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 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

To Krabi

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

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)

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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 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.