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Travelling from Phuket to Krabi

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Perth, Australia
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reviews: 7
Travelling from Phuket to Krabi

Is it easy to arrange for a private taxi or minibus to take me from Phuket to Krabi? How much would it cost?

Toronto, Canada
posts: 1,361
reviews: 34
1. Re: Travelling from Phuket to Krabi

Yes. Current price? Well under AUS$50. I would think.

New Jersey
posts: 65
2. Re: Travelling from Phuket to Krabi

How about flying to Krabi from Phuket? Is it possible?

Toronto, Canada
posts: 1,361
reviews: 34
3. Re: Travelling from Phuket to Krabi

Your best bet is to go to Thai Airways at:

thaiair.com/About_Thai/…Destinations.htm

But for even more information on travel options, see this site:

railay.com/railay/intro/getting_there.shtml

Toronto, Canada
posts: 1,361
reviews: 34
4. Re: Travelling from Phuket to Krabi

Note that Bangkok Airways still shows the Bangkok to Krabi route as not presently active but planned in future (though they do fly to Phuket):

http://www.bangkokair.com/routemap/

Note that the same is true for Phuket Air:

www.phuketairlines.com/schedule/routemap.asp

Note that the closest Air Asia flies is Bangkok to Phuket:

www.airasia.com/general.php?p=pmain&l=en

The same holds true for Orient Air:

http://www.fly12go.com/en/main.shtml

And the same is true for Silk Air (the local carrier for Singapore Airlines):

http://www.silkair.com/mbe/application/mbe

So your alternate choice is to fly to Phuket and then go by taxi to Krabi, though your travel agent may be able to assist further.

All of this may change if Krabi Airport becomes the alternate for Phuket while Phuket airport undergoes a major make-over but I haven't been able to ascertain when or if that will happen.

Phuket
posts: 2,974
5. Re: Travelling from Phuket to Krabi

Consider driving. It is a beautiful drive - and considered one of Budget Car Rentals "World Class Drives" - you can find a detailed map with landmarks and points of interest (all downloadable) at:

phuketdelight.com/Budget_World_Class_Drives.…

New Jersey
posts: 65
6. Re: Travelling from Phuket to Krabi

Well, I would drive, but I am not sure if I can get used to driving on the left side so quickly!

Buriram, Thailand
posts: 732
reviews: 70
7. Re: Travelling from Phuket to Krabi

A private taxi should only be B1500 and a minivan around B300-400. From Phuket Town to Ao Nang is about two and a half hours drive at an average speed. If driving is an option, then it's a very easy drive and very beautiful. You might even consider taking a side trip to "James Bond Island" as you pass very close by on the way!

Toronto, Canada
posts: 1,361
reviews: 34
8. Re: Travelling from Phuket to Krabi

B1500 works out to about AUS$50. It maybe fuel prices have gone up a bit since we were there last but for Njgirl, it may be your cheapest, safest, and most pleasant way to go.