Sunday, 30 June 2013

Krabi Airport to Railay Beach by Public Transport

Travelling to Railay Beach by public transport is a piece of cake.

TC and I decided to DIY for the sake of a challenge (we love challenges!) and also to save money :-)

Upon arrival at Krabi airport, we took the shuttle bus to Ao Nang Pier (THB 150 per person) where boats leave for Railay Beach.

The shuttle bus journey from Krabi airport to Ao Nang Pier took about an hour. Along the way, the driver would make a few stops to drop off passengers. Ao Nang Pier is the last stop.


 If you're travelling in a group or prefer to be pampered, here is the price list to book a van/taxi:




This is the Ao Nang Pier:




Wang Sai Travel seems to be the only agent selling tickets to Railay Beach:

As you can see from the price list, the cost is only THB 100 per person. However, a minimum of 8 pax is needed before the boat moves. We only waited about 20 minutes for another 6 people to come. 



Here is the timetable and ticket price for various destinations from Krabi that was on displayed at the pier:

 Proud to see Langkawi on the list (second from bottom). 
I dread to think how long the journey must take to reach Singapore. You'll be cutting across the whole of Peninsular Malaysia, man ...



When there was enough 8 people, the boat operator called for us to board the boat.

Tip: Wear shorts and slippers since you'll be wading in thigh high water to get on and off the boat.



After about 30 minutes, we arrived on Railay Beach:

The boat guy dropped us off at the end of the beach, which was perfect since we were staying at Railay Bay Resort & Spa. So we only had to walk 2 minutes to check-in. But alas, we didn't see the sign (which was at an angle) and we walked to the other end of the beach, luggage and all. Thankfully we were travelling light.





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