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How to get to and from Ko Si Boya

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Air

Serviced by regular flights from THAI, Nok Air, Bangkok Airways and Air Asia, Krabi Airport is around 30 km north of Ko Si Boya. Siboya Bungalows can send a car to pick you up for 1,000 baht. Otherwise you could catch one of the Laem Hin bound songthaews that will pass the main road in front of the airport at around 11:30 and 14:30, though heading into Krabi town and arranging transport from there would be less of a headache.

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Bus

The closest inter-provincial bus station is in Krabi town, which can also be reached by minibuses from all over southern Thailand. See the Krabi transport section for more info.

In Krabi town, dark blue songthaews depart for Laem Hin pier (just north of Si Boya) every day at 11:00 and 14:00. They can be caught along Chao Fah Road and other main thoroughfares as they pass. It takes around 45 minutes to reach Laem Hin. The fare is 100 baht per person, or 150 baht if you're the only passenger.

If planning to stay at Siboya Bungalows, you're best off checking in at their office in Krabi town, which is clearly marked as part of a restaurant near K Guesthouse on Chao Fah. They'll make sure you catch the songthaew and arrange for someone on Si Boya to pick you up.

Alternately, you can catch one of the more frequent blue-and-white songthaews to Nua Khlong from Krabi town. They're usually marked in English and leave at least every hour during the day from in front of SCB Bank and 7-eleven near Chao Fah pier, or you can flag them down as they pass through the main streets. Once you reach Nua Khlong, you will need to transfer to a songthaew bound for Laem Kruat pier (the main pier for Ko Jum), from where you can catch a local ferry to Si Boya pier on the east coast. When arranging pick up on Si Boya, be sure to let them know that you're coming from Laem Kruat. Expect the whole trip from Krabi town to take a solid 1.5 hours and cost around 200 baht per person.

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Boat

At both Laem Hin and Laem Kruat, local longtail ferries run to Ko Si Boya roughly every hour from 7:00 to 17:00, though this depends on demand. The price from Laem Hin should be 40 baht per person. If there aren't enough passengers and you don't feel like waiting around, the ferry driver will take you straight to Si Boya for 150 baht. Don't be surprised if it seems like this is the only option when you arrive. It's a pleasant 20-minute cruise across the bay.

If you let one of the resorts know that you're coming in advance (which you should), they should send a sidecar motorbike or truck to pick you up at Khlong Toh Pier at Si Boya's far northern point. Otherwise, a local should be able to give you a ride for around 40 baht, or at least phone your resort of choice for you.

Ko Si Boya can also be reached directly from Ko Jum, but only by private longtail boat for 1,000 baht. It's the same price from Si Boya to Jum. The price stays the same no matter how many passengers, so you might ask around to see if anyone else fancies a trip. If heading to Jum and not wanting to shell out for the private boat, you can catch a local ferry from Si Boya Pier to Laem Kruat and hop on a Jum-bound local ferry from there.

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Getting around

Motorbikes can usually be rented at Si Boya Bungalows for 250 baht per day, but there's a limited supply so be sure to reserve one as early as possible. You can also usually pay a staff member to tour you around the island on their motorbike. Otherwise, walking and kayaking are the only ways around Si Boya. Bicycles are not available.

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Where to next?

Where are you planning on heading to after Ko Si Boya? Here are some spots commonly visited from here, or click here to see a full destination list for Thailand.


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