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. The Phuket to Krabi, Phi Phi, or Koh Samui ferry leaves according to the fixed timetable and costs $11,5 (the travel time is 2.5 hours). The Phuket-Krabi bus is cheaper ($4.3) and its journey time is also 2.5 hours. A taxi will cost from $90 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. We recommend to use public transport in order or an transfer company to avoid dishonest taxi 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 the 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 mainland.

Phuket to Krabi bus

«Phuket to Krabi» bus
Cost

from $4.3

Waiting time

1h

Travel time

2.5h

Clients

Ind. tourist

You can get to Krabi bus station by public transport. Unlike shared taxis, buses follow a strict route, so there won’t be extra stops on the way. The ticket cost is 150 THB ($4.3). Phuket to Krabi buses are not so comfortable, so this option is not the best one in case you're going from the airport with suitcases. Moreover, the bus will drop you off not in the city center, but at the bus station that is 12 km away from it - so 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:

$4.3

Clients:

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

How to find the 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 shared taxi or usual taxi by simply telling the drop-off location “Bus Terminal 2” to the driver. This trip will cost you around 100 baht ($2.9).

Ferry from Phuket to Krabi

Phuket Krabi ferry
Cost

from $11.5

Waiting time

2.5h

Travel time

2.5h

Clients

Couple

The Phuket to Krabi ferry is a very exotic and fast way to get from one province to another. The duration of such a trip is a little more than 2.5 hours, but you'll have to pay about $11.5-28.6 per person for that. Unfortunately, ferries are not suitable for tourists who suffer from sea sickness or are travelling with large luggage. The Phuket to Krabi speedboat goes at daytime only, and there are not so many voyages per day. Its 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 - 400-1000 THB ($11.5-28.6), for children (4-11 y.o.) - 350-600 THB ($10-17.2)

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:

Ferries depart 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 shared taxi.

Taxi and transfer Phuket - Krabi

Taxi and transfer Phuket - Krabi
Cost

from $90

Waiting time

--

Travel time

1h 45min

Clients

Family

If you don’t want to risk and are not fond of waiting for 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 local drivers’ services as they can be cheaters). Though a transfer and taxi are much more expensive ($90) than other types of transport, you will get to the resort even faster than by sea, and, besides, you will be able to place all your luggage there that is quite difficult when travelling by ferry or bus. Taxis are the only means of transport which is availabe 24/7 and this is important for tourists who are arriving in Phuket at night.

Timetable:

24/7

Route:

to your 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 $90

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 are arriving at night and have large luggage

How to find the 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 your taxi booking, and you will be met at the airport.

Getting from Phuket to Krabi. Info:

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, don't forget about safety and use services of licensed carriers only. Have a nice trip!

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