There are 9 ways to get from Krabi to George Town by taxi, train, car ferry, ferry, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Taxi, train, KTM Komuter, car ferry  •  10 h 24 min

  1. Take a taxi from Krabi to Thung Song
  2. Take the train from Thung Song to Hat Yai
  3. Take the train from Hat Yai to Padang Besar
  4. Take the KTM Komuter from Padang Besar to Butterworth
  5. Take the car ferry from Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal to Raja Tun Uda Ferry Terminal

$100 - $164

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Minivan, bus, Mini Van  •  18 h 20 min

  1. Take the Minivan from Krabi Bus Station to Phuket Bus Terminal 2
  2. Take the bus from Phuket Bus Terminal 2 to Hat Yai Bus Terminal
  3. Take the Mini Van from Hat Yai to Penang

$31 - $45

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Ferry, Speedboat  •  12 h 15 min

  1. Take the ferry from Khlong Jilad Pier Krabi to Ko Lanta Pier
  2. Take the Speedboat from Saladan Pier, Koh Lanta to Koh Lipe
  3. Take the Speedboat from Koh Lipe to Langkawi
  4. Take the ferry from Kuah Ferry Terminal to Swettenham Pier

$114 - $257

Ferry  •  13 h 15 min

  1. Take the ferry from Khlong Jilad Pier Krabi to Ko Lanta Pier
  2. Take the ferry from Koh Lanta to Langkawi
  3. Take the ferry from Kuah Ferry Terminal to Swettenham Pier

$105 - $157

Mini Van  •  15 h 30 min

  1. Take the Mini Van from Krabi Bus Station to Khao Sok
  2. Take the Mini Van from Khao Sok to Penang

$37

Drive, car ferry  •  6 h 46 min

  1. Drive from Krabi to Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal
  2. Take the car ferry from Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal to Raja Tun Uda Ferry Terminal

$42 - $62

Drive  •  6 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Krabi to George Town 303.2 miles

$40 - $65

Fly from Krabi  •  6 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Krabi (KBV) to Penang (PEN) KBV - PEN

$49 - $194

Longtail Boat, ferry, Speed boat to Phuket, fly  •  7 h 59 min

  1. Take the Longtail Boat from Krabi Town Pier to Railay East
  2. Take the ferry from Railay Beach to Koh Yao Noi
  3. Take the Speed boat from Koh Yao Noi to Phuket Bang Rong Pier
  4. Fly from Phuket (HKT) to Penang (PEN) HKT - PEN

$101 - $235

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No, there is no direct bus from Krabi station to George Town. However, there are services departing from Krabi Bus Station and arriving at Penang via Khao Sok. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct ferry from Krabi to George Town. However, there are services departing from Khlong Jilad Pier Krabi and arriving at Swettenham Pier via Saladan Pier, Koh Lanta, Koh Lipe and Kuah Ferry Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 15 min.

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The distance between Krabi and George Town is 335 km. The road distance is 485.1 km.

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The best way to get from Krabi to George Town without a car is to taxi and train and KTM Komuter and car ferry which takes 10 h 24 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 10 h 24 min to get from Krabi to George Town, including transfers.

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Krabi to George Town bus services, operated by , arrive at Krabi Bus Station.

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The best way to get from Krabi to George Town is to Mini Van which takes 15 h 30 min and costs . Alternatively, you can fly, which costs and takes 6 h 33 min.

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There is no direct flight from Krabi Airport to Penang Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 15 min and has one stopover.

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Krabi to George Town bus services, operated by , arrive at Penang station.

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George Town is 1 h ahead of Krabi. It is currently 6:43 PM in Krabi and 7:43 PM in George Town.

Map of how to get from Krabi to George Town.
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  • Distance: 209.5 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 24 min

What companies run services between Krabi, Thailand and George Town, Malaysia?

You can take a bus from Krabi to George Town via Khao Sok in around 15 h 30 min. Alternatively, AirAsia, Thai AirAsia and seven other airlines fly from Krabi to George Town hourly.

Airlines
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Krabi to Penang via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $240
Flights from Krabi to Penang via Kuala Lumpur, Langkawi
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $240
Flights from Krabi to Penang via Kuala Lumpur, Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $240
Flights from Phuket to Penang
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $260
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Krabi to Penang via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
5 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $170
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Krabi to Penang via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $490
Scoot Tigerair
Website
flyscoot.com
Flights from Krabi to Penang via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $450
Firefly
Website
fireflyz.com.my
Flights from Phuket to Penang
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $280
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Thung Song to Hat Yai
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $35
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$2 - $6
2nd Class (Seat)
$9 - $13
2nd Class (Berth)
$18 - $24
1st Class (Berth)
$25 - $35
Train from Hat Yai to Padang Besar
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $29
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$1 - $5
2nd Class (Seat)
$8 - $11
2nd Class (Berth)
$17 - $23
1st Class (Berth)
$22 - $29
KTM Komuter
Website
spad.gov.my
Train from Padang Besar to Butterworth
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
intranet4.ktmb.com.my
Book at
12go.asia
Bus operators
Mini Van
Bus from Krabi Bus Station to Khao Sok
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10
Mini Van
Bus from Khao Sok to Penang
Ave. Duration
11 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28
Minivan
Bus from Krabi Bus Station to Phuket Bus Terminal 2
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Sri Trang Tour
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Phuket Bus Terminal 2 to Hat Yai Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
busonlineticket.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
New Asian Travel
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Hat Yai to Penang
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia
Jolly Travel
Website
jollytravel.in.th
Bus from Hat Yai to Penang
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
jollytravel.in.th
Book at
12go.asia
Ferry operators
Rapid Ferry
Car ferry from Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal to Raja Tun Uda Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
myrapid.com.my
Adult passenger
$1
Car
$2
Andaman Ferry Service
Website
andamanferryservice.com
Ferry from Khlong Jilad Pier Krabi to Ko Lanta Pier
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $27
Schedules at
andamanferryservice.com
Ferry from Saladan Pier, Koh Lanta to Koh Lipe
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Schedules at
andamanferryservice.com
Ferry from Koh Lipe to Langkawi
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$27 - $120
Schedules at
andamanferryservice.com
Bundhaya speedboat
Website
bundhayaspeedboat.com
Ferry from Koh Lipe to Langkawi
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
bundhayaspeedboat.com
Tigerline Ferry
Website
tigerlinetravel.com
Ferry from Koh Lipe to Langkawi
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
tigerlinetravel.com
Book at
12go.asia
Ferry from Koh Lanta to Langkawi
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Schedules at
tigerlinetravel.com
Book at
12go.asia
Ferry from Railay Beach to Koh Yao Noi
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
tigerlinetravel.com
Book at
12go.asia
Super Fast Ferry Ventures
Website
superfastferry.com.my
Ferry from Kuah Ferry Terminal to Swettenham Pier
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
superfastferry.com.my
Book at
12go.asia
Longtail Boat
Ferry from Krabi Town Pier to Railay East
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$5
Rock'n'Row Thailand
Website
rocknrowthailand.com
Ferry from Koh Yao Noi to Phuket Bang Rong Pier
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
rocknrowthailand.com
Other operators
Taxi from Krabi to Thung Song
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Estimated price
$75 - $95
Krabi Cab
Phone
+66 089 289 6233
Website
krabicab.com
Krabi Taxi
Website
krabitaxi.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Krabi to George Town is 485 km. It takes approximately 6 h 37 min to drive from Krabi to George Town.

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Thai Smile, Scoot Tigerair , Thai AirAsia and AirAsia offer flights from Krabi Airport to Penang Airport.

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There are 1296+ hotels available in George Town. Prices start at $29 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Krabi to Krabi Airport is to bus which takes 20 min and costs .

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