Travelling from Krabi to Surat Thani overland will inevitably take longer but in many cases it is the cheapest option
if you opt for a bus.
Things to remember: For a more comfortable ride opt for a higher-class bus wherever possible. These buses usually have soft reclining seats and are equipped with air-conditioning and on-board toilets.
They often include water, snacks or a light lunch into your ticket price and make bathroom stops en-route.
Companies operating bus routes between Krabi and Surat Thani
Phantip 1970 (พันทิพย์ 1970)
Some travellers consider taxi to be the most convenient form of overland transport
thanks to flexible departure times, a possibility to choose the size of the car you need, and a hassle-free door-to-door service.
Things to remember: If you are planning to make detours during your trip, discuss it with your driver or service provider in advance as it may affect the price.
Companies offering charters between Krabi and Surat Thani
Andaman Taxis, BangkokTaxi24, Call Me Taxi (คอลมีแท๊กซี่), King Travel (บริษัท คิงบิซิเนส จำกัด), Phuket Transfer Travel Andaman (ภูเก็ตทรานสเฟอร์ทราเวลอันดามัน), Ramon Transport (รมณ ทรานสปอร์ต)
Vans are a great alternative - or, in many cases - your only option - if you need to travel overland within one and the same province or neighbouring provinces or states. Vans ply the roads between Krabi and Surat Thani, too.
Things to remember: When travelling by van with huge luggage buying a separate seat for your suitcase or backpack is a good idea. Do not expect there is a roomy luggage compartment in a van - there is actually none and your fellow passengers are unlikely to appreciate your luggage stuck under their feet, alas.
Companies operating vans between Krabi and Surat Thani
Krabi Sea Pearl, Phantip 1970 (พันทิพย์ 1970)