There are two ways to travel by public transport from Koh Lanta to Khao Sok National Park. 1. You can take a ferry direct to a pier near Krabi town, and then a bus or minivan from Krabi town to Khao Sok. 2. You can take a car ferry to the mainland, then a minivan for the 72 km journey to Krabi town, and then take a bus or minivan to Khao Sok National Park. Option 2 is the cheapest and quickest way to travel.
Travel Times to Khao Sok
There are two minivan services a day from Koh Lanta to Khao Sok National Park which you can book online.
|Koh Lanta||Khao Sok||Company||Cost|
|08:00||15:30||Phantip Travel||650 THB|
|09:00||15:30||Jolly Travel||850 THB|
Both services follow the same route:
- Minivan to the car ferry pier on the north island.
- Car ferry to the mainland.
- Journey by road to Krabi town.
- Change vehicles in Krabi for the final stage of the journey to Khao Sok National Park.
Buy Tickets to Khao Sok
Use the Search Box below to buy your tickets from Koh Lanta to Khao Sok National Park:
You can also book private taxi and minivan services from Koh Lanta to Khao Sok National Park using the Search Box above.
Koh Lanta Car Ferry Pier
- The first stage of the journey with both Phantip Travel and Jolly Travel is a transfer by minivan from your accommodation on Koh Lanta to the car ferry pier on Koh Lanta Noi.
Panthip Travel Khao Sok Bus Stop
- Phanthip Travel services from Koh Lanta terminate at their minivan station on the main road near the main entrance to Khao Sok National Park.
Jolly Travel Khao Sok Bus Stop
- Jolly Travel services from Koh Lanta terminate in a car park outside the entrance to the National Park.
Khao Sok National Park
Khao Sok is one of the most popular national parks in Thailand for foreign visitors. There are several reasons for this. One reason is that the park is located in the South of Thailand one to two hours drive away from the ferry ports in Donsak, which serve the islands of Koh Phangan and Koh Samui, and a similar distance from popular beach resort areas on the West Coast such as Krabi and Phuket. The other thing that attracts visitors to the park is the large lake at the centre of the National Park, Cheow Larn Lake. Cheow Larn Lake is man made lake which formed behind the Ratchaprapha Dam which was constructed in 1987. Because of the lake Khao Sok National Park is accessible by boat which means that, unlike most other forest reserves in Thailand, the peace and quiet is not disturbed by roads, and visitors do not need to make sweat inducing treks through dense jungle to reach the protected areas where the wild animals and birds congregate. Cheow Larn Lake is also an attraction in itself with fishing, kayaking and floating bungalows available to visitors for a small fee.
Khao Sok National Park covers an area of over 793 square kilometres and has an abundance of wildlife and exotic plants, as well as lots of trees. The park has large mammals living wild there, such as tigers, leopards, bears, which you are unlikely to see although may hear their calls at nights and see tracks in the soft earth around the lake. What you will definitely see is a lot of bird life around the lake and if you visit in January or February you may be lucky enough to find the rafflesia, which is the world’s largest flower, in bloom within the forest around the lake.