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

Recommended option

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 - $457

Cheapest option

Bus, Minivan, ferry  •  17 h 14 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 ferry from Lomprayah Tapee River Surat Thani City to Koh Samui Nathon Pier

$40 - $43

4 alternative options

Train, drive, Minivan, ferry  •  16 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Kuala Lumpur to Arau
  2. Drive from Bukit Ketri to Hat Yai Bus Terminal
  3. Take the Minivan from Hat Yai Bus Terminal to Surathani Talad Kaset Station
  4. Take the ferry from Lomprayah Tapee River Surat Thani City to Koh Samui Nathon Pier

$41 - $53

Train, bus and ferry  •  17 h 6 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

$45 - $82

Bus, bus and ferry  •  18 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Kangar
  2. Take the bus from Satun to Krabi Bus Station
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Krabi Lomprayah Bus Terminal to Koh Samui - Nathon

$45 - $50

Bus, train, bus and ferry  •  22 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Hatyai
  2. Take the train from Hat Yai to Thung Song
  3. Take the bus from Thung Song to Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport
  4. Take the bus and ferry from Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport to Ko Samui

$55 - $84

Questions & Answers

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 bus and ferry which takes 17 h 6 min and costs .

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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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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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Ko Samui is 1 h behind Kuala Lumpur. It is currently 1:31 AM in Kuala Lumpur and 12:31 AM in Ko Samui.

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

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There are 1915+ hotels available in Ko Samui. Prices start at $21 USD per night.

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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 the train to Arau, take the KTM Komuter to Bukit Ketri, take the drive to Hat Yai Bus Terminal, take the Minivan to Surathani Talad Kaset Station, take the walk to Lomprayah Tapee River Surat Thani City, then take the ferry to Koh Samui Nathon Pier.

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 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
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 Changi
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 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 15 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $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 Arau
Ave. Duration
5 h 18 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $18
Schedules at
ktmb.com.my
Book at
12go.asia
Silver
$11 - $12
Gold
$16 - $18
Platinum
$21 - $25
Train from Kuala Lumpur to Padang Besar
Ave. Duration
5 h 38 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Schedules at
ktmb.com.my
Book at
12go.asia
Silver
$11 - $13
Gold
$17 - $19
Platinum
$22 - $26
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
Train from Hat Yai to Thung Song
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $35
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$2 - $6
2nd Class (Seat)
$8 - $13
2nd Class (Berth)
$18 - $24
1st Class (Berth)
$24 - $35
Bus operators
Minivan
Bus from Hat Yai Bus Terminal to Surathani Talad Kaset Station
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Lomprayah
Website
lomprayah.com
Bus and ferry from Surat Thani Train station to Koh Samui Nathon Pier
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23
Schedules at
lomprayah.com
Book at
12go.asia
Bus and ferry from Krabi Lomprayah Bus Terminal to Koh Samui - Nathon
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19
Schedules at
lomprayah.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
Plusliner
Transnasional
Mayang Sari Express
Website
mayangsariexpress.com.my
Bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Kangar
Ave. Duration
7 h 11 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
mayangsariexpress.com.my
Book at
easybook.com
E-Mutiara Express
Website
e-mutiara.com.my
Bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Kangar
Ave. Duration
7 h 11 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
e-mutiara.com.my
Book at
easybook.com
bus
Bus from Satun to Krabi Bus Station
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7
Airport Van
Website
easybook.com
Bus from Thung Song to Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
easybook.com
Seatran Discovery
Website
seatrandiscovery.com
Bus and ferry from Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport to Ko Samui
Ave. Duration
4 h 46 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
seatrandiscovery.com
Book at
12go.asia
Ferry operators

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