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There are 7 ways to get from Krabi Airport (KBV) to Kuala Besut by plane, bus, shuttle, train or car

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Recommended option

Fly to Sultan Ismail Petra, bus

  1. Fly from Krabi (KBV) to Sultan Ismail Petra (KBR)
  2. Take the bus from Kota Bharu Airport to Kuala Besut Jetty

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Minivan, train, bus

  1. Take the minivan from Krabi Bus Station to Trang
  2. Take the train from Trang to Thung Song
  3. Take the train from Thung Song to Sungai Kolok
  4. Take the bus from Terminal Kota Bharu to Kuala Besut Jetty

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Fly to Kuala Trengganu, shuttle

  1. Fly from Krabi (KBV) to Kuala Trengganu (TGG)
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Merang Jetty to Kuala Besut Jetty

Minivan, train, bus via Hat Yai

  1. Take the minivan from Krabi Bus Terminal to Hat Yai Bus Terminal
  2. Take the train from Hat Yai to Sungai Kolok
  3. Take the bus from Terminal Kota Bharu to Kuala Besut Jetty

Minivan, bus

  1. Take the minivan from Krabi Bus Terminal to Hat Yai Bus Terminal
  2. Take the minivan from Hat Yai Bus Terminal to Padang Besar
  3. Take the bus from Kangar to Kuala Besut Bus Terminal

Minivan, bus via George Town

  1. Take the minivan from Krabi Bus Terminal to Hat Yai Bus Terminal
  2. Take the bus from Hat Yai to Terminal Bas Sungai Nibong
  3. Take the bus from Terminal Bas Sungai Nibong to Kuala Besut

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  1. Drive from Krabi Airport (KBV) to Kuala Besut
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International entry into Malaysia from Thailand

  • Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Thailand
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Conditions of entry into Malaysia from Thailand

  • There are no current restrictions
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

Rules to follow in Malaysia

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Considerations leaving from Thailand

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, entry into Malaysia is currently allowed from Thailand.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Regional restriction measures in place
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Kuala Besut is 03 88810200.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Kuala Besut is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Kuala Besut is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 03 88810200.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Thailand from Malaysia.

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Last updated: 29 Sep 2022
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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Krabi Airport (KBV) to Kuala Besut is to minivan and bus, which costs ฿1100 - ฿1300 and takes 19h 43m.

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The quickest way to get from Krabi Airport (KBV) to Kuala Besut is to fly and bus which costs ฿2400 - ฿7500 and takes 6h 5m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Krabi Airport (KBV) to Kuala Besut. However, there are services departing from Krabi Airport and arriving at Kuala Besut Bus Terminal via Krabi Bus Terminal, Hat Yai Bus Terminal, Padang Besar and Kangar. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19h 43m.

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The distance between Krabi Airport (KBV) and Kuala Besut is 468 km. The road distance is 598.3 km.

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The best way to get from Krabi Airport (KBV) to Kuala Besut without a car is to minivan and bus which takes 19h 43m and costs ฿1100 - ฿1300.

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It takes approximately 6h 5m to get from Krabi Airport (KBV) to Kuala Besut, including transfers.

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Krabi Airport (KBV) to Kuala Besut bus services, operated by Ploy Siam Speed Boat, depart from Krabi Bus Terminal station.

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There is no direct flight from Krabi Airport to Sultan Ismail Petra Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 55m and has one stopover.

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Krabi Airport (KBV) to Kuala Besut bus services, operated by Ekspres Perdana, arrive at Kuala Besut Bus Terminal station.

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Kuala Besut is 1h ahead of Krabi Airport (KBV). It is currently 3:10 AM in Krabi Airport (KBV) and 4:10 AM in Kuala Besut.

Map of how to get from Krabi Airport (KBV) to Kuala Besut.
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  • Distance: 468.4 km
  • Duration: 6h 5m

What companies run services between Krabi Airport (KBV), Thailand and Kuala Besut, Malaysia?

You can take a bus from Krabi Airport (KBV) to Kuala Besut via Krabi, Krabi Bus Terminal, Hat Yai Bus Terminal, Padang Besar, and Kangar in around 19h 43m.

Airlines
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Krabi to Sultan Ismail Petra via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
RM 280 - RM 900
Flights from Krabi to Kuala Trengganu via Don Muang, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
14h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 470 - RM 1300
Flights from Krabi to Kuala Trengganu via Suvarnabhumi, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
15h
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 600 - RM 2200
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Krabi to Kuala Trengganu via Suvarnabhumi, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
15h 25m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 700 - RM 3200
Flights from Krabi to Kuala Trengganu via Don Muang, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 600 - RM 1700
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Phone
1690
Email
webmaster.srt@railway.co.th
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Hat Yai to Sungai Kolok
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
RM 11 - RM 140
Website
http://www.railway.co.th/main/timetable/time-train.html
Book at
https://12go.asia/en/operator/thai-railways
Schedules at
https://www.railway.co.th/Home/Index
3rd Class (Seat)
RM 11 - RM 24
2nd Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
RM 70 - RM 100
2nd Class (Air-conditioned Seat)
RM 35 - RM 50
1st Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
RM 100 - RM 140
Train from Trang to Thung Song
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
RM 8 - RM 130
Website
http://www.railway.co.th/main/timetable/time-train.html
Book at
https://12go.asia/en/operator/thai-railways
Schedules at
https://www.railway.co.th/Home/Index
3rd Class (Seat)
RM 8 - RM 22
2nd Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
RM 70 - RM 95
2nd Class (Air-conditioned Seat)
RM 30 - RM 45
1st Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
RM 95 - RM 130
Train from Thung Song to Sungai Kolok
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
RM 16 - RM 160
Website
http://www.railway.co.th/main/timetable/time-train.html
Book at
https://12go.asia/en/operator/thai-railways
Schedules at
https://www.railway.co.th/Home/Index
3rd Class (Seat)
RM 16 - RM 28
2nd Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
RM 80 - RM 110
2nd Class (Air-conditioned Seat)
RM 40 - RM 60
1st Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
RM 120 - RM 160
Bus operators
Seven Seas Holiday Sdn Bhd
Phone
+6019-558 4736
Email
booking@besutjetty.com
Website
besutjetty.com
Bus from Kota Bharu Airport to Kuala Besut Jetty
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
RM 25
Schedules at
besutjetty.com
Bus from Terminal Kota Bharu to Kuala Besut Jetty
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
RM 25
Schedules at
besutjetty.com
Merang Jetty
Website
merangjetty.com
Shuttle from Merang Jetty to Kuala Besut Jetty
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
RM 120
Schedules at
merangjetty.com
One Van (maximum 10 persons)
RM 120
Ploy Siam Speed Boat
Phone
+66 64 457 8101
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Krabi Bus Terminal to Hat Yai Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
RM 56
Schedules at
facebook.com
Book at
12go.asia
Local minivan
Bus from Krabi Bus Station to Trang
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
RM 16
Bus from Hat Yai Bus Terminal to Padang Besar
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
RM 7
Ekspres Perdana
Phone
+603-7728 4789
Email
hq@ekspresperdana.my
Website
ekspresperdana.com.my
Bus from Kangar to Kuala Besut Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
8h 42m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
RM 58
Book at
12go.asia
Beh Travel & Tour Sdn
Phone
019 - 545 3888
Email
beh_travel@outlook.com
Website
behtravelandtour.com
Bus from Hat Yai to Terminal Bas Sungai Nibong
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
RM 40
Schedules at
behtravelandtour.com
E-Mutiara Express
Phone
(09) 774 2655
Email
hq@e-mutiara.com
Website
e-mutiara.com.my
Bus from Terminal Bas Sungai Nibong to Kuala Besut
Ave. Duration
7h 14m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
RM 51
Schedules at
e-mutiara.com.my
Book at
easybook.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Krabi Airport (KBV) to Kuala Besut is 598 km. It takes approximately 8h 58m to drive from Krabi Airport (KBV) to Kuala Besut.

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AirAsia offers flights from Krabi Airport to Sultan Ismail Petra Airport.

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There are 19+ hotels available in Kuala Besut. Prices start at RM 500 per night.

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