Krabi to Railay

Krabi to Railay

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Krabi to Railay Schedule

Krabi to Railay Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
BangkokTaxi24 Economy Any time฿ 600
Van Shuttle Long Tail Boat 6pax 09:00 - 09:30฿ 200
Van Shuttle Long Tail Boat 6pax 11:00 - 11:30฿ 200
Van Shuttle Long Tail Boat 6pax 13:00 - 13:30฿ 200
Van Shuttle Long Tail Boat 6pax 15:00 - 15:30฿ 200
Van Shuttle Long Tail Boat 6pax 17:00 - 17:30฿ 200

Transportation from Krabi to Railay

Krabi to Railay Destination Reviews

There are two piers at Ao Num Mao. The pdf should show that. The price we paid was double the price you pay when you buy a ticket at the pier. A bit more expensive is ok but not double...
Ferry Long Tail Boat 6pax, Van Shuttle (Van Shuttle), Sep 30, 2022
Everything went better as planned and the driver was very helpful. We even arrived ahead of schedule and I could catch the earlier boat to railay!
Van Van 9pax, Krabi Airport Shuttle (รถรับส่งสนามบินกระบี่), Feb 12, 2020
Was everything easy and very well organized.
Van Van 9pax, Krabi Airport Shuttle (รถรับส่งสนามบินกระบี่), Feb 8, 2020
Some clarity is needed for this trip: 1) There is someone inside the airport lobby with a sign with your name. The confirmation email just said front of airport so I went outside where all the taxi and shuttle drivers pretend to want to help you, but really just want you to pay them to take you to your destination. Also, the operator is just listed as Krabi Airport Shuttle, so none of the transport providers or airport info desk know where to send you for help. Finally, the operator texted me and was very kind. 2) The van takes you to the pier at Ao Nam Mao, not Ao Nang or Krabi Town. There is some decent, cheap food, but not much else so if you miss your boat, don't expect to be able to have a lot of options or go sight-seeing. 3) Since they are coming from the East direction to Railay, they drop you at Railay East, far from my destination at Tonsai Beach. Had I known that, I would have just booked transport to Ao Nang and then paid a long-tail boat to drop me at Tonsai. Overall, the service was great from the people on the ground, but the lack of clear information in the booking resulted in some unnecessary complications.
Van Van 9pax, Krabi Airport Shuttle (รถรับส่งสนามบินกระบี่), Nov 25, 2019
I booked our pick up at 2pm but we already arrived around 12:30pm. When we came out there was already someone standing with our names on it. We didn’t expect that. We had a bus with no one else :D Very nice
Van Van 9pax, Krabi Airport Shuttle (รถรับส่งสนามบินกระบี่), Oct 12, 2019
16 customer reviews

How to get from Krabi to Railay

When you want to get from Krabi to Railay, you have a few options to consider. Traveling between these destinations is possible by different means of transport:

  • Ferry
  • Van
  • Taxi

If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Taxi. However, if you’d rather take your time with a slower, more affordable travel option, you can book a Van ticket.

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A taxi ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about USD 50.31. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a ferry as a ferry ticket costs as low as USD 5.75.

How far is Krabi from Railay?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Krabi to Railay. Your trip will be a total of 9 miles (13 km). The flying distance is 9 miles (13 km).

How long does it take to get from Krabi to Railay?

The travel time from Krabi to Railay can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 1 to 2 hours.

How much does it cost to get from Krabi to Railay?

The cost of the trip from Krabi to Railay varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Van Shuttle: travelling by ferry expect to pay as low as USD 5.75 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a taxi - a one-way taxi ticket can cost as much as USD 50.31.

Here is a chart of the average ticket prices and transportation options available from Krabi to Railay:

  • Ferry tickets - USD 5.75 to USD 5.75.
  • Van price : USD 7.19;
  • taxi+Van price: USD 10.06 - USD 11.50. From Krabi to Railay starting from 09:00 Klong Muang Beach Transfer until 20:00 Klong Muang Beach Transfer
  • Ferry+Van price: USD 10.06. From Krabi to Railay starting from 09:00 Railay Beach until 16:00 Railay Beach

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from USD 15.81 to USD 50.31.

How many trips per day are there between Krabi and Railay?

Depending on your choice of transportation, the number of daily trips varies.

  • Ferries leave from Krabi for Railay 5 times a day.
  • Taxis are a good option to consider for this route, too. Book a cab to take you from Krabi to Railay any time of the day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?


Catching a cab is the easiest way to get from Krabi to Railay. It allows you to tailor-make your trip, plan all the detours and see all the places you want. You can choose the type and the size of your car as well to be as comfortable as you'd like to.

Depending on the route, it might cost as much as USD 15.81.

Things to remember: It's a good idea to follow the route on Google Maps or any other GPS navigator.


Travelling by ferry is one of the most scenic ways to get from Krabi to Railay as it combines transportation and sightseeing to some extent.

However, with these upsides in mind, you should still understand ferry travel is not for everyone. If you’re prone to seasickness it may be an unpleasant experience. As a rule, a ferry journey isn’t the cheapest way to travel During the high season ferry tickets might be hard to get, so you should always book in advance when possible.

Things to remember: ferry rides are dependent on weather conditions.


A shared van is another means of transport for traveling from Krabi to Railay. As far as travel time is concerned, it’s basically equal to a taxi ride, while price-wise it’s way more affordable. The majority of tourists book a van online in advance.

Sometimes, when trains or buses aren’t available, a van is your only way to get from Krabi to Railay.

Things to remember: while traveling by van, you might not have as much space for luggage as you would on a train or a plane. It’s a good idea to pack only the most useful things for a van trip and put them in a backpack that will be easy to carry around.

The most popular transport from Krabi to Railay

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Krabi to Railay? In order to make your choice of transportation easier, we asked 1000 users to range their preferences for this route. Here are the results of the poll:

  • 22% chosen taxi+Van
  • 22% chosen Ferry+Van
  • 22% opted for a van.
  • 21% users voted for a ferry ticket.
  • 13% decided to catch a taxi.