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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

USM Airport Overview

Koh Samui Airport Guide
(Photo courtesy of a SleepingInAirports contributor / 22Jul2009)

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Koh Samui Airport.

What to Expect

Koh Samui Airport (code: USM) has two terminals, domestic and international, which are within walking distance of each other. The unique design and layout has shops, bathrooms, and other facilities located in open-air areas. Indoors, you’ll find a few eateries and cafes. WiFi is available in the airport lounges, which economy class passengers can pay to enter. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for location and access information.

Sleeping in Koh Samui Airport

Camping out here is not possible as the airport closes nightly, from 10:00PM to 6:00AM. For uninterrupted sleep, nearby hotels offer shuttle service. See the Airport Hotels section below for locations or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

To help us keep this guide up-to-date, you can add or update information or write a review to submit airport tips and photos. You can also visit the airport’s web site for current information.  For more airport information continue scrolling down to explore more in our Koh Samui Airport Guide.

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.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

Airport Hours

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

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in the airport sounds like a nightmare, there are hotels near Koh Samui Airport:

  • Nora Buri Resort & Spa – Free airport shuttle is available.  » Check Rates
  • Samui Little Garden – No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates
  • Saboey Resort & Villas – Airport transfers are available upon request. Some room categories include free transfers.  » Check Rates

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

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. 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!

Related Pages: Koh Samui Airport Lounges

Rest & Relaxation Zones

There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

More Airport Information

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover

Drinking Water – Information is unavailable. Does the airport have water fountains or water bottle refill stations? Click here to update this guide.

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 guide.

Showers – Not available.

SIM Cards – A reader has asked us to include where to buy SIM Cards. If you know, click here to update this guide.

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

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.

Koh Samui airport is served by the following airlines: Bangkok Airways • Chengdu Airlines • Lucky Air • SilkAir • Tibet Airlines.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

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

Hotel Shuttles

See also Airport Hotels above.


Taxis are readily available for hire in the ground transportation area. 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.

Airport Photo Gallery

Related Pages: Koh Samui Airport Photos

Last updated: 2024-02-06

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, is 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 websites. 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.