Discover Koh Samui Airport: Your Gateway to Paradise

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Discover Koh Samui Airport: Your Gateway to Paradise

Koh Samui airport serves as the primary gateway to the stunning island. Here, you can find all the essential practical information, including details about airlines, transportation options, and everything you need to know for a seamless arrival experience.


An airport that handles all the traffic

Koh Samui Airport (in Thai: ท่าอากาศยานนานาชาติสมุย) is one of Thailand’s airports. It’s exclusively owned by Bangkok Airways, which holds a virtual monopoly on air traffic to the island.

In practice, Bangkok Airways operates nearly all domestic flights and the vast majority of international flights to Koh Samui. Additionally, three other airlines have limited operations to the island:

  • Thai Airways operates only 2 daily flights catering to European passengers on stopovers in Bangkok.
  • Chengdu Airlines provides flights to and from Chengdu.
  • SilkAir offers flights to and from Singapore.

The airport, which opened in 1989, continues to experience a surge in traffic. Despite Bangkok Airways’ near-monopoly, it stands as the second busiest airport in Thailand, only after Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi airport.

Destinations from Koh Samui Airport

Types of flightDestinations
Domestic flightsBangkok, Pattaya, Phuket
International flightsSingapour, Hong Kong, Chengdu
New LinesDubaï, Shanghai, Bali, Kuala Lumpur

Getting to/from Koh Samui airport

Public transportation:

Since 2018, the island has been served by two bus routes, both of which have the airport as their final destination.

  • Line 1. Stops: Airport, Bang Rak Pier, Bo Phut, Mae Nam, Bang Por, Nathon Pier.
  • Line 2. Stops : Airport, Chaweng, Lamai, Huanon, Namuang, Ban Sa Ket, Ban Lipa Noi, Ban Lipa Yai, Nathon Pier.

Services operate from 08:00 to 22:00 with departures scheduled every hour.


Car Rental Options:

Multiple car rental agencies, such as Avis and Budget, are available at the airport. Use the search engine below to streamline the process and compare prices efficiently.


Taxis and Minibuses:

For transportation to and from the airport, you have the option to take a taxi (car or minibus) or a minibus. Minibuses will depart only when at least 5 passengers are present, and departures are approximately every fifteen minutes. Refer to the prices listed below.

DestinationsPrice Per Person:
Aéroport – Seatran Ferry – Bangrak100
Aéroport – BangRak100
Aéroport – Bophut100
Aéroport – Chaweng100
Aéroport – Maenam150
Aéroport – HuaTanon150
Aéroport – Lamai150
Aéroport – Bangpor / Bantai150
Aéroport – Lamai South200
Aéroport – Lamset600
Aéroport – Lipanoi600
Aéroport – Nathon Ferry200
Aéroport – Taling Ngam600

From the Airport to the Hotels:

Experience a stress-free journey to your hotel by booking a chauffeur-driven car or van. Avoid waiting and enjoy the convenience of having the driver meet you upon your arrival. For prices and booking, please visit the link here

Koh Samui Airport Facilities:

The airport boasts excellent amenities, including ATMs, a Spa, shops offering souvenirs and various knick-knacks, a bureau de change, and luggage lockers. Additionally, there is a restaurant area with a pizzeria for dining options.

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