Should you rent a car in KrabiThailand>Krabi

Given the coastal location of Krabi, the limited driving roads and the range of beach and watersports activities on offer, combined with less energetic boat trips, we would generally not recommend hiring a car here.

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  • For a road trip around southern Thailand. Krabi is on the mainland, not an island, so no ferries to worry about.
  • Despite buses being plentiful and cheap, a hire car will still provide flexibility.
  • For any of the scenic areas, including national parks off the main north-south Highway 4, a hire car can still be useful.

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  • Many of the places you can visit from Krabi as also easy to access from Phuket, for where we have a more detailed car hire advice guide.
  • Many of the islands in the Andaman Sea have heavy restrictions on motorised traffic.
  • Buses are widely available and cheap – check locally for full details, not all scheduled are online.
  • The island of Phi Phi, made famous (or perhaps infamous) due to the film “The Beach”, is as easy to access by boat from Krabi as it is from Phuket.

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