During high season (late-Oct-late-Apr), ferries between Ko Lanta and Krabi Town call at the island. You must pay the full fare (400 baht) for the full crossing, despite only travelling half way. You pay on board, but pre-booking is recommended as the ferry is often full. Tickets can be bought from travel agencies in Krabi or at the main ferry offices at the old pier on Khong Ka Rd, and from resorts on Ko Jum.
Ko Jum has no jetty or dock. The ferry stops offshore and is met by longtail boats. If you've pre-booked, then a boat from your resort should be there to pick you up; otherwise simply choose a longtail and ask for a lift to shore.
Local boats also run from Laem Kruat to Ko Jum (100 baht for foreigners, 45min). The first is at 09:00 and the last leaves at 18:15. Do not be late, as if you miss the ferry you will have to hire your own taxi boat, which costs ca. 1500 baht. During the low season, this is the only option to get to Ko Jum.
To get to Laem Kruat, take a bus, taxi, or songthaew from Krabi. The songthaew is blue and yellow and departs from the Siam Bank near the piers and 7-Eleven, but you can pick it up elsewhere along its route if you happen to see it. Ask the driver for Laem Kruat or Ko Jum, he'll understand.Most of these songthaews have their destination written on them in English.
If you cannot find a direct songthaew, take one from Krabi to Nuea Khlong (maximum 50 baht, minimum 20 baht) and a second from Nuea Khlong to Laem Kruat for 50 baht (minimum 40 baht).
Ko Jum is a relatively small island and most of the population gets around on small motorbikes, which can be rented easily. There is also a local taxi service, consisting of a motorbike and sidecar!
The roads in the three villages and between Ban Ting Rai and Ban Ko Jum are concrete and easy to drive on. The roads between the north and south which were once narrow, unsealed, frequently pot-holed and wet, are now sealed. A taxi ride from the Ko Jum ferry port to most places in the south is 50 baht. A taxi ride to take in all of the island's main places costs 400 baht.
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