From Bangkok to Krabi
1. By Car
– From Bangkok, proceed on Highway No.4, passing Phetchaburi, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Chumphon, Ranong and Phang-nga Provinces for a total distance of 946 kilometers.
– From Bangkok, proceed on Highway No. 4, on reaching Chumphon Provinces take Highway No. 41 passing Amphoe Lang Suan in Surat Thani Province to Amphoe Wiang Sa, and then take Highway No. 4035 to Amphoe Ao Luek and continue on Highway No. 4 to Krabi. This route is 814 kilometers from Bangkok.
– From Phuket, proceed on Highway No. 402 and No.4. The distance from Phuket is 185 kilometers or 4 hours.
2. By Bus
From Bangkok: There are air-conditioned bus services to Krabi leaving the Southern Bus Terminal at Borommaratcha Chonnani Road daily from 6.30 a.m. to 8.00 p.m. The buses provided include ordinary bus buses, 2nd class bus air-conditioned buses, 1st class air-conditioned buses and 24-seat VIP buses. The journey takes about 12 hours. For more details, contact tel. 0 2434 5557-8 (non air-conditioned buses) or tel. 0 2435 1199 or 0 2435 1200 (air-conditioned buses) or visit www.transport.co.th.
3. By Rail
From Bangkok: There is no direct train service to Krabi. But it is possible to take a train from Bangkok’s Hua Lamphong Station to Trang or Nakhon Si Thammarat and take a bus or taxi to Krabi. For more information on trains, contact the State Railways of Thailand at tel. 1690, 223 7010, 223 7020 or visit www.railway.co.th. For Trang, an express train leaves Bangkok daily at 5.05 p.m. and reaches Trang at 9.40 a.m. and a rapid train leaves daily at 6.20 p.m. and arrives at 12.20 p.m.
For Nakhon Sri Thammarat, a rapid train leaves Bangkok daily at 5.35 p.m. and arrives at 10.45 a.m. and an express train leaves daily at 7.15 p.m. and arrives at 12.00 p.m. For more details, call 1690 or 0 2223 7010 or 0 2621 8701.
4. By Air
Thai Airways International operates daily flights from Bangkok to Krabi. The trip takes 1.20 hours. For more information call 02 6282000.
Phuket Air offers a daily flight to and from Krabi. The flight time is 1.20 hours. Call 02 6798999 to make reservation or visit www.phuketairlines.com to check the flight schedule.
Silk Air flies to Singapore 4 times a week. Tickets can be brought from any travel agencies in town.
From Phuket to Krabi
1. By Bus
From Phuket Bus Terminal, there are non air-conditioned and air-conditioned bus services to Krabi many times daily. The trip takes 3-4 hours. For details, contact 0 7621 1480.
2. By Car
Take Route 402 and 4 which passes Takua Thung and Thap Pud Districts in Phang-nga and enter Krabi at Au Luek District. Total distance is 185 kilometers.
Getting to Nearby Provinces
1. By Bus
From Krabi Bus Terminal there are services, both air-conditioned and non air-conditioned to nearby provinces, i.e. Phuket, Phang-nga, Trang, Hat Yai and Surat Thani (Samui). In addition, many local travel agencies in town provide air-conditioned buses or vans to these provinces.
The bus terminal, which is located 4 kilometers north of town at Talat Kao, provides bus services between Krabi and the following destinations:
Had Yai, Nakhon Sri Thammarat, Phuket, Phang Nga, Ranong, Su Nagi Kolok, Surat Thani and Trang
For schedule and more information, contact Krabi Bus Terminal, tel. 0 7561 1804
Getting around the city and nearby Districts
From Krabi Bus Terminal, located in Talat Kao, there are both local red buses and government buses depart regularly from 6.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. to other counties including major tourist spots. To travel further, i.e. to Ao Nang and hat Noppharat Thara , take the local white bus from Maharat Road.
Most of Songthaews leave in front of the 7-11 on Maharat Road. Destinations include Ao Leuk, Ao Nam Mao, Ao Nang, Had Noppharat Thara and Su San Hoi.
There is also a service to Ban Hua Hin (Ferry pier to Kok Lanta). The bay is situated at the intersection of Phattana and Preuksa Uthit Roads. The service runs frequently and takes 40 minutes.
Alternatively, it is possible to rent a car to travel around town and to nearby provinces. Several agencies and guesthouses provide motorcycle rental and Jeep rental.
For more convenience, it is possible to hire a taxi, rent a motorcycle or a van at travel agencies and hotels. The local minibuses depart from Vogue Department Store on Maharat Road to the other destinations.
2. By Boat
Long-tailed boats depart from Saphan Jao Fah Pier to East Railey while the ferry to Koh Lanta (and also Koh Jam), which operates only from October to April with two trips daily at 10.30 a.m. and 1.30 p.m. The ferry to Phi Phi Island operates all year with two trips daily, at 10.00a.m. and 2.30p.m.
Here’s more transportation info from Tourism Thailand:
Here are some transportation pictures from Virtual Tourist: