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Penang to Koh Samui Flights
Penang International Airport
The Penang International Airport sits less than ten miles from George Town, which is the capital city of Penang Island. The airport serves fifteen airlines that offer flights to multiple locations around Asia, including AirAsia, China Airlines, Tiger Airways, and Lion Air. Though the airport is on the smaller size, it can still handle more than fifteen million passengers every year.
Airport Parking Options
The airport has around 800 parking spots available for travellers, but you should look for those closest to the passenger terminal, as some are closer to the cargo terminals. Parking rates start at RM 1 for one hour, and discounted rates are available for those leaving their vehicles for several days.
Penang Ground Transportation
You can reach the Penang International Airport by ferry, taxi, or bus. George Town's Victoria Street has a bus depot that offers transport to the airport for RM 2.70. Bus lines 401, 401A, and 401E are rapid lines that can get you to the airport in around thirty minutes, but the buses stop running at 10 p.m. The ferry only charges RM 1.20, while cabs are a little costlier at RM 38. From downtown George Town, it may take forty-five minutes to reach the airport by cab, depending on traffic.
Eating at the Airport
You’ll find a variety of restaurants outside the airport and inside the terminal. Near the airport is Pinang Kopitiam, a local restaurant that specializes in regional dishes. Inside are fast food options like McDonald's, Kenny Rogers Roasters, and Coffee Bean. All three choices are perfect for those who need to grab something quickly before catching a flight. You’ll also find shops that sell clothing, souvenirs, and sundries at the airport on Penang Island
Traveling to Koh Samui
Situated off the east coast of the Kra Isthmus, the island of Koh Saumi is Thailand's second-largest island. Its white-sand beaches and coral reefs attract over one and a half million visitors per year. Planning a tropical island getaway to Koh Saumi is a breeze when you use ebookers to make your travel reservations. You'll arrive at Koh Saumi Airport, located roughly one mile from the island's main city, Chaweng. It is a private airport originally built by Bangkok Airlines, which is still the main carrier servicing the island.
Transportation from Koh Saumi Airport
You have several options to get to Chaweng from Koh Saumi Airport. A minibus picks up passengers at the airport frequently for a cost of 120 baht. Taking a taxi is faster, and rides to the main city cost between three hundred and five hundred baht. You should negotiate your rate ahead of time if you choose a taxi, as many drivers refuse to use their meters.
Weather in Koh Saumi
The island of Koh Saumi has a tropical monsoon climate, which means eleven months out of the year experience heavy-to-moderate rainfall. February is the driest month, as average rainfall drops below three inches. The wettest months are October and November, and rainfall during other months of the wet season tends to end quickly, allowing you to get back to lounging on the beach. Temperatures throughout the year range between 24°C and 32°C. No matter what season you're planning to visit, be sure to pack cool, light clothing to deflect the heat and humidity, and bring an umbrella too in case a shower strikes while you're exploring the island.
Things to Do in Koh Saumi
Koh Saumi is famous for its fabulous beaches and incredible ocean views. Laem Yai is on the north-west side of the island and offers a secluded beach with views of the Ang Thong islands. Chaweng beach is the most popular tourist beach, with facilities for water sports and a vibrant nightlife scene. Located on the north-eastern tip of the island is the village of Bang Rok, home of the famous Big Buddha Beach. When you're tired of lounging on the gorgeous white sand, take in some of the island's cultural attractions, such as the Laem Sor Pagoda Ko Samui, the Wat Khunaram Ko Samui, and the Secret Buddha Garden. When you're ready to escape to the exotic tropical island of Koh Saumi, remember that ebookers can help you find great deals on airline tickets and hotel accommodation.