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There are 7 ways to get from Koh Samui Airport (USM) to Kuala Lumpur by plane, train, ferry, bus and ferry, bus, car ferry or car

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Fly to Kuala Lumpur, train  •  4h 45m

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

RM 745 - RM 1367

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Ferry, train  •  18h 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 207 - RM 523

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Fly to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah  •  7h 25m

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

RM 341 - RM 1421

Fly to Ipoh, train  •  20h 30m

  1. Fly from Koh Samui (USM) to Ipoh (IPH) USM - IPH
  2. Take the train from Ipoh to Kuala Lumpur

RM 354 - RM 2136

Bus and ferry, bus  •  22h 34m

  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 326

Bus and ferry, bus via George Town  •  24h 16m

  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 Terminal Bas Sungai Nibong to KL Sentral Station

RM 334

Car ferry, drive  •  12h 27m

  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 326 - RM 482

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Kuala Lumpur is 03 88810200.

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The cheapest way to get from Koh Samui Airport (USM) to Kuala Lumpur is to bus and ferry and bus which costs ฿2421 and takes 22h 34m.

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The quickest way to get from Koh Samui Airport (USM) to Kuala Lumpur is to fly and train which costs ฿5500 - ฿11000 and takes 4h 45m.

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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 34m.

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It is approximately 735 km to get from Koh Samui Airport (USM) to Kuala Lumpur.

The best way to get from Koh Samui Airport (USM) to Kuala Lumpur without a car is to ferry and train which takes 18h 23m and costs ฿1500 - ฿3900.

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It takes approximately 4h 45m 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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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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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 2:35 AM in Koh Samui Airport (USM) and 3:35 AM 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: 4h 45m

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

Bangkok Airways, Firefly and three other airlines fly from Koh Samui Airport (USM) 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
Scoot Tigerair
Website
flyscoot.com
Flights from Koh Samui to Ipoh via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
22h 5m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
RM 600 - RM 1700
Flights from Koh Samui to Ipoh via Suvarnabhumi, Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
18h 2m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
RM 430 - RM 2400
Flights from Koh Samui to Ipoh via Phuket, Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
27h 15m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
RM 320 - RM 2100
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/
KTM ETS Malaysia Railway
Phone
03 2267 1200
Email
cllcenter@ktmb.com.my
Website
ktmb.com.my
Train from Ipoh to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
RM 32 - RM 37
Website
http://www.ktmb.com.my
Silver
RM 24 - RM 26
Gold
RM 32 - RM 37
Platinum
RM 40 - RM 50
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
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
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
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
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
Twice daily
Estimated price
RM 108
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
Alisan Golden Coach Express
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
Ferry operators

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