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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.

Where to Sleep

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.

Covid-19 Update

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all services and times listed below are subject to change. Some services and facilities may remain closed or operate with reduced hours.  Airport tips and suggestions in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. If you are planning to sleep in the public area of the terminal overnight, have a back-up plan! We’ve heard from a few travellers at other airports and they were not permitted to stay overnight. We’re not sure if that will apply to this airport, until a reader lets us know the current situation. We will start updating all of our guides in October 2021.  To help us with this massive update, you can add or update information or write a review and submit photos and airport tips.

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.

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
  • Nora Beach Resort and Spa – (8 minutes from the airport) No airport transfers.  » 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.

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!

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

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

Blue Ribbon Club Lounge (Domestic, Gate 1) – Location: Domestic Terminal, Airside, near Gate 1. Lounge Access: Unknown.

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.

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

Showers – Not available.

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

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

Koh Samui airport is served by the following airlines: Bangkok Airways • Chengdu Airlines • Lucky Air • SilkAir • Tibet Airlines.

Car Rentals

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


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.

Last updated: 2020-10-20

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.