Surat Thani to Khao Sok National Park

There are three departure points for direct services from Surat Thani to Khao Sok National Park: (1) Surat Thani Airport (2) Surat Thani Train Station and (3) Surat Thani City.

Bus Times from Surat Thani to Khao Sok National Park


  • Please note: The services shaded in grey are not currently operating.
Departure PointTicket PriceTravel Time
Surat Thani City฿ 280 to 3002 hrs 30 min to 2 hrs 40 min
Surat Thani Airport฿ 3502 hrs 15 min
Surat Thani Train Station฿ 260 to 2801 hr 45 min to 2 hrs 10 min

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Monkeys in Khao Sok National Park
Monkeys in Khao Sok National Park

Option 1: Surat Thani City to Khao Sok


There are currently 13 departures per day from Surat Thani City to Khao Sok National Park. Phantip 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.

Surat Thani CityKhao SokTicketCompany
06:4009:20฿ 280465 Surat Thani Phuket Transport
07:3010:00฿ 300Phantip
08:3011:00฿ 300Phantip
09:3012:00฿ 300Phantip
09:4012:20฿ 280465 Surat Thani Phuket Transport
11:3014:00฿ 300Phantip
12:3015:00฿ 300Phantip
13:3016:00฿ 300Phantip
13:4516:20฿ 280465 Surat Thani Phuket Transport
14:3017:00฿ 300Phantip
15:3018:00฿ 300Phantip
16:3019:00฿ 300Phantip
17:3020:00฿ 300Phantip
  • Location of Departure Point in Surat Thani Town Phantip services to Khao Sok National Park:

Google Map of Surat Thani Phantip Office

  • Location of Arrival Point in Khao Sok National Park (all services):

Google Map of Khao Sok minivan station

Option 2: Surat Thani Airport to Khao Sok


  • Please note: Please note that these services are not currently operating.

Option 3: Surat Thani Train Station to Khao Sok


There are currently 4 direct connections per day from Surat Thani Train Station to Khao Sok National Park. Minivan and bus services to Khao Sok depart from the car park to the left hand side as you exit from the main train station building. There are a row of small cafes facing this car park.

Surat Thani StationKhao SokTicketCompany
07:2009:20฿ 280465 Surat Thani Phuket Transport
09:2011:20฿ 280465 Surat Thani Phuket Transport
09:3011:15฿ 300Phantip
10:2012:30฿ 280465 Surat Thani Phuket Transport
  • Location of Surat Thani Train Station:

Google Map of Surat Thani Train Station

Route from Surat Thani to Khao Sok


  • 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.

Cheow Larn Lake at Khao Sok National Park
Cheow Larn Lake at Khao Sok National Park

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
Bungalows at Khao Sok Paradise Resort

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