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Fly New York JFK to Koh Samui  •  26h 27m

  1. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Koh Samui (USM) JFK - USM

฿31223 - ฿60223

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Fly New York JFK to Surat Thani, bus and ferry  •  29h 38m

  1. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Surat Thani (URT) JFK - URT
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Surat Thani Airport to Koh Samui Nathon Pier

฿21883 - ฿41983

2 alternative options

Fly Newark to Koh Samui  •  28h 5m

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Koh Samui (USM) EWR - USM

฿32703 - ฿60867

Fly New York La Guardia to Koh Samui  •  31h 43m

  1. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Koh Samui (USM) LGA - USM

฿32303 - ฿85423

New York JFK (JFK) to Koh Samui (USM) flights

The flight time between New York JFK (JFK) and Koh Samui (USM) is around 27h 44m and covers a distance of around 14397 km. The fastest flight normally takes 22h 20m. Services are operated by Cathay Pacific, Bangkok Airways, Finnair and others. Typically 96 flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Flight route overview

Average flight journey time:
27h 44m
Fastest flight journey time:
22h 20m
Flight distance:
14397 km
Flights per week:
96
Cheapest price:
฿31135
Carbon emissions:
2919 kg CO2

First and last flights

First flight departs at:
00:25
Last flight departs at:
23:35

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

New York JFK (JFK) to Koh Samui (USM) flight schedules

United States → Thailand
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International entry into Thailand from United States

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United States
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Allowed for: Citizens, permanent residents, visa holders and residents from Andorra, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritania, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United States, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Macau, United Kingdom, Laos, Mongolia, Russia, Argentina and Chile

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Conditions of entry into Thailand from United States

  • 14-day mandatory monitored quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Foreign nationals are required to obtain Certificate of Entry (COE) issued by the Thai embassy or consulate
  • Mandatory installation of smart phone app for contact purposes
  • Travel insurance and medical declaration are required for foreign nationals
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination and a negative COVID-19 test are exempt from compulsory quarantine if travelling to the following islands: Phuket, Koh Samui, Koh Pha Ngan and Koh Tao. They must stay on the island for at least 14 days before travelling to other regions
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  • 14-day mandatory monitored quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Foreign nationals are required to obtain Certificate of Entry (COE) issued by the Thai embassy or consulate
  • Mandatory installation of smart phone app for contact purposes
  • Travel insurance and medical declaration are required for foreign nationals
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination and a negative COVID-19 test are exempt from compulsory quarantine if travelling to the following islands: Phuket, Koh Samui, Koh Pha Ngan and Koh Tao. They must stay on the island for at least 14 days before travelling to other regions
This applies to arrivals from Albania, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Barbados, Belgium, Bhutan, Brunei, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominica, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kuwait, Laos, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malta, Mauritius, Monaco, Morocco, Myanmar, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States and Vietnam

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The official advice is to delay international travel until fully vaccinated

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Thailand from United States.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Ko Samui is 1422.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Ko Samui is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Ko Samui is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1422.

No, but conditions apply when returning to United States from Thailand.

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Last updated: 21 Jul 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Manhattan to Ko Samui is to fly and bus and ferry which costs $700 - $1,400 and takes 29h 38m.

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The quickest way to get from Manhattan to Ko Samui is to fly which costs $1,000 - $2,000 and takes 26h 27m.

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The distance between Manhattan and Ko Samui is 14385 km.

It takes approximately 26h 27m to get from Manhattan to Ko Samui, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from New York JFK Airport to Koh Samui Airport. The quickest flight takes 22h 35m and has one stopover.

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Ko Samui is 11h ahead of Manhattan. It is currently 9:31 AM in Manhattan and 8:31 PM in Ko Samui.

Finnair, EVA Air, Qatar Airways and four other airlines offer flights from New York JFK Airport to Koh Samui Airport.

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There are 1289+ hotels available in Ko Samui. Prices start at ฿3750 per night.

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  • Distance: 14384.6 km
  • Duration: 26h 27m

What companies run services between Manhattan, NY, USA and Ko Samui, Thailand?

Cathay Pacific, Bangkok Airways and 12 other airlines fly from Manhattan to Ko Samui hourly.

Airlines
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from New York JFK to Koh Samui via Taiwan Taoyuan, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
25h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
฿55000 - ฿110000
Flights from Newark to Koh Samui via Zurich, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
24h 20m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
฿32000 - ฿60000
Flights from Newark to Koh Samui via Delhi, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
24h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
฿29000 - ฿75000
Flights from Newark to Koh Samui via London Heathrow, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
24h 40m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
฿47000 - ฿70000
Flights from Newark to Koh Samui via Munich, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
25h 40m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
฿48000 - ฿70000
Flights from Newark to Koh Samui via Frankfurt, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
27h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
฿34000 - ฿70000
Flights from New York La Guardia to Koh Samui via Toronto, Delhi, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
29h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
฿37000 - ฿90000
Flights from New York La Guardia to Koh Samui via Chicago O'Hare, Taiwan Taoyuan, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
30h 30m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
฿60000 - ฿120000
Flights from New York La Guardia to Koh Samui via Montreal, Delhi, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
30h 40m
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
฿36000 - ฿90000
Flights from New York JFK to Surat Thani via Zurich, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
24h 40m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
฿23000 - ฿42000
Flights from New York JFK to Surat Thani via Taiwan Taoyuan, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
30h 45m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
฿39000 - ฿75000
Flights from New York JFK to Surat Thani via Incheon, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
31h 50m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
฿32000 - ฿65000
Flights from New York JFK to Surat Thani via London Heathrow, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
23h 16m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
฿34000 - ฿50000
Flights from New York JFK to Surat Thani via Frankfurt, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
25h 30m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
฿34000 - ฿50000
Flights from New York JFK to Surat Thani via Delhi, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
25h 35m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
฿17000 - ฿50000
Thai Vietjet Air
Website
vietjetair.com
Flights from New York JFK to Surat Thani via Helsinki, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
24h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
฿22000 - ฿80000
Flights from New York JFK to Surat Thani via Singapore Changi, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
25h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
฿26000 - ฿80000
Flights from New York JFK to Surat Thani via Manila, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
26h
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
฿23000 - ฿80000
Flights from New York JFK to Surat Thani via Taiwan Taoyuan, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
26h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
฿37000 - ฿110000
Flights from New York JFK to Surat Thani via Moscow Sheremetyevo, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
26h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
฿21000 - ฿41000
Flights from New York JFK to Surat Thani via Doha, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
26h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
฿21000 - ฿55000
Flights from New York JFK to Surat Thani via Paris CDG, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
27h 10m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
฿23000 - ฿85000
Flights from New York JFK to Surat Thani via Hong Kong, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
27h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
฿26000 - ฿80000
Flights from New York JFK to Surat Thani via Dubai, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
28h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿25000 - ฿55000
Qatar Airways
Website
qatarairways.com
Flights from New York JFK to Koh Samui via Doha, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
25h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
฿31000 - ฿80000
Flights from Newark to Koh Samui via Zurich, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
24h 20m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
฿32000 - ฿60000
Flights from Newark to Koh Samui via Frankfurt, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
27h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
฿34000 - ฿70000
Flights from New York La Guardia to Koh Samui via Boston, Doha, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
28h 7m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
฿32000 - ฿85000
Flights from New York La Guardia to Koh Samui via Montreal, Doha, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
30h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
฿33000 - ฿85000
EVA Air
Website
evaair.com
Flights from New York JFK to Koh Samui via Taiwan Taoyuan, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
25h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
฿55000 - ฿110000
Flights from Newark to Koh Samui via Zurich, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
24h 20m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
฿32000 - ฿60000
Flights from Newark to Koh Samui via Frankfurt, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
27h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
฿34000 - ฿70000
Flights from New York La Guardia to Koh Samui via Chicago O'Hare, Taiwan Taoyuan, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
30h 30m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
฿60000 - ฿120000
Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Website
aeroflot.ru
Flights from New York JFK to Koh Samui via Moscow Sheremetyevo, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
25h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
฿31000 - ฿60000
Flights from Newark to Koh Samui via Zurich, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
24h 20m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
฿32000 - ฿60000
Flights from Newark to Koh Samui via Frankfurt, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
27h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
฿34000 - ฿70000
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from New York JFK to Koh Samui via Helsinki, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
23h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
฿33000 - ฿120000
Flights from Newark to Koh Samui via Frankfurt, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
28h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
฿34000 - ฿70000
Flights from New York La Guardia to Koh Samui via Chicago O'Hare, Helsinki, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
28h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
฿39000 - ฿140000
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from New York JFK to Koh Samui via London Heathrow, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
28h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
฿33000 - ฿100000
Flights from Newark to Koh Samui via London Heathrow, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
28h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
฿31000 - ฿95000
Flights from Newark to Koh Samui via Frankfurt, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
28h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
฿34000 - ฿70000
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Newark to Koh Samui via Zurich, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
24h 20m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
฿32000 - ฿60000
Flights from Newark to Koh Samui via Frankfurt, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
27h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
฿34000 - ฿70000
Cathay Pacific
Website
cathaypacific.com
Flights from New York JFK to Koh Samui via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
22h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
฿38000 - ฿120000
Flights from New York JFK to Koh Samui via Hong Kong, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
26h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
฿39000 - ฿120000
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from New York JFK to Surat Thani via Taiwan Taoyuan, Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
25h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿39000 - ฿75000
Flights from New York JFK to Surat Thani via Hong Kong, Don Muang
Ave. Duration
28h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
฿26000 - ฿80000
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Newark to Koh Samui via Istanbul, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
31h 30m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
฿31000 - ฿75000
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Newark to Koh Samui via Delhi, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
24h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
฿31000 - ฿80000
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from New York JFK to Surat Thani via Zurich, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
24h 40m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
฿23000 - ฿42000
Bus operators
Lomprayah
Phone
+66 (0) 2629 0011
Email
info@lomprayah.com
Website
lomprayah.com
Bus and ferry from Surat Thani Airport to Koh Samui Nathon Pier
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
฿800 - ฿900
Schedules at
lomprayah.com
Book at
12go.asia

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