About Railay Beach, Krabi, Thailand

Our rock climbing shop is located in Ao Nammao (near Ao Nang/Krabi Town) and just 2 minutes from the longtail boat pier access to Railay Beach.  Get directions from Google Maps here: Real Rocks Climbing School at Railay Beach, Krabi.

Real Rocks Climbing customers get a FREE hotel pick up and drop off service from any hotel in Railay Beach, Krabi Town, Ao Nang & Klong Hang area. Simply book your climbing adventure today and enter your hotel name at checkout! 

map of railay beach

map of railay beach

Railay is a small peninsula of paradise accessible only by longtail boat due to the high limestone cliffs cutting off access from the mainland. These cliffs are the main attraction for rock climbers as it is one of the top 5 destinations in the world for outdoor sport climbing.  (See our Top 25 Best Rock Climbing Walls Around Railay & Tonsai here!) The area is also popular for its beautiful beaches and quiet and relaxed atmosphere. Accommodations at Railay range in prices from cheap bungalows and medium-priced resorts on the East Beach, to a collection of 4 & 5 star resorts focused primarily on West Railay.

Getting To Our rock climbing shop in Ao Nammao (near Railay Beach, Krabi Town & Ao Nang)

rock climbing krabi ao nang shop

Real Rocks climbing shop near Ao Nang

Real Rocks Climbing customers get a FREE hotel pick up and drop off service from any hotel in Railay Beach, Krabi Town, Ao Nang & Klong Hang area. Simply book your climbing adventure today and enter your hotel name at checkout! 

From Krabi Town & Ao Nang area:

Our shop is located in Ao Nammao, see google maps above. We are just 2 minutes from the Ao Nammao long tail boat pier to Railay East Beach. We are situated on the main road that services Ao Nang to Ao Nammao, opposite the Shooting Range. From Ao Nang it is a 5-10 minute drive to our shop. From Krabi Town a 30 minute drive to our shop. We will pick you up and drop you off at your hotel for free, simply sign up and enter your name at checkout!

From Railay Beach to Real Rocks Meeting Point:

For customers staying on Railay Beach, we will bring the gear to you! We will provide you with a selection of gear to fit based on your measurements and bring you directly to the cliffs for climbing! Customers can request a hotel pick up service or meet us at a designated meeting area that suits you. If you'd like to stop by the shop to chat, get more information about our tours, or shop at our climbing gear retail store simply hop on our boat to Ao Nammao and we will pick you up free of charge! Real Rocks boat departs Railay at 1.30 pm and 5.30 pm daily with direct service to Ao Nammao.

Tonsai to Railay Beach and Real Rocks Meeting Point:

Tonsai Bay is usually the first choice for climbers looking to stay somewhere cheap for a longer period of time. Tonsai has its charms of being more remote and isolated than its neighboring Railay, however getting to and between the crags at Railay can be difficult if the weather or tides don't cooperate. See first map as a reference. The most direct route to Railay is over the rocks at low tide (wear shoes to prevent cuts on oyster shells!) and/or scrambling over the cliff top path that connects Tonsai to the very end of Railay West which is roughly a 15 minute hike. The walking jungle path goes from Tonsai to Railay East and is roughly 35- 40 minutes. If you prefer not to hike or trek, hop on a long tail boat for a 5 minute ride which will cost you 50 THB per person (you will have to wait until there are 6-7 people to fill a boat.)
For customers staying in Tonsai we have a daily meeting point at the longtail boat ticket booth located on Railay West Beach at 8.45 am. We will bring the gear to you based on your measurements!. Book your course today, enter your hotel name and we will meet you there!  

From Klong Muang to Ao Nammao, from Nong Thale or Tub Kaak: 

Klong Muang is located directly to the north of Ao Nang/Noppharat Thara Beach on the coast, but the only road to get there is a 16 km drive inland from Ao Nang. Tubkaek is another 6 km drive north and the road ends here, at the entrance to the hiking trail and national park: Khao Ngon Nak. A lot of the exclusive 4 & 5 resorts are located here since the area offers remote quiet and pristine beaches. From Klong Muang to Ao Nammao Pier to Railay Beach it is 30 minutes by car one way; from Tub Kaak to Ao Nammao Pier to Railay Beach  it is 45 minutes by car one way.

Real Rocks Climbing offers pick up and drop off service for customers in Klong Muang, Nong Thale or Tub Kaak, and our small transport fee is guaranteed to beat any rate you'll get from a taxi! Message us today with your hotel name, and we will respond immediately with the best price quote! 

Real Rocks Climbing School near Phuket, Thailand: 

Our rock climbing shop is just 3 hours away from Phuket, Thailand.  Transfers operate from Phuket to Krabi on the ferry boat (Ao Nang/Railay service); boats leave from Rassada pier at 8.30 am and tickets are just 700 Thai Baht. Service runs daily in the high season (November- April) and only 2-3 times a week during the low season (May- October.) The ferry boat is the most direct option (just 2 hours 15 minutes) and it lands at Railay East Beach, however an overnight stay in Railay Beach is required.  Another option is to hire a taxi transfer service, which can be arranged easily by any hotel or travel agent, and the destination is: Ao Nammao pier (as mentioned above.) We also offer pick up service, message us today for a price quote! 

The cheapest option is to head to the Phuket Bus station and catch a minivan service to Krabi Town center for as little as 140 Thai Baht per person, the trip is roughly 3 hours. From Krabi town, see directions above for Getting to Our Shop.

If you are interested in taking an overnight trip from Phuket, send us a message today! We offer an overnight stay rock climbing and half day Krabi sight seeing activity package that might be perfect for you!  Contact us directly for a price quote.


Getting to Krabi: bus, train or fly? 

to Krabi by bus:

There are both government run air-conditioned and non air-conditioned buses that connect Bangkok, Phuket, Phang Nga, Trang, Hat Yai, and Surat Thani (Samui) to Krabi Bus Terminal. The bus from Bangkok’s Southern Bus Terminal to Krabi takes approximately 12 hours. In addition to these buses, many private bus companies and travel agencies provide air-conditioned buses or vans to and from Krabi and these other provinces. There is a regular shuttle bus service between Krabi and Phuket airports, which are roughly 2 hours apart. Krabi Bus Terminal is located 4 kilometers north of town at Talat Kao. For schedules and additional information contact the Krabi Bus Terminal.

to Krabi by train:

There is no train service to Krabi. The nearest train stations are in Surat Thani and Trang, where visitors can transfer to busses to Krabi.

to Krabi by plane:

The Krabi International Airport (KBV) is about 10 km from the city limits, 15 km from the city center, and 40km from Ao Nang. Krabi is serviced by Thai Airways from Bangkok, Bangkok Airways from Koh Samui, and Thai AirAsia from both Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur. Major airlines recently added routes to the Krabi Airport, check out the airport website for the most up-to-date info.


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