There is 1 operator that run from Koh Lanta to Ao Nang, with 1 departure per day. If you decide to take a ferry, you can take the Tourist option.
There are 2 operators that run from Koh Lanta to Ao Nang, with 10 departures per day. If you decide to take a minivan, you can take the Standard option.
There are 3 operators that run from Koh Lanta to Ao Nang. If you decide to take a bus-ferry, you can take the Economy and Standard options.
After experiencing perfect beach days and sublime sunsets, leaving Koh Lanta may not be the easiest thing to do. But, knowing that you have Ao Nang’s pretty strips of sand to cure you of your island hangover makes the ride back to the mainland bearable. Plus, there is a lot to do and see in Ao Nang. You’ve got options...
Hitch a ride on a long tail boat to Railay Beach – it’s cut off from the mainland by limestone hills and is arguably, one of the prettiest beaches in Ao Nang. Kick back and relax or explore the caves nearby.
Tonsai Beach is close by and is a great place to practice your rock climbing skills.
For some of the most memorable views of the region’s natural beauty, head to Wat Tham Suea or the Tiger Cave Temple.
Trek to the Emerald Pool in Thung Teao Forest Natural Park and reward your tired legs with a good soak in its warm, turquoise-colored waters.
The distance from Koh Lanta to Ao Nang is 32 miles by air and 60 miles by road.
From minivans to ferries to private taxis, there are many options for transport from Koh Lanta to Ao Nang. The most cost-effective choice is taking a shared minivan with a bus/ferry combo coming in at a close second. For the best views, take a passenger ferry or opt for a speed boat (available only from November to April). If you are looking for a comfortable, hassle-free ride, the best way to get from Koh Lanta to Ao Nang is by renting a private taxi.
Soothing greens and sparkling blues surround you on your ferry ride to Ao Nang, the perfect farewell as you leave alluring Koh Lanta.
If you are traveling by land, you’ll get a mix of scenery. The Koh Lanta Bridge crosses over the beautiful Andaman Sea before taking you into Thailand’s smaller towns and villages. The good news is that your journey ends in Ao Nang – a town known for its superb beaches and charming islands.
Taking a bus/ferry from Koh Lanta to Ao Nang
One of the most popular ways to travel from Koh Lanta to Ao Nang is by bus + ferry. Travel time is only around two to three hours. A minibus will pick you up from your hotel in Koh Lanta and get onto a car ferry at Saladan Pier (Koh Lanta). If you want, you can stay in your vehicle as it boards the ferry. Within a few hours, you’ll arrive at Nopparat Thara Pier (Ao Nang).
Ticket prices, if you choose to travel by shared minivan, are around $17 per person. With departures throughout the day, it’s a convenient option for travelers.
If you are traveling with extended family or as part of a group, you can hire a private minibus or minivan. Private minivans are ideal for groups of six to eight people. With most operators offering hotel pick and drop off, taking a Koh Lanta to Ao Nang bus + ferry is a convenient way to travel this route.
If you rent a private minivan, you have more flexibility in departure time as you can pick a time that works best for your group. The cost of hiring a private minivan is around $100.
The minivans have air conditioning and are fitted with cushioned seats. You’re allowed one large piece of luggage and one small carry-on. It stops along the way for restroom breaks.
Some well-known bus + ferry operators on this route are Andaman Taxi, Jumping Frog Travel, and Srisawat Travel and Tour.
Taking a ferry from Koh Lanta to Ao Nang
A scenic boat ride makes taking the ferry from Koh Lanta to Ao Nang another popular option. The cost of the ferry ride is around $17 per person.
The ferries are air-conditioned and have indoor seating. The passenger ferries also have washrooms, and the larger passenger ferries have snack stands.
If the ferry ride is a direct one from Koh Lanta to Ao Nang, the travel time will be around two to three hours. The ferry typically leaves from the Saladan Pier and arrives at the Nopparat Thara Pier. Many ferry operators stop at Koh Phi Phi island, in which case the travel time increases. It’s advisable to find out if the service you are booking is a direct one or stops along the way.
One of the popular operators that run passenger ferries on this route is the Ao Nang Princess.
Speedboats are also available from November to April, Thailand’s peak tourist season. With a two-hour travel time, speedboats are the quickest way to get to Ao Nang and a popular choice during the peak season. The cost per person is around $80.
Taking a minivan from Koh Lanta to Ao Nang
The Koh Lanta to Ao Nang distance can also be covered by taking a minivan. The Koh Lanta Bridge connects the island to mainland Krabi making land travel possible. It's a good option for those who suffer from seasickness and want to avoid sea travel.
The 60 mile (96 km) distance can be covered in about three to four hours. Ticket prices start from $10, making this one of the most cost-effective options; an excellent choice for those on a tight budget.
The minivans have air conditioning and comfortable, cushioned seats. Pick up is, depending on your operator, either from your hotel or the Saladan Pier in Koh Lanta. There are departures throughout the day so picking a time that works best for you is easy.
Cooperative Passenger Cars Krabi and Hat Yai World Tour are two well-known operators on this route.
Taking a taxi from Koh Lanta to Ao Nang
Hiring a taxi is another option that is available to those traveling this route. Expectedly, it is the most expensive option, but with hotel pick up and drop, more legroom, and flexible departure times, it’s the most convenient option. This might be a good choice for families traveling with kids or couples looking for the most comfortable ride and don’t mind shelling out a little extra for it.
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Bookaway's customers prefer Standard minivan by Cooperative Passenger Cars Krabi
Tourist ferry by Ao Nang Princesswhich usually takes 2h
27 Km (Air)
Standard minivan by Hat Yai World Tour starting at US$10