I land in Krabi at 2.00 pm and I want to go to Ko Samui .
1. Am I best off staying in krabi for the night and travelling the next day. Or would i manage to travel to Ko Samui in the same day?
2.Where in Krabi can i find a bus to Surat Thani? How much does it cost? How long does it take? and how regular is it?
Thanks in advance
#1 lorievans121 has been a member since 3/4/2013. Posts: 4
Why do you want to go to Samui? Krabi is cheaper and better. The whole bus/ferry thing takes 5-6 hrs approx. incl waiting time. From Krabi airport you would need to go into town I would think then book a transfer.
I would recommend Krabi/Trang though over Samui.
#2 LeonardCohen1 has been a member since 24/7/2012. Posts: 2,148
the main reason was that I read that the weather was better on samui side rather than krabi side during the rainy season! and that island hoping is harder during this time as there arent as many boats.
#3 lorievans121 has been a member since 3/4/2013. Posts: 4
Google map here
This might be too late to change, but it would make a lot more sense to fly into Surat Thani or Samui airport. It's doubtful landing at Krabi 2pm you would make the last ferry to Samui. Take a shuttle to Krabi bus station (wait...) bus to Surat Thani (Phunphin district, minimum 160km 2 hours) then wait some more, bus or minivan to Don Sak pier (min. 90km 90 minutes). Only way to beat the system and definitely make the 6pm ferry would be direct private taxi from Krabi airport, but expensive! estimate 4-5000 baht depending on negotiating skills. Otherwise stay one night in Surat Thani and get the morning ferry. ^True, if you're going anytime June-September the east coast has a better chance of sunshine. Hope it works out for you.
Personally I'd stay the night in Krabi town and head out the next morning. An all-in transfer to Samui (around 600 baht) would be the easiest/fastest and probably wouldn't cost much, if any more than going it independent. All of the info for Krabi on Travelfish was very recently updated.
Krabi has some good cheap guesthouses and overall it's not a bad town to loll around in for a night. You'd even have enough time to do a little boat trip or head up to Wat Tham Suea -- incredible views if you can manage the 1,237 steps.