How to get from Bangkok to Krabi and Ao Nang – all ways

I tried to collect all the ways how to get to Krabi from The capital of Thailand is Bangkok. There are budget options, there is not much. But in terms of convenience, Krabi will give odds to the same Samui, trite because that this is not an island and do not need to communicate with the ferry.

On the other hand, Krabi is on the side of the railway, making the train travel option not as convenient as I would like to. We did the last time just took the car in rent in Bangkok and on it for several days traveled. It was possible to get there in 1 day, but we made stops in The most beautiful national park Samroyyot and the national park Khao Sok.

The content of the article

  • 1 From Bangkok to Krabi
    • 1.1 Airplane
    • 1.2 Bangkok-Krabi Bus
    • 1.3 Train + bus
    • 1.4 On a rented car
  • 2 From Phuket to Krabi
    • 2.1 Bus
    • 2.2 Transfer via the Internet
    • 2.3 Taxi upon arrival
  • 3 How to get to your beach in Krabi
    • 3.1 From Krabi Town
    • 3.2 From Krabi Airport

From Bangkok to Krabi


The plane in the first place, because of the ratio The price / convenience option is very good. This is not Bangkok-Samui, where monopoly at Bangkok Airways and prices raised above the roof. For the price approximately 1000-2000 baht you can easily buy a plane ticket from Airasia or Nokair and quickly fly to Krabi.

True, there is such a nuance that Airasia and Nokair fly from Don Muang airport, so if you arrive standard in Suvarnabhumi, then you will still need to lay the time and effort on what to get to another airport. However, it will take you 30-60 minutes by taxi and about 300-500 baht in cash equivalent. There are also free shuttle buses between the airports. Details in article about Don Muang, I have already given the link. By the way, as an option, you can spend the night in bangkok in nasa vegas where i stayed a few times an inexpensive transit hotel.

If you are going to buy tickets, I advise you to do it through and, we use them ourselves, very comfortable Services.

But from the airport in Krabi to get to Ao Nang is not at all complicated. You are most likely to go to Ao Nang, that’s where everything is dwell So, from the airport there are buses and their schedule adjusted to the arrival time of flights. Well, no one bothers to take Taxi.

Also worth mentioning separately is that you can fly to Krabi from Suvarnabhumi Airport on Thai Airways, but the price will not be the same pleasant, like loukost. Therefore, in terms of price / convenience, This option is not as tasty as described above. But here everyone chooses how much he is willing to spend on moving.

Airport in Krabi Airport in Krabi

Krabi Airport

Bangkok-Krabi Bus

How to buy a bus ticket via the Internet

Tickets are sold at the box office on the third floor of the bus station, at a price from 500 to 1000 baht, depending on the chosen company and class service.

You can buy tickets online now only on the website. At its base there are almost all bus companies, so the choice will be. But the directions are not all, only popular ones. In any city in a remote province buy a ticket until work out. Payment by credit card or PayPal ticket electronic, very convenient!

Tickets Bangkok Krabi →

South Bus Station

Buses in the direction of Krabi depart from the South Bus Station, to the easiest way to get a taxi directly from the airport Suvarnaphumi. Taxi, I recommend to anyone who does not have experience travel around the city, burdened with luggage or just terribly tired after the flight. Sit down only to the driver who does not refuse to drive on to the counter. The bus station is called Sai Thai Mai, and not Be sure to check with the taxi driver that you need a new one, “New Sai Tai Bass Terminal “, otherwise you may be brought to another place. On just in case the bus stations of bangkok.

Travel time and nuances

Travel time is about 12 hours, the bus arrives at Krabi Town Bus Station. From Bangkok to Krabi there are three flights, one morning and two night. Considering that on the road you spend half day, it is better to oversleep them, so choose one of evening.

Before you drop your suitcase into the luggage compartment, Get warm clothes that will soon come in handy on the road. Just have Thai drivers have, to put it mildly, a feature that expressed in operating at full capacity air conditioner. Even you read it smiling, remember the warm things, they will help you drive to Krabi without pneumonia.

Cons of this method: a long time on the road, uncomfortable temperature, not the most comfortable places. Pros: low price, the ability to sleep in of the way.

Train + bus

How to buy a train ticket via the Internet

You can buy a combined train / bus ticket as in Hua Lamphong ticket office, and in any travel agency, on the streets Bangkok In my opinion, if we buy tickets at the agency, then better to do it in advance and through the Internet. This possibility is –

Railway tickets Bangkok Krabi →

Payment by credit card or PayPal. Bus ticket electronic, on the train you must get the original, either in agency office (several points) or by mail. Unfortunately, Thai railways do not support electronic tickets.

Movement pattern

If you decide to get from Bangkok to Krabi by train, that is the snag is that there are no direct trains to Krabi province, because paved more rails in this part of the kingdom of thailand. So that, the route will be a combined “train + bus”.

When choosing a train ticket, plan your destination in cities Surat Thani (common Surat), Nakhon Si Tammarat (Nakhon) or Trang Immediately in the railway ticket office say that you are going to Krabi, you will sell the bus ticket (price within 350-400 baht) and guaranteed to be met at the train and hand to spend the bus.

Trains to Suratthani run every hour and a half, and in Trang and Nakhon depart only two trains in the evening. Cost of the train ticket is between 400 and 1500 baht, depending on wagon class and order, upper or lower you will have a place. It is better go by express train of 1st or 2nd class with air conditioning. In thailand as in Russia, railway workers love extremes. In thai car air conditioners work in the refrigerator, so prepare Plaid, socks, jackets, jackets and closed shoes, you’ll need them. I wrote more about Thai Railways in another post.

Travel time to Suratthani is about 13 hours, to Trang about 15 hours, and to Nakhon about 17 hours. After that you waiting for a bus ride from the train station to the office carrier company, waiting for a shuttle bus to Krabi and trip to Krabi – about 3 hours.

There is another nuance option “train + bus”, which is that every company brings you to their office, from which you still have to take a taxi or songteo to drive to home or hotel. The office can be located in Krabi Town, so in Ao Nang.

Cons of this way to get from Bangkok to Krabi: a long time on the road, many transfers, the last stop far from the main resort of Krabi. Pros: on the train you can sleep on a full bed, but this is only part of the way.

Second class air conditioned like our reserved seat Second class air conditioned like our reserved seat

Second class air conditioned like our reserved seat

Bangkok train station

Getting from Suvarnaphumi Airport to the train station Bangkok Railways (via the Skytrain) City Link (City Link). Go to Makkasan station, then transfer to the Petchaburi Underground Metro Station (MRT Phetchaburi) and wait for Hua Lamphong terminal station (Hua Lamphong).

If you are not in the mood to wander through Thai subway transfers, take a taxi to Bangkok Railways at the airport and insist on turn on the counter.

On a rented car

Reserve a car is best in a well-known company. You will be given car with a full tank of fuel, insurance and in good technical condition, which is important on such a long stretch – from Bangkok Krabi to about 780 km. Details about renting a car in Thailand. By the way, the car can be taken at Krabi airport upon arrival.

The cost of renting a car is from 500-1000 baht per day official distributors. The deposit for the car is usually 5000-10000 baht. This amount is frozen on your card until the car returns. (which is why it is good to use a credit card).

The car must be taken through the Economybookings, this is a broker. He will issue on its website offers from all major distributors in the country. The price will be lower than directly, plus the full insurance can donate for free. I usually take in Hertz, since if you take from them car for a period of 5 days, then it can be returned elsewhere free of charge (other companies charge a commission for this). And just on This site is convenient to compare what will be cheaper, pay this commission, or not to pay, because the price per day for all companies is different.

Discounted car rent →

From Suvarnaphumi airport to Krabi itself passes multi-band motorway with excellent quality road surface. In the presence of driving skills on roads with left-hand traffic, you can meet at 11-12 hours of travel with short rest stops. With average fuel consumption on the highway, even 10 liters per hundred, you will burn 80 liters of gasoline. This is about 2,400 baht.

The car will be returned at Krabi Airport, at the counter the company. The approximate total cost of this travel option from Bangkok in Krabi, for two people – about 3,500 baht, if not take into account the cost of services to return the car to another point. BUT when you consider, you need to add about 5,000 baht, or just take the car for a longer period of 5 days, then this service can become free (for example, from Hertz). I just took the car to get to Ao Nang and ride around, so info from first hand, as they say. I really liked it.

Cons: travel time, freezing of the deposit, must have a driver’s license, after a difficult flight have to lose a day in Bangkok to rest before the road. Pros: price, comfort, interesting experience and impressions.

By car from Bangkok to Krabi By car from Bangkok to Krabi

By car from Bangkok to Krabi

From Phuket to Krabi

Krabi can be reached very quickly from Phuket by land, there go only 2.5-3 hours by car. Get faster airplane with his check-in, baggage upon arrival and taxi from Krabi airport to your hotel.

Alternatively, take no transfer / taxi from Phuket, namely a car for rent. Then generally it will be very convenient. In Krabi go round everything main attractions and return car at the airport Krabi


Buses and minivans depart Phuket to Krabi several times. per day from the bus station number 2, which is located in the north Phuket Town, next to Super Cheap Market. Buses start walking approximately from half past six in the morning and finish at five in the evening, depart every hour.

One way ticket costs about 150 baht. Krabi bus rides about 3 hours.

Phuket Krabi Tickets →

Very good service 12GO, where you can buy electronic tickets to bus + ferry without leaving the hotel.

Buses from Phuket come to Krabi bus station, Talat Kao Bus Station, which is located a few kilometers from the city. WITH this bus station to the very Krabi town or to Ao Nang can take the route songteo or take a taxi.

If the goal is Ao Nang, then you have to take into account that the songteo doesn’t care will go through Krabi Town, the ticket will cost about 60 baht, It takes about 40 minutes.

If you go by minivan, travel time may be longer because they make a lot of stops and drive in many places collecting tourists. At the same time, the comfort of a minivan is not better. the bus.

Internet transfer

Anyone who wants a minimum of body movements can order online private transfer to Kiwitaxi. That is, you order a taxi in advance via the Internet, at the place you will be met in the arrival hall, take the luggage, put him in the car and take him to the right place. Way good because there are no problems at all.

For the price all the same (from 3000 baht), if you took a taxi to place

Transfer Phuket-Krabi →

Taxi on arrival

No one bothers to take a taxi upon arrival in Phuket. Will cost from 3,000 baht for a passenger car, a minivan is more expensive. As I already said, You can order the same car in advance via the Internet to Immediately under the arms and in the car led.

If you have not booked in advance, then leave the airport and on the street look for transfer racks, arrange and pay.

How to get to your beach in Krabi

From Krabi Town

If your journey from Bangkok to Krabi has ended in Krabi Town, and you need to go to Ao Nang, then sit down on the Songteo (pick-up bus) which goes in the right direction, the price is trips do not exceed 50 baht per person. The journey takes about an hour Songtao does not travel fast and often stops.

You can find out if the Songteo is going to Ao Nang at the driver. To the beach Nopparat Tara can be reached by the same songteo, but better in advance ask the driver about the route or arrange for him to go there drove by

From Krabi Airport

As I wrote above, you can easily get from the airport to Ao Nang by bus. The ticket costs 150 baht. Bus schedule adjusted for flights, so do not have to wait long. Travel time about an hour. A little more in detail, everything is described in my article as get from the airport to Aonang.

The bus calls in Krabi Town, if you need him, then you can go out there. The cost of tickets to Krabi Town 80 baht. Time in about 30 minutes.

In addition to the bus, you can take a taxi, both on-site and through the Internet. It may even be more profitable if you have several people. I traveled for 600 baht. About the return journey from Aonang to the airport.

Krabi Airport - Ao Nang Bus Krabi Airport - Ao Nang Bus

Bus Krabi Airport – Ao Nang

P.S. If you come to Krabi on vacation and are looking for accommodation, I remind you that we have personally collected a catalog of houses in Krabi, where more than 70 houses with a map and photo. Accommodation for a short period can be find through RoomGuru, this is the most convenient service showing discounts on hotels.

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Choosing insurance is now unrealistically difficult, therefore, to help everyone travelers, I make a rating. To do this, constantly monitor forums, I study insurance contracts and use insurance by myself.

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Life hacking 2 – how to find a hotel 20% cheaper

First, choose a hotel on Booking. They have a good base offers, but the prices are NOT the best! The same hotel is often possible find 20% cheaper in other systems through the RoomGuru service.

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