By minivan the journey from Surat Thani to Khao Sok National Park is scheduled to take between 2 hours and 2 hours 30 minutes depending upon where you start your journey.
Bus Timetable: Surat Thani to Khao Sok
- Click on the Surat Thani – Khao Sok link in the timetable below for more information and to buy tickets.
Bus Stop in Surat Thani
Minivan services to Khao Sok depart from three locations in Surat Thani: Surat Thani International Airport, Surat Thani Train Station and Surat Thani Town.
Arrival in Khao Sok
Minivan services from Surat Thani terminate at Khao Sok Minivan Station.
About Khao Sok National Park
Khao Sok National Park covers an area of 739 square kilometres, of which the man made Cheow Lan Lake occupies 165 square kilometres. The part of the park which is not under water is pristine rain forest with hills, the highest of which is 950 metres above sea level. From the lake you can see jagged karst hills reminiscent of Ha Long Bay in Vietnam. The park is home to a wide range of fish, plant life, bird, insects, reptiles and mammals. There are tigers in the park although you are unlikely to see these elusive creatures you may hear them at night if you stay in the park.
Khao Sok National Park is one of the more popular nature reserves in Thailand for tourists because the large lake makes it very accessible. You can travel deep into the park by boat rather than walking for days through the jungle, and you can also stay overnight at floating bungalows within the park. Kayaking, swimming and fishing are popular activities for visitors to the park. Trekking is also a popular activity and the only way to access the park’s many waterfalls and to see the most famous plant in the park, which is the rafflesia whose flowers can grow up to 1 metre in width.