At 4,708 square kilometers, Krabi is not a small province, and
aside from its renowned beaches and islands, a wealth of natural
attractions is waiting to be discovered. Fortunately, getting
there is not difficult, with a variety of travel methods available
depending on your time available.
To Krabi
By Car: From Bangkok, take Highway
No. 4 to Chumphon province,
then Highway No. 41 which passes
through Surat Thani province.
Take Highway No. 4035 until you
reach Au Luek District and turn to
Highway No. 4 again. The total
distance is 814 km.
By Bus: There are VIP and
First-Class air-conditioned bus
services to Krabi leaving the
Southern Bus Terminal on
Borommaratcha Chonnani Road
daily. The journey takes about
12 hours. For more information
call +66(0) 2894 6122.
By Air: Domestic airlines operate
daily flights from Bangkok toKrabi.
The trip takes 1.20 hours.
By Train: 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. An express train
leaves Bangkok for Trang daily
at 17.05 and reaches Trang at
09.40 and a rapid train leaves
daily at 18.20 arriving at 12.20
hrs. 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 hrs.
Schedules and fares can be found
at www.railway.
You can also contact the State
Railway of Thailand at
+66 (0) 2222 0175,
(0) 2621 8701, (0) 2220 4567
To Koh Lanta From Krabi
Coming from Krabi, two boats a day
depart from the Klong Chi Lard Pier
(west of the town).
The journey takes around two hours
and runs from November to April.
From Trang
travelnotes_04 Minibuses to Koh Lanta leave from opposite
Trang railway station at 12:00 throughout
the year, with more departures in operation
from November to April (10:30, 11:30, 12:30,
13:30, 15:30 hrs). The journey takes about
2.5 hours.
To Phi Phi Island
It takes 30 minutes from Krabi Airport to
Krabi Pier (Klong Jirat) and 1 hour to get
from Phuket Airport to the Phuket Ferry
Pier (Rassada Pier). Ferry crossings take
about 2 hours from Phuket and roughly 90
minutes from Krabi depending on conditions
and run every day all year round;
tickets can be purchased through hotels
or at the airport. Most of the year the trip is
fairly smooth, although sea conditions can
get a little choppier during the months of
September and October.