Located at the west coast of Thailand, Krabi is a huge tourist attraction in the country. Amongst the spots it boasts are the magnificent beaches in Phi Phi Island and Railay as well as the limestone formations in Phang Nga Bay. Getting to Krabi isn’t difficult as it is accessible either arriving by plane, taking a long drive with bus or passing through the caves and tropical scenery with the boat.
If you want to go to Krabi by land, you can get there using a car or bus or taking the train. Indeed, there is no direct train route from Bangkok to Krabi. However, you may take the Hualomphong Station in Bangkok going either to Trang, Suratthani or Tung Song. From these places, you can take a bus ride to Krabi. When getting to Krabi with car or bus, you can catch bus services in Bangkok, Phuket and Suratthani. From Bangkok, take the southern bus terminal located in Pen Klao and the journey may take 13 hours before you arrive in Krabi. From Phuket, the travel time is a bit shorter, which may take about 3 -4 hours. You can catch a local bus in Phuket Bus Terminal, which leaves daily. Same goes if your starting point is in Suratthani: you can get to Krabi for about 4-5 hours by taking the bus, minivan or even taxi.
Traveling to Krabi by sea is possible despite absence of any direct ferries going to Krabi. The closest possible route is by taking the daily ferries from Phuket to Phi Phi Island and from the island going to Krabi. Now, the daily ferry trip may take about 90 minutes and from Phi Phi Island, another 90 minutes going to Krabi. You don’t have to worry as there are organized schedules so tourists can get there in one day. Besides ferry trips, there are available speedboats and other similar transportation which you can privately charter. This gets you to Krabi in just 3 hours although it isn’t recommended particularly during low season where the sea is rough and wavy.
If you plan on getting to Krabi by air, there are a number of flight services that connect from Bangkok to Krabi and even international flights such as Tiger Airways which flies from Singapore to Krabi. Isn’t it great? With the Krabi Airport which opened in 2000, it turned out as an international terminal which is one of the busy airports in Thailand. There are numerous traveling agencies that offer updated timetables so you won’t have a hard time taking schedules. Several domestic airlines that serve Krabi includes Thai Airways which flies daily (5 times) from Bangkok to Krabi and Asia Air which flies once daily. There are also flight services from Phuket to Krabi.
Countless tourists came to Krabi and fell in love with the place, visiting it again and again. With the improving Krabi Airport, increasing ferry companies and air-conditioned buses, getting to Krabi can be an unforgettable experience, not to mention a convenient and accessible one. Don’t miss the chance to get into one of the most beautiful wonders of the world. Visit Krabi.