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

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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Train, fly  •  4 h 52 min

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

$155 - $458

Cheapest option

Bus, Minivan, bus and ferry  •  16 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Hat Yai Bus Station
  2. Take the Minivan from Hat Yai Bus Terminal to Surathani Talad Kaset Station
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Surat Thani to Koh Samui - Nathon

$31 - $33

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Train, Minivan, bus and ferry  •  15 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Kuala Lumpur to Padang Besar
  2. Take the Minivan from Hat Yai Bus Terminal to Surathani Talad Kaset Station
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Surat Thani to Koh Samui - Nathon

$44 - $77

Train, bus and ferry  •  16 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Kuala Lumpur to Padang Besar
  2. Take the train from Padang Besar to Suratthani Train Station
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Surat Thani Train station to Koh Samui Nathon Pier

$46 - $84

Bus, Mini Van, bus and ferry  •  18 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Hatyai
  2. Take the Mini Van from Songkhla to Suratthani
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Surat Thani to Koh Samui - Nathon

$42 - $49

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Ko Samui is to bus and Minivan and bus and ferry which costs RM 125 - RM 135 and takes 16 h 47 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Ko Samui is to train and fly which costs RM 600 - RM 1900 and takes 4 h 52 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Kuala Lumpur to Ko Samui. However, there are services departing from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan and arriving at Koh Samui - Nathon via Hat Yai Bus Terminal and Surat Thani. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 47 min.

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

The best way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Ko Samui without a car is to train and Minivan and bus and ferry which takes 15 h 8 min and costs RM 180 - RM 320.

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It takes approximately 4 h 52 min to get from Kuala Lumpur to Ko Samui, including transfers.

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Kuala Lumpur to Ko Samui bus services, operated by Sri Maju, depart from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan station.

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The quickest flight from Kuala Lumpur Airport to Koh Samui Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 40 min.

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Kuala Lumpur to Ko Samui bus services, operated by Yellow Bus, arrive at Koh Samui - Nathon station.

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Ko Samui is 1 h behind Kuala Lumpur. It is currently 4:10 AM in Kuala Lumpur and 3:10 AM in Ko Samui.

Map of how to get from Kuala Lumpur to Ko Samui.
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  • Distance: 460.8 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 52 min

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 Klia T1, take the walk 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 Padang Besar, Khlong Ngae, Hat Yai Bus Terminal, Surathani Talad Kaset Station, and Surat Thani in around 15 h 8 min.

Airlines
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Koh Samui
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Koh Samui via Phuket
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Koh Samui via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Koh Samui via Phuket
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Koh Samui via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $1,000
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Koh Samui
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Koh Samui via Phuket
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
SilkAir
Website
silkair.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Koh Samui via Singapore
Ave. 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
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $17
Schedules at
kliaekspres.com
KTM ETS Malaysia Railway
Phone
03 2267 1200
Email
cllcenter@ktmb.com.my
Website
ktmb.com.my
Train from Kuala Lumpur to Padang Besar
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Schedules at
ktmb.com.my
Book at
12go.asia
Silver
$11 - $13
Gold
$17 - $20
Platinum
$23 - $27
State Railway of Thailand
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Padang Besar to Suratthani Train Station
Ave. Duration
6 h 28 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $40
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$3 - $7
2nd Class (Seat)
$10 - $14
2nd Class (Berth)
$19 - $26
1st Class (Berth)
$28 - $40
Bus operators
Minivan
Bus from Hat Yai Bus Terminal to Surathani Talad Kaset Station
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Yellow Bus
Website
iloveyellowbus.com
Bus and ferry from Surat Thani to Koh Samui - Nathon
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $10
Schedules at
iloveyellowbus.com
Sri Maju
Website
srimaju.com
Bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Hat Yai Bus Station
Ave. Duration
8 h 36 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
srimaju.com
Mini Van
Bus from Songkhla to Suratthani
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6

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

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There are 1901+ hotels available in Ko Samui. Prices start at $21 USD per night.

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