By joint ferry and bus services it takes between 7 hours 10 minutes and 9 hours to travel from Koh Tao to Ao Nang.
Bus Timetable: Koh Tao to Ao Nang
- Click on the Koh Tao – Ao Nang’ link in the timetable below for more information and to buy tickets.
|Koh Tao - Ao Nang ฿ 990–1,200 7h 10m – 9h|
Departure from Koh Tao
Joint ferry bus services to Ao Nang depart from Mae Haad Pier in Koh Tao.
Arrival in Ao Nang
Joint bus and ferry services from Koh Tao arrive at a variety of different locations in Ao Nang. Lomprayah and Songserm services terminate roadside near McDonald’s in Ao Nang Town.
About Ao Nang Beach
Ao Nang Beach is the most popular beach in mainland Krabi which attracts large numbers of foreign visitors each year. There are a number of reasons for its popularity. Firstly, the beach itself is 1.4 km long with fine white sand and its safe for swimming. Secondly, there are few beach vendors harassing people which makes it an ideal place for sunbathing. Thirdly, Ao Nang Beach is also very easily accessible: it’s only 26.9 km from Krabi Airport and 19.6 km from Klong Jilad Pier, which is the main long distance ferry pier on Krabi. Fourthly, the steep cliffs of the headland at the eastern end of the beach create a spectacular backdrop to the beach. Fifthly, and finally, Ao Nang Beach and Ao Nang Town have a very range of restaurants, bars and hotels. Well known fast food franchises, cheap Thai restaurants, sports bars, steak houses, Indian restaurants and go-go bars are all located within a very compact area providing lots of choices to visitors.
The downside of Ao Nang Beach for some visitors is that it feels too overdeveloped and too busy. It is, however, very easy to get away from the busy tourist area in Ao Nang. The next beach from Ao Nang, Noppharat Thara Beach, is a short walk away and has far fewer visitors and much less beach side development. For more culture it’s a short trip by shared taxi to Krabi Town, which is a much more of a Thai style town, and then a short taxi ride to Wat Tham Suea which is a fantastic temple with a panoramic viewpoint.