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There are 5 ways to get from Chiang Mai to Koh Samui Airport (USM) by plane, train, bus and ferry or bus

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly  •  2h 53m

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

$141 - $451

Cheapest option

Train, bus and ferry  •  22h 50m

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

$59 - $140

3 alternative options

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

  1. Take the bus from Chiang Mai 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 via Chumphon  •  27h 15m

  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

$64 - $134

Bus Greenbus Thailand, bus and ferry  •  34h 39m

  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

$84 - $102

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The cheapest way to get from Chiang Mai to Koh Samui Airport (USM) is to train and bus and ferry which costs ฿2100 - ฿4400 and takes 27h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Chiang Mai to Koh Samui Airport (USM) is to fly which costs ฿4600 - ฿15000 and takes 2h 53m.

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

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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 22h 50m and costs ฿1900 - ฿4600.

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It takes approximately 2h 53m 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 Chiang Mai station.

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

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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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Map of how to get from Chiang Mai to Koh Samui Airport (USM).
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  • Distance: 646.1 miles
  • Duration: 2h 53m

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
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Chiang Mai to Koh Samui via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Phone
1690
Email
webmaster.srt@railway.co.th
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Chiang Mai to Bang Sue
Ave. Duration
10h 10m
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 Surat Thani Train Station
Ave. Duration
8h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $50
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$5 - $9
2nd Class (Seat)
$12 - $17
2nd Class (Berth)
$21 - $29
1st Class (Berth)
$35 - $50
Train from Chiang Mai to Hua Lamphong
Ave. Duration
10h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
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 Hua Lamphong to Chumphon
Ave. Duration
6h 36m
Frequency
Hourly
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 - $27
1st Class (Berth)
$30 - $45
Bus operators
Yellow Bus
Phone
038-967965-7
Email
yellowbus2008@gmail.com
Website
iloveyellowbus.com
Bus and ferry from Surat Thani to Koh Samui - Nathon
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $10
Schedules at
iloveyellowbus.com
Sombat Tour
Phone
077 281 110
Website
sombattour.com
Bus from Chiang Mai to Hua Hin
Ave. Duration
12h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Schedules at
sombattour.com
Star
$20
Super
$23
Supreme
$30 - $32
Seatran Discovery
Phone
(+66) 02 240 2582
Email
info@seatrandiscovery.com
Website
seatrandiscovery.com
Bus and ferry from Ko Tao to Koh Samui Airport
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
seatrandiscovery.com
Book at
12go.asia
Songserm
Phone
+662 629 3415
Email
info@songserm.com
Website
songserm.com
Bus and ferry from Chumphon Train to Ko Phangan
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26
Schedules at
songserm.com
Book at
12go.asia
Greenbus Thailand
Phone
0-5326-6480
Email
servicecenter@greenbusthailand.com
Website
greenbusthailand.com
Bus from เชียงใหม่ Chaing Mai to แพร่ Phrae
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $16
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Bus from Phrae Bus Terminal to Chumphon
Ave. Duration
15h 27m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Book at
12go.asia
Fame Tour
Phone
0 7757 1077
Website
chumphon-kohtao.com
Bus and ferry from Chumphon to Ko Tao
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
chumphon-kohtao.com
Book at
12go.asia

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There are 2060+ hotels available in Koh Samui Airport (USM). Prices start at $22 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Chiang Mai to Chiang Mai Airport is to bus which takes 8m and costs ฿20.

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