How to get from PHUKET to KHAO SOK?

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How do you get from Phuket to Khao Sok National Park? You can get there by minivan/bus or private car or taxi.

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    • Khao Sok National Park – Thai national park in the south of the country. The data on the area of ​​738 km² itself says little about the richness of the local fauna and flora. Dozens of limestone cliffs rise from the surface of the local Cheow Lan lake, which was created after the construction of the Ratchabrapha dam in 1982. The surrounding rainforest is said to be older and more diverse in species than the forests in the Amazon. This national park is one of the best preserved in Thailand. There are countless plant and animal species, often very rare. In addition to many animals (bears, tapirs, gibbons, wild elephants, etc.), Khao Sok can also be proud of the fact that rare rafflesia kerrii, the stinking plant with the largest flower in the world, grows here. The landscape of Khao Sok National Park is one of the last in Thailand, which provides a suitable environment for large mammals. Khao Sok National Park is mainly about beautiful nature, rocks and hills covered (allegedly) with the oldest evergreen rainforest on Earth, which hides the largest flower in the world – Rafflesia. The ubiquitous forest invites to amazing trips on sporadically marked forest paths. Khao Sok National Park has no airport and there is no railway, so travel by train or plane is not possible. There are 2 ways how you can travel to Khao Sok from Phuket – by minivan/bus or private car or taxi.
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From Phuket to Khao Sok you can travel by minivan/bus or private taxi.

    • Travel distance from Phuket to Khao Sok National Park is only about 160 km by by bus/car. The best and popular and cheap option how to reach Khao Sok National Park is to travel by minivan / minibus. Travel by minivan/bus to Khao Sok from Phuket takes about 3.5-6 hours and bus tickets cost about $25-28/pp. The most fastest travel route is from Phuket International Airport and there are also hotel transfers from Phuket town. Another way how you can travel to Khao Sok is to book your private taxi/car. Travel by private car or taxi from Phuket to Khao Sok costs about $90-150/car (+minivans for 9 passengers). Travel by taxi/car is the fastest option of transfer, it takes about 2.5-4 hours. Private taxi/car departs from Phuket International Airport (the most cheapest option) or from Phuket town. There are various modern cars and fast minivans on the route to Khao Sok. Book and buy tickets or private car/taxi from Phuket to Khao Sok easily online. From Khao Sok National Park you can travel to Krabi – one of the most popular and tourist places in southern Thailand, from Krabi you can take a ferry/boat to Koh Phi Phi or you can travel to Koh Lanta.

How do I get from Phuket to Khao Sok?


1. BUS / MINIVAN from Phuket to Khao Sok

    • from Phuket to Khao Sok National Park you can travel by minivan, van, minibus
    • it is the cheapest way how to get from Phuket to Khao Sok National Park
    • you can depart from Phuket town, Phuket Airport or Phuket Karon Beach
    • bus company from Phuket to Khao Sok: Call Me Taxi
    • travel by minivan/bus from Phuket to Khao Sok National Park costs about $25-28/pp
    • travel by bus/minivan from Phuket to Khao Sok Natinal Park takes about 3.5-6 hours
    • the most fastest travel route is from Phuket Airport
    • you can depart from your hotel and arrive to your hotel/resort in Khao Sok Park (hotel transfers)
    • Book and buy bus/minivan tickets from Phuket to Khao Sok online on 12go.asia icon-external-link-square
    • read carefully the instructions before you book your bus tickets to Khao Sok National Park
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From Phuket to Khao Sok National Park you can get by minivan/minibus (photo: Call Me Taxi minivan, 12go.asia).


2. TAXI / PRIVATE CAR from Phuket to Khao Sok

    • from Phuket to Khao Sok National Park you can book your private car or taxi
    • there ar various modern minibuses, minivans for a group of people, cars or jeeps
    • travel by private car/taxi from Phuket to Khao Sok Park takes about 2.5-4 hours
    • taxi companies to Khao Sok from Phuket: Andaman Taxis, Bangkok Taxi 24, Ramon Transport, Phuket Transfer
    • private taxi/car from Phuket to Khao Sok National Park costs about $90-150 (up to 9 passengers)
    • there is a hotel transfer – you can depart from your hotel and to your hotel in Khao Sok National Park
    • private taxi is the fastest option of transfer to Khao Sok, it is a good way for a group of people
    • Book your private taxi/car from Phuket to Khao Sok Park online on 12go.asia icon-external-link-square
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From Phuket to Khao Sok National Park you can travel by private car/taxi (photo: Bangkok Taxi 24, 12go.asia).


icon-info-circle FAQ + TIPS – Travel route from Phuket to Khao Sok:

How to book tickets or taxi/car from Phuket to Khao Sok?

    • Search and book tickets or taxi/car from Phuket to Khao Sok online on 12go.asia.
    • You can change your departure, arrivel, e.g. Phuket > Surat Thani, Surat Thani > Khao Sok…

How long does it take to travel from Phuket to Khao Sok?

    • Travel by minivan/minibuse from Phuket to Khao Sok National Park takes about 3.5-6 hours.
    • Travel by private taxi/car from Phuket to Khao Sok National Park takes about 2.5-4 hours.

What is the travel distance from Phuket to Khao Sok?

How much does it cost to get from Phuket to Khao Sok?

    • Travel by minivan/minibus from Phuket to Khao Sok costs about $25-28/pp.
    • Travel by private taxi/car from Phuket to Khao Sok costs about $90-150/car.

Is it possible to travel by train from Phuket to Khao Sok?

    • No, there is no railway to Khao Sok National Park from Phuket, it is not possible to travel by train.

Is there a flight from Phuket to Khao Sok?

    • No, there are no flights to Khao Sok National Park from Khao Lak, because there are no airports in these places.

How to travel from Phuket to Khao Lak?

    • Khao Lak is about 60 km from Khao Sok National Park and about 100 from Phuket. There are also various minivans, minibuses or private cars from Phuket to Khao Lak. Read this article: How to go from Phuket to Khao Lak?

How do I get from Khao Sok National Park to Surat Thani?

    • From Khao Sok National Park you can get to Surat Thani by minivan / minibus or private taxi and car. There is no other way of transport. There is no train and no flight from Khao Sok National Park to Surat Thani. Surat Thani is about 130 km from Khao Sok and transport by minivan takes about 2.5 hours.

Where to stay in Khao Sok National Park? Bungalow, hotel or resort?

    • There are some types of cheap and luxury bungalows or resorts in Khao Sok National Park, at the lake. A lot of them are in Khao Sok city or nearby in the jungle. There are tourist resorts or ecolodges. Check and book your bungalow / resort in Khao Sok online > Book your accommodation in Khao Sok online.

How do you get from Khao Sok National Park to Koh Samui?

    • From Khao Sok National Park to Koh Samui you can travel by minivan/taxi + ferry via Surat Thani. Another option is to take a minivan or private taxi to Phuket Airport and from this airport you can take a direct flight to Koh Samui. Read this article > How to travel to Koh Samui from Khao Sok?

How you can travel from Khao Sok National Park to Bangkok?

    • From Khao Sok National Park you can travel to Bangkok by bus, bus+train, private car or bus+flight. There are sleeper tourists buses or trains and flights from Surat Thani. Private transport by car is also available. The most cheapest option is to travel by bus+train via Surat Thani.
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Kayaking and swimming in Khao Sok National Park is a popular tourist activitiy.
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The Cheow Lan Lake is a part of the Ratchaprapha Dam in Khao Sok National Park, you can buy boat trip to this lake.
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Sunset in Cheow Lan Lake in Khao Sok National Park, this lake is the most visited place in this park.
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Bungalows or private resorts are a good option if you want to stay at the Cheow Lan Lake in Khao Sok Park.


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