By bus the journey from Krabi to Khao Sok is scheduled to take 4 hours.
Bus Timetable: Krabi to Khao Sok
- Click on the Krabi – Khao Sok link in the timetable below for more information and to buy tickets.
|Krabi - Khao Sok ฿ 350 4h|
|Krabi - Khao Sok ฿ 350–400 3h 50m – 4h 30m|
Departure from Krabi
Bus services to Khao Sok depart from the Krabi Sea Pearl Travel office, Utarakit Rd, Pak Nam, Mueang Krabi District, Krabi 81000.
Arrival in Khao Sok
Bus services from Krabi to Khao Sok arrive into Phantip Khao Sok Minivan office, Khlong Sok, Phanom District, Surat Thani 84250.
Khao Sok National Park
Khao Sok National Park, covering 739 square kilometres, is the largest of 7 national parks in Southern Thailand which together form a massive forest complex of over 3,500 square kilometres. This colossal tract of forest is big enough to support a tremendous range of plants, trees and wildlife including wild populations of larger mammals such as tigers, elephants, tapir and even bears. The forest of which the Khao Sok is part is thought to have existed for 160 millions and some species that live in the forest, such as the world’s only known swimming centipede, are thought to be entirely unique. Visitors may not see the very rarest of the creatures living in the park, which most likely have only survived poachers by staying hidden in the dense jungle, but they will encounter monkeys, colourful insects like the huge Atlas month, and see a fantastic range of range and species of flowers.
Khao Sok is the most easily accessible of Southern Thailand’s national parks. At the western end of the park there is a visitor’s centre with trails leading off in all directions. You need a guide or to go on a tour for some of the longest treks into the forest, which contains steep hills, caves and waterfalls. Alternatively, you can enter the park at the western end and travel by wooden boat on the massive man made Cheow Lan Lake which covers an area of 165 square kilometres which was once largely forest.