Which airport in Koh Samui?
Koh Samui is an island in the south of Thailand. It is a heavenly place, especially for tourists. To get there, it is necessary to take a plane. The closest airport to Koh Samui is Hat Yai airport in Songkhla province.
Koh Samui Airport
There are 2 airports on Koh Samui, the Samui Airport and the Koh Samui Airport. The first is a small private airport serving Thailand only. The second is an international airport serving international flights.
Samui Airport is the older of the two Koh Samui airports, having opened in 1989. It is located in the village of Bophut and only serves domestic flights within Thailand. The airport is 13km from Koh Samui town centre.
In 2006, Koh Samui Airport was the 28th busiest airport in Thailand in terms of passengers, and it was ranked 7th in terms of international traffic. In 2008, it became Thailand’s 14th busiest airport, with over 2 million passengers. During the holiday season, there were up to 17 flights per day. Koh Samui Airport is designed to carry up to 2 million passengers annually.
Destination & International Flights
Koh Samui Airport was opened in 1989 and is located in the village of Tambon Maenam. The airport is approximately 10km from Chaweng and approximately 16km from Lamai. Koh Samui Airport serves international flights from Singapore, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Macau, Beijing and Shanghai. It also serves domestic flights from Trat and Bangkok.
Koh Samui Airport was ranked the 4th busiest airport in Thailand in 2008, with over 2 million passengers. Samui Airport is the smallest airport in Thailand, with only one terminal for arrivals and departures. Samui Airport is designed to carry up to 2 million passengers annually.
Where is Koh Samui?
Koh Samui is a paradise island of about 25 km in diameter. It is located in the south of Thailand and about 700 km from Bangkok. It is the third largest island in Thailand. It became famous in the 90s, and before that it was only a resort for the rich. Most of the beaches are accessible by road. The island is surrounded by sandy beaches and coconut trees. In summer it is very hot and there is very little rain.
Which airport is close to Koh Samui?
Koh Samui airport is the closest and easiest to reach. It is located about 15 km northwest of Chaweng. It is served by several low cost airlines such as Air Asia, Bangkok Airways and Qatar Airways.
Are there other means of transport available?
It is also possible to use the following means of transport:
Getting to know Koh Samui
Koh Samui is an island in the Andaman Sea, in the Gulf of Thailand, belonging to the province of Surat Thani. It is the largest island in the Andaman Sea with an area of 247 km2
Koh Samui is a tourist island, but not as developed as Phuket. Koh Samui has many beaches, lagoons, white sand beaches, forests, cliffs and waterfalls. The island is accessible by plane or boat. The Koh Samui airport is located in the north, once there you can get around by taxi, scooter, motorbike taxi, bus or rental car.