Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Krabi Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit. Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.
Krabi International Airport is not a big airport at all but I managed to sleep behind an un-used information counter. – MrJHolt
KBV Airport Overview
To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Krabi International Airport.
What to Expect
Krabi Airport (code: KBV) has two small terminals that handle domestic and international flights. Due to significant growth, renovations and a third terminal are in the planning stages – expect crowds in the meantime. A few shops and basic eateries are open from morning until 8:00PM, so plan ahead if you’re spending the night. Free WiFi helps pass the time.
Where to Sleep
Overnight campers can head to the arrivals area to sleep on chairs or spread out on the floor. Bring a travel mat or blanket for added comfort. For uninterrupted sleep, a nearby hotel offers shuttle service for a fee. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.
Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all services and times listed below are subject to change. Some services and facilities may remain closed or operate with reduced hours. Airport tips and suggestions in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. If you are planning to sleep in the public area of the terminal overnight, have a back-up plan! We’ve heard from a few travellers at other airports and they were not permitted to stay overnight. We’re not sure if that will apply to this airport, until a reader lets us know the current situation. We will start updating all of our guides in October 2021. To help us with this massive update, you can add or update information or write a review and submit photos and airport tips.
In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security. For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.
If sleeping in Krabi Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport.
- Palmari Boutique Hotel – (8 minutes from the airport) Airport shuttle is available for a fee. » Check Rates
- Nap Krabi Hotel – (10 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle. » Check Rates
To see more options there is a list of hotels near Krabi Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.
If you are a First or Business Class traveller you may have access to the lounges listed below. For more information, check the airline’s web site.
- Bangkok Airways Boutique Lounge – Location: Domestic Terminal, Airside.
- Thai Airways Royal Silk Lounge – Location: Domestic Terminal, Landside.
Free WiFi is available at Krabi Airport. (confirmed by a reader in January 2019)
More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport
Duty Free & Shopping – All shops are open until 8:00PM. The general store is open as early as 6:30AM.
Food & Drinks – All dining options are open until 8:00PM. Food options include: Coffee Canyon • Subway
Luggage Carts – Need a hand with your bags? Luggage carts are available throughout the airport.
Luggage Storage & Lockers – A reader let us know that luggage storage is available. Location and rates were not advised.
Mobile Charging – A reader (October 2018) mobile charging is available. One outlet is located “next to the elevator on the second floor, near the terminal 2 entrance.”
Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.
Showers – Not available.
The airport is open 24 hours.
Krabi airport is served by the following airlines: AirAsia • Bangkok Airways • New Gen Airways • Nok Air • Norwegian Air Shuttle • Qatar Airways • Scoot • Sichuan Airlines • Thai AirAsia • Thai Airways • Thai Lion Air • Thai Smile.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport
An air-conditioned bus service runs between the airport and Krabi Town for 100 THB, or Ao Nang for 150 THB. Tickets can be purchased from the transportation booths inside the airport, and buses depart the airport when enough passengers have boarded. This service is usually available from between 8:00AM – 8:00PM, or according to flight schedules for the day.
The following car rental agencies offer service onsite in the Arrivals Hall: Avis • Budget • Hertz • National • Sixt.
Shared Ride Vehicles
Travel like the locals do! If your load is light and you’re feeling adventurous, you can travel at a fraction of the price of a taxi by taking a “songthaew” (shared-ride minibus). Songthaews are not permitted on airport property, so you’ll have to catch one along the main road, which is also where they drop off passengers going to the airport.
Prepaid flat-rate taxis are readily available for hire in the ground transportation area. Stop at one of the transportation booths inside the airport to pay for your ride. You will receive a ticket to give to your taxi driver before boarding the taxi.
Last updated: 2020-01-26
This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning. All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice. The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or write a review.