Vans from Phuket to Krabi

Vans from Phuket to Krabi

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Transportation from Phuket to Krabi

Facts about the van from Phuket to Krabi

Cheapest Van$8
Fastest Van2h
Earliest Van6:40 AM
Latest Van6:00 PM
Daily Van Routes35
Distance50 kilometers
Van Companies438 Phuket Krabi Transport, Van Shuttle

Phuket to Krabi Destination Reviews

Bus 438 - 1h longer at the end but better than awaited. Very friendly driver.
Van Van 13pax, 438 Phuket Krabi Transport (รถตู้สาย 438 ภูเก็ต-กระบี่), Sep 4, 2023
Driver used the trip to deliver goods so we made a lot of stops and it ended up being +1 hour. Apart from that the driver was all the time hitting the horn, with aggressive driving. At least it was cheap (7€)
Van Van 13pax, 438 Phuket Krabi Transport (รถตู้สาย 438 ภูเก็ต-กระบี่), Aug 12, 2023
Way cheaper, if you buy it in the bus stand. No space ag all. Very cramped. Booked extra ticket for luggage but eventually kept other peoples luggage on to ours. Very uncomfortable.
Van Van 13pax, 438 Phuket Krabi Transport (รถตู้สาย 438 ภูเก็ต-กระบี่), Jul 11, 2023
Thank you for service. It was good.
Van Van 13pax, 438 Phuket Krabi Transport (รถตู้สาย 438 ภูเก็ต-กระบี่), Jun 25, 2023
Got to the bus station 40 minutes early, they were very well organised and directed us and didn’t have a single bit of stress. We ended up getting and earlier bus and the driver got us there safely and on time.
Van Van 13pax, 438 Phuket Krabi Transport (รถตู้สาย 438 ภูเก็ต-กระบี่), Jun 10, 2023
Good drive but driver forgott to drop me off at my Station. So he organised me a taxi to go backmit was all good.
Van Van 13pax, 438 Phuket Krabi Transport (รถตู้สาย 438 ภูเก็ต-กระบี่), Jun 2, 2023
Bus was fine, not as shown in pictures but good enough for sure. Seats not super comfortable. The bus driver did not seem happy at all we booked with 12Go but the local operator helped to clear the situation.
Van Van 13pax, 438 Phuket Krabi Transport (รถตู้สาย 438 ภูเก็ต-กระบี่), Mar 27, 2023
We arrived half an hour late, but in the end everything went well
Van Van 13pax, 438 Phuket Krabi Transport (รถตู้สาย 438 ภูเก็ต-กระบี่), Mar 16, 2023
All went fine to travel from A to B . The driver asked for continue trip from Bus terminal to Ao Nang another 150 baht , and of course this one’s without receipt and this was after traveling 200km with 220 baht 😉 . The system is in a way done to can do easy black money from tourists. The normal bus cost was 80 baht and took us exactly to the address , like a taxi.
Van Van 13pax, 438 Phuket Krabi Transport (รถตู้สาย 438 ภูเก็ต-กระบี่), Mar 15, 2023
Driver took many random brakes/stops where he picked up and also delivered stuff to small shops during the way ? Did not take many minutes, but felt kind of odd. The bus also picked up other passangers during the way which is ok but bus felt crowded. We got on an earlier ride which was good. Although it lacked information about the trip from both check in terminal aswel from driver. We got on the road quick which after all. The driver did drive very fast(over limit at most time) but was a good driver. Stopped for 5-10min toilet-break halfway, that was good. At the end we did not stop at terminal Krabi, we stopped in a industry-area first. There was a minivan waiting for us. They asked passengers who wanted to go to Ao Nang for 150 bath extra per person at that stop. We was heading that direction later and took the offer(6-8 other did aswell so it felt more safe). It was not in the description before travel and fel a bit weird, but it was good service from the minibus though. Notice if you are tall , you will not be able to sit comfy on the bus. Had to sit sideways with legs for the whole journey. (Im like 185cm, and even my wife around 166cm could not sit ok). It was ok for this ride and the price, but on a longer journey it could have been worse.
Van Van 13pax, 438 Phuket Krabi Transport (รถตู้สาย 438 ภูเก็ต-กระบี่), Mar 2, 2023
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How to get from Phuket to Krabi by Van

Van is a convenient option to get from Phuket to Krabi. Van tickets are affordable, vans are generally do a faster job than buses, vans offer a good choice of departures.

Depending on the van type, each vehicle can accommodate between 12 and 15 passengers. Yet an evident drawback of travelling by van is limited space for the luggage. In most cases you will need to keep your bags, backpacks or suitcases under your seat or in the aisle. Thus van is not the best choice if you travel with huge luggage. F this is the case, consider buying a separate ticket for your bags or choose bus instead.

On certain routes, vans are your only choice of transportation as no buses, trains or flights are available between those destinations.

It is a popular question whether it is necessary to book van tickets in advance. Though some routes feature a lot of departures, we still highly recommend booking your seat especially if you are going to take one of the last vans of the day; travelling during weekends, public holidays or busy tourist seasons; are in a group of two or more and want to travel on the same van.

Here is the list of companies that run regular vans between Phuket and Krabi and offer tickets for online booking.

How far is from Phuket to Krabi?

Vans follow the same routes as buses do. Thus the driving distance between Phuket and Krabi will be about X km. Some vans do not take the shortest route to Krabi and make detours to pick up and drop off passengers en route. If this is the case, it will result in a longer travel time – you can see it when choosing your ticket.

How long does it take to get from Phuket to Krabi by Van?

Most vans need from 3h to 3h hours to get from Phuket to Krabi Note though that travel time depends greatly on traffic conditions. Traffic can be dense around the rush hour at both your departure point and destination. Weather conditions – e.g. heavy rain – often result in longer travel time, too.

Before booking your van tickets, check how long the trip with each operator takes as some vans follow longer routes to Krabi or make detours.

Also, it is important to know that van companies that accept online booking offer scheduled van departures; yet there are also some vans which depart only when full, and in certain cases the waiting period can be long. Thus choosing an operator that runs vans on a set schedule is always a better idea.

How much does it cost to get from Phuket to Krabi by Van?

When using a van, the fare or ticket price for travelling from Phuket to Krabi is pre-computed. This usually includes toll fees, gas and other overheads. But, it is recommended to read the details and ask for clarifications when this is not clear at the onset.

Pre-computed fares for vans can be expensive but unlike buses and trains; you would not need to buy a ticket for each passenger. For a big group of 12 or more people, this translates to huge savings compared to getting multiple taxis.

This makes it a cheap option for travelling when in groups. The van service will also not charge extra for bags and luggage, as long as it fits inside the van.

Phuket to Krabi timetable

If you are a group, you can consolidate your schedules and use just one van. Check out above Phuket to Krabi timetable for van services.

Best Rated Companies for this Route

Getting a van service for your group can offer extra space, comfort and convenience not found in other transport options. Unlike taxis or buses which have numerous trips per day, a van service is usually scheduled. But some van services do follow a scheduled departure time. Please check our listings for such services.

Having your entire group together for a long trip can add to the enjoyment. This can allow your group to discuss and even sing to your heart's content without fear of bothering others.

Just like taxis, the advantage of travelling by van is that you can ask the driver to stop by stores, supermarkets and other establishments. You can stop anywhere at any time since you are basically renting the van and not just paying for taxi fare. You can use this opportunity to take epic groupie pics at local landmarks and tourist spots.

Vans are especially useful when travelling with large and sensitive equipment like photography setups and large computers. Trunks and compartments might not be a safe holding area for fragile packages. Placing them inside the roomy and well-padded interior of van will make it more secure and safe.