Krabi Town is located in Muang district and is the provincial capital. It is located around 20km from Ao Nang and 9km from the airport, on the mouth of the river. To get here from Krabi Airport, take a taxi (350 Baht) or the airport bus (90 Baht per person). If you are arriving too late to take a ferry to the islands (for schedules see Getting around Krabi), this is a good place to stay overnight.
Banks and ATM machines can be found on almost every street corner. The night and morning markets are good places to pick up cheap, tasty Thai snacks, as well as fresh tropical fruit.
The Post Office is located on Utarakit Rd; the police station is further along the same road.The tourist bus station can be found on Vachira Rd – this is where most of the buses to and from Ko Samui and Ko Phangan terminate. The government bus station is further out of town on Utarakit Road.
The main ferry pier to Ko Lanta, Ko Jum and Ko Phi Phi is also located out of town on Tharua Rd (ferry schedules here). Some ferries also depart from the Khong Kha pier in town; if you prefer to leave from here, please ask an agent for current information as times can vary throughout the year. Transfers to the correct pier will usually be included if you buy your ticket in advance from an agent or tour counter in town.
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Last updated: May 29, 2015