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Revision as of 09:53, 24 January 2006

Krabi is the provincial capital of Krabi Province.


Krabi is a small city with a population of around 18,000. Located just upriver from the coast, it has no beaches and hence many visitors make a beeline for Ao Nang or Rai Leh (Railay).

Get in

Direct connections are by air and road; travellers can also take a train to Surat Thani and continue on to Krabi by bus from there.

By plane

Krabi International Airport (KBV) is about 10 km from the city centre. There are direct flights to Krabi from Bangkok and Singapore: Thai Airways fly from Bangkok several times daily, while Tiger Airways fly from Singapore four times a week.

Krabi Limousine (tel. +66-75692073) has a desk inside the terminal and provides "limousine taxi" (using large air-conditioned sedans) transport to Krabi for 300 baht; National Car Rental also has a branch at the airport. Cheaper rides are available outside the terminal from motorcycle taxis.

If leaving from Krabi Airport, note that the international departure tax is 400B. Tax for domestic flights is already included in your ticket.

By train

By bus

Buses from Bangkok's Southern Bus Terminal (tel. +66 (0) 24351199) to Krabi take about 12 hours and depart as follows:

  • VIP bus - 07:20 - 710 baht
  • First class bus - 19:00 - 486 baht
  • Second class bus - 07:30, 19:00, 19:30, 21:00 - 378 baht

Buses also run from the east coast with connection to ferries to Ko Samui and onward. Choose your ticket carefully - the trip should take no more than three hours, but some travellers have endured ridiculous ten hour rides which included extensive "repair stops" right in front of restaurants coincidentally affiliated with the bus company... you can avoid such hassles by using state-run BKS buses instead of dodgy private operators.

Shuttle buses run between Krabi airport and Phuket airport several times a day. There are also regular buses that make the 2 hour run.

By car

Krabi is located on Highway 4.

By boat

Get around



Kayaking to Rock Climbing. = guide to Krabi Activities = Krabi Area tour agent



At night there is a charming night market close to the promenade next to the piers. Food is good and cheap, with muslim influences. From time to time the town organizes shows on a small stage next to the market.



  • City Hotel, 15/2-4 Sukon Road Mueng; tel. +66-75611961 fax. +66-75621282. This is a standard western style hotel, comfortable but not especially luxurious. Trappings include hot water and cable TV. Double rooms with fan start from 450 baht and rooms with air-con from 650 baht.

Get out

Ferries run to Ko Phi Phi, Ko Jum and Ko Lanta daily. Most depart in the morning. Tickets can be purchased at the dock or from tourist offices and most local guesthouses and hotels. The normal passenger ferry does not start from the center of town anymore, but from a new passenger port about 3 km outside Krabi. Free taxi transfer to the pier should be included in the price of your ticket. If your boat starts from the old piers in the center of town (Chao Fah pier or Phi Phi pier), you are most likely on a more expensive and longer tourist boat ride.

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