Flying to Koh Samui
Find the best way to get to Koh Samui including airlines that fly with just one connection
The quickest and easiest way to Koh Samui from the UK would be to fly direct to Bangkok and then fly direct from Bangkok to Koh Samui which is only a 60-90 minute flight.
There are other ways you can reach Koh Samui without going via Bangkok, however these flights would involve multiple airlines and a connection in a different country depending on which airlines you choose to fly with (eg. London Heathrow > Singapore > Koh Samui or London Heathrow > Hong Kong > Koh Samui).
Bangkok Airways is the only airline that flies into Koh Samui since they privately own Samui Airport, and there are multiple daily flights that take this route.
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|Koh Samui Airport (USM)|
Koh Samui Airport (also known as "Samui International Airport") is conveniently located close to Chaweng, the largest town on the island, which is approximately a 15 minute transfer time.
Koh Samui only has one airport but it is one of the best looking airports in Thailand, and is privately owned and run by Bangkok Airways. The airport is located between Bophut and Chaweng beaches, and has won a multitude of awards over the years. One in particular being the Environment Impact Assessment Award for its use of locally produced palm leaves and natural, open-air cooling system which together with the bamboo thatched roofs, widespread ponds and exotic flowers immediately creates the holiday atmosphere.
The airport has two main terminals; domestic and international. However, an extension in 2007 brought six new terminal buildings, four for handling domestic flights and two for handling international flights. 2008 saw the grand opening of the Samui Park Avenue which lies in between the departures and arrivals terminals in an area of 6,400m² and features a 20-unit shopping mall. The shopping complex features well-known shops, spas and restaurants, a cuisine garden, massage centre and even a pharmacy shop. Many hotels are also present at the complex.
There is a restriction on liquids contained in hand luggage, just as there is when departing at UK airports.
|Airlines flying into Koh Samui from the UK with only one connection|
There are no airlines that fly directly from the UK to Koh Samui so you will need to have one or two stops along the way to catch your connecting flight with Bangkok Airways to Koh Samui.
Airlines from London Heathrow Airport to Koh Samui:
Airlines from Manchester Airport to Koh Samui:
|Airlines flying into Koh Samui from the UK with two connections|
Even though it might take a bit longer for you to get to your holiday destination, with two connecting flights you're able to stop, have a break and maybe explore a different country before your next flight takes off! All of the airlines below stop at Suvarnabhumi Airport (also known as Bangkok Airport), where then you will then get on the final plane with Bangkok Airways, to Koh Samui.
Airlines from Birmingham Airport to Koh Samui:
Airlines from Edinburgh Airport to Koh Samui:
Airlines from Newcastle Airport to Koh Samui:
Airlines from London City Airport to Koh Samui:
Airlines from Leeds Bradford Airport to Koh Samui:
Airlines from Bristol Airport to Koh Samui:
Airlines from George Best Belfast City Airport to Koh Samui:
|Airline Seat Pitches and Widths (Economy)|
Seat Pitch (inches):
Seat Width (inches):
|British Airways||31" - 34"||17" - 19"|
|Singapore Airlines||32" - 34""||17.5" - 19"|
|Malaysia Airlines||30" - 36"||17.25"-18"|
|Qantas||31" - 46"||17"-24"|
|EVA Air||31" - 33"||17" - 18.3"|
|KLM||31" - 35"||17.5"|
|Finnair||31" - 37"||18"|
|Lufthansa Airline||31" - 32"||17" - 18.2"|
|Most airlines offer extra legroom seats at an extra cost. Most airlines allow you to pre-book your seats online when you are paying for your flight, so it will calculate the cost for basic or extra legroom seats.|