Accommodation Information – Railway/Ao Nang
Where did we stay during our trip to Railay?
When we arrived at Railay Beach the budget options were completely booked. Therefore, we decided to hang out at Railay before heading back to Ao Nang for the evening. We wanted to book something close enough to Ao Nang’s beach without paying a fortune. Eventually, we decided to stay at K.L. House Ao Nang. We don’t have a direct affiliation with this property or any property around Ao Nang/Railay. Therefore, our opinion is an unbiased one. Overall, this turned out to be a pretty good budget choice. Our room was quite large, but basic. The room was clean and the staff were helpful in terms of arranging transport to Krabi Airport. At the time of writing, it had a score of 7.5/10 based on 412 verified guest reviews. Many of our readers prefer more upscale options. Based on our research, you might find some of these positively reviewed options more suitable for your needs:
Rayavadee Hotel (Rated 9.2/10) (near Railay)
Centara Grand Beach Resort and Villas (Rated 8.2/10) (in Ao Nang)
Want to find the cheapest room near Railay?
Use this highly effective price comparison site and you will be guaranteed to find the cheapest room available. However, if you are used to booking with www.agoda.com and/or www.booking.com they are also solid options for rooms in this area of Thailand. Here are links to their respective properties:
Rooms near Railay – www.agoda.com
Rooms near Railay – www.booking.com
Compare Room Prices near Railay – www.hotelscombined.com
Many of the rooms you will find will have free-cancellation options, therefore there is no added risk of booking well in advance to avoid disappointment. When we tried to stay on Railay last time we had to go back to Ao Nang because all the resorts were sold out.
Flight Information – Flying to/from Krabi
What airport should you fly into to reach Railay Beach?
By far the most convenient airport to fly into to reach Railway Beach and the Ao Nang area is Krabi International Airport. We have visited this area of Thailand 5-6 times and every time we have found the transit from Krabi International Airport to Ao Nang to be convenient.
Do most international flights fly directly into Krabi International Airport?
Definitely not. Most flights international flights to Thailand fly into Bangkok. From there you can easily book a flight to Krabi with various airlines. Typically, the flight time is around 1 hour. Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Krabi are also popular with tourists travelling through Southeast Asia.
What is the best way to find the cheapest flights to Krabi International Airport?
I would suggest saving your time and money by using a price comparison site. For our trips to Krabi we used BookingBuddy to compare prices prior to booking. We could check flight prices from 8 different websites at the same time which was convenient. To save you some time, I have included links to their search page below:
COMPARE FLIGHT PRICES TO KRABI – BookingBuddy
Should you stay near Krabi International Airport if you have an early flight?
I don’t think so, as long as you have arranged transport from your guest house, hotel or resort. In our particular case we had a very early flight and it was convenient to book a taxi from Ao Nang to Railway. The taxi arrived on time with no issues making it to the airport in time.