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travel from krabi to phuket by car

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travel from krabi to phuket by car

what is the best way to go from krabi to phuket or vice-versa in march please?

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1. Re: travel from krabi to phuket by car

There's a decent highway that is well signposted, but it'll take longer than a map might indicate as one section includes some steep hills and tight curves.

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2. Re: travel from krabi to phuket by car

We did it 2 years ago and it was a nice drive.

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3. Re: travel from krabi to phuket by car

Depends on whereabouts in Krabi you will be. ( it is an entire province not just a town)

If from Ao Nang driving is your best bet. It's a pleasant drive of around 3 hours and should costs around tbh3000-4000. If from Koh Lanta you can catch a speedboat - around 8000shared or 18000 private but shop this around as it changes , and takes between 90 and 120 minutes depending on whether you stop at Don Phi Phi or not.

Many people get a van and driver from Lanta - a pleasant 5 hours drive which should cost around 6000baht

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4. Re: travel from krabi to phuket by car

Depends on whereabouts in Krabi you will be. ( it is an entire province not just a town)

If from Ao Nang driving is your best bet. It's a pleasant drive of around 3 hours and should costs around tbh3000-4000. If from Koh Lanta you can catch a speedboat - around 8000shared or 18000 private but shop this around as it changes , and takes between 90 and 120 minutes depending on whether you stop at Don Phi Phi or not.

Many people get a van and driver from Lanta - a pleasant 5 hours drive which should cost around 6000baht

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5. Re: travel from krabi to phuket by car

You can always catch a ferry from Ao Nang to Phuket Pier. Heaps of tourists do this - gives a different perspective seeing the land from the boat - very picturesque. About 1.5 hours on ferry. We have also travelled b/w Patong and Ao Nang by road - nice trip too but it will take longer, about 2.5 hours.

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World Class Drive: budget.co.th/images/world/worldclass_phuket_…

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We did the drive back from Ao Nang to Phuket Airport yesterday. We left our resort at 7:30am and were at Phuket Airport at 9:45am. This is with no stops and sitting on around 100kph on the highway, which it is most of the way. As per other posts on here, it will depend on where in Krabi you were staying but you could add another 30 mins would get you to most places in around Krabi town. We hired a car for 8 days from Andaman car rental for 1100THB per day for 8 days. (Toyota Vios (Corolla)) It worked out well as we did other trips to Emerald pools and tiger cave temple during our stay etc which we drove to. This is the second time we have done the drive there and would recommend it. You could even stretch it out longer if you wanted to stop and check out the towns like Phang Nga etc along the way.

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8. Re: travel from krabi to phuket by car

me and my partner will be making the trip from phuket to krabi ao nang and from forums and blogs found the ferry from the pier in phuket to ao nang the fastest and cheapest option

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9. Re: travel from krabi to phuket by car

I personally perfer driving to taking ferry. It is nice taking ferry and easybut you would miss a chance to stop at Waterfalls, Mangrove Forest or beaches if you wish. Driving to those lime stone mountains and beautiful landscape is quite remarkable for me.

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