By bus the journey from Khao Sok National Park to Bangkok takes 13 to 14 hours. The alternative to travelling the whole way by bus is to travel by road to Surat Thani to board a flight to Bangkok.
Bus times from Khao Sok to Bangkok
There is currently 1 direct service a day from Khao Sok National Park to Bangkok available to book online.
- This service terminates at a bus stop near the popular Khao San Road in Bangkok.
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Khao Sok Bus Stop
- Montanatip services from Khao Sok National Park to Bangkok depart from the Phantip Minivan Station near the turning from the main road (Road 401) to the Khao Sak National Park visitors centre.
Bangkok Bus Stop
- Montanatip services from Khao Sok National Park to Bangkok terminate in front of the Montanatip Tour and Travel office, 22 Tani, Talat Yot, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200.
About Travel to Bangkok
Montanatip bus services from Khao Sok to Bangkok terminate near the western end of the Tani Road, only 400 metres walking distance from the famous Khao San Road. This part of Bangkok, known as Talat Yot, is very popular with foreign visitors to Bangkok for a number of reasons. Although Talat Yot is not as a cheap as it once was, the area still has one of the highest concentrations of budget hotels and inexpensive restaurants and foodstalls anywhere in Bangkok. It also has lots of bars and nightclubs. Talat Yot is less well known, however, for its interesting tourist attractions. Because Talat Yot is so close to the city’s most famous tourist attractions, such the Grand Palace and Wat Po, visitors staying in Talat Yot often overlook the things to see a short walk for their hotel.
Three of the most interesting places in Talat Yot area of Bangkok are also completely free to visit:
- Wat Chana Songkhram: Wat Chana Songkhram is a Buddhist temple near the western end of the Khao San Road. The temple was constructed in the 15th or 16th Century, but became famous in the last decade of the 18th Century under the patronage of King Rama I. The temple is closely associated with 3 major victories over the Burmese from 1785 to 1787 securing Thailand’s independence, and the name of the temple means ‘Temple of the Great Victory’.
- Wat Bowonniwet: Wat Bowonniwet is a very important Buddhist temple. As well as being highly ornate inside, Wat Bowonniwet is a Royally sponsored temple and several future kings of Thailand have been ordained as monks at Wat Bowonniwet.
- Phra Sumen Fort: The Phra Sumen Fort is one of 14 defensive forts that were constructed along the river in Bangkok in the late 18th Century. You can go inside this 300 year old fort for a look around without needing to buy a ticket or to queue.
If after arriving in Bangkok you decide to move on to another area straight away then you have three options for travel via transport: taxi or tuk-tuk, local bus or river ferry. None of Bangkok’s modern and fast rapid public transport system is currently connected to this part of Bangkok and to make things even more difficult taxis and tuk tuks operating in the Khao San Road are notorious for insisting on charging high fixed prices. This is illegal, and the Thai Government is trying to stop it happening, but many drivers still do it anyway.
A cheaper, and more interesting way from the Khao San Road area to other parts of Bangkok is take either a river ferry or a local bus to the nearest BTS (overhead railway) or MRT (subway) station and to continue your journey via either of these two rapid suburban railway networks.
The easiest option for travel by bus is to take bus numbers 15, 47, and 49 from the nearby Ratchadamnoen Klang Road to Siam Square to reach National Stadium BTS station. Alternatively, to travel by riverboat you need to walk 750 metres to the Phra Athit Chao Phraya Express Boat Pier. From there you take a ferry heading south Silom Chao Phraya Express Boat Pier and walk a short way to Saphan Taksin BTS station, or leave the boat at an ealier pier (Marine Department Pier) and walk to Bangkok Railway Station.