The pier by Ratchaprapha Dam is the arrival point for boat services from Cheow Lan Lake in Khao Sok National Park. From the Ratchaprapha Dam Pier you can book direct minivan services to Surat Thani Railway Station for the journey to Bangkok.
Travel Times to Surat Thani
There are eight daily services from Ratchaprapha Dam to Surat Thani Railway Station which you can book online.
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- The scheduled journey time from Ratchaprapha Dam to Surat Thani Railway Station is 1 hour 30 minutes.
Buy Tickets to Surat Thani
Use the Search Box below to buy your tickets from Ratchaprapha Dam to Surat Thani Railway Station.
You can also buy train tickets to Bangkok using the Search Box above. To search for train tickets change the origin of travel to ‘Surat Thani’ and the destination to ‘Bangkok’.
Departure from Ratchaprapha Dam
Phantip Travel services to Surat Thani Railway Station to Ratchaprapha Dam depart from a car park near Ratchaprapha Dam Pier.
Arrival at Surat Thani Railway Station
Phantip Travel passengers alight from the minivan in front of the ticket hall at Surat Thani Railway Station.
Travel from Ratchaprapha Dam
Most visitors to Khao Sok National Park, particularly those staying at one of the floating bungalow resorts on Cheow Lan Lake, will depart from the National Park via the Ratchaprapha Dam Pier. Ratchaprapha Dam Pier is a long distance from the nearest town with a bus station and it is also a long way from any major roads where you might flag down a bus or a minivan. For this reason to travel onward from Ratchaprapha Dam your only options are to take a taxi or book a minivan service. The reliable Phantip Travel Company is the operator of minivan services from Ratchaprapha Dam to Surat Thani. These services depart from very near to the actual pier (120 metres walking distance) from a small car park on the approach road to the pier itself. Minivans are perhaps not the most comfortable form of transport in Thailand, but the journey only takes 1 hour 30 minutes and costs a lot less than taking on taxi.
There are ten trains a day from Surat Thani to Bangkok. All of these trains have 2nd Class Sleeper berths available except for Train #40 departing from Surat Thani at 10:25 and Train #42/44 departing at 21:05.
If you do plan to take Sleeper Train from Surat Thani to Bangkok on the same day as you travel back from Ratchaprapha Dam then make sure that you book your train tickets in advance. During the busier months of the year sleeper seats on train from Surat Thani to Bangkok normally sell out before the day of travel.