Domestic transport within Thailand. Internal flights, bus, car to Khuraburi & Koh Phra Thong.
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Historically, this area of Phang Nga has been difficult to access. Now a new main road and excellent bus network has recently opened up this exceptional region of Thailand to tourism.
Bus, Car, Boat or Plane - How to do it!
Koh Phra Thong is accessible through a variety of means. Which you choose will depend on your available time and budget. The first step is to get to Khuraburi from your arrival point in Thailand.
From Bangkok to Khuraburi
By plane: Internal flights are available through a number of operators to Phuket or Krabi. Low cost carrier Air Asia offer great value money with flights to Phuket or Krabi. See below on how to get from Phuket /Krabi to Khuraburi.
By bus: Excellent government buses run directly to Khuraburi from the South Government Bus Station. The most appealing are the 24 seat Super VIP buses costing 650 Bt. These are spacious, cool and comfortable.
There are several departures leaving Bangkok in the evening and arriving in Khuraburi 10 hours later for an early breakfast. There are also a number of 32 seat VIP buses at around 500 Bt.
Perhaps the biggest consideration when travelling from Bangkok to Khuraburi by government bus is the fact that you cannot book over the phone or on the internet. This means that prospective travellers must go to the bus station to buy the tickets.
You can either go with your luggage expecting/hoping to be able to buy a ticket and travel within the day or you can go a few days beforehand to buy your ticket.
By bus: The government buses run from both Krabi and Phuket to Khuraburi from the respective government bus stations.There are two direct buses a day from Krabi. These are the 8 am and 12 pm services to Ranong. The journey takes 4 hours and the price is around 160 Bt . It is also possible to leave at other times of the day but this will require a change of bus at Phang Nga.
There are many more services from Phuket as Khuraburi is on the main route from Phuket to Bangkok. As such, you can turn up at Phuket government bus station at any time before 6pm to find a bus leaving within the hour. The journey time is 3 hours and the ticket price around 140 Bt .
By car: Private cars can be hired for this journey. If you would like us to help you find a car at an excellent price then please contact us for further details.
From Khuraburi to Koh Phra Thong
The journey from Khuraburi, on the mainland, to the island of Koh Phra Thong is only possible by boat.
The usual method is a charming 1hr+ trip through some delightful mangrove scenery by longtail boat. The whole boat is charged at 1,400Bt to Baan Lions at the north tip of the island or 1,700Bt to Golden Buddha Resort on the west coast. Each boat can take 8 people. For accommodation bookings on Koh Phra Thong we can arrange the boat transfer for you too.
Longtail travel to Koh Phra Thong – Important Note
Please note: The latest time of longtail departure is 16.30 from Khuraburi to Koh Phra Thong and 15.00 from Koh Phra Thong to Khuraburi. If you intend to arrive into Khuraburi after 16.00, then you should be prepared to spend a night at Boon Piya Resort and take a boat to Koh Phra Thong the following morning (we can make the necessary arrangements for you). Please take this into account when figuring out your travel plans.
An alternative is to take a more exciting whirl to the island by private speedboat. This will only take 20 minutes or so and is good value at 6,000 Bt for the boat.