“With a little forethought. Koh Samui can be an amazing budget destination...”
Arriving into Koh Samui airport (USM) is a dream. The open space is richly decorated, like a luxurious tropical backyard. The lounge offers wicker seating with plush pillows, abundant floral decor, and a bus that carries you from the gate to your plane. But how much will it cost to reach Koh Samui?
First, know that Koh Samui Airport is privately built and owned by Bangkok Airways. As such, there is a hefty airport tax (500 Baht) which is built into ticket prices, making cheap flights to Koh Samui a bit tricky to find. Not to worry, all the ins and outs are here to help you travel to Koh Samui on a budget.