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3 way to get from Krabi to Bangkok

Taking a bus from Krabi to Bangkok
Know before you go

Many different buses depart from Krabi to Bangkok. 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
    • Free cancellations
    • Makes rest stops
    • Many different class options
    • Possible overnight accommodation replacement
    • Central location for pick up and drop off
  • 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 Krabi to Bangkok
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There are 7 operators that run from Krabi to Bangkok, with 2 departure per day. If you decide to take a flight, you can take the Economy option.

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

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About the ride from Krabi to Bangkok

After a relaxing time spent in the beautiful Krabi, it’s time to continue your Thai adventure, and explore the world-famous vibrant Bangkok.

When traveling the 783 kilometer (487 mile) distance between Krabi and Bangkok, you have two options. The fastest transportation option is hopping on a plane. In less than two hours, you’ll arrive in the capital. Of course, flying from Krabi to Bangkok is a bit more expensive compared to other means of transport. Your other option is to travel on a sleeper bus. This is a great choice for those who want to save money on both accommodation and transportation. All buses leave from Krabi in the evening and take between 13 and 16 hours to arrive, so you’ll have plenty of time to catch up on your sleep.

No matter what time you arrive in Bangkok, there’s always something to do, because the city never sleeps. The capital of Thailand is a place rich with history and culture, which you can see both in the streets and the museums, temples, and palaces. To get to know Bangkok, dedicate some time to exploring these facets of the city.


What to see when traveling from Krabi to Bangkok

If you’re traveling on a plane, the weather is clear, and you grabbed the popular window seat, you’ll be able to enjoy beautiful views over the Gulf of Thailand, and the Andaman Sea. This is the perfect way to say goodbye to the paradise you’ve just spent some of your days in.

Those who are traveling on a bus will mostly be riding during the night, so there won’t be much to see outside of your window. Use this time to catch up on your sleep, so that you’ll have lots of energy for exploring Bangkok as soon as you arrive. If you’re one of those people who can’t relax and sleep on a moving vehicle, you can always finish your next blog post about Krabi, organize hundreds of photos you took, or read a book.

Once you arrive in Bangkok, you’ll be greeted by the city’s eclectic streets and energy. From here, you can go on to explore the city and try out some local food, or find a way to get to your accommodation. 

During your stay, make sure to visit some of the top attractions. Bangkok is a city rich with culture, and you can spend days exploring it and still find out new, exciting places. Start off with the beautiful Grand Palace. Spend some time learning in the Bangkok National Museum, Jim Thompson House Museum, and the Bangkok Art and Culture Center. Get to know the city’s religious side in Erawan Shrine, Wat Phra Kaew, Wat Arun, and Wat Pho. When you get tired of walking around town, grab a drink in one of the city’s famous cocktail bars. 

If you want a day off to recharge your batteries, relax in one of the many green parks you can find everywhere around town.

No matter how long you’re staying in Bangkok, there’s always something new and exciting to do. 


How to get from Krabi to Bangkok

Taking a bus

For travelers on a budget, traveling on a bus between Krabi and Bangkok is a good option. All buses travel during the night, and you’ll be able to save money on both the accommodation and the transfer. The buses take between 12 and 16 hours to arrive, depending on the operator you choose. All buses are well equipped for a comfortable ride with toilets, comfy 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 the toilet and getting some food.



If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to get from Krabi to Bangkok, hopping on a plane is the perfect choice for you. The flight takes less than an hour and a half to arrive. This is the most comfortable and convenient way of getting from Krabi to Bangkok, but it’s also more expensive compared to the bus tickets. Additionally, some airlines don’t include the luggage in the price of the ticket, so you might have to pay an extra fee if you have more than carry-on luggage.

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Reviews of the ride from Krabi to Bangkok


Based on 28 review from Bookaway users who traveled from Krabi to Bangkok

  • 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 .
  • R
    Not bad
  • A
    Good to have a free meal during the trip and some snack
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