There are 5 ways to get from Kuala Lumpur to Ko Samui by train, plane, bus or bus and ferry

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

There is no direct connection from Kuala Lumpur to Ko Samui. However, you can take the train to Kuala Lumpur airport, fly to Koh Samui, then take the taxi to Ko Samui. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Kuala Lumpur to Ko Samui via Hat Yai, Hat Yai Bus Terminal, and Surat Thani in around 15 h 52 min.

Airlines
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Koh Samui
Avg. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Koh Samui via Phuket
Avg. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Koh Samui via Bangkok
Avg. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
SilkAir
Website
silkair.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Koh Samui via Singapore
Avg. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Train operators
KLIA Express
Website
kliaekspres.com
Train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
Avg. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
kliaekspres.com
State Railway of Thailand
Bus operators
Sukhothai Tour Hat Yai
Website
sukhothaitourhatyai.com
Bus from Hat Yai Bus Terminal to Surathani Talad Kaset Station
Avg. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
sukhothaitourhatyai.com
Yellow Bus
Website
iloveyellowbus.com
Bus and ferry from Surat Thani to Koh Samui - Nathon
Avg. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
iloveyellowbus.com
Jolly Travel
Website
jollytravel.in.th
Bus from Kuala Lumpur Station to Hat Yai
Avg. Duration
8 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$19
Schedules at
jollytravel.in.th
Book at
12go.asia
Sri Maju
Website
srimaju.com
Bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Hat Yai Bus Station
Avg. Duration
8 h 36 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$16
Schedules at
srimaju.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Kuala Lumpur to Ko Samui?

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

What is the cheapest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Ko Samui?

The cheapest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Ko Samui is to bus and Mini Van and bus and ferry which costs RM 140 and takes 18 h 41 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Ko Samui?

The quickest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Ko Samui is to train and fly which takes 4 h 34 min and costs RM 850.

Is there a direct bus between Kuala Lumpur and Ko Samui?

No, there is no direct bus from Kuala Lumpur to Ko Samui. However, there are services departing from Kuala Lumpur Station and arriving at Koh Samui - Nathon via Hat Yai Bus Terminal and Surat Thani. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 52 min.

How long does it take to get from Kuala Lumpur to Ko Samui?

It takes approximately 4 h 34 min to get from Kuala Lumpur to Ko Samui, including transfers.