The fastest way to get to Krabi from Koh Lanta is by taking the high-speed ferry. This will save you travel time and let you make the most of your time in Krabi or Koh Lanta. This ferry can be seasonal so make sure you check the schedule to plan your trip properly.
For a more affordable and still comfortable journey from Koh Lanta to Krabi, taking the shared minivan is a great option. You will also get picked up from your hotel so it is easier for you to arrange this transfer.
The most convenient and comfortable journey from Koh Lanta to Krabi is on your own private car. The car will have its own English speaking driver and will pick you up from your hotel and drop you off at any hotels in Krabi too. Bonus is that you can make requests to stop along the way.
There are 7 operators that run from Koh Lanta to Krabi, with 18 departures per day. If you decide to take a Bus+Ferry, you can take the High Speed option.
Even though you might want to stay in Koh Lanta forever, the time has come to continue your journey across Thailand. Krabi is the perfect place to visit after spending some magical days in Koh Lanta.
When traveling the 84 kilometer (52 mile) distance between Koh Lanta and Krabi, you have a few transportation options to choose from. You can book a bus + ferry ride ticket. This ride will take between 2 and four hours to arrive in Krabi, depending on how many passengers need to be picked up and dropped off. If you’re based near the Saladan Pier, you can choose to only buy the ferry ticket. Keep in mind that you’ll have to think about the additional transportation from the Klong Jirad Pier in Krabi to your accommodation or the airport.
Your third option is a minivan that takes 2 hours to arrive in Krabi. There are both private and shared rides available. For groups of two who want more privacy during their journey between Koh Lanta and Krabi, there’s an option of booking a private car. The car takes 2 hours to arrive in Krabi, and you can choose your departure time. If you book a minivan or a car, the ferry ticket is included in the price.
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.
No matter which transportation option you choose, you’ll have to get on a ferry to get to Krabi from Koh Lanta. During the ride, the boat will be gliding through the Andaman Sea, with views across the beautiful clear water. Have your camera ready, because you’ll want to remember these moments.
Once you arrive in Krabi, you can take a walk around Krabi Town, and grab some of the tasty local food. If you’re in the mood for swimming, you can go on to explore some of the many breathtaking beaches in Krabi. One of the most popular ones is Railay Beach, which is also considered one of the most beautiful beaches in all of Thailand.
For those who prefer walking over swimming, the perfect spot to explore is the Khao Ngon Nak viewpoint. After an easy two hour hike, you’ll get to the top and the view you’ll see will leave you speechless.
Taking a bus + ferry
Booking a bus + ferry ride ticket between Koh Lanta and Krabi is an easy and affordable way to travel between these two places. The trip operator will pick you up at your hotel in Koh Lanta, and drop you off at Krabi Airport, or any hotel in Krabi or Klong Muang beach.
Even though it’s an advantage to choose your pick up and drop off locations, it’s also a downside. Your journey might be longer compared to other types of transport because it might take more time to pick up and drop off all of the passengers. You can also get a private ride and leave whenever you want to.
Taking a ferry
For travelers who are staying near the Saladan Pier in Koh Lanta, there’s an option to only book a ferry ticket. The ferry is high speed and equipped with A/C on the lower deck. There are also toilets on board. Keep in mind that you’ll arrive in Klong Jirad Pier and that you might also need additional transportation to your accommodation or the airport in case you’re not staying somewhere near the pier.
Taking a private car
For one or two travelers who need more privacy on their journey between Koh Lanta and Krabi, there are private cars available. The car will pick you up at your hotel in Koh Lanta and drop you off at the airport in Krabi. The ferry ticket is included in the price.
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High Speed Ferry by Tigerlinewhich usually takes 1h
53 Km (Air)
Economy Bus+Ferry by Goodluck Lanta starting at US$9
Approximately, there are 50 departures each day. You can also book a private ride and leave whenever you want.