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Krabi TownKrabi 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.

Check out these great resorts in Krabi, Ao Nang, and Railay Beach

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.

Krabi Nature View

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

Krabi Nature View

Krabi Nature View Guesthouse

 

Phanom Bencha Mountain Retreat

A haven nestled in the foothills of Phanom Bencha National Park on the outskirts of krabi Town.  This resort is quiet, isolated and surrounded by nature. The 1,500 fruit trees and tropical flora and fauna provide guests with exotic scenery and the charm of eating fruit fresh off the tree. A cool dip in our natural spring-fed swimming pool is the perfect way to relax while taking in the surrounding vista of the national park. Only 20 minutes to the Krabi airport and 20 minutes to the Phi Phi pier.
Rooms from 800 THB

Phanom Bencha

Phanom Bencha Mountain Resort and Retreat

 

'A' Mansion Hotel

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!

A Mansion Hotel

A Mansion

 

Pak Up Hostel

Exchange stories, make new friends, and sometimes even find traveling mates to accompany to your next destination at this hotel catering specifically to backpackers. A leisurely stroll from Chao fa Pier offering the best balance between the bustling city life and the feeling of homely accommodation.

The dormitory rooms are fully air-conditioned and are fitted with huge under-bed lockers. The shared bathroom features rain shower facilities.

Pak Up Hostel, Krabi

Pak Up Youth Hostel

 

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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.

Krabi Town Fruit MarketYou 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!
Visit our schedules page for more info. and rates.

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Krabi to Bangkok Direct. Only 700 THB
Depart Krabi 16:00, arrive Khao San Road 5am
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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.
Depart Krabi at 7am or 13:00, arrive 11:45 or 17:30.

Phi Phi to Koh Phangan: ONLY 1300 THB
Krabi to Koh Phangan: ONLY 1050 THB

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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.

Krabi CityPrivate 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. 

If you are in a hurry, or don't want to deal with it, Contact Us for flight  options or private taxi to anywhere in Thailand and Malaysia.

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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.

 

Airlines, Taxi and Ferry Tickets to Krabi, Phi Phi, Ao Nang, Lanta and Koh Lipe Krabi Travel & Tour

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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Krabi Natureview Tours
Krabi is not just a place to sit and wait for the boats to Phi Phi, it's an adventure!

Elephant Trekking, 4 Islands Tours, kayaking, canoeing, fishing and explore sea caves!

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