Airfare to Koh Samui, Thailand
Koh Samui, Thailand’s second-largest island, has been developed for the tourist in search of white sandy beaches, beautiful waters and an active nightlife in the sand (for those who seek it). Jungle trekking is a common distraction for those tired of lounging around and drinking. Nearby island Ko Pha Ngan is home to the infamous full moon party.
Airfare to Koh Samui will be the cheapest on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday. Mondays are popular with business travellers and weekends are key dates for holidaymakers wanting the longest trips possible – avoid these dates.
Also consider flights into Bangkok, Thailand. To get between the cities, you can grab a spot on a train, bus, ferry, and/or flight. Look for cheap flights on no frills airlines. Although it will take longer to reach your destination, a bus or train could save you enough cash to make it worth your while.
Another possible money-saving tip is to look for flights that go through Bangkok, Thailand; Delhi, India; or another major gateway city instead of flying direct. Because there are more flights – and competition – from these cities on low budget airlines, you can save some cash over flying non-stop to your destination. It is very common to layover in one of these main cities.
Finally, consider traveling on a lesser-known carrier. Thai Airways is the national airline. However, Bangkok Airways is the only carrier that stops in Koh Samui.
The most expensive air tickets to Koh Samui are found during peak holiday travel times, such as the New Year. Also be aware of national events or festivals, which can also cause ticket prices to rise.
Summary of Money Saving Tips:
- Fly mid-week
- Book your holiday during the off-peak season
- Consider flying into Bangkok, Thailand and traveling overland to Koh Samui via train, ferry and/or bus
- Look for flights that go through large cities, with many flights
- Check out carriers besides the national airline – they may undercut the monopolistic competition
For more information on Koh Samui, check out BootsnAll’s Thailand Travel Guide.