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Early Morning Airport Transfer

London, United...
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Early Morning Airport Transfer

Just received a change to our flights with Air Asia who from October fly out of Don Meuang airport in Bangkok. This has obliterated the trasfer time I had allowed for a connecting flight to Hong Kong and am having to change flight times to accomodate.

Is it feasible to leave Railay at around 6am (mid Jan) to hit Krabi airport for a 9am flight? Am wondering if we will have trouble getting a long tail to Ao Nang at this ridiculously early time??

Ao Nang, Thailand
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1. Re: Early Morning Airport Transfer

It's hard to say but what you can do is to make prior arrangement with the boatman to pick you up at 6am. It would likely cost you a fee of 800 baht as well for being the only passengers on board. This has become a standard practice as the long-tails charge a 'full boat - 8 persons' fee before they will set off. That said you would also need to arrange for a taxi to send you to the airport from Ao Nang.

If you would like to save the hassle and stress of travelling, it would be better to stay the night in either Ao Nang or Krabi Town (nearer to airport).

Ao Nang, Thailand
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2. Re: Early Morning Airport Transfer

It is also very much subject to the tides. In mid of January you will have low tides in the early morning hours and this may make it difficult for the boats to leave.

London, United...
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3. Re: Early Morning Airport Transfer

Thank you both for the advice. Very helpful :-)

Berlin/Bangkok
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for Bangkok, Berlin, Thailand
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4. Re: Early Morning Airport Transfer

Stay overnight in Krabi Town. Enjoy the flair of one of Thailand's nicest provincial capitals. Eat at the night market. In the morning, you're 20 minutes away from the airport.

Italy
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5. Re: Early Morning Airport Transfer

I would stay the last night near the airport.

6. Re: Early Morning Airport Transfer

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