Since the opening of the international airport in Krabi in March 2006, the number of connections has been increasingly rapidly and, while still far behind Phuket, the area can now be considered a fairly good international base. There are regular scheduled flights between Krabi and the transport hubs of Singapore, Kuala Lumpur (for Australia and Oceania) and Bangkok (for Asia-Pacific and worldwide).
Qatar Airway’s thrice weekly flights to Krabi have opened up its network in Europe, Africa and America; and there are plenty of European and Chinese charter flight services, which operate during November – April only.
There is no train service in Krabi (the rail network does not reach here), but there is a reliable inter-provincial bus service for long-distance travel within Thailand. Ferries only travel locally (to and from Phuket and other islands); there is no international port here.
The main highways are in good condition and there are excellent and relatively traffic-free routes to Phuket (2 – 3 hours), with its much bigger airport; Bangkok (10 – 12 hours); Surat Thani (2 hours), for the Gulf of Thailand islands; Trang (1.5 hours); and Had Yai (5 – 6 hours) in the south. The Malaysian border can be reached in around 5 hours (at Satun).
- Krabi expat guide
- Long stay accommodation in Krabi
- Opening a bank account in Krabi
- Finding employment in Krabi
- Expat entertainment in Krabi
- International TV & Media
- Internet, phone and 4G connections
- Western food in Krabi
- Owning and driving a vehicle in Krabi
- Hospitals and health insurance in Krabi
- Krabi international schools
- Learning Thai & other language difficulties