Transport information to Khao Sok National Park

Getting to Khao Sok is easy! The best way to do it is to book a tour from our recommended tours and use the free transfers as included in the tours on offer. Joint transfers to/from Khao Sok National park via the major southern tourist destinations are available including Phuket, Khao Lak, Krabi, Koh Samui, Khanorm and Surat Thani.

How to get to these pick up locations?

Airport Transfers:

You can fly into any of the following airports with connecting flights via Bangkok and some direct flights from overseas into Phuket and Krabi:

Surat Thani
If travelling from Bangkok we would recommend flying into Surat Thani Airport (URT) on flight TG2251, arriving at 9:40 am. Arriving on this flight will mean that if you head directly to Khao Sok you should arrive well in time for midday and lunch! This giver you plenty of opportunity to undertake some activities in and around Khao Sok in the afternoon of your first day without being tired from an early flight. Surat Thani is also the closest airport to Khao Sok and the most stress free due to its small size and relaxed vibe. Let the adventure begin!

With the most frequent flights, Phuket airport is the easiest option. There are even direct overseas flights from Europe and Australia into Phuket Airport making it the perfect arrival point for your trip to Khao Sok. You can either (if travelling from Bangkok) fly down on the TG 201 operated by Thai Airways or WE201 operated by Thai Smile arriving in Phuket and head straight to Khao Sok or spend a night at one of the beaches on Phuket before starting your Khao Sok adventure the following morning. As drive times from Phuket to Khao Sok are in the region of 3 / 4 hours depending on where you stay we would recommend at least one night in Phuket if you are travelling directly from overseas to recover from the jet lag and get the most from your experience at Khao Sok.

Transfer map of Urat Thani

There are regular flights from Bangkok to Krabi and also some international flights direct into Krabi from locations such as Singapore and Australia. Similar to Phuket airport but on a smaller scale our recommendations for Krabi airport would be the same. Arrive early to make it in time for some afternoon adventure in Khao Sok or spend the night at Ao Phra Nang beach and start your adventure in the morning the following day!

Koh Samui
Koh Samui also has an airport with frequent flights every day of the week and is not that far from Khao Sok national park, in fact it is in the same province even though Samui is an island! You can catch a ferry from Koh Samui to the mainland and Donsak pier for further transfers by minibus or coach through to Khao Sok. The ferry transfer also makes for a nice addition to the beautiful road transfer through to Khao Sok.


Surat Thani’s Phun Pin train station is accessible via overnight train from Bangkok’s Hualanphong Station. Trains normally arrive in the early morning, approximately 07:21. We would recommend the first class carriages as lower class standard tickets can get over crowded and with first class you will have a bunk to sleep. Our recommended tours include free pick up at 08:00 from Surat thani’s Phun Pin station every day!

From – ToDepartArrivalPrice (THB)Train NumberType
Bangkok – Surat Thani18:3006:23am107 – 728167Rapid
Bangkok – Surat Thani19:3007:06am107 – 183985Express
Bangkok – Surat Thani22:5008:05am107 – 57839 and 41Special Express


Please note that in all of our recommended tours pickups and drop offs from and to the below mentioned destinations are included! Pick up times will be confirmed upon booking.

From:To:One Way Transfer, Price per car
Return Transfer, Price per car
PhuketKhao Sok4,500 / 1369,000 / 272
KrabiKhao Sok4,500 / 1369,000 / 272
Surat ThaniKhao Sok3,500 / 1067,000 / 212
Koh SamuiKhao Sok5,500 / 16611,000 /333
Don Sak PierKhao Sok4,500 / 1369,000 / 272


Tickets can be bought trough most travel agents or directly at the bus station. It’s advisable to book the ticket a few days ahead of departure. All Prices are in THB.

From – ToDepartDurationDescriptionPrice (THB)Contact
Surat Thani – Khao Sok07:00am1-2 hoursEvery hour until 14.0080077 200032
Phuket – Khao Sok07:30am5-6 hoursDepartures 7.30am, 8.20am, 11.00am, 12.20 and 13.30180076 211977
Bangkok – Surat Thani10:50am10 hoursSeveral buses with varying standards from multiple bus stations each dayStart from 42002 4347192


Please note that in all our recommended tours, transfers to and from Koh Samui including the ferry ticket are included in the price. For guests coming from or going to Koh Phangan, pick up and/or drop off will be at Don Sak Pier.

Tickets can be bought trough most travel agents or directly at the bus station. It’s advisable to book the ticket a few days ahead of departure. All Prices are in THB.

From – ToDepartDurationDescriptionPrice (THB)Company
Samui – Don Sak Pier5.00am1.5 hoursEvery hour untill
Koh Phangan – Don Sak Pier5.00am2.30 hoursDepartures 5am, 7am, 11am, 1pm,