Bus from Bangkok to Krabi is one of the beach-lover bus routes especially for travellers. Every year, there are many travellers especially backpackers to go Krabi from Bangkok by bus because they enjoy the countryside road journey to Krabi. Besides that, for budget travellers, taking bus from Bangkok to Krabi is economical than taking flight, which usually costs around 1,500 to 2,000 Baht (about USD 50-66) unless you are able to buy few months in advance during promotion.
Duration for bus from Bangkok to Krabi takes about 11 hours. The route distance is about 800km. Almost all bus from Bangkok to Krabi schedules are in the evening, except one schedule in the early morning. For bus leaving Bangkok for Krabi in the evening, it will arrive at Krabi Bus Terminal next day early morning. Hence, evening bus schedule is actually overnight bus. Many passengers prefer to take overnight bus because they do not waste their day time of doing nothing in the bus. The bus will have a few stops for food and toilet.
Bus fare for bus from Bangkok to Krabi is in the range of 700 baht to 1000 baht (USD20-33), depending on bus types. For your reference, generally higher the ticket fare, better and more spacious is the seat in the bus.
There are limited schedules daily for bus service from Bangkok to Krabi. Most of the departures are overnight bus leave Bangkok for Krabi in the evening time between 5:30pm until 8:40pm. Advance online booking is recommended especially during the peak season and weekend. Lignite is the bus operator who provide the convenient online booking service for bus from Bangkok to Krabi. If you wish to have more detailed explanations on the trip, you may visit one of the top Thailand website which is ThailandRedcat.com It provides plenty of useful information for passengers that want to know every single detail of the trip.
The departure point in Bangkok for bus from Bangkok to Krabi is at Southern Sai Tai Mai Bus Terminal. The advantage of coach departing at Bangkok Southern Bus Terminal, as compared to other bus terminal like Northern Morchit Bus Terminal, is that the coach does not need to pass through the heavy traffics Bangkok City Centre. It saves the passengers' precious time.
The arrival point for bus from Bangkok to Krabi is at Krabi Taladkao bus terminal. Please note that Krabi Taladkao bus terminal is having about 25 minutes driving distance away from famous Ao Nang Beach. Travellers arriving at Krabi Taladkao bus terminal could take the shuttle bus (Song-thaew) to Ao Nang Beach.