Venue&Transportation

The 6th Biomedical Engineering International Conference (BMEiCON 2013) will be hosted at Krabi Resort (www.krabiresort.net), Krabi, Thailand. The venue is located in Ao Nang. It is about 30 km or about 30 minutes away by car from Krabi International Airport (KBV). In addition, it is about 16 km or about 15 minutes away by car from Krabi city. Krabi Resort has a long and beautiful private beach on the Andaman seaside.

How to get to Krabi

Both getting to and getting around Krabi is quite easy. Visitors to Krabi may arrive by air, bus, car, or boat from destinations both north and south of Krabi, as well as from Phuket and Phang Nga provinces to the west of Krabi.

 

By Air:

By Bus:

There are both air-conditioned and non air-conditioned buses that connect Bangkok, Phuket, Phang Nga, Trang, Hat Yai, and Surat Thani (Samui) to Krabi Bus Terminal. The bus from Bangkok’s Southern Bus Terminal to Krabi takes approximately 12 hours.

By Car:

If you are traveling by car, please see driving directions from provided on Google Maps. Krabi Resort GPS Location: N 8 02.136 E 98 49.089.

How to get to Ao Nang

From Krabi International Airport:

The local airport limo monopoly charges a fairly steep 600 baht for a transfer (up to 4 people). Many hotels will arrange a pickup at similar prices on request. Travel time is about half an hour.

Local shuttle buses --- really just converted pickup trucks (Song-Thaew) — run from Ao Nang to Krabi (40 baht) and from Krabi to the airport (50 baht). The total trip between Ao Nang and the airport takes little less than 2 hours. To get to Ao Nang from Krabi town you should look for a white Song-Thaew outside the 7-11 shop.

Big buses --- There is a big bus service from the airport to Ao Nang beach and Noppharat Thara Beach (just after Ao Nang). There are about 4 services a day. It travels from the airport to Krabi, the ferry terminal, then onwards to Ao Nang and Noppharat Thara. Good for some sight-seeing. Rates are 150 baht per person and travelling time to Ao Nang is 1 hour.  The buses are not new and are quite noisy. But, the best part is, the bus can drop you off at the doorstep of most hotels in Krabi, Ao Nang, and Noppharat Thara. Just let the driver know the name of your hotel in advance. Language is not an issue, as most of them speak some English.

 

 

For the return trip, you can call the hotline 1 day before to arrange pick-up at your hotel. Or you can wait at any of the 4 bus stops in Ao Nang (one is in front of McDonald's) and Noppharat Thara. You need to be there at least 10 minutes before the bus is due to arrive. You can buy tickets on the bus or in any of the tourist information points.

From Krabi town:

By Song-Thaew: there is a songthaew (shared pick-up truck/taxi) service to Ao Nang from Krabi, which runs throughout daylight hours in low season and up to 22:00 in high season. The fare is 50 baht and they can be expected every 15-20 minutes. Songthaews are colour coded according to destination so make sure if you are coming to Ao Nang from Krabi you get on a white one. To find one of these white ones in Krabi, go to the Vogue Shopping Centre on Maharaj Rd (the main road). They go from here and cost 50 baht. They apparently go also from the bus station.

When coming from Krabi, the Song-Thaew came along the beach before climbing the hill at the end. Going back to Krabi, it was the opposite direction to get to town and the bus station.

Getting Around Krabi…

Krabi Resort offers private transfer service with full range of transport options, vans, minibuses, coaches. Our service covers all destinations within Thailand. Book directly with us for comfortable and hassle-free transport options provided by our friendly staff.

Transportation Fee (at Krabi Resort)

Air - conditioned van : to / from Krabi Resort ( Price per way 1-8 paxs)

 

Krabi Town

600 (THB)

Phuket Beach

3,000 (THB)

Krabi Airport

800 (THB)

Naihan, Rawai, Chalong Bay, Panwa Cape

3,800 (THB)

Trang Airport

2,500 (THB)

Surat Thani Airport, Railway Station, Town

3,000 (THB)

Phuket Airport

2,500 (THB)

Donsak Pier

3,800 (THB)

Phuket Town

2,800 (THB)

 

 

* The above rates are per van per way quoted in Thai Baht with maximum of 8 persons per van.
* The above rates are for service during 8.00 hrs – 17.00 hrs, surcharge may apply for service after 18.00 hrs

Air - conditioned mini bus:
to / from Krabi Resort ( Price per way max 14 paxs )

 

Air - conditioned coach:
to / from Krabi Resort ( Price per way max 40 paxs )

 

Krabi Town

1,200 (THB)

Krabi Town

4,500 (THB)

Krabi Airport

1,600 (THB)

Krabi Airport

5,000 (THB)

Trang Airport

4,000 (THB)

Trang Airport

13,000 (THB)

 

 

Phuket Airport

14,000 (THB)

 

 

Other Services

Private Excursion – Islands Hopping by long-tail boat (Maximum 8 pax)

Koh Poda , Koh Kai , Pranang Cave

2,500 (THB) per boat

Long-Tail Boat Transfer from Krabi Resort

Koh Poda round trip by long-tail boat (Minimum 2 pax)

1,000 (THB) per person

Ferry Transfer

Ao-Nang to Koh Phi Phi

450 (THB) per person

Krabi Town Pier to Koh Phi Phi

600 (THB) per person

 

            If you would like to get around Ao Nang without using a service at Krabi Resort, you can get around by a local transportation (Tuk-Tuk and Song-Thaew).

            Tuk-Tuks in Ao Nang charge a flat 20 baht/person for trips around town. Song-Thaews also run all across Ao Nang onto the Shell Beach and some all the way to Krabi town, fares are from 10 baht up depending on distance.

            Renting a motorbike is a great way to explore some of the sites outside of Ao Nang. There are shops up and down the major strips and you can get a reliable bike for 24 hours for 150-200 baht.


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