How To Get To Koh Lanta

How To Get To Koh Lanta In Brief

Flying To Koh Lanta

Krabi Airport is the nearest airport to Koh Lanta. Air Asia, Bangkok Airways and THAI Airways all provide daily flights from Bangkok to Krabi Airport.

THAI Airways and Bangkok Airways operate flights from Suvarnabhumi (airport code: BKK) Airport to Krabi (airport code: KBV) , so if you do not want to transfer between airports, we recommend you book your Krabi flight with THAI or Bangkok Airways.

Important note: From 1st October 2012, Air Asia will fly to Krabi from Bangkok’s Don Muang Airport (airport code: DMK) and not from Suvarnabhumi Airport. If you are arriving at Suvarnabhumi airport on an international flight and then wish to catch an Air Asia flight to Krabi, you will need to transfer from Suvarnabhumi to Don Muang airport. This can be anywhere from 45 minutes to 2 hours depending on traffic. As such, please plan your flight timings accordingly to give you plenty of time to go through passport control, collect your baggage, transfer to Don Muang airport and check in again.

Alternatively, you may wish to fly from Bangkok to Krabi with Thai Airways or Bangkok Airways, both of which depart from Suvarnabhumi, so you would not need to transfer between airports.

Check Skyscanner for the latest flight schedules and prices. This site compares all airlines on the specific dates you choose, letting you easily see which one is offering the cheapest price. You can also choose a date range to see if it’s cheaper to fly a couple of days earlier or later.

Flying from Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Hong Kong to Krabi
You can fly direct from Singapore to Krabi with Tiger Airways. Again, check Skyscanner to ensure you are getting the cheapest flight. You can also fly direct from Kuala Lumpur to Krabi with AirAsia. Hong Kong to Krabi is unfortunately not possible direct – you need to go via Bangkok. Koh Lanta transfer taxi speedboat
Koh Lanta speedboat transfer

Fast Speedboat Transfer to Koh Lanta

The fastest way to get to Koh Lanta is with a fast speedboat transfer. The transfer involves a 45 minute car journey and then a scenic 15 minute speedboat ride along Lanta’s beautiful coastline, followed by a transfer to your Koh Lanta hotel by minivan. Total travel time is 75 minutes or so. See for more information.

We offer speedboat transfers from

Please follow the links for more info and to book your speedboat transfer online

Koh Lanta Minivan Transfer
Minivan used to transfer you from Krabi Airport to the speedboat pier

Private Minivan Transfer To Koh Lanta

You can book a private minivan taxi transfer from Krabi Airport to Koh Lanta direct through Visit our Krabi Airport to Koh Lanta Transfer page for more information and to make your booking.

We offer private minivan transfers to and from the following destinations:

Public Minivan Taxi to Koh Lanta

The cheaper option is to get a minivan taxi at Krabi airport, which seats up to 10 people and departs from the airport when the taxi is full. Backpacks or suitcases are stored on top of the van and conditions can be very cramped.

Minivan taxi cost: 300 Baht per person.

To catch a minivan taxi, we strongly recommend you get an early flight from Bangkok to Krabi as the last departure for minivan taxis from Krabi Airport is around 1pm.

The journey time from Krabi Airport to Ban Saladan is between 2 to 3 hours. The time varies as there are car ferry crossings between the mainland and the islands. We recommend you bring water and snacks for the journey.

Koh Lanta car ferry
Koh Lanta car ferry

Phuket and Koh Phi Phi to Koh Lanta Ferry

There are ferries to Koh Lanta from Phuket, Koh Phi Phi and several other Thai islands, as well as Langkawi in Malaysia.

Please follow the links below for details about each ferry route to Koh Lanta, including timetables and prices. You can book ferry tickets directly online.

Ferries To Koh Lanta

4) By Seaplane From Krabi Or Phuket to Koh Lanta
Unfortunately, as of 2009, this is currently no longer an option as the operator has gone out of business.

How To Get To Koh Lanta From Other Places In Thailand

If you are travelling around Thailand, here’s some detailed info on how to get from other popular areas of Thailand to Koh Lanta

How To Get To Koh Lanta From Outside Thailand

To help you plan your journey to Koh Lanta from outside Thailand, here are some tips on the best flight routes to use from popular international airports. If you’re wondering, Where is Koh Lanta?, follow the link for detailed maps.

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