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Ferry & bus times – Koh Phi Phi to Khao Sok National Park

To travel from Koh Phi Phi to Khao Sok National Park you need to take a ferry from Koh Phi Phi to Krabi, and then a bus or minivan from there. The quickest route is to travel direct from Krabi to Khao Sok National Park. The journey takes 3 to 4 hours longer if you take a bus to Surat Thani and then a bus or minivan from Surat Thani to Khao Sok National Park.

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Travel times to Khao Sok

There is a single daily direct service from Koh Phi Phi to Khao Sok National Park which you can book online.

Koh Phi PhiKhao SokCostCompany
09:0015:30750 THBPhantip Travel

  • The first stage of the journey is 1 hour 30 minute journey on the Chao Koh Ferry from Koh Phi Phi to Klong Jilard Pier near Krabi Town.
  • The next stage of the journey is a transfer by minivan or bus from Klong Jilard Pier to Krabi Town.
  • The third and final section of the trip is a 4 hour journey by bus direct from Krabi Town to near to the entrance to Khao Sok National park. The bus is scheduled to depart from Krabi Town at 11:30.


Buy Tickets to Khao Sok

Use the Search Box to buy your tickets from Koh Phi Phi to Khao Sok National Park.

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The ticket price includes all stages of the journey and you should be asked to pay no additional fees during your journey.


Koh Phi Phi Ferry Pier

  • Travel services to Khao Sok National Park depart from Ton Sai Pier in Koh Phi Phi.


Khao Sok Bus Stop

  • The minivan service terminate at the Phantip Khao Sok Minivan Station on the intersection between the main road (Route 401) and the minor road which leads to the entrance to the National Park.


About Khao Sok National Park

Khao Sok National Park covers an area of over 793 square kilometres. At the centre of the park is the massive Cheow Larn Lake, which is a man made lake where the water has collected behind the 308 ft tall Ratchaprapha Dam, built in 1987 to provide hydro electric power. Cheow Larn Lake is what makes Khao Sok National Park. The large lake attracts and sustains a abundance of wildlife and it also make the interior of the park accessible. There are trails through the jungle in the park, but walking the jungle in the heat of South East Asia is hard walk. In the Khao Sok National Park you don’t need to fight your way through the under growth to see the animals and birds you simply get on a boat and enjoy the ride. Boat trips depart from both a pier by the dam and via longtail boat along the Sok River and other waterways within the park.

Cheow Larn Lake in Khao Sok National Park

Cheow Larn Lake in Khao Sok National Park

In terms of accommodation you basically have two options. The most comfortable accommodation is outside of the park either near the visitors entrance or near to the dam and the pier for day trips around the lake. There are a variety of resorts and hotels to choose from, some more expensive than others. The other option, and this is popular with younger and more adventurous visitors, is to stay at one of floating lodges on the river or the lake. These basic floating lodges are run by the national park authorities, they have no electric but they do provide good food (a lot of fish obviously), use of canoes and amazing scenery. At night when you sit around the fire at the diner time you will the animals calling and, on occasion, the roar of a tiger or leopard from deep within the surrounding jungle. Its an amazing experience although you do need to be prepared to deal with some small discomfort compared to staying in one of the resorts outside of the park boundaries.

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