Cheap flights from Melbourne to Koh Samui / Samui Island
Flight information Melbourne to Koh Samui / Samui Island
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Average flight time, total distance 7024 kilometres
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Koh Samui / Samui Island
Fly to Koh Samui, the lush and beautiful Thai island, where you can enjoy the powder white beaches overlooking sea the colour of a turquoise gemstone.
Airlines flying this route
There are no direct flights to Koh Samui from Melbourne, but you will find plenty of connecting flights on this route, often via Singapore (SIN). These flights are operated by a few major airline carriers, which include: Bangkok Airways, Qantas, Malaysia Airlines, British Airways, Virgin Australia, Singapore Airlines, , Emirates, Thai Airways, Cathay Pacific.
Your Departure Airport
Melbourne Airport (MEL)
Departing from: You’ll depart from Terminal 2 for non-stop international flights, or Terminals 1-4 for connecting flights.
Melbourne Airport is one of the country’s largest airline hubs, so there are a good list of amenities for passengers flying out of MEL. If you like to shop, there are a variety of international and Australian brands you can purchase wares in, such as Victoria’s Secret, Rip Curl and the Sunglasses Hut. If you’re hungry, there’s everything from fast food, to healthy eating options, as well as bars and snack kiosks. Otherwise, you can find banking facilities, a currency exchange service, ATMs, a medical centre and free WiFi throughout the terminals.
Your Destination Airport
Samui Airport (USM)
Arriving in: International Terminal.
Samui Airport is very small, but beautiful, with a lounge area that is plush and delightful. There aren’t a copious amount of facilities here, but the ones the airport has a top of the range. There are three coffee shops, two lovely restaurants and a traditional Thai spa, all within the airport building.
If you want to take a taxi or a private car to your accommodation, then you must book within the airport. Prices for this service can range from 500-1500THB ($20-60) depending on where in the island you are staying.
For public transportation, there are only min-buses that function like shared ride vans. These are a much cheaper way to get around the island, costing between 100-200THB ($4-8) per-person, but you have to wait until the bus is full before it will depart.
If you’d prefer to drive, there are several car hire companies in Samui Airport, such as Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz and Sixt.
Do you need a form of identification?
You must carry your passport with you when flying internationally.
How long should you leave to get to the airport?
Generally it is recommended that you leave 120-180 minutes for a relaxed check-in and security procedure.
Things you need to know
Time difference: Koh Samui is 4 hours behind Melbourne.
Weather: The best time to visit Koh Samui is between December and June, and in particular, the months of December through to February when the weather is dry and warm, hovering around 30°C. However, this is also the most popular time to visit, and prices are at their peak in this period. If you’d rather skip the crowds and embrace the heat, hold off flying until March. In March the temperature gauge rises to 35°C, but the prices, and number of tourists drop. Avoid October through to November, when the heaviest rainfall occurs.
Koh Samui is far cheaper than Melbourne, and whatever you do on this island you’ll find the prices are generally friendlier. Three dinner courses for two people at a mid-range restaurant will cost about 1000THB ($40).
Please note all information is current as of February 2016.
Prices shown on this page are estimated lowest prices only. Found in the last 45 days.