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.