Getting around Krabi
Getting to Near by Provinces
From Krabi Bus Terminal there are services, both air-conditioned and non air-conditioned to nearby provinces, i.e. Phuket, Phang-nga, Trang, Hat Yai and Surat Thani (Samui). In addition, many local travel agencies in town provide air-conditioned buses or vans to these provinces.
The bus terminal, which is located 4 kilometers north of town at Talat Kao, provides bus services between Krabi and the following destinations:
Hat Yai (96 bahts/ordinary bus bus, 130 bahts /2nd class bus bus, 173 bahts /1st class bus), Nakhon Si Thammarat (67 bahts / ordinary bus), Phuket (65 bahts /ordinary bus, 91 bahts /2nd class bus, 117 bahts /1st class bus), Phang-nga (46 bahts /ordinary bus, 64 bahts /2nd class bus, 82 bahts /1st class bus), Ranong (106 bahts /ordinary bus), Su-nagi Kolok (335 bahts./1st class bus), Surat Thani (61 bahts /ordinary bus, 126 bahts /2nd class bus), Trang (50 bahts /ordinary bus, 70 bahts /2nd class bus, 90 bahts /1st class bus).
For schedule and more information, contact Krabi Bus Terminal, tel. 0 7561 1804
By bus/boat combination
To Ko Samui: Travel agencies in town offer bus/boat tickets to Ko Samui (300-370 bahts, four times a day), and also to Ko Pha-Ngan (450 bahts, four times a day).
Getting around the city and nearby Districts
From Krabi Bus Terminal, located in Talat Kao, there are both local red buses and government buses depart regularly from 6.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. to other counties including major tourist spots. It costs 10 bahts to get to a destination in town. To travel further, i.e. to Ao Nang and hat Noppharat Thara, take the local white bus from Maharat Road for a fare of 20 bahts
Songthaew and tuk tuk to the government bus terminal costs 8 bahts while a motorcycle taxi costs 30 bahts. Tuk tuks can be chartered for trips around the town for flat rates i.e. to the bus station (50 bahts), What Tham Seua (100 bahts) and the airport (200 bahts).
Most of Songthaews leave in front of the 7-11 on Maharat Road. Destinations include Ao Leuk (20 bahts), Ao Nam Mao (40 bahts), Ao Nang (20 bahts), Hat Noppharat Thara (20 bahts) and Su San Hoi (40 bahts).
There is also a service to Ban Hua Hin (Ferry pier to Ko Lanta). The bay is situated at the intersection of Phattana and Preuksa Uthit Roads. Costing around 40 bahts/person, the service runs frequently and takes 40 minutes.
Alternatively, it is possible to rent a car to travel around town and to nearby provinces. Several agencies and guesthouses provide motorcycle rental for 150 bahts/day while Jeep rental fees may range from 800 to 1,200 bahts/day.
For more convenience, it is possible to hire a taxi, rent a motorcycle or a van at travel agencies and hotels. The local minibuses depart from Vogue Department Store on Maharat Road to the following destinations:
Krabi Boek Fa Andaman Festival
Krabi Boek Fa Andaman Festival is annually held to inaugurate the provinces tourist season. The festival features parades, local products contests, sea Kayak competitions and boat races.
Loi Ruea Chao Le Festival
Loi Ruea Chao Le Festival is a rare festival on Ko Lanta of sea gypsies. The festival is held annually, on the full moon day in the sixth and the eleventh months of the lunar calendar. The sea gypsies on Ko Lanta and from neighbouring areas will gather at the beach near Ban Sala Dan to float boats in the sea in order to bring good luck. The Rong Ngeng, a typical southern dance as well as traditional music, will be performed around the boats.