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How to get from Koh Samui Airport to Chaweng

Koh Samui’s busiest town, Chaweng surrounds the pristine white sands of Chaweng Beach. You can spend the day soaking up the sun, cooling off in the turquoise waters and enjoying the local delicacies. Then, Chaweng comes alive at night with a vibrant bar and club scene. 

When it comes to travelling to this slice of paradise, you have three ways to get from Koh Samui Airport to Chaweng; taxi, private transfer or minivan bus. A taxi or private transfer will take just 10 minutes to reach Chaweng Beach and will cost €13 (THB 500). The shared minivan service will cost just €3.50 (THB 130) per person but will take closer to 20 minutes to reach the shores of Chaweng.

Welcome Pickups offers meet and greet services and a friendly introduction to Koh Samui at the same price as a regular taxi. Click here to see the cost.

Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Welcome Pickups €18 10min 24/7 Book
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Taxi €13 10min 24/7
Bus €7 20min 07:00–23:30

How to get a taxi from Koh Samui Airport to Chaweng

The quickest and most stress-free way to get from Koh Samui Airport to Chaweng Beach is to take a taxi, as the service is quick and door-to-door. Official Koh Samui Airport taxis charge around €13 (THB 500), taking just 10 minutes in light traffic.

What's the taxi fare from Koh Samui Airport to Chaweng Beach

Taxi prices at the airport are fixed based on zones. The cost for a taxi from Koh Samui Airport to Chaweng in Zone 1 will be €13 (THB 500). You’ll need to head to the taxi counters and prepay for a ticket before handing it to your driver.

For a reliable service and competitive fixed fares, we recommend booking a private transfer in advance.

Cost

€13 (THB 500)

Trip Duration

10 Min

*Prices may vary unless booked in advance.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Taxis are available 24 hours a day at Koh Samui Airport.

Where do I find a taxi at Samui Airport?

Taxis are located right outside of the exit doors on Floor -2 at Koh Samui Airport. You will need to purchase a ticket inside the airport before boarding your taxi.

Convenience

Taking a taxi from Koh Samui Airport to Chaweng Beach isn’t only the fastest transfer option, but it’s also the most convenient. You won’t need to wait for your mode of transport to depart, and all of your luggage, no matter how large, can be stored safely throughout your journey.

Editor’s Note

Local taxis aren't allowed to make pickups from the airport. You will need to either pre-book your transfer with a company such as Welcome Pickups, or pay for one of the dispatch taxis inside the airport.

Useful Tips

Standard Samui Airport taxis can take up to 4 passengers.
Luggage that can fit in the trunk may be transported for free.
If your driver helps you load and unload your luggage, they will expect a small tip.

How to get from Koh Samui Airport to Chaweng by bus

The company SmackOne operates a small minivan bus from Koh Samui Airport to Chaweng every day from 07:00 to 23:30. The cost of a one-way ticket will be €3.50 (THB 130) and the journey time will be around 20 minutes.

How much is the bus from Koh Samui Airport to Chaweng?

The cost of a ticket on the minivan bus from Koh Samui Airport to Chaweng Beach is €3.50 (THB 130).

*You can purchase your tickets online in advance or from the SmackOne kiosks inside the airport.

Cost

€3.50 (THB 130)

Trip Duration

20 Min

*The bus will only leave when it has 5 passengers. The waiting time will be around 30 minutes.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The SmackOne bus runs from 07:00 to 23:30.

Where do I find the bus at Samui Airport?

The SmackOne minibuses can be found outside Exit B of the Arrivals Hall at Koh Samui Airport.

Convenience

Although a cheap transfer option, taking the bus from Koh Samui Airport to Chaweng isn’t the most convenient. You will have to wait until the minivan is full, which in low season, can take up to 30 minutes. There’s also no luggage storage on the bus, so you will only be able to travel with carry-ons or backpacks.

Editor’s Note

If you're travelling in a group of 4 people, taking a taxi and splitting the fare will be a much more convenient transfer option.

Useful Tips

Be sure to purchase your tickets before trying to get on the bus.
If you book online in advance, make sure to send the name of your hotel to [email protected].
The minivan buses will only leave with a minimum of 5 passengers.
The minibus van can take up to 10 passengers and 10 pieces of luggage.
Luggage storage is very limited, be sure to travel light.

Welcome Pickups transfer

Welcome Pickups

Book a trained, English-speaking taxi driver to pick you up at the same price as a regular cab from the line

If you feel more relaxed knowing that somebody is waiting for you, you may as well book a Welcome Pickups transfer. As soon as you arrive at the airport you will be greeted by your driver. He will be waiting for you at the terminal of your arrival with a sign that has your name on it. Your driver will help you out with your luggage and together you will make your way to the vehicle. While he is driving you to your accommodation, the driver can give you some tips and recommendations on what to do during your holidays in Koh samui. Our drivers are hand-picked and speak fluent English. No need to worry about miscommunication issues that you may face with the local taxi drivers regarding your destination. Relax and enjoy your ride.

Best drivers

Hand-picked english-speaking drivers

Flight monitoring

Drivers are always on time

Quality support

24/7 email & phone support

Cancel up to 24 hours before the pickup and get an 80% refund

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Prices

DAYTIME
€15.0
NIGHTTIME
€18.0
Same price as a regular taxi from the line

PRICES FOR

Sedan Car

4 pax, 4 pieces of luggage

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Welcome Pickups - Airport Taxi Services

Welcome Pickups launched its five-star airport taxi service in Athens, quickly moving to Rome, then Paris, and Barcelona, offering English-speaking drivers and advanced technology for flight monitoring, live tracking, and 24/7 customer support. The company then expanded its operations to Lisbon, followed by Budapest and Prague, maintaining consistent service standards with efficient airport transfers.

The expansion continued with Amsterdam, then Tel Aviv, each city benefiting from the same high level of operational technology and customer service. Welcome Pickups began operations in Madrid, Berlin, and  Dubai, rounding out their network. In 2024, the service will be available at over 350 airports worldwide, projecting to welcome more than 2 million passengers.

Frequently asked questions

How do I get from Koh Samui Airport to Chaweng?

You have three transport options when travelling from Koh Samui Airport to Chaweng, taxi, private transfer or minivan bus. Taking a taxi or private transfer will cost €13 (THB 500). Taking the SmackOne minivan bus will take closer to 20 minutes to reach Chaweng Beach and will cost just €3.50 (THB 130) per person. 

How far is it from Koh Samui Airport to Chaweng?

The distance from Koh Samui Airport to Chaweng is 2.7 km. Taking a private airport taxi or transfer will take 10 minutes, while the shared minivan bus will take 20 minutes.

What’s the cost of a taxi from Koh Samui Airport to Chaweng Beach?

The taxi fare from Koh Samui Airport to Chaweng Beach is fixed at €13 (THB 500). You will need to pay this fare at the designated counters inside the airport before making your way to the taxi rank outside. Alternatively, you can book a private transfer in advance with Welcome and unlock reliable English-speaking drivers, competitive fixed prices and 24/7 customer support.

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