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Transfer to Lanta (Long Beach)

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Transfer to Lanta (Long Beach)


We are staying at the Sayang bungalows on April 15-18; the problem is that we would like to arrive as early as possible due to a limited amount of time on the ground in Thailand. To this end, does anyone know of any private baots or speedboat charters that would take us quicker to Lanta?


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1. Re: Transfer to Lanta (Long Beach)

Private charter of a speedboat could cost a fortune. Where are you travelling from anyway?

New York City, New...
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2. Re: Transfer to Lanta (Long Beach)

thats what I figured-we are coming from Krabi.

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3. Re: Transfer to Lanta (Long Beach)

I don`t think you will save much time going by speed boat. At least if the sea is rough. Driving from Krabi airport takes 2 – 2.5 hrs including two car ferries between the islands. Expect to pay around 2500 baht for a taxi.

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4. Re: Transfer to Lanta (Long Beach)

Vans go once an hour from Krabi, take the same amount of time as a taxi, and cost 200 baht. Unfortunately they don't leave directly from the airport, so you have to take the bus (90 baht) or a taxi (300 baht) into town. You can buy a van ticket at the desk to your right in the Arrivals hall at Krabi Airport.

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I'm not sure there's a way around this. I was just in Koh Lanta and stayed at the Langham Place. On the trip down they arranged for a taxi from Krabi(which crosses the two ferries - wait time can be horrendous). Overall it was about 3 hours (wait for the first ferry was about 1.5 hours of that). On the way back though I took a speed boat from the hotel to the mainland and then a car to Krabi. That trip took about 2 hours. Either way, Koh Lanta is a hike, but well worth it.

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6. Re: Transfer to Lanta (Long Beach)

Thanks for your replies. Looks like im going to have ton settle for a taxi (definetly not a van) from Krabi airport. Anyone have any experiences catching a Taxi from Krabi to Lanta?

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7. Re: Transfer to Lanta (Long Beach)

yes, it's great... you arrange it at the desk at the airport as already mentioned, nicer than a bus as you don't wait for the bus to fill up etc. you just wait for the ferries instead, but it gets you a head start I guess

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