In order to get to Ko Lanta, you can fly (which is not in our budget) or you can take the overnight bus. We opted to go for the VIP A/C bus which is about a 12 hour journey from the Southern Bus Terminal in Bangkok. The bus was actually not bad! Mike is having some stomach trouble, so he wasn’t the most comfortable. But the seats reclined well enough and there was good leg room. We left at 7:30am and arrived in Krabi in southern Thailand around 7am. From there we took a 2 hour minibus to Ko Lanta which dropped us off at our hotel. Transport in Thailand is definitely more expensive than in China, but I guess it’s also been our most comfortable intra-country travel to date!