How to get to Elephant Hills

All Elephant Hills Adventure tour packages include joint transfers to and from Elephant Hills camps.

Transfers are included to and from all of the below mentioned destinations in Southern Thailand.

Please note that we have set pick up times which will be re-confirmed by our reservations team at the time of booking:

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Surat Thani Airport URT (flight TG2251 only; arrival 09:40am)

Travel Time: 2 hrs

Pick-up Time: 09.40am

Drop off Time: 16:00pm

Onward flights should depart after 17:30pm (domestic) or 18:00pm (international) the earliest.

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Surat Thani Town

Travel Time: 2 – 2.5 hrs

Pick-up Time: 08.00am – 08.30am

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Surat Thani Train Station (Train No.85 only; arrival 07:06am)

Travel Time: 2 – 2.5 hrs

Pick-up Time: 08.00am

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Khao Lak

Travel Time: 2 – 2.5 hrs

Pick-up Time: 08.00am – 08.30am

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Phuket Airport HKT (flight TG201 only; arrival 09:10am)

Travel Time: 3 hrs

Pick-up Time: 09.10am

Drop off Time: 17:00pm

Onward flights should depart after 18:30pm (domestic) or 19:00pm (international) the earliest.

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Phuket (Kata, Karon, Patong, Surin beach etc)

Travel Time: 3.5 – 4 hrs

Karon,Kata,Panwa: 07.15am – 07.45am
Patong: 07.30am – 08.00am
Phuket Town: 07.15am – 07.45am
Kamala,Surin,Bangtao,Laguna: 08.00am – 08.30am
Naiyang: 08.20am – 08.50am
Maikhao: 08.30am – 09.00am

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Krabi (Town, Aonang Beach/pier, Nopparatthara Beach/pier)

Travel Time: 3 hrs

Pick-up Time: 08.00am – 08.15am

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Krabi Airport KBV (Domestic Flight arrive before 09.00 am)

Travel Time: 3 hrs

Pick-up Time: 09.00am

Drop off Time: 17:00pm

Onward flights should depart after 18:30pm (domestic) or 19:00pm (international) the earliest.

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Donsak Pier

Travel Time: 3 hrs

Pick-up Time: 08.30am

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Khanom

Travel Time: 3.5 – 4 hrs

Pick-up Time: 07.30am – 08.00am

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Koh Samui (incl. ferry ticket & land transfers)

Travel Time: 5.5 hrs

Pick-up Time: 05:30am – 06.00am

Pick up LocationTravel time
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Scheduled Pick Up
(Approx.)
Surat Thani Airport URT (flight TG2251 only; arrival 09:40am)2 hrs09.40am; Onward flights should depart after 17:30pm (domestic) or 18:00pm (international) the earliest.
Surat Thani Town2 – 2.5 hrs08.00am – 08.30am
Surat Thani Train Station (Train No.85 only; arrival 07:06am)2 – 2.5 hrs08.00am
Khao Lak2 – 2.5 hrs08.00am – 08.30am
Phuket Airport HKT (flight TG201 only; arrival 09:10am; all other flights are subject to private transfer surcharge)3 hrs09.10am; Onward flights should depart after 18:30pm (domestic) or 19:00pm (international) the earliest.
Phuket (Kata, Karon, Patong, Surin beach etc)3.5 hrsKaron, Kata, Panwa: 07.15am – 07.45am

Patong: 07.30am – 08.00am

Phuket Town: 07.15am – 07.45am

Kamala, Surin, Bangtao, Laguna: 08.00am – 08.30am

Naiyang: 08.20am – 08.50am

Maikhao: 08.30am – 09.00am

Krabi (Town, Aonang Beach/pier, Nopparatthara Beach/pier)3 hrs08.00am – 08.15am
Krabi Airport KBV (Domestic Flight arrive before 09.00 am)3 hrs09.00am; Onward flights should depart after 18:30pm (domestic) or 19:00pm (international) the earliest.
Donsak Pier3 hrs08.30am
Khanom 3.5 – 4 hrs07.30am – 08.00am
Koh Samui (incl. ferry ticket & land transfers) 5.5 hrs05:30am – 06.00am

Private Transfers
Please note that our joint transfer out is available at 14:00 pm. Private Transfers are available between 08:00am and 15:00pm on request at a surcharge. Please understand that earlier or later transfers are not possible due to safety reasons. In case of arrival on a late flight or departure on an early flight, we recommend to book an extra night prior to or after your Elephant Hills experience close to the airport. Please note that in case you do book a private transfer, you may miss out on activities at Elephant Hills that day. For further information, please contact our reservation department.

Combining transfer options / Different Pick Up and Drop Off location
Guests picked up in one location can be transferred onward to any other of the above listed destinations at no surcharge, making it ideal for touring itineraries in the South. For example, guests traveling from Phuket to Koh Samui can make a stopover at Elephant Hills between one to three nights. Transfers between the two locations are included in the sales price, ultimately reducing tour package price and logistical problems for you.

Self-drive policy
Please understand that we cannot allow self-drive arrivals or transfers by other companies. As Elephant Hills is a bit tricky to find, guests not arriving with Elephant Hills transfers have in the past often arrived late, thus missing lunch and activities, which is not pleasant for any party involved. This is why we have decided to make our transfers an obligatory part of our tours.

Airport Transfers:

If flying in from Bangkok, Elephant Hills recommends to fly into Surat Thani  (URT) with flight TG2251, arriving in Surat Thani at 09:40am. This flight is cheaper and shorter than TG201 into Phuket (HKT).  In addition, Surat Thani airport is much smaller and closer to Elephant Hills than Phuket airport. So you can sleep a little longer in Bangkok, but will still be at Elephant Hills before the transfer from TG201 arrives. What’s not to like?

Airport meeting points:

  • Surat Thani: Please wait in front of the Black Canyon Coffee Shop – our driver is awaiting you there.
  • Phuket:
    • International Terminal: Exit 2
    • Domestic Terminal: Outside Terminal 2
  • Krabi: Please wait at the information counter at Terminal 2 – our driver is awaiting you there.

Please note that for any flight delay of more than 15 minutes, Elephant Hills will arrange a private transfer to stand by at a surcharge of THB 4.500 per van per way.

For transfers out to the airport and onward flights, please note our regular check out time is 2pm. From the camps, please calculate the above mentioned time to reach the airport, and book your flights about 2 hours after scheduled arrival at the airport. (E.G. Fly out from Surat Thani: Check out is 2pm. Transfer to the airport is 2hrs, so arrival at the airport is about 4:00pm. Please book flights no earlier than 6:00pm in this case.)

Surcharges and Exceptions:

Elephant Hills includes transfers as part of its tour packages; however, if transfers are required outside of our joint transfer times, they will be subject to a surcharge. This is charged per van per way. Please contact our helpful reservations team for inquiries on private transfers and surcharges.

Transfer to and from Railay Beach – Krabi:
This beach requires a boat transfer (no roads connect to this beach). Pick up from the mainland is at 8 am and boat transfer to / from the beach must be arranged by the agent / guest or the hotel they are staying at.

Transfer to Koh Lanta:
The pier for boats to and from Koh Lanta is Baan Hua Hin Pier, south of Krabi. Due to the distance involved and it being beyond our pick-up zone a surcharge will be required. We can arrange transfers to Krabi Airport as included in our package should clients wish, from there hotels on Koh Lanta will be able to pick up guests however transfers onward to the hotel must be arranged with the hotel on Koh Lanta beforehand.

Transfer to Koh Phi Phi:
The last ferry to Koh Phi Phi departs at 14:00pm. We are happy to organize you a private transfer to reach the pier on time – please bear in mind that the private transfer comes at a surcharge, and that due to the early check-out you will miss the activities on your last day at Elephant Hills.

Transfer to Koh Phangan:
The latest ferry from Don Sak pier to Koh Phangan leaves at 18:00pm. Transfers to Don Sak Pier are included in our tour package prices, the ferry ticket to Koh Phangan costs 300 THB. Please contact our lovely reservations department if you need assistance organizing the ferry ticket.

Transfer to Koh Tao:
The last ferry to Koh Tao departs at 16:00pm. We are happy to organize you a private transfer to reach the pier on time – please bear in mind that the private transfer comes at a surcharge, and that due to the early check-out you might miss activities on your last day at Elephant Hills.