Krabi to Bangkok

Krabi to Bangkok

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KBV Krabi Airport
1h 30m flight #WE254 with Thai Smile in Economy
BKK Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok
KBV Krabi Airport
1h 30m flight #FD3218 with Thai AirAsia in Economy
DMK Don Mueang Airport
Krabi Bus Terminal
12h bus ride in Express
Mochit, Bangkok

From Krabi Bus Terminal to Bangkok by bus

Krabi Bus Terminal
12h bus ride in Express
Mochit, Bangkok

From Krabi Airport to Bangkok by flight

KBV Krabi Airport
1h 30m flight #FD3218 with Thai AirAsia in Economy
DMK Don Mueang Airport
KBV Krabi Airport
1h 30m flight #WE254 with Thai Smile in Economy
BKK Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok

Krabi to Bangkok Schedule

Krabi to Bangkok Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
BangkokTaxi24 Comfort Any time¥ 2,394
Thai AirAsia Economy #FD322607:45 - 09:05¥ 304
Thai AirAsia Economy #FD323010:50 - 12:15¥ 324
Thai AirAsia Economy #FD321112:25 - 14:00¥ 324
Thai AirAsia Economy #FD322415:45 - 17:10¥ 368
Transport Co Express 17:01 - 05:01¥ 126
Thai AirAsia Economy #FD322218:50 - 20:15¥ 304
Thai Lion Air Economy #SL81318:00 - 19:20¥ 305
Bangkok Air Economy #PG26419:40 - 21:10¥ 213
Thai Smile Economy #WE25019:05 - 20:25¥ 238
Bangkok Air Economy #PG26420:10 - 21:40¥ 283

How to get from Krabi to Bangkok

The most convenient way to get to Bangkok from Krabi is by bus, but railway types can also make a combined bus+train journey, though it is not the most obvious and fastest way to get to the capital.

From Krabi to Bangkok by bus

Bangkok-bound buses leave from either from Nuea Khlong which lies 15km from Krabi by the Krabi international airport, or from Krabi bus terminal near Talat Kao, about 4km north of Krabi. In Bangkok buses arrive either to Southern bus terminal, Sai Tai Mai, located on Phutthamonthon Sai Road in Thonburi district on the western side of the Chao Phraya River, or to the Northern Bus Terminal, Morchit, which has better public transport connections with the city. There are express and VIP24 buses of Lignite company, which cover the distance between the two cities in about 11 hours and go to Sai Tai Mai. An express bus ticket cost THB 664, while VIP24 is more expensive at THB 970. There is a morning bus at 8am, which is a worthy option for those who want to get off on the route (e.g. in Hua Hin), but to get to Bangkok itself afternoon buses (4.10pm and 5pm) are a much more convenient option. Note that both of them arrive to Bangkok in the small hours, so arrange your lodging in advance, or, if you are connecting further to the north, opt for morning buses.

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

Getting from Krabi to Bangkok by train

Though there is no railway line anywhere near Krabi Town, you still can make a combined bus+train journey from Krabi to Bangkok. The Thai southern railway line goes from Bangkok to Suratthani, and the closest railway station to Krabi is the one of Suratthani. It is located in the town of Phun Phin, some 150 km from Krabi Town. To get there, you will need to make a three-to-four hour bus journey, so in most cases this is not an option to consider unless you wish to savour a bit of local life in Suratthani itself. The majority of buses are standard AC ones with prices around THB 180 per person. Book your bus ticket from Krabi to Suratthani here.

Trains from Phun Phin (Suratthani) to Bangkok arrive to Hua Lamphong Station. There is a morning 2nd class AC seats only which is also the fastest one covering the distance between Bangkok and Suratthani in 9 hours (and for THB 858). The rest of the batch are slower (up to 12 hours) and depart in the afternoon and in the evening at 4.40pm, 5.35pm, 6.37pm, 8.35pm, and 9.05pm. Even if slower than buses, trains offer the most comfortable ride, depending on which ticket you book. The top choice is an AC 1st class sleeper (the most convenient of which is #84 and #86 at 9.05pm and 6.37pm (both THB 1589). Second class sleepers are also air-conditioned and provide beds that fold out of your seating upon request or in the evening. These tickets cost from THB 998 to THB 1, 058 and while they may not be as private as 1st class, they are still very comfortable. The fan sleeper carriage works pretty much the same as a normal sleeper but excludes air conditioning and gives you an arguable opportunity to take in countryside smells along the trip. Fan sleepers cost 758 THB per person.

Tip: The lower berths are the first to sell out. Book them as much in advance as possible. They are also considerably wider than the upper ones. If you are travelling with a baby, opt for the lower berths by all means.

Why make a stopover in Suratthani?

Suratthani makes a good base for exploring the nearby areas which are rarely visited by tourist and can give you a taste of real Thailand. Visit Ban Phum Riang fishing village where Muslim women weave wonderful red, yellow and black silk cloths or make a romantic evening cruise along Tapi River, partly overgrown with mangrove forests. There is a monkey training centre 13km from Suratthani in Kanchanadit district; and if you have enough time and arrange your own transport you can go exploring the interior of the vast province. Suratthani is a true gem as far as the street food is concerned; its cuisine showcasing a great variety of Southern dishes and traditional Muslim curries.

From Krabi to Bangkok by plane

More than reasonable prices for air tickets offered by several low-cost carriers on Krabi-Bangkok route make a serious competition to overland travel between the two cities. If you have to choose whether to fly to or from Krabi, go by land from Bangkok to Krabi and fly from Krabi to Bangkok: it is ok to survive a long journey if you have a lazy vacation ahead of you; and spending 12+ hours on a bus seat from Krabi to Bangkok after a relaxing holiday may feel even more tiresome than it actually is. Flying time from Krabi to Bangkok is short – 1½ hour only – and if you are lucky with the weather (you are most likely going to be), then you will have a chance to admire those amazing karst formations Krabi famous for from above.

Thai Lion Air makes four flights a day from Krabi International Airport to Don Mueang Airport in Bangkok. There are two morning flights at 8.40am and 9.30am, one afternoon flight at 1.30pm and one evening flight at 6pm. In low season there are deals under THB1000, which is a real bargain as this price includes 15 kg of checked-in luggage and 7 kg of cabin luggage. Early birds can get the same prices all year through, though when buying your air ticket just a couple of days in advance may set you back THB2500-THB3500.

Krabi International Airport lies 15 km to the northeast of the city centre and about 30 km from Ao Nang. There are air-conditioned airport shuttle buses from both of these locations (THB90 and THB150 respectively) to the airport. There are public songthaews from Krabi Town to the airport (THB50) or your can negotiate a private ride with one of them (THB250). Motorbike taxis ask less (THB150), but are ok only if you do not have much luggage. The trip to the airport takes about 20 minutes from Krabi Town and 40 minutes from Ao Nang.

Note that Krabi airport has two separate terminals – for domestic and international departures. Shopping opportunities are limited, and there is not much in the sense of restaurants and cafes, either: only a couple of coffee-shops and snack booth is all you can rely on.

In Bangkok Lion Air is based in Don Mueang International Airport to the north of the capital. It is connected to the city by airport shuttle buses (routes A1 and A2). A1 terminates at Morchit bus terminal calling en route to Morchit BTS. A2 heads to Morchit BTS first and then proceeds to Saphan Kwai BTS, Ari BTS, Sanam Pao BTS and finally reaches the Victory Monument (THB30). Travel time depends on traffic and is from 60 to 80 minutes. There are commuter trains between Don Mueang airport and Hua Lamphong train station, 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 3.10am till 10.15pm.

Transportation from Krabi to Bangkok

Krabi to Bangkok destination reviews

Bus VIP 24, Lignite (ลิกไนท์ทัวร์), Mar 2, 2021
Well I’ve got almost not reclining sit next to the toilet. Also the legs space was tiny, comparing to other sits. I asked the lady to let me change my sit but she completely ignored me. Bus crew lady also had a box of snacks for the passengers and she kept it under my chair so all night she would come there and make some loud noises and wake me up. On top of that the bus’s take off time was rescheduled on later time and I’ve been informed on the last minute. Was almost late to work. Horrible experience, not traveling with this company again
flight Economy, Thai Vietjet (ไทยเวียดเจ็ทแอร์), Sep 6, 2020
The company and the airport treated us well. We didn't have any problem to get the flight.
Bus Express, Lignite (ลิกไนท์ทัวร์), Apr 4, 2020
It's a long journey bus hardly stops any where for break. Rude crew members.they hardly bother about you. Too much leg space I am 6.1 ft I traveled comfortable. Bus will stop for lunch and the lunch is free do not roam here and there have the lunch first . And take something (snacks) for the next 8 hours. Apart from the staff I had a wonderful trip in the bus
flight Economy, Thai Vietjet (ไทยเวียดเจ็ทแอร์), Mar 31, 2020
The flight at 9:05 was cancelled, reported to us by e-mail just at 14:30 on 24 March 2020, it means less than 24 hours prior to the scheduled departure. This caused unexpected useless waiting at Krabi hotel instead of enjoying our holiday at Ko Lanta beach.
flight Economy, Thai Vietjet (ไทยเวียดเจ็ทแอร์), Mar 23, 2020
flight Economy, Bangkok Air (บางกอกแอร์เวย์ส), Mar 9, 2020
Great flight with Bangkok Airways. Friendly staff
flight Economy, Thai Smile (ไทยสมายล์), Mar 3, 2020
Thai Smile is soooo much better than Air Asia.
Bus Express, Transport Co KVB (บริษัท ขนส่ง จำกัด กระบี่๗), Mar 2, 2020
Bus arrived on time and we started the journey with some snack, there was a blanket to cover and water. Staff in the bus nice even though they did not speak much English. We also stopped for a dinner in the canteen (they offered typical Thai food I guess). I think at the end the bus was a bit late, but overall it felt like driver is good so I felt safe. Of course it's a long journey, I was prepared that might be a bit uncomfortable sit like this for so many hours.
flight Economy, Thai Vietjet (ไทยเวียดเจ็ทแอร์), Feb 26, 2020
Good experience and landed in Bangkok on time!
Bus Express, Transport Co KVB (บริษัท ขนส่ง จำกัด กระบี่๗), Feb 26, 2020
Everything went well with the trip. We arrived early and they let us get on the earlier bus. We stoped for dinner at 10pm food was included for free with the bus ticket purchase.
Bus VIP 24, Transport Co KVB (บริษัท ขนส่ง จำกัด กระบี่๗), Feb 25, 2020
Des sièges qui s'inclinaient particulièrement ce qui était super pour dormir, en revanche j'étais placée juste en haut des escaliers et les odeurs qui remontaient des toilettes en bas étaient très difficiles... choisissez bien vos places.
Bus VIP 24, Lignite (ลิกไนท์ทัวร์), Feb 24, 2020
Usb charger didnt worked and food cold during break could be better, but it was good trip.
Bus VIP 24, Transport Co KVB (บริษัท ขนส่ง จำกัด กระบี่๗), Feb 24, 2020
All good. 12Go voucher exchanged as expected. On time.
flight Economy, Thai Airways, Feb 24, 2020
Ok service
flight Economy, Thai Vietjet (ไทยเวียดเจ็ทแอร์), Feb 22, 2020
Nice flight with nice attendants.
Bus Express, Transport Co KVB (บริษัท ขนส่ง จำกัด กระบี่๗), Feb 19, 2020
lovely stuff, free food, smooth ride thank you
Bus VIP 24, Lignite (ลิกไนท์ทัวร์), Feb 18, 2020
Great service and the seats were very comfortable. Bus was shaky even on flat road services which made sleeping difficult.
Bus VIP 24, Transport Co KVB (บริษัท ขนส่ง จำกัด กระบี่๗), Feb 17, 2020
Pros: Very punctual (Departure and arrival), we were given a blanket (very useful with the high AC that you can't shut down, it's on all night), chairs were comfortable (can lean back to almost 180degrees and you can have a decent sleep), a snack was offered (A bottle of water, crackers, chocolate cake, instant coffee). Cons: Quite a bumpy ride (but that's not the company's fault as roads are not that good), bathroom smell was quite disturbing whenever the door was opened, staff don't speak good English so I struggled to know when should I leave and is it Morchit station already... P.S 1: I read on the comments that a buffet dinner was also offered, I honestly was asleep so I can't confirm. P.S 2: Both stations are safe and quite crowded, so for a solo traveler it was convenient to arrive at 5:30 am to Morchit where I just chilled until sunrise. Overall, given the price, I give 4 stars.
Bus Express, Lignite (ลิกไนท์ทัวร์), Feb 14, 2020
A little more information during the trip and that you stay at good eateries
flight Economy, Thai Smile (ไทยสมายล์), Feb 13, 2020
All was the perfect.... Recommended
Bus VIP 24, Transport Co KVB (บริษัท ขนส่ง จำกัด กระบี่๗), Feb 7, 2020
Horrible food; crew can’t speak English; my chair regulation didn’t work properly, lights for reading not available
Bus VIP 24, Transport Co KVB (บริษัท ขนส่ง จำกัด กระบี่๗), Feb 4, 2020
The a/c was too high, like a windy day in Siberia and my seat didn't go down for sleeping.
flight Economy, Thai Vietjet (ไทยเวียดเจ็ทแอร์), Jan 31, 2020
Bus Express, Transport Co KVB (บริษัท ขนส่ง จำกัด กระบี่๗), Jan 31, 2020
The bus reached the destination on time. However, seats were slightly uncomfortable. Sockets for chargers were missing.
Bus Express, Transport Co KVB (บริษัท ขนส่ง จำกัด กระบี่๗), Jan 30, 2020
Comfortable trip. Would have been good to know there was a toilet on board and when the break would be. Arrived on time.
Bus VIP 24, Transport Co KVB (บริษัท ขนส่ง จำกัด กระบี่๗), Jan 30, 2020
Nice and comfortable
Bus Express, Transport Co KVB (บริษัท ขนส่ง จำกัด กระบี่๗), Jan 28, 2020
everything was ok, nice and comfortable trip
Bus VIP 24, Transport Co KVB (บริษัท ขนส่ง จำกัด กระบี่๗), Jan 27, 2020
Na plus: duże i wygodne fotele, otrzymane od obsługi koce i woda/przekąski Na minus: informowanie o postoju tylko połowy autobusu, personel słabo mówi o angielsku, autobus był w środku brudny, brak gniazdek/portów USB na ładowarkę
Bus VIP 24, Transport Co KVB (บริษัท ขนส่ง จำกัด กระบี่๗), Jan 26, 2020
Bus was old but this you can clearly see in the picture. The major problem was the smell from the bus bathroom, really disgusting and it continued for all the 12 hours journey. The driver couldn’t go straight and I was nauseous for most of the time. The staff didn’t mentioned we had a free buffet dinner when we stopped for the only break we had (the buffet was not good anyway so maybe buy something when you stop).I give 3 stars because of the cheap price compared to the flight.
flight Economy, Thai Vietjet (ไทยเวียดเจ็ทแอร์), Jan 24, 2020
All wonderful
flight Economy, Thai Vietjet (ไทยเวียดเจ็ทแอร์), Jan 21, 2020
Everything was ok, we recommend going :)
Bus VIP 24, Transport Co KVB (บริษัท ขนส่ง จำกัด กระบี่๗), Jan 15, 2020
Had to change the bus in the middle of the night at 3:00 am. Were not warned about it, neither when buying the ticket, nor when loading on the bus. Arrived one hour late. Stopped for dinner very late, at about 23:00. Some people say it could be even up to 3 bus changes during the journey. The buses where ok, but the second had less space.
Bus VIP 24, Lignite (ลิกไนท์ทัวร์), Jan 15, 2020
The crew, the seats and everything was great. But the smell from the toilet was really disgusting, even in the upper level.
Bus Express, Transport Co KVB (บริษัท ขนส่ง จำกัด กระบี่๗), Jan 13, 2020
Everything was very good
flight Economy, Thai Airways, Jan 12, 2020
Thai Airways was OK, only Krabi airport need to improve some infrastructure need to install information screens
flight Economy, Bangkok Air (บางกอกแอร์เวย์ส), Jan 11, 2020
Bus Express, Transport Co KVB (บริษัท ขนส่ง จำกัด กระบี่๗), Jan 6, 2020
Snacks and dinner was provided. Better than expected.
Bus VIP 24, Transport Co KVB (บริษัท ขนส่ง จำกัด กระบี่๗), Dec 30, 2019
Good service and nice bus. They give us some snacks and coffee. Also some free food
flight Economy, Thai Vietjet (ไทยเวียดเจ็ทแอร์), Dec 24, 2019
Was supposed to purchase 2 xticket for 22 December and by my own fault made a mistake and booked 23rd. Staff were not very helpful at all. Was then charged (on top of my existent booking) 3 TIMES MORE for 2 tickets on 22nd AND had to pay again for luggage that i had already paid for. No complimentary food or beverage either.
Bus Express, Lignite (ลิกไนท์ทัวร์), Dec 17, 2019
The bus was airconditioned, pretty empty and I had a good sleep along the way. I got two bottles of water and two muffins for the journey. They stop along the way and there is a place to the bathroom and get some warm or cold food. It was a lovely journey, and the drivers mate come and put a blanket over me whilst I slept as it was rather chilly at points as the air con was super powerful. But rather that than a boiling hot bus!
Bus Express, Transport Co KVB (บริษัท ขนส่ง จำกัด กระบี่๗), Dec 14, 2019
Trip was ok. However the bus we booked was for a southern bus terminal in bangkok, but the bus that came to pick us up hasn't gone to southern bus terminal but it went to Mochit which was quite bodersome for us, since we allready aranged the transport from southern bus terminal.
Bus VIP 24, Lignite (ลิกไนท์ทัวร์), Dec 12, 2019
Bus was good- VIP is very spacious. Don’t get the back as it’s bumpy! But we had no choice as no seats were left. It did arrive an hour and a half late so just make sure you’ve got plenty of gap time if you’re connecting. It was dropped us off at a different bus terminal. Normally wouldn’t matter to us but this put us ima position with untrustworthy taxi drivers and no metered taxis which caused stress and extra money. Just be prepared!
Bus Express, Lignite (ลิกไนท์ทัวร์), Dec 8, 2019
Todo muy bien y muy comodo el asiento...lo unico es q llego una hora tarde...pero lo aclaran al vender el pasaje que es horario aproximado.
flight Economy, Bangkok Air (บางกอกแอร์เวย์ส), Dec 5, 2019
Very good airline. Best service I ever had.
flight Economy, Bangkok Air (บางกอกแอร์เวย์ส), Dec 4, 2019
Great expierience!
flight Economy, Thai Vietjet (ไทยเวียดเจ็ทแอร์), Dec 2, 2019
Everything Perfect
flight Economy, Thai Vietjet (ไทยเวียดเจ็ทแอร์), Dec 1, 2019
Excellent and easy
flight Economy, Thai Vietjet (ไทยเวียดเจ็ทแอร์), Dec 1, 2019
Everything like it should be!
Bus Express, Transport Co KVB (บริษัท ขนส่ง จำกัด กระบี่๗), Nov 29, 2019
The trip is too long for this bus. The chairs are uncomfortable for so many hours.
Bus Express, Transport Co KVB (บริษัท ขนส่ง จำกัด กระบี่๗), Nov 29, 2019
Ten minutes into the journey a fault developed on the bus and we needed to change bus. This wasn't too much of a problem and overall the journey and driver was excellent. My problem started when I tried to get off the bus at Southern and was told I needed to stay on to Morchit to get my bus to Cambodia. The person who told me this was a "welcomer" from Southern and NOT the bus company. After 24 hours with no sleep I didn't question this. Long story short - I found out I was in the wrong station half an hour before my bus was due to leave from Southern. I had to buy another ticket from Morchit to Siem Reap.
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