Krabi to Koh Lanta

Krabi to Koh Lanta

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Krabi to Koh Lanta Schedule

Krabi to Koh Lanta Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Smart En Plus Van 9pax Any time฿ 2,800
Bus Cooperative of Krabi Regional 14pax 08:00 - 11:00฿ 365
Bus Cooperative of Krabi Regional 14pax Any time฿ 365
Bus Cooperative of Krabi Regional 14pax 12:30 - 15:00฿ 365
Good Luck Lanta Tour Minibus 14:30 - 15:30฿ 330

How to get from Krabi to Koh Lanta

Koh Lanta is an island in Krabi Province that lies south of Krabi Town proper. The island can easily be accessed by road and a short ferry ride or by sea. It takes roughly three hours to travel on land from Krabi to Koh Lanta, a distance of approximately 85 km. A minivan, taxi or ferry can get you to Koh Lanta from Krabi town or airport, and there are numerous companies that offer transport services for this route.

Traveling to Koh Lanta overland is cheaper and there are more options, including vans and taxis. Though expensive, a taxi is the fastest choice for this route. Using a highspeed ferry can be costly and the sea can be rough resulting in cancellations of the trips. However, larger boats are a popular option especially when travelling in the opposite direction, from Koh Lanta to Krabi.

From Krabi to Koh Lanta by Van

Minivans are quite popular when traveling to Koh Lanta because they are small and less crowded and drive faster than commercial buses. They also charge less than taxis.

Bus Cooperative of Krabi operates from Krabi bus terminal and offers air-conditioned vans. You can board the vans at the Krabi Bus Terminal or there is an option to order a pick-up from a hotel in Krabi Town for the same price.

Normally all the van operators between Krabi and Koh Lanta deliver you to any hotel in Koh Lanta – so even if you have not booked your accommodation in advance have in mind the point where you want to be dropped off.

The whole trip including a short ferry ride (you do not need to leave the van) lasts three hours.

Bus Cooperative of Krabi vans offer scheduled trips from 7.00am and every two hours after that until 4.00pm when the last van leaves. Regardless of where you board the van, tickets will cost THB 360.

It is important to note that:
If you are boarding the van at the Terminal, make your way to Counter number 11 (or 33) at the bus terminal, present your voucher and notify the staff about your drop off point and again when you check in.

If you would like to be picked up from your hotel, ensure that you are in hotel's lobby 30 minutes before departure. If you have huge luggage, consider paying for an extra seat.

From Krabi Airport to Koh Lanta

There are direct vans to Koh Lanta from Krabi Airport, too. They normally leave shortly after the arrival of the flights and take approximately the same time you need if travelling from Krabi Town.

If you miss the departure for some reason, you can get to the Krabi Bus Terminal first and then hop onto a van to Koh Lanta from there. It takes 25 minutes to get from the airport into Krabi town.

From Krabi to Koh Lanta by Taxi

There are several advantages of using a taxi to travel to Koh Lanta from Krabi. Taxis are faster and more comfortable and it takes approximately one hour and a half hour to get to any hotel in Koh Lanta from Krabi town. Also, there are no scheduled times for taxis, therefore, you do not have to worry about missing your ride. However, it is important to note that taxis are way more expensive than vans.

Andaman Taxis and Lanta Gardenhill primarily provide taxi services for this route. Lanta Gardenhill offers 9-passenger taxis from Krabi town to Koh Lanta at a cost of THB 2,800 and from Krabi Airport to Koh Lanta for THB 2,600.

Andaman Taxis offers two types of taxis; comfort taxis that carry a maximum of 3 passengers and the regular 9-passenger taxi. A ticket from Krabi Town or Bus Terminal to Koh Lanta costs THB 3,000 for the comfort taxi and THB 3,200 for the 9-passenger Andaman Taxi. From Krabi Airport to Koh Lanta, you can board a comfort taxi for THB 2,800 and a 9-passenger taxi for THB 3,000.

From Krabi to Koh Lanta by Ferry

Tigerline Travel offers combination van+ferry tickets from Krabi bus station, Krabi hotels and beaches in the Krabi province including Ao Nang, Klong Muang and Railey Beach.

Their shuttle van leaves the Krabi Bus Station Terminal at 10.00am and brings passengers to the Hat Yao Pier where you'll board a high-speed ferry for Koh Lanta. You’ll alight at the Saladan Pier at 2.30pm. For this combination ticket, you’ll need THB 1,250 for adults, THB 875 for children 2-11 years, and THB 500 for infants under 2 years.

The same shuttle van picks up passengers at the Krabi Airport at 10.30am; tickets cost exactly the same.

Starting from Krabi beaches (Ao Nang, Klong Muang and Railey Beach) will make the trip longer and more expensive and we feel like it is not actually worth considering travelling by ferry over this route. In Ao Nang he shuttle van departs from the Ao Nang Center next to the Ao Nang Cliff Beach Resort at 9.00am.

Tip: Due to varying reasons including weather conditions, ferries from Krabi to Koh Lanta mainly operate from November till April.

Transportation from Krabi to Koh Lanta

Krabi to Koh Lanta Destination Reviews

Driver was on time and very friendly. He drove effectively and save. Was even earlier at my hotel than planned
Van Regional 14pax, Bus Cooperative of Krabi (สหกรณ์รถยนต์โดยสารกระบี่จำกัด), Jun 23, 2022
Instructions on pick up point not clear enough. Internet research said we had to go to a bus stop just outside the airport as the minivan does not enter the airport but we saw it enter and do one round. We landed in terminal 3 and no one had information about minivan.
Van Regional 14pax, Bus Cooperative of Krabi (สหกรณ์รถยนต์โดยสารกระบี่จำกัด), Jun 16, 2022
On time, as advertised. I wish it were more frequent. The van air conditioning was lousy.
Van Regional 14pax, Bus Cooperative of Krabi (สหกรณ์รถยนต์โดยสารกระบี่จำกัด), Apr 23, 2022
The van so tight and can not rest when we were on the ferry because we could not leave the van as there are big luggages block the door. The communication was poor too because the person who has the phone number you gave to customer was not ready to give customer details . You need better contact person or train the driver how to answer the call . However the online booking system and process was good
Van Regional 14pax, Bus Cooperative of Krabi (สหกรณ์รถยนต์โดยสารกระบี่จำกัด), Apr 5, 2022
Great. Booked the nigh before, was apprehensive can would not come as Internet booking for transport in Thailand is not the most reliable. Can came and everything was great
Van Regional 14pax, Bus Cooperative of Krabi (สหกรณ์รถยนต์โดยสารกระบี่จำกัด), Feb 25, 2022
We booked this private Taxi just one day in advance and got a confirmation a short time later, like an hour or two. The driver contacted me personally in the morning before we left for the airport. He was waiting for us at Krabi airport (even before sheduled time, because our flight was quicker than planned) holding a sign with our name. It all went very smooth and we were at our Ko Lanta hotel faster than ever before.
taxi Economy, Phuket Transfer Travel Andaman (ภูเก็ตทรานสเฟอร์ทราเวลอันดามัน), Feb 24, 2022
Perfect and reliable… Nice ride
taxi SUV 4pax, Smart En Plus (สมาร์ท เอ็น พลัส), Jan 16, 2022
We had to book a separate seat in the car due to our luggage - which was the expectation of the provider. So we booked a separate seat with the result, that there was no free seat for our luggage left in the car and we have to place some luggage on our knees… also to get out of the car war not so easy… Expect from this, the trip was good.
Van Regional 14pax, Bus Cooperative of Krabi (สหกรณ์รถยนต์โดยสารกระบี่จำกัด), Jan 6, 2022
Pick-up and transport worked good. Driver and some customers didn‘t wear masks!
Van Regional 14pax, Bus Cooperative of Krabi (สหกรณ์รถยนต์โดยสารกระบี่จำกัด), Dec 29, 2021
We booked the tickets from Krabi to Koh Lanta. Our transfer was late for 1,5 hours! It arrived after I called to the support and asked why it was not coming. It went full: all the seats were occupied plus the driver stopped several times to load and unload some packages. As a result we arrived 2 hours later. Also we needed to pay 150thb more for each because our hotel was 5 min out of Krabi town zone. It's more of my fault, but be careful when booking, you need to Google where this border is
Van Regional 14pax, Bus Cooperative of Krabi (สหกรณ์รถยนต์โดยสารกระบี่จำกัด), Dec 28, 2021
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