The people of Thailand are generally very mobile and as a visitor you will find that getting around is one of the easiest things to do.
In Krabi the options are wide and varied, you can book private transport or you can mix with the locals…
Getting to and from Krabi.
Krabi international airport has daily flights to and from Bangkok, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The airport also receives some direct charter flights from Europe and Scandinavia.
The airport is about 15 kms from Krabi Town, 30 kms from Ao Nang and about 75 kms from Saladan Town on Koh Lanta.
There is an airport bus to Krabi Town and Ao Nang.
Car hire is also available at the airport from all the major hire companies in Thailand – book ahead.
If you are arriving with friends pre-booking a taxi or private mini-van is a convenient and relaxing way to travel from the airport to your accommodation and for a group of people private transport can be cheaper than the airport bus.
Contact MiiTiiNii for all of your transportation requirements in Krabi.
Highway 4 runs right through the province of Krabi from North to South. North to Phuket, Hua Hin and Bangkok; South to every Southern province and on to Malaysia. All of these destinations can be reached by ‘big bus’, scheduled large coaches run multiple times a day from Krabi Bus Station.
Bus tickets are not expensive and booking ahead is not always necessary but advised especially if you will travel a weekend or public holiday.
Around New Year and Songkran (April) holidays alot of people are heading home and the bus seats will fill-up quickly.
Scheduled ferries run between the Krabi Town ferry port, Ao Nang, the Phi Phi Islands and Phuket. During ‘high season’ [November – March] there also ferries to and from Koh Lanta.
In the main tourist centres you will often be offered a taxi service even before you thought you needed it. Private taxis are reasonably priced and the drivers will know all of the places you might like to visit.
For travelling short distances you might take a ‘saam-law’ around Ao Nang or a motorcycle taxi around Krabi Town.
For travelling between towns and villages there’s a network of Songthaew routes, some of these routes pass by tourist spots too. Songthaews are pick-up trucks with the rear tray covered and converted for seating, the trucks are often white and will have the major ‘stops’ on their route written on the side of the truck in Thai and English. In towns you’ll see them driving slowly and sounding the horn as they look out for passengers.
To take a songthaew simply wave it down from the side of the road and jump in the back – you may want to check with the driver for your destination first if you’re unsure. You’ll see attached to the roof a small switch, this is for a buzzer. Press the switch when you want to get off and pay the driver.