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There are 3 ways to get from Kuala Lumpur to Ko Samui by train, plane, bus or bus and ferry

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Train, fly  •  5h 39m

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

$134 - $431

Cheapest option

Bus, minivan, bus and ferry  •  16h 47m

  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

$30 - $32

1 alternative option

Train, minivan, bus and ferry  •  15h 11m

  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 - $76

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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 16h 47m.

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The quickest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Ko Samui is to train and fly which costs RM 550 - RM 1800 and takes 5h 39m.

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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 16h 47m.

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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 15h 11m and costs RM 180 - RM 320.

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It takes approximately 5h 39m 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 1h 40m.

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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 1h behind Kuala Lumpur. It is currently 12:25 PM in Kuala Lumpur and 11:25 AM in Ko Samui.

Map of how to get from Kuala Lumpur to Ko Samui.
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  • Distance: 460.8 miles
  • Duration: 5h 39m

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, take the walk to Koh Samui Airport, then take the bus 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 15h 11m.

Airlines
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Koh Samui
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Koh Samui via Phuket
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
SilkAir
Website
silkair.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Koh Samui via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Train operators
KLIA Express
Website
kliaekspres.com
Train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
Ave. Duration
30m
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 Padang Besar
Ave. Duration
5h 23m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Schedules at
ktmb.com.my
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Silver
$11 - $13
Gold
$17 - $20
Platinum
$23 - $27
Bus operators
minivan
Bus from Hat Yai Bus Terminal to Surathani Talad Kaset Station
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Yellow Bus
Phone
038-967965-7
Email
yellowbus2008@gmail.com
Website
iloveyellowbus.com
Bus and ferry from Surat Thani to Koh Samui - Nathon
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $10
Schedules at
iloveyellowbus.com
Sri Maju
Phone
+604 313 4620
Email
srimajutours@srimaju.com
Website
srimaju.com
Bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Hat Yai Bus Station
Ave. Duration
8h 36m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
srimaju.com

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

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There are 2040+ hotels available in Ko Samui. Prices start at $24 USD per night.

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