There are 7 ways to get from Pai to Koh Samui Airport (USM) by taxi, plane, bus, bus and ferry, ferry or train

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Taxi to Mae Hong Son, fly  •  15 h 51 min

  1. Take a taxi from Pai to Mae Hong Son
  2. Fly from Mae Hong Son (HGN) to Koh Samui (USM) HGN - USM

$199 - $670

Cheapest option

Bus, bus and ferry  •  28 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Pai Mae Hong Son to Bangkok Khao San Road
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Lomprayah Bus Station Khao San to Ko Phangan Catamaran

$70 - $85

5 alternative options

Mini Van to Chiang Mai, fly  •  6 h 20 min

  1. Take the Mini Van from Pai to Ban Mae Malai
  2. Fly from Chiang Mai (CNX) to Koh Samui (USM) CNX - USM

$151 - $461

Mini Van, bus, bus and ferry, ferry  •  26 h 53 min

  1. Take the Mini Van from Pai to Chiang Mai 612
  2. Take the bus from Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal to Hua Hin
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Lomprayah Ticket Office Hua Hin to Ko Tao
  4. Take the ferry from Ko Tao to Bangrak Pier Koh Samui

Mini Van, train, ferry  •  27 h 55 min

  1. Take the Mini Van from Pai to Chiang Mai 612
  2. Take the train from Chiang Mai to Bang Sue
  3. Take the train from Bang Sue to Suratthani Train Station
  4. Take the ferry from Lomprayah Tapee River Surat Thani City to Koh Samui Nathon Pier

$82 - $166

Mini Van, train, bus and ferry  •  31 h 53 min

  1. Take the Mini Van from Pai to Chiang Mai 612
  2. Take the train from Chiang Mai to Hua Lamphong
  3. Take the train from Hua Lamphong to Chumphon
  4. Take the bus and ferry from Chumphon Train to Ko Phangan

$78 - $149

Mini Van, bus, bus and ferry  •  37 h 14 min

  1. Take the Mini Van from Pai to Chiang Mai 612
  2. Take the bus from เชียงใหม่ Chaing Mai to แพร่ Phrae 169
  3. Take the bus from Phrae Bus Terminal to Chumphon 780
  4. Take the bus and ferry from Chumphon to Ko Tao
  5. Take the bus and ferry from Ko Tao to Koh Samui Airport

$98 - $123

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Pai to Koh Samui Airport (USM). However, there are services departing from Pai Mae Hong Son and arriving at Koh Samui Airport via Lomprayah Bus Station Khao San and Thong Sala Koh Pha Ngan. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 28 h 46 min.

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The distance between Pai and Koh Samui Airport (USM) is 1104 km.

The best way to get from Pai to Koh Samui Airport (USM) without a car is to Mini Van and bus and bus and ferry and ferry which takes 26 h 53 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 15 h 51 min to get from Pai to Koh Samui Airport (USM), including transfers.

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Pai to Koh Samui Airport (USM) bus services, operated by Thai Sriram Tour, depart from Pai Mae Hong Son station.

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There is no direct flight from Mae Hong Son Airport to Koh Samui Airport. The quickest flight takes 14 h and has one stopover.

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Pai to Koh Samui Airport (USM) bus services, operated by Lomprayah, arrive at Ko Phangan station.

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Bangkok Airways offers flights from Mae Hong Son Airport to Koh Samui Airport.

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There are 1942+ hotels available in Koh Samui Airport (USM). Prices start at $21 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Pai to Koh Samui Airport (USM).
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  • Distance: 690.2 miles
  • Duration: 15 h 51 min

What companies run services between Pai, Thailand and Koh Samui Airport (USM), Thailand?

There is no direct connection from Pai to Koh Samui Airport (USM). However, you can take the taxi to Mae Hong Son airport then fly to Koh Samui. Alternatively, you can take the Mini Van to Ban Mae Malai, take the walk to ฝั่งตรงข้ามตลาดแม่มาลัย Opposite Mae Malai Market, take the bus to ห้างทองโอ้วจินเฮง Ao Jin Heng Gold Shop, take the walk to Waroros Market, take the bus to Chiang Mai International Airport, take the walk to Chiang Mai airport, then fly to Koh Samui.

Airlines
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Mae Hong Son to Koh Samui via Chiang Mai, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
14 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Mae Hong Son to Koh Samui via Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
21 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Chiang Mai to Koh Samui
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Chiang Mai to Koh Samui via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Chiang Mai to Bang Sue
Ave. Duration
10 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $50
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$6 - $10
2nd Class (Seat)
$13 - $19
2nd Class (Berth)
$22 - $30
1st Class (Berth)
$35 - $50
Train from Bang Sue to Suratthani Train Station
Ave. Duration
8 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $50
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$5 - $9
2nd Class (Seat)
$12 - $18
2nd Class (Berth)
$22 - $29
1st Class (Berth)
$35 - $50
Train from Chiang Mai to Hua Lamphong
Ave. Duration
10 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $50
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$6 - $10
2nd Class (Seat)
$13 - $19
2nd Class (Berth)
$22 - $30
1st Class (Berth)
$35 - $50
Train from Hua Lamphong to Chumphon
Ave. Duration
6 h 36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $45
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$4 - $8
2nd Class (Seat)
$11 - $16
2nd Class (Berth)
$20 - $27
1st Class (Berth)
$30 - $45
Bus operators
Prempracha Transport
Website
premprachatransports.com
Bus from Pai to Ban Mae Malai
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
premprachatransports.com
Book at
12go.asia
Bus from Pai to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
premprachatransports.com
Book at
12go.asia
Sombat Tour
Phone
+66 27921456
Website
sombattour.com
Bus from Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal to Hua Hin
Ave. Duration
12 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Schedules at
sombattour.com
Book at
12go.asia
Star
$20
Super
$22
Supreme
$29 - $32
Lomprayah
Website
lomprayah.com
Bus and ferry from Lomprayah Ticket Office Hua Hin to Ko Tao
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
lomprayah.com
Book at
12go.asia
Bus and ferry from Lomprayah Bus Station Khao San to Ko Phangan
Ave. Duration
10 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$43
Schedules at
lomprayah.com
Book at
12go.asia
Thai Sriram Tour
Website
thaisriram.com
Bus from Pai Mae Hong Son to Bangkok Khao San Road
Ave. Duration
15 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27
Schedules at
thaisriram.com
Book at
easybook.com
Bus and ferry from Bangkok Khao San Road to Koh Phangan Thong Sala Pier
Ave. Duration
13 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$34
Schedules at
thaisriram.com
Book at
easybook.com
Songserm
Website
songserm.com
Bus and ferry from Chumphon Train to Ko Phangan
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27
Schedules at
songserm.com
Book at
12go.asia
Greenbus Thailand
Website
greenbusthailand.com
Bus from เชียงใหม่ Chaing Mai to แพร่ Phrae
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $16
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Bus from Phrae Bus Terminal to Chumphon
Ave. Duration
15 h 27 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Book at
12go.asia
Fame Tour
Website
chumphon-kohtao.com
Bus and ferry from Chumphon to Ko Tao
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$31
Schedules at
chumphon-kohtao.com
Book at
12go.asia
Seatran Discovery
Website
seatrandiscovery.com
Bus and ferry from Ko Tao to Koh Samui Airport
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19
Schedules at
seatrandiscovery.com
Book at
12go.asia
Ferry operators
Other operators
Taxi from Pai to Mae Hong Son
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Estimated price
$55 - $70
Taxi Chiang Mai
Website
taxichiangmai.com

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