A beautiful view from within central Krabi

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Bangkok to Krabi

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3 way to get from Bangkok to Krabi

Taking a Bus from Bangkok to Krabi
Know before you go

Many different buses depart from Bangkok to Krabi. Most of the departure times occur in the late afternoon or evening hours. The cabins are updated and provide many amenities for the long journey, like air conditioning, reclining seats, and bathrooms on board. Oftentimes, even meals are provided on board, so no need to worry about packing five-course meals in your luggage.

  • Pros
    • Many cabin class options
    • Free cancellations
    • Possible overnight accommodation replacement
    • Central location for pick up and drop off
    • Makes rest stops
  • Cons
    • Long journey
    • No other transport options
    • There's no faster option
    • Possibly chilly on board (bring a sweater)
    • No sleeper buses
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Taking a Flight from Bangkok to Krabi
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There are 7 operators that run from Bangkok to Krabi, with 1 departure per day. If you decide to take a Flight, you can take the Economy option.

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Taking a Minivan from Bangkok to Krabi
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There is 1 operator that run from Bangkok to Krabi. If you decide to take a Minivan, you can take the Standard option.

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About the ride from Bangkok to Krabi

Bangkok is an eclectic and fun place to visit but after some time in the city, you’ll crave some seaside nature. The southwestern coast of Thailand is the perfect place to relax and rest from the capital’s hustle and bustle. Krabi is a beautiful getaway destination everyone should visit at least once in their life. Once you get to Krabi, some of the prettiest islands in the country are only a stone’s throw away. Famous for their turquoise waters and some of the best snorkeling in the country, Koh Phi Phi, Koh Lanta, and Railay Beach are waiting for you!

When traveling the 783 kilometer (487 mile) distance from Bangkok to Krabi, you have two options. You can hop on a plane and get to Krabi in less than two hours. Alternatively, if you want to save money on both the transfer and the accommodation, you can travel by bus. All of the buses that go from Bangkok to Krabi depart in the evening, so you’ll have plenty of time to catch up on your sleep.

Travelers who are flying to Krabi will arrive at Krabi International Airport, which is 15 kilometers outside town, so you’ll have to think about how to get into town. At the airport, there are air-conditioned shuttle buses, shared pick up taxis (songthaew), and regular taxis waiting outside the airport. If you’re choosing one of these options, always negotiate a flat rate before your journey, and you’ll avoid being overcharged.

During your stay, you’ll have many beautiful places to explore. Start off with a walk around Krabi town, soaking in the vibe of the place, and trying out some of the tasty local food. 

The best time to visit Krabi is from November to April. If you visit during this time, you’ll avoid the rainy season, as well as the high humidity combined with hot weather.


What to see when traveling from Bangkok to Krabi

What you’re able to see when traveling from Bangkok to Krabi depends on the type of transportation you choose, and your departure time. If you’re flying from Bangkok to Krabi on a clear day, you’ll be able to enjoy views over the Andaman Sea on one side, and the Gulf of Thailand on the other.

If you’re traveling on a bus, there won’t be much to see during your ride, as you’ll mostly be traveling during the night. This is a great time to catch up on your sleep so that you have lots of energy to explore Krabi as soon as you arrive.

Once you get some rest, it’s time to explore the beautiful Krabi area. One of the most popular spots to see is the Khao Ngon Nak viewpoint. You’ll get to the top after an easy two-hour hike, and the view from the top will leave you speechless.

Krabi has many amazing beaches, and one of them is the Railay Beach, which is considered one of the most beautiful beaches in Thailand. You can only reach Railay Beach by boat. It is very secluded, covered with white sand, and surrounded with limestone cliffs. Here, you’ll have a feeling like you escaped from it all.

There are more than 200 small islands sitting just off the coast of Krabi, and you can explore them by renting a kayak.

One of the things you shouldn’t miss out on while you’re here are the Phi Phi islands. They’re only a 90-minute ferry ride away from Krabi. Once you reach them, you’ll feel like you walked straight into paradise – tropical beaches, clear turquoise water, and amazing rock formations will make you want to stay here forever!

How to get from Bangkok to Krabi


Hopping on a plane from Bangkok to Krabi is an easy, hassle-free way to travel between these two places. The plane ride takes less than an hour and a half to arrive. While flying is a more convenient option, it’s also more expensive. Also, keep in mind that with most airlines, the luggage isn’t included in the price of the ticket, and you’ll have to pay an extra fee if you have more than carry-on luggage.

Taking a bus

Traveling on a bus between Bangkok and Krabi is a good option for travelers on a budget. All buses travel during the night, so you’ll save on both the transfer and the accommodation. The buses take between 12 and 16 hours to arrive, depending on the operator you choose. The buses are equipped with toilets, comfortable seats, A/C, and blankets. Water, snacks, and a meal are also included in the price of the ticket. The buses will make frequent stops for use of the toilet facilities and so you stock up on food and drink.

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Reviews of the ride from Bangkok to Krabi


Based on 30 review from Bookaway users who traveled from Bangkok to Krabi

  • J
    -Good for Thailand. -But they don't speak English. -bus have 2 hour delay.
  • A
    Nice trip only English language problem Bus neat clean Don’t book middle seat it’s above toilet so smell
  • R
    This is a long drive bit cold because of the air-conditioned the toilet not very nice so make sure not need for business nr 2 .
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