Ao Nammao Pier in Krabi Province is the departure point for longtail boats to Railay Beach. Longtail boats are long thin wooden boats with a motor driven propeller which have been traditionally used by fisherman in Southern Thailand. These small boats are now frequently used for short distance water taxi services in coastal areas of Thailand.
About Ao Nammao Pier
Ao Nammao Pier is a very small floating pier used exclusively by small boats as the connection point between Railway Beach and the rest of Krabi Province. The steep hills around Railay make it is inaccessible by car so the only way in or out of Railay is by water or a long difficult walk and climb through the jungle. There are direct minivan and bus services which pick up and drop off customers on their way to and from Railay Beach. Several travel companies operate direct bus and ferry services from Ao Nammao Pier to the islands in the Gulf of Thailand, see the links below for more information:
- Ao Nammao Pier to Koh Samui
- Ao Nammao Pier to Koh Phangan
- Ao Nammao Pier to Koh Tao
Facilities at Ao Nammao Pier
There is restaurant with a toilet at Ao Nammao Pier, ticket booth for trips to Railay Beach and a covered seating area for customers to wait for the next departure. There are also several resorts, convenience stores and more restaurants within easy walking distance of Ao Nammao Pier if you need to spend the night there because you missed the last boat to Railay Beach.
Longtail Boats To Railay Beach
In theory longtail boats depart from Ao Nammao Pier to Railway Beach according to fixed schedule for a relatively low fixed price, however, the times and prices may vary if there are very few people who want to make the journey in which you either need to wait until more passengers turn up or you will need to pay more for a ‘private’ boat transfer:
- Cost per person: 100 THB
- Departure times: 08:30. 09:30, 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 13:30, 14:30, 15:30, 16:30, 17:30, 18:30
Local Transport at Ao Nammao Pier
There are fixed price taxi services operating from Ao Nammao Pier (2019 prices):
- Ao Nang Beach – 300 THB
- Krabi Town – 500 THB
- Krabi Airport – 600 THB
- Tiger Temple (return) – 1,500 THB
- Phuket Airport – 2,500 THB
Location of Ao Nammao Pier
- Ao Nammao Pier is located at the southern end of a small town called Ban Ao Nammao, 24.2 km by road from Krabi Airport.