Getting Krabi From Bangkok
traveler has many options for getting to Krabi. If driving 946 km wasn't so tiring, you could experience the fascinating way of life of the local people and also get a beautiful view along the road down to the south. It would be easier to take the bus to Krabi, which it takes about 12 hours to there, and you can save travel time by leaving Bangkok in the evening. For the traveler who has plenty of time, travel by train is recommended. But the fastest way to get there is by plane.
Thai Airways International operates flights from Bangkok to Krabi three days a week (Tuesday, Fridays and Sunday). Tickets can be reserved at Tel. +66 2 280 0060, 628 2000.
P.B Air operates direct flights Bangkok-Krabi, Krabi-Bangkok, every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. For more information call +66 2 261 0220 to 7, or Fax +66 2 261 0229.
Buses leave Bangkok for Krabi daily in the evening. The journey takes about 12 hours. 24 seat air-conditioned VIP buses leave the Southern Bus Terminal two times a day, 18.00 p.m. and 18.30 p.m. and arrive at the destination around 6.00 a.m. and 6.30 a.m. relatively. Return trips on the VIP bus leave Krabi city at 5.00 p.m. The 40 seat air-conditioned buses (blue) depart the Southern Bus Terminal in the early evening, 7.00 p.m. and 8.00 p.m. For the return trip, buses leave Krabi bus stand at 4.00 p.m. and 4.30 p.m. Air-conditioned buses standard 2 (orange) leave Bangkok for Krabi at 7.30 p.m. and Krabi to Bangkok at 4.40 p.m. and 5.20 p.m. The regular buses (orange) leave Bangkok at 19.30 p.m. and depart Krabi for Bangkok at 5.00 p.m. Contact Bangkok Southern Bus Terminal Tel +66 2 435 1199, 435 5061 (air-conditioned bus) and +66 2 434 5557 (non air-conditioned bus).
From Bangkok Railway Station take the train to one of the following stations: Trang, Phun Pin in Surat Thani Province, or Thung Song in Nakhon Si Thammarat Province. From any of these places a bus may be taken onward to Krabi. Regarding train schedules and costs, contact Bangkok Railway Station, Tel +66 2 223 7010, 223 7020.
Take Highway No. 4, passing Phetchaburi, Prachuap Khirikhan, Chumphon, Ranong, and Phangnga Provinces before reaching Krabi, a total distance of 946 km. An alternate route is to take Highway No. 4 to Chumphon and then turn onto Highway No. 41. This leads through Lang Suan and Chaiya Districts of Chumphon to Wieng Sa District of Surat Thani from there follow Route No. 4035, passing Luk Bay District of Krabi, back onto Highway No. 4, and down to Krabi Town.This shortcut is just 814 kilometers, and is followed by the bus services.
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