How to get from Phuket to Krabi?

This article is about how to get from Phuket Airport to Krabi: distance, travel time, stops, and cost

How to get from Phuket Airport to Krabi

You can get from Phuket to Krabi by ferry, bus, or taxi. Phuket to Krabi, Phi Phi or Koh Samui ferry leaves according to the fixed timetable and costs $15 (the travel time is 2.5 hours). The Phuket-Krabi bus is cheaper ($4.2) and its journey time is also 2.5 hours. Phuket to Krabi taxi will cost $105 for a trip which lasts 1h 45 min. The Phuket to Krabi distance is 180 km by land, and tree times less - by water.

Buses running between towns and provinces of Thailand are regular. But as an island, Phuket does not have such facilities as a railway. When traveling from Phuket to Krabi, we recommend to use public transport in order not to face dishonest drivers. For families with children, aged travellers and all inexperienced tourists, it is better to prepare for the trip in advance and book a taxi. Extreme travel enthusiasts will definitely like Phuket to Krabi ferry.

Phuket to Krabi by road

Lots of tourists from different countries of the world come to Phuket which is the main resort of Thailand. Its international airport of the same name serves more than 3 million people every year. But not all of them are going to stay in Phuket. If you want to get to know Thailand better, then you should go to Krabi. It is a large province in the southeast of the country. It includes a variety of resort places both mainland towns and islands (Phi-Phi, Koh Samui, etc.). Though Krabi has its own airport, many tourists first come to Phuket and then get from the island to Krabi.

Phuket to Krabi bus

«Phuket to Krabi» bus
Cost

from $4,2

Waiting time

1h

Travel time

2.5h

Clients

ind. tourists

You can get to Krabi bus station by public transport. Unlike route taxis, buses follow a strict route, so there won’t be extra stops. The ticket cost is THB 150 ($4,2). Phuket to Krabi buses are not so comfortable, so this way to get to Krabi is not the best one in case you go from the airport with suitcases. Moreover, Phuket Krabi bus will drop you off not in the city center, but at the bus station that is 12 km away from it - and to get to the resort area, you'll have to book a taxi or use a songthaew.

Timetable:

06:20 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Route:

Main Phuket bus terminal (N2) - Krabi bus station (12 km from the city)

Travel time:

2.5h

Waiting time:

1h

Comfort level:

low

Price:

$2.4

Clients:

travellers without large luggage, experienced tourists who know the route and the language, tourists without small children

How to find Phuket to Krabi bus stop:

New bus terminal N2 is located in the north of Phuket Town, opposite the largest market called Super Cheap Market. You can get there from the airport or hotel by local route taxi or usual taxi by simply telling the drop-off location “Bus Terminal 2”. This trip will cost you approximately 60-80 baht ($1.6-2.2).

Ferry from Phuket to Krabi

Phuket Krabi ferry
Cost

from $15

Waiting time

2.5h

Travel time

2.5h

Clients

couples

Phuket to Krabi ferry is a very exotic and fast way to get from one province to another. The duration of this trip is a little more than 2.5 hours, but you'll have to pay for it about $15-25 per person. Unfortunately, ferries are not suitable for tourists who have sea sickness or large luggage. Phuket to Krabi speedboat goes at daytime only, and there are not so many voyages. The timetable is often changed, that’s why it is better to check this information on the seaport website right before the trip.

Ferry timetable:

08:30 a.m. - 15:00 p.m.

Route:

08:30, 11:00, 13:30, 15:00 from Rassada Pier to Phi-Phi (Tonsai Pier)
08.30 from Rassada Pier to Ao-Nang (Klong Jilad Pier).

Travel time:

2.5h

Waiting time:

2.5h

Comfort level:

medium: exotic, sea trip, fast travel

Cost:

for adults - 350-780 TBH (10-22$), for children (4-11 y.o.) - 250-590 TBH (7-17$)

Clients:

travellers without large luggage, experienced tourists who know the language and the route, tourists without children

How to find the ferry pier to get to Krabi:

The ferry goes from Rassada Pier which is located in the south of Phuket Town. You can get there by pink bus N3 (Rassada Port stop) or by route taxi.

Taxi and transfer Phuket - Krabi

Taxi and transfer Phuket - Krabi
Cost

from $105

Waiting time

--

Travel time

1h 45min

Clients

Families

If you don’t want to risk and are not fond of waiting and changing transport, you can book a taxi. Provident tourists can book a transfer from Phuket to Krabi in advance. Those who want to take a car on the spot should apply to one of the official companies such as Ttaxi Service (don’t use the local drivers’ service as they can be cheaters). Though Phuket Krabi transfer and taxi are much more expensive ($105) than other types of transport, you will get to the resort even faster than by sea, and, besides, you will be able to place there all your luggage that is quite difficult when travelling by ferry or bus. Taxi is the only kind of transport which is availabe 24/7 and this is important for tourists who come to Phuket at night.

Timetable:

24/7

Route:

to the hotel or given address

Travel time:

1h 45min

Waiting time:

--

Comfort level:

high: air conditioning, trip without stops, without other passengers, child seats, fresh water, english speaking driver

Cost:

from $105

Clients:

families with children, inexperienced tourists, tourists who are in the country for the first time, tourists with a language barrier, elderly tourists, those who arrive at night and have large luggage

How to find a stand for taxis or transfers from Phuket to Krabi:

Inform the operator of the transfer company about your pick up address or add your flight number to the taxi booking and you will be met at the airport.

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How to get from Phuket to Krabi

We hope that your trip across Thailand will start with positive emotions, and you will choose the most comfortable way to get from Phuket to Krabi. No matter which type of transport you choose, remember about safety and use the service of licensed carriers only. Have a nice trip!

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