How to Get to Khao Lak

Where is Khao Lak and how to get to Khao Lak

Khao Lak is in the perfect location

Where is Khao Lak

Khao Lak is in the perfect location. 65km from Phuket Airport (about one hour) is near enough to be easily accessible but is far enough away to escape all the hustle and bustle of Phuket city. It is also a great stopping off point for any Island hoppers. Khao Lak is nicely situated between the east coast Islands (Koh Samui, Koh Phang Ngan & Koh Tao) and the West coast Islands (Koh Phi Phi, Phuket & more).

Khao Lak is close by to many natural wonders, national parks and of course the almost endless beaches heading from just north of Phuket Island all the way up to Ranong and the border of Myanmar. There are several ways of getting to Khao Lak, all of which are covered below.

Getting to Khao Lak by Plane

The easiest way to get to Khao Lak is by plane. Krabi airport is not too far away but Phuket Airport is much nearer. The cheapest way is to get a bus, but you need to get to the main road first which is several kilometres away. You can arrange taxis from the airport but be prepared to haggle!

To make things easier we can arrange a private transfer for you at very competitive prices. We provide Limousine and Minivan airport transfers anywhere from Khao Lak South Beach up to Bang Sak Beach. If you are staying outside of this area you can contact us to enquire about transfer rates.

plane landing at Phuket Airport


Phuket Airport to ANY Khao Lak Beach for only 1,300 Baht*

*You will find cheaper offers but why would you want to cut corners where road safety is a stake.

We offer a safe, reliable service with competent, licensed drivers.

How to Get to Khao Lak

All our cars & minivans are licensed for transportation of passengers (green or yellow plates) & our drivers have a license for passenger transportation.

Our drivers speak English and are always happy to help.

Phuket airport to Khao Lak mini bus transfer

Phuket International Airport to Khao Lak Private Transfers

Click here to see in which area your Khao Lak hotel is located.


(max 2 pax)


(max 8 pax)

Area 2

1,300 THB

1,500 THB

Area 3

1,400 THB

1,600 THB

Area 4

1,500 THB

1,700 THB

Area 5

1,600 THB

1,800 THB

Area 6

1,800 THB

2,000 THB

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    Regional Taxi Transfers

    We can arrange transportation for you to all the main destinations in the South of Thailand and also to Bangkok.

    Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need to get to/from:

    • Bangkok
    • Surat Thani
    • Phang Nga
    • Krabi
    • Trang
    • Hat Yai
    • Phuket
    • Ranong

    Terms & Conditions:

    • At least 2 days advance bookings is required.
    • Rates are inclusive of government tax, there are no additional charges or hidden fees.
    • For Minibus (Van) the prices are shown in the table are for 1-4 persons only. Additional persons are charged 200 Baht/Person (max 8 persons/minibus (van)).
    • If you travel with children please count them as a passenger. If you need an infant car seat, child car seat or booster seat please let us know how old your child is and which kind of seat you prefer. We provide the seat for you free of charge.

    Getting to Khao Lak by Train

    The nearest train station to Khao Lak is currently in Surat Thani. This is around 4 hours away from Khao Lak by bus, or quicker by car. There are plans for a new line from Surat Thani to Phuket which would get you much closer, but this is still a little way off.

    Train in southern Thailand

    The Budget Option

    Experience Thailand by Bus

    Travelling by bus has always been the best way to travel long distances in Thailand at a relatively cheap price. Even with the increase of budget airlines most Thais still use the extensive bus network to get around the country.

    Almost everywhere in Thailand is accessible by bus and Khao Lak is no exception. Though it costs a little more, catching the night VIP bus is the ideal way to get to and from Khao Lak, saving on a night’s accommodation.

    Bus travel during the day is a great way to soak up the local countryside.

    Ticket counter at Bangkok bus station

    Getting to Khao Lak by Bus from Bangkok

    Buses go to Khao Lak from the southern bus terminal (Sai Tai Mai). The trip takes about twelve hours and runs overnight. The most comfortable and reliable are the VIP buses.

    It is possible to get a ticket for under 600 Baht but it is much better value to pay just under 1,000 baht for the VIP ticket. The chairs are much bigger and more comfortable. The bus will stop off around half way and it includes food and drinks. They will supply you with a blanket but it can be a good idea to bring warm clothing as they sometimes turn the aircon on to full blast!

    Getting to Khao Lak by Bus from Phuket

    Take a bus from Phuket Bus Station (Phuket Town) towards Takua Pa, Ranong or Surat Thani.  A ticket will be less than 150 Baht.

    Getting to Khao Lak by Bus from Krabi

    There is a daily minibus service to Khao Lak. All travel agents in Krabi sell tickets, which are around 400 Baht.

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    For the most reliable way to get to Khao Lak

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    We are a modestly sized company with a personal touch. We like to handle small groups (max 10 pax). We aim to provide the highest quality service to guarantee your satisfaction.

    Khao Lak

    A coastal park full of birds, mammals, flowers & waterfalls, most famous for its 25km of beautiful beaches. With Accommodation to suit all budgets & Restaurants to suit all palates.


    Khao Lak is in close proximity to an abundance of stunning snorkeling sites. The Similan and Surin Islands and increasingly popular Koh Tachai are teeming with marine life and beautiful corals.


    Our Specialised tours are run by highly qualified & experienced guides. Provided in several languages. Tours include Hotel transfers, fees, insurance, Lunch, fruit, drinks & guide.