Koh Samui, the second largest Island of Thailand after Phuket, is firmly perched on the Gulf of Thailand as well as on the map of tourist destinations that everyone is talking about. This unspoilt archipelago is flush with coral reefs and gorgeous sandy white beaches lined with palm trees and coconut trees. The central part of the island is an uninhabited, unspoilt mountainous tropical rainforest jungle waiting to be explored by you. A romantic walk through the mangrove forest will lead you to a fresh water spring on the beach and will have taken you back to the time of Adam and Eve. Check out our offers flight + hotel to Koh Samui!
Things to do and places to see in Ko Samui
It is love at first sight as flights to Koh Samui fly over this untouched natural beauty of lush green forest. You can spend the day on a secluded lagoon or on a lively beach. Those travellers who love the nightlife will delight in the fact that the island comes alive every night, such as with full moon parties on the soft white sands. Thailand is for you whether you're a thrill seeker or looking for pristine, awesome beaches.
No trips to Koh Samui are complete without having done the following:
Visit the "Big Buddha", a colossal landmark and popular attraction
Dive into the clear blue waters or walk the thick jungle at Ang Thong National Marine Park
Swim in the most famous and picturesque waterfalls at Na Muang
A visit to the Wat Khunaram to see the mummified monk seated in a meditative position
Watch a tiger show at the zoo which is next to the Samui Aquarium
Trek up to the secret Buddha garden hidden away high in the hills
Learn about venom and venomous snakes at the snake farm located at Baan Taling Ngam
Get to Chaweng beach for music and dancing all night long
Snorkelling, diving or kayaking at any beach on Koh Samui
Visit the rock formations of Grandpa and Grandma which have a story of their own to tell
Ko Samui airports
The Samui International airport is considered the most beautifully designed airport which is in line with its natural surroundings. This airport is considered as one of the most exotic airports in the world.
The airport is located at drivable distance from all popular hotels and tourist spots with a few ground transportation options.
There are a few options for exit from the airport. You can take a private taxi or a private minivan from the airport to your destination from the arrival terminal. A minivan can accommodate up to six passengers at a time. The other option is to take a shared minivan. This could be going to various destinations across the island and dropping off tourists. If you prefer to drive and explore the island on your own, approach the rental car counters in the arrival area.
FAQ's about Ko Samui
How can I find cheap flights to Ko Samui at Opodo?
At Opodo you can find flights from £39 to Ko Samui. Our offers are the result of a combination of different technologies, machine learning algorithms and real searches form our customers in our platform, so you can get the options that better suits your needs when flying to Ko Samui.
When's the best time to book flights to Ko Samui?
The top month to book flights to Ko Samui is January, based on our Opodo UK customers.The next most popular booking period for Ko Samui flights is July.In third place: September.By this we mean when travellers book their tickets. For the best time to actually travel to Ko Samui, read on.
When's the best time to go to Ko Samui?
We checked our customers' flight searches, and the winner of best time to fly to Ko Samui is... December.The next best month to travel to Ko Samui is April.And let's not forget February, the third top choice for when to go to Ko Samui.However if you prefer things on the less busy side, we can also tell you (quietly) that the least popular month for flights to Ko Samui is June.
Which airlines fly to Ko Samui from the UK?
Airlines flying direct from the UK to Ko Samui include:
EVA Air, which flies from London and null to Ko Samui plus from null.
Thai Airways International, which has flights from London and null as well as null to Ko Samui.
Singapore Airlines, with flights from London to Ko Samui and Manchester and also from Birmingham.
Indirect flights from the UK to Ko Samui include:
EVA Air, which flies from London and null and also from null.
Bangkok Airways, with flights from London and Manchester to Ko Samui plus Aberdeen.
Emirates, which has flights from London and Manchester as well as from Birmingham to Ko Samui.
How early should I be at the airport to take a flight to Ko Samui?
To ensure punctuality for your flight to Ko Samui, it's essential to arrive at the airport at least two to three hours beforehand. This timeframe allows for necessary procedures such as check-ins, security screenings, customs, and boarding, all of which can consume considerable time. At Opodo, you'll discover unbeatable deals for flights to Ko Samui, departing from over 14 cities. Moreover, you can select from various services aimed at enhancing your airport experience, such as priority boarding and additional luggage allowances. For added convenience, when booking your flight with Opodo, consider including insurance or opting for a refundable fare to ensure a hassle-free journey to Ko Samui!
What is the name of Ko Samui’s airport?
Ko Samui is served by 1 airport[s]. Ko Samui Airport airport operates flights towards both domestic and international destinations within 14 cities, such as Bangkok, London and Manchester, the most popular routes.
How far is Ko Samui’s airport from the city centre?
Ko Samui’s airport Ko Samui Airport is located 2 miles from the city centre.
How much does it cost to travel from the airport to the city center of Ko Samui?
By Public transport: The price for the trip is about 2.18 GBP per person. By taxi: If you have more budget and prefer to take a taxi from Ko Samui Airport , for example, the average price for the ride to Ko Samui centre is around 0.92 GBP per km. By car: For more convenience and freedom during your stay, Opodo has the best offers of car rentals in Ko Samui. Pick your preferred car type and get from Ko Samui Airport to Ko Samui city centre on your own terms.
How much should I budget for a trip to Ko Samui?
If you are going to Ko Samui, here is a list with an average price of some goods:
- Inexpensive Restaurant: 1.74 GBP
- Mid Range Restaurante: 18.49 GBP
- Cheap Restaurant: 4.81 GBP
- Domestic Beer: 2.07 GBP
- Imported Beer: 2.61 GBP
- Coffee: 1.58 GBP
- SoftDrink: 0.39 GBP
- Water: 0.24 GBP
Airport codeUSMThe IATA code for the arrival airport on flights to Ko Samui is USM
Most popular airlineBangkok AirwaysMost popular airline with flights to Ko Samui
High seasonDecemberAccording to search data from our customers, December is the busiest time to fly to Ko Samui
Low seasonJuneAccording to search data from our customers, June is the least busy time to fly to Ko Samui