How to Reach Slumber Party Ao Nang

Welcome to Ao Nang, a destination in Thailand that beckons backpackers and travelers with its stunning beaches, limestone cliffs, and relaxed atmosphere. Ao Nang is a charming little town with a close-knit and social community and an adventure-friendly landscape. It’s often a stopover location because of its proximity to Railay, Koh Phi Phi and other spectacular locations nearby.

Fortunately, reaching Ao Nang is a breeze, thanks to its excellent accessibility and various transportation options. In this guide, we’ll explore the different ways you can reach Ao Nang and make the most of your journey even if you’re on a budget.

By Flight to Krabi and Shuttle:

Flying into Krabi International Airport is the most convenient and fastest way to reach Ao Nang. With regular flights from major cities and neighboring countries, getting here is pretty easy. To secure the best deals, we recommend you book your flights in advance. 

Once you land at Krabi International Airport, you’ll find a range of shuttle services waiting to whisk you away to Ao Nang. These shuttles operate on a regular schedule, ensuring a hassle-free transfer at less than 100 THB per person. You will find vendors selling tickets for shuttle seats as soon as you exit the airport gate.

Best site to buy tickets: Trip.com

Cost on scale: High

By Bus and Tuk-Tuk:

If you’re a budget-conscious traveler, the bus option is perfect for you. Several bus services connect Ao Nang with neighboring cities and popular tourist destinations. Not only is bus travel cost-effective, but it also offers scenic routes that showcase the natural beauty of Thailand. Bus tickets are available online at a slightly higher fee, and are easy to book directly at the bus terminal too. 

Upon arriving at Krabi Bus Terminal, you will find tuk-tuks waiting to take you to Ao Nang. Tuk-tuks are a common mode of transportation in Thailand, and while negotiating prices is the norm, it’s wise to check the fares beforehand to ensure a fair deal. You can also check the Grab for taxis, or use the fare on the app as a reference to bargain with tuk-tuk drivers.

Best site to buy tickets: 12 Go Asia

Cost on scale: Medium

train

By Train from Bangkok to Krabi:

If you have time on your hands, traveling by train from Bangkok to Krabi can be a memorable experience. Departing from Hua Lamphong Railway Station in Bangkok, trains offer a comfortable and affordable option. Depending on your preferences, you can choose from different train classes and ticket options. 

Given the high demand, it’s advisable to book your train tickets in advance. The approximate travel time varies, so it’s important to plan your itinerary accordingly.

Best site to buy tickets:  12 Go Asia

Cost on scale: Low

By Self-Drive:

If you’re up for an unforgettable road trip, driving down to Ao Nang is an excellent choice. Car rental services are readily available in major cities, allowing you the freedom to explore at your own pace. The drive to Ao Nang offers breathtaking views of Thailand’s landscapes and scenic routes. However, it’s crucial to familiarize yourself with the driving regulations in Thailand and obtain an International Driving Permit before setting off.

Cost on scale: High

Reaching Ao Nang is an adventure in itself, with multiple transportation options catering to every traveler’s needs. Each option has its own unique charm, offering flexibility, cost-effectiveness, and an opportunity to soak in Thailand’s stunning landscapes.

Once you reach Slumber Party Ao Nang, there are a number of exciting activities organized in-house which you can take part in. Check them out here. Slumber Party also offers a variety of tours which organize all your sightseeing for you! If you enjoy group tours – ask the hostel manager for more information at the venue. If you want to fuel your Indiana Jones alter ego – here’s a list of activities for you to check out while at Slumber Party, Ao Nang. Go forth and discover!

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