How To Reach Koh Samui

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Country rank: 7 out of 32 Places To Visit In Thailand

Sub-Region: Surat Thani Province


How to Reach Koh Samui

Koh Samui is an island so the only way to reach is by boat or flight.

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How to Reach Koh Samui from India

Major cities in India are connected to Koh Samui although the flights are very expensive. It is a better option to go to Bangkok and then take a bus to SuratThani and a ferry from there to Koh Samui. If budget is not a constraint you can consider one of many flights flying to and from Kho Samui connecting to different Indian cities.

Visa Policy for Indians

Smae visa policy is applicable for Kho Samui as for any other Thai city. Visa on arrival is applicable on Indian tourists. All information is provided on the official embassy website.

How to Reach Koh Samui by Flight

Koh Samui has the privately owned Samui International Airport. Flights can be taken from major cities to the airport. More expensive option than reaching by Ferry, it is not one preferred by budget travellers or backpackers.

Tentative return flight prices to Surat Thani from major cities in India:

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Starting City Return price (approximate)
Mumbai ₹ 49,320 Check
New Delhi ₹ 31,298 Check
Bengaluru ₹ 27,638 Check
Chennai ₹ 25,698 Check
Hyderabad ₹ 29,208 Check
Kolkata ₹ 24,647 Check
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How to Reach Koh Samui by Waterways

Ferries to Kho Samui generally operate from Surat Thani where multiple service providers are there. Depending upon your budget choose a ferry service provider at your leisure. Ferries usually leave and arrive on time and are hassle free.

Local Transport in Koh Samui

Motorbikes and cars on rent are the preferred option for tourists on this island. News-gathering run for short distances if you wish to use public transport. Taxis run on the island if you don't mind a slightly more expensive but convenient affair.

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