Airfare to Krabi, Thailand
With less than 25,000 people, Krabi is a town most notable for its new (1999) airport. On the west coast in the southern part of the country, the city is a launching pad for travelers heading off to Phuket and other nearby attractions.
Airfare to Krabi will be the cheapest on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday. Mondays are popular with business travellers and weekends are key dates for holidaymakers wanting the longest trips possible – avoid these dates.
Also consider flights into Bangkok, Thailand. To get between the cities, you can grab a spot on a train, bus or flight. Look for cheap flights on no frills airlines. AirAsia, One-Two-GO, Thai AirAsia and Tiger Airways fly to Krabi. Although it will take longer to reach your destination, a bus or train could save you enough cash to make it worth your while.
Another possible money-saving tip is to look for flights that go through Bangkok, Thailand; Delhi, India; or another major gateway city instead of flying direct. Because there are more flights – and competition – from these cities on low budget airlines, you can save some cash over flying non-stop to your destination. It is very common to layover in one of these main cities.
Finally, consider traveling on a lesser-known carrier. Thai Airways is the national airline. However, Nova and other airlines also stop in Krabi.
The most expensive air tickets to Krabi are found during peak holiday travel times, such as the New Year. Also be aware of national events or festivals, which can also cause ticket prices to rise.
Summary of Money Saving Tips:
- Fly mid-week
- Book your holiday during the off-peak season
- Consider flying into Bangkok, Thailand and traveling overland to Krabi via train or bus
- Look for flights that go through large cities, with many flights
- Check out carriers besides the national airline – they may undercut the monopolistic competition
For more information on Krabi, check out BootsnAll’s Thailand Travel Guide.