Getting There & Away
These days, most people fly into the Andaman Coast, arriving at Phuket or Krabi airports, or the ones at Ranong or Trang. Hat Yai is the closest airport to the far southern province of Satun and Ko Lipe.
But daily buses also connect Phuket and the mainland Andaman coast destinations with Bangkok and points across southern Thailand. Air-con minivans run between the towns along the coast too. If you're bound for the Trang Islands, you can catch a train from Bangkok to Trang.