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How do I get from the airport to my hotel?

The main airport servicing Krabi is the Krabi International Airport which is located on the main highway that links Hat Yai (Malaysian border) to Phang Nga. The airport is located around 8 miles away from Krabi town center.

Private taxis shared minivan transfers, and car rentals are available on the arrival at Krabi Airport. If you have not booked a private transfer with us, you have a few options to get from the airport to your hotel including the Krabi airport bus, taxis, and rental cars.

What types of transportation can I find at the airport?

Taxis are available at the airport, a taxi ride to Krabi town center costs approximately 500Baht. Taxis are found outside the terminals. Taxis are pre-paid with fixed rates, a coupon for a taxi must be purchased from one of the taxi counters found inside the arrivals hall. Motorcycle taxis are also available for individual passengers, they are found outside the terminals.

Songthaews also run from the airport to town and cost between 30 - 50Baht. They can be found on the main road around 0.24 miles from the airport.

The Krabi airport bus is the cheapest option to get into Krabi town; these white buses can be found outside the terminal and cost approximately 100Baht. Buses run from 8 am - 8 pm and depart every 10 minutes. You can purchase bus tickets in the arrivals hall when you exit immigration; tickets to Krabi town are pink.

Car rental companies such as Avi, Hertz, Sixt, National, and Budget can be found at the airport. The car rental desks can be found at the arrivals hall.

How do I get from the bus station to my hotel?

The man bus station in town is the Krabi Town Bus Terminal, located at Talad Kao which is around 3 miles from the town center. There are taxis, songthaews, motorbike taxis and minivans available to reach your final destination. The price for a taxi from the station to the town center costs around 100Baht.

Should I rent a car in Krabi?

Renting a car in Krabi provides you a convenient and cheap way to get around and explore the area with a great road network. However, it is not necessary to have a car due to transportation options found in town including boats to take you to the remote surrounding islands. Krabi is a relatively small town but if you are staying in Ao Nang beach then a car might be a good idea to get to your destination and travel around at your own leisure.

How do I get around the city using public transportation?

Krabi offers plenty of local transportation options to get around town. The most popular and authentic option is the songtaews, converted trucks with seats in the truck bed. This is a cheap form of transportation with short rides costing around 10 - 40Baht per person. Songtaews can be found all around town and are predominant in front of the Krabi Town Bus terminal, the 7/11 on Maharat Road, Maharaj Soi 7 and running along the beach road.

Local buses run throughout town and to surrounding areas with frequent stops allowing passengers to hop on and off just about anywhere. Buses can be caught at bus stops around town or flagged down from the street and prices are cheap with tickets costing around 10 - 50Baht per person.

Motorcycle taxis are found all over town and provide a quick and cheap way to get around with prices ranging around 20 - 50Baht per person. It is advisable to agree on a price before you get on, passengers travel in sidecars. Motorbikes can also be rented in Krabi with many rental places located on Beach Road and costing approximately 150 - 200Baht.

Taxis in town are rare with songtaews and motorcycle taxis being more predominant. You can hire a car and driver for the day with a daily rate costing approximately 2,500Baht.

Is Krabi a walking city?

Getting around Krabi town on foot is one of the best ways to see the attractions and surroundings. The town is small enough to walk around and take in the surroundings of this quaint, authentic town. Wander around the Walking Night Street Market and purchase some local cuisine from the food stalls or that perfect souvenir to take home.

Can I ride a bike around in Krabi?

Getting around Krabi by bike is a great way to explore and see the spectacular surroundings of this coastal town. Cycle around and get lost in the beauty of this beautiful coastal town with plenty of places to be discovered. Travel along the coastal road to the beaches and enjoy the beauty. Bicycle rentals are available in town.

How do I get around by boat in Krabi?

Krabi town is located on the coast meaning ferries, boats and traditional long-tail boats are plentiful in the area and the only means of transportation to some of the surrounding tropical islands. Boat trips to the islands take about 45 minutes from Krabi town with plenty of day trips offered on board. Ferry services connect Phuket, Ko Phi Phi, and Krabi as well as Koh Lanta and Koh Jum and can be caught from Khlong Chilat pier which is located just a few miles south-west of Krabi town and operate from 7 am - 8 pm. Many beaches are lined with long-tail boats that are willing to transport you across the waters.

Is Krabi a dangerous city, is there anything I should be aware of?

Krabi is a safe destination and a very friendly place to travel to with a laid-back atmosphere. But like any other destination in the world, it is advised to practice a few precautions when traveling. Keep your wits about you and keep your belongings secure when visiting popular tourist attractions and crowded areas such as the markets. Don`t wander into unpopulated areas late at night, stick to well-lit/populated places. Be wary of drinks in glasses when out late night in bars, especially the popular bucket drinks as many times these drinks are known to have been spiked.

What are some popular areas for shopping?

Krabi Town is famous for its Walking Street Market which is one of the best food experiences in town. The popular market is held on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings from 6 pm - 10 pm, featuring plenty of stalls selling souvenirs, food, and cocktails along with music, live entertainment and fun for the whole family.

There is also a Krabi Morning Market held in the morning which begins at 5 am - 10:30 am, on Maharaj Soi 9 which is the biggest in Thailand. This morning market is a great place to pick up fresh fruits, vegetables and freshly caught seafood all sold in a vibrant atmosphere.

The town center of Krabi offers a variety of local shops, art, handicrafts, and food that line the quaint streets and down by the riverfront. The beaches in Krabi have plenty of vendors that will come to you trying to sell all kinds of goods.

What is the currency? Can I pay/tip in US dollars?

The units of currency in Krabi town are the Thai Baht (THB). US dollars are not accepted. Please be sure to have the correct currency on hand or be prepared to exchange your dollars for baht upon arrival. Currency exchange desks can be found at the airport and at many banks in the town center. For more detailed information, consult our guide to tipping by clicking here Thailand

What is the food like?

In Krabi, visitors can enjoy delicious Thai cuisine, whether that is at a local restaurant, a beachside bistro or one of the authentic street food stalls in town. Here you can be sure to enjoy some tasty traditional Pad Thai, Thai-style duck rice, Khao niao (sticky rice), Panaeng curry and cha rohn (sweetened Thai tea).

Many of the menus at the restaurants in Krabi feature locally caught fresh seafood from the coastal region and plenty of curries made from fresh ingredients, along with options for international cuisine in the resort areas.

Some of the popular areas to eat are situated along the beach road and Seafood Street where you can enjoy a meal with an ocean view. The town center features more authentic local restaurants, some with outdoor seating where you can enjoy the local ambiance.

What is the nightlife like?

Nightlife in Krabi offers a range of vibrant entertainment options including live music, great food, walking street markets, pubs, bars and beachside venues, which make up the distinctive nightlife of Krabi town. The nightlife here is very relaxed unlike other areas in Thailand; you can shop and eat while checking out the lively night street markets, chill out on the beach in a hammock and watch a sunset, visit the local pubs and bars for a drink and mingle with the locals or simply enjoy a romantic stroll along the riverside and enjoy the laid back atmosphere.

If you are looking for a more lively nightlife scene head to Ao Nang Beach which features a large concentration of bars and clubs situated along the main beach road.

I don`t speak Thai will there be many people who speak English?

The language spoken in the Phi Phi Islands is Thai although Basic English is spoken in the tourist areas. We suggest you get a good English-Thai guidebook and familiarize yourself with common phrases such as hello, goodbye, excuse me and numbers 1 - 10.

What should I do if I need medical assistance or need to go to the hospital?

In case of an emergency dial 191 for the police, 199 for fire, ambulance 1554 and 1155 for tourist police.


Krabi Nakharin International Hospital tel. 66-75-626-555

Krabi Hospital tel. 66-75-626-700