1. From Bangkok,
proceed on Highway No.4, passing Phetchaburi, Prachuap Khiri Khan,
Chumphon, Ranong and Phang-nga Provinces for a total distance of 946
2. 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.
3. From Phuket, proceed
on Highway No. 402 and No.4. The distance from Phuket is 185 kilometers
or 4 hours.
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, 1stclass 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
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 Si 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
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
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.
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
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:
Hat Yai (96 bahts/ordinary bus bus,
130 bahts /2nd class bus bus, 173 bahts /1st class bus), Nakhon
Si Thammarat (67 bahts / ordinary bus), Phuket (65 bahts /ordinary
bus, 91 bahts /2nd class bus, 117 bahts /1st class bus), Phang-nga
(46 bahts /ordinary bus, 64 bahts /2nd class bus, 82 bahts /1st
class bus), Ranong (106 bahts /ordinary bus), Su-nagi Kolok (335
bahts./1st class bus), Surat Thani (61 bahts /ordinary bus, 126
bahts /2nd class bus), Trang (50 bahts /ordinary bus, 70 bahts /2nd
class bus, 90 bahts /1st class bus).
For schedule and more information,
contact Krabi Bus Terminal, tel. 0 7561 1804
To Ko Samui: Travel agencies in town
offer bus/boat tickets to Ko Samui (300-370 bahts, four times a
day), and also to Ko Pha-Ngan (450 bahts, four times a day).
Getting around the city and nearby
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. It costs 10 bahts to get to a destination in
town. To travel further, i.e. to Ao Nang and hat Noppharat Thara,
take the local white bus from Maharat Road for a fare of 20 bahts
Songthaew and tuk tuk to the government
bus terminal costs 8 bahts while a motorcycle taxi costs 30 bahts.
Tuk tuks can be chartered for trips around the town for flat rates
i.e. to the bus station (50 bahts), What Tham Seua (100 bahts) and
the airport (200 bahts).
Most of Songthaews leave in front of
the 7-11 on Maharat Road. Destinations include Ao Leuk (20 bahts),
Ao Nam Mao (40 bahts), Ao Nang (20 bahts), Hat Noppharat Thara (20
bahts) and Su San Hoi (40 bahts).
There is also a service to Ban Hua
Hin (Ferry pier to Ko Lanta). The bay is situated at the intersection
of Phattana and Preuksa Uthit Roads. Costing around 40 bahts/person,
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 for 150 bahts/day while
Jeep rental fees may range from 800 to 1,200 bahts/day.
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 following destinations:
Boat: Long-tailed boats depart from Saphan
Jao Fah Pier to East Rai Le for 70 bahts/person while the ferry
to Ko Lanta (and also Ko Jam), which operates only from October
to April costs 200 bahts/person with two trips daily at 10.30 a.m.
and 1.30 p.m. The ferry to Phi Phi Island operates all year round
at 200 bahts/person with two trips daily, at 10.00a.m. and 2.30p.m.
Best time to
The climate of Krabi Province is tropical
and therefore warm throughout the year. On the other hand, Krabi
is also affected by the monsoon winds that bring about seasonal
There are two very hot periods of weather
on Krabi, the first is between April and May when the average temperatures
ranges from 27 to 36 degrees Celsius with occasional tropical thunderstorm
bringing relief from the heat.
It is also very hot between September
and October, but the frequent rainfall has a wonderful cooling effect.
In May, at the peak of the southwest
monsoon, it rains on an average of 25 days during the month, making
it to one of the most humid months of the year. Rainy days are interspersed
with sunny days during this period and the rain generally comes
in tropical downpours of an hour or so throughout the day mixed
with periods of sunshine.
November to March is the most popular
time for tourists to visit Krabi. It is when the northeast monsoon
brings beautiful blue skies and predominantly sunny weather with
an average temperature of 24 to 32 degrees Celsius. Visitors are
advised to make early reservations (maybe a year in advance) for
accommodations during this period of time because of the popularity
of the Krabi and its attractions.