Koh Samui, Thailand

Getting In

 
 

By Plane

To Koh Samui Airport
Koh Samui Airport (also known as Samui International Airport) is a private airport originally built by Bangkok Airways and is still the main operator at the airport. Bangkok Airways offers nearly hourly departures to and from Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi Airport)
 and tickets are expensive by Thai standards. Bangkok Airways also offers scheduled flights to and from Chiang MaiPhuket, Krabi and Pattaya. International flights include Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) and Singapore.
 
 
 
 
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In addition to Bangkok Airways, Thai Airways also serves Koh Samui with two flights a day from Bangkok. Firefly (a Malaysian low-cost airline) serves regular flights between airports on the island of Penang and Subang (near Kuala Lumpur) in Malaysia.

Runway at Koh Samui Airport by Binderdonedat

Visa-on-Arrival and Visa-Free entries are available at Samui Airport for some nationalities arriving on international flights. Ground transportation from the airport is readily available. A seat on a mini-bus for the 20-minute ride to Chaweng costs 120 baht per person. A faster taxi ride will cost 300-500 baht. Be sure to negotiate the rate to your destination before you get into the taxi since many drivers refuse to use their meters.

Departure area at Koh Samui Airport by Binderdonedat

To Surat Thani Airport
A cheaper but less convenient option is to fly to Surat Thani. Thai AirAsia and Nok Air operate flights from Bangkok's Don Muang Airport and Thai Smile from Bangkok's 
Suvarnabhumi Airport. From Surat Thani, you can connect by road and then ferry. Alternatively you can fly by Thai AirAsia and Nok Air from Don Muang Airport to Nakhon Si Thammarat. From here, you can take take a bus and then catamaran to Koh Samui.

 
Guide to
Koh Samui
 
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