Krabi to Koh Lanta Ferry, Bus and Flight
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Now that you’ve booked your Koh Lanta accommodation and figured out how to get from Krabi Airport to Koh Lanta, you have a few choices for getting from Krabi Town or Pak Nam Out pier (the main supply boat pier) to your bungalow on one of the island’s northern beaches during the day.
Krabi Airport is the gateway to getting to Koh Lanta. It has flights from Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Kuala Lumpur. There are two ways to get from Krabi Airport to Koh Lanta, and both are easy. The first is via a taxi which will take you on a 1 hour drive for about 500 baht (about $15). The second way is by taking the ferry from Krabi town to Koh Lanta, which takes 1 hour as well but costs just $1.
This transportation guide from Krabi to Koh Lanta will point you in the right direction for getting to the Andaman Sea beaches. This article will tell you everything you need to know about getting from Krabi airport/town to Koh Lanta via bus, cruise, or songthaew (did you check out the amazing Krabi hotels).
Getting to Koh Lanta From Krabi
There are several choices for getting to Koh Lanta from Krabi, and which one you choose will be decided by a variety of factors. Traditional ferries cost 150 baht one-way and take about 2 hours each way (300 baht return). There are also jetfoils that take just 45 minutes in either direction, but they are significantly more costly and only make a few trips per day. Finally, speedboats will take you there in as little as 30 minutes, but they are not usually considered safe for Western visitors.
Also make sure you remember this!
Entry to and from Koh Lanta is not possible between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. unless you have a private boat, as there is no passenger or vehicle ferry between these hours. If you have an early or late flight on either side of your visit to Koh Lanta, keep this in mind.
Krabi to Koh Lanta by Speedboat
This Krabi to Koh Lanta speedboat cruise whisks you away from the hustle and bustle of daily life to a haven of relaxation and rejuvenation. Relax on the luxurious speedboat as it cruises through the fascinating Andaman Sea, passing by white sand beaches and picturesque islands. As you enter Koh Lanta, one of Thailand’s most stunning and soothing islands, relax and unwind even more.
This fast boat trip is the fastest option to get from Krabi to Koh Lanta with a crossing time of just 1 hour. The first boat departs at 07:30 while the last boat departs at 17:00. This is a water based speedboat transfers service and not all the boats will depart daily.
Getting The Ferry from Krabi to Koh Lanta
Good choice and cheap! I love the ferries in Thailand.
Traveling by ferry is a common and efficient mode of transportation in Thailand. On this trip from Krabi to Koh Lanta, the ferry provides air-conditioned private cabins, hot showers, a store, and other entertainment options. With over thirty routes around Thailand, Ferry-Tickets.net will guarantee you high-quality ferries at reasonable rates.
Get in touch with reputable Krabi to Koh Lanta ferry companies that have proven records of service and safety. Many ferry companies offers services that cater to tourists for their daily needs. However, you would want to ensure you are getting the best rates out there.
How About The Krabi Town to Koh Lanta Ferry
The Krabi Passenger Pier is where the boat leaves from Krabi city, and it will stop at Koh Jum on the way. It costs 400 baht and takes about 2 hours. Around 11 a.m., the ferry sails. You can get to the pier by taking a 30 baht transit bus or a taxi (or Grab).
How long does it take from Krabi to Koh Lanta?
From Ao Nang, the ferry ride takes about 2 hours 15 minutes, and from Krabi City, it takes about 2 hours.
Doing The Krabi To Koh Lanta Roadtrip
The journey from Krabi to Koh Lanta by road is a roughly 800 kilometre distance that can be accomplished in a day. Before leaving Krabi Town en route to Koh Lanta, there is a short stop-over 200 kilometres away at the Trang Islands for any last minute supplies. The journey then continues south out of Krabi Town on Hwy 4 before turning off to Hua Hin where there is a short crossing on a vehicle ferry/floating bridge.
Here are some tips for your trip;
- Take some spare cash
- Take an iPod
- Make sure to keep your bag safe on the ferry etc
- I would take plenty of water
- You should take some snacks as well!
Is Koh Lanta expensive?
In the past, travellers have spent an average of $8 on meals and $4 on local transportation for a single day. In addition, the average hotel price for a couple in Koh Lanta is $40. So, a one-week trip to Koh Lanta for two people costs about $600.
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Koh Lanta is a cool island to visit in Thailand. If you are visiting Krabi or Ao Nang, then you may as well go and check out the island for a night or 2. That leads me to this question. How long to spend on Koh Lanta? I would just stay for 2 or 3 nights on Koh Lanta, that is plenty.