Travel from Penang to Krabi

By minivan the journey from Penang to Krabi is scheduled to take 7 hours 30 minutes. You can also fly from Penang to Krabi via Kuala Lumpur, however, because of the connection times it’s actually slower to fly from Penang to Krabi than it is to travel by road.

Travel Times to Krabi

There are 3 minivan departures a day from Penang to Krabi which you can book online.

05:0011:3082.00 MYRNew Asian Travel
08:3015:0082.00 MYRNew Asian Travel
12:0018:3082.00 MYRNew Asian Travel
  • Departure times are in Malaysian time.
  • Arrival times are in Thailand time, 1 hour behind Malaysian time.

Buy Tickets to Krabi

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Penang Bus Stop

Minivan services to Krabi depart from the Newasia Express Service Centre in the car park under the Komtar Tower.

Google map of New Asian Travel office

Krabi Bus Station

Minivan services from Penang to Krabi terminate at Krabi Bus Terminal.

Google map of Krabi Bus Terminal

Wat Tham Suea in Krabi

Wat Tham Suea is a major tourist attraction located 4.9 km by road to the north of Krabi Bus Terminal. Wat Tham Suea means ‘Tiger Cave Temple’ in English and is so named because of the legend that a tiger once lived in the caves which are located in the grounds of the temple. To get to the area with the caves, now used as a meditation retreat by the resident Buddhist monks, you need to walk up and down several hundred steps which takes you into a forested zone of the temple containing a series of caves with shrines inside. One of these caves has marks on the wall which resemble the paw prints of a tiger.

Wat Tham Suea in Krabi
Wat Tham Suea in Krabi

The most popular part of the Tiger Cave Temple, however, is the hill top shrine. The only way to reach the shrine is climb over 1,200 steps up the side of a steep hill. The ascent is tiring and takes 20 to 40 minutes depending on how fit you are. Those people who successfully reach the top come to a platform with a large golden Buddha statue, a chedi, and some other smaller Buddha statues. From the top of the hill the 360 degree views of the surrounding countryside are very impressive. Krabi Province has lot of very steep hills rising from overwise flat land and the viewpoint at Wat Tham Suea is one of the best places to fully appreciate the province’s scenery. It’s a good idea to go early in the morning when the weather is cooler as it makes the climb up a lot easier.

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