come and go? How to move?

Krabi Town being the center of the province, there are several means of transportation. Overview of all possibilities to come and go, and to move in Krabi.

Between the plane, the buses, the mini-vans, the train station of Surrat Thani, the boats, it is easy to come and leave from Krabi.


Planes to Krabi from Bangkok

The airplane journey from Bangkok Airport to Krabi is the fastest means of transportation between these two destinations. Several airlines, including Bangkok Air, Thai AirAsia, Thai Airways, Thai Lion Air, and Thai Vietjet, offer flights for this route with departures that may vary in frequency.
A direct or connecting flight from Bangkok Airport to Krabi typically takes between 1 hour and 20 minutes to 1 hour and 35 minutes.

Schedules and Flight Reservations for Bangkok - Krabi

Bus and Krabi Bus Station

The Krabi bus station is in the city center. It is an international bus station. You can take buses and minibuses.
To leave the station, there are songthaews. Most go to Ao Nang Beach.

Bus To Krabi From Bangkok

When traveling by bus, you will cover a distance of 785 km between Bangkok and Krabi.
Bus journeys from Krabi to Bangkok usually span from approximately 10 hours and 40 minutes to 15 hours. It’s important to note that the mentioned travel duration is indicative and can be influenced by factors like traffic and weather conditions.

Bus To Krabi From Phuket

The road distance between Phuket and Krabi is approximately 170 to 180 kilometers, depending on the specific route taken. The most common route connecting these two destinations is Route 4 (Phetkasem Road), providing a convenient road link between the two southern provinces of Thailand. The travel time by car varies based on traffic and road conditions, but it typically takes around 2 to 3 hours to cover this distance.

Bus From Krabi

Departure every day :

BangkokNakhon RatchasimaSurat ThaniPhuketKhao SokPhang Nga
7 buses a day2 buses a day3 buses a day1 bus a day1bus a day1 bus a day

International buses - border countries and others - from Krabi Town

CityDeparture timeArriving time
Sugai Ko-Lok07:00 AM02:00 PM
Penang07:00 AM

11:00 AM
04:00 PM

07:00 PM
Kuala Lumpur07:00 AM

11:00 AM
10:00 PM

06:00 AM
Singapore07:00 AM

11:00 AM
06:00 AM

11:00 AM

Minibus and van From/to Krabi

Faster than buses, but a bit more expensive, they have the advantage of leaving regularly. Big disadvantage: do not have big bag. If the bag is very big, you have to pay for one more place.

There are minibuses every day for: Surat Thani, Phuket, Koh Lanta, Ranong, Khao lak, Hat Yai, …


Schedules of boats and Ferry from Krabi

Travelers come to Krabi especially to go to the islands. There is a lot of possibility to go there. 2 things to know:

  • It is sometimes easier by going to Ao Nang Beach.
  • You can buy the tickets at the bus station (be careful in high season, it is better to book in advance)

Trains (South Line) from / to Surat Thani

The train is the safest way to get around Thailand. It is also a unique experience. It’s not expensive, but expect to be late.
Once in Surat Thani, it is necessary to go to the bus station located in the center of Surat Thani.

Note: The railway station is very far from the city center.

Transportation in Krabi

It is easy to get around Krabi. Several means of transport can be used.
For example one can take a songthaew to get to Ao Nang Beach or the bus station.

The songthaew are of different colors. Each color corresponds to a specific path:

  • The white songthaew: bus terminal, Krabi town and Ao Nang Beach.Normally, the price is 50 Baht per person per way. Be careful, after 6:00 PM, an increase is made and the ticket goes to 60 baht.
  • Red songthaew: bus station at the Tiger Cave (20 bath)
  • The blue Songthaew: Krabi at the airport (via the pier)


  • The songthaew stop when they are called and stop anywhere.

  • Prices are not negotiable.

The songtaews operate from sunrise to 9:00 PM. It is the most economical means of transport, but not the fastest.

Another way, the motorcycles-taxis, practical, fast it is better to use their services for short distances. The price of the race can rise very quickly.
Finally, tuk-tuk are very present in Krabi Town. Negotiation is required to set the price before leaving. To be used only for medium distances.