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Flights to Koh Samui (USM)

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Koh Samui travel information

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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.

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Arrival information

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.

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