Fly to Koh Samui

Dozens of years ago, Koh Samui was accessible only by boat. That was a long and sometimes dangerous journey across the Gulf of Thailand. In 1989 on Samui was open the first (and for today unique) Airport.  Bangkok Airways was the only airline operating in Samui Airport for many years. At present time 7 companies ensure international flights to Koh Samui Island. In this article, we will explain how to fly to Koh Samui Island in Thailand.

Koh Samui Airport

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The most convenient way to fly to Koh Samui is from Suvarnabhumi airport in Bangkok. There are over twenty flights a day from Bangkok Airways. Most of the connection with International flights are made by Bangkok Suvarnabhumi airport. Bangkok – Koh Samui is only one hour flight.

As well there is direct flights to Koh Samui Airport from Singapore, Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) or Hong Kong, Chengdu (China), Guangzhou (China) (from December 2016), Chongqing (China), Penang (Malaysia) and Kunming (China).

In addition Koh Samui Airport is one of the most cozy and beautiful Airports in the World. The majority of the space is outdoor, crowned by a  blooming garden with a large variety of tropical flora. The flying road is passing across Chaweng beach, wich is amazing to observe from the sky. There is no doubt, Samui Airport has a welcoming atmosphere.




Bangkok Airways:

Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi, Chiang Mai, Krabi, Pattaya–U-Tapao, Phuket,

Chengdu, Guangzhou (begins 14 December 2016),

Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur–International, Singapore

Beijing Capital Airlines: Chongqing
Firefly: Kuala Lumpur–Subang, Penang
Lucky Air: Chengdu, Kunming
SilkAir Singapore
Thai Airways  Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi
Tibet Airlines  Chengdu


Surat Thani Airport

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Surat Thani  Airport is an option for those who like boat trips. The Surat Thani airport is at  21 km west from Surat Thani (the city center of Samui’s Province). From the Surat Thani Airport take a  Ferry transfer, catamaran transfer or by Speed boat till our tropical Island. Tickets are available at the Airport. However, from the airport to the pier, a minivan transfer is usually included in the boat ticket.

8 airlines offer  direct flights to Surat Thani Airport. Direct flight available from Bangkok (Don Mueng airport), Hangzhou (China), Wuhan (China), Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), Chengdu (China), Changsha (China) and Chongqing (China).



Air China: Hangzhou, Wuhan
AirAsia: Kuala Lumpur–International
China Eastern Airlines: Chengdu
Nok Air: Bangkok-Don Mueang
Spring Airlines: Chengdu
Thai AirAsia: Bangkok-Don Mueang, Chiang Mai
Thai Airways: operated by Thai Smile Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi
Thai Lion Air:

Bangkok-Don Mueang

Seasonal Charter: Changsha, Chongqing


To sum up, the shortest way to get to Koh Samui Island is from Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport to Koh Samui Airport.


Samui Turquoise Villas arrange a free of charge pick-up and drop-off from Koh Samui Airport or from any pier on the Island if you arrive at Surat Thani Airport.

We recommend you to stay at Samui Turquoise villas!  There is 3 villas available : Villa#1 , Villa#2 and Villa Duo.

Samui Turquoise Villas are more than just vacation villas! The rates include the Services of a Villa Manager, Thai Cooking Chef, Maid, and Gardener.