Information about getting to and from Krabi Airport
Krabi Airport is located on the main highway Route 4, approximately 9km from Krabi Town centre; 27km from Ao Nang Beach and 70km from Koh Lanta. There are fast and easy transport connections from the airport to anywhere in the province. Krabi Airport GPS coordinates: N 8.097003, E 98.978398.
Krabi Airport Transfers
No unauthorised taxis or public transport are allowed inside the grounds of Krabi Airport, so your only options to leave the airport are to rent a car and drive yourself; pre-arrange an airport pick-up (through your hotel, or a transport agent such as us), or use one of the airport’s authorised transfer services.
Krabi Airport car rental
International firms such as National, Avis and Budget have booths in the arrival hall of both terminal buildings. You can pre-book online for better rates.
Krabi Airport taxis and airport bus
All of the airport taxis offer pre-paid, fixed rate fares only; you must buy a coupon from one of the booths inside the terminals before finding a driver outside. There is also an official airport bus service, serving destinations in Ao Nang and Krabi Town only. Prices from 90 baht – 150 baht per person; buses leave 5 times daily, or when there are enough passengers to fill them. Tickets can be bought in the arrival hall, at the same booths as the taxi coupons.
Pre-paid transfer prices
If you book a hotel in Krabi or any tours through our website, we can offer you a pre-paid transfer service to and from your hotel. Prices are the same (or with minivans far less than) the regular airport taxis, so you may wish to use this service to avoid queues during busy periods.
From Krabi Airport to:
Hotels in the Ao Nang area: car = 600 Baht // minivan = 700 Baht
Hotels in the Klong Muang area: car = 750 Baht // minivan = 900 Baht
Hotels in the Tubkaek area: car = 900 Baht // minivan = 1100 Baht
Hotels in Krabi Town: car = 600 Baht // minivan = 700 Baht
Hotels in Koh Lanta: minivan = 2500 – 2800 Baht, depending on where on the island you are staying.
All transfers are private (no other guests will be sharing your car) and prices are per vehicle (not per person) for a one way journey (i.e. round trip is double the prices above). A car will take a maximum of 3 adults; a minivan a maximum of 8 adults (to allow for safe luggage storage). Do note that during December to April inclusive, we can only provide transfers for guests who have already booked hotel and / or tour(s) with us (due to limited resources, we give priority to our existing customers). From May – November inclusive we can accept transfer-only bookings. Visit our Krabi Airport transfer page for more details.
If you are travelling independently to Railay Beach, or Ton Sai Beach, you can take a taxi or transfer to Ao Nang, where you can catch a boat to your final destination. Railay hotel transfer services (car + boat, run by the hotels themselves) can also be pre-booked and are highly advisable if you are arriving after dark. Prices for this service are in the range of 1250 – 1500 Baht per one-way journey, depending on your arrival / departure time (more during the hours of darkness).
Getting back to the airport
Airport transfers can be arranged through your hotel, pre-booked through us, or you can take a taxi. Journey time from Krabi Town, Ao Nang and Klong Muang is 20, 30 and 45 minutes respectively.
The airport bus also picks people up on its way back to the airport, though please note the journey time is almost 1.5 hours from Ao Nang (30 mins from Krabi Town) and service times can vary so you should allow plenty of time. The first bus in the morning departs Ao Nang at 7am, and reaches Krabi Town by 8am. The following buses are scheduled to depart Ao Nang at 9.30, 11.00, 13.00, 16.00, 18.00 (again, this information should not be relied upon!).
From Ko Lanta allow a minimum of 3 hours, due to possible ferry delays. Join-in minibus transfers (bookable in tour agents) are cheaper than private transfers; however bear in mind you will have to leave earlier to pick everyone up. As Krabi Airport is so small (and has so little to do when there), there is rarely any need to arrive more than 1.5 hours ahead of departure for an international flight or 1 hour prior to a domestic flight.
For information on current flight schedules to and from Krabi Airport, please see our Getting to Krabi page.
Krabi Airport Services (inside the terminals)
There are two separate passenger terminal buildings in Krabi International Airport, domestic and international; this presumably because they are anticipating future growth: at the moment, it seems a bit unnecessary as there are less than 20 flights per day in total between them. It is easy to walk from one to the other if necessary – they are less than 100m apart.
The international terminal (Terminal 1) has three floors: the ground floor is for arrivals and the first floor is for check in and departures. There is not much in the way of facilities: shopping is limited to a few souvenir booths; for food and drink you will find a small coffee shop, the Thai Airways restaurant and a Dairy Queen. Money exchange services exist in the form of an exchange booth (open until the arrival of the last flight of the day) on the ground floor; and a couple of ATM machines.
In the arrival hall on the ground floor you will also find an information booth; hotel reservation services; the taxi and airport bus ticket counters; and car rental desks (see above for further information on these).
On the second floor above departures, there is one airport lounge run by Thai Airways; the airline offices; and a prayer room. There are no massage / spa or shower facilities open to the general public in Krabi Airport. A left luggage service can be found near the ground floor entrance (next to the security scan). All floors of the airport are wheelchair accessible.
Once inside the departure lounge (which is less than 20 metres walk from check in through security and immigration), there is even less in the way of shopping and other facilities (a Black Canyon Coffee, a snack booth, two tiny shops selling overpriced books and souvenirs), so make sure you have everything you need before passing through the departure gate. There is currently no duty free for international passengers at Krabi Airport.
The domestic terminal (Terminal 2) is a smaller, recently-refurbished building located right next to the international terminal. It has similar facilities to the international terminal, but all on one floor.
- Maps of Krabi
- Krabi – Lanta – Phi Phi – Phuket ferry schedules
- Getting to Tonsai Beach
- Getting to Noppharat Thara
- Getting to Klong Muang
- Getting to Koh Jum
- Getting to Railay Beach
- Getting to Ao Nang
- Getting to Krabi Town
- How to get to Krabi
- Getting around Krabi
Last updated: June 10, 2015