How to get from Phuket To Krabi ? By Taxi, Car & Flight

Phuket and Krabi are positioned adjacently on the spectacular Andaman Coast. The two sites are separated by two hours of travelling time. 

Krabi is featured by a more rough and craggy landscape whereas Phuket’s extensive sandy shorelines and advanced tourist infrastructure are some of the great attractions. Despite Phuket is an island, tourists can access it easily using the Sarasin Bridge positioned at its northern side. This petite crossing separates it from the landmass and entails no tolls. 

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The journey of Phuket to Krabi is almost 150-190 km and involves a drive of almost 4 hours. Some major factors like traffic and starting point determine the actual journey time. The pathway from Phuket to Krabi is wide and well-structured. The government is further planning to stretch the roadway and is managing a road-widening project which will be complete in a few years. 

People who relish knuckle rides then they should opt for bus as their mode of transport to Krabi from Phuket. This way of travelling to the destination if generally safe as there is a very low risk of accidents. The journey usually commences slow and may take up to an hour, then the bus usually accelerates to reach the destination. Visitors may have to take a taxi onwards to their final destination i.e. hotel or accommodation place. Travellers may expect a total travel time of almost 3-4 hours and the bus tickets are readily available for almost 450 THB in any street travel agent positioned in Phuket or Krabi. No booking is required and tickets can be purchased directly at the bus station, and there are numerous services each day throughout the year.  

The government-owned buses are a more dignified way to travel on this route, as they are more economical costing around 200 THB (one-way travel). Services are available every few hours’ time starting from early morning till evening. People who wish to meet the local Thai residents must choose a bus as their mode of transport on this route. 

Buses regularly run between towns and districts of Thailand, but Phuket is an island and does not offer any railway type facilities. So, it is highly recommended to use public transport or hire transfer company services. It is suggested that families, old age tourists, and novice travellers reserve a taxi in advance. 

Bus from Phuket to Krabi costs almost $4.3, with waiting time 1 hour and travel time 2.5 hours. 

The best way to get to Krabi bus station is through public transport. Unlike shared taxicabs, buses follow a firm route so travellers will not have to stop on the way. The cost of the ticket is almost $4.3, unfortunately, the buses on this route are not much comfortable. The bus usually drops the travellers in the city centre (almost 12km apart). If travellers wish to visit the resort area then they will have to reserve a taxi or make use of a songthaew. 


People who wish to travel to Krabi from Phuket can also choose taxis and private minivans as their mode of transportation. This is also safe and best for people who don’t wish to drive. Travellers may expect a travelling cost of almost 2500-3800 THB for a one-way route; the exact cost again depends on the starting point and preferences. Taxis in Krabi are available from door-to-door and offer the option of stopping over at different places on the route. 

Many tourists from various countries of the globe visit Phuket, known to be a chief resort of Thailand. To know more detail about the great country of Thailand, visitors must visit Krabi that is a huge province on the southeast side of the country. The other resort sites are the mainland towns and islands i.e. Phi-Phi, Koh Samui and many others. Though Krabi has its airport, several travellers visit Phuket and then move to the mainland. 

Travellers can also get to Krabi from Phuket by renting a car which costs $23 (without a driver) whereas a taxi service is a bit pricier of almost $83 and lasts for almost 1 hour and 45 minutes. 

The special kiwi taxi transfer supports travellers in reaching the resort without any difficulty. People with a large amount of luggage can travel without any fear.  

The travellers reaching Phuket at night time can use the 24/7 transfer service which also offers help with transferring suitcases. On the contrary, if night travellers choose public transport then hardly any assistance will be offered. 

If the travellers choose to reserve a car at Phuket Airport without a driver, then they will require a driving license, passport and credit card authentications. 

The car rental services in Phuket cover carjacking and accident insurance within the price paid. Tourists are required to deposit an amount of almost $160, and it is also possible to reserve a car in advance if pre-booking is not done. 

A lower price or service without a deposit is not favourable as these cars might be stolen. 


The route from Phuket to Krabi also offers a passenger ferry service which travels between Rassada Pier (positioned at the south of Phuket) and Nopparat Thara Pier (Ao Nang) one time daily during the high season (November to April) and thrice a week in the low season (May to October). 

The estimated journey duration is 2 hours and 15 minutes with a ticket price of 700 THB/one-way. Travellers can reserve hotel accommodation or any tour agent on the road. The two-way hotel transfer services are usually included in the price. 

The travelers planning to travel during the May to October season, on a Monday, Tuesday or Saturday, then ferry is a great option. On the contrary, the visitors trying to get to Krabi Town, then a Phi Phi service is also available. 

Travellers may have to reserve a morning ferry from Phuket to Phi Phi or Krabi to Phi Phi, then they can take the evening boat. If the weather is favourable, then a lunch on the beach is the most memorable option. 

The ferry timetable is as follows: 

  • Ferry from Phuket to Krabi
  • Phuket Krabi ferry
  • Cost from $22
  • Waiting time: 2.5 h
  • Travel time: 2.5 h

The ferry heading from Phuket to Krabi is highly bizarre and the swiftest way to travel from one region to another. The trip duration is almost 2.5 hours, and travellers may have to pay an amount of $22 per person. Regrettably, ferries are unsuitable for the vacationers who suffer from seasickness or are carrying huge luggage. The speedboat heading from Phuket to Krabi travels during morning time only, and there are not many expeditions each day. Its schedule is often altered, which is why it is better to confirm this information on the dock website before the trip.

The most economical way to travel from Phuket to Krabi is by a ferry or shared van with a group of 1-5 people. For a group of more than 6 people, a private van is more cost-effective. 

If the travel time and weather are favourable then the tourists will enjoy the remarkable scenery. 


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