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    Longtails

    by clouds111 Written Dec 21, 2007

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    Longtails are the main transportation around Krabi in order to get to other beaches and islands. On most beaches you will find a little ticket office near or on the beach where you can buy a one-way or return ticket (all coloured differently depending on where you're going). After you've bought you ticket and you head towards the longtails, some guy will be yelling out your destination or waving the relative coloured tickets. Usually you will have to wait until there are at least 8 passengers before the longtail leaves.

    They are great journeys and fun climbing in and out of the things. Generally they are quite smooth rides but had a mare going from PhiPhi Don to Maya Bay, the sea was quite rough so it was quite hairy at times!

    They run from dawn til dusk. Return longtails from Ao Nang to Rai Leh cost around 250 bahts but this price went over 300 when peak season came along (1st Dec).

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    Longtail boats to the beaches

    by don_thomas Written Jun 14, 2004

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    You can take one of the longtail boats from the old pier in Krabi (Thanon Khongkha) to basically anywhere; for instance the beautiful beaches of Rai Leh or one of the islands around. To Rai Leh takes you about 45 mins and is very affordable and a adventure in itself.

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    Rent car

    by kyoub Updated Aug 25, 2004

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    Our car

    We got a taxi from the airport to the hotel.
    What were we thinking? We should have picked up a rent car.
    The hotel is not close to much of anything.
    If you want to see the country then you need wheels.
    After a couple of days of reading and relaxing, we rented a car and drove all around.
    The roads are in good condition and not much traffic except in Krabi town.

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    Not your regular taxi

    by travelagent4thailand Written Dec 9, 2003

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    wha yu wan go?

    This is the cool ride! No windows, straight up into the wind. This is also not your regular tuk - tuks you find it BKK.

    These are the KRABI side winder tuk - tuks powered by a 100 / 120 cc motorbike...it's fun!

    Very afforable, fares range from 20 Baht / person to a flat rate divideable by the number of passengers and the distance of the destination.

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    Longtail Boats

    by AndreSTGT Written Nov 17, 2003

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    Ao Tham Phra Nang

    The only way of getting to Raileh and Phra Nang is by boat. Boats can be chartered at the beach in Ao Nang from dawn till dusk, maybe even around the clock. A one way trip costs 50B per person and takes 15-20min. It's a very beautiful trip along the coast and on the way there are some wonderful beaches and dramatic limestone formations to marvel at.

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    Get the Free Tourist Map of Krabi

    by DarkRay Updated Nov 6, 2003

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    Map of Railay Region

    When you reach Krabi Airport, make sure that you obtain the free tourist map of Krabi from the tourist information centre which is located within the Airport itself. It will help you to familiarize yourself with the various beaches and islands in Krabi. You may even find the various advertisement on the map itself useful.

    I had bought various maps of Krabi during my stay there and honestly, I had found this free map to be much better most of the paid ones. Too bad, I only found it on my last day in Krabi. If I had this map during from my first day in Krabi, I would had never mistaken Ton Sai Beach as Railey West Beach ;-)

    However, if you want to pay for one, get the one by Frank Tour (70 / 84 baht depending on where you purchase it from - it was more expensive at the airport) as this was the best map I found. Avoid the one published by Prannok Witthaya Maps Centre. The printing on the one I have is extremely lousy (ghosting) and it is far too complicated for most people.

    Shown below is the map of the Railay region (scanned from the free map) which is the only one which after shrinking to accomodate the 560 x 500 limit for picture files, is still good enough for practical use.

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    Easy slow cruiser

    by travelagent4thailand Written Dec 9, 2003

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    easy crusin'

    The AO NANG PRINCESS is a medium-large sized cruiser that holds about 190 passengers to and from around KRABI to its nearby islands.

    One can hop onto this cruiser to PHI PHI, a few other stops are made along the way to railay beach, etc.

    It's slow, but nice if it's not something you want to take for a quick spin...many lay on the sun decks catching rays and veggie with the hummning of its monotonous engine....

    and very afforable - about 150 - 270 Baht / person (depending on season and destinations).

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    Ao Nang Princess

    by clouds111 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The Ao Nang Princess is the main ferry from Ao Nang to Phi Phi Don. The busiest being the 9.00 leaving from Nopparat Thara Pier. The Princess holds just under 200 passengers, has seating inside but on a nice day generally out sitting on the deck in the sun. There are toilet facilities on board and someone comes round selling drinks.

    The journey to Phi Phi Don took about 2 hours with a stop in Rai Leh to pick up more passengers. On the way back we took up our spots on the upper level just under the 'driver' but as soon as we left the small bays and hit open water we wished we had sat inside. The sea was quite rough and the wind had picked up and whenever the boat hit a wave we were hit with cold water. There were quite a few green faces when we got back to Ao Nang. A horrible journey back, so my advice would be to sit inside when travelling late afternoon as the sea and wind are generally stronger at that time, especially if you're like me and don't have very good sea legs...

    We booked the return journey at our hotel and cost us 800 bahts each. This seemed quite a lot so it will probably be cheaper to buy at the pier. Timetable in the link below.

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    Krabi Town to Ao Nang Beach

    by andyong Updated Nov 27, 2003

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    Krabi Town

    In Krabi, somehow all forms of transportation are referred to either as buses or vans, but don't get surprised when you see the other one or something else like a tuk-tuk or car turning up.

    Buses constantly run from Krabi Town to Ao Nang beach costing 20B and the journey takes about 30 minutes. Just sit or wait somewhere along Cha Weng street and you can jump on these buses as they pass by.

    Don't get fooled into getting a taxi from the local travel agent for 350B which would end up being a van.

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    Hat Yai - Krabi

    by aniquez Written Dec 14, 2004

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    Krabi Bus Terminal

    Once in Hat Yai, get to the Bus Terminal which is on the sourthern part of Hat Yai. Buy the bus ticket at the counter which is tad cheaper than the usual van. It cost me about 173 BHT only to go to Krabi by an express bus Hat Yai - Krabi - Phuket..

    The bus leaves every half and hour to Phuket. I took the 8.00 am bus and the trip was only 3 hr 45 min to reach Krabi.

    The bus terminal in Krabi is not very big. There are a few small restaurants and some small shops next to it.

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    Rent a Motorbike!

    by GracesTrips Updated Oct 28, 2008

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    There are no roads in Railay. Everything is in walking distance and to leave Railay, you need to go by boat. We decided to check out the city just north of Railay which is Ao Nang. About a 15 minute long tail boat ride from Railay. The main town area of Ao Nang is very small. You have a main road traveling along the beach and another road going inland. If you walk up the road going inland you come to a few motorbike rental places. The one we went to had a lavendar colored sign that read Juju Fashion. Sounds strange but I think the sign wasn't changed and no fashions for sale. It cost us 200 baht (US$6.00) to rent the bike for the entire day! The motorbikes are like scooters and are automatic. Seemed easy enough to ride. I rode on the back and not having been on a motorbike before, I opted to use a helmet. We had a blast riding around town and seeing the countryside. Everything is so lush and green.

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    By Minivan from Haadyai

    by SLLiew Written Feb 5, 2008

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    There are daily tourist mini-vans travelling between the southern Thai town of Haadyai and Krabi.

    Mainly ferrying backpacker tourists who are visiting Krabi, Pha Nga bay or Ko Phi Phi.

    The timing is such that you can catch the boat from Krabi to Phi Phi island.

    Krabi town is small coastal fishing town that has grown due to tourism.

    From Krabi town, you can take a land ride or boat trip to Ao Nang beach of Krabi.

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    Rented an Old Jalopy but it still took us places!

    by euli Written Feb 14, 2008

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    Travelling by taxi, even the lorry open type ones cost a lot in Krabi perhaps because of the distance to travel - to Ao Nang from Airport in a saloon car taxi (about 500 to 600 bht for about 29km). From Ao Nang to Krabi Town and back, 400 bht each way in a lorry type taxi (800 bht).

    Rental car cost us 900 bht per day (for 4 days) including insurance. "ticket to ride" we managed to make several trips to town, tesco's, the outlet shopping mall, around ao nang, etc.

    Rented from Krabi Car Friendly - booked at hotel front desk.

    Petrol cost us about 740 bht for the 4 days. Parking is free by the roads - just make sure you park where there are no pedestrian crossings or red markings by the curbs (saw a vehicle, not ours that got clamped). Park where there are designated car lots in Krabi town and in Ao Nang, in front of hotel is okay or if hotel has space, park inside.

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    Bus Tour?

    by GracesTrips Written Oct 28, 2008

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    When in Ao Nang, you can take a bus tour. To tour around this way has never appealed to me. I like to walk around, take in the sounds and smells. But if you choose to take a bus tour in Ao Nang, this is what the bus may look like!

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    From the Airport to Krabi Town and its Surrounding

    by Aidy_p Updated Apr 3, 2007

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    If you do not want to haggle with the taxi drivers outside the airport, head towards the taxi booking station that is found on the right side of the airport.

    It may be a tad bit more expensive (350baht to the suburbs; 600baht to Krabi town) than the taxis at the taxi stand, but at least it's much safer.

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  • Jun 27, 2013 at 10:18 PM

    We flew out of Krabi on 270613 with Tiger to Singapore at 1150 and the customs men were so rude. One barked at me and pounded the desk, he threw my passport at me. My partner went to the only other customs man and had a similar reception. We were the only persons going through passport control at the time as we were hours ealy. They must have been the rudest Thai's we have encountered. Officious, self absorbed little men trying to exert power in their little little, tin pot airport. The airport is run down with hardly any facilities.

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