These are some options for the Surat Thani Khao Sok route.
Surat Thani to Khao Sok via Surathani Airport:
This airport is the closest to our resort, however public transport to Khao Sok is not available in the low season.
After you exit the baggage claim area in Surat Thani airport, head to the transportation booths lined up against the far wall. Find the booth selling shared van tickets to Khao Sok. The cost is 300B/person to the Khao Sok bus station, or 350B/person to the resort. Guests will need to contact the counter staff prior to 16:30, sometime earlier. If you come during low season, there is a good chance that this service will be unavailable.
Otherwise, you will need to get into Surat Thani town in order to proceed to Khao Sok by public transportation. Pantip travel has a shared van stop in front of the airport. These vans will bring you into Surat Thani town for about 100 Baht. Shared vans direct to Khao Sok are sometimes available. Therefore it’s worth asking for one before heading in to Surat Thani town.
Public transportation is easy to get from Surat Thani town. For instance, there are hourly van departures from the minivan station (250 Baht) every hour between 7am and 5pm. Alternately, buses depart from the public bus station (120 Baht) every hour between 7am and 5pm. A minivan from Surat Thani to Khao Sok is the fastest option.
Surat Thani to Khao Sok via Train Station:
When you have arrived in Surat Thani, exit the front entrance and turn right. After 30 meters you will see the stop for the Surat Thani to Phuket bus (2 hours / 120 Baht). Similarly, at the Wut Travel Agency you can buy tickets for the hourly minivan from Surat Thani to Khao Sok. Their office is directly across the street from the station and they can be reached at 081-978 3928. They will call the driver for you, otherwise the van will not stop at the station.
Take a look at the Khao Sok map for a better idea of what’s involved.