We organised the Langkawi to Satun ferry and Krabi town through an agent. The package included the taxi transfer from our hotel at Pantai Cenang beach, to Kuah Jetty for the ferry to Satun. We then had an onward coach to Krabi town, and all in cost 110 Malaysian Ringgit (£18) per person.
Lankawi to Satun Ferry
The taxi collected us at 07:30 to take us to the Jetty ticket booth which takes around 30 minutes where we handed in the receipt to the desk out front to get our ferry ticket to Satun departing at 09:00am. At Kuah Jetty, there are a few restaurants and coffee shops reasonably priced, and places to purchase the all important water and snacks for the journey.
The Ferry journey takes one hour and 20 minutes, and you arrive at Tammalang pier, where you then have immigration at Satun port to clear and get the all-important visa stamp. Depending on how many passengers on the ferry, and if there is more than one immigration officer, you should be done within 30 minutes.
Satun Town to Krabi Town Coach
Outside the ferry terminal, a Songthew bus will then take you from the ferry terminal to the bus station in Satun town. It’s straight forward and takes 10-15 minutes. On arrival at the bus station, you will be directed to which coach is going to Krabi. It’s a good idea to stock up on some more drinks and food for the 4 hour journey, and use the toilets that are there. The coach has a toilet, but after 4 hours you really don’t want to venture down there.
Once arrived at Krabi town bus station which is located just outside town, there are taxis hovering around, so get your poker face on and expect to be charged around 200 baht into town. There are buses that run but after the travelling, you really just want to get to your hotel. Head for the roads leading down to Krabi pier, as there are plenty of guesthouses and small hotels that charge around 5-700 baht for a double. You will be centrally located for the night market, food stalls along the river, and also the nightly hawker stalls. These are all within a 5 minute walk. You can find pad thai for sale at 10 baht, and 3 spring rolls for 20 baht. Great prices for the budget traveller, with a hearty meal for 60p.
We stayed at Krabi Town and explored around for 4 days. We have added this as a place to our list of long-term destinations. It could definitely be used as a base for a few months, and has a very relaxed outlook. It has a good mix of friendly locals and a great selection of food.
For more information on the ferry Langkawi to Satun check out this site Here.
Happy travels on your Global Gallivants!