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1. Posted by dranki (Budding Member 11 posts) 10y

Need some help. wanting to get from the east coast of malaysia (perhentian islands) to Krabi thailand?? any advice??

2. Posted by dranki (Budding Member 11 posts) 10y


3. Posted by Laura_B (Respected Member 352 posts) 10y

Hi I did this journey but the opposite to you from Krabi to Perhentian Islands.

If you want to do it in one day start as early as possible. Otherwise you will get stuck somewhere over night like I did. From Kuala Besut there are plenty of taxis which will take you to the border. This should take about an hour & cost you around 60RM. Another way to do it, would be a bus from Kuala Besut to Kota Bahru and then another bus to the border. It's probably easier to do get to the border by taxi, rather then take 2 trains.

I'm sure there is also a train that goes from Wakaf Bahru through to Thailand.

The border town in Thailand you need is Sungai Golok, a relatively easy border crossing. From there you will probably be able to get a bus or train, not sure if it will be direct or if you'll have to change in Hat Yai.

Be sure to check local press or ask a local, as you know there has been trouble in Thailand's deep south. It was fine when I passed through in March this year, but there were a lot of check points.

If that sounds too much of a heart ache, get to KL & catch a direct flight to Phuket with airasia. It's very easy to get to Krabi from Phuket.

Good luck!

4. Posted by emma1979 (Full Member 126 posts) 10y

you could get one of the mini van taxis that will take you over the border and then onto krabi. i did this from butterworth to hat yai. you can get these mini vans from as far as bangkok to kl so you should be able to find one pretty easy. they're quite cheap also. not much more than what a government bus would cost and you have lots of stops for food and drink. try looking round the local travel agents but avoid the private cars i think.

good luck!