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Getting to Aonang

By plane

Fly to Krabi Airport and from Krabi Airport to Aonang is about 45 minutes away by car.  Currently cost of transfer is charged 800-1000 Bht/trip by a private car (up to 4 passengers).

Local shuttle buses — really just converted pickup trucks (songthaew) — run from Ao Nang to Krabi (60 baht) and from Krabi to the airport (60 baht). The total trip between Ao Nang and the airport takes little less than 2 hours. To get to Ao Nang from Krabi town you should look for a white songthaew outside the 7-Eleven store.

As of late 2007 there is now a big bus service from the airport to Ao Nang, via Krabi Town, the Krabi ferry terminal and Noppharat Thara beach.

By boat

Railay West and Ton Sai Bay are only 15-20 minutes away. Boats leave constantly from the east end of the beach and charge a flat 80 baht/person during the day, 100 baht/person at night. There is no pier so expect to get at least your feet wet, probably more. Hire for your private transfer by a long-tailed boat, the price should be about 600-800 Bht/trip.

There are also public ferry services to Ko Phi Phi and Ko Lanta (during the high season, it runs twice daily).

Boats from Ko Lanta now arrive at the new jetty, from there take a taxi (350 baht), or local bus to Krabi (50 baht) and then on to Ao Nang (40 baht).

By Songthaew

There is a Songthaew(shared pick-up truck / taxi) service to Ao Nang from Krabi town, which runs throughout daylight hours in low season and up to 10pm in high season. The fare is 50 baht and they can be expected every 15-20 minutes. Songthaews are colour coded according to destination so make sure if you are coming to Ao Nang from Krabi you get on a white one.