Koh Samui floats in the Gulf of Thailand to the east of Phuket province and is an island paradise. It is the country’s second largest island and only takes about an hour to get around. It's the ideal holiday destination to relax and offers some of the world’s most beautiful beaches in the world to swim. Nature lovers are spoilt for choice and it's a must to visit Ang Throng National Marine park to snorkel, hike or kayak. Roll out your beach towel, enjoy spicy fish curries or relax in a spa, there's so much to do in Koh Samui.View our Koh Samui travel guide
Flights from Melbourne (MEL) to Koh Samui (USM)
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Visiting from Melbourne to Koh Samui
Fly Melbourne (MEL) to Koh Samui (USM)
The approximate flight time for flights from Melbourne to Koh Samui is 12 hours and 20 minutes.
When to visit
The Koh Samui climate is warm and humid all year round. The humidity level is around 70% with an average temperature of 28°C. The best time to visit Samui is during December to February to enjoy clear sunny days, little rain, calm seas and light winds. The hottest time of year is between March and May with temperatures around 30°C and marks the start of the monsoon season. September to November is the peak of the monsoon season with heavy short downpours of rain. The beaches are less crowded and it’s a good time to enjoy the many restaurants, indulge in a massage, join a Thai cooking class or get a custom-made suit or dress.
What is the main airport called?
Samui International Airport (USM).Opens external site in a new window Also known as Ko Samui Airport or Koh Samui Airport, is a privately owned airport on the island of Ko Samui in Thailand. The airport is roughly 2km north of the main city and largest resort centre on the island, Chaweng. Samui Airport is located at the northern part of the island near Bo Phut Beach.
Arriving in Koh Samui
The staff at Koh Samui Airport will greet you when you land and assist with your travel needs. Once you collect your bags from the arrivals area, there are various transport options available to get you on your way.
Getting into Koh Samui from Samui Airport
Various options including public taxis, private and airport transfers, minibus and hotel shuttles are available at Samui Airport to get to town. The best way is to take a private taxi or book a minivan at the transport counters in the arrivals area. There are shared minivans, you can book a transfer online, rent a car or arrange a hotel shuttle.
Getting around Koh Samui
Getting around Koh Samui is easy as the island has many transport options. Songthaews are Koh Samui’s version of a bus system. These are trucks that you ride and are a cheap way to get around the island. Taxis are the most comfortable way to get around, though be sure to ask for the metre to be turned on or you can take a motorbike taxi for a short journey around town. It's popular to rent a motorbike, though you need to be very careful. To explore more if the island you may wish to rent a car, though you need a valid Thai or international license.
Fly from Melbourne
Once you’ve got your tickets from Melbourne, there are a few things you should know to ensure you’re as prepared as possible for your flight.
What is the main airport called?
Melbourne Airport.Opens external site in a new window Located 20 km (12.5 miles) from the city centre, Melbourne Domestic Airport (MEL), also known as Tullamarine Airport, is the main airport serving the state of Victoria. Qantas operates from two terminals in Melbourne T1 - domestic and T2 - international.
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