Thai National Parks

Khao Sok National Park

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Private taxi/minivan options

Khao Sok to/from Surat Thani, Phuket, Krabi, Ao Nang & Khao Lak

Private Tour - Taxi service to Khao Sok National Park headquarters or Cheow Lan Lake from Phuket, Krabi, Surat Thani and other popular towns.

From 1,500 - 4,000 Baht

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Via tour operators

If you are staying in Phuket, Krabi, Surat Thani and other locations around; While booking tours in Khao Sok National Park, it is possible to book a private pick-up by taxi or minivan from your hotel to the park. To get more details, please send an inquiry for one of the tour packages.

Phuket to Khao Sok | Khao Lak to Khao Sok

There is a bus service (approximately one bus per hour; the last one starts from Phuket around 14:00). Transit time is 4 hr from Phuket and 2 hr from Khao Lak (including a 20 min stop in Takua Pa that you may use to visit the local market).

Surat Thani to Khao Sok

Air-con public bus from Surat Thani runs every hour, passing the Surat Thani Train Station (at Phun Phin) 15 min later (so first bus from here is at 07:15). Tickets can be purchased at the Surat Thani Bus Station located at Talat Mai 31 or at a stall on the train station's bus stop. Transit time is around 2 hours. Price is 120 baht. There should also be a minibus service departing every hour from 07:30 to 17:30 but the last one can be cancelled. The public bus is comfortable and more reliable.

Surat Thani Airport to Khao Sok

Apart from the relatively cheap private taxi service offered from this website, there are several public transfer options from the airport straight to the park. Ticket vendors inside the main hall arranges shared minivan services to Khao Sok "bus station" (a open space at the main road). For an additional charge you can be dropped off at your hotel, typically around 50 Baht more. Sometimes, direct minivans are not available, the option would be to take a minivan to Surat Thani, the driver would drop off at appropriate place for minivans operating west passing by Khao Sok.

Krabi to Khao Sok

There is only one minibus per day. From Krabi at about 11:00 and from Khao Sok at 08:30, 10:00, 12:00 (Dec 2013). Transit time is 2-3 hr. Make sure to ask the driver before to drop you off at the street in Krabi where you want to go, otherwise the minibus from Khao Sok may not go to Krabi town or Krabi's Talat Kao Bus Station and drop you off at a makeshift "Minibus Station" a few kilometres out of Krabi town from where to get somewhere useful is via one of the taxis waiting there.

Bangkok to Khao Sok

By plane: Surat Thani airport is the nearest one but you can also choose Phuket airport. By train: Surat Thani train station is the nearest one. Be careful: the southern line is very busy, advance booking is highly recommended. By night bus: There is only one night bus per day stopping at Khao Sok. In Bangkok, it seems that the only way to book and buy it is to go directly to the southern bus station in Bangkok (booking any other night bus sold by agencies is not recommended). In Khao Sok, it is possible to book and buy it in the local agency or at your hotel (ask for the real VIP bus, direct from Khao Sok to Bangkok).

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Below we are listing few recommended or popular hotels (not necessarily recommended).

These hotels are either near the HQ area or nearby Cheow Lan Lake Pier. Bear in mind that the hotels in HQ area are about 60-65 km from Cheow Lan Lake Pier.

The ones nearby Cheow Lan Lake Pier are; Baan Suan Hill Resort (~3 km), Baandin Chiewlarn Resort (~4 km), Belong Jin The Dam Resort (~4.7 km) and Bansuanphutarn (~7 km).

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