As of February 2019, no direct flights are being offered by any airline that could connect the UK with Krabi without a stopover. All flights have either one or two stopovers, whether they are inbound or outbound with respect to the United Kingdom.
The preferred route to Krabi depends on the airline chosen by the traveller. Qatar Airways provides a flight in and out of Krabi, via Doha International Airport. Thai Airways can offer a direct flight to Bangkok and then a connecting domestic flight to Krabi International Airport.
Krabi is emerging as a great vacation spot for British tourists. The connecting flights to Krabi 2019 have stopovers in Europe, the Middle East and in Pacific Asia. The stopovers are at:
The Krabi International Airport (KBV) serves the town of Krabi. Krabi town is the capital of the district and Province of Krabi, through which the Krabi River flows. The airport is about 7 kilometres away from the Krabi town centre, and it handled about 4 million passengers in 2018. The expansion project of the airport is well underway and would push the handling capacity to 5 million passengers.
There is a distance of 750 kilometres between Krabi and Bangkok. The easiest and fastest way to travel to Krabi is to take a flight. Many domestic airlines are competing on this route including Bangkok airlines, Thai Lion Air and Thai Airways. A ticket to Krabi can cost somewhere from 1500 Thai Baht to 2500 Baht. The travel time of the flight is only an hour and thirty minutes.
Krabi does not have a railway station. However, you can board the train at the Hua Lamphong railway station in central Bangkok and come all the way south to Surat Thani rail station. From there you can take a bus to Krabi. The train ride takes about nine hours to reach the destination, and on the way, you would be able to view the sandy beaches and jungles of Thailand.
The best time to visit Krabi is in the dry season, which is between September and April. The dry season is when Krabi loses that extra rainwater it had been soaking up like a sponge during the monsoon season. The air is cleaner and fresh. The temperature also rarely strays beyond 25°C; which is an ideal temperature for swimming, snorkelling and of course sunbathing. So bask in the healthy rays of the Krabi sun and absorb some of the free vitamin D, away from that chilly British winter.
The cheapest time to visit Krabi is in the monsoon season that starts from May and ends in early September. The heavy clouds begin to rise from the Bay of Bengal in May and shed their weight on the Thai mainland. The downpour is not continuous, but it is intense. Coming to Krabi, in this part of the year would be cost-effective. The resorts and beaches would be empty, the prices would be lower than usual, and you would have all the more to experience.
Initially, Krabi had been an ‘elephant farm’ of a local vizier, so that he could supply the animals to the nearby towns for training and heavy lifting. The fertile earth of the area and the rich culture has created a dynamic and nature loving society. The town has been part of the Thai and Buddhist culture since time immemorial.
Songkran is a festival that is celebrated on the Thai Lunar New Year that falls in mid-April. Images and statues of Buddha are washed on this day, and people pay respects to their elders by washing their hands in fragrant water and praying for their ancestors. Visit the temples on this day for a unique glimpse into the Krabi culture. The Krabi International Rock Climbing Festival encourages people to be involved in rock climbing facilities in Krabi. With steep limestone cliffs framed with gorgeous natural beauty and reliable infrastructure, Krabi can inspire you to start rock climbing in April each year.
Krabi has a large population of Sea Gipsies. Each year, on the first full moon of the 6th and the 11th Lunar month, the sea gipsies dance and cheer with their traditional songs. The procession then turns to the boats and paddles out to the sea, under the moonlight. By doing so, the participants are said to gain good fortune. Loi Krathong, like in many other parts of Thailand is also celebrated in Krabi. Biodegradable miniature boats are set out to sea, carrying a candle representing the prayers, hopes and dreams of the worshippers. As the boats move further out into the sea, it seems like a galaxy has descended from the heavens and has fallen in love with the waves of the ocean.
Krabi is the city of the Songthaew. Songthaews are pickup trucks that have their carriages converted to accommodate a seating arrangement. Songthaews usually are painted brown and white depending on which route they take. They zip through the city and take passengers from stops along the way. The vehicle owners tend to overcharge from tourists, so it’s best to check the price from a number of these vehicles before hopping into one. Alternatively, one could hire a car. The rental car company keeps 20,000 to 30,000 Baht as insurance through your credit card which is refundable once the car is returned unscathed. A day on a hired car would cost around 2,500 to 3,000 Baht, including fuel..
Krabi is the lotus flower of Thailand. You can smell the aroma of this beautiful city and experience its serenity from any one of the following five-star hotels.