Bangkok to Krabi @ train, ferry, bus, van, flight Jan 26, 2017

37 trips (THB 629 — 14,400)

From Hua Lamphong to Krabi by train+bus joint ticket

#85
Thai Railways
19:30
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
07:10
Suratthani
11h 40m
food WC aircon steward
 
This connection is managed by the operating company. You will be transfered between the trips.
Phantip 1970
08:00
Suratthani train station
11:00
Krabi Bus Terminal
3h
aircon
20 seats available
Total
15h 30m
฿ 1,839
× 2 = ฿ 3,678
#85
Thai Railways
19:30
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
07:10
Suratthani
11h 40m
food WC aircon steward
13 seats available
This connection is managed by the operating company. You will be transfered between the trips.
Phantip 1970
08:00
Suratthani train station
11:00
Krabi Bus Terminal
3h
aircon
20 seats available
Total
15h 30m
฿ 1,308
× 2 = ฿ 2,616

From Southern Terminal to Krabi by bus

Lignite
07:00
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
19:25
Krabi Bus Terminal
12h 25m
snack WC aircon steward
฿ 629
× 2 = ฿ 1,258
? seats available
Lignite
17:30
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
05:55
Krabi Bus Terminal
12h 25m
snack WC aircon steward
฿ 629
× 2 = ฿ 1,258
? seats available
Lignite
19:10
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
07:10
Nuea Khlong, Krabi
12h
snack WC aircon steward
฿ 629
× 2 = ฿ 1,258
? seats available
Lignite
19:10
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
07:35
Krabi Bus Terminal
12h 25m
snack WC aircon steward
฿ 629
× 2 = ฿ 1,258
? seats available
Lignite
19:20
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
07:45
Krabi Bus Terminal
12h 25m
snack food WC aircon TV steward
฿ 944
× 2 = ฿ 1,888
? seats available
Lignite
20:30
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
08:30
Nuea Khlong, Krabi
12h
snack WC aircon steward
฿ 629
× 2 = ฿ 1,258
? seats available
Lignite
20:30
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
08:55
Krabi Bus Terminal
12h 25m
snack WC aircon steward
฿ 629
× 2 = ฿ 1,258
? seats available

From Bangkok any hotel to Krabi by taxi

PGS
Any
Bangkok any hotel
Time
Krabi Ao Nang
12h
aircon steward
฿ 13,300
  vehicle, all incl
PGS
Any
Bangkok any hotel
Time
Krabi Ao Nang
12h
aircon steward
฿ 14,400
  vehicle, all incl

From Hua Lamphong to Krabi by bus+van+ferry joint ticket

Paradive Travel
19:00
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
10:30
Railay, Krabi
15h 30m
aircon
฿ 1,200
× 2 = ฿ 2,400
25 seats available

From Hua Lamphong to Krabi by van

Paradive Travel
19:00
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
14:30
Ao Nang, Krabi
19h 30m
aircon
฿ 1,200
× 2 = ฿ 2,400
25 seats available

From Don Mueang Airport to Krabi by flight

#SL800
Thai Lion Air
05:35
Don Mueang Airport
06:50
Krabi Airport
1h 15m
WC aircon steward
฿ 1,029
× 2 = ฿ 2,058
  available
#FD3227
Thai AirAsia
06:40
Don Mueang Airport
08:05
Krabi Airport
1h 25m
WC aircon steward
฿ 1,580
× 2 = ฿ 3,160
  available
#FD3213
Thai AirAsia
07:35
Don Mueang Airport
09:00
Krabi Airport
1h 25m
WC aircon steward
฿ 1,580
× 2 = ฿ 3,160
  available
#FD3225
Thai AirAsia
08:25
Don Mueang Airport
09:50
Krabi Airport
1h 25m
WC aircon steward
฿ 1,580
× 2 = ฿ 3,160
  available
#SL802
Thai Lion Air
08:25
Don Mueang Airport
09:40
Krabi Airport
1h 15m
WC aircon steward
฿ 1,029
× 2 = ฿ 2,058
  available
#DD7910
Nok Air
10:10
Don Mueang Airport
11:30
Krabi Airport
1h 20m
WC aircon steward
฿ 1,595
× 2 = ฿ 3,190
  available
#SL806
Thai Lion Air
11:05
Don Mueang Airport
12:20
Krabi Airport
1h 15m
WC aircon steward
฿ 1,124
× 2 = ฿ 2,248
  available
#FD3217
Thai AirAsia
11:45
Don Mueang Airport
13:10
Krabi Airport
1h 25m
WC aircon steward
฿ 1,352
× 2 = ฿ 2,704
  available
#FD3223
Thai AirAsia
14:20
Don Mueang Airport
15:45
Krabi Airport
1h 25m
WC aircon steward
฿ 1,352
× 2 = ฿ 2,704
  available
#DD7914
Nok Air
14:40
Don Mueang Airport
16:00
Krabi Airport
1h 20m
WC aircon steward
฿ 1,595
× 2 = ฿ 3,190
  available
#SL812
Thai Lion Air
15:20
Don Mueang Airport
16:35
Krabi Airport
1h 15m
WC aircon steward
฿ 1,504
× 2 = ฿ 3,008
  available
#FD3221
Thai AirAsia
18:00
Don Mueang Airport
19:25
Krabi Airport
1h 25m
WC aircon steward
฿ 1,580
× 2 = ฿ 3,160
  available
#FD3212
Thai AirAsia
18:15
Don Mueang Airport
19:40
Krabi Airport
1h 25m
WC aircon steward
฿ 1,580
× 2 = ฿ 3,160
  available
#FD3230
Thai AirAsia
22:00
Don Mueang Airport
23:25
Krabi Airport
1h 25m
WC aircon steward
฿ 1,580
× 2 = ฿ 3,160
  available

From Suvarnabhumi Airport to Krabi by flight

#WE243
Thai Smile
07:10
Suvarnabhumi Airport
08:35
Krabi Airport
1h 25m
WC aircon steward
฿ 1,756
× 2 = ฿ 3,512
  available
#TG241
Thai Airways
08:00
Suvarnabhumi Airport
09:20
Krabi Airport
1h 20m
WC aircon steward
฿ 2,379
× 2 = ฿ 4,758
  available
#PG222
Bangkok Air
09:15
Suvarnabhumi Airport
10:40
Krabi Airport
1h 25m
WC aircon steward
฿ 5,796
× 2 = ฿ 11,592
  available
#WE245
Thai Smile
12:25
Suvarnabhumi Airport
13:50
Krabi Airport
1h 25m
WC aircon steward
฿ 2,644
× 2 = ฿ 5,288
  available
#TG251
Thai Airways
13:15
Suvarnabhumi Airport
14:35
Krabi Airport
1h 20m
WC aircon steward
฿ 1,939
× 2 = ฿ 3,878
  available
#PG267
Bangkok Air
13:20
Suvarnabhumi Airport
14:45
Krabi Airport
1h 25m
WC aircon steward
฿ 5,796
× 2 = ฿ 11,592
  available
#TG249
Thai Airways
17:15
Suvarnabhumi Airport
18:35
Krabi Airport
1h 20m
WC aircon steward
฿ 1,939
× 2 = ฿ 3,878
  available
#PG263
Bangkok Air
17:25
Suvarnabhumi Airport
18:50
Krabi Airport
1h 25m
WC aircon steward
฿ 5,796
× 2 = ฿ 11,592
  available
#WE247
Thai Smile
19:05
Suvarnabhumi Airport
20:30
Krabi Airport
1h 25m
WC aircon steward
฿ 1,756
× 2 = ฿ 3,512
  available
#PG269
Bangkok Air
20:25
Suvarnabhumi Airport
21:50
Krabi Airport
1h 25m
WC aircon steward
฿ 5,796
× 2 = ฿ 11,592
  available

Getting to Krabi

How to get to Krabi from Bangkok

What about

Krabi is a seaside province on the Western coast of Southern Thailand. The unique beauty of Krabi allures its visitors with limestone rock formations rising along the coastline; some of Thailand's finest beaches are found hidden along the bays.

Most of the province is made up of several national parks, and for the energetic traveller the rock climbing opportunities around Railay beach are some of the best in Asia. The province has over 80 islands famous for the diversity of activities and adventures they offer.

The picturesque coastline with its white sand beaches, coral reefs and lush vegetation make Krabi an essential beachside destination for anyone traveling through Thailand. It is also an important way point for accessing many of the surrounding islands via ferry.

Getting to Krabi

Traveling from Bangkok to Krabi overland is possible both by bus and by train. There is no railroad line in Krabi Town, meaning that you will need to make the final leg by bus. The combined train+bus journey takes a bit less that 15 hours in total; and the direct bus from the capital brings you to your destination in about 11 hours.

From Bangkok to Krabi by bus

Buses from Bangkok to Krabi leave from the Southern bus terminal, Sai Tai Mai. It is located on Phutthamonthon Sai Road in Thonburi district on the western side of the Chao Phraya River and is easily accessible by taxi. There are express and VIP24 buses of Lignite company, which cover the distance between the two cities in about 11 hours. An express bus ticket cost THB 648, while VIP24 is more expensive at THB 970. There is a morning bus at 7am, which is a worthy option for those who get off on the route, but to get to Krabi Town itself a night bus is a much more convenient option. Buses depart at 5.30pm, 7.10pm (2 buses), 7.20pm, 7.50pm (2 buses) and 8.40pm. There are also a number of private bus companies serving the same route from the Northern bus terminal in Bangkok, Morchit.

All buses provide snacks, air-conditioning and blankets and make several pit-spots along the route at large gas stations with convenience stores, cafes and toilets.

In Krabi buses from Bangkok arrive to either Krabi bus terminal near Talat Kao, about 4km north of Krabi, from where you can easily organise your onward journey to the islands, or to Nuea Khlong which lies 15km from Krabi by the Krabi international airport.

Getting from Bangkok to Krabi by train

There are no direct trains from Bangkok to Krabi, but it is possible to get package deals that include a train to Suratthani and a connecting bus to Krabi. Trains leave from Hua Lamphong station in Bangkok, easily accessible from the MRT subway. By far the most convenient train is the night one #85 departing at 7.30pm and arriving in Suratthani at 7.10am, but you have many other options, as well. You can choose the 1st or the 2nd class sleeper, both of which are air-conditioned and provide enough privacy and comfort for an overnight journey. The price is THB 1539 and THB 968 correspondingly.

Suratthani train station is located in the town of Phun Phin, some 15 km away. From there buses leave regularly both for Suratthani and other southern cities, including Krabi. If you book a joint train+bus ticket, you can catch a 7.30am bus to Krabi (THB 180, 3 hrs).

From Bangkok to Krabi by plane

Krabi is reportedly one of the most popular domestic destinations which sells first during special promotions period by any airline serving the route. But even without special discounts air tickets from Bangkok to Krabi are often amazingly affordable with prices starting from as low as THB1000 one-way per person. Travelling by plane reduces the time spend on the move considerably: from 12 hours to mere 1 hour 20 minutes.

Thai Lion Air, an associate of the namesake Indonesian carrier, flies to Krabi International Airport from the second airport in Bangkok, Don Mueang Airport. The company operates four flights from Bangkok to Krabi a day: at 6.45am, 11.5am, 3.20pm and 6pm. In the peak season it is hard to hit the lowest prices (THB1025) if you buy a couple of days in advance, but with a certain degree of flexibility you are in any case likely to find a deal under THB2000 with 15 kg of checked-in luggage and 7 kg of cabin luggage already included into the price.

In Bangkok Lion Air is based in Don Mueang International Airport to the north of the capital. To get there, use airport shuttle buses (routes A1 and A2). A1 starts from Morchit bus terminal and A2 originates at the Victory Monument, calling en route to Sanam Pao, Ari, Saphan Kwai and Morchit BTS stations (THB30). The latter is also served by A1 route. Travel time depends on traffic and is from 60 to 80 minutes. There are commuter trains between Hua Lamphong train station and Don Mueang airport, too. Trains take about 50 minutes to get from the railway station to the airport and are always a secure bet. Operating time is from 4.20am till 10.25pm.

Krabi International Airport lies 15 km to the northeast of Krabi Town. It serves over three million passengers per year and is waiting for expansion to increase its capacity to five millions soon. There are a lot seasonal international flights to Krabi airport from Europe and mainland China and an impressive number of daily flights between Krabi and Bangkok as well as some other domestic destinations including Koh Samui.

There is an air-conditioned airport shuttle bus plying the route between the airport and Krabi Town (THB90) and Ao Nang&Noppharat Thara (THB150). Normally these shuttle buses meet every arriving flight. If you miss it or do not want to use the service by some reason, take a songthaew which can be found along the main road to the airport. Taxis are also available (THB350).

Note that transfers to all possible tourist destinations throughout Krabi province are offered at the airport. Prices are usually reasonable: you will hardly find a better deal anywhere else even in Krabi Town, considering the time and money spent on getting to Krabi Town from the airport. If your final destination is Koh Lanta or Koh Phi Phi, do not hesitate to buy a ticket right on the spot.

Krabi beaches

It is not at all necessary to head to the islands to enjoy wonderful beaches of Krabi Province. Here are some ideas to have a great sun-and-sea adventure.

Ao Nang

The most developed of all Krabi beaches stretches out some 20km from Krabi Town. It may feel overpopulated, but it still preserves its postcard-like feel with limestone mountains looming as a backdrop and colourful long tail boats rolling on the waves. Nightlife and day restaurants are a stone’s throw away.

Noppharat Thara beach

A 3km long stretch of sand right by the side of Ao Nang remains relatively undeveloped. At low tide you can walk on sandy pathways in the company of millions of small crabs to the small islands close to the beach.

Railey beaches

Railey beach is an absolute must-see for every Krabi visitor. The two sides of the beach –the Western one and the Eastern one – are an ideal mix of crystal clear waters, pure sandy beaches and lush mountains.

Khlong Muang beach

This up-market side of Krabi is located some 20km further from Ao Nang. Khlong Muang resorts cater mostly for families and couples, and the setting is wonderful.

Tubkaeak beach

A place to hide away from it all. Long, clean and peaceful beach is complemented with breathtaking views of Koh Hong islands. It offers beautiful sunsets, too.

Your onward journey from Krabi

The whole Krabi Province is a natural wonder of limestone rock formations, transparent streams and dense mangroves, and Krabi Town is a quirky little town to savour the taste of provincial life of the South. It is also a convenient starting point for your journey to Phi-Phi (from two to 4 boats per day depending on the season; 1½ hrs), Koh Lanta (one boat per day from November to May, two hours); and Railey Beach (long tail boats leave throughout the day, 45 minutes). The same destinations are also served from nearby Ao Nang, where you can as well catch a boat to Phuket (4 hours) or Koh Yao islands (45 minutes).

Getting around in Krabi

Krabi Town itself is relatively easy to explore on foot. But for longer trips (e.g. Wat Tham Suea or Tha Pom) your own transport is a wise option giving you much more freedom compared to package tours from agencies.

Motorbikes and Scooters are the most convenient way to get around. Many guesthouses both in Krabi Town and Ao Nang offer quite a good fleet, which sometimes includes even the bigger ‘farang bikes’ (Honda PCX). Prices range from THB 150 to THB 300 per day depending on the model you choose. Note that some of the famous Krabi attractions are about 40km away from the city, and if you are not much of a motorbike rider, you may prefer to rent a car (THB 1500- THB 1800).

Bicycle is a good choice for getting acquainted with the city. Find them in many Krabi guesthouses (THB 50-THB120).

Songthaews travel between Krabi Town, the airport, bus terminal and nearby beaches. Prices vary depending on the destination and are from THB 50 to THB 100 for a seat in a shared vehicle. If you want the whole truck for yourself, agree on the price before you get on board.

Passenger reviews out of total 28,367 passengers traveled with us on this route

At 12Go our operators offer three types of service:

Cheap, Fast, Good - but you can usually pick only two of them!
Cheap & Fast won’t be Good. (e.g. buses from/to Khao San Road, local buses or 3rd class trains)
Cheap & Good won’t be Fast. (e.g. VIP trains in Thailand)
Fast & Good won’t be Cheap. (e.g. private limousine services, or VIP24 buses vs Express buses)

Make your choice! Please remember that though we are closely monitoring services, we are still an agency marketplace - meaning we focus on ticketing service and route availability / coverage rather than on factual seat recline angle you got today ^_^

★☆☆☆☆ Jan 20, 2017 (bus VIP24, Lignite) :
No USB plugs. Tv didn't work. Food was inexistant, one bottle of water, one coke, one soya milk brick and a little coconut cake. Hostess didn't speak english at all. The bus was spoiled and we had to wait two hours till another bus picked us. No explanations at all. But overall,Too expensive for what we paid.
★★★★☆ Jan 19, 2017 (train #43 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
Excellent service by 12go. Old train with a cockroach crawling out of the seat
★★★★★ Jan 19, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai Lion Air) :
very good airline company
★★★★★ Jan 19, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai AirAsia) :
Good in time
★★★★★ Jan 19, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Jan 17, 2017 (bus VIP24, Lignite) :
Amazing trip. On time, comfortable chairs with lots of leg room, very nice, polite and helpful staff. You even got snacks and drinks. Would definitely take this bus again.
★★★★☆ Jan 17, 2017 (bus VIP24, Lignite) :
Ran on time. Seats were comfortable, reclined and had a massage function. Staff were helpful and friendly. Water, cola, soy milk and coffee provided. Wifi would have been a bonus but slept most of the way. Toilet was bearable.
★★★★☆ Jan 16, 2017 (bus Express, Lignite)
★★★☆☆ Jan 15, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
2nd class with fans was pretty noisey and bumpy. 2nd class AC carriage was more modern and I wonder if it was quieter and smoother. Bear in mind cheaper carriages might contain younger, more exhuberant travellers. Mind did. He was tiresome.
★★★★★ Jan 14, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Excellent as usual.
★★★☆☆ Jan 14, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Train environment itself was cool and comfortable, however there were cockroaches crawling around and I could not sleep because of it. I narrowly missed the flooding, thankfully. Staff were kind and helpful.
★★★★★ Jan 13, 2017 (avia Economy, Nok Air)
★★★★☆ Jan 13, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★☆☆☆☆ Jan 12, 2017 (bus Express, Lignite) :
10.38 am and still not arrived Krabi. Our boat tickets to Phi Phi is useless now. Expect a great amount of time added to the 12go.asia reference arrival estimate.
★☆☆☆☆ Jan 12, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Very poor customer service. My train got cancelled because of the flooding hapenning in the south of Thailand, no one got in touch with me to inform me. Thankfully, I saw an announcement at the train station. Additionnally, I requested a full refund as they could no longer provide the service I booked, they didn't want to do it at first and I had to insist and negociate. If you can't provide a journey booked by a customer, just issue a full refund. Period.
★★★★☆ Jan 10, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
Everything went very smoothly from picking up the tickets to the actual trip - train, ferry and bus were mostly on time and all very comfortable - my only criticism would be the toilets on the train - they could be cleaner. Great system which I will definately use again!!
★☆☆☆☆ Jan 10, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
I am very disappointed as our trip to Koh Phangan did not go through because of the flooding. I would like a full refund for the train/bus and ferry trip, as I even bought travel insurance as well. I do not understand why the train station would not know that they could not make it through because of the flooding. I know have to spend more money to try and get over to my destination. I would not pre book again.
★☆☆☆☆ Jan 10, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
The train never arrived. They turned us around due to extreme flooding in Suratthani and the islands we were booked at. On top of that, we got bitten up by bugs and there was cockroaches under the mattress.
★★★☆☆ Jan 10, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Jan 9, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Pleasant staff. Comfortable.
★★★★★ Jan 8, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai Lion Air) :
Everything went very smooth and the crew of thai lion air was very friendly!
★☆☆☆☆ Jan 7, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
The train was cancelled. I could get the money back from train station, but why did you not inform me about the cancellation? You had my email address. I had to pay more for a new ticket by bus and other ship, otherwise I would have lost my bookings on Koh Samui. I lost a lot of money, because I can not get the money back for the ship which I could not reach because of the train cancellation. I am very upset!
★★★★★ Jan 6, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai Lion Air) :
ING perfect
★★★★★ Jan 6, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
everything went completely fine, beds are comfortable and the stuff at the office and on the train is very friendly and helpful.
★★★★★ Jan 6, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Jan 5, 2017 (train #83 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Great app and smooth service from 12go. Picked up tickets opposite station with zero fuss or waiting. Train was not so great - cabin was dated, with cold air vents the could not be closed, even by the train staff. We resorted to stuffing with toilet paper to reduce the draught. Train was very noisy and the light in the corridor was left on all night, which made for an uncomfortable night's rest and hardly any sleep. OK for some privacy - although the door to the adjoining cabin doesn't close tightly and you can hear everything - but that's about it. No option of meal either, and which was advertised. Not worth paying double. Would be lower than three stars if it weren't for the great 12go service and the friendly attendant who made up the beds and gave us a wake up call 10 mins before our stop.
★★★★☆ Jan 5, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Very easy and efficient booking with this service - easy to find to pick up tickets and transfers to buses with provided vouchers worked well even when train was a little late and we missed connections. Sleeper train very comfy.
★★★★★ Jan 4, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Great service...offices opposite main entrance of train station...when coming from the metro you need to through the station and go out of the door beside the left luggage. You will see rhe building in front of you .
★★★★★ Jan 4, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
All perfect
★★★★☆ Jan 4, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Jan 3, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Jan 3, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Jan 3, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Very smooth journey, no problems at all and very easy to collect tickets/instructions very easy to follow - 5*! High speed ferry at 45 mins definitely recommended
★★★★☆ Jan 3, 2017 (bus Express, Lignite) :
Pleasant bus ride. Budget friendly. Wished I'd had more info on how many stops we were making - I thought every time it was my stop...
★☆☆☆☆ Jan 2, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
The train was very dirty, the explanation was that I didn't paid first class. The girl from 12go.asia at the station was unhelpful and rude. she shout at me and didn't help us to sort the problem. Shame that I cant put up some pictures.
★★★★☆ Jan 2, 2017 (bus Express, Lignite) :
The bus turned up just before it was due to leave, they don't really give you much info about when the bus is arriving or the schedule, you just get ushered onto the bus as quickly as possible then off. All in all the journey was much better than I expected, lots of leg room, chairs recline quite far and have a foot rest. They provide a blanket, bottle of water and some biscuits. There's a toilet on board but I didn't use it. They played Tarzan for the beginning of the journey which is dubbed in Thai, bit annoying if you don't want to watch it but they turn the TV off when it's finished. You stop after 3 hours then continue through the night.
★★★★★ Jan 2, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Jan 2, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Cheap, nice and easy ticket pick up
★★★☆☆ Jan 2, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
Although I actually enjoyed 2nd class fan more than 2nd class AC (which I found way too cold) the train was clearly much older than the one I went up to Chiang Mai with. Beds narrower, less comfortable, no toilet paper or tissues at the sinks... just good to be aware that trains can be very different although seemingly similar when you book them!
★★★★☆ Jan 2, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
Ticket office was great service and the train was very well organised including sleeping bedding etc. The only thing was the food on the train. absolutely awful and twice the price it should be. Basically 3 bowls of slop for 210 Bahts. Should have bought snacks and drinks from 7-11.
★★★★☆ Jan 1, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
You get what you pay for here folks. Its hands down the most cost effective method to go clear across the country. Its very noisy, couple stops but staff are indeed great about waking you up before your stops, offering food etc. My one and only complaint is that we bought first class sleepers 8 months in advance. 2 months before our trip, we were downgraded to second class with fan (we were not offered second class with AC which is an option folks). As it turns out, it was still ok and we received a partial refund on our tickets. That said, it raised some red flags as we made friends with some of the people who got first class tickets who bought only 3 months in advance. This means that once this company has your ticket in hand, they start sending out emails to the people who baught far in advance and paid less for the ticket in hopes you'll accept a down grade at which point, your first class ticket is given to the person who paid the most...more profit for them. They use the fact that they have to physically purchas and "confirm" your ticket to their advantage.
★★☆☆☆ Jan 1, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
THEY SAID THAT HE TRAIN WAS FULL!!! THERE WERE COMPLETE CHARAGES EMPTY. I HAD BOOKED TWO LOWER BIRTH SEATS/BEDS. THESE WERE NOT ALLOCATED OR GIVEN ON REQUEST. FURTHER MORE THE STAFF THEN PROCEEDED TO MAKE UP THE BEDS FRO THEM SELFS.TO SLEEP ON AT THE EXPENSE OF THE FAIR PAYING PASSENGERS???? I HAVE TRAVEL THIS TRAIN ON NEW YEARS EVE TWICE NO-BLACK AND WHITE BAD THIS TIME. (ALSO IT WAS AN HOUR LATE)!. SO THAT'S THAILAND RAIL LOSS ON THE TRAINS & THAILANDS GAIN ON THE PLAINS
★★★★★ Jan 1, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
I tried to book the train tickets from Bangkok to Surat Thani 60 days in advance but all tickets gone in 10 minutes after opening time for sale. The only option was left to go via travel agency. The 12Go Asia were efficient and helpful. I was glad to get tickets for a small commission. The train journey was okay and comfortable enough. The only reservation was the air conditioner was too cold, so bring extra layers.
★★★★★ Jan 1, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Dec 31, 2016 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Dec 31, 2016 (train #85 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
After experiencing the new trains to Chiang Mai, this was a minor disappointment. The carriage was old and the top bunk was hard. For the rest clean and the benches were fine. It's an experience I wouldn't have wanted to miss. There are people selling stuff in the train although it might sometimes seem there giving it for free and come ask you to pay afterwards...
★★★☆☆ Dec 31, 2016 (bus Express, Lignite)
★★★★★ Dec 31, 2016 (train #31 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Outstanding
★★★★☆ Dec 31, 2016 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Can't fault 12goasia. Everything went as planned, informative and helpful. Railways could have warned us when we were approaching Chumphon station, could have easily slept through and missed our connection. I realise it's our responsibility but...
★★★★☆ Dec 30, 2016 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Dec 29, 2016 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Dec 29, 2016 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Nice trip. Slept like a baby. Toilets was no good at all. Otherwise a great alternative to flying. Staff was wonderful
★★☆☆☆ Dec 29, 2016 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
12Go claim that the trains were all booked but I got a new ticket from the station with no problem. 12Go would not refund or change the ticket and over charged me. They are a third party company charging above normal prices. Unless you really worry about booking in advance you don't need to use their service. The actual train journey was okay. Quite noisy and bumpy so hard to sleep. The breakfast was cold crap so avoid and bring something to eat yourself. When you alight at the destination it's the usual Thai style mayhem but easy enough to find your connecting bus. Although if you get an early train you may have to wait for the second train so they can fill the bus to the ferry. But it's ok, you can eat at their restaurant and give them more of your money. So I reccomend you do it yourself.... it's part of the adventure
★★★★☆ Dec 28, 2016 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Dec 28, 2016 (bus VIP24, Lignite) :
Not so many movies avalaible. Most of them without english subtitles. No Wifi. No power supply. No USB socket. They didn't tell us the food at the stop was included. Seats were good. And the bus arrived on time.
★★★★★ Dec 28, 2016 (bus Express, Lignite) :
Traffic caused us to be an hour late for our bus. The staff at the depot just showed us to next bus with no fuss. Great service as always
★★★★★ Dec 27, 2016 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Service from these guys very good. Recommend
★★★☆☆ Dec 27, 2016 (train #85 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
You get what you pay for :) we were too late for first class, so had to go for second class with fans. The train is old, but clean, bed is ok, but would be a challenge for travellers taller than 186cm. You are unlikely to get proper sleep, it is hot, noisy and full of abrupt stops. But then it was the only most convenient way to get to the place.
★★★★★ Dec 26, 2016 (bus Express, Lignite)
★★★★★ Dec 25, 2016 (train #43 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
Very good service from 12Go, picking up the tickets was fast and easy. The train was on time and the level of comfort matched with what you can decently expect from 2nd class.
★★★★☆ Dec 25, 2016 (train #43 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
I was so glad I got the ticket in time. Good service!
★☆☆☆☆ Dec 25, 2016 (bus VIP24, Lignite) :
Tv didn't work. Wifi didn't work. Food was very poor and awful. Hostess didn't speak English at all. At least we arrived in time. But overall,Too expensive for what we paid.
★★★★☆ Dec 25, 2016 (bus VIP24, Lignite) :
It was difficult to find out the platform od the bus. In the paper was written platforma 37-40, but the bus left from 71. We almost missed that bus. Service in the bus 5*
★★★★★ Dec 25, 2016 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Bangkok to Surat Thani with Class II Sleeper AC. Train no.85. Service of 12go was very good. We first ordered first class, but it was all taken by the time. We were contacted via email in six hours and was given number of similar offers, of which we choose Class II AC sleeper. Departure was a bit late because of ongoing boarding of people, but we were on our final destination on time. The train was clean, definitely no bugs. Train service prepared the beds after departure / dinner. The bunks are comfy and clean, beddings were clean also. Possible to order breakfast in the evening for specific time with wakeup. Food was fresh and price for breakfast was 150 Baths. Rations are quite large. Level of noise depends on other travelers, we have two families with small children and it was ok. Toilets were ok for a train. Lower bunk is really wide, so even a tall person can fit there, if you lie diagonaly (I am 198cm and ok). Upper bunk not so big, but ok for smaller person. Staff was funny, nice and smiling. Be careful not to take anything for "free", you will be billed later. Overall we were very satisfied with the service.
★★★★☆ Dec 25, 2016 (train #83 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Dec 24, 2016 (train #85 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
The reliable service of 12goasia is very good. The 2nd class train is a Thai experience, its fun, clean, nice food service, drive's on time, fine bed, good travellers but noisy and an old school train. But don't doubt and enjoy :-)
★★★★★ Dec 24, 2016 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Arrived late at the station, but got the tickets there. Everything worked as it should.
★★★★☆ Dec 24, 2016 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Train service was excellent. However not given 5 stars due to what we consider very deceptive approach by operator on train who provides food. He distributed juice and fruit with a gesture that implied it was inclusive to train cost and followed up in the morning demanding an excessive payment for these. Would appreciate being advised there was a cost involved at time of distribution. Again, the service or 12Go outstanding!
★★★★★ Dec 24, 2016 (train #173 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Old train but clean and pretty comfortable bed. Toilet is old but clean too. Staff are rather friendly too. 12GO gave excellent and efficient service too. Great, friendly staff
★★★☆☆ Dec 23, 2016 (bus Express, Lignite) :
The bus itself was quite old, and probably would be fine for a day trip but for a night bus it was not great, no head support for sleeping. The toilet stank horribly for most of the trip, the smell woke me up at one point. A positive is the staff we're nice, there was free water, soya drink and a bun and also a free meal at about 11pm (other than that no toilet stops as there was a stinky toilet on board) the bus arrived on time to Krabi in the morning
★★★★☆ Dec 23, 2016 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Well worth the money. Comfortable sleep in 2class lower bunk. Staff very efficient and friendly.
★★★★★ Dec 23, 2016 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Every thing fine, worked well, no complains, good service, recomendable!
★★☆☆☆ Dec 23, 2016 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
For the price the train was lousy. Even a bus is less shaky. Clutches were loose in order to that you felt every stop or acceleration. Noisy since 4 AM in the morning. Some personell was unfriendly.
★★★☆☆ Dec 22, 2016 (bus Express, Lignite) :
Generally ok but a 13 hour bus ride with only 1 stop 3 hours after departure and then 10 hours straight without the possibility of getting food, which is I don't think is good enough. Hostess never warned us that the bus would not stop after the first time. Next time I will know to stock up on food.
★★★★☆ Dec 22, 2016 (bus Express, Lignite) :
Bus was fine. A bit hot actually and since 5 am stopped every 5 minutes which was annoying. Being express I thought it would not stop until the end. Otherwise good trip.
★★★★☆ Dec 20, 2016 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Refund on tickets which was a surprise. Train clean and quite comfortable. Like 12Go's honest write up on things and even their terms and conditions. Very refreshing and did make me chuckle
★★★★☆ Dec 20, 2016 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Clean and comfortable way to travel. We collected our tickets 3 days before and they refunded us 400 baht which was a nice surprise. Lovely staff
★★★★★ Dec 20, 2016 (bus VIP24, Lignite) :
Comfortable, better then to fly
★★★★☆ Dec 20, 2016 (bus VIP24, Lignite) :
Beter then the nighttrain. Comfy seats.
★★★★☆ Dec 20, 2016 (bus Express, Lignite) :
It was alright
★★★★☆ Dec 20, 2016 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Dec 19, 2016 (bus Express, Lignite) :
Great journey
★★★☆☆ Dec 19, 2016 (bus Express, Lignite) :
For those who read this rating : don t be late. Bus left at 8:26 pm, so 4 minutes before scheduled. It is asked to be present 30 mins before departure. No complaining but be aware of that ! American movies in Thai language will bother you until 11pm but it was pretty quiet after that. I would add that most of Thai people didn t even care about the movie (loud!). Thai behavior maybe, but i think it s pretty old fashionned in 2016. My thai seat neigbhor was watching a movie on her phone with earplugs... we got to destination on time. Ok, but improvements can be done. Ordering via 12go.asia was pretty easy and convenient. Good point.
★★★☆☆ Dec 19, 2016 (train #85 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Dec 19, 2016 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
12GoAsia service was great. Upper birth was acceptable to sleep (I'm 185cm tall). Toilets were not so clean, AC system tried to cool us to death :)
★★★★★ Dec 18, 2016 (train #85 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
Despite changing my booking a fan coach (after reading how cold it can be) - 12Go Asia still gave me an aircon coach despite the amended booking slip showing fan coach. Nevertheless, no regret because the coach is not very cold with the provided blanket. Bed is clean and they set up early so you can rest. On arrival, the coach master will wake you up - no worry of missing your station. Toilet on board is clean and well equipped - you can even tak a shower inside. There are also basic outside for wash up - reliefing congestion during peak morning hours.
★★★★★ Dec 18, 2016 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Awesome. Second time I do this trip and very pleased again. With a bonus that last time I had to give away an address in Bangkok to get the tickets and now with the excelente service from 12go just need to walk across the street and pickup the tickets at any time.
★★★★★ Dec 18, 2016 (avia Economy, Thai AirAsia)
★☆☆☆☆ Dec 17, 2016 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Train good but boat bad due to very bad weather conditions and 80% of passengers being sick
★★★★☆ Dec 17, 2016 (bus Express, Lignite)
★☆☆☆☆ Dec 16, 2016 (bus Express, Lignite) :
So many areas for improvement. I chose my seat upfront but when I got on the bus and got settled into my seat they decided to move me, scratched out the number in my ticket and forcefully told me to move downstairs in Thai. Downstairs stank of cigarettes every time the driver had a smoke. The movie they played till 11pm was very loud and then they woke us up at midnight to have dinner. The toilet smell leaked into the bus too. Air on was good and the bottle of water and blanket they have us we're handy. Not a fan of bread rolls or soy milk so I didn't taste either of them to tell you what they're like. Also southern bus terminal is a mission to get to. Wish I'd taken the train.
★★★★★ Dec 15, 2016 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Easy Easy ticket pick up. Confortable bunks on sleeper train and good service all round.
★★★★☆ Dec 15, 2016 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
The stafff were friendly and helpful. Offering some ear plugs for the journey would be a nice touch.
★★★★★ Dec 14, 2016 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Dec 13, 2016 (bus Express, Lignite) :
I always love to travel by this transport.
★★★★★ Dec 13, 2016 (bus Express, Lignite)
★★★★★ Dec 12, 2016 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Good and friendly services.
★★★☆☆ Dec 12, 2016 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
It was a convenient trip in thay style. A comfortable way of travelling for a very reasonable price. The drinks and foods were good. Very friendly people at the 12go office and on the train.
★★★★☆ Dec 10, 2016 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Dec 9, 2016 (bus Express, Lignite) :
In general, trip went quite well. No music or TV at night. Bus wasn't new, engine was quite noisy. Arrived on time.

News @ Krabi

17 January 2017

The Meteorological Department of Thailand says more rain is expected in the southern regions of the nation this week. The warning covers the Southern peninsula from Chumphon and Suratthani provinces all the way down to the border with Malaysia.

11 January 2017

Vehicles travelling between Bangkok and southern Thailand got stuck in a 200km traffic jam yesterday. The reason for the gargantuan tailback was that a bridge on the main highway was inundated and washed away by the floods and heavy rain which has been plaguing the region for the past 10 days or so.

11 January 2017

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has released an update saying most flights and ferries to the flooded south of the country are operating to timetables. The normal schedules are in place despite the fact large swathes of the far south have been inundated by torrential rain.