How to Travel from Krabi to Bangkok

There are two ways to get from Krabi to Bangkok:

  • Most Expensive: Fly from Krabi Airport
  • Cheapest: Travel by bus

Option 1: Fly from Krabi to Bangkok

You can fly from Krabi Airport to Don Mueang Airport near Bangkok. This is the quickest route and depending on the day you are travelling it may be only slightly more expensive for the plane ticket than it is for a bus ticket. However, bear in mind that there are hidden costs in air travel in Thailand, particularly expensive taxi journeys to and from the airport. Taxis are not cheap in Krabi.

Krabi - Bangkok ฿ 1,182–5,749 1h 20m – 1h 30m
  •   Economy 01:20, 06:40, 09:05, 09:30, 09:40, 09:45, 10:10, 10:20, 10:40, 11:30, 14:40, 14:55, 15:00, 15:10, 15:20, 15:40, 16:40, 17:40, 19:20, 19:25, 19:40, 20:30, 21:20
Krabi - Don Mueang Airport ฿ 709–2,031 1h 15m – 1h 35m
  •   Economy 05:50, 06:05, 06:25, 07:30, 08:50, 09:20, 10:00, 12:00, 12:05, 13:10, 13:35, 14:50, 15:35, 16:20, 17:00, 17:25, 17:35, 19:55, 20:45, 21:10

Option 2: Bus from Krabi to Bangkok

It takes around 12 hours to travel from Krabi to Bangkok by bus and it is the cheapest way to get to Central Bangkok. Some travellers enjoy long distance bus journeys because they provide an opportunity to see lesser visited parts of Thailand during the journey.

Bus Times from Krabi to Bangkok

Lignite08:0020:00698 THB12 hr 00 min
Transport Co16:0005:00743 THB13 hr 00 min
Transport Co17:0005:30743 THB12 hr 30 min
Lignite17:0004:00944 THB11 hr 00 min
Transport Co17:3005:301,058 THB12 hr 00 min
Transport Co18:0006:00757 THB12 hr 00 min

  • All services listed above terminate at Bangkok’s Southern Bus Terminal. See below for more details about Bangkok’s Southern Bus Terminal.

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Krabi Town Bus Station

Transport Co and Lignite bus services depart from Krabi Provincial Transport Station, or Krabi Bus Terminal as it is also known, is about 2 km north of Krabi Town. There are plenty of shared pick up truck taxis (songthaew) going to the bus station from Krabi Town and from Ao Nang beach. The bus station is small but there are places to eat and buy drinks and snacks for the journey.

Location of Krabi Bus Station

Google Map of Krabi Bus Terminal

Bangkok Bus Station

Transport Co and Lignite bus services terminate at Sai Tai Mai, Bangkok’s Southern Bus Terminal. It is located on the other side of the river to main areas where visitors to the City mostly stay. Sai Tai Mai is not within easy walking distance of a metro or elevated railway station. Your options are:

  • Take a bus (slow and difficult to work out).
  • Take a taxi all the way to your final destination in Bangkok.
  • Take a taxi as far Bang Wa BTS station and from there travel onward via the BTS (Skytrain) system.
Modern Apartment blocks in Bangkok
Modern Apartment blocks in Bangkok
  • Travel Tip: If you are going to the Khao San Road area you are better off simply taking a taxi the whole way; the BTS system does not currently have a station close to the Khao San Road.

Bangkok’s Southern Bus Terminal

Google Map of Southern Bus Terminal

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