Trains from Bangkok to Krabi

You can travel by train to Krabi by first taking an overnight sleeper train from Bangkok to Surat Thani, which is a 3 hour bus journey away from Krabi, thereby avoiding a tiring 13 hour journey by bus from Bangkok to Krabi. Connecting bus services travel direct from Surat Thani to Krabi Town.

Part 1: Train from Bangkok to Surat Thani

Train times from Bangkok to Surat Thani.

BangkokSurat ThaniTrain No.Sleeper Berths
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Part 2: Bus from Surat Thani to Krabi Town

Bus times from Surat Thani to Krabi Town.

Surat ThaniKrabiCostCompany
09:0012:00310 THBPhantip Travel
10:3013:30310 THBPhantip Travel
12:0015:00310 THBPhantip Travel
13:3016:30310 THBPhantip Travel
15:0018:00310 THBPhantip Travel
16:3019:30310 THBPhantip Travel
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Location of Bangkok Train Station

The starting point for the journey by train from Bangkok to Krabi is Krung Thep Aphiwat Central Terminal (also known as Bang Sue Grand Station).

Google Map of Krung Thep Aphiwat Central Terminal Station

Location of Surat Thani Train Station

For the second part of the journey from Bangkok to Krabi alight from the train at Surat Thani Railway Station to transfer to a bus to Krabi Town or Ao Nang.

Google Map of Surat Thani Railway Station

Location of the Krabi Bus Stop

Phantip Travel bus services from Surat Thani terminate at Krabi Bus Terminal which is near Krabi Town.

Google Map of Krabi Bus Terminal

About Krabi Town

Krabi Town is a transport hub for onward travel to Ao Nang, Railay and the islands of Koh Phi Phi and Koh Lanta. Krabi Town is, however, also a vibrant and interesting destination in its own right often overlooked by travellers in a hurry to reach these more popular destinations within Krabi Province.

Wat Tham Suea in Krabi
Wat Tham Suea in Krabi

Krabi Town’s best known attraction is its riverfront area which has views of mangrove forests and the iconic twin peaks of Khao Kanab. The riverfront area has a wonderfully relaxed atmosphere and is a place where locals and tourists gather at sunset to enjoy the views and cool river breezes.

Riverside in Krabi Town
Riverside in Krabi Town

Krabi Town’s other main attractions are its fantastic markets. Maharaj Market in Krabi Town, which is the largest fresh food market in Southern Thailand, is a riot of colour and a popular place to eat breakfast with hundreds of food stalls setting up from early every morning inside the market itself. Krabi Town also has a great night market on the river banks with outdoor seating and a wide range of foods on offer at cheap prices, and a weekend Walking Street market with live music, food, seating and lots of stalls selling value for money products.

Maharaj Market in Krabi Town
Maharaj Market in Krabi Town

Another major local attraction is Wat Tham Suea, which is a few kilometres to the north of Krabi Town. Wat Tham Suea, which means Tiger Cave Temple, has a fantastic hilltop temple which you can only reach by climbing several hundred steps. The effort of getting to the top is richly rewarded by unparalleled view across Krabi. Wat Tham Suea also has an interesting series of small caves with shrines inside from which the name of the temple originates.

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