Ranong Airport is a domestic airport located in the province of Ranong, Thailand and is 23 kilometers away from the center of Ranong town and takes a about 25 minutes to drive to.
For quite some time, the airport went out of service after Phuket Airlines ceased its operations at the airport. It is now served by low-cost carriers Nok Air, Thai AirAsia, and Thai Smile which have 14 weekly flights to Bangkok via Don Muang International Airport.
Songthaews are a passenger vehicle that is one of the primary transport modes in Thailand. This is the cheapest transfer option but is advisable only to backpackers and not to those carrying large luggage.
Songthaews are not allowed inside the airport premises but they can be flagged down when you walk to the main road or highway 4 which is 1.5-kilometers away.
Similar to songthaews, public buses pass by highway 4. You would need to walk 1.5 kilometers from the airport to flag one down. Getting to the town center from the airport through this option costs only 40 baht.
Unlike songthaews and buses, taxis can be found at the airport’s taxi terminal. This option is best for travelers carrying many and large luggage but be prepared to negotiate with cab drivers for the fare.
Nok Air offers transfer services from Ranong Airport to the town center and to the ferry pier to Koh Phayam. Transfer services are only valid on the date and time stated and a copy of the booking confirmation is needed.
Nok Air requires passengers to book 12 hours prior to scheduled departure and arrive at the pick-up point 30 minutes before the van leaves.
Transfer services can be booked simultaneously when booking flights with Nok Air.
Renting a car is the most convenient option, albeit the most expensive . Car-rental booths, including Tipoa Car Hire, are located as you exit the arrival hall of the airport.
Facilities at Ranong Airport include a number of restaurants and coffee shops on the first level, restroom facilities, a wide car park, and a tourist information booth.