By bus or minivan the journey from Surat Thani City Centre to Khao Sok National Park is scheduled to take from 2 hours 10 minutes to 2 hours 30 minutes depending upon which service you take.
Bus Times from Surat Thani to Khao Sok National Park
There are currently 14 services a day from Surat Thani to Khao Sok National Park available to book online.
|Surat Thani||Khao Sok||Ticket||Company|
|06:40||09:10||280 THB||465 Surat Thani Phuket Transport|
|09:40||12:10||280 THB||465 Surat Thani Phuket Transport|
|14:00||16:10||280 THB||465 Surat Thani Phuket Transport|
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- Passengers have a baggage allowance of 20 kg per person and a single item of hand luggage.
Departure from Surat Thani
Phantip services from Surat Thani to Khao Sok National Park depart from the Phantip office in Surat Thani City, 293/6-8 Talad Mai Road.
Arrival in Khao Sok National Park
Phantip services from Surat Thani to Khao Sok National Park terminate at the Phantip Khao Sok Minivan Office.
About Travel to Khao Sok National Park
There are two entrances to Khao Sok National Park.
Western Entrance to the Park
The Phantip minivan services list above all travel to the Western Entrance which is where the National Headquarters is located.
For trekking and camping inside the park the Western Entrance is the best one. There are waterfalls and a canopy walkway you can reach on foot from Western Entrance and there are guided walks you can take to see some of the park’s famous flora and fauna. You can do unguided walks but you risk getting lost and for safety we recommend using the services of a competent guide.
Eastern Entrance to the Park
You can also travel with the same company by minivan to the Eastern Entrance to the park, which is a tour boat pier on Cheow Lan Lake. Deciding between which of the two entrances you want to use depends on what you are interested in doing whilst you are in the national park.
Cheow Lan Lake
The Eastern Entrance to Khao Sok National Park is Ratchaprapha Marina near the massive Ratchaprapha Dam on the man made Cheow Lan Lake. Cheow Lan Lake has a surface area of over 185 square kilometres. Wooden longtail boats with a driver can be hired at the marina for between 1,800 and 2,000 THB for 2 to 3 hour trip around part of the lake. The boats seat 6 so if you are travelling alone or with one or other person you can save money by joining other people on a boat tour. A popular option for visitors to the park is to stay overnight in a floating bungalow on the lake. If you plan to do the same then to reach the bungalow you will need to take a boat from Ratchaprapha Marina.