There are 6 ways to get from Koh Samui Airport (USM) to Kuala Lumpur by plane, train, ferry, 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, train  •  2h 25m

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

RM 369 - RM 1883

Cheapest option

Ferry, train  •  18h 26m

  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 Padang Besar
  3. Take the train from Padang Besar to Kuala Lumpur

RM 179 - RM 403

4 alternative options

Bus and ferry, bus  •  22h 44m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Koh Samui Airport 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 324

Bus and ferry, bus via Ipoh  •  24h 5m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Koh Samui Airport to Ko Tao
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Ko Tao to Hat Yai Bus Station
  3. Take the bus from Hat Yai to Terminal Amanjaya
  4. Take the bus from Ipoh Aman Jaya to Terminal Bersepadu Selatan

RM 331 - RM 351

Bus and ferry, bus via George Town  •  24h 8m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Koh Samui Airport to Ko Tao
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Ko Tao to Hat Yai Bus Station
  3. Take the bus from Hat Yai to Terminal Bas Sungai Nibong
  4. Take the bus from Sungai Nibong to Hentian Duta

RM 333

Car ferry, drive  •  12h 33m

  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 350 - RM 506

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Koh Samui Airport (USM) to Kuala Lumpur is to ferry and train which costs ฿1300 - ฿3000 and takes 18h 26m.

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The quickest way to get from Koh Samui Airport (USM) to Kuala Lumpur is to fly and train which costs ฿2600 - ฿14000 and takes 2h 25m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Koh Samui Airport (USM) to Kuala Lumpur. However, there are services departing from Koh Samui Airport and arriving at Hentian Duta via Ko Tao and Hat Yai Chee Road. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22h 44m.

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The distance between Koh Samui Airport (USM) and Kuala Lumpur is 735 km.

The best way to get from Koh Samui Airport (USM) to Kuala Lumpur without a car is to ferry and train which takes 18h 26m and costs ฿1300 - ฿3000.

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It takes approximately 2h 25m to get from Koh Samui Airport (USM) to Kuala Lumpur, including transfers.

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Koh Samui Airport (USM) to Kuala Lumpur bus services, operated by Seatran Discovery, depart from Koh Samui Airport station.

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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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Koh Samui Airport (USM) to Kuala Lumpur bus services, operated by Alisan Golden Coach Express, arrive at Hentian Duta station.

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Kuala Lumpur is 1h ahead of Koh Samui Airport (USM). It is currently 10:33 PM in Koh Samui Airport (USM) and 11:33 PM in Kuala Lumpur.

Map of how to get from Koh Samui Airport (USM) to Kuala Lumpur.
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  • Distance: 735.3 km
  • Duration: 2h 25m

What companies run services between Koh Samui Airport (USM), Thailand and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia?

There is no direct connection from Koh Samui Airport (USM) to Kuala Lumpur. However, you can fly to Kuala Lumpur, take the walk to Klia T1, then take the train to Kuala Lumpur. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Koh Samui Airport (USM) to Kuala Lumpur via Koh Samui Nathon Pier, Koh Samui Nathon Pier, Lomprayah Tapee River Surat Thani City, Surat Thani Train Station, Padang Besar, and Padang Besar in around 18h 26m.

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
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 Padang Besar
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
RM 16 - RM 170
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 16 - RM 30
2nd Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
RM 85 - RM 120
2nd Class (Air-conditioned Seat)
RM 45 - RM 65
1st Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
RM 120 - RM 170
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
Seatran Discovery
Phone
(+66) 02 240 2582
Email
info@seatrandiscovery.com
Website
seatrandiscovery.com
Bus and ferry from Koh Samui Airport to Ko Tao
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
RM 103
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 151
Schedules at
seatrandiscovery.com
Book at
12go.asia
Alisan Golden Coach Express
Express Kesatuan
Phone
+6016-5217774
Website
easybook.com
Bus from Hat Yai to Terminal Amanjaya
Ave. Duration
5h 43m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
RM 55
Schedules at
easybook.com
Bus from Ipoh Aman Jaya to Terminal Bersepadu Selatan Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
3h 8m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
RM 25
Schedules at
easybook.com
Plusliner
Phone
+60 3 4045 8878
Email
talk2us@ktb.com.my
Website
plusliner.com.my
Bus from Ipoh Aman Jaya to Terminal Bersepadu Selatan
Ave. Duration
3h 9m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
RM 22
Schedules at
plusliner.com.my
Book at
easybook.com
Transnasional
Phone
+60 3 4045 8878
Email
talk2us@ktb.com.my
Website
transnasional.com.my
Bus from Ipoh to Terminal Bersepadu Selatan
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
RM 21
Schedules at
transnasional.com.my
Book at
easybook.com
Bus from Sungai Nibong to Hentian Duta
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
RM 39
Schedules at
transnasional.com.my
Book at
easybook.com
Sri Maju
Phone
+604 313 4620
Email
srimajutours@srimaju.com
Website
srimaju.com
Bus from Terminal Amanjaya to Terminal Bersepadu Selatan
Ave. Duration
3h 9m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
RM 25
Schedules at
srimaju.com
Book at
easybook.com
Perak Transit
Phone
05-255 1128
Email
enquiry@peraktransit.com.my
Website
peraktransit.com.my
Bus from Ipoh Amanjaya to Terminal Bersepadu Selatan
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
RM 22 - RM 35
Schedules at
peraktransit.com.my
Book 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
KBES (Konsortium Bas Ekspres)
Phone
05-891 7382
Website
kbes.com.my
Bus from Sungai Nibong to Hentian Duta
Ave. Duration
4h 46m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
RM 39
Schedules at
kbes.com.my
Book at
easybook.com
Ferry operators

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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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