The cheapest times to fly from KUL to USM are

  • January 1st to January 14th
  • February 5th to May 13th (except the weeks of April 9th and April 30th)
  • October 1st to December 16th

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from KUL to USM is early March. Prices can be as high as $425 for Sunday flights during late December, or as low as $336 for Tuesday flights around early March.


When to Fly to Ko Samui

Flying from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Koh Samui (USM) will usually cost between $344 to $378 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early March with an average ticket price of $345. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $388. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $43 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $346 can be considered a good price for a round-trip KUL to USM flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the KUL to USM route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

KUL to USM Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the KUL to USM flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Kuala Lumpur. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.45, which is a bit above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly to Ko Samui, and Mondays are the most expensive days to return to Kuala Lumpur. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $12 (3%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $348. Return trip prices are from the USM to KUL flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from KUL to USM can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 51 minutes may be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is a nonstop flight from KUL to USM while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Krabi Airport (KBV) in Krabi

  • 124 miles (200 km) away from USM
  • Usually 80.92% less expensive than USM
  • Nonstop flights available

See KUL to KBV flights


Flight Hacking KUL to USM

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from KUL to USM — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Krabi (KUL > KBV > USM)

  • Price for both tickets: $298
  • Average savings: $49 (14.02%)

See KUL to HKT flights

Hack #2: Phuket (KUL > HKT > USM)

  • Price for both tickets: $316
  • Average savings: $31 (8.82%)

See KUL to KBV flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from KUL to USM? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 21 major airlines flying this route most often: Air New Zealand, AirAsia, Bangkok Airways, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, Emirates, Ethiopian, EVA Air, Finnair, Garuda Indonesia, JAL, KLM, Malaysia Airlines, Malindo Air, Oman Air, Philippine Airlines, Qantas, Singapore Airlines, THAI, Vietnam Airlines, Virgin Australia, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Samui Airport to Kuala Lumpur International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 483 miles or 777 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from KUL to USM?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop KUL to USM flight is about 1 hour 51 minutes.

How many flights go between Kuala Lumpur and Koh Samui?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 67 available flights from KUL to USM.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeKUL
Origination airport nameKuala Lumpur International Airport
CityKuala Lumpur

Return Airport

Destination codeUSM
Destination airport nameSamui Airport
CityKoh Samui


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