Ko Lanta is located in the southern part of Krabi province, almost facing the mainland of neighbouring Trang province further south, so it can be accessed from several points.
A regular ferry operates twice daily from the new passenger terminal at Khlong Chilat, located approx. 3 kms west of the town centre. Boats depart at 10:30 and 13:30. and arrive at Saladan (the northern tip of Ko Lanta) about 2 hours later. From May to October the boats from Krabi to Ko Lanta do not operate due to strong winds and high waves in the monsoon season. During this time, public minibuses take over the transportation between Krabi and Ko Lanta, which involves driving and two short car ferries across rivers.
Access by road from Trang is easy. An extensive network of local buses, ferries and private transport operates throughout the province. Public minibuses leave daily at 12:00 opposite the train station in Trang Town. During high season additional minivan begining at 09:30 and leaving for every hours to the last minivan at 16.30 from Trang. You can book a seat at any of the local tour agencies. Journey time approx. 2½ hours to Ko Lanta.
Ferries run from Phuket to Phi Phi all year round. During high season (Nov to Apr) there are two ferries per day from Phi Phi to Koh Lanta. May to October - boats from Phi Phi Island to Ko Lanta do not operate due to strong winds and high waves in the monsoon season. During this time you have to get a ferry to Krabi then take a minibus.