Krabi Airport Guide

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Krabi Airport (airport code KBV) is located on Highway 4, approximately 10km from Krabi Town and 40km from Ao Nang Beach. No matter what time you arrive at Krabi airport, finding transport to local areas will be easy.

 

Airport Services

Krabi’s relatively new airport is a small modern structure. The main terminal building is on three levels. The lowest floor is the arrivals hall, and the second is check-in and departures. The third level houses offices and a restaurant.

In the arrival hall on the ground floor you will find an information booth; hotel reservation services; the taxi and airport bus ticket counters; and car rental desks. Unfortunately there is currently no duty free for international passengers at Krabi Airport.

Note: In mid 2010 they started work on a major upgrade and renovation at Krabi Airport. Work is expected to be completed late 2011 / early 2012.

Arrival counters at Krabi airport


Arrival counters at Krabi airport

Getting to/from Krabi airport

An air conditioned airport bus service links Krabi airport with Krabi Town, Ao Nang and Noppharat Thara Beach. Fares are 90baht to Krabi and 150 baht to Ao Nang/Noppharat Thara. Buses leave when there are enough passengers to fill them.

Songthaews run from Krabi Town to the airport and cost 30-50 baht, depending how much they overcharge you. Going to the airport, they will drop you at the departure terminal. From the airport, you will have to walk out and catch them along the main road to Krabi, a distance of about 400mtr.

Krabi airport transfers can also be arranged through your guesthouse or you can hire a taxi. You should allow 15 minutes travel time from Krabi Town, 25 minutes from Ao Nang and about 45 minutes from Klong Muang. From Ko Lanta you need to factor in possible ferry delays so allow a minimum of 3 hours, more during peak times. Shared minivan transfers are the cheapest option, however bear in mind you will have to allow additional time to pick up other passengers.

 

Krabi airport transport costs

Destination Bus Car Minivan
Ao Nang 150 baht 600 baht 1000 baht
Krabi Town / Ferry Pier 90 baht 350 baht 500 baht
Phuket 2500 baht 3000 baht
Patong / Kata / Karon 2700 baht 3200 baht

 

Krabi Airport car rental

International firms such as National, Avis and Budget have booths inside the main terminal building in the ground floor arrival hall. Pre-book online for better rates.
 

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Updated: January 7, 2013 by admin