Suratthani to Krabi by ferry, taxi, bus, van

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From Suratthani Van Phantip office to Krabi by van

08:30
Suratthani Van Phantip office
12:00
Krabi Van Terminal
3h 30m
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10:30
Suratthani Van Phantip office
14:00
Krabi Van Terminal
3h 30m
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12:30
Suratthani Van Phantip office
16:00
Krabi Van Terminal
3h 30m
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14:00
Suratthani Van Phantip office
17:30
Krabi Van Terminal
3h 30m
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14:30
Suratthani Van Phantip office
18:00
Krabi Van Terminal
3h 30m
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15:30
Suratthani Van Phantip office
19:00
Krabi Van Terminal
3h 30m
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17:00
Suratthani Van Phantip office
20:30
Krabi Van Terminal
3h 30m
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From Suratthani Train station to Krabi by bus

08:00
Suratthani Train station
11:00
Krabi Town
3h
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From Suratthani Train station to Krabi by bus+van+ferry joint ticket

08:00
Suratthani Train station
12:20
Railay Seatran, Krabi
4h 20m
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From Suratthani Town to Ao Nang by bus

08:30
Suratthani Town
12:20
Ao Nang
3h 50m
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11:30
Suratthani Town
15:20
Ao Nang
3h 50m
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From Suratthani Town to Krabi by bus+van+ferry joint ticket

08:30
Suratthani Town
13:00
Railay Seatran, Krabi
4h 30m
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11:30
Suratthani Town
16:00
Railay Seatran, Krabi
4h 30m
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From Suratthani to Krabi by taxi

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Krabi Airport
2h 30m
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Krabi Airport
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Ao Nam Mao, Krabi
3h
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Noppharat Thara beach, Krabi
3h
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Krabi Town
2h
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Noppharat Thara beach, Krabi
3h
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Ao Nam Mao, Krabi
3h
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From Suratthani to Ao Nang by taxi

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Ao Nang any hotel
3h
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3h
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Ao Nang any hotel
2h 30m
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From Suratthani Airport to Krabi by taxi

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Suratthani Airport
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Krabi Airport
2h 30m
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Suratthani Airport
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Ao Nam Mao, Krabi
3h
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Noppharat Thara beach, Krabi
3h
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Ao Nam Mao, Krabi
3h
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Noppharat Thara beach, Krabi
3h
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Krabi Town
2h 30m
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From Suratthani Airport to Ao Nang by taxi

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Ao Nang any hotel
3h
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Ao Nang any hotel
3h
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Ao Nang any hotel
2h 30m
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From Suratthani train station to Krabi by taxi

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Krabi Airport
2h 30m
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Krabi Airport
2h 30m
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Suratthani train station
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Noppharat Thara beach, Krabi
3h
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Ao Nam Mao, Krabi
3h
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Krabi Town
2h
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Noppharat Thara beach, Krabi
3h
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Ao Nam Mao, Krabi
3h
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From Suratthani train station to Ao Nang by taxi

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Ao Nang any hotel
3h
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Ao Nang any hotel
3h
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Ao Nang any hotel
2h 30m
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How to get from Suratthani to Krabi

Chances that Krabi Town is your final destination are low as the overwhelming majority of travellers just use Krabi as a convenient jumping point to the mainland beaches of Ao Nang and Railey or to the islands of the Andaman Sea, including pristine Koh Phi Phi and laidback Koh Lanta. It is a pity as Krabi Town itself is a wonderfully cosy and pleasant place to spend a few days. The two limestone mountains looming over the Krabi river are a signature picture of the city, and the landscapes around Krabi with karsts covered with lush jungle jutting from rubber tree and oil palm plantations, mangrove forests and tapioca fields are majestic.

The accommodation options abound in the city with stylish guesthouse rooms sometimes offered at as low as THB200. Lovely coffee shops, beautiful beaches within half an hour drive from the city, worth visiting sights and a relaxed, friendly atmosphere of a provincial capital complete the picture. All in all, Krabi Town is an excellent place to take a break from the islands without moving far away form the sea.

How to get from Suratthani to Krabi

There is no railway line between Suratthani and Krabi. The Gulf and the Andaman Coast are linked by numerous buses. Private taxi is also an option if you want to travel with more comfort.

From Suratthani to Krabi by bus

It does not take long to get from Suratthani to Krabi. A 170 km route can be covered just in two-hour time by car, but buses are considerably slower so be prepared to spend from three to four hours on the wheels. Buses between Suratthani and Krabi are standard AC buses which pick up passengers on their way to Krabi and sometimes detour to let passengers get off at smaller villages – it explains longer travel time.

Phantip Travel operates buses from Suratthani Town to Krabi at 6am. 7.30am, 9am, 10.40am, 12.30pm, 2pm, 3.30pm, 4.30pm, 5pm and 6pm at THB250. You can also catch their morning bus at 7.30am from Suratthani train station in the town of Phun Phin. Travel time from Phun Phin to Krabi is three hours and tickets cost THB180. It costs from THB50 to THB100 to get from Suratthani Town to Suratthani train station or vice versa by songthaew.

Note that in Krabi buses arrive to Krabi Provincial Transport Station which is located close to Route 4 and Route 411 junction, some eight km north of Khlong Jilard Pier from where boats to Koh Phi Phi and Koh Lanta leave and some three km from the centre of Krabi Town. Songthaews from Krabi Provincial Transport Station head to the city centre, the pier and Ao Nang, from where there are more boats for your onward travel to the islands of the Andaman, including Phuket.

From Suratthani to Krabi by taxi

Phantip Charter whisks passengers striving for comfort from Suratthani Town to Krabi (THB3,150) and Suratthani Airport to Ao Nang (THB3,650) in two and 2½ hours respectively. Prices are all-inclusive and their Toyota Commuter accommodates up to nine travellers. It is an option to consider if you travel with children or a group of friends – it saves you quite a lot of time.

Your onward travel from Krabi

From Krabi Town to Koh Phi Phi and Koh Lanta

Boats from Krabi to Koh Phi Phi leave from Khlong Jilard Pier, about five km to the southwest of the centre of the city. The two main operators between Krabi and Koh Phi Phi, Andaman Wave Master and Chaokoh Travel Group, both bring you to the island in 1½ –1¾ hour. Andaman Wave Master is a bit cheaper at THB450 and offers two boats at 9am and 1.30pm; Chakoh Travel Group’s vessels are a bit faster and cost THB600. They leave at 10.30am and 3pm. In Koh Phi Phi, both companies moor at Ton Sai Pier.

Boats to Koh Lanta connect via Koh Phi Phi. You can catch a Chaokoh Travel Group’s departure at 3pm. It takes only one hour to get to Koh Lanta from Koh Phi Phi and costs THB600.

Tip: A cheaper way to get to Koh Lanta from Krabi is by van from Krabi Airport or Krabi Provincial Transport Station. Tickets cost about THB500 and the journey takes three hours. Look for transfer counters on the spot or ask in tour agencies throughout Krabi Town.

From Krabi to Phuket

Though technically it is possible to get from Krabi to Phuket by boat, it is easier to buy a bus ticket. It will cost you noticeably cheaper and take less time. If you are of one blood with chao leh, then consider Chaokoh Travel Group service. They have one boat a day from Krabi to Phuket leaving at 10.30am. The journey takes from four to five hours, and the sea is often mossy. Tickets cost THB900.

Getting around

Krabi Town is relatively small, so you can cover it on foot. Songthaews ply the main streets and connect Krabi Provincial Transport Station with the Khlong Jilard Pier and mainland beaches.

Motorbikes can be rented through some of the guesthouses for about THB200 per day and are handy if you are going to explore the environs of the city. Bicycles are not as convenient as motorbikes for this purpose as some of the most interesting destinations like Tha Pom are rather distant (about 40 km).

Activities

Krabi province is so diverse in the sense of what it has to offer to an inquisitive traveller, that you are sure to find some sort of activity to your taste. Apart from stunning beaches, both on the mainland and on the neighbouring islands, there is much more to do in Krabi than just enjoy crystal turquoise waters and inviting sand beaches.

Kayaking in mangrove forests is a highly recommended activity with Ao Thalane offering the most picturesque setting for it. You can join a tour or just rent a kayak independently. Mangrove forests are numerous in Krabi and one of the most popular destinations for wandering among the mangroves is Khlong Thom famous for its incredible Emerald Pool and a hot water spring and waterfall. Tour groups visit this place regularly, so in order to enjoy it to the fullest, come early in the morning. Another intriguing and underrated destination is Tha Pom, or Khlong Son Nam, boasting absolutely transparent water. Seawater during high tide meets fresh water there resulting in a very unique combination of mangroves and jungle vegetation.

It is next to impossible to visit Krabi and miss Wat Tham Suea, a cave temple occupying a commanding position on a hill some 7 km northwest from Krabi Town. Its 1200+ steps are a challenge, but you will be rewarded with a mesmerizing panorama of limestone karsts covered with lush vegetation. For even more exciting experience, climb Dragon Crest mountain, or Khao Ngok Nak. There are designated trails for trekking there, and the climb itself takes just about two hours.

Passenger reviews out of total 700 passengers who 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 while we are closely monitoring the services, we are still an agency marketplace. That means we focus on ticketing services and route availability & coverage rather than on the factual seat reclining angle you will get on the bus today.

Mar 20, 2018
van Regional, Phantip 1970
★★★★★
The ladies at the Phantip office were incredibly helpful. They helped me find the correct bus when I was totally lost
Feb 26, 2018
bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970
★★★☆☆
Have a ticket from the busstation in Phuket Town but when we arrived at the train station we could jump on the bus there and save 3,5 hour. The bus was old with no toilette but ok. The trip was suppose to take 4/h but took only 3/h. The shift from bus to minivan go well and they drive as all the way to our hotel free.
Feb 17, 2018
van Regional, Phantip 1970
★★★☆☆
5 stars for costumer service and for organising an early trip for us (2pm)when we had booked a different one (5pm). 3stars for the bus stop which is too far from the city center. The driver dropped us in a remote area with local vans charging us more money to take us to the city center. 300 baht for an 8 minute lift. When walking would have taken 40 minutes. I think this is a total scam and a way of reaching the tourists' pockets.
Feb 15, 2018
bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970
★★★★☆
Friendly staff, nice ride, little confussion in krabi town when arrived but everything went ok
Feb 12, 2018
charter Comfort, Andaman Taxis
★★★★☆
Lovely safe driver that was waiting for me . Delivered me safely and was so polite . Highly recommend !!
Feb 12, 2018
bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970
★★★★☆
On time and fast
Feb 5, 2018
charter Comfort, Andaman Taxis
★★★★★
Very good service, punctuality, good/new car and driver. I recommend!
Jan 22, 2018
bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970
★★★★★
Ahead of schedule. Organized in the morning.
Jan 19, 2018
van Regional, Phantip 1970
★★★☆☆
Quiet busy but overall a fast trip. At the end easy arrangement booked to my hotel.
Jan 12, 2018
bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970
★★★★☆
Busy at phantin office in surat thani. minibus left 10min later than planned. Comfortabel bus. Not full. At least 1 stop but after i fell asleep. 15min before time in krabi. I think it was pretty good
Dec 21, 2017
charter Comfort, Andaman Taxis
★★★★★
all perfect, thank you
Sep 12, 2017
bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970
★★★★☆
Very smooth trip.