TRANSPORT
KRABI, THAILAND

Area Code 075 $1=38B June 5, 2006

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Koh Phi Phi | Koh Lanta | Railay | Aonang | Surat Thani

Air
To BKK: 2300B, To Chiang Mai: 4,200B, To Suratthani: 475B, To Hat Yai: 780B, To Koh Samui: 1,750, To KL: 3,730, To Singapore: 4,300B (2004 info)

Train
T Train Station: None. Nearest stations are in Trang or Surat Thani. Can buy combined bus/train/boat tickets from Anderman Webmaster and other travel agencies.

Bus
Tourist buses & minibuses operate between Krabi and many tourist destinations in Thailand and Malaysia. They usually pick up from guest houses or/and travel agencies. There have been some complaints about the condition and comfort of some of the buses so confirm exactly what you are paying for beforehand.
!Warning: While taking a night bus to/from BKK(specially VIP bus to/from Khaosan), many travelers had their valuable stolen. If they take your valuable with you to the seats, they may be drugged to sleep. If they keep it to their bags and store under the bus, the valuable may be taken away from the bags. Make sure all your valuables are OK when you get off, before the bus leave.
B Bus Station: Talaat Kao Chutamat Rd, 5-6km outside of town.Take red songthaw from Utarakit Rd+Maharat Rd Soi 10, 10 min. 13B.
ta Lignite Tour: Uttarakit Rd, T075-612-847 or 620-020.Super VIP(24 seats) bus company to BKK920B 17:00 from the bus station. With excellent meal. The value is much better than tourist VIP bus. Only problem is the video on bus is in Thai, not English. In BKK T02-4355016

N: Non a/c, A2: A/C 2nd, A1: AC 1st(36 seats), V: VIP(32 seats) SV: Super VIP24 seats)

Public Bus
Destination class Price Time/ Duration (Need to confirm)
Surat Thani A2

140B

Many 6-16:00, 2hr
Had Yai Non A/c

96B

13:00, 5hrs
A2

170B

10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 13:30, 4hr
A1

218B

9:20-15:20, 22:00, 4hr
Phuket Non A/c

65B

Many 6:20-9:00, 3hr
A2

113B

Many, 6:50-14:00, 2.5hr
A1

146B

Many, 8:00-17:30, 2.5hr
Trang Non A/c

63B

Many 6:20-16:00, 2.5hrs
A2

88B

Many 9:30-14:30, 2hrs
A1

90-113B

Many 8-13:00, 2hrs
Ranong Non A/c

148B

5, 8:30, 11:00, 5hrs
A2

188B

8:30, 10:00, 12, 12:30 5hrs
Phang Nga Non A/c

57B

take Ranong or Phuket bus 2hrs
A2

64B

A1

74B

Satun A1

175B

11:00, 13:00, 4.5hrs
Songai Kolok A1

335B

8:40, 10:50, 9hrs
A1

435B

22:50, 9hrs
Bangkok
817km
12hrs
(2007 info)
A2

461-487B

7:30, 16-17:20, 19:30, 21:00
A1

592-614B

16:00, 16:30, 17:30
SVIP

920B

17:30


Tourist bus/Mini bus
Destination Price Timetable
Surat Thani A/C 200B 9, 11:00
Hat Yai minivan 250B 7:00,11:00 , 4hrs
Trang minivan 250B 7:00, 11:00, 2hrs
Satun minivan 350B 7:00, 11:00, 6hrs
Koh Samui ac+ferry 350B 11:00
ac+night boat 400B 16:00, arr at Samui 06:00
Koh Phangan ac+exp boat 450B 11:00
ac+night boat 500B 16:00, arr# 08:00
Koh Tao

ac+night boat

700B
16:00
Lanta minivan 220B 9:30

minivan+ferry

280B
11:00
Phuket Minivan 250B 11:30
Phuket beach minivan 300B 11:30
Bangkok(Khaosan) VIP 400B 16:00, 14hrs
Lankawi

a/c bus+boat

700B
7:00,11hrs
Penang minivan 480B 7:00, 9-10h
Kuala Lumpur minivan+VIP 800B 7:00, 16hrs

minivan+VIP

850B
11:00, 16hrs
Singapore minivan+VIP 1000B 7:00, 23hr

minivan+VIP

1200B
11:00 23hr

Boat
F1 Chao Fah Pier(Old pier): to Railay Beach: small boats 100B wait until 8 tourists come.
Warning: If you go to Koh Phi Phi, you will be pickup at your GH and will be taken to this pier first. Then you will be transferred to a bigger bus for the Neo Pier. While waiting at the old pier, touts are really pussy to sell their tickets, saying the fares on the island are expensive and their tickets include the transport from the Neo pier to Krabi. This is not true. You do not loose any but you have to pay for the pickup from the port to Krabi.
F2 Neo pier: Boats to Koh Phi Phi leave from here. For the time and fare, see above. 4 km out from town. No public transport to/from Krabi. Have to rely on tuk-tuk. 50B/p Very hard to bargain with them. your ticket bought at a travel agent include a pickup to the pier. But no tickets include a pickup from the pier to Krabi. You have to pay 50B/p.
You will be pickup one hour earlier than the scheduled time.
to Koh Lanta:
200B 10:30, 13:30 1.5hr pickup from your GH
to Ko PhiPhi
280B from the travel agent, 300B from the boat office. dep 8:30, 14:30, 1.5hrs.- Travel agent has good prices. The boats do not leave from this pier. The transport buses leave from here to Neo Pier.

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