The only way to get to Railay is by a boat from either of these places: Ao Nang, Krabi, Ko Lanta, Ko Phi Phi or Phuket town.
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How to Reach Railay from India
Indians can fly to Bangkok from all the major cities like Mumbai, Banglore, Ahemdabad, Delhi, etc. The popular airlines are AirAsia, Indigo, Jet Airways. Then you can fly internally from Bangkok to Krabi or Phuket town, after which you have to take a boat from either of those to Railay.
How to reach Railay by flight
You can fly to Bangkok, and then take another flight to Krabi or Phuket, and then get a boat to Railay.
How to reach Railay by Waterways
Ferry services operate from Ao Nang, Krabi, Ko Lanta, Ko Phi Phi and Phuket town. But most travellers commonly choose to go from Ao Nang and Krabi because it is cheaper and very less time taking. It takes around 10-20 minutes and costs 100 Baht.
Local transport in Railay
Railay is a pedestrian's dream because all the 4 beaches, the rock climbing centers, jungles and everything else is in walking distance from each other. There are no roads for cars or tuk tuks to function, and the rocky pathways make it difficult for bikes and cycles.