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.

Recommended option

Train, fly  •  4 h 34 min

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

$159 - $455

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

3 alternative options

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

  1. Take the train from KL Sentral 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 35 min

  1. Take the train from KL Sentral to Padang Besar
  2. Take the train from Padang Besar to Hat Yai
  3. Take the train from Hat Yai to Suratthani Train Station
  4. Take the bus and ferry from Surat Thani Train station to Koh Samui Nathon Pier

$52 - $112

Bus, Mini Van  •  24 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Hatyai
  2. Take the Mini Van from Hat Yai to Khao Sok
  3. Take the Mini Van from Khao Sok to Koh Samui

$53 - $54

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 120 - 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 takes 4 h 34 min and costs RM 600 - RM 1900.

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

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

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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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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 15 min.

Airlines
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Koh Samui via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $1,100
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Koh Samui via Phuket
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
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
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
28 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
kliaekspres.com
KTM ETS Malaysia Railway
Phone
03 2267 1200
Email
cllcenter@ktmb.com.my
Website
ktmb.com.my
Train from KL Sentral to Padang Besar
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $21
Schedules at
intranet.ktmb.com.my
Book at
12go.asia
Silver
$12 - $14
Gold
$18 - $21
Platinum
$24 - $28
State Railway of Thailand
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Padang Besar to Hat Yai
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $29
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$1 - $5
2nd Class (Seat)
$8 - $11
2nd Class (Berth)
$17 - $23
1st Class (Berth)
$22 - $29
Train from Hat Yai to Suratthani Train Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $40
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$3 - $7
2nd Class (Seat)
$9 - $14
2nd Class (Berth)
$19 - $25
1st Class (Berth)
$27 - $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 Hat Yai to Khao Sok
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19
Mini Van
Bus and ferry from Khao Sok to Koh Samui
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16

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