Getting to Krabi -How to get there-
KRABI is located on the south-west coast of Thailand, around 800km from Bangkok and 170km from Phuket. It is easily accessible by road, air and sea.
There are 3 ways to reach Krabi by road, air and sea. One route by boat is from Phuket- Koh Phi Phi – Krabi and the other one is by road via Surat Thani or Nakhon Si Thammarat. The second one from the eastern coast of the peninsula. Many of the tourist, especially those who arrive by the east coast take the second route and proceed the trip to Krabi on their way from Phuket. There is the white public local car service between Krabi town and Ao nang every 5-10 minutes and take a trip around 30 mintues to/from Krabi-Aonang.
By plane to Krabi
Krabi Airport is small and conveniently situated for just about everywhere in the province as it is on the main highway. new international terminal has recently been opened. With customs and immigration services providing visas on arrival, this will open the door to direct international flights - at least during the high season months.
Another airport near to Krabi is Phuket International Airport, around two hours' drive away (taxi 2400 - 2600 Baht per car). This is worth considering as an alternative arrival point as there are often cheap charter flights available to Phuket, which could save you money, even factoring in the extra cost of the taxi.
By Bus to Krabi
Buses for Krabi leave from Bangkok's Southern Bus terminal on Boromratch Chonnani Road. Journey time is around 10 hours. Tickets rarely have to be booked in advance, excepting around Thai public holidays. There are also direct bus connections from Ko Samui (via Surat Thani, Had Yai, Phuket, Trang and many other destinations, including Malaysia. Private tour buses also operate the same routes; contact an agent once you are here for more information. We have had many reports of thefts on private tourist buses, so keep all your valuables on you at all times. You should also note that not all buses have toilet facilities - please check before you travel!
Buses all arrive in Krabi Town. Government buses go to the bus terminal in Talaat Kao; private tour buses arrive in the Andaman Wave Master station in the centre of town. From both of these places it is easy to catch a local bus or taxi to the beach areas, or to the pier if you are heading to the islands.
By Train to Krabi
There is no railway in Krabi, so you can't actually get here by train! But it's a common misconception that you can, so we feel it's worth noting, if you were planning to come by this route. The nearest train stations are actually in Surat Thani to the west and Trang to the south. From either of these stations, it is possible to continue your journey to Krabi by bus (see above).
By Boat to Krabi
Ferry companies operate several regular routes between the mainland and the islands such as from Phuket, Koh PhiPhi and Ko Lanta to Krabi.