To reach Railay from the airport you could catch the airport shuttle bus to Ao Nang or Ao Nammao pier for 150 baht and then hop on a boat. If going from Railay to the airport , travel agents sell group transfers including boat and van for 400 baht per person.
A cab to Ao Nang from Krabi airport costs 600 baht while a van costs 1,050 baht and bus only costs 150 baht per person. Needless to say, the cheapest way from Krabi airport to Ao Nang is via the official airport shuttle bus.
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Krabi Airport Bus There is one official airport bus service, serving destinations in Ao Nang and Krabi Town only. Prices are 100 baht ( Krabi Town) – 150 baht (Ao Nang) per person; buses leave 10 – 12 times daily between 8am – 8pm (approximately), or when there are enough passengers to fill them.
The pier for longtail boats to Railay Bay (or Ao Nang ) was just a few minutes walk from the hotel. The trip to Railay is about 12km and took about 30 minutes on a lovely sunny morning with calm seas. Our boat arrived at a large floating pier at Railay Bay East – not much of a beach here, it’s mangroves and a bit muddy.
From Krabi airport it’s about 40 minutes to Ao Nang and about 30 minutes to Railay Beach by longtail.
11 Top-Rated Beaches in Krabi, Thailand Koh Mai Phai. Ao Nang . Palm-lined Ao Nang Beach. Tub Kaek Beach. Tub Kaek Beach. Nopparat Thara Beach. Nopparat Thara Beach. Klong Muang. A woman relaxing at Klong Muang Beach. Koh Poda Beach. Long-tail boat on Koh Poda. Ao Thalane. Kayaks on the beach at Ao Thalane. Klong Dao Beach. Fishing boat at Klong Dao Beach.
Which is better Phuket or Krabi ? A. If you are looking for a well-developed place with all the facilities then Phuket is the place to be. On the other hand, if you want to enjoy the bucolic nature and laze around in the natural setting then Krabi is the best choice.
Best area to stay in Krabi Ao Nang : probably the most popular place in the Krabi area. Railay & Tonsai Beach: the remote area of Krabi, reachable only by boat. Nopparat Thara & Klong Haeng: a long shallow beach, very quiet, a perfect spot for a family holiday with kids or just a peaceful stay with a few sunset walks.
By road, Ao Nang is 20 minutes from Krabi Town and Klong Muang Beach and a minute or two to Noppharat Thara Beach . Via the sea, Railay’s beaches – including Ton Sai – and a grab bag of small, intimate islands are nearby. Pick a direction and give your waterborne taxi 30 minutes.
Getting around Krabi Local buses, or song-taew, run throughout the day and are an excellent way of making a trip into or out of Krabi Town. Motorcycle taxis can also be found in Krabi Town and are a fast, if hair-raising, way to get around .
8 Amazing Things To Do In Krabi At Night Spend The Night At Ao Nang Centre Point. Drink The Night Away At Soi RCA . Go For A Romantic Sunset Dinner Cruise. Take A Sunset Kayaking Trip Through The Mangroves . Shop At The Walking Street Market. Dine In A Cave Under A Limestone Cliff. Witness A Cultural Show At Paka Park. Watch Ladyboys Dance At The Blue Dragon Cabaret.
Airlines and Route Information There are 21 flights a day between Krabi Airport and Bangkok’s two airports , including eight daily flights to Suvarnabhumi International Airport and 13 daily flights to Don Mueang International Airport .
Krabi Town is close by, the distance from the airport to Krabi Town Walking Street in the city centre is 13 kilometers / 8.1 miles. The journey time from the airport is 20 minutes. You can travel by car from Krabi Airport to Ao Nang in 35 minutes, the distance is 26 kilometres / 16.2 miles.
There is a songthaew (shared pick-up truck/taxi) service to Ao Nang from the Krabi Bus Station and Krabi town, which runs during daylight hours in low season and up to 22:00 in high season. The fare from Krabi to Ao Nang is 60 baht. Songthaews can be expected every 15–20 minutes.