The capital of Thailand, Bangkok contrasts vibrant street life and ornate shrines with modern air-conditioned malls. A richly cultural, dynamic and cosmopolitan city, it has 200-year-old village homes sitting next to high-rise blocks. Slow-moving traffic overlooks graceful long-tail boats navigating their way along the river, and golden-spired temples nudge next to tacky neon lights. Visit the Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew Temple situated next to the Chao Phraya River, which feeds a network of canals. There is also the street food, which is as much a part of the Bangkok experience as popular tourist attractions.
Flying to Bangkok
1. Which airports serve Koh Samui to Bangkok?
Samui International Airport is on the island of Koh Samui and is roughly 2km north of its main city and largest resort center, Chaweng. Most passengers flying from Koh Samui to Bangkok will arrive at Suvarnabhumi International Airport. Located 24km north of the city, it is in the Racha Thewa Samut Prakan province and hosts most airlines.
2. Which airlines operate flights from Koh Samui to Bangkok?
Bangkok Airways and Thai Air operate regular direct flights from Koh Samui to Bangkok, with Bangkok Airways providing 92% of these.
3. How long is the flight?
The average duration of a flight from Koh Samui to Bangkok is one and a quarter hours long.
4. Climate changes between Koh Samui and Bangkok
Koh Samui and Bangkok are very close to each other, so there is hardly any difference in climate. Koh Samui has three distinct seasons – dry, hot and rainy. As Thailand is between the Tropic of Cancer and the Equator, its climate Is warm and humid all year round, with a humidity level of between 70% and 85%. The temperature averages around 82°F. The hottest month in Bangkok is April with an average temperature of 88°F, and the coldest is December at 79°F. The wettest month is September with an average of 220mm of rain.
5. Culture differences and need-to-know
When arriving in Thailand, foreigners can enter under the Tourist Visa Exemption category depending on their country of origin. Travelers who are not from these countries need to apply for a visa, and they should check all the up-to-date information in advance.
For most tourists, the recommended vaccinations for Thailand include diphtheria, measles, mumps, and rubella as well as those that prevent the food-borne diseases of typhoid and hepatitis A. Visitors trekking in the Thai countryside or staying for a long period should receive vaccinations for hepatitis B and rabies.
Known for its palm-fringed beaches, mountainous rainforest and coconut groves, Koh Samui is Thailand’s second-largest Island. It lies off the east coast of the Kra Isthmus in the Gulf of Thailand. Must-sees include the 12-meter-tall golden Big Buddha statue at Wat Phra Yai Temple, situated on a tiny island connected to Koh Samui by a causeway.
The city of Bangkok could not be more different than the laid-back languor of Koh Samui. There is so much to see, such as the Grand Palace, once home to the Thai King, the Royal Court and the administrative seat of government. If you want to capture the relaxing charm of a Thai island at sunset, then head up to the rooftop of the State Tower’s Sirocco and listen to the distant hum of the city below while watching its lights twinkle in the distance.
Koh Samui to Bangkok Last modified: Jan 22, 2024 8:12 -05:00
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Cheapest Day To Fly from Koh Samui to Bangkok
We've examined 231,357,366 itinerary searches that we've seen for departures in the next 90 days and found that the cheapest day to fly from Koh Samui to Bangkok is Sunday. See the chart below to compare prices for other days of the week.
Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from Koh Samui to Bangkok
Flights between some cities may be significantly cheaper if you choose a multi-stop airline ticket. Although these connecting flights sacrifice some convenience, on average, travelers save 20%-60% when they choose to fly multi-stop versus a direct flight.
The average price for connecting flights from Koh Samui to Bangkok is ฿19,219.
The average price for direct flights from Koh Samui to Bangkok is ฿12,025.
One Way Flights vs Round Trip Flights from Koh Samui to Bangkok
We have found that there is often no price difference between buying a round trip flight versus a one way flight. Increased flexibility is the main benefit when it comes to buying a one way flight from Koh Samui to Bangkok. However, booking a round trip flight can be a simpler process. You can compare round trip and one way flights by using our flight comparison.
The average price for one way flights from Koh Samui to Bangkok is ฿13,004.
The average price for round trip flights from Koh Samui to Bangkok is ฿14,085.
Koh Samui to Bangkok Airports
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