There are 8 ways to get from Kuala Lumpur to Ko Samui by train, plane, ferry, bus, bus and ferry, car or car ferry

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Train to Kuala Lumpur, fly  •  5h 55m

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

฿2842 - ฿14650

Cheapest option

Train, bus and ferry via Chumphon  •  20h 53m

  1. Take the train from Kuala Lumpur to Padang Besar
  2. Take the train from Padang Besar to Chumphon
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Chumphon to Koh Samui - Nathon

฿771 - ฿2746

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Fly from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah  •  10h 10m

  1. Fly from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah (SZB) to Koh Samui (USM) SZB - USM

฿2367 - ฿10220

Train, ferry  •  16h 7m

  1. Take the train from Kuala Lumpur to Padang Besar
  2. Take the train from Padang Besar to Surat Thani Train Station
  3. Take the ferry from Lomprayah Tapee River Surat Thani City to Koh Samui Nathon Pier

฿1191 - ฿2756

Bus, bus and ferry  •  19h 36m

  1. Take the bus from Hentian Duta to Kuala Perlis
  2. Take the bus from Satun to Krabi Bus Station
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Krabi Lomprayah Bus Terminal to Ko Samui

฿1917 - ฿2315

Train, bus and ferry  •  23h 55m

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

฿1421 - ฿2896

Bus, train, bus and ferry  •  25h 36m

  1. Take the bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Hatyai
  2. Take the train from Hat Yai to Chumphon
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Chumphon Train Station to Koh Samui Nathon Pier

฿1455 - ฿2951

Drive, car ferry  •  12h 35m

  1. Drive from Kuala Lumpur to Don Sak Pier
  2. Take the car ferry from Don Sak Pier to Ko Samui Lipa Noi Pier

฿2507 - ฿3567

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The cheapest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Ko Samui is to train and bus and ferry via Chumphon which costs RM 100 - RM 380 and takes 20h 53m.

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The quickest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Ko Samui is to train and fly which costs RM 380 - RM 2000 and takes 5h 55m.

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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 ferry which takes 16h 7m and costs RM 160 - RM 380.

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It takes approximately 5h 55m 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 1h 40m.

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Ko Samui is 1h behind Kuala Lumpur. It is currently 6:04 PM in Kuala Lumpur and 5:04 PM 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 2020+ hotels available in Ko Samui. Prices start at ฿3750 per night.

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Map of how to get from Kuala Lumpur to Ko Samui.
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  • Distance: 737.2 km
  • Duration: 5h 55m

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

Firefly, Bangkok Airways and four other airlines fly from Kuala Lumpur to Ko Samui hourly.

Airlines
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Koh Samui
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿2400 - ฿20000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Koh Samui via Phuket
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿4300 - ฿21000
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Koh Samui via Penang, Phuket
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
฿3700 - ฿18000
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Koh Samui via Alor Setar, Kuala Lumpur, Phuket
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿6000 - ฿19000
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Koh Samui via Langkawi, Phuket
Ave. Duration
9h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
฿2200 - ฿10000
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Koh Samui via Sultan Ismail Petra, Kuala Lumpur, Phuket
Ave. Duration
10h 35m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
฿6000 - ฿19000
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Koh Samui via Penang, Kuala Lumpur, Phuket
Ave. Duration
10h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿6000 - ฿18000
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Koh Samui
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿2400 - ฿20000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Koh Samui via Phuket
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿4300 - ฿21000
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Koh Samui via Penang, Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿14000 - ฿35000
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Koh Samui via Langkawi, Phuket
Ave. Duration
9h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
฿2200 - ฿10000
SilkAir
Website
silkair.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Koh Samui via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿3900 - ฿19000
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Koh Samui via Penang, Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿14000 - ฿35000
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Koh Samui via Langkawi, Phuket
Ave. Duration
9h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
฿2200 - ฿10000
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Koh Samui via Sultan Ismail Petra, Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
฿14000 - ฿35000
Train operators
KLIA Express
Phone
+603 2267 8000
Website
kliaekspres.com
Train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
฿300 - ฿550
Website
http://www.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 27m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
฿360 - ฿600
Website
http://www.ktmb.com.my
Silver
฿360 - ฿390
Gold
฿500 - ฿600
Platinum
฿700 - ฿850
State Railway of Thailand
Phone
1690
Email
webmaster.srt@railway.co.th
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Padang Besar to Surat Thani Train Station
Ave. Duration
6h 28m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
฿110 - ฿1200
Website
http://www.railway.co.th/main/timetable/time-train.html
Book at
https://12go.asia/en/operator/thai-railways
Schedules at
http://procurement.railway.co.th/checktime/checktime.asp?lenguage=Eng
3rd Class (Seat)
฿110 - ฿220
2nd Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
฿600 - ฿850
2nd Class (Air-conditioned Seat)
฿320 - ฿450
1st Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
฿900 - ฿1200
Train from Padang Besar to Chumphon
Ave. Duration
9h 6m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
฿160 - ฿1400
Website
http://www.railway.co.th/main/timetable/time-train.html
Book at
https://12go.asia/en/operator/thai-railways
Schedules at
http://procurement.railway.co.th/checktime/checktime.asp?lenguage=Eng
3rd Class (Seat)
฿160 - ฿250
2nd Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
฿650 - ฿900
2nd Class (Air-conditioned Seat)
฿370 - ฿550
1st Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
฿1000 - ฿1400
Train from Hat Yai to Chumphon
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
฿140 - ฿1400
Website
http://www.railway.co.th/main/timetable/time-train.html
Book at
https://12go.asia/en/operator/thai-railways
Schedules at
http://procurement.railway.co.th/checktime/checktime.asp?lenguage=Eng
3rd Class (Seat)
฿140 - ฿240
2nd Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
฿650 - ฿900
2nd Class (Air-conditioned Seat)
฿360 - ฿500
1st Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
฿1000 - ฿1400
Bus operators
Cosmic Express
Phone
03-6205 1399
Website
cosmicexpress.com.my
Bus from Hentian Duta to Kuala Perlis
Ave. Duration
6h 56m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
฿403
Schedules at
cosmicexpress.com.my
Book at
easybook.com
Intercity Coach
Phone
+6012 4703155
Website
intercity.my
Bus from Hentian Duta to Kuala Perlis
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
฿366
Schedules at
intercity.my
Book at
easybook.com
bus
Bus from Satun to Krabi Bus Station
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
฿243
Lomprayah
Phone
+66 (0) 2629 0011
Email
info@lomprayah.com
Website
lomprayah.com
Bus and ferry from Krabi Lomprayah Bus Terminal to Ko Samui
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
฿1000 - ฿1200
Schedules at
lomprayah.com
Book at
12go.asia
Yellow Bus
Phone
038-967965-7
Email
yellowbus2008@gmail.com
Website
iloveyellowbus.com
Bus and ferry from Chumphon to Koh Samui - Nathon
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
฿250 - ฿750
Schedules at
iloveyellowbus.com
Songserm
Phone
+662 629 3415
Email
info@songserm.com
Website
songserm.com
Bus and ferry from Chumphon Train Station to Koh Samui Nathon Pier
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
฿900
Schedules at
songserm.com
Book at
12go.asia
Alisan Golden Coach Express
Phone
603-62637668
Website
alisangoldencoach.com.my
Bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Hatyai
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
฿578
Schedules at
alisangoldencoach.com.my
Book at
12go.asia
Suasana Edaran
Phone
+60 3-2143 2299
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Hatyai
Ave. Duration
8h 33m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
฿476
Schedules at
easybook.com
Sri Maju
Phone
+604 313 4620
Email
srimajutours@srimaju.com
Website
srimaju.com
Bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Hatyai
Ave. Duration
8h 36m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
฿403
Schedules at
srimaju.com
Book at
12go.asia
Ferry operators

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The best way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport is to train which takes 30 min and costs RM 3 - RM 11.

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