Song Taew, Local Transport
Open-aired buses, converted trucks and motorcycle taxis provide a cheap and efficient public transport service throughout this city. Fares vary according to the destination- whether you’re running around town, or traveling from Krabi Town to on of the beach resorts. Services are efficient and regular with buses stopping wherever you wish to get on or off Krabi has a good road network, especially round the national parks and local attractions, so renting a car and driving yourself is easy. Car-Rent is available at most hotel desks or travel agents. Better still; hire a Song Taew to drive you all day long.
Local Long Tailed-Boats
Krabi Town (Chao Fah Pier): as well as the provincial capital is also the main pier for local boat services. Long tailed-boats operate regular services to the small islands across the Krabi River and along the coast to Railay and Phra Nang Beaches. Larger ferries launch to Phi Phi Islands, Jum Island and Lanta Islands being further away.
Note: Some services stop during the monsoon season (May-October) and are substituted by a combined bus and long tailed-boat system which operates from small piers along the coast.
If you do not want to use this service, a private transfer is the only choice for certain islands like Lanta Islands which twice car ferries being connecting the islands to the mainland service from 7.00 a.m. till 7.00 p.m. Transfer times about 2 hours from Krabi town.
Ao Nang or Railay Beaches: served by local long-tailed boats association. Fast, reliable and economy, these boats depart from Ao Nang Beach (just go to the seafront) to Railay, Phra Nang and Krabi town.
Fares average not over a hundred Baht depending on your destination and the time (day or night)-the fare is higher, the moon is brighter. The boats spin paddle regular between Ao Nang and Railay (They leave when passengers are full or worth ones work) and services visitors all year round (subject to weather conditions)
Note: Prices of local long tailed-boats are fixed so do not try to show your bargaining power unless you hire a whole boat.
Beach Road Service:
There is the fastest service on the road in front of Ao nang beach that is three wheeled-Motorbike service. This service is offering your destination around Ao nang and Nopparat Thara Beaches. A fare is calculating according to a distance, the more you fun, the higher you pay!!
We wish you enjoying pleasant and amazing travelling in Thailand.