Koh Samui is one of many beautiful, palm-fringed islands off the coast of Thailand, and is the country’s second largest island. It has long been a popular tourist destination for everyone from honeymoon couples to backpackers, and it is also popular with families and groups. It is situated off the east coast, in the Gulf of Thailand, and is known for its beautiful beaches, mountainous interior, rainforest and coconut groves. It’s clear, warm water also makes it popular with snorkelers and divers. Popular attractions in the area include the Angthong National Marine Park and Big Buddha Beach.
Flying to Koh Samui
1. Which airports serve Bangkok to Koh Samui?
There are plenty of daily flights from Bangkok to Koh Samui. They all leave from Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport.
All flights from Bangkok will arrive at Samui International Airport, also known as Koh Samui Airport, which is located in the north of the island, near Bo Phut beach. There are taxis, shuttles and car rental companies at the airport. Many hotels offer a free transfer for guests.
2. Which airlines operate flights from Bangkok to Koh Samui?
Bangkok Airways owns Koh Samui Airport, and they are the main airline offering flights from Bangkok to Koh Samui, with over 20 flights operating most day. Thai Airways also offer a couple of daily flights. All flights are direct.
3. How long is the flight?
You can expect your flight from Bangkok to Koh Samui to take approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes. There is no time difference.
4. Climate changes between Bangkok and Koh Samui
Throughout Thailand, the climate is tropical with high temperatures and high humidity. There is little real difference between Bangkok and Koh Samui in terms of climate, but being on Koh Samui sometimes feels cooler and fresher than being in the pollution and smog of a big city.
5. Culture differences and need-to-know
The Thai Baht is used throughout the country and can be acquired in your home country as well as at banks, hotels, and airports in Thailand. Popular credit cards such as Mastercard and Visa are also accepted.
If you are flying from Bangkok to Koh Samui, you are, of course, flying domestically and will not need a visa or passport. Non-Thai travelers will find it useful to carry their passports and other documents when traveling within the country, just in case they are asked to produce them.
Koh Samui Information
Koh Samui is a beautiful tropical island, with a wide variety of accommodation to suit any budget. Rent a modest, rustic beach hut or enjoy one of the high-end hotels complete with luxury spa. Excursions to the interior of the island to explore the rainforest are popular. One much-visited landmark is the golden Big Buddha statue at Wat Phra Yai Temple. The statue is 12 meters tall and is located on a tiny island connected to Koh Samui by a causeway. Known for its beautiful, white-sand beaches, Koh Samui is, unsurprisingly, a haven for water sports, offering scuba diving, snorkeling, sea kayaking, and water skiing. A day on the beach here is particularly relaxing, as it is common to be offered a Thai massage, carried out right there and then, on your beach mat or lounger.
Bangkok to Koh Samui Last modified: Feb 5, 2023 20:20 -05:00
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How far in advance should I book tickets from Bangkok to Koh Samui?
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Cheapest Day To Fly from Bangkok to Koh Samui
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Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from Bangkok to Koh Samui
Flights between some cities may be significantly cheaper if you choose a multi-stop airline ticket. Although these connecting flights sacrifice some convenience, on average, travelers save 20%-60% when they choose to fly multi-stop versus a direct flight.
The average price for connecting flights from Bangkok to Koh Samui is ฿7,322.
The average price for direct flights from Bangkok to Koh Samui is ฿4,294.
One Way Flights vs Round Trip Flights from Bangkok to Koh Samui
We have found that there is often no price difference between buying a round trip flight versus a one way flight. Increased flexibility is the main benefit when it comes to buying a one way flight from Bangkok to Koh Samui. However, booking a round trip flight can be a simpler process. You can compare round trip and one way flights by using our flight comparison.
The average price for one way flights from Bangkok to Koh Samui is ฿1,065.
The average price for round trip flights from Bangkok to Koh Samui is ฿4,294.
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