When is the Cheapest Time to Fly to Krabi?
Thailand enjoys stable temperatures all year, but the monsoon season from May to October is when flights to Krabi are at their cheapest. November to April is ideal weather-wise, but this is also when Krabi flights are in high demand and more expensive. Either book return flights well in advance or keep an eye out for last-minute flight deals. With Netflights, you can compare and search for both.
When is the Best Time to Book your Flight to Krabi?
April, May, October and November can be good times to visit the Krabi region as the monsoon rains aren’t too much of a hindrance yet and the peak travel seasons aren’t in full swing. Avoid travel coinciding with the European holiday seasons to find the best bargains on Krabi flights and aim to book your return flights at least two months in advance.
Flying to Krabi International Airport KBV
Krabi International Airport (KBV) is located around seven kilometres east of Krabi’s city centre in the south of Thailand. A new four-story international terminal was added in 2006 to accommodate a greater number of passengers. Nevertheless, Krabi International remains a small-sized airport. There are no direct flights from the United Kingdom (UK) to Krabi currently, but there are a number of airlines offering one- and two-stop indirect return flights. From London airports (Gatwick and Heathrow), you can find flights to Krabi from British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Emirates, Etihad Airways, Jet Airways, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways and Flybe. These airlines usually have a stopover in either their home country or Bangkok. With Netflights, you can search for cheap flights to Krabi from airports all over the UK, including Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow and Edinburgh.
On Arrival and Getting Around the Airport
The airport has two terminal buildings just 100 metres apart: one for international and one for domestic flights. On the ground floor of the international arrivals area, you’ll find a couple of fast food restaurants, information desks and hotel and holiday tour desks as well as ATMs and money exchange facilities. The second floor houses airline offices and restaurants. There is currently no duty-free shopping in the departures lounge, but there are other stores.
Getting to the City from Krabi International Airport KBV
There is no public transport available from the airport to Krabi, but there are a number of private options available. Outside the arrivals hall, you’ll find several local tuk-tuks and songthaews (a van), although it’s a good idea to hire one of the yellow taxis, where you can clearly see the cost of the journey displayed on the metre. You can also book taxis from a kiosk inside the airport. The journey to the city centre takes around 15 minutes.
Why visit Krabi?
As the gateway to one of Thailand’s most picture-perfect landscapes, the small city of Krabi is often just a pit stop for travellers itching to spend some serious time on a paradise beach. But the pint-sized vibrant city has a fun scene of its own, and those who stop for a while will enjoy friendly locals, a fabulous dining scene and a great choice of lively guest houses and bars.
When travellers do head out of the city, they often head to Mu Ko Lanta National Park, which protects 16 islands. Full of coral reefs, pristine white beaches and secluded coves, it’s the ideal place to live out a castaway fantasy or learn to scuba dive. The busiest beach in the Krabi region is Ao Nang, where bars and restaurants merge with the palm-fringed, sandy beaches. Had Yao is famous for being the most pristine beach in southern Thailand with its string of upmarket hotels, while Rai Leh is ideal for rock climbing.
Don't Forget Before you Fly
Travellers entering Thailand on a British passport are eligible for visa exemptions; they can stay without a visa for up to 30 days. If you intend to use land borders frequently or stay longer, then you’ll need to apply for a visa. Check that your passport is valid for at least six months from your time of entry. The Thai baht can be picked up at currency exchange facilities in the airport, but you may want to bring enough with you for your onward journey.