You can get to Samui from Bangkok, Singapure, Hong Kong, Phuket, Kuala Lumpur, Krabi or Chiang Mai. There is no direct flights from Europe to Samui, but Bangkok Airways run daily more than twenty flights from Bangkok to Samui and Thai Airways launch2 flights a day. That is why the fly is the most convenient, quickest and easiest way of getting to Koh Samui. It is pretty cheap when to book early. The distance between Bangkok and Samui is 477 km and the flight takes 1 hour. One way ticket coast around 4 000 Thai baht.
Samui International airport also launch direct flights to other Thai islands and Malaysia, as well to Philippines, India, China and Japan.
Flights to Surat Thani are usually cheaper than flights directly to Koh Samui. From Surat Thani one can get to Samui on ferry or catamaran. The flight to Surat Thani and the ferry trip will take around 5-6 hours and will coast near 1 400 Thai baht. Travelling from Bangkok it will be suitable to combine the ferry with a sleeper train from Hualumphong Station.
The cheapest (from 600 to 1 200 Thai baht) way to get from Bangkok to Koh Samui is by bus from Bangkok to Surat Thani and then by ferry to Koh Samui. It needs no reservations and the bus takes tourists directly to the ferry terminal. This is as well the longest way to get to Samui (12 hours).
An amazing island with a variety of 25 beautiful beaches and 80 surrounding islands
Warm all year-round weather
Convenient transport access
Easy visa rules for holidaymakers
Well-developed tourist facilities ( restaurants, bars, hotel, shopping centers, spas etc)
Reasonable living and holiday costs
A big choice of seaside hotels and accommodations
Gulf of Thailand without dangerous sharks and tsunamis
An excellent supply of goods (from baby food and cosmetics to clothing and shoes)
Well-developed tourism services
Suitable for holidays of any type and budget
High standards hospitals and international schools