Flights from Chiang Mai to Krabi
Replies: 12 - Last Post: Sep 28, 2008 6:12 AM Last Post By: ElsieKay
Sep 24, 2008 8:19 AM
Flights from Chiang Mai to KrabiHey Guys,
My Husband and I are looking at getting from Chiang Mai to Krabi on December 23rd. Does anyone know how long the flight is and how much that might set us back? Also, looking to spend x-mas on either Phi-Phi/Railey or Koh Lanta, though we hear you really need to book in advance as things fill up quickly over the holidays. If anyone has any insight on this we're all ears! Infact we open to any suggestions as to where to stay in that area over the holidays.
Sep 24, 2008 8:47 AM
1Unfortunately, there are no direct flights from Chiang Mai to Krabi.
You can fly a budget airline such as http://www.airasia.com to Bangkok from Chiang Mai and then continue on another budget flight to Krabi. Prices fluctuate depending on day and hour and how far in advance you book so have a look on their website for the days that you are interested in going to Krabi.
Sep 24, 2008 9:28 AM
2Yep, two-stage flight CNX-BKK-KBV, about 2.5hrs flying plus connect time in Bangkok.
If you book now you can go for about B4300 on Air Asia or B5200 on Thai Airways. The longer you leave it, the more cheap seats will become full. Xmas on Phi Phi is ridiculously busy. Try to book something now or else probably forget it. Railay would be nearly as fully booked, but without prebooking you can usually find the odd bungalow or room on Railay East or further out past Ao Nang and Nopparat Thara beach, even in peak season. Lanta would offer the best chance of an available bungalow. Very busy of course but always something or other available. If you arrive by ferry follow one of the touts at the pier. Lanta would be my pick in the area at that time, either north Ao Phra Ae, Ao Kantiang, or super-chilled Klong Jak.
Sep 24, 2008 10:46 AM
Sep 24, 2008 2:11 PM
4I was on Ko Lanta last Christmas (I arrived on 23rd December just as you are planning to!), and had no problem whatsoever finding somewhere to stay on "Long Beach". There were other people about, sure, but there is lots of space on Lanta and it didn't feel crowded
It's a great spot for Xmas, very relaxed - and if you want nightlife, there is a party every night somewhere on the island (the venue changes each night).
Sep 25, 2008 11:25 AM
5Good to hear that we can most likey find a place on Lanta if all else fails.
We have friends we're going to try to hook up with that will be on Phi Phi for xmas. So, we would like to stay there for a couple days over xmas...but it doesn't sound to promising for getting accomodations over xmas. I also hear that you need to book way ahead of time and for a min. of 5 days. Any thoughts?
Sep 26, 2008 10:36 PM
Sep 26, 2008 11:50 PM
7Its about a hour and a half taxi ride from Phuket to Krabi
More like 2 and a half hours... (180 Km.)... @ around 3.000 Baht.
Sep 27, 2008 3:01 AM
8my sil did the krabi to phuket trip and they said it was an hour and a half, as I am yet to do it I can only go by what they and my travel agent tell me. I guess I will find out on jan 2. I don't consider it a long trip but again it depends on where you are from and what sort of hours you are used to travelling. My british rellies would think 2 hours was ridiculous and would need a cup of tea and lie down to recover. Whereas for us it would just be like commuting to work.
Sep 27, 2008 3:34 AM
9Yes.. indeed.. it's a nice ride too.. road is fine.. and, if you travel during the day, the scenery is quite spectacular. I've done it both in taxi and hire car.. believe me.. it's a pretty long ride. No less than two and a half hours.
Given the choice.. I would fly to Krabi direct if that’s where I wanted to go.
The Thai Air non-stop flight from Chiang Mai to Phuket is great.. albeit.. pricey...
Adding the time and cost of the taxi ride to Krabi.. where’s the gain?
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