In & Out of Krabi by Boat


Getting To, From, & Around Krabi by Boat

Within Krabi, there are several passenger ferry routes:

  • Krabi Town (Main Ferry Pier) to Lanta Island (dropping off passengers at Koh Jum)
  • Krabi Town to Phi Phi Island
  • Ao Nang (Noparatthara Pier & Railay) to Lanta Island (no Koh Jum drop-off)
  • Ao Nang (Noparatthara Pier & Railay) to Phi Phi Island
  • Ao Nang (Noparatthara Pier) to Phuket
  • Ao Nang (Noparatthara Pier) to Yao Islands
  • Lanta to Phi Phi
  • Lanta to Koh Ngai (Hai)
  • Lanta to Lipe (and on to Langkawi in Malaysia)
  • Lanta to Phuket (via Phi Phi)
  • Trang to Lipe (combined van ticket to Trang)
  • Satun to Langkawi (combined van ticket to Satun)

There are small, mostly long-tail, boat services on several routes:

  • Tara Pier (Krabi Town) to Koh Klang
  • Krabi Town pier (Khongkha Pier) to Railay East
  • Ao Nang to Railay West (fixed price ticket bought before boarding at authorized kiosk)
  • Ao Nam Mao to Railay East
  • Laem Kuat to Jum (Koh Pu) Islands
  • Tha Lane to Yao Islands (actually in Phang Nga Province)

Long-tail and speedboats can be hired to go anywhere (weather & sea conditions permitting). At some piers there are fixed prices quoted on posted signs. If there are none, bargaining will be required. Ask around for the normal prices.

Whenever traveling by boat, check to see that life preservers are handy. All the licensed ferries will be required to have them, but some long-tail boats do not (although they are supposed to). If you think that a boat is overloaded, do not take it. There have been a few drownings and boat accidents in Krabi in the last year.)

(See Van & Bus section for Ferries from Surat Thani to Samui, Phangan, and Tao Islands)