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What You Need to Know about Getting from Krabi to Koh Lanta

March 16, 2020
The Tubkaak Krabi Boutique Resort
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Of all the different destinations you can visit in Thailand, Krabi must be one of the most spectacular. On top of that, your trip to Krabi will be nowhere near completed if you miss out on this one activity: a visit to Koh Lanta.

Being one of the most beautiful islands around, Koh Lanta is a must-visit for anyone planning to head to Krabi for their upcoming vacation. It offers plenty to see and much to enjoy, if only you know how to get there!

Getting to Koh Lanta

Since there are no islands on Koh Lanta, you will need to fly to any nearby airports, such as Krabi Airport or Trang airport. From there, you can book a service that will transport you in a minivan and take you straight to the pier where you can catch a speedboat or the ferry bringing you to Koh Lanta.

If you’re interested in going to Koh Lanta from Krabi, here are a few things to note depending on what route you take:

Using Trang Airport

If you’ve decided to fly to Trang Airport, expect the price to be higher than that if you were to go to Krabi Airport. From there, the journey will take you approximately two hours, depending on where you’re staying on the island. If you’re staying in the northern area of the island, expect the journey to last around two hours. If you’re staying on the opposite end, however, you’ll be adding another thirty minutes to the travel time.

Using Krabi Airport

A slightly cheaper alternative to get to Koh Lanta compared to Trang Airport is through Krabi Airport. Expect the total traveling time, whether you’re staying on the north or south side of the island, to be half an hour shorter. That means that if you’re staying in the northern area, your journey will be about an hour and a half, while it would be two hours if you’re staying in the southern area.

Going from Airport to Island

There are a few ways you can get from the airport to the pier, which will then get you to Koh Lanta. First, if you’re traveling alone, you can opt for a taxi service. If you have family or friends to bring along, hiring a private minivan will be best. Know, however, that a minivan can cost quite a bit of money, albeit cheaper if you split the cost between the group.

We highly recommend using the van if you have around three or more people in your group. If you have an international license, consider renting a car instead. That way, you have more flexibility in terms of where you want to go.

Upon arriving at the pier, you’ll need to wait patiently until the ferry is ready to move, which can add to your travel time.

On the Ferry

While you might be able to opt for speedboats, traveling by ferry is a better option, especially if you need to bring a vehicle. Because the ferry ride is slower than a speedboat, you can spend more time enjoying the beautiful view of Koh Lanta as you slowly approach it. Just remember to bring a snack and some drinks!

Wrapping Up

Getting from Krabi to Koh Lanta is relatively straightforward. With either your transportation or a public one, you’ll need to get to the Krabi pier and find a ride from there! You can also opt for Express Transfer, which is a service that will get you from the airport straight to your hotel on Koh Lanta, providing a worry-free traveling experience.

If you are looking for a place to stay while you explore what Krabi has to offer, consider staying at our boutique beach resort! Visit our website and book your stay with us today!