Getting from Penang to Krabi is a matter of concern for many people, who dream of visiting both these places on the same trip. Since the Malay island of Penang is located near the border with Thailand, and the southern Thai province of Krabi is even closer to Malaysia, this is not difficult. In this article you will find information about the modes of transport between Penang and Krabi, find out their estimated cost and be able to choose the best way to move from one country to another.
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Distance between Penang and Krabi
Penang Island is located 2.5 km from mainland Malaysia. It is connected with it by two bridges: the old one (length 13.5 km) and the new one (length 24 km), on which are moves buses, minibases, trucks and cars. The land distance from the city of Butterworth, located just beyond the bridge on the mainland, to the province of Krabi is 335 km or 208 miles.
How to get from Penang to Krabi by minibus
From the city of Georgetown, the capital of the island of Penang, in the Thai province can be reached by minibus. Comfortable minivans of New Asia Travel company depart from Komtar bus station in Krabi three times a day: at 5.00, 8.30, 12.00. Travel time is 7 hours 30 minutes. The fare is $ 20 or 81.50 MYR. Komtar Bus Station is located on the 1st floor of the tower of the same name, which can be seen from any part of the city. You can get to Komtar from the Weld Quay Bus Terminal (bus station next to the Jetty) on Rapid Penang buses, that moves the island.
As a rule, a small stop is made in the Thai city of Hat Yai and you will need to change a minibus. The trip ends in Krabi at the main city bus terminal, which is located on the outskirts of the city. From the Krabi bus station in passenger pick-ups, you can reach the city center of Krabi or the main resorts of this province on the coast. You can also use the services of KiwiTaxi and order a transfer to other cities of Thailand from Krabi (for example, to Phuket Island).
Flights from Penang to Krabi
A less popular form of transport between Penang and Krabi is the plane. The thing is, that there are no direct flights between Georgetown and Krabi. All planes fly from Penang to Kuala Lumpur (the capital of Malaysia). Travel time is 1 h 5 minutes. Then there is a long-term transfer (from 5.5 to 9.5 hours). From Kuala Lumpur to Krabi, the plane of the Air Asia company flies 1 hour and 20 minutes.
As a result, even taking off from Georgetown in the early morning (at 6.40), you will land on Thai land at 15.00 or 18.30, having spent the whole day on the road. It turns out, that traveling by plane with transfers takes longer, than the journey along the ground by minibus. As for the cost of the flight, it will also be higher, than the cost of travel by minibus: from $ 37 to $ 60, depending on the selected date and flight. The ticket price includes 15 kg of baggage.
With the help of the Jetradar, you can find air travel between the airports of Penang and Krabi provinces, operated by other air carriers. A ticket + carry-on luggage will cost an average of $ 56. For luggage will have to pay. Traveling from Penang to Krabi by plane will suit those travelers, who do not want to be in the minibus for a long time. They can go to the center of Kuala Lumpur, during the docking, to see the capital of Malaysia and return to the airport again, so that they can reach Krabi in an hour or 20 minutes.
I hope, that my article turned out to be useful for you, and you will be able to choose for yourself the best way to move between the two countries. I wish you a pleasant journey from Malaysia to Thailand on any kind of transport!