There are 6 ways to get from Ko Samui to Kuala Lumpur by plane, train, bus and ferry, 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.

Recommended option

Fly from Koh Samui, train  •  5h 25m

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

RM 379 - RM 1989

Cheapest option

Ferry, train  •  15h 45m

  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 165 - RM 504

4 alternative options

Bus and ferry to Surat Thani, fly, train  •  6h 50m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Koh Samui Nathon Pier to Surat Thani Airport
  2. Fly from Surat Thani (URT) to Kuala Lumpur (KUL) URT - KUL
  3. Take the train from Klia T1 to KL Sentral

RM 396 - RM 1298

Bus and ferry, bus  •  17h 7m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Ko Samui to Krabi Lomprayah Bus Terminal
  2. Take the bus from Krabi Bus Station to Satun
  3. Take the bus from Kuala Perlis to Hentian Duta

RM 264 - RM 312

Ferry, bus and ferry, bus  •  23h 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 Hatyai to Terminal Bersepadu Selatan

RM 262 - RM 338

Car ferry, drive  •  12h 7m

  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 341 - RM 493

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Ko Samui to Kuala Lumpur is to bus and ferry and bus which costs ฿1900 - ฿2300 and takes 17h 7m.

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The quickest way to get from Ko Samui to Kuala Lumpur is to fly and train which costs ฿2700 - ฿15000 and takes 5h 25m.

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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 train which takes 15h 45m and costs ฿1200 - ฿3700.

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It takes approximately 5h 25m to get from Ko Samui to Kuala Lumpur, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Koh Samui Airport to Kuala Lumpur Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 35m.

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Kuala Lumpur is 1h ahead of Ko Samui. It is currently 11:24 PM in Ko Samui and 12:24 AM in Kuala Lumpur.

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

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There are 4848+ 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: 5h 25m

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

There is no direct connection from Ko Samui to Kuala Lumpur. However, you can take the bus to Koh Samui Airport, take the walk to Koh Samui airport, fly to Kuala Lumpur, take the walk to Klia T1, then take the train to Kuala Lumpur. Alternatively, you can take the bus and ferry to Surat Thani Airport, take the walk to Surat Thani airport, fly to Kuala Lumpur, take the walk to Klia T1, then take the train to Kuala Lumpur.

Airlines
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Koh Samui to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 320 - RM 2700
Flights from Koh Samui to Kuala Lumpur via Phuket
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 600 - RM 2900
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Koh Samui to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 320 - RM 2700
Flights from Koh Samui to Kuala Lumpur via Phuket
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 600 - RM 2900
SilkAir
Website
silkair.com
Flights from Koh Samui to Kuala Lumpur via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 750 - RM 2400
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Surat Thani to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 110 - RM 550
Train operators
KLIA Express
Phone
+603 2267 8000
Website
kliaekspres.com
Train from Klia T1 to KL Sentral
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
RM 40 - RM 70
Website
http://www.kliaekspres.com/
State Railway of Thailand
Phone
1690
Email
webmaster.srt@railway.co.th
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Surat Thani Train Station to Hat Yai
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
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 120
2nd Class (Air-conditioned Seat)
RM 40 - RM 60
1st Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
RM 120 - RM 160
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 22
2nd Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
RM 75 - RM 110
2nd Class (Air-conditioned Seat)
RM 30 - RM 50
1st Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
RM 95 - RM 130
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 29m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
RM 45 - 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
Lomprayah
Phone
+66 (0) 2629 0011
Email
info@lomprayah.com
Website
lomprayah.com
Bus and ferry from Koh Samui Nathon Pier to Surat Thani Airport
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
RM 110 - RM 130
Schedules at
lomprayah.com
Book at
12go.asia
Bus and ferry from Ko Samui to Krabi Lomprayah Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
RM 140 - RM 160
Schedules at
lomprayah.com
Book at
12go.asia
bus
Bus from Krabi Bus Station to Satun
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
RM 34
Intercity Coach
Phone
+6012 4703155
Website
intercity.my
Bus from Kuala Perlis to Hentian Duta
Ave. Duration
5h 32m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
RM 50
Schedules at
intercity.my
Book at
easybook.com
Cosmic Express
Phone
03-6205 1399
Website
cosmicexpress.com.my
Bus from Kuala Perlis to Hentian Duta
Ave. Duration
6h 58m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
RM 55
Schedules at
cosmicexpress.com.my
Book at
easybook.com
Seatran Discovery
Phone
(+66) 02 240 2582
Email
info@seatrandiscovery.com
Website
seatrandiscovery.com
Bus and ferry from Ko Tao to Hat Yai Bus Station
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
RM 151
Schedules at
seatrandiscovery.com
Book at
12go.asia
Alisan Golden Coach Express
Phone
603-62637668
Website
alisangoldencoach.com.my
Bus from Hatyai to Terminal Bersepadu Selatan
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
RM 79
Schedules at
alisangoldencoach.com.my
Book at
12go.asia
Suasana Edaran
Phone
+60 3-2143 2299
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Hatyai to Terminal Bersepadu Selatan
Ave. Duration
8h 33m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
RM 65
Schedules at
easybook.com
Sri Maju
Phone
+604 313 4620
Email
srimajutours@srimaju.com
Website
srimaju.com
Bus from Hatyai to Terminal Bersepadu Selatan
Ave. Duration
8h 19m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
RM 55
Schedules at
srimaju.com
Book at
12go.asia
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
1h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
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
1h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
RM 75 - 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
3 times a day
Estimated price
RM 75 - RM 100
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
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
RM 50 - RM 75
Schedules at
songserm.com
Book at
12go.asia
Raja Ferry

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