Travel from Phuket to Khao Lak

By bus the journey from Phuket to Khao Lak is scheduled to take 2 hours 30 minutes.

Bus Times from Phuket to Khao Lak

There are currently 3 bus services a day from Phuket to Khao Lak available to book online.

Phuket TownKhao LakCompanyTicket
07:3010:00465 Surat Thani Phuket Transport260 THB
09:3012:00465 Surat Thani Phuket Transport260 THB
13:4016:10465 Surat Thani Phuket Transport260 THB

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The services from Phuket Town and Patong include the cost of a taxi transfer from your hotel to join the minivan service.

Phuket Bus Stop

Bus services from Phuket to Khao Lak depart from Phuket Bus Terminal 2.

Google Map of Phuket Bus Terminal 2

Khao Lak Bus Stop

465 Surat Thani Phuket Transport bus services from Phuket to Khao Lak terminate at Khao Lak Nang Thong Center near the Ten Star Restaurant.

Google Map of the Khao Lak Nang Thong Center near the Ten Star Restaurant

About travel to Khao Lak

Khao Lak is a low key beach resort destination which is popular with families and older visitors. The distance from a major airport, the closest of which is Phuket Airport over 80 km south, has meant that this fantastic part of Thailand hasn’t become as developed as other holiday locations such as Phuket or Koh Samui.

Reasons to Visit Khao Lak

Khao Lak has a lot going for it, in particular the 20 km of beaches along its coastline, most of which has fine white sand and is safe for swimming. Khao Lak also has a small national park, Khao Lak-Lam Ru National Park, which is well worth visiting for a walk along well marked trails to waterfalls and viewpoints. In addition, from Khao Lak you can easily access the Similan Islands which have the best diving and snorkelling sites in Thailand.

Beach front in Khao Lak
Beach front in Khao Lak
Where to Stay in Khao Lak

Khao Lak is collective name for a stretch of small settlements running about 20 km along a major coastal road. There are three main towns, the largest of which is Bang La On. There is little in the way of public transport in Khao Lak, so you need to hire a vehicle, book a tour, or take a taxi to get around.

Visitors to Khao Lak

The people who come to stay in Khao Lak tend not to be backpackers and whilst maybe doing a couple of outings during their stay most visitors to Khao Lak are content to relax on the beach near their resort and venture out to eat and drink near to where they are staying, which is what a lot of holiday makers want for 2 week break from their normal working life back in a big city. Khao Lak attracts a fairly steady stream of Thai tourists from Bangkok on long weekend breaks.

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