By bus and connecting minivan service it takes around 16 hours to travel from Bangkok to Khao Sok National Park. It’s faster to fly from Bangkok to Surat Thani and then take a connecting minivan service to Khao Sok National Park, but twice as expensive.
Bus Times from Bangkok to Khao Sok National Park
There are currently 2 direct bus services a day from Bangkok to Khao Sok National Park available to book online.
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- The first part of the journey from Bangkok to Surat Thani City is by VIP bus with on board toilet and reclining seats.
- The second part of the journey from Surat Thani City to Khao Sok National Park is by minivan.
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Montanatip Bangkok Bus Stop
- Montanatip bus services from Bangkok to Khao Sok National Park depart from the Montanatip Bus Stop at 70-6 Thanon Tani, Khwaeng Talat Yot, Khet Phra Nakhon, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10200.
Montanatip Khao Sok Bus Stop
- Montanatip bus services from Bangkok to Khao Sok National Park terminate at Khao Sok Van Station which is on the junction to the approach road to the entrance to the national park.
About Travel to Khao Sok National Park
Khao Sok National Park is one of the most popular and interesting of Thailand’s 102 National Parks. Khao Sok National Park covers an area of 739 square kilometres, of which 165 square kilometres is taken up by the man made Cheow Lan Lake. Khao Sok National Park is bordered by two other national parks of similar size creating a wildness area large enough to sustain a wide range of animal life including wild elephants, leopards, bears and even a few tigers. The range of plant and tree life, not to mention insects, fish and reptiles, is equally diverse. The park also has hills ranging in height up to 950 metres above sea level making the interior of park inaccessible except on foot.
There are two entrances to Khao Sok National Park. The direct bus service from Bangkok takes visitors to the Western entrance to the park. This is the side of the park to head towards for trekking. From the visitors centre near the entrance there is a canopy walk, zip lines and 9 easy sign posted walking trails, all of which take visitors to waterfalls or viewpoints. For longer treks, particularly overnight stays, we recommend hiring a guide or going on an organised tour as it is very easy to get lost in the jungle. The other entrance to Khao Sok National Park, the Eastern entrance, is Ratchaprapha Marina on Cheow Lan Lake. From Ratchaprapha Marina you can hire a small wooden motorboat to take you on a tour of the park via the lake or one of the many floating bungalow resorts, most of which have no electric but plenty of canoes and rubber rings to use. The floating bungalow resorts also all provide food and drinks, mostly for a very reasonable price.