Krabi is located on the south-west coast of Thailand, around 800km from Bangkok and 170km from Phuket. It is easily accessible by road, air and sea. Click on the links below to expand the relevant information.
Below we list all the scheduled airlines who fly to Krabi. For current flight schedules and ticketing, please visit the airline website. All of them offer online booking facilities; links are provided for your convenience, but please note that we are not affiliated with the airlines in any way and cannot be held responsible for bookings made on these sites.
Currently you can fly directly to Krabi from four destinations: Bangkok, Koh Samui, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur.
Flight time Krabi – Bangkok is 1hr 20 mins. There are now 2 airports in Bangkok, please make sure you have the right one if you have a connecting flight. Airport codes: DMK – Don Muang Airport (Bangkok); BKK – Suvarnabhumi International Airport (Bankgok); KBV – Krabi Airport. If you do need to transfer between Don Muang and Suvarnabhumi Airport, please allow at least 4 hours in peak periods.
Note: charter flights to Krabi also operate during the high season months (Nov – Apr) from Scandinavia, and sometimes Germany and Russia: please check your local travel agent for further details as these services change frequently.
Krabi Airport Office: +66 (0)75 701551
Air Asia is a budget airline that flies from Bangkok (DMK) to Krabi around 4 times daily and also from Kuala Lumpur to Krabi once a day.
Krabi Office: +66 (0)75 701608
Bangkok Airways operates direct flights from Krabi to Koh Samui daily, with additional flights at peak times.
Krabi Airport Office: +66 (0)75 701591-3
Thai Airways operates on the Bangkok (BKK) – Krabi route, under the name Thai Smile Air, with 3 – 4 flights daily. They are the best choice if you have a connecting flight as they are a full service airline. Business class also available.
Call centre: 001 800 601 5637 (toll-free within Thailand)
Tiger Airways’ daily flight from Singapore gives you another option: instead of travelling via Bangkok, you can use Singapore as the inbound hub, especially if travelling from down under. Note: Tiger is also a budget airline, so allow plenty of time for connections.
Another airport near to Krabi is Phuket International Airport (HKT), around two hours’ drive away (taxi 2500 – 2700 Baht per car). This is worth considering as an alternative arrival point as it is a much larger airport serving many more international destinations, with a good selection of cheap charter flights, which could save you money – even factoring in the extra cost of the taxi.
Getting to and from Krabi airport
Many larger hotels offer a (paying) transfer service if you specify your arrival time; otherwise there are efficient, regulated taxis available. The standard pre-paid fare to hotels in Krabi Town is 350 Baht per car; to Ao Nang, 600 Baht per car; to Klong Muang 900 Baht per car. These will take up to 3 passengers; 4 or more will be given a minivan and charged accordingly (e.g. 1000 Baht to Ao Nang). There is also an airport bus service, serving destinations in Ao Nang and Krabi Town only. Prices from 90 Baht – 150 Baht per person; buses leave when there are enough passengers to fill them.
Phuket – Ao Nang
Ferry: 8.30, 13.30, 700 Baht
Boats leave from Rassada pier (paid pick-up service added on to ticket price available; count + 50 – 200 Baht, depending where on the island you are staying)
Speedboat: 15.00, 950 Baht
Boat leaves from Bang Rong pier and travels via Koh Yao (550 Baht).
Ao Nang – Phuket
Ferry: 10.30, 15.30, 700 Baht
Boats leave from Nopparat Thara pier (free pick-up bus from Ao Nang Beach), going via Railay / Tonsai.
Journey time 1 hr 45 mins, November – April only.
Speedboat: 11.00, 950 Baht
Boat leaves from Nopparat Thara pier (free pick-up bus from Ao Nang Beach) and travels via Koh Yao (550 Baht).
If you wish to bring your own boat, there is a municipal marina in Krabi Town, that is small but centrally located: Krabi River Marina; or the recently opened Krabi Boat Lagoon, which is in the more isolated Neua Klong district. This marina is better equipped, with around 80 berths for yachts of up to 75 feet, and more than 100 hard stand slots and is managed by the experienced team from Phuket Boat Lagoon. More development around these marinas, as well as new marina sites are being planned, but have yet to open.
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Last updated: October 19, 2012