Travel from Koh Phangan to Krabi (July 2022)

To travel from Koh Phangan to Krabi you need to take a connecting bus from the mainland ferry port to the bus station for the road trip to Krabi. To save time you can pay more for a joint ferry and bus service which travels direct from Koh Phangan to Krabi town.

Bus times from Koh Phangan to Krabi


There are currently 7 direct services a day from Koh Phangan to Krabi.

PhanganKrabiCostCompany
05:0013:00795 THBRaja Ferry
05:0013:30580 THBPhantip Travel
08:0016:00795 THBRaja Ferry
08:0016:30580 THBPhantip Travel
11:0015:301,200 THBLomprayah
11:0019:00795 THBRaja Ferry
11:0018:30580 THBPhantip Travel
  • The fastest service from Koh Phangan to Krabi is provided by the Lomprayah High Speed Ferry Company which completes the journey from Koh Phangan to Krabi town in just 4 hours 30 minutes.
  • All services from Koh Phangan to Krabi depart from Thong Sala town.
  • All services drop off passengers at a various locations in Krabi town.

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Option 1: Raja Ferry


The first stage of this journey is a 2.5 hour ferry journey to Donsak (near Surat Thani) on the Thai mainland. From there a bus takes passengers to Krabi Bus Terminal.

Raja Ferry Bus Times to Krabi
PhanganKrabiJourneyCost
05:0013:008 hr 00 m฿ 795
08:0016:008 hr 00 m฿ 795
11:0019:008 hr 00 m฿ 795
Raja Ferry
Raja Ferry

Option 2: Lomprayah Ferry


This service also starts with a ferry service from Koh Phangan to Donsak, however, the ferries they use are high-speed catamarans and they travel much faster than the Seatran boats. The ferry journey takes around 1 hour 15 minutes and the overall journey is about 1 hour faster with the Lomprayah service, although the ticket price is 100 THB per person more expensive than the tickets sold by the Seatran Discovery Company.

Lomprayah Ferry Bus Times to Krabi
PhanganKrabiJourneyCost
11:0015:304 hr 30 m฿ 1,200

Option 3: Phantip Travel


Phantip Travel operates 3 service per day from Koh Phangan to Krabi. The first stop is just outside Krabi town. The service then carries on to Ao Nam Pier for local boat to Railay. The Phantip Travel service from Koh Phangan to Krabi represents excellent value for money: it is the cheapest service but not the slowest.

Phantip Travel Bus Times to Krabi
PhanganKrabiJourneyCost
05:0013:308 hr 30 m฿ 580
08:0016:308 hr 30 m฿ 580
11:0018:307 hr 30 m฿ 580

Independent Travel from Koh Phangan to Krabi


For those who have time, but want to save money, take the Raja Ferry to Surat Thani city (340 THB for a joint boat and bus ticket) and from there take a minivan to Krabi, which should cost around 200 THB. This journey is slow, first you take the car ferry to Donsak (2 hours 30 minutes) then you must travel from Donsak to Surat Thani city (a 90 minute bus journey) in order to get a minivan or a bus. Minivans leave when they are full so sometimes there can be big delay. The bus takes 5 hours to get from Surat Thani city to Krabi. Minibuses take around 4 hours. This makes a total travelling time of 8 to 9 hours, plus waiting times between connections increasing to the length of journey to 10 to 12 hours.

Minivans at Talad Kaset 2 bus station in Surat Thani
Minivans at Talad Kaset 2 bus station in Surat Thani

Direct Services from Koh Phangan to Krabi


For the journey from Koh Phangan to Krabi we recommend using one of the direct services because they are comfortable, fast and reliable. They also take the stress out of the journey as the same company organises both the ferry and the bus or minivan.

Koh Phangan Ferry Port


All three direct services from Koh Phangan to Krabi depart from the main pier in Thong Sala. It is normally very easy to get from any point on Koh Phangan to Thong Sala pier. There are many local people who provide private and shared taxi services. It is normal for guests staying on Koh Phangan to ask at the resort they staying at about transfers to Thong Sala. The cost of a taxi booked through a resort on Koh Phangan is normally no different to the cost of one booked directly with the taxi operator.

Location of Thong Sala Pier


Google Map of Thong Sala Pier

Arrival in Krabi


  • Each service has a different arrival point in Krabi:
Seatran Discovery service from Koh Phangan to Krabi

This service terminates at the Seatran Discovery office on Soi Seebaramee 1, which is just off Soi Maharaj and near the centre of Krabi Town. For onward travel in Krabi Province by public transport, including to Ao Nang, you can take a shared pick up truck taxi from a roadside taxi station near the Vogue Shopping centre on Soi Maharaj. From the Seatran Discovery it is only 500 metres walk to the shared taxi station on the Soi Maharaj road.

Location of the Seatran Discovery Bus Station in Krabi

Google Map of Seatran Discovery Bus Station in Krabi

Lomprayah Service from Koh Phangan to Krabi

This service terminates outside the Lomprayah Office on the Krabi road, which is one of the main roads through Krabi Town. Many shared taxis, including ones which go to Ao Nang, stop near the Vogue Shopping centre on the Maharaj Road some 3.2 km away from the Lomprayah Office.

Location of the Lomprayah Bus Station in Krabi

Google Map of Lomprayah Bus Station in Krabi

Phantip Travel service from Koh Phangan to Krabi

This service terminates stops first at the Krabi Sea Pearl Office, before carrying on to Ao Nam Pier and Ao Nang beach. The Krabi Sea Pearl is on the Utarakit Road 1.9 km north of the area near the Vogue Shopping Centre where minivans depart to destinations across Krabi Province.

Location of the Phantip Bus Station in Krabi

Google Map of Phantip Bus Stop in Krabi

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