Krabi Bus Terminal is the main bus station in this part of Thailand, connecting Krabi Province with Bangkok and a range of destinations across Southern Thailand and a few long distance direct services to the North and North Eastern Regions of Thailand.
Krabi Bus Terminal
Krabi Bus Terminal is an out of town bus terminal which serves as a transport hub for onward services to more popular destinations in Krabi Province such as Ao Nang and the islands of Koh Lanta, Koh Phi Phi, Koh Pu and Koh Jum via ferry terminals within the province.
About Krabi Bus Terminal
Krabi Bus Terminal is a medium sized bus station with an open air waiting area covered by a large roof. The station has 20 platforms each dedicated to specific destinations.
Inside Krabi Bus Terminal
Krabi Bus Terminal is the terminal for a variety of long and medium distance bus and minivan services. Bus services normally run to a fixed schedule. A lot of the minivan services, however, operate on a much looser schedule departing as when they are full or nearly full.
Local Travel from Krabi Bus Terminal
The two forms of local transport which are generally available at Krabi Bus Terminal are motorbike taxis and shared taxis. The standard fare for a motorbike taxi into Krabi Town is 60 THB. Motorbike taxi wait at motorbike taxi rank which is located between the bus terminal building and the public road, which is also where shared taxis arrive and depart.
Shared taxi at Krabi Bus Terminal
Shared taxis from Krabi Bus Terminal run on a fixed route from the bus terminal into Krabi Town and then onto Ao Nang. Some of the shared taxi travel ferry pier such as Klong Jilard Pier (for Koh Phi Phi) and Ao Nammao Pier (for Railay). The fare in a shared taxi to Krabi Town is 40 THB, and the fare from Krabi Town to Ao Nang (or the ferry piers) is a further 60 THB per person.
Krabi Bus Terminal has a better than average range of facilities for a bus station in Thailand, which is good because the bus station is located in a small village with virtually no shops or restaurants nearby.
Shops and restaurants at Krabi Bus Terminal
At the other end of Krabi Terminal to the ticket offices there is an indoor restaurant selling plates of rice and different stir fries or curries at a low fixed prices of 30 to 50 THB per plate. There are public toilets located inside the same building. At the same end of the station in between the two rows of bus platforms are some small shops selling snacks and drinks, and two vendors, one selling fruit and the other selling take away food items like fish balls on sticks and cooked sweetcorn.
Buy Tickets at the Bus Station
Krabi Bus Terminal has a confusing number of different ticket counters. Each transport operator has its own ticket counter so you need to pick the right counter for the service you want to take.
Ticket offices at Krabi Bus Terminal
The majority of the bus and minivan services from Krabi Bus Terminal don’t need to be booked in advance. You just need to spend a little bit of time checking at the different counters for the next available service. The services you should consider booking in advance are the long distance services to destinations such as Bangkok. These services tend to sell out before the day of travel, particularly the premium ‘VIP’ services which offer passengers a higher level of comfort on these longer over night journeys.
Buy Tickets Online
Use the Search Box below to buy travel tickets from Krabi Bus Terminal to Bangkok and other destinations in Thailand:
Bus services to Hat Yai depart from Krabi Bus Station every hour from 7:00 to 23:00. Buy your tickets when you arrive at the bus station.
Bus to Phuket
There are a wide variety of different bus and minivan services from Krabi Bus Station to Phuket departing frequently from 06:30 to 18:00. There is no need to book in advance, just turn up at the bus station and a buy a ticket for the next available departure.