Sleeping in Airports

Koh Samui Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Koh Samui Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

This airport is almost worth visiting all by itself. It is absolutely gorgeous. – DIS

Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, we are here to give you the low-down on what travellers have reported back to us during their time at Samui International Airport.

What to Expect

  • A beautiful, open-air single-terminal international airport, comfortably furnished and decorated with tropical plants and flowers.
  • The restrooms are clean and spacious, with large fish tanks and shelves for your luggage.
  • Shopping and dining options are limited, as this is a small airport.
  • Economy class passengers can pay to enter one of the airport’s first class lounges. See our Airport Lounges section for locations and rates.

Where to Sleep

  • Overnight stays are not permitted at this airport.
  • For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there are lounges that you can enter by paying at the door, purchasing a lounge pass or through a lounge membership program (ie. Priority Pass). Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!

Passes  Blue Ribbon Club Lounge (International, Gate 6) – Location: International Terminal, Airside, between Gate 6. Lounge Access: Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs. [ more lounge info ]

Passes  Blue Ribbon Club Lounge (Domestic, Gate 2) – Location: Domestic Terminal, Airside, between Gates 2 and 3. Lounge Access: Prepaid lounge passes. [ more lounge info ]

Passes  Blue Ribbon Club Lounge (Domestic, Gate 1) – Location: Domestic Terminal, Airside, near Gate 1. Lounge Access: Prepaid lounge passes. [ more lounge info ]

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Koh Samui Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Saboey Resort & Villas – (5 minutes from the airport) Airport transfers are available. upon request, some room categories include free transfers. » Check Rates
  • Samui Pier Beach Front Resort – (5 minutes from the airport) Airport transfers are available. » Check Rates

For more options there is a list of hotels near Koh Samui Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport WiFi/Internet

WiFi is available at Koh Samui Airport inside the lounges. [ see Airport Lounges above ] At the time of this update, we did not have any information about WiFi availability elsewhere in the terminal.

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

Duty Free & Shopping – We do not have any information about whether Duty Free shopping is available; however, a variety of shops are available at the Samui Park Avenue shopping arcade.

Food & Drinks – 2 Restaurants and 3 coffee shops are available at the Samui Park Avenue open air promenade. Hours: unknown.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Rest Zones – Not available.

Showers – Not available.

Spa – Enjoy a traditional Thai massage before boarding your flight at Soul to Sole. Hours: unknown.

Airport Hours

The airport is open during flight operation hours, from 6:00AM – 10:00PM.


As of March 2018, Koh Samui airport is served by the following airlines: Thai Airways • Cathay Pacific • Malaysia Airlines • British Airways • Singapore Airlines • EVA Air • Qantas • Emirates • Air Asia.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

Car rentals companies have offices onsite. At the time of this January 2018 update, no further details are known.


Taxis are readily available for hire in the ground transportation area of the airport. Private and shared-ride minivans are also available, and offer a cheaper alternative to taxis. Visit the Airport Transportation Counter in the Arrivals area to make arrangements.

Last updated: 2018-10-23

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.