Get in[edit]

The most popular way to enter this province is via its capital, Krabi Town.

By plane[edit]

Krabi International Airport

Krabi International Airport (KBV IATA) is about 10 km from the city limits, 15 km from the city centre, 40 km from Ao Nang, and 23 km from Had Yao. Thai Airways operates daily direct flights to/from Bangkok, as does Air Asia from Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur. Bangkok Airway flies to Ko Samui nearly every day of the week. Destination Air Shuttle, Thailand's only seaplane service, also routinely flies in and out of Krabi (Ko Lanta) from Phuket and to the numerous outer islands.

By car[edit]

Krabi is on Hwy 4. Shared songthaews from Ao Nang to Krabi are frequent and cost 60 baht. Originating in Bangkok, Hwy 4 links many of the province's districts. Other main routes include:

  • Hwy 4035 to Plai Phraya District (Krabi) and Phra Saeng district (Surat Thani)
  • Hwy 4034 links Ao Nang and Nopparat Beaches
  • Hwy 4037 to Khao Phanom District (towards Surat Thani)
  • Hwy 4038 links Klong Thom and Lam Thap Districts
  • Hwy 4206 links Klong Thom to Ko Lanta

From Bangkok:

  • Proceed along Hwy 4, passing Phetchaburi–Prachuap Khiri Khan–Chumphon–Ranong–Phang Nga to Krabi. The distance is 946 km.
  • Travel along Hwy 4 to Hwy 41 at Chumphon via Lang Suan and Chaiya, Surat Thani. Proceed towards Wiang Sa, change to Hwy 4035 for Baan Ao Luek, and switch back to Hwy 4 again to Krabi. This route is 814 km.

From Phuket: Proceed along Hwy 402 and 4. The distance is 176 km.

By bus[edit]

Krabi Province's bus terminal is in Krabi town.

  • 1 Krabi Bus Terminal. In Krabi buses use the bus terminal at Talad Kao, about 5 km north of town centre. It is one of Thailand's better bus stations: it's clean, has bilingual signage, a good cafe, many local transport options (motorbike taxi, songthaew, taxi, minivan), and free Wi-Fi.

There are regular direct bus services between Bangkok's Southern Bus Terminal and Krabi (~500 baht), but probably the best option is to take a VIP bus, which for 250 baht more makes the 10 hour ride much more comfortable.

Buses from Bangkok's Southern Bus Terminal (Tel. +66 2 4351199) to Krabi take about 12 hours and depart as follows:

  • VIP bus - 07:20 - 1,055 baht
  • First class bus - 19:00 - 680 baht
  • Second class bus - 07:30, 19:00, 19:30, 21:00 - 378 baht

By train[edit]

The nearest train stations are in Surat Thani and in Trang.

  • Surat Thani - 3-4 hours away from Krabi by bus.
  • Trang - 2-2.5 hours away from Krabi by bus.