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There are 8 ways to get from Ko Samui to Kuala Lumpur by plane, train, ferry, taxi, bus and ferry, bus, car ferry or car

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 to Kuala Lumpur, train  •  7h 45m

  1. Fly from Koh Samui (USM) to Kuala Lumpur (KUL) USM - KUL
  2. Take the train from Klia T1 to KL Sentral

RM 754 - RM 1474

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Ferry, train  •  16h 23m

  1. Take the ferry from Koh Samui Nathon Pier to Lomprayah Tapee River Surat Thani City
  2. Take the train from Surat Thani Train Station to Hat Yai
  3. Take the train from Hat Yai to Padang Besar
  4. Take the train from Padang Besar to Kuala Lumpur

RM 188 - RM 502

6 alternative options

Fly to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah  •  10h 25m

  1. Fly from Koh Samui (USM) to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah (SZB) USM - SZB

RM 352 - RM 1530

Ferry, taxi, train  •  15h 58m

  1. Take the ferry from Koh Samui Nathon Pier to Lomprayah Tapee River Surat Thani City
  2. Take a taxi from Lomprayah Tapee River Surat Thani City to Ban Song
  3. Take the train from Ban Song to Hat Yai
  4. Take the train from Hat Yai to Padang Besar
  5. Take the train from Padang Besar to Kuala Lumpur

RM 228 - RM 543

Bus and ferry, bus  •  19h 44m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Ko Samui to Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport
  2. Take the bus from Nakhon Si Thammarat to Hat Yai Bus Station
  3. Take the bus from Hat Yai to Terminal Bas Sungai Nibong
  4. Take the bus from Terminal Bas Sungai Nibong to KL Sentral Station

Ferry, bus and ferry, train  •  20h 44m

  1. Take the ferry from Koh Samui to Ko Tao
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Ko Tao to Hat Yai Bus Station
  3. Take the train from Padang Besar to Kuala Lumpur

RM 324 - RM 514

Ferry, bus and ferry, bus  •  22h 4m

  1. Take the ferry from Koh Samui to Ko Tao
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Ko Tao to Hat Yai Bus Station
  3. Take the bus from Hat Yai Chee Road to Hentian Duta

RM 279 - RM 314

Car ferry, drive  •  12h 1m

  1. Take the car ferry from Ko Samui Lipa Noi Pier to Don Sak Pier
  2. Drive from Don Sak Pier to Kuala Lumpur

RM 318 - RM 470

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The cheapest way to get from Ko Samui to Kuala Lumpur is to ferry and bus and ferry and bus which costs ฿2000 - ฿2400 and takes 22h 4m.

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The fastest way to get from Ko Samui to Kuala Lumpur is to fly and train. Taking this option will cost ฿5500 - ฿11000 and takes 7h 45m.

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The distance between Ko Samui and Kuala Lumpur is 737 km.

The best way to get from Ko Samui to Kuala Lumpur without a car is to ferry and taxi and train which takes 15h 58m and costs ฿1700 - ฿4100.

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It takes approximately 7h 45m to get from Ko Samui to Kuala Lumpur, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Koh Samui Airport to Kuala Lumpur Airport. The quickest flight takes 6h 15m and has one stopover.

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Kuala Lumpur is 1h ahead of Ko Samui. It is currently 3:41 AM in Ko Samui and 4:41 AM in Kuala Lumpur.

Jetstar Asia Airways, Malaysia Airlines, AirAsia and Bangkok Airways offer flights from Koh Samui Airport to Kuala Lumpur Airport.

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There are 4652+ hotels available in Kuala Lumpur. Prices start at RM 500 per night.

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The best way to get from Ko Samui to Koh Samui Airport is to bus which takes 1h and costs ฿140.

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Map of how to get from Ko Samui to Kuala Lumpur.
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  • Distance: 737.2 km
  • Duration: 7h 45m

What companies run services between Ko Samui, Thailand and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia?

Bangkok Airways, Firefly and three other airlines fly from Ko Samui to Kuala Lumpur 5 times a day.

Airlines
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Koh Samui to Kuala Lumpur via Phuket
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 1000 - RM 2100
Flights from Koh Samui to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Phuket, Penang
Ave. Duration
11h 15m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 330 - RM 1500
Flights from Koh Samui to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Suvarnabhumi, Penang
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
RM 420 - RM 1100
Flights from Koh Samui to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Singapore Changi, Penang
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 550 - RM 1600
Flights from Koh Samui to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Phuket, Kuala Lumpur, Senai
Ave. Duration
11h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 1000 - RM 2200
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Koh Samui to Kuala Lumpur via Krabi
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 220 - RM 1200
Flights from Koh Samui to Kuala Lumpur via Phuket
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 240 - RM 1200
Firefly
Website
fireflyz.com.my
Flights from Koh Samui to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Suvarnabhumi, Penang
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
RM 420 - RM 1100
Flights from Koh Samui to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Singapore Changi, Penang
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 550 - RM 1600
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Koh Samui to Kuala Lumpur via Phuket
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 1000 - RM 2100
Train operators
KLIA Express
Phone
+603 2267 8000
Website
kliaekspres.com
Train from Klia T1 to KL Sentral
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
RM 35 - RM 55
Website
http://www.kliaekspres.com/
State Railway of Thailand
Phone
1690
Email
webmaster.srt@railway.co.th
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Ban Song to Hat Yai
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
RM 12 - RM 150
Website
http://www.railway.co.th/main/timetable/time-train.html
Book at
https://12go.asia/en/operator/thai-railways
Schedules at
http://procurement.railway.co.th/checktime/checktime.asp?lenguage=Eng
3rd Class (Seat)
RM 12 - RM 26
2nd Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
RM 80 - RM 110
2nd Class (Air-conditioned Seat)
RM 40 - RM 55
1st Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
RM 110 - RM 150
Train from Hat Yai to Padang Besar
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
RM 6 - RM 130
Website
http://www.railway.co.th/main/timetable/time-train.html
Book at
https://12go.asia/en/operator/thai-railways
Schedules at
http://procurement.railway.co.th/checktime/checktime.asp?lenguage=Eng
3rd Class (Seat)
RM 6 - RM 21
2nd Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
RM 75 - RM 100
2nd Class (Air-conditioned Seat)
RM 30 - RM 45
1st Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
RM 95 - RM 130
Train from Surat Thani Train Station to Hat Yai
Ave. Duration
5h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
RM 14 - RM 160
Website
http://www.railway.co.th/main/timetable/time-train.html
Book at
https://12go.asia/en/operator/thai-railways
Schedules at
http://procurement.railway.co.th/checktime/checktime.asp?lenguage=Eng
3rd Class (Seat)
RM 14 - RM 28
2nd Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
RM 80 - RM 110
2nd Class (Air-conditioned Seat)
RM 40 - RM 60
1st Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
RM 120 - RM 160
KTM ETS Malaysia Railway
Phone
03 2267 1200
Email
cllcenter@ktmb.com.my
Website
ktmb.com.my
Train from Padang Besar to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
RM 70 - RM 85
Website
http://www.ktmb.com.my
Silver
RM 49 - RM 53
Gold
RM 70 - RM 85
Platinum
RM 95 - RM 120
Bus operators
Seatran Discovery
Phone
(+66) 02 240 2582
Email
info@seatrandiscovery.com
Website
seatrandiscovery.com
Bus and ferry from Ko Samui to Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
seatrandiscovery.com
Book at
12go.asia
Bus and ferry from Ko Tao to Hat Yai Bus Station
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
RM 148
Schedules at
seatrandiscovery.com
Book at
12go.asia
Nakhonborrikarn
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Nakhon Si Thammarat to Hat Yai Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
RM 26
Schedules at
12go.asia
Beh Travel & Tour Sdn
Phone
019 - 545 3888
Email
beh_travel@outlook.com
Website
behtravelandtour.com
Bus from Hat Yai to Terminal Bas Sungai Nibong
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
RM 40
Schedules at
behtravelandtour.com
KPB Express
Phone
+604 332 6815
Website
kpbekspres.com
Bus from Terminal Bas Sungai Nibong to KL Sentral Station
Ave. Duration
4h 54m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
RM 38
Schedules at
easybook.com
Alisan Golden Coach Express
Ferry operators
Lomprayah
Phone
+66 (0) 2629 0011
Email
info@lomprayah.com
Website
lomprayah.com
Ferry from Koh Samui Nathon Pier to Lomprayah Tapee River Surat Thani City
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
RM 75 - RM 100
Schedules at
lomprayah.com
Book at
12go.asia
Ferry from Koh Samui Nathon Pier to Ko Tao
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
RM 70 - RM 100
Schedules at
lomprayah.com
Book at
12go.asia
Seatran Discovery
Phone
(+66) 02 240 2582
Email
info@seatrandiscovery.com
Website
seatrandiscovery.com
Ferry from Koh Samui to Ko Tao
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
RM 75 - RM 95
Schedules at
seatrandiscovery.com
Book at
12go.asia
Songserm
Phone
+662 629 3415
Email
info@songserm.com
Website
songserm.com
Ferry from Koh Samui Nathon Pier to Ko Tao
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
RM 60 - RM 80
Schedules at
songserm.com
Book at
12go.asia
Raja Ferry
Phone
02 2768 211-2
Email
info@rajaferryport.com
Website
rajaferryport.com
Car ferry from Ko Samui Lipa Noi Pier to Don Sak Pier
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
RM 25
Schedules at
rajaferryport.com
Book at
12go.asia
Other operators
Taxi from Lomprayah Tapee River Surat Thani City to Ban Song
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Estimated price
RM 65 - RM 80
Taxi Surat Thani Group
Phone
+66 61 623 8333
Taxi Muang Surat Thani
Phone
+66 62 073 5090
Grab Taxi
Website
grab.com

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