Krabi is one of the most popular destinations for travellers who have been fascinated by tranquillity, nature, and the sea. In Thailand, when thinking about the beach vibes, Krabi always is the very first on the list to be visited.
Nowadays, there are five ways of travelling to get to Krabi, but only three options are the most convenient as follows:
There are three common ways for all tourists: easy and reasonably priced.
An international airport (KBV) in Krabi makes this city one of the main arrival spots in Thailand. In addition, there are domestic airlines, Thai Airways, Bangkok Airways, Thai Air Asia, Thai Vietjet Air, Lion Air, and Thai Smile, with direct flights within the country. The most popular domestic flights are such as Krabi-Chiang Mai (KBV-CNX), Krabi-Bangkok (KBV-DMK, BKK), and Krabi-Samui (KBV-USM). In addition, direct flights to foreign countries include Singapore, Hong Kong, China, Malaysia, Vietnam, and Qatar Airlines from the European side.
Many tourists prefer driving their cars and heading straight to Krabi. Here’s the popular route starting from Bangkok using Highway No. 4 through Phetchaburi – Prachuap Khiri Khan – Chumphon – Surat Thani – Krabi, which can be divided into 2 phases as follows:
The pros-cons of taking a private car to get to Krabi are that the journey will be comfortable and help save costs if you come along with family because Krabi is considered a tourist city. Travel costs are pretty high. It is common in tourist towns. People can also view the disadvantages in finding parking because if you travel by taxi when you reach the destination, you can go down immediately. So don’t waste your time during this time.
It is still considered famous for chill people. There are air-conditioned buses of the Transport Company Limited and Lignite Tour, a private company Bangkok – Krabi. Depart from the Southern Bus Terminal Borommaratchachonnani Road several times a day, But it will take about 11-12 hours to travel.
Many of you may have heard of Phi Phi Island because of its popularity as it is an essential destination for tourists worldwide and can also lead them to Krabi. In addition, Phi Phi Island, located between Krabi and Phuket, is another way for scuba divers and seas to collect marine experiences from Krabi to Phi Phi Island and continue to Phuket. Or perhaps you can land in Phuket, then cross the ocean and stop at Phi Phi Island to enter the city of Krabi.
It is considered the last choice for travelling. For now, Krabi province itself has no train station. Therefore, it is necessary to end up at the nearest destinations. First, Trang Railway Station, Trang Province, though, has to connect to a bus to Krabi, which takes about 1.30-2.30 hours (about 138 kilometres) or two other destinations near Krabi as follows:
– Phunphin Railway Station, Surat Thani Province, then continue by bus to Krabi, a distance of about 160 kilometres.
– Thung Song Junction, Nakhon Si Thammarat Province, then continue by bus to Krabi, a distance of about 150 kilometres.
To sum up, the popularity of flying today makes travelling between cities more comfortable and saves much time. Therefore, the car rental business is also increasing. For tourists who prefer to rent a car to drive themselves, it is a wise option these days or renting a chartered van when coming in a group is also easy. It is considered an exciting option, by the way.
We hope this will be an idea to help you decide to travel to Krabi easier. As some points of view from local Krabi people who appreciated that there are various forms of travelling, all of which are unique in themselves because we sometimes are a tourist as well. In other cities, let’s have fun!