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Ko Samui Airport

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Ko Samui Airport ('''USM''') is a private airport originally built by Bangkok Airways.

Bangkok Airways is still the main operator and was for a long time the only airline with services to Ko Samui from Thailand until Thai Airways started in April 2008 to operate some flights between Bangkok and Ko Samui. They have near-hourly departures to/from Bangkok and tickets are expensive by Thai standards, with advance bookings costing 3000-4500 baht one-way, while a walk-in booking may be twice as much.

There are also daily flights to/from Phuket for 2000-3000 baht, U-Tapao, and Singapore; four direct flights a week from Chiang Mai (but no direct flights in the opposite direction); and twice weekly flights to/from Hong Kong.

A feature of the International Departure Gate is a courtesy corner which provides food and drinks for all passengers in a cosy sitting area. Awaiting boarding becomes rather comfortable with food, drinks and wifi provided. I

n addition to Bangkok Air, Ko Samui is served two flights a day from Bangkok with Thai Airways as well as by Berjaya Air from Kuala Lumpur and Firefly from Penang and Subang airport (Kuala Lumpur) in Malaysia.

Visa-on-Arrival and Visa-Free entry is available at Samui Airport for some nationalities.

Ground transportation from the airport is readily available. A seat in a minibus for the 20-minute ride to Chaweng costing 100 baht/person; a faster taxi will cost 300-500 baht. Be sure to negotiate the rate to your destination before you get into the taxi since many drivers refuse to use their meters.

Type: Airport
Location: Ko Samui, Thailand

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