Cheow Lan Lake to Phuket Airport

There is a direct minivan service from Ratchaprapha Pier on Cheow Lan Lake in Khao Sok National Park to Phuket International Airport available to book online. The journey is scheduled to take 3 hours 20 minutes.

Bus times from Cheow Lan Lake to Phuket Airport


There are currently 1 direct shared minivan service a day from Cheow Lan Lake to Phuket Airport available to book online.

Cheow Lan LakePhuket AirportTicketCompany
17:0020:20฿ 1,300Call Me Taxi
  • Call Me Taxi uses a 10 seat minivan on this route.

Buy tickets from Cheow Lan Lake to Phuket Airport


Use the Search Box below to book your tickets from Cheow Lan Lake to Phuket Airport.

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  • There is a 20 kg suitcase, and 1 carry on bag, luggage limit on the Call Me Taxi service.
Cheow Lan Lake in Khao Sok National Park
Cheow Lan Lake in Khao Sok National Park

About Travel to Phuket Airport


There are three ways to travel by public transport from the ferry pier at Cheow Lan Lake to Phuket Airport.

Travel by Taxi

The fastest option is to travel by taxi. By taxi the journey from Cheow Lan Lake to Phuket Airport is scheduled to take from 2 hours 30 minutes to 3 hours. Using the Search Box above you can book a private taxi from Cheow Lan Lake to Phuket Airport costing from between 3,000 and 4,000 THB.

For groups of three or more taking a private taxi is the same cost, or slightly cheaper, than taking a shared minivan, and also more comfortable as you get to decide when to depart and also where and how often you stop on route for a comfort breaks.

  • Location of Cheow Lan Lake Departure Point:

Google Map of Cheow Lan Lake Bus Stop

Travel by Local Bus

The cheapest, but slowest, way to travel from Cheow Lan Lake to Phuket Airport is to travel by local bus services. The journey takes a long time because you need to do it in 3 stages, travelling initially in the wrong direction via Surat Thani City:

  1. Minivan from the ferry pier at Cheow Lan Lake to Surat Thani City (1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours)
  2. Bus or minivan from Surat Thani City to Phuket Town (4 hours 30 minutes to 6 hours)
  3. Government bus from Phuket Town to Phuket Airport (1 hour 30 minutes)

In total the journey by local bus or minivan services from Cheow Lan Lake to Phuket Airport takes from at least 7 hours 30 minutes to 9 hours 30 minutes, not including the time you wait for the various bus or minivan services to depart. The total cost of travel by local bus from Cheow Lan Lake to Phuket Airport is around 800 THB per person.

  • Location of Phuket Airport International Terminal:

Google Map of Phuket Airport International Terminal

Travel by Shared Minivan from Cheow Lan Lake to Phuket Airport

The direct minivan service with Call Me Taxi from Cheow Lan Lake to Phuket Airport is scheduled to take 3 hours 10 minutes to complete the journey.

This service takes the slower of two possible routes from Cheow Lan Lake to Phuket Airport, which is road that travel around the northern boundary of the Khlong Phanom National Park. The total distance travelled is 192 km. The reason this minivan takes this slightly slower route is that it picks up passengers in Khao Lak, which is a coastal resort area on the West Coast of Thailand.

The scenery on the route the Call Me Taxi minivan service takes from Cheow Lan Lake to Phuket Airport is very good, and it’s worth taking the slightly less direct to see it.

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