Last updated: Mar 18, 2020

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Overview | Flight | Bus | Train | Secret Escapes

 

How To Get From Krabi to Bangkok?

Ready to explore the Capital City of Thailand? Bangkok is also nicknamed the ‘City of Life” and offers countless things to do and see. The city is home to Wat Pho, Wat Arun and the famous Grand Palace, Bangkok offers amazing sights, culture and an abundance of Thai history. The city is full of amazing dining experiences from high-end restaurants to Michelin star street food stalls. The abundance of shopping and nightlife will keep you fully entertained during your stay in Bangkok.

When travelling the 785km distance to Bangkok from Krabi, you have 3 options: you can catch a flight for 1.5 hours or take a bus or train for about 12.5 hours. The prices range from $25 to $36, depending on which travel option you choose.

The flight is the most common option when travelling from Krabi to Bangkok. This option takes 1.5 hours and costs only a few more dollars than taking the bus or train, considering the amount of time you can save.

Travelling by bus takes at least 12 hours. But if you travel by night, you won’t lose valuable daytime and you can also save a night on accommodation.

The train is a more comfortable option than the bus, but you will first have to travel to the nearest train station, which is in Surat Thani. This train journey takes at least 12.5 hours and you can choose between a scenic daytime ride or a good rest with the night train.

Transport modeDurationCostsAvailability
Flight1hr 15min1,090 THB ($36)Check flights
Bus12.5 hours760 THB ($25)Check bus tickets
Train12..5 hours880 THB ($29)Check van tickets
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Flight

Krabi to Bangkok by Flight


Duration: 1.5 hours
Costs: 1,090 THB ($36)

Flying from Krabi to Bangkok is the most popular travel option. A flight is only a few dollars more than the bus and shaves off nearly 10 hours of travel time.

You will first need to arrange a transfer from your hotel to Krabi International Airport (KVB). Your hotel may be able to help with this or you can arrange your own airport transfer, which will cost about 300 THB ($10).

AirAsia, Thai Lion Air and Nok Air are the three low-cost carriers that operate daily flights for this route. Flights land at Don Muang Airport (DKM), which is about 30 minutes north of Bangkok’s city center.

Flight prices start at  790 THB ($26) when booked in advance. Keep in mind that during peak seasons, ticket prices go up as the demand is higher.

To book your flights, simply click on the button provided below.

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Krabi to Bangkok by Bus


Duration: 12.5 hours
Costs: 760 THB ($25)

If you want to save a few dollars and don’t mind the extra travel time, then the bus is another great option. We suggest travelling this route at night bus to catch up on some rest and save a few dollars on accommodation costs for the night.

You will need to arrange a transfer to the bus station from your hotel. During peak season you can also catch a songthaew along the street that is heading to the bus terminal from Ao Nang or Krabi Town. From Ao Nang, the fare is 60 THB ($1.90) and from Krabi, it’s usually a little cheaper.

Lignite Tour is the most popular bus operator for this route, but Songserm is also a good option with its free pick-up service in Krabi town. Below we have included their bus schedules:

Bus OperatorScheduleDurationCosts
Lignite Tour08:00-20:30
17:00-05:30 (VIP)
12.5 hours
12.5 hours
760 THB ($25)
1,100 THB ($36)
Songserm18:00-06:00
16:00-06.30
12h
14.5 hours
850 THB ($28) + free pick-up
880 THB ($29) + free pick-up

A bus ticket costs 600 THB ($20) when purchased at the bus terminal. You also have the option of booking your bus ticket online in advance. Simply click the button below:

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Most buses arrive at the Sai Tai Mai Bus Terminal in Bangkok. But note that Songserm’s 16:00 trip arrives at Mo Chit Bus Terminal. Depending on the route the bus takes, you can ask the bus staff to drop you off in a designated spot if your destination is along the way.

 

Train

Krabi to Bangkok by Train


Duration: 12.5 hours
Costs: 880 THB ($29)

If you have time to spare and want to experience the authenticity of Thailand’s train travel then taking the train is another option. You will first need to travel from Krabi to the Surat Thani train station to complete this journey. 

Step 1: Krabi to Surat Thani by Van

Duration: 3 hours
Costs: 240 THB ($8)

From Krabi, you need to take a van to reach Surat Thani Train Station. You can choose from 2 van operators.

Phantip Travel can take you from Krabi Bus Terminal to Surat Thani Train Station for 240 THB ($8). Travel time is between 2.5 to 3.5 hours.

If you don’t want to worry about the transfer from your hotel to the bus terminal, you can also travel with Hat Yai World Tour. Their tickets are more expensive at 450 THB ($15), but that already includes pick-up from your hotel in Krabi.

Bus OperatorScheduleDurationCosts
Phantip11:30-14:00
16:30-20:00
2h 30m
3h 30m
240 THB ($8)
Hat Yai World Tour10:30-12:502h 20m450 THB ($15)

For more information, read how to go from Krabi to Surat Thani.

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If you prefer to travel with Hat Yai World Tour, you can book a ticket online via 12go.asia.

Step 2: Surat Thani to Bangkok by Train

Duration: 9.5 hours
Costs: 640 THB ($21)

From Surat Thani, the quickest trains bound for Bangkok depart at 10:40 and 20:41. You can either take the daytime train and enjoy the scenic route or take a night train and get a good night’s sleep.

There are also plenty of other options to choose from in the table below:

TrainScheduleDuration2nd Class Sleeper A/C
SP4010:40-19:4509h 05m640 THB ($21)
RP17416:47-05:1013h 05m760 THB ($25)
RP16817:38-05:3511h 57m760 THB ($25)
EX8618:37-06:3012h 07m840 THB ($28)
RP17020:14-09:0012h 46m730 THB ($24)
SP42 / SP4420:41-05:5509h 14m640 THB ($21)
EX8421:04-08:3511h 31m840 THB ($28)
RP17221:26-09:1511h 49m760 THB ($25)
SP38 / SP4623:28-10:1010h 42m840 THB ($28)
SP3223:57-10:3011h 33m770 THB ($25.50)

You can book a 2nd class seat for as low as 390 THB ($13). However, a seat may be too uncomfortable for a 9-hour journey.

We recommend to book a sleeper berth instead. You can get a 2nd class A/C sleeper for as low as 640 THB ($21). For more luxury, you can also book a 1st class berth for 1,400 THB ($46).

For more info, feel free to check out our page on how to get from Surat Thani to Bangkok.

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  Hotel

My favourite places to stay in Bangkok


Here Hostel

If you’re looking for a fun social atmosphere then Here Hostel is the place for you! Enjoy relaxing by the pool in the garden area or enjoying a drink with travelers from around the world. Why take the stairs when you can use the indoor slide to travel between floors, this place is full of fun, energy, and laughter. Located less than 1km from Khao San Road, this is the perfect hostel if you’re looking to have a great time in Bangkok!

Dorm rooms start at $16 per night

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Hom Hostel & Cooking Club

Located in the heart of downtown Bangkok, between Nana and Ploen Chit BTS stations, this hostel is the perfect location in the Sukhumvit area.  The hostel offers a garden area, a rooftop terrace and an on-site kitchen for guests to cook their own food or take part in the daily cooking classes.  There is also a restaurant and bar on-site if you’d prefer someone else cook for you, as well as buffet breakfast included each day. Extremely clean and very friendly staff are top priorities for this hostel. 

Single bed in dorm rooms start at $15 per night 

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Lamphuhouse Bangkok

If you’re looking to be near the excitement of Khao San Road but still enjoy some peace and quiet, this guesthouse is absolutely perfect.  A delicious breakfast is included in your stay and the restaurant is open 24/7 for your convenience. A lovely garden area to relax in the afternoons and very comfortable beds in rooms will make for a great stay.  Just 300m to Khao San road, this guest house is walking distance to many sights including the Grand Palace and the Golden Mountain Temple.

Rooms start at $19 per night

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Mam’s House 

Just 700m from Khao San road and sitting along the river is Mam’s House.  The staff here will welcome you with open arms and help you in any way that they possibly can.  The rooms are huge, the beds are comfortable and it’s extremely clean. There is a cafe on the ground floor of the hotel, street food along the riverbank and countless restaurants, bars and shops just steps away.  Locally owned and operated by Mam, this hotel is all about customer service and making sure you have the best stay possible. Perfect location, great views and all the comforts you need! 

Rooms start at $26 per night 

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Blue Chang House 

Cozy, comfortable, and ideal location! This guest house is less than 1km from Khao San Road and offers all the comforts you need.  It is within walking distance to numerous Temples, Wats and attractions throughout Old Town. On-site bar to enjoy a drink while taking in the sights from the terrace or a lovely garden area to enjoy to relax in if you need some quiet time. The staff is known to be exceptionally welcoming and happy to assist with all guest requests. Located in a quiet area so you will be sure to get a good night's rest after exploring the Capital City!

Rooms start at $40 per night

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