How to get from KOH LANTA to KHAO LAK?

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How do you get from Koh Lanta to Khao Lak? You can travel by bus, minivan or private taxi and car.

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    • Khao Lak is a seaside place in Thailand, located in Takua Pa part of Phang Nga province. It is located about 60 km north of Phuket Island, along Phetkasem Road, one of the four main roads in Thailand. What sets Khao Lak apart from neighboring tourist destinations such as Phuket are its quiet and secluded places on the coast, fun for the whole family. Khao Lak’s main beach, Khao Lak Nang Thong, is over one kilometer long and is said to be one of the most beautiful in Thailand. A lot has changed there in the last ten years. Previously, there were only simple bamboo huts. Over time, however, large hotel complexes, restaurants, bars and souvenir shops have sprung up here.
    • Similan Islands National Park was founded and established in 1982, the area of ​​the park is 128 km², it includes 9 islands, which are one of the most popular areas for diving and snorkeling in all of Thailand. Here you will find beautiful crystal clear sea, where visibility reaches up to 30 meters, long white sandy beaches, many species of birds and lizards, and from the underwater world, whale sharks and barracudas. Khao Lak has no airport and there is no train station. There are 3 popular ways how you can reach Khao Lak from Koh Lanta – by minivan/bus, private car or ferry+minivan via Krabi. Teoretically you can also travel to Khao Lak by ferry + minivan via Phuket.

From Koh Lanta to Khao Lak you can travel by van/minibus or private car.

    • Travel distance from Koh Lanta to Khao Lak is about 240 km by land via Krabi. The most popular way how to travel to Khao Lak from Koh Lanta is by minivan/bus via Krabi. Transport by minivan or bus from Koh Lanta to Khao Lak with stopover in Krabi takes totally about 7-10 hours and it costs about $28-35/pp. Another option is to travel by private car or taxi to Khao Lak. It is the most comfortable and fast option of transfer. Travel by private car from Koh Lanta to Khao Lak takes about 3.5-5 hours and it costs about $155-175/pp.
    • It is also possible to travel by ferry/boat + minivan via Krabi. There are some ferries and boats from Koh Lanta to Krabi and minivans from Krabi to Khao Lak. Travel by ferry+minivan to Khao Lak via Krabi takes about 7-9 hours and it costs about $30-65/pp. There are no flights and no railway routes from Koh Lanta to Khao Lak. You can search and book bus/van tickets, private car from Koh Lanta to Khao Lak easily online. From Khao Lak you can also travel by minivan or car to Khao Sok National Park (travel distance is about 60 km) or by minivan + ferry to Koh Phangan.

How do I get from Koh Lanta to Khao Lak?


1. BUS / MINIVAN from Koh Lanta to Khao Lak


A) Bus or Minivan from Koh Lanta to Krabi

    • travel by bus or minivan is the most cheapest way of transport to Krabi
    • travel by tourist minivan/bus from Koh Lanta to Krabi takes about 2.5-3.5 hours
    • travel by minibus or minivan from Koh Lant to Krabi costs about $12-18/pp
    • bus companies to Krabi from Koh Lanta: Bus Cooperative of Krabi
    • there is a hotel transfer and minivans arrive to various sites in Krabi – Ao Nang, Krabi town, airport…
    • Book and buy bus tickets from Koh Lanta to Krabi online on 12go.asia icon-external-link-square

B) Bus or Minivan from Krabi to Khao Lak

    • travel by minivan/minibus to Khao Lak from Krabi takes about 3.5-4.5 hours
    • transfer by minibus / minivan from Krabi to Khao Lak costs about $15/pp
    • minibus or minivan is the most cheapest way of transport to Khao Lak
    • private bus companies to Khao Lak from Krabi: Hat Yai World Tour
    • there are mainly fast and comfortable modern minivans
    • minivans depart from Krabi town or Ao Nang, there is a hotel transfer
    • read this article: How to reach Khao Lak from Krabi?
    • read carefully the instructions before you buy tickets to Khao Lak online
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From Koh Lanta to Khao Lak you can travel by minivan / minibus via Krabi (photo: Hat Yai World Tour, 12go.asia).


2. PRIVATE TAXI / CAR from Koh Lanta to Khao Lak

    • from Koh Lanta to Khao Lak you can also travel by private taxi and car
    • travel by private taxi/car from Koh Lanta to Khao Lak takes about 3.5-5 hours
    • taxi to Khao Lak from Koh Lanta: Bangkok Taxi24, Andaman Taxis, Lanta Gardenhill, Phuket Transfer Andaman
    • private taxi or car from Koh Lanta to Khao Lak costs about $155-175 (car, minivan)
    • private car to Khao Lak from Koh Lanta is the most fastest option of transport
    • Search and book private taxi/car from Koh Lanta to Khao Lak online on 12go.asia icon-external-link-square
    • it is recommended to print your voucher for taxi (e-ticket by email)
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From Koh Lanta to Khao Lak you can travel by private car or taxi, there are modern cars or minivans (photo: Bangkok Taxi 24, 12go.asia).


3. FERRY + VAN from Koh Lanta to Khao Lak (via Krabi)


A) Ferry or Speedboat from Koh Lanta to Krabi

    • from Koh Lanta to Krabi you can also travel by ferry or speedboat
    • these boats run mainly in touristic season from October – April
    • travel by ferry or boat from Koh Lanta to Krabi takes about 1-2.5 hours
    • travel by ferry or boat from Koh Lanta to Krabi costs about $16-49/pp
    • boat companies to Krabi from Koh Lanta: Tigerline Travel, Ao Nang Travel and Tour
    • Book and buy ferry tickets from Koh Lanta to Krabi on 12go.asia icon-external-link-square

B) Bus or Minivan from Krabi to Khao Lak

    • travel time by minivan to Khao Lak from Krabi is about 3.5-4.5 hours
    • bus tickets from Krabi to Khao Lak cost about $15/pp
    • bus companies to Khao Lak from Krabi: Hat Yai World Tour
    • read this article: How do you get to Khao Lak from Krabi?
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From Koh Lanta to Khao Lak you can also travel by ferry + minivan via Krabi town.


icon-info-circle FAQ + TIPS – Travel route from Koh Lanta to Khao Lak:

How to book bus tickets or car from Koh Lanta to Khao Lak?

    • Book bus tickets or private carfrom Koh Lanta to Khao Lak 12go.asia.
    • You can also search another routes, e.g. Koh Lanta > Krabi, Krabi > Khao Lak…

What is the travel time from Koh Lanta to Khao Lak?

    • Travel by minibus or minivan from Koh Lanta to Khao Lak takes about 8-10 hours.
    • Travel by private taxi or car from Koh Lanta to Khao Lak takes about 3.5-5 hours.
    • Travel by ferry + minivan from Koh Lanta to Khao Lak (via Krabi) takes about 7-9 hours.

What is the travel distance from Koh Lanta to Khao Lak?

How much does it cost to travel from Koh Lanta to Khao Lak?

    • Transfer by minibus or minivan from Koh Lanta to Khao Lak via Krabi costs about $28-35/pp.
    • Transfer by private taxi/car from Koh Lanta to Khao Lak costs about $155-175 (minivan, car).
    • Travel by ferry + minivan from Koh Lanta to Khao Lak (via Krabi) costs about $30-65/pp.

What is the fastest way of transport from Koh Lanta to Khao Lak?

    • The most fastest option of transport to Khao Lak from Koh Lanta is to travel by private taxi or car.

What is the most cheapest way of transfer from Koh Lanta to Khao Lak?

    • The most cheapest option of getting from Koh Lanta to Khao Lak is to travel by minivan or minibus. The most cheapest bus ticket from Koh Lanta to Khao Lak costs about $12/pp.

Is there a direct flight to Khao Lak from Koh Lanta?

    • No, Khao Lak and Koh Lanta have no airports, so travel by plane is not possible between these sites.

Is it possible to travel by train to Khao Lak from Koh Lanta?

    • No, Khao Lak and Koh Lanta have no railway stations and there is no railway between these sites.

How you can go to Khao Sok National Park from Koh Lanta?

    • Khao Sok National Park is accessible only by bus/minivan or private car, there is no railway to Khao Sok and no flight, Khao Sok has no airport. Read this article: How do you get from Khao Lak to Khao Sok? Travel by minivan or bus costs about $12/pp, private car about $50.

How do you get from Phuket to Khao Lak?

    • Khao Lak from Phuket is accessible by bus/minivan or private car, there is no railway and there are no flights, Khao Lak has no airport. You can depart from Phuket Airport, Phuket town or Karon beach, travel time is about 2-4.5 hours. Read this article: How to reach Khao Lak from Phuket?

Where to stay in Khao Lak? Hotel or bungalow?

    • Khao Lak and nearby area offers various hotels, beach resorts or cheap guesthouses and bungalow. There are also private luxury resorts or small modern hotels, check it and book your accommodation easily online > Book accommodation in Khao Lak.
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Tourists can stay and relax on various beaches in Khao Lak.
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Khao Lak has mainly various beach hotels and private resorts.
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Khao Lak is not so crowded like another places of southern Thailand.


icon-arrow-circle-right Book bus tickets or private car from Koh Lanta to Khao Lak:

(You can also book another travel routes and tickets, e.g. Koh Lanta > Krabi, Krabi > Khao Lak…)


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