Koh Samui Guide

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Samui is one of the original island destinations in Thailand. It is popular with many types of tourists, from package holidays, long-stay ex-pats and backpackers. The fact it has its own airport makes it both a convenient destination from Bangkok, but also as a stepping stone to the surrounding islands. Luckily, the island has enough space to cater for all of these tourist types and, despite being significantly developed in some areas, still has some areas of idyllic tranquil peace.

Weather Forecast

Sun
14 Apr

28 - 29°C

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Mon
15 Apr

27 - 29°C

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Tue
16 Apr

28 - 29°C

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Wed
17 Apr

28 - 29°C

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Thu
18 Apr

28 - 30°C

cloudy

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9%

Fri
19 Apr

28 - 30°C

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22%

Sat
20 Apr

28 - 30°C

partly-cloudy-day

0mm
22%

Sun
21 Apr

28 - 30°C

cloudy

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12%

Mon
22 Apr

28 - 29°C

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0mm
22%

Tue
23 Apr

29 - 29°C

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1mm
25%

Wed
24 Apr

29 - 29°C

partly-cloudy-day

1mm
25%

Thu
25 Apr

29 - 30°C

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0mm
16%

Fri
26 Apr

29 - 30°C

clear-day

1mm
25%

Sat
27 Apr

29 - 30°C

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32%

Historic Weather (2022)

Month
Average Max Temp
Average Min Temp
Average Humidity
Average Daily Rain
Jan
31°C
26°C
76%
1mm
Feb
30°C
26°C
78%
9mm
Mar
32°C
27°C
76%
4mm
Apr
32°C
26°C
77%
9mm
May
32°C
26°C
78%
16mm
Jun
33°C
27°C
73%
3mm
Jul
32°C
26°C
75%
5mm
Aug
33°C
26°C
74%
4mm
Sep
33°C
26°C
75%
6mm
Oct
31°C
25°C
82%
13mm
Nov
31°C
25°C
83%
19mm
Dec
30°C
25°C
78%
15mm

How to Get to Koh Samui

From Bangkok, The fastest way is to fly to Samui’s own airport. Samui Airport is privately owned by Bangkok Airways. This means because of the lack of competition, prices may not be as competitive as similar trips with budget airlines. However, the airport is small and pretty cute.

Otherwise, if you have time to spare or are on a budget, you can catch a train or a bus to Surat Thani and then take another bus and then a boat to the Island. However, making things simpler and having less to think about, you can often get a complete transfer package from some tourist agencies which will involve a complete bus trip and boat ticket all in one. With this service, you just get on the first bus and follow their instructions till you get onto the ferry.

Bangkok - Koh Samui More info / Tickets
Flight Bangkok - Koh Samui ฿ 2,795–6,825 1h 10m – 1d 3h 10m
  • →  Business 06:30, 07:30, 09:20, 10:20, 14:25
  • →  Economy 06:10, 06:30, 07:00, 07:30, 07:50, 08:00, 08:05, 08:10, 09:00, 09:20, 09:50, 10:15, 10:20, 10:30, 12:40, 13:45, 14:30, 15:00, 15:50, 16:00, 16:20, 17:30, 19:15, 19:20, 19:35, 19:50, 20:10
Bus Bangkok - Koh Samui ฿ 1,128–1,526 10h 30m – 15h 30m
  • →  VIP 24 19:00
  • →  VIP 32 18:50
  • →  Express 06:00, 19:00, 21:00
  • →  Bus + Ferry 19:00
  • →  VIP Bus 19:00
Taxi Bangkok - Koh Samui ฿ 11,436–23,125 11h 20m – 12h
  • →  Luxury VIP Van 9pax
  • →  Comfort Car 3pax
  • →  Luxury SUV 4pax
  • →  Economy 3pax
  • →  SUV 4pax
  • →  Van 10pax
Ferry Bangkok - Koh Samui ฿ 1,750 10h 30m – 14h 30m
  • →  VIP 06:00, 21:00
Don Mueang Airport - Koh Samui More info / Tickets
Flight Don Mueang Airport - Koh Samui ฿ 5,340–5,750 1h 35m
  • →  Economy 08:50, 14:00, 19:10