The easiest and fastest way to travel from Koh Phangan to Khao Sok National Park is to take a joint ferry and bus service. The slower alternative is to take a ferry and bus to Surat Thani City and a minivan to Khao Sok from there.
Bus times from Koh Phangan to Khao Sok
There are currently 2 direct ferry and bus services a day from Koh Phangan to Khao Sok National Park.
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The first section of the journey is a sea crossing to the mainland ferry port of Donsak. From Donsak the second section of the journey is by minivan to Khao Sok National Park. The distance from the ferry port to Khao Sok National Park is 192 km which takes around 2 hours 31 minutes to drive.
Independent Travel from Koh Phangan to Khao Sok
Alternatively, you can take a ferry to the mainland, a bus into Surat Thani town centre, and then take a minivan from there. Travelling independently is around 180 THB cheaper per person than taking a direct service, but the total journey time is normally 2 to 3 hours longer.
Thong Sala Ferry Pier
- Travel services from Koh Phangan to Khao Sok National Park depart from Thong Sala Pier in Koh Phangan.
Khao Sok Bus Stop
- Services from Koh Phangan to Khao Sok National Park terminate at Khao Sok Van Station, which is near to the entrance to the National Park.
About Khao Sok National Park
Khao Sok is one of Thailand’s newest National Parks having been set aside by the Thai Government as a conservation area in 1980. The Park covers an area of dense pristine tropical jungle measuring approximately 793 sq km. The jungle is considered to be one of the oldest tropical rain forests in the world dating back more than 150 million years.
There is an abundance of wildlife in this park including the world’s largest flower, the rafflesia, clouded leopards, tigers, the Malaysian sun bear, and an amazing range of bird life such as kingfishers, crested serpent eagles and the ashy drongo, whose distinctive call adds something magical when combined with the early morning mist over the forest canopy. This abundance of wild flora and fauna has been encouraged by the creation of the giant made Cheow Larn Lake. The lake feeds into the Sok River, which is the principle transport route into the deep jungle. Unlike many other jungle areas in South East Asia, the Khao Sok National Park is accessible to day trippers and older tourists who can experience the jungle from the comfort of a river boat before returning to a good quality hotel or resort later in the same evening. The options of jungle trekking and staying in bungalows within the park itself are also available to the more adventurous traveller content to do without creature comforts (or electricity) or a few days.
Morning Mist Resort
For an inexpensive bungalow with mountain and river views try the Morning Mist Resort on the edge of the Khao Sok National Park. As well as great views and pleasant bungalows, this resort also has a swimming pool, a bar and restaurant. The Morning Mist Resort is great place to relax after a day in the jungle.