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Car ferry queues getting off the island

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Car ferry queues getting off the island

What are the average car ferry queues just now. Wondering when I need to leave. Fly out of Krabi at 15.30 to Bangkok. Private mini van.

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1. Re: Car ferry queues getting off the island

I recently waited 50 minutes on the first ferry from Saladan

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2. Re: Car ferry queues getting off the island

I waited around 1 hour or so for ferry from Saladan in the afternoon - long queue!

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3. Re: Car ferry queues getting off the island

Was lucky with our trip from kol lanta to krabi airport. Almost straight on the first ferry and a 20 minute wait for the second ferry. Total journey time of 2 hours 10 mins. Could not do it quicker. Good run..

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We have done it many times and now add on more time because of the queues. I tend to allow 2 and half hours to get from Lanta to Krabi airport now....

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5. Re: Car ferry queues getting off the island

I think the trick is to go before 4 in the afternoon when all the locals have to get back to the island.

Also i was unlucky because 1 ferry was being repaired and going back was quicker.

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6. Re: Car ferry queues getting off the island

Today, we arrived at the ferry to Koh Lanta at 1:45pm and arrived to Koh Lanta (baan saladan) at 4pm. The queues were miserable today and I don't understand why. We were last in Koh Lanta around 2007 and never had problems.

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7. Re: Car ferry queues getting off the island

The ferry schedule is much affected by the tides. We had new moon yesterday and the highest tide today by noon which delayed the ferry operation. During high tide the ferry loading time takes longer, especially with these minibuses having long spoilers for fancy reasons. It's not like a subway operation !

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8. Re: Car ferry queues getting off the island

We plan to return to Koh Lanta end of this year and this time ,we are thinking of driving up from Malaysia.

On our last visit we overnight at Trang town.

Can someone share the route on how to reach the car ferry pier or what is the car ferry pier name is ?

Is it advisable to drive in to the island itself or park our car at Trang ?

Thanks in advance.

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9. Re: Car ferry queues getting off the island

We have driven the Penang/Krabi route a couple of times.

If you are coming from Trang, there are big road signs where to exit the main road.

After that you really can't miss the ferry, just follow the signs indicating Ko Lanta.

Travel time from Penang to Ko Lanta is about 8 hours.

We actually are going to drive it tomorrow again, hope the ques at the ferry aren't to long.

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10. Re: Car ferry queues getting off the island

Wow ! Thank you stuurman. I found that the pier is name krabi-lanta island ferry. We're coming in from Keadh. Hope to drive in this time & could make this island our special family holiday destination.