Flying is the fastest and often the most expensive way to travel from Surat Thani to Krabi, but with a bit of luck you can score very good deals for as little as THB 1,875.
Things to remember: Note that some of the airlines may have restrictions on checked luggage weight or require paying extra for check-in, choosing seats or transportation of oversized luggage.
If opting for a flight, calculate the time you will spend getting to and from the airports as well as the waiting time before your flight, getting through immigration in case of an international flight and recovering your checked luggage.
In certain cases all these procedures can add no less than 5 hours to your total travel time.
Airlines flying between Surat Thani and Krabi
Thai Vietjet (ไทยเวียดเจ็ทแอร์)
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 Surat Thani and Krabi
Andaman Taxis, BangkokTaxi24, Mr Toon (มิสเตอร์ตูน ชาเตอร์), Phantip (บริษัท พันทิพย์ ทราเวล (1970)), 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 Surat Thani and Krabi, 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 Surat Thani and Krabi
Phantip (บริษัท พันทิพย์ ทราเวล (1970))