See the different options to travel from Koh Lanta to Ao Nang – by ferry, express transfer or private taxi.
Koh Lanta to Ao Nang Ferry
Due to Koh Lanta and Ao Nang sharing the same coastline in the Andaman Sea the most popular way to travel and one of the quickest ways too is by the Koh Lanta to Ao Nang ferry.
Travel Between Koh Lanta And Ao Nang from May to October (Low Season)
The ferry between Koh Lanta and Ao Nang operates from late October until April. Between May to October, the ferries do not run due to rough seas. The best way to get from Koh Lanta to Ao Nang between May to September is to book a private minivan, which uses a car ferry between the island and the mainland.
Koh Lanta to Ao Nang Ferry Transfer Frequently Asked Questions
Where Is Saladan Pier On Koh Lanta?
The ferry departs from Saladan pier in Saladan Village, this is the northern tip of Koh Lanta. Saladan has a small inlet of the sea which allows the ferries to conveniently dock.
What Facilities Are At Saladan Pier?
Saladan pier is quite small and there is nothing of interest on the actual pier. After you check in its a straight walkway of 30 metres to the boats. In front of the pier there are plenty of restaurants, coffee shops, convenience shops selling drinks, a bank of ATMs and also one block of public toilets.
How To Travel From Your Koh Lanta Hotel To Saladan Pier?
Many hotels on Koh Lanta offer a free shuttle service to the pier. Some may also charge a small fee depending on the hotel and location. Koh Lanta is a big island – journey times to the pier can range from 20 minutes to 1 hour depending on how far your hotel is from Saladan. Let your hotel receptionist know you want to go to Saladan pier and what time your boat departs – they will arrange a transfer for you.
Where Can I Stay Near To Saladan Pier?
If you would like to stay near to Saladan pier to make it easy for travel in the morning, Saladan village makes a great stopover. It’s a small village with plenty of restaurants, massage shops, tailors and several accommodation choices, mainly budget. It’s quite easy to walk to the pier from your hotel to catch the ferry.
If you prefer to stay near the beach, the closest beaches to Saladan pier are Klong Dao beach and Kawkwang beach which are both a 10 minute drive to the pier. Long Beach is the next beach area along from Klong Dao – it’s 15-20 minutes drive to the pier.
Koh Lanta has a wide variety of accommodation – we have recommendations for the best Koh Lanta family hotels, best Koh Lanta luxury hotels, Koh Lanta beach bungalows and also a comprehensive range of Koh Lanta Villas to rent. Booking.com also has a wide selection of Koh Lanta Hotels to easily book online.
What Happens When I Arrive at Ao Nang?
The ferry journey from Koh Lanta is to Krabi Klong Jilad Pier. From the pier you join a taxi to Ao Nang, the taxi will drop off in one location the Ao Nang Center McDonalds which is on the main road to the beach. From McDonalds you are able to get a taxi to your hotel
Where Can I Stay In Ao Nang?
Ao Nang is one of the most popular beach areas in Krabi with a big choice of places to stay, shopping, and night time entertainment. Ao Nang also offers lots of tours and easy access to Railay beach by longtail boat.
If you are looking for luxury resorts, consider staying at Tubkaek Beach
What Other Options Of Travel Are There From Koh Lanta To Ao Nang?
Although the ferry transfer is the most popular way it is limited to only pick up and drop off each day. You would have to make your own way to the pier and to your Ao Nang hotel. The ferry can also be quite crowded in the Peak season. If you prefer a door to door service there are 3 other options to choose from too.
- Koh Lanta to Ao Nang express transfer door to door service. The Express combines an open back car pick up to Saladan pier to connect with the 12:30 speedboat. The speedboat ride misses any queue time at the car ferry, a waiting minivan taxi to take you to your hotel. Only operates during high season: November to April.
- Koh Lanta to Ao Nang private taxi transfer door to door service. You choose any time that suits you best. A great option for families or groups of friends traveling together wanting more space to relax. Operates all year round.
- Koh Lanta to Ao Nang to public van departs every hour from 06:00 to 15:00. This is a cheap option but it does have some drawbacks. They pack in customers and luggage which makes travelling very cramped and sometimes make stops along the way to drop off parcels. The drivers can sometimes go uncomfortably fast.
Transfer Options Departing From Ao Nang
From Ao Nang it’s easy to travel onwards to other places in Thailand, either by flying, ferry or minivan transport.
Many people head to Krabi Airport after a few days in Ao Nang – you can book a taxi online from your Ao Nang hotel to Krabi Airport.
Here are the other taxi and ferry routes available for departing from Ao Nang:
Taxi Transfers Departing From Ao Nang
- Ao Nang To Donsak Pier Taxi
- Ao Nang To Khao Lak Taxi
- Ao Nang To Khao Sok Taxi
- Ao Nang To Krabi Airport Taxi
- Ao Nang To Phuket Taxi
- Ao Nang To Phuket Airport Taxi
- Ao Nang To Surat Thani Taxi
Ferries Departing Ao Nang
- Ao Nang to Koh Jum
- Ao Nang to Koh Kradan
- Ao Nang to Koh Lanta
- Ao Nang to Koh Libong
- Ao Nang to Koh Lipe
- Ao Nang to Koh Muk
- Ao Nang to Koh Ngai
- Ao Nang to Koh Phi Phi
- Ao Nang to Langkawi
- Ao Nang to Phuket