By joint ferry and bus service it takes between 4 hours 40 minutes and 7 hours to travel from Koh Samui to Krabi depending upon who you travel with. You can also fly from Koh Samui to Krabi.
Bus Timetable: Koh Samui to Krabi
- Click on the ‘Koh Samui – Krabi’ link in the timetable below for more information and to buy tickets.
|Koh Samui - Krabi ฿ 500–950 4h 40m – 7h 30m|
|Koh Samui - Krabi ฿ 450–600 4h 30m – 6h|
Departure from Koh Samui
Connecting ferry services for the journey to Krabi depart from different piers in Koh Samui depending on which company you travel with. Raja Ferry services depart from Lipa Noi Raja Ferry Pier, Seatran Discovery services depart from Bagrak Seatran Ferry Pier. Phantip Travel, Songserm and Lomprayah High Speed Ferry Services all depart from ferry piers in Nathon which is the main town in Koh Samui.
Arrival in Krabi
The 5 different joint ferry and bus services from Koh Sami to Krabi all arrive at different points in Krabi Town. Raja Ferry services terminate at Krabi Bus Terminal.
Wat Tham Suea in Krabi
Wat Tham Suea, located 4.9 km from Krabi Bus Terminal, is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Krabi. Wat Tham Suea means ‘Tiger Cave Temple’ in English and the name comes from the caves located within the grounds of the temple where according to legend a large tiger once lived. There are no tigers in the caves now but lots of Buddha shrines and small houses where the monks live. The caves are, however, the least visited part of this temple.
For most visitors the highlight of Wat Tham Suea is the hilltop shrine which you need to ascend over 1,200 steep steps to reach. There is no lift or cable car. For those people who make it to the top there is an observation platform with a chedi, golden Buddha statue and magnificent 360 degree views of the surrounding countryside. Wat Tham Suea is open all year round and admission is free.