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How to get to Krabi

Krabi is located 814km (505mi) south of Bangkok, 165km (102mi) east of Phuket and 42km (26mi) east of Koh Phi Phi.

The most convenient route to Krabi is by air to Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi International Airport (BKK), followed by a connecting flight to Krabi Airport (KBV).

You can also fly direct from Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, as well as from Phuket.

Numerous air-conditioned buses and mini-buses run between Phuket and Krabi.

A daily boat service connect Koh Phi Phi and Ko Lanta to Krabi, with onward connections by speedboat to Railey and Khlong Muang beach, among others; a songtaew (pickup truck) service runs between Krabi Town and Ao Nang Beach.


Flight times to Krabi

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.)


Flying in

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.


Entry requirements

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.


Getting around

Most resorts offer fast speedboats to explore the coast; a frequent songtaew (pickup truck) service runs between Krabi Town and Ao Nang Beach. Hire cars and scooters are available. Taxis can also be rented by the day. Thais drive on the left-hand side of the road.

Ferries and private long-tail boats connect the mainland to all the off-shore islands.


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Latest update: How to get to Krabi: 2 June, 2019


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