Koh Lanta to Krabi

Koh Lanta to Krabi

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Koh Lanta to Krabi Schedule

Koh Lanta to Krabi Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
BangkokTaxi24 VIP Van 9pax Any time฿ 2,600
Jijie Tour and Travel Regional 14pax Any time฿ 500
Jijie Tour and Travel Regional 14pax Any time฿ 500
At Lanta Vacation Taxi + Longtail Boat Any time฿ 600
SiriLanta Speedboats Speedboat 13:00 - 15:15฿ 1,400
SiriLanta Speedboats Speedboat 15:00 - 17:30฿ 1,400
SiriLanta Speedboats Speedboat 16:00 - 17:45฿ 1,400

How to get from Koh Lanta to Krabi

Krabi is the main town in the Province of Krabi and is located approximately 85km from Koh Lanta. There are numerous ways you can get to Krabi from Koh Lanta including traveling overland by minivan or taxi or by sea using a high-speed ferry. Highspeed ferries between Koh Lanta to Krabi mainly operate from November through to April mostly due to weather conditions and low seasons. During the low season, there are only bigger boats but cancellations are possible, so it is probably a better idea to settle for a minivan or taxi. There are several companies that offer van and taxi services for this route what is one of the advantages of traveling from Koh Lanta to Krabi overland. There are also a variety of departure times what means that if you miss the first van, you can catch the next.

From Koh Lanta to Krabi by Van

Bus Cooperative of Krabi is the main operator of minivans for this route. They offer air-conditioned vans that can pick you up from any hotel in Koh Lanta and drop you off at your hotel in Krabi or Krabi Bus Terminals roughly three hours later. Bus Cooperative of Krabi vans leave Koh Lanta at 7.30am and every hour or two after that until 2.30pm when the last van departs. A ticket for this trip will cost you THB 360.

It is, however, important to note that:
Pick-up times vary depending on the hotel location.
Ensure that you check-in at least 30 minutes before departure to avoid inconvenience because Bus Cooperative of Krabi does not accept cancellations or offer refunds.

From Koh Lanta to Krabi by Taxi

Though more expensive, a taxi will get you from Koh Lanta to Krabi faster and will definitely be less crowded than a minivan. You can also board at any time and do not have to wait for scheduled departure times. Lanta Gardenhill and Andaman Taxis are the main official taxi service providers from Koh Lanta to Krabi. A taxi ride from Koh Lanta to Krabi Airport via a Lanta Gardenhill taxi goes for THB 2,600 while to Krabi Town THB 2,800.

From Koh Lanta to any hotel in Ao Nang, a popular beach near Krabi Town, you’ll require THB 3,000.

Note: Pickup from Kantiang Bay and Bamboo Bay in Koh Lanta by a Lanta Gardenhill taxi will set you back an extra THB 200.

Andaman Taxis offers comfort class and 9-passenger class taxis that pick passengers up from any hotel in Koh Lanta to Krabi town, bus terminal, or airport. A comfort class taxi accommodates up to 3 passengers and costs THB 3,000 from Koh Lanta to Krabi town and bus terminal and THB 2,800 to the Krabi airport. A 9-passenger Andaman Taxi van costs THB 3,200 to Krabi town and bus terminal and THB 3,000 to the Krabi Airport and is a great choice for larger groups of friends and families. Travelling from Koh Lanta to Ao Nang is slightly more expensive at THB 3,300 if you are using the 3-pax car and THB 3,500 for the 9-passenger taxi.

From Koh Lanta to Krabi by ferry

One of the ways to get to Krabi from Koh Lanta is by sea using a high-speed ferry. However, ferries are only available during certain times of the year, mostly November through to April and when available, they can be unpredictable due to weather conditions.

Tigerline Travel is the primary ferry provider for this route. The company has offices in Koh Lanta located at the Saladan Village Pier and open each day from 7.00am to 10.00pm. They offer high-speed ferries with air conditioning on the first floor, steward services, and washrooms. Food and drinks are, however, not included.

Though it is possible to get off right at the pier in Krabi, Tigerline also offers combination ferry+van tickets bringing you from
Koh Lanta Ban Sala Dan Pier to Ao Nam Mao Pier, Krabi or the Krabi Airport. Expect to pay about THB 1,250.

Tigerline Travel shuttle services from your hotel or resort in Koh Lanta to the Pier is on a request basis.
Check-in begins 60 minutes before departure. If you have not checked in 20 minutes before your scheduled departure time, you may miss your trip. However, do not despair because if you miss your ferry, Tigerline Travel accepts cancellations. You will also receive a refund on your ticket but not the whole price. For example, if your ticket cost THB 1,450, you’ll only receive THB 580.
If you are scheduled to fly from Krabi Airport, take into consideration the arrival times when booking your joint ferry+van or ferry+taxi tickets. To be on the safe side, use this means of transport for flights that leave after 5.00pm because you may encounter ferry delays particularly if there is a high volume of passengers and end up missing your connecting flight.

A more popular way to travel from Koh Lanta to Krabi by sea is by a bigger express boat which departs daily from Sala Dan pier at 11.30am – check the departure time in advance as it varies. It takes 2 hours to get to Krabi pier. Tickets are normally sold in all the street tour agencies and include transfer from your hotel in Koh Lanta to Sala Dan pier. This boat takes onboard passengers travelling to different destinations including Ao Nang, Krabi Town, Railey Beach, Phuket and Phi Phi islands. There is a solid pier in Krabi Town but for other destinations the final leg to your destination is operated by a longtail boat what means you will have to leave your big boat in the middle of the sea and board a longtail. It is considerably cheaper than taking a highspeed ferry – expect to pay about THB400 for getting to Krabi Town.

Transportation from Koh Lanta to Krabi

Facts about the transport from Koh Lanta to Krabi

Cheapest Transport$10
Fastest Transport1h 45m
Earliest Departure6:30 AM
Latest Departure3:00 PM
Departures per day66
Distance88 kilometers
Transport CompaniesAndaman Taxis, Ao Nang Travel And Tour, At Lanta Vacation, BangkokTaxi24, Good Luck Lanta Tour, Jijie Tour and Travel, Koh Lanta Sea Tour, Phuket Transfer Travel Andaman, Ramon Transport, Seatran Discovery

Koh Lanta to Krabi Destination Reviews

The driver was on time (already before pick-up time at the hotel). Save and comfortable ride.
taxi Comfort 3pax, BangkokTaxi24, Oct 19, 2023
The driver made a break after arriving on main land. He did not tell how long so most of us were waiting in the car for a super long time. Fortunately the mini van was not full so we had sufficient space for legs and luggage, otherwise the journey would have been very uncomfortable.
Van Regional 14pax, Jijie Tour and Travel (จีจี้ ทัวร์ แอนด์ ทราเวล), Aug 19, 2023
I was satisfied with the service. The ride was also smooth.
Van Regional 14pax, Jijie Tour and Travel (จีจี้ ทัวร์ แอนด์ ทราเวล), Aug 19, 2023
Very good driver and confortable Van
taxi Van 9pax, Koh Lanta Sea Tour (เกาะลันตา ซี ทัวร์), Aug 16, 2023
The pick-up and journey were fine. The driver was unhelpful when we asked about getting from the bus terminal to our hotel. On a previous journey booked through 12go we were offered a hotel transfer on arrival for an additional fee.
Van Regional 14pax, Jijie Tour and Travel (จีจี้ ทัวร์ แอนด์ ทราเวล), Aug 1, 2023
The pick up was at 6.30, it said that it could be 30 minutes earlier or later, but they came at 7.30am. In the meantime, I didn't received any message or email about it. With me they pick up two other girls that were going to another place, who were scheduled to a later pick up, so it seems they knew in advance they would be late. I understand that it's hard to know the times, but I was waiting from 6am. It would be nice if they could improve the communication with the clients. After pick up the drive was ok, and the arrival to the airport wasn't that delayed.
Van Regional 14pax, Jijie Tour and Travel (จีจี้ ทัวร์ แอนด์ ทราเวล), Jul 31, 2023
The driver came more than 1.5 hours before the purchased time, which wasn't comfortable - even though a few hours before I was informed by email and SMS that the driver would come 1 hour before (so at least we had some heads up). He was also a bit rude (not to us) and aggressive.
Van Regional 14pax, Jijie Tour and Travel (จีจี้ ทัวร์ แอนด์ ทราเวล), Jun 25, 2023
Cramped, public bus. Not nearly enough leg room. Uncomfortable journey. Bus was fully loaded with local people. Would not use again. Did arrive on time though.
Bus Minibus, Good Luck Lanta Tour, May 27, 2023
The driver arrived at 11:40am (departure time 11am). Van was comfortable with AC. Nobody (hotline/support) picked up the phone.
Van Regional 14pax, Jijie Tour and Travel (จีจี้ ทัวร์ แอนด์ ทราเวล), May 14, 2023
All perfect
Van Regional 14pax, Jijie Tour and Travel (จีจี้ ทัวร์ แอนด์ ทราเวล), Apr 25, 2023
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