Krabi is a popular destination in the South of Thailand, but less crowded than the nearby island Phuket. The area is filled with gorgeous beaches and blue waters, it is also surrounded by numerous small islands for you to explore. There are excellent hiking opportunities in the area for the adventurous type or beautiful beaches and resorts for travellers hoping to just relax.
The distance from Surat Thani to Krabi is 150km (95 miles). In this post, we compare the 2 options to travel from Surat Thani to Krabi: by minivan (3-4 hours) or by taxi (2.5 hours). Ticket prices range from 265 THB ($7) to 2,740 THB ($74).
The minivan is a cheap way to travel from Surat Thani to Krabi. Minivan tickets start from 265 THB ($7) and the journey takes around 3-4 hours. The departure and arrival stations are also conveniently located in both the towns’ centres.
Taxis are also available if you want to travel door-to-door. However, rates can be very expensive. A 2.5-hour private taxi from Surat Thani to Krabi costs 2,740 THB ($74).
The stations are only a 5-minute walk from each other.
The last stop for the minivans is Krabi Bus Terminal, which is about 10 minutes away from Krabi Town by taxi. Phantip Travel also has minivans arriving at Ao Nam Mao Pier, which is already near some beach resorts.
To make your journey easier, we’ve provided everything you need to know below to plan your trip from Surat Thani to Krabi.
This hostel is great, the location, the staff, the beds, the social atmosphere, it truly has it all. Just steps from the Chaofa Pier you can easily grab a boat and head to Railay for a day trip. It’s within close proximity to countless restaurants, bars featuring live music and amenities. The hostel offers a bar, laundry facilities, extremely helpful staff who can help with tours and travel arrangements.
If you’re looking for a bit of a quieter hostel then we suggest staying at the Sleep Easy Krabi Guesthouse. This hostel is conveniently located in central Krabi, within walking distance of the night market, Wat Kaew Korawaram, and the local city market. You can enjoy a drink in the Guesthouse bar before retiring to your comfortable bunk and getting a good night's rest.
Located centrally in Krabi Town, within a few minutes of many sights, this is a great location for your stay. The spacious, colorful rooms with large comfortable beds will offer you a great night’s sleep. Each room is equipped with air conditioning and a flat-screen tv for your enjoyment. The owners are friendly, welcoming and offer motorbike rentals onsite.
Excellent location in the center of Krabi town, less than 1 kilometer to Wat Kaew Korowaram and just 2 kilometers to Thara Park. There is a restaurant on-site and a lovely terrace offering beautiful city views for the guests to enjoy. The rooms are spacious and the beds are comfortable, you’ll definitely have a great sleep here! The owners are very friendly and will offer to help in any way possible.
Set in central Krabi, within walking distance of all amenities, the night market, and sights, this hotel is a great choice. Take in the views from the shared guest terrace or relax in your private room with extremely comfortable beds. The sleek and modern furnishings will have you feeling right at home. The hotel is extremely clean and the staff is fantastic.