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  • themudblood

    Joined Travelfish
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    Posts: 15

    Hey guys,

    Can anyone pls advise me on the following:
    a. The best and cheapest way to get to Ko Lanta from Ao Nang?
    b. Is it possible to do a day-trip to Ko Lanta? If yes, what are the highlights?

    Thank you vm!

    themudblood, my

    #1 Posted: 19/11/2009 - 15:30

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  • tezza

    Joined Travelfish
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    The best way is by the Ao Nang Princess or sister ship which starts at Ao Nang, picks up off Railay/Ton Sai and goes on to Lanta. Andaman Island Hopping website and a lot of Lanta websites will have details.

    If for some reason this ferry is not running you can get a couple of songthaews to the Krabi town pier and pick up a ferry there.

    Cheapest way is songthaew into Krabi town, go to Soi 6 and catch one of the (roughly) hourly minibuses onto Lanta via the vehicle punts. These will usually deliver to resorts etc down island. You won't save a heap this way and it is more time consuming, less scenic.

    #2 Posted: 20/11/2009 - 12:52

  • tezza

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    Oh yeah, day trips.
    I'm not sure whether the timing of the ferries allows enough time on Lanta to check it out. Gotta be careful too - I heard last year there was only one ferry each way, in the morning, despite what the websites said.

    If you got a real early minibus from Soi 6 and a real late one back, it could work. But you would be looking at many hours just getting there and back.

    It's possibele one of the travel companies in Ao Nang/Krabi do a Lanta daytrip. This might involve a speedboat (expensive) or a minibus. Maybe Google can help.

    #3 Posted: 20/11/2009 - 12:58

  • themudblood

    Joined Travelfish
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    Posts: 15

    tezza, very kind of you.
    thank you very much! :)

    #4 Posted: 20/11/2009 - 14:58

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