How to Travel from Surat Thani to Khao Sok National Park

There are three departure points from where you can directly from Surat Thani to Khao Sok National Park: (1) Surat Thani Airport (2) Surat Thani Train Station and (3) Surat Thani City All three services are provided by the reliable and long running Phantip Travel Company.



Travel Services from Surat Thani to Khao Sok National Park


Departure Point Ticket Price Travel Time
Surat Thani Airport 300 THB 2 hrs 00 min
Surat Thani Train Station 300 THB 2 hrs 00 min
Surat Thani Town 250 THB 2 hrs 30 min

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Option 1: Surat Thani Airport to Khao Sok National Park


There are 5 direct connections per day from Surat Thani Airport to Khao Sok National Park. The service is by minivan which departs from in front of the main entrance of Surat Thani Airport.

  • Service: Minivan service direct to Khao Sok National Park.
  • Journey Time: 2 hours.
  • Travel Times and Ticket Prices from Surat Thani Airport to Khao Sok National Park:
Surat Thani Khao Sok Ticket
08:15 10:15  300 THB
10:15 12:15 300 THB
12:15 14:15 300 THB
14:15 16:15 300 THB
16:15 18:15 300 THB
  • Location of Arrival Point in Khao Sok National Park (all services):


Option 2: Surat Thani Train Station to Khao Sok National Park


There are two direct connections per day from Surat Thani Train Station to Khao Sok National Park. Minivan services to Khao Sok depart from the car park to the left hand side as you exit from main train station building. There is a row of small cafes facing this car park. 

  • Service: Minivan service direct to Khao Sok National Park.
  • Journey Time: 2 hours.
  • Travel Times from Surat Thani Train Station to Khao Sok National Park:
Surat Thani Khao Sok Ticket
07:00 09:00 300 THB
09:30 11:30 300 THB
  • Location of Surat Thani Train Station:


Option 3: Surat Thani Town to Khao Sok National Park


There are 9 departures per day from Surat Thani Town to Khao Sok National Park. These minivan services depart from in front of the Phantip Travel Office on the Talad Mai Road near to the city centre bus station. Before catching your bus check in at the counter inside the Phantip Travel Office building 30 minutes before departure time.

  • Service: Minivan service direct to Khao Sok National Park.
  • Journey Time: 1 hours 30 minutes.
  • Travel Times and Ticket Prices from Surat Thani Town to Khao Sok National Park:
Surat Thani Khao Sok Ticket
08:30 11:00 250 THB
09:30 12:00 250 THB
10:30 13:00 250 THB
11:30 14:00 250 THB
12:30 15:00 250 THB
13:30 16:00 250 THB
14:30 17:00 250 THB
15:30 18:00 250 THB
16:30 19:00 250 THB
  • Location of Departure Point in Surat Thani Town For Minivan Services to Khao Sok National Park:


Route Map from Surat Thani Town to Khao Sok National Park


  • Distance from Surat Thani Town to Khao Sok National Park: 119 Kilometres
  • Travel time from Surat Thani Town to Surat Thani Town: 1 hour 52 minutes


About Khao Sok National Park


Khao Sok is a National Park created in 1980 covering an area of approximately 793 km. The park consists of dense pristine tropical jungle, limestone karst rock formations, the giant man made Cheow Larn Lake fed by the Sok River, and a wide range of plants, trees and wildlife including the world’s largest flower, the rafflesia, the Malaysian sun bear, clouded leopards and tigers. Khao Sok is also a paradise for bird spotters with kingfishers, crested serpent eagles and the ashy drongo, along with a range of other birds, all resident in the National Park. What, however, makes the Khao Sok National Park so popular is that the isolated interior is accessible by river well beyond where the road stops. Popular activities in the Khao Sok National Park include canoeing, fishing, jungle trekking and elephant rides along the jungle trails.



Khao Sok Paradise Resort


For somewhere excellent to stay in the Khao Sok National Park we recommend the Khao Sok Paradise Resort, which is a medium priced bungalow resort on the edge of the jungle. The Khao Sok Paradise Resort is a 1.1 km (13 minute) walk from the drop off point for minivan services from Surat Thani and even closer is you ask the minivan driver to drop you by the turning to the resort on the way.

Bungalows at Khao Sok Paradise Resort


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