Ko Lanta Yai – the largest of 52 islands that make up the Ko Lanta group – is located 70km (43mi) south of Krabi town – a one hour boat ride from the mainland.
The most convenient route to Ko Lanta is by air to Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi International Airport (BKK), followed by a connecting flight to Krabi International Airport (KBV). A daily public ferry connects Krabi to Ko Lanta.
You can also fly direct from Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, as well as from Phuket in Thailand.
Krabi is located 814km (505mi) south of Bangkok, 165km (102mi) east of Phuket and 42km (26mi) east of Koh Phi Phi.
Numerous air-conditioned buses and mini-buses run between Phuket and Krabi.
Most resorts can meet arriving guests by prior arrangement at Krabi International Airport and provide transportation, including the 45-minute drive to Ban Hua Hin jetty and the one-hour boat ride to Ko Lanta.
The following are the most convenient flights to Krabi, Thailand.
Within Thailand: Bangkok Airways, Thai Airways and Thai Smile offer daily flights from Suvarnabhumi International Airport.
Nok Air, Thai Lion Mentari and Thai AirAsia offer daily flights from Don Muang Airport.
Bangkok to Krabi is 1 hr 20 min, direct flight
From the United States: Qatar Airways offers a one-stop flight to Krabi via Doha from the East Coast; Singapore Airlines and Scoot Tigerair offer flights via Singapore, and United Airlines and Shanghai Airlines offer flights to Krabi via Shanghai from the West Coast.
Alternatively, many carriers offer flights via Bangkok, including British Airways, Thai Airways International, Korean Air, Cathay Pacific, Emirates, Philippine Airlines, American Airlines and United Airlines.
Atlanta to Krabi is 23 hrs 45 min, with connecting flightˆ
Boston to Krabi is 20 hrs 5 min, with connecting flightˆ
Chicago to Krabi is 23 hrs 15 min, with connecting flightˆ
Dallas-Fort Worth to Krabi is 24 hrs, with connecting flightˆ
New York to Krabi is 20 hrs 55 min, with connecting flightˆ
Los Angeles to Krabi is 20 hrs, with connecting flightˆ
San Francisco to Krabi is 19 hrs 45 min, with connecting flightˆ
From Canada: Air Canada, Shanghai Airlines, Cathay Pacific and Thai AirAsia offer the most convenient scheduled flights to Krabi.
Toronto to Krabi is 21 hrs 50 min, with connecting flight via Hong Kongˆ
Montreal to Krabi is 21 hrs 55 min, with connecting flight via Dohaˆ
Vancouver to Krabi is 18 hrs 40 min, with connecting flight via Hong Kongˆ
From Australia: Thai Airways International, Malaysian Airlines, AirAsia, Singapore Airlines and Scoot Tigerair offer the most convenient scheduled flights to Krabi.
Adelaide to Krabi is 13 hrs 15 min, with connecting flight via Singaporeˆ
Brisbane to Krabi is 11 hrs 10 min, with connecting flight via Singaporeˆ
Sydney to Krabi is 11 hrs 35 min, with connecting flight via Bangkokˆ
Melbourne to Krabi is 11 hrs, with connecting flight via Kuala Lumpurˆ
Perth to Krabi is 7 hrs 50 mins, with connecting flight via Kuala Lumpurˆ
From New Zealand: Malaysian Airlines and AirAsia offer the most convenient scheduled flights to Krabi via Kula Lumpur. Thai Airways International and Scoot TigerAir also offer scheduled flights to Krabi via Singapore.
Auckland to Krabi is 13 hrs 50 min, with connecting flight via Kuala Lumpurˆ
From Singapore: Thai AirAsia and Scoot TigerAir offer the most convenient scheduled flights to Krabi.
Singapore to Krabi is 1 hrs 40 min, direct flight
From the United Kingdom: Thai Airways International, British Airways and Bangkok Airways offer the most convenient scheduled flights to Krabi.
London to Krabi is 14 hrs 50 min, with connecting flight via Bangkokˆ
From France: Air France, Thai Airways International and Bangkok Airways offer the most convenient scheduled flights to Krabi.
Paris to Bangkok is 13 hrs 45 min, with connecting flight via Bangkokˆ
(ˆincludes layover time.)
Krabi Airport (KBV) is located 18km (11mi)east of Krabi Town. Hotels and resorts can arrange transport for guests by prior arrangement.
Suvarnabhumi International Airport (BKK) (also known unofficially as Bangkok Airport) is located at Samat Prakan, around 30km (18mi) east of Bangkok and 60km (37mi) east of Pattaya.
A passport valid for at least six months beyond intended period of stay, a return/onward ticket and proof of sufficient funds. No visa is required for a stay of up to 30 days.
Apart from walking, bicycles are usually provided complimentary by the resorts. Cars and motorcycles are available for hire; you can also hire a car with a driver (recommended). Thais drive on the left-hand side of the road.
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Latest update: How to get to Ko Lanta Yai: 31 May, 2019
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