Direct flights from Bangkok to Krabi Airport are available but schedules are subject to seasonal changes. It is also possible to fly to Suratthani (211 km from Krabi) or Phuket (176 km) and drive along the well-maintained roads to Krabi.
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Location & Map
Krabi province is an area of outstanding natural beauty and is located along southern Thailand's east coast, 800 kilometers south of Bangkok and 178 kilometers from Phuket. Classic virgin beaches fringed with towering limestone formations, is an understatement to describe this stunningly beautiful area of Thailand. The Krabi coastline is dotted with rarely visited tropical islands, palm fringed beaches, waterfalls, caves, and strange rock formations.
GPS Location: N 8.03816, E 98.81902
|Area Attractions Information|
|1.||Ao Nang Beach||550 m|
|2.||Nopparat Thara Beach||650 m|
|3.||Railay Beaches & Caves||3.0 km.|
|4.||Poda Island||9.0 km.|
|5.||Susan Hoi (Shell Cemetery)||9.1 km|
|6.||Chicken Island||10.0 km.|
|7.||Khao Khanab Nam||16.4 km|
|8.||Krabi Town||18.0 km|
|9.||Wat Tham Sua (Tiger Cave)||20.8 km|
|10.||Krabi Airport||25.0 km|
|11.||Phi Phi Islands||51 km.|
|12.||Klong Thom Hot Springs||68.0 km|
|13.||Thung Teao Forest Natural Park||70.5 km|
|14.||Phuket Town||170 km|
How to get to Krabi
Both getting to and getting around Krabi is quite easy. Visitors to Krabi may arrive by air, bus, car, or boat from destinations both north and south of Krabi, as well as from Phuket and Phang Nga provinces to the west of Krabi.
- Krabi by Plane
- Krabi by Car or Bus
Daily bus services leave from the southern bus terminal in Pen Klao, Bangkok. Tickets are available from almost any travel agent and at hotel tour desks in the city. The journey takes about 13 hours.
It takes about 3 - 4 hours from Phuket depending on transport. Take a minibus or local bus from Phuket Town's bus terminal. Buses leave daily. Information regarding bus timetables, taxi or minvan shuttle services can be obtained at hotels, travel agents or Phuket Airport.
Buses, taxis or mini-vans can easily be arranged at agencies in the town. Journey time to Krabi about 4 -5 hours.
- Krabi by Boat
There are no direct regular ferries from Phuket to Krabi although it is possible to charter a speedboat or similar transportation. Daily ferries operate between Phuket and Krabi via Phi Phi Island. (This often involves changing boats at Phi Phi island)
Private charter from Phuket (speedboat) is available which gets you there in around 3 hours (not recommended in low season as the sea is too choppy). Details from your local travel agent or the airport at Krabi and Phuket.
From Phuket - Phi Phi Island
The regular ferry trip takes approximately 90 minutes. During high season there are 2 scheduled trips to Phi Phi and back (early morning and lunchtime)
From Phi Phi Island - Krabi
The regular ferry trip takes about 90 minutes, with 2 services running daily - year round. (Schedules are organised so you can travel from Phuket to Phi Phi to Krabi in one day). Details from your local travel agent or the airport at Krabi and Phuket.
- Krabi by Train
There are no direct services from Bangkok to Krabi. Instead, catch a train from Hualomphong Station (Bangkok) to one of the following stations: Suratthani, Trang, or Tung Song (Nakorn Sri Thammarat Province) and catch a bus from any of these places to Krabi.
Travelling overnight to Suratthani by train is the best option from Bangkok. Journey time approximately 12 hours.
For Info & train schedules contact:
The State Railway of Thailand. Tel: (02) 220 4334.