Guide to Koh Samui International Airport

Bangkok Airways owns Samui International Airport

Bangkok Airways owns Samui International Airport

Travellers heading to Koh Tao by air are best off flying to Koh Samui Airport and jumping on the ferry. Koh Samui International Airport boasts an award-winning terminal design and is one of the prettiest places you’ll ever connect through – think orchid necklaces and free refreshments.

The last ferry service from Koh Samui to Koh Tao (via Koh Phangan) leaves Na Thon pier at 13:00 with Seatrain Discovery, which means that anyone arriving into Samui Airport after midday must realistically spend at least one night here before moving off. An alternative is to charter your own boat to make the crossing, but the long distances involved makes this prohibitively expensive.

Samui Airport is actually owned by Bangkok Airways and so the carrier has a monopoly over certain routes. There is a 300 baht fee for flying out of Koh Samui Airport, which makes many people prefer the option of using Surat Thani on the mainland which the hub of no frills carriers such as Air Asia. Surat Thani Airport has daily connections with Bangkok and ferries to Koh Tao from nearby Donsak Pier can be booked from the terminal building with free transfers. More on ferries.

Berjaya Air now offer flights from Kuala Lumpur to Samui, while Bangkok Airways flies to the island from Pattaya, Chiang Mai, Phuket plus more than a dozen daily services from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport. There are also direct flights to Koh Samui from Singapore and Hong Kong.

Getting away from Koh Samui International Airport is an expensive prospect, especially if you’re dashing for the ferry. Metered taxis run on a fixed fare basis of around 500 baht to most beaches, although those that wander out from terminal building and onto the main road can pick up shared taxis songthaews for around 50 baht to most destinations. Car hire through the usual worldwide names is also available here if you plan to stay for a while, but don’t consider taking the vehicle to Koh Tao. 

Flights Samui to Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi Airport)

FlightDepartureArriveDays
PG100 6.00 07.05 Daily
PG104 7.45 08.50 Daily
TG282 9.30 10.35 Daily
PG217 10.00 11.05 Daily
PG130 11.00 12.30 Daily
PG134 12.45 13.50 Daily
PG136 13.45 14.50 Daily
PG266 15.15 16.45 Daily
PG148 15.35 17.05 Daily
PG158 16.30 17.35 Daily
PG168 17.15 18.20 Tue,W,F,Sat
PG168 17.30 19.00 M,Thu,Sun
PG168 17.45 18.50 Daily
TG288 18.30 20.00 Daily
PG170 19.00 20.30 Daily
PG178 19.00 20.30 Daily
PG806 20.00 21.05 Daily
PG926 22.00 23.05 Daily

Flights Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi Airport) to Samui

FlightDepartureArriveDays
PG10306.0007.05Daily
TG28107.4508.50Daily
PG12308.1509.20Daily
TG12909.0010.30Daily
PG80509.4510.50Daily
PG26510.3012.00Daily
PG13311.0012.05Daily
PG13512.0013.05Tue,W,F,Sat
PG21613.0014.30Daily
PG96114.4515.50Daily
PG90615.3016.35Thu,Sun
PG90615.3017.00Daily
TG28716.0017.05Daily
PG17518.4520.15Daily
PG18720.0021.30Daily
PG19921.0022.00Daily

Note:

PG: Bangkok Airways www.bangkokair.com

TG: Thai Airways www.thaiair.com (Online Booking)

Flights Samui to Phuket

FlightDepartureArriveDays
PG25108.1509.15Daily
PG25312.4013.40Daily
PG25515.0016.00Daily

Flights Phuket to Samui

FlightDepartureArriveDays
PG25209.4510.40Daily
PG25414.1015.05Daily
PG25616.4517.40Daily

Note:

PG: Bangkok Airways www.bangkokair.com

Flights Samui to Krabi

FlightDepartureArriveDays
PG26512.30 13.25 Daily

Flights Krabi to Samui

FlightDepartureArriveDays
PG26613.55 14.45Daily

Note:

PG: Bangkok Airways www.bangkokair.com

Flights Samui to Pattaya (U-Tapao)

FlightDepartureArriveDays
PG29309.1510.30Daily
PG25211.1012.25Daily

Flights Pattaya (U-Tapao) to Samui

FlightDepartureArriveDays
PG29211.0012.10Daily
PG29417.2018.30Daily

Note:

PG: Bangkok Airways www.bangkokair.com

Flights Samui to Chiang Mai

FlightDepartureArriveDaysRemark
PG21710.00 13.20 Dailyvia Bangkok

Flights Chiang Mai to Samui

FlightDepartureArriveDays
PG24214.0515.50Daily

Note:

PG: Bangkok Airways www.bangkokair.com

Flights Samui to Hong Kong

FlightDepartureArriveDays
PG80511.3515.55Daily

Flights Hong Kong – Samui

FlightDepartureArriveDays
PG80617.0519.20 Daily

Note:

PG: Bangkok Airways www.bangkokair.com

Flights Samui to Kuala Lumpur

FlightDepartureArriveDays
MH987314.5517.55Daily
J8 68316.1519.30Thu
J8 68116.4520.00Sun

Flights Kuala Lumpur Samui

FlightDepartureArriveDays
MH987213.3514.35Daily
J8 68014.3015.45Thu
J8 68215.0016.15Sun

Note:

MH: Malaysia Airlines www.malaysiaairlines.com

J8: Berjaya Air www.berjaya-air.com

Flights Samui to Singapore

FlightDepartureArriveDays
PG96116.3019.20Daily

Flights Singapore to Samui

FlightDepartureArriveDays
PG96220.1021.00Daily

Note:

PG: Bangkok Airways www.bangkokair.com

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