There are 2 ways to get from Krabi International Airport to Ao Nang – by bus or taxi/cab.
Cheapest Way from Krabi Airport to Ao Nang
A cab to Ao Nang from Krabi airport costs 600 baht while a van costs 1,050 baht and bus only costs 150 baht per person. Needless to say, the cheapest way from Krabi airport to Ao Nang is via the official airport shuttle bus.
Where to Buy Bus Ticket
After passing the immigration area, you will see a “SHUTTLE BUS” counter on your right side in red wording. It’s just beside the taxi counter.
How Much Does It Cost
Besides Ao Nang, the airport shuttle bus also serves other destinations. Here’s a list of places and the cost respectively:
Taladkao Bus Station: 80 baht
Phi Phi Pier: 90 baht
Lanta Pier: 90 baht
Krabi town: 90 baht
Railay Pier: 150 baht
Ao Ton Sai Pier: 150 baht
Ao Nang Beach: 150 baht
How to Identify the Official Shuttle Bus
Referring to the photo above, the official shuttle bus is white in color with blue writings. I’m actually quite surprised when I realized that they’re using Mercedes Benz bus.
Krabi Airport Shuttle Bus Schedule
Krabi Airport Shuttle Bus departs every 45 minutes or when the bus is full with passengers. Normally, it takes less than 30 minutes to fill up. The last bus departs at 10 pm. The duration from Krabi airport to Ao Nang beach depends on how many stops they need to make. A reserved estimation is about 1 – 1.5 hours.
How to Get to Hotel in Ao Nang
Getting to your hotel in Ao Nang from Krabi airport is as simple as 1-2-3! You just need to tell the driver (or bus attendant) which hotel you’ll be staying in and they will drop you at the nearest bus station. They will announce the hotel name once they reach so you just have to alight upon hearing your hotel’s name. Don’t worry, most of the bus stations are in front of some hotels or at most, it would be just 3 minutes walk from there. I stayed at Vogue Resort & Spa and the bus station is just directly across the road! If you’re planning to take this Airport Shuttle Bus when you depart from Ao Nang to Krabi airport, you can get the tickets from a nearest travel agency.
Transfer from Krabi to other destinations
To explore other nearby destinations like Koh Lanta, Surat Thani, Koh Samui, Koh Phangan, and Koh Tao, take a look at Klook’s offer as they provide the best price for private city transfer (sedan/van): www.klook.com/activity/1441-city-transfers-krabi