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 Krabi Airport (KBV), located around 14km (8.6mi) east of Krabi town centre.

From most overseas destinations this requires first flying into Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport (BKK), or Singapore's Changi Airport (SIN), followed by a connecting flight to Krabi Airport (KBV).

Alternatively, fly into Phuket and take an air-conditioned bus to 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 China: Air China, Hainan Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, Shanghai Airlines, Spring Airlines, Cathay Dragon, Hong Kong Express and Thai AirAsia offer the most convenient flights to Krabi.

Hong Kong to Krabi is 4 hrs 40 min, direct flight

Beijing to Krabi is 7 hrs 30 min, connecting flightˆ
Shanghai to Krabi is 6 hrs 5 min, connecting flightˆ


From Malaysia: AirAsia operates the most convenient flights to Krabi.

Kuala Lumpur to Krabi is 1 hrs 20 min, direct flight


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 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, connecting flight via Singaporeˆ
Brisbane to Krabi is 11 hrs 10 min, connecting flight via Singaporeˆ
Sydney to Krabi is 11 hrs 35 min, connecting flight via Bangkokˆ
Melbourne to Krabi is 11 hrs, connecting flight via Kuala Lumpurˆ
Perth to Krabi is 7 hrs 50 mins, 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, connecting flight via Kuala Lumpurˆ


From United Arab Emirates: Emirates, Etihad, Thai Airways and Bangkok Airways offer the most convenient flights to Krabi.

Abu Dhabi to Krabi is 10 hrs 15 min, connecting flightˆ
Dubai to Krabi is 9 hrs 20 min, connecting flightˆ


From 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, connecting flight via Bangkokˆ


From Ireland: Qatar Airways offers the most convenient flights to Phuket.

Dublin to Krabi is 15 hrs 30 min, connecting flightˆ


From France: Air France, Thai Airways International and Bangkok Airways offer the most convenient scheduled flights to Krabi.

Paris to Krabi is 13 hrs 45 min, connecting flight via Bangkokˆ


From Germany: Thai Airways, Lufthansa, Norwegian Air Shuttle and Scandinavian Airlines offer the most convenient flights to Krabi.

Berlin to Krabi is 14 hrs 10 min, connecting flightˆ
Dusseldorf to Krabi is 13 hrs 5 min, connecting flightˆ
Frankfurt to Krabi is 13 hrs 35 min, connecting flightˆ
Hamburg to Krabi is 12 hrs 50 min, connecting flightˆ
Munich to Krabi is 12 hrs 55 min, connecting flightˆ


From 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, connecting flightˆ
Boston to Krabi is 20 hrs 5 min, connecting flightˆ
Chicago to Krabi is 23 hrs 15 min, connecting flightˆ
Dallas-Fort Worth to Krabi is 24 hrs, connecting flightˆ
New York to Krabi is 20 hrs 55 min, connecting flightˆ
Los Angeles to Krabi is 20 hrs, connecting flightˆ
San Francisco to Krabi is 19 hrs 45 min, 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, connecting flight via Hong Kongˆ
Montreal to Krabi is 21 hrs 55 min, connecting flight via Dohaˆ
Vancouver to Krabi is 18 hrs 40 min, connecting flight via Hong Kongˆ

(ˆincludes transfer time.)


Flying in

Krabi Airport (KBV) is located 14km (8.6mi) east of Krabi Town.


Transfer between terminals

The two terminals are located within the same building and are connected by a walkway.


Public transport

Taxi: Taxi booths are located in the arrivals hall. All airport taxis are prepaid and run at a flat rate of 600 Baht.

Bus: An official airport bus connects the airport with Krabi town centre and Ao Nang. Bus leaves every 8 to 10 minutes depending on the number of passengers.

Prices vary from 100 Baht to 150 Baht per person. Tickets can be bought from a transport booth inside the terminal.

Local buses known as Songthaews operate from the main road (Phet Kasem) to Krabi town centre. The fare is about 50 Baht per person.

Shuttle: Hotels and resorts can arrange transport for guests by prior arrangement.


Car rental

Car hire companies at Krabi International Airport include Hertz, Budget, National Car Rental, Thai Rent A Car and SIXT.


Terminal facilities

Money: Currency exchange facilities are situated in Terminal 1 Arrivals. ATMs are available in both terminals.

Food: Cafes are available in both terminals before and after security. There is also a restaurant on the top floor serving Thai dishes.

Shopping: There are a handful of souvenir shops located at both terminals. Duty-free shopping is available in the luggage collection area.

Wi-Fi: Wi-Fi internet access is available at coffee shops and restaurants at the airport. There are several lounges operated by airlines which offer Wi-Fi internet access

Other: There is a prayer room on the walkway above the international departures gate.


Disabled facilities

The airport is wheelchair accessible. Contact the airport service (tel: +66 75 636 541) or your airline for specific assistance.


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: 6 May, 2022



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