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. There are five travel companies which provide a daily direct ferry and bus service from Koh Phangan to Krabi:
- Lomprayah High Speed Ferry
- Phantip Travel
- Songserm Travel
- Raja Ferry
- Seatran Discovery
Travel times to Krabi
There are 8 ferry departures a day with joint ferry and bus services from Koh Phangan to Krabi.
|07:00||12:40||550 THB||Phantip Travel|
|08:00||14:00||900 THB||Seatran Discovery|
|08:00||15:30||530 THB||Raja Ferry|
|10:30||17:00||900 THB||Seatran Discovery|
- The fastest service from Koh Phangan to Krabi is provided by the Lomprayah Company which completes the journey from Koh Phangan to Krabi town in just 5 hours 20 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. Some of the services also go to Ao Nang and Railay beach. Click in the Search Box below to see a full breakdown of the options available.
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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.
Travel Times to Krabi (Raja Ferry)
|08:00||15:30||7 hr 30 m||฿ 530|
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.
Travel Times to Krabi (Lomprayah Ferry)
|07:20||12:40||5 hr 20 m||฿ 900|
|12:00||17:30||5 hr 30 m||฿ 900|
Option 3: Phantip Travel
Phantip Travel provides a single 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 ferries to Koh Phi Phi and terminates in Ao Nang. The Phantip Travel service from Koh Phangan to Krabi represents excellent value for money: it is the cheapest service but not the slowest.
Travel Times to Krabi (Phantip Travel)
|07:00||12:40||5 hr 30 m||฿ 550|
Independent Travel 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.
For the journey from Koh Phangan to Krabi I 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.
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
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
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