Koh Lanta is located off the Krabi mainland, 2 to 3 hours from Krabi Airport depending on how you travel there. Our Koh Lanta liveaboard departs from Saladan Village in the north.
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Saladan village is the main entry point to Koh Lanta.
The fastest way to the island is by Koh Lanta speedboat transfer – you get picked up from Krabi Airport or any other Krabi location and taken to the speedboat pier. You then enjoy a 15 minute speedboat ride to Koh Lanta. You are then met by transport on Koh Lanta to take you to your hotel.
The Koh Lanta speedboat transfer only operates between November to April each year.
In April 2016 a bridge opened between the islands of Koh Lanta Noi (Little Koh Lanta) and Koh Lanta Yai (Big Koh Lanta).
You can access the island by minivan transfer which uses a car ferry from the Krabi mainland to Koh Lanta Noi, and then cross the bridge.
The minivan transfer operates all year.