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Krabi is a vibrant town with a population of about 25,000 people. Located along the Chao Fa River, it has no beaches and many tourists us it as a stopping point for Phi Phi, Ao Nang, Railay, and Lanta. The main pier to AoNang and Railey as well as Phi Phi and Lanta are here, there is an airport and bus station with departures all day. Krabi usually gets a visit along your travels, so relax and enjoy your time and see what the city has to offer.
It is possible to visit Krabi on a day-trip from Ao Nang or Klong Muang, Phi Phi, Lanta and more. Some people choose to stay one or two nights before moving on to the coast or the islands.
If you are after an 'authentic’ Thai experience, this is where you’ll find it.
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Recommended Krabi Hotels and Hostels
These hotels or guesthouses were chosen because of location and style. They are within easy walking distance to the Night Market, Weekend Market, bars & restaurants and the main shopping area of Krabi Town.
Cheap and comfortable accommodation overlooking the river, and free direct pick-up to the piers and other destinations. Easy walking distance to the night market and main town. Air-con dorm rooms now available! Rooms go for 150 to 300 THB
Located on Chao Fa Rd, just minutes from the center of town and the night market. Good and clean rooms at a reasonable price. Great place to get clean and not very far from anywhere in Krabi to get things done. Book early and get great Discounts!
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Tourist information, dive and tour programs are widely available; there are also a small number of restaurants and bars catering to foreigners.
You should note that Krabi Town has no beaches of its own; however, it is very well connected to Ao Nang and Klong Muang by local bus, or water taxi (around half an hour), as well as having daily connections to the islands of Koh Jum, Phi Phi and Koh Lanta from two different piers.
Krabi has its own attractions on the river: kayaking in the mangrove forest and visiting local fishing communities are popular options. The caves in Krabi’s most famous landmark: Khao Kanab Nam, the two 'dog-ear’-shaped rocks, visible from Utarakit Road, are also worth a visit.
Shopping is also better here than in the beach areas, offering a wider range of goods, often at lower prices. The weekend “Walking Street” night market, with its handicrafts, clothing and souvenir stalls, as well as a great selection of street food, is a popular evening out for both tourists and locals.
How to get to/from Krabi:
It is possible to get to Koh Lipe and Langkawi, as well as Koh Phangan, Samui, and Koh Tao in 1 day!
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Krabi to Bangkok Direct. Only 700 THB
Depart Krabi 16:00, arrive Khao San Road 5am
Includes all necessary transport: Phi Phi to Krabi by boat, VIP Bus to Donsak Pier and boat to Koh Phangan.
Depart Phi Phi at 9:00am, arrive Phangan at 17:30.
Phi Phi to Koh Phangan: ONLY 1300 THB
By Boat: The passenger port in Krabi Town is at Klong Jilard Pier, about 3 km outside Krabi Town. Boat Schedules to Phi Phi from Krabi to Ao Nang, Tonsai, Railey, Phuket, Koh Lanta, Phi Phi and Koh Lipe can be found here, Boat Schedules
By Bus: The main bus terminal is on the outskirts of Krabi Town. If you want to go to the bus Station after visiting or going to Phi Phi or Lanta, you would have to take one of the many Tuk-Tuks or taxis that seem to be everywhere and tell them your destination or hotel. Bus Schedules to/From krabi
Buses for Krabi leave from Bangkok’s Southern Bus terminal on Boromratch Chonnani Road. Most travel at night and cost from 626-920 baht, depending on the levels of comfort inside. Journey time is around 10 hours.
Tickets rarely have to be booked in advance, excepting around Thai public holidays, but it's always a good idea. There is also a direct bus connection from Ko Samui (via Surat Thani, around 400 Baht); Had Yai (234 Baht); Phuket (155 Baht); Trang (129 Baht); and many other destinations, including Malaysia.
Private tour buses also operate the same routes; Contact Us or visit our Taxi & Mini-Van Page.
Note: There have been many reports of thefts on private, and especially the local buses, keep all your valuables on you at all times. They will put someone in the luggage hold and that person has hours to rummage through peoples belongings. Most times when you arrive at your destination, you don't check, then...Blammm. your expensive camera is gone and you cant remember the number of the bus, let alone the company... So...travel smart!
You should also note that not all buses have toilet facilities, blankets, complimentary water and even show English movies between loud Thai Techno – please check before you travel!
Buses all arrive in Krabi Town at the main bus terminal. Government buses go to the bus terminal in Talaat Kao; private tour buses arrive in the Andaman Wave Master station slightly out of town, or you booking agent. From both of these places it is easy to catch a local bus or taxi to the beach areas, or to the pier if you are heading to the islands. Contact Us For Transportation or visit our Bus Page for Schedules.
Krabi International Airport (KBV) is about 15 km from the center of Krabi Town, 20 km from the pier to Phi Phi, 40km from Ao Nang and 23km from Had Yao.
There are air-conditioned airport buses that will be waiting at the terminal to take you to Krabi Town, Ao Nang or Noppharat Thara Beach. Fares are about 90baht to town, and 150 baht to Ao Nang/Noppharat Thara. There are sometimes silly issues with the taxi 'mafia' and turf wars tend to be solved non-violently, but something that ultimately will leave you scratching your head and dragging your bags around looking for a ride, you may have to walk along along the main road to Krabi, about 400m.
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Train To/From Krabi
There is no train station Krabi, so you can’t actually get here by train! The closest train stations are in Surat Thani to the north-east and Trang to the south. From either of these stations, it is possible to continue your journey to Krabi by bus or taxi. Check out our Train Schedules
Driving To Krabi From Bangkok
The road network in Thailand is dangerous but ok, and there are easy to follow highways that will bring you to Krabi from either the north, south or east. These will bring to you to the main junction at Klong Chilat from where you can head into Krabi Town, or turn right to head to the various beach areas. These are clearly sign posted from this junction (look out for the blue panel sign). Larger hotels will provide off-street parking; this is especially important if staying in the beach area of Ao Nang, where parking can be difficult.
Ao Nang, Railay and Tonsai: Long-tail boats are available to hire for transport to/from Ao Nang to the old Krabi pier in Krabi Town, for about 150 THB. The boats wait to fill up before departure, so don't hold your breath, sometimes it could take hours to leave. Songtaews travel between Krabi and Aonong hourly and charge about 150 THB.
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