There are 4 ways to get from Chiang Mai to Koh Samui Airport (USM) by plane, bus, bus and ferry or train

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

Recommended option

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

$59 - $140

2 alternative options

Bus Thai Sriram Tour, bus and ferry  •  21 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Chiang Mai Old City to Khao San Road
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Lomprayah Bus Station Khao San to Koh Samui Mae Nam Catamaran

$78 - $82

Bus Greenbus Thailand, bus and ferry  •  34 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Chiang Mai to Uttaradit 876
  2. Take the bus from Uttaradit 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

$79 - $109

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chiang Mai to Koh Samui Airport (USM) is to bus and bus and ferry which costs ฿2500 - ฿2800 and takes 21 h 56 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chiang Mai to Koh Samui Airport (USM) is to fly which takes 2 h 57 min and costs ฿4600 - ฿15000.

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

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

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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 City Art & Cultural Center and arriving at Koh Samui Airport via Chiang Mai, Uttaradit, Chumphon and Ko Tao. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 34 h 23 min.

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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
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Koh Samui via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $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 - $18
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)
$5 - $9
2nd Class (Seat)
$12 - $17
2nd Class (Berth)
$21 - $29
1st Class (Berth)
$35 - $50
Bus operators
Thai Sriram Tour
Website
thaisriram.com
Bus from Chiang Mai Old City to Khao San Road
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
easybook.com
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
Nakhonchai Air
Website
nakhonchaiair.com
Bus from Chiang Mai to Uttaradit
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Schedules at
www2.nakhonchaiair.com
Book at
nakhonchaiair.com
Phetprasert Tour
Phone
056 720 720
Website
phetprasert.com
Bus from Chiang Mai to Uttaradit
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Schedules at
phetprasert.com
Greenbus Thailand
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
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

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