Travel from Surat Thani Railway Station to Khao Sok

The best way to travel from Surat Thani Railway Station to Khao Sok National Park is to take a direct minivan service. It’s a 16 km journey in the wrong direction to travel into Surat Thani city to board a minivan service to Khao Sok National Park which adds an additional 60 minutes travelling time to the journey,

Travel Times to Khao Sok


There are 3 services a day from Surat Thani Railway Station to Khao Sok National Park which you can book online.

Railway StationKhao SokCompanyCost
07:3009:30Phantip Travel250 THB
08:3010:30Phantip Travel250 THB
09:3011:30Phantip Travel250 THB
  • The journey with Phantip Travel from Surat Thani Railway Station to Khao Sok National Park is scheduled to take 2 hours 00 minutes.

Buy Tickets to Khao Sok


Use the Search box below to buy your tickets from Surat Thani Railway Station to Khao Sok National Park.

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  • You can also buy train tickets from Bangkok to Surat Thani by changing the start point for the journey to “Bangkok” and the destination to “Surat Thani”. 

Departure from Surat Thani Station


Bus services to Khao Sok National Park depart from in front of the Phantip Travel Office which is in the car park in front of Surat Thani Railway Station.

Google Map of Phantip Travel Office

Arrival in Khao Sok


Services from Surat Thani Railway Station terminate at a minivan station near to Headquarters of the Khao Sok National Park.

Google Map of Phantip Khao Sok minivan station

About Khao Sok National Park


The Phantip Travel service from Surat Thani Railway Station takes passengers to the Western entrance to Khao Sok National Park near to the National Park Headquarters. There are lots of hotels and restaurants near to the Western entrance to the park. The Western entrance to Khao Sok National Park is the one to use to go hiking in the national park and to visit the park’s many waterfalls. For boat trips and access to the floating bungalows you need to go to the Eastern entrance to Khao Sok National Park near to the Ratchaprapha Dam. For information about travel to the Eastern entrance to the park see our article about travel from Surat Thani Railway Station to Ratchaprapha Dam.

Khao Sok National Park in Surat Thani Province
Khao Sok National Park in Surat Thani Province

Khao Sok National Park covers an area of 739 square kilometres, of which 165 square kilometres is taken up the man made Cheow Lan Lake. Khao Sok National Park has a rich diversity of plants, tree, animals, insects, fish and birds. There are wild tigers in the park as well as leopards, monkeys and elephants amongst other animals. The park is part of a bigger forest complex which covers over 5,000 square kilometres which gives ample room for the larger mammals to roam. The hiking options are almost limitless, with steep sided limestone hills creating spectacular views. Navigation in dense forests like these is difficult so making use of a guide or joining a tour is recommended.

Train Timetable: Bangkok to Surat Thani


There are 10 train services a day from Surat Thani to Bangkok, 8 of which have sleeper berths available. 

SleeperBangkokSurat ThaniTrain
No08:0516:4543
Yes13:0000:22171
Yes14:4501:2331
Yes15:1002:0037/45
Yes15:3503:45169
Yes17:05 04:2483
Yes17:35 05:48173
Yes18:3006:23167
Yes19:3007:0685
No22:5008:0539/41

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