There are 6 ways to get from Chiang Mai to Koh Samui Airport (USM) by plane, train, bus and ferry, bus or ferry

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Fly  •  2 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Chiang Mai (CNX) to Koh Samui (USM) CNX - USM

$140 - $450

Cheapest option

Train, bus and ferry  •  23 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Chiang Mai to Bang Sue
  2. Take the train from Bang Sue to Suratthani Train Station
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Surat Thani to Koh Samui - Nathon

$61 - $141

4 alternative options

Bus Sombat Tour, bus and ferry  •  23 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal to Hua Hin
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Lomprayah Ticket Office Hua Hin to Ko Tao
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Ko Tao to Koh Samui Airport

Train, bus and ferry, ferry  •  23 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Chiang Mai to Hua Lamphong
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Lomprayah Bus Station Khao San to Ko Tao
  3. Take the ferry from Ko Tao to Bangrak Pier Koh Samui

$71 - $109

Train, bus and ferry via Chumphon  •  27 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Chiang Mai to Hua Lamphong
  2. Take the train from Hua Lamphong to Chumphon
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Chumphon Train to Ko Phangan

$66 - $135

Bus Greenbus Thailand, bus and ferry  •  34 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from เชียงใหม่ Chaing Mai to แพร่ Phrae 169
  2. Take the bus from Phrae Bus Terminal to Chumphon 780
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Chumphon to Ko Tao
  4. Take the bus and ferry from Ko Tao to Koh Samui Airport

$82 - $110

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chiang Mai to Koh Samui Airport (USM) is to train and bus and ferry and ferry which costs ฿2200 - ฿3600 and takes 23 h 54 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chiang Mai to Koh Samui Airport (USM) is to fly which costs ฿4500 - ฿15000 and takes 2 h 57 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chiang Mai to Koh Samui Airport (USM). However, there are services departing from Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal and arriving at Koh Samui Airport via Lomprayah Ticket Office Hua Hin and Ko Tao. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 23 h 53 min.

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The distance between Chiang Mai and Koh Samui Airport (USM) is 1034 km.

The best way to get from Chiang Mai to Koh Samui Airport (USM) without a car is to train and bus and ferry which takes 23 h 20 min and costs ฿1900 - ฿4600.

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It takes approximately 2 h 57 min to get from Chiang Mai to Koh Samui Airport (USM), including transfers.

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Chiang Mai to Koh Samui Airport (USM) bus services, operated by Sombat Tour, depart from Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal station.

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The quickest flight from Chiang Mai Airport to Koh Samui Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 45 min.

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Chiang Mai to Koh Samui Airport (USM) bus services, operated by Seatran Discovery, arrive at Koh Samui Airport station.

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Thai Smile and Bangkok Airways offer flights from Chiang Mai Airport to Koh Samui Airport.

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There are 1928+ hotels available in Koh Samui Airport (USM). Prices start at $21 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Chiang Mai to Chiang Mai Airport is to bus which takes 12 min and costs ฿12 - ฿15.

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Map of how to get from Chiang Mai to Koh Samui Airport (USM).
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  • Distance: 646.1 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 57 min

What companies run services between Chiang Mai, Thailand and Koh Samui Airport (USM), Thailand?

Bangkok Airways, Thai Airways International and Thai Smile fly from Chiang Mai to Koh Samui Airport (USM) hourly.

Airlines
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Koh Samui
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Chiang Mai to Koh Samui via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Chiang Mai to Bang Sue
Ave. Duration
10 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $50
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$6 - $10
2nd Class (Seat)
$13 - $19
2nd Class (Berth)
$22 - $30
1st Class (Berth)
$35 - $50
Train from Bang Sue to Suratthani Train Station
Ave. Duration
8 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $50
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$6 - $9
2nd Class (Seat)
$12 - $18
2nd Class (Berth)
$22 - $29
1st Class (Berth)
$35 - $50
Train from Chiang Mai to Hua Lamphong
Ave. Duration
10 h 35 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $50
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$6 - $10
2nd Class (Seat)
$13 - $19
2nd Class (Berth)
$23 - $30
1st Class (Berth)
$35 - $50
Train from Hua Lamphong to Chumphon
Ave. Duration
6 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $45
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$4 - $8
2nd Class (Seat)
$11 - $16
2nd Class (Berth)
$20 - $28
1st Class (Berth)
$30 - $45
Bus operators
Yellow Bus
Website
iloveyellowbus.com
Bus and ferry from Surat Thani to Koh Samui - Nathon
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $10
Schedules at
iloveyellowbus.com
Sombat Tour
Phone
+66 27921456
Website
sombattour.com
Bus from Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal to Hua Hin
Ave. Duration
12 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Schedules at
sombattour.com
Book at
12go.asia
Star
$20
Super
$22
Supreme
$29 - $32
Lomprayah
Website
lomprayah.com
Bus and ferry from Lomprayah Ticket Office Hua Hin to Ko Tao
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
lomprayah.com
Book at
12go.asia
Bus and ferry from Lomprayah Bus Station Khao San to Ko Tao
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$39
Schedules at
lomprayah.com
Book at
12go.asia
Seatran Discovery
Website
seatrandiscovery.com
Bus and ferry from Ko Tao to Koh Samui Airport
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19
Schedules at
seatrandiscovery.com
Book at
12go.asia
Songserm
Website
songserm.com
Bus and ferry from Chumphon Train to Ko Phangan
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27
Schedules at
songserm.com
Book at
12go.asia
Greenbus Thailand
Website
greenbusthailand.com
Bus from เชียงใหม่ Chaing Mai to แพร่ Phrae
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $16
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Bus from Phrae Bus Terminal to Chumphon
Ave. Duration
15 h 27 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Book at
12go.asia
Fame Tour
Website
chumphon-kohtao.com
Bus and ferry from Chumphon to Ko Tao
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$31
Schedules at
chumphon-kohtao.com
Book at
12go.asia
Ferry operators
Seatran Discovery
Website
seatrandiscovery.com
Ferry from Ko Tao to Bangrak Pier Koh Samui
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $20
Schedules at
seatrandiscovery.com
Book at
12go.asia

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