Surat Thani Airport to Ratchaprapha Dam

The journey from Surat Thani Airport to Ratchaprapha Dam takes only 1 hour 30 minutes from the airport to Ratchaprapha Dam from where there are great views over Cheow Lan Lake (which is located in the Khao Sok National Park) and the departure point for longtail boats tours around Cheow Lan Lake.

Bus Times from Surat Thani Airport to Ratchaprapha Dam

There are 6 direct minivan services a day from Surat Thani Airport to Ratchaprapha Dam.

Surat Thani AirportRatchaprapha DamCostCompany
09:3011:00฿ 350Phantip Travel
10:3012:00฿ 350Phantip Travel
11:3013:00฿ 350Phantip Travel
12:3014:00฿ 350Phantip Travel
13:3015:00฿ 350Phantip Travel
14:3016:00฿ 350Phantip Travel
15:3017:00฿ 350Phantip Travel
16:3018:00฿ 350Phantip Travel

Minivan services to Ratchaprapha Dam depart from in front of the arrival hall at Surat Thani Airport. After collecting your luggage and clearing customs exit from the arrival hall on the ground floor of the airport via the nearest set of doors. In front of the airport you will see a desk with staff from Phantip Travel waiting to check in passengers. Approach the desk and present your booking voucher (you can book via the Search Box below) and the staff will give you instructions on where to board your minivan.

Buy Tickets from Surat Thani Airport to Ratchaprapha Dam

Use the Search Box below to buy your tickets on the bus from Surat Thani Airport to Ratchaprapha Dam.

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After booking you will be sent an electronic booking voucher which you should print out and bring with you to present as you board the minivan.

Cheow Lan Lake was created by the Ratchaprapha Dam
Cheow Lan Lake was created by the Ratchaprapha Dam

Ratchaprapha Dam Bus Stop

The arrival point for the minivan services from Surat Thani Airport is adjacent to Ratchaprapha Pier, from where boat tours around Cheow Lan Lake frequently depart.

Google Map of Phantip Ratchaprapha Pier Minivan stop

About Travel To Ratchaprapha Dam

Ratchaprapha Dam is located 64.3 km from Surat Thani Airport. This is a relatively short journey. The arrival point is a car park very close the pier where tour boats around Cheow Lan Lake depart. The rate for a 2 to 3 hour trip around the lake on a motorised wooden longtail boat, which can seat 6 passenger plus the driver, is between 1,800 and 2,000 THB.

If you are travelling on your own or with only one other person you may want to try to talk to other people at the pier about sharing a boat to save money. You should also visit the viewpoint on top of the dam, which is 2.3 km away from the Phantip Travel minivan station. There are normally taxi services available at the pier which you can use to travel to the viewpoint.

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