Option 1: Express Transfer – The Fastest Way To Ko Lanta It’s the fastest way to Ko Lanta . The minivan driver meets you in Arrivals at Krabi Airport, takes you to the air-conditioned minivan and drives you to the private speedboat pier. You then enjoy a scenic 15 minute speedboat ride to Ko Lanta .
The Koh Lanta Krabi ferry route connects Thailand with Thailand. Currently there is just the 1 ferry company operating this ferry service, Tigerline Ferry . The crossing operates up to 7 times each week with sailing durations from around 1 hour.
Ferry tickets from Krabi to Koh Lanta cost about $16-49/pp. The last option is to travel by private taxi or car from Krabi town to Koh Lanta . Travel time by taxi is about 2-3 hours and it costs about $60-130 (vehicle, minivan).
Krabi Airport To Ko Lanta Taxi Pricing The taxi price is 3000 Thai Baht. This price is for the whole minivan, not per person! The price is the same whether 1 person travels or 6 people travel. The taxi is an air-conditioned minivan, allowing you to travel in spacious comfort.
A vacation to Koh Lanta for one week usually costs around ฿9,756 for one person. So, a trip to Koh Lanta for two people costs around ฿19,512 for one week. Two people traveling together for one month in Koh Lanta can often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.
Koh Lanta Yai itself is also split in terms of tourism, with the West coast being where you will find most of the hotels, Italian restaurants, pubs, an Irish bar and yes, even Full Moon and ‘mushroom parties’. The Western side of the island definitely has the best beaches and is where most backpackers decide to stay.
When To Visit Koh Lanta Prices are at their highest (especially over Christmas) and there are more people around, but it never gets too crowded . The rainy season (or green season as it’s known here) is from May to September. It’s very quiet and you’ll find empty beaches and some hotels and restaurants close.
Several months later, I visited the province of Krabi on Thailand’s south-west coast to see how the area was recovering. It was the tourist high season when the tsunami struck Thailand, and the impact of this natural phenomenon was catastrophic.
Ko Lanta is accessible from the mainland by car or passenger ferry. The passenger ferry operates during November – April only and is the most popular option during this time. During the off season and after the last passenger ferry has left, the only way to get to the island is to drive .
The Koh Lanta Bridge has been finally completed after a long time between construction and bureaucracy. Officially opened on 22 April 2016, the short bridge now makes Koh Lanta “a bigger island”, quickly connecting Koh Lanta Yai and Koh Lanta Noi. It’s now the only bridge in Thailand that connects two islands.
A ferry from Phuket to Koh Lanta will take between 1 hour 30 minutes and 5 hours, depending on which pier you depart from, and which ferry company you use.
Krabi to Koh Lanta by Speedboat This is probably the best way to travel between Krabi and Koh Lanta . It is fast, comfortable and scenic. It takes just over an hour from Krabi Town to Koh Lanta and about 1 and a half hours from Ao Nang. It is twice as fast as the ferry (and twice the cost).
The distance between Krabi Airport (KBV) and Koh Lanta is 50 km .