How to go to Khaolak?|
Bangkok: Khao Lak is about 750kms and approximately an eleven- to
twelve-hour drive using Highway 4. Getting out of Bangkok without
getting lost is the only difficult part - once you are out of town the
drive is fairly straightforward. The roads are quite good and signage
is in Thai and English. It would be difficult to get lost. The drive
can be done in one day. Driving at night is not recommended due to poor
highway lighting and unlit vehicles - as well as people and animals on
the road. If you do drive at night, keep your speed down. If you leave
Bangkok by 6am, you should be able to read Khao Lak before dark. There
are plenty of petrol stations along the way and they often have shops
and convenience store attached to them - as well as toilet facilities.
International Airport: The drive is about 55 minutes using Highway 402
and connecting with Highway 4 just off the island. Keep left all the
way and you can't get lost. Good roads and signage is in Thai and
From Bangkok: VIP and first class overnight buses head to Phuket - but
you can get off in Khao Lak - if they take the route through Ranong -
From Phuket Town: Buses leave heading to Takuapa - you can
easily get off in Khao Lak.
There is no direct
flight to Khao Lak, Phuket International Airport is the closest and
most convenient airport.
rental agencies are
situated right across the street from the airport - or a limousine, or
taxi service can be arranged at a pre-negotiated price (typically in
the range of B1500-1800, negotiate your price before getting in the
car). Metered taxis are available at the airport - but may cost about
the same amount.