Getting there & around
If you’re arriving in the Ao Phang-Nga area from Krabi on Hwy 4, you can go two ways. After Thap Put, you can either continue straight on Hwy 4 or go left onto Hwy 415. Turning onto 415 will keep you on the shorter, straighter path, while staying on Hwy 4 will take you onto a narrow, very curvy and pretty stretch of highway that is 5km longer than the direct route. It’s your choice between boring but straight or pretty but longer.
Phang-Nga’s bus terminal is located just off the main street on Soi Bamrung Rat. Buses between Bangkok and Phang-Nga include VIP (685B, 12 hours, once daily), 1st class (441B to 459B, 12 to 13 hours, twice daily) and 2nd class (357B, 12 hours, three to four daily). There are several other services available: