There’s a variety of way to get to Kantiang Bay in the south of Ko Lanta. Ko Lanta is easily reached from Krabi, Trang, Ko Phi Phi, Phuket, Ko Lipe, Ko Ngai, Ko Libong and soon even Langkawi!
Getting to Ko Lanta is relatively easy for even a first time visitor. There are plenty of Travel and Tour shops in Kantiang Bay that can book tickets and transfers for you or arrange a taxi or minibus to meet your flight.
Here’s some quick tips for helping you decide how to get to Ko Lanta quickly (the more expensive way) or in a less time-sensitive, more cost-effective manner.
# The fastest way onto Ko Lanta is a direct, private air-conditioned minibus + speedboat transfer once you get to airports in Krabi, Trang or Phuket.
# Flights from all over the world will bring you into Thailand usually landing at the Bangkok or Phuket International Airport. If you’re flying into Bangkok try to get a connecting flight to Krabi, the closest airport to Ko Lanta. Second choice is Trang and third choice is Phuket.
# The cheapest way between Ko Lanta, Krabi, Phi Phi Island, Lipe and Phuket is the public passenger ferry that runs November to May. No ferry service is available from Trang but direct public minibuses leave daily from mid morning through mid afternoon. Public minibus service is also available between Krabi, Phuket and Ko Lanta if you miss the passenger ferry or its low season.
# If you’re arriving after noon at Krabi Airport you’ll be unable to make the last public ferry to Ko Lanta. Your options are then, booking a private shuttle or staying overnight in Krabi town and catching the ferry the next morning.