There are three ways to get from Bangkok to Khanom:
- Option 1: Take a bus direct from Bangkok to Khanom.
- Option 2: Take a train to Surat Thani Railway Station and then a minivan to Khanom.
- Option 3: Fly to Surat Thani Airport and then take a minivan to Khanom.
Bus Times to Khanom
There are three direct bus services a day from Bangkok to Khanom which you can book online.
|18:30||09:15||1,020 THB||Raja Ferry|
|20:00||06:50||556 THB||Sri Suthep Tour|
- The journey by bus from Bangkok to Khanom is scheduled to take between 10 hours 50 minutes and 14 hours 45 minutes depending upon which service you take.
- See below for information about where each bus service departs from.
Buy Tickets to Khanom
Use the Search Box below to buy tickets from Bangkok to Khanom.
- For flights from Bangkok to Surat Thani, change the destination to “Surat Thani”.
- Check availability of minivan services from Surat Thani to Khanom.
Bangkok Southern Bus Terminal
Sri Suthep Tour and Sappaisal bus services to Khanom depart from Sai Tai Mai Bus Station, which is Bangkok’s Southern Bus Terminal.
Raja Ferry Bus Stop
Raja Ferry bus services to Khanom depart from outside the Veronica Residence which is near to the Suttisan MRT (metro) station on the Ratchadaphisek Road.
Khanom Bus Stop
Bus services from Bangkok to Khanom terminate at Khanom Bus and Coach Station.
Khanom is an ‘off the beaten track’ beach resort town popular with Thai tourists but less so with foreign visitors. Khanom town itself is small and some distance from the beach, the nearest beach is 2.4 km from Khanom Bus and Coach station which is the arrival point for bus services from Bangkok and minivan services from Surat Thani and Nakhon Si Thammarat. There is no public transport in and around Khanom town so you need to either rent your own vehicle or rely on local taxis, probably provided by whichever resort you are staying at. This is not a problem for Thai tourists who tend to have their own car or motorbike but it makes the area less accessible for foreign visitors.
If you can overcome the issue with transport, and a lower level of amenities and Western food than other resort areas such as Koh Samui, Khanom is a wonderful place. The coast line near Khanom features 4 unspoiled beaches, the longest of which is a 9 km stretch of white sand. There is accommodation on the beach to suit all tastes and all budgets from fancy hotels with spas to basic beach bungalows. Because of the length of the beaches the accommodation is in clusters but not packed tightly together. There are a few bars, the Jambay Bar being the liveliest, and a few independent restaurants. Khanom is not busy like Koh Phangan or Koh Samui and doesn’t really have a lot of nightlife or a large ex-pat scene. The local people in the area tend to be friendly and polite because their attitude is yet to become hardened by an influx of tourists upsetting the local way of life. All in all this is a pleasant place that will suit visitors after a different kind of beach holiday, and better value for money.