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There are 9 ways to get from Bangkok to Khao Lak by plane, shuttle, bus, train or car

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Fly Suvarnabhumi to Surat Thani, Private Transfer  •  6h 14m

  1. Fly from Suvarnabhumi (BKK) to Surat Thani (URT) BKK - URT
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Surat Thani Airport to Khao Lak

฿4420 - ฿5512

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Bus, Local Bus  •  14h 26m

  1. Take the bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Phuket Bus Terminal
  2. Take the Local Bus from Phuket Bus Terminal 2 to Khao Lak

฿690 - ฿978

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Fly Don Muang to Surat Thani, Private Transfer  •  6h 22m

  1. Fly from Don Muang (DMK) to Surat Thani (URT) DMK - URT
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Surat Thani Airport to Khao Lak

฿4640 - ฿7810

Fly Suvarnabhumi to Phuket, Local Bus  •  6h 51m

  1. Fly from Suvarnabhumi (BKK) to Phuket (HKT) BKK - HKT
  2. Take the Local Bus from Phuket Bus Terminal 2 to Khao Lak

฿918 - ฿2510

Fly Don Muang to Phuket, Local Bus  •  6h 54m

  1. Fly from Don Muang (DMK) to Phuket (HKT) DMK - HKT
  2. Take the Local Bus from Phuket Bus Terminal 2 to Khao Lak

฿1278 - ฿3708

Train, bus  •  12h 30m

  1. Take the train from Bang Sue Junction to Surat Thani Train Station 41 Hua Lamphong - Yala - Class II AC / ...
  2. Take the bus from Surat Thani station to Phang Nga

฿843 - ฿2240

Train, bus via Chumphon  •  14h 27m

  1. Take the train from Hua Lamphong to Chumphon 43 Hua Lamphong - Surat Thani Train Station - Class II AC / ...
  2. Take the bus from Chumphon Fame Tour to Khao Lak Town

฿1436 - ฿2691

Bus, Local Bus via Bangkok Khao San Road  •  18h 26m

  1. Take the bus from Bangkok Khao San Road to Phuket Bus Terminal 2
  2. Take the Local Bus from Phuket Bus Terminal 2 to Khao Lak

฿878

Drive  •  11h 10m

  1. Drive from Bangkok to Khao Lak 775.2 km

฿2000 - ฿3000

Bangkok → Khao Lak
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Khao Lak is 1422.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Khao Lak is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Khao Lak is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1422.

Last updated: 13 Apr 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bangkok to Khao Lak is to bus and Local Bus which costs ฿650 - ฿1000 and takes 14h 26m.

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The quickest way to get from Bangkok to Khao Lak is to fly and Private Transfer which costs ฿4400 - ฿5500 and takes 6h 14m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bangkok to Khao Lak. However, there are services departing from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal and arriving at Khao Lak via Phuket Bus Terminal 2. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 26m.

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The distance between Bangkok and Khao Lak is 623 km. The road distance is 775.2 km.

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The best way to get from Bangkok to Khao Lak without a car is to train and bus which takes 12h 30m and costs ฿800 - ฿2300.

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It takes approximately 6h 14m to get from Bangkok to Khao Lak, including transfers.

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Bangkok to Khao Lak bus services, operated by The Transport Company, depart from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal station.

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The quickest flight from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Surat Thani Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Bangkok to Khao Lak bus services, operated by , arrive at Khao Lak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bangkok to Khao Lak is 775 km. It takes approximately 11h 10m to drive from Bangkok to Khao Lak.

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Map of how to get from Bangkok to Khao Lak.
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  • Distance: 622.6 km
  • Duration: 6h 14m

What companies run services between Bangkok, Thailand and Khao Lak, Phangnga, Thailand?

You can take a bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Khao Lak via Phuket Bus Terminal 2 in around 14h 26m.

Airlines
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Don Muang to Surat Thani
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿850 - ฿1800
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Phuket
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿750 - ฿2900
Flights from Don Muang to Phuket
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿850 - ฿3500
Thai Vietjet Air
Website
vietjetair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Surat Thani
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿490 - ฿2000
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Phuket
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿500 - ฿3100
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Surat Thani
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿900 - ฿3000
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Phuket
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1200 - ฿4700
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Don Muang to Surat Thani
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
฿1200 - ฿2500
Flights from Don Muang to Phuket
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1100 - ฿3100
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Don Muang to Surat Thani
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿600 - ฿3700
Flights from Don Muang to Phuket
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿800 - ฿5000
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Phuket
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1200 - ฿4600
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Phone
1690
Email
webmaster.srt@railway.co.th
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Bang Sue Junction to Surat Thani Train Station
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
฿190 - ฿1500
Website
http://www.railway.co.th/main/timetable/time-train.html
Book at
https://12go.asia/en/operator/thai-railways
Schedules at
http://procurement.railway.co.th/checktime/checktime.asp?lenguage=Eng
3rd Class (Seat)
฿190 - ฿280
2nd Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
฿700 - ฿950
2nd Class (Air-conditioned Seat)
฿410 - ฿600
1st Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
฿1100 - ฿1500
Train from Hua Lamphong to Chumphon
Ave. Duration
6h 36m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
฿150 - ฿1400
Website
http://www.railway.co.th/main/timetable/time-train.html
Book at
https://12go.asia/en/operator/thai-railways
Schedules at
http://procurement.railway.co.th/checktime/checktime.asp?lenguage=Eng
3rd Class (Seat)
฿150 - ฿250
2nd Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
฿650 - ฿900
2nd Class (Air-conditioned Seat)
฿360 - ฿500
1st Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
฿1000 - ฿1400
Bus operators
Andaman Taxis
Phone
+66 (09) 5189-8535
Email
andamantaxis@gmail.com
Website
andamantaxis.com
Shuttle from Surat Thani Airport to Khao Lak
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
฿3520
Schedules at
andamantaxis.com
Book at
12go.asia
Local Bus
Bus from Phuket Bus Terminal 2 to Khao Lak
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
฿78
Phantip Travel
Phone
+66 (0)77 272230
Email
info@phantiptravel.com
Website
phantiptravel.com
Bus from Surat Thani station to Phang Nga
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
฿200
Schedules at
phantiptravel.com
Book at
12go.asia
Fame Tour
Phone
0 7757 1077
Website
chumphon-kohtao.com
Bus from Chumphon Fame Tour to Khao Lak Town
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
฿991
Schedules at
chumphon-kohtao.com
Book at
12go.asia
Thai Sriram Tour
Phone
+66 (0) 86351 9290
Email
thaisriram@hotmail.com
Website
thaisriram.com
Bus from Bangkok Khao San Road to Phuket Bus Terminal 2
Ave. Duration
16h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
฿800
Schedules at
thaisriram.com
Book at
easybook.com

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Thai Smile and Thai Vietjet Air offer flights from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Surat Thani Airport.

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There are 321+ hotels available in Khao Lak. Prices start at ฿3750 per night.

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The best way to get from Bangkok to Suvarnabhumi Airport is to train which takes 26 min and costs ฿40 - ฿55.

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