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There are 9 ways to get from Kuala Lumpur to Phuket by train, plane, ferry, bus, taxi or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train to Kuala Lumpur, fly to Phuket  •  6 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
  2. Fly from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Phuket (HKT) KUL - HKT

$42 - $201

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Bus Sri Maju  •  18 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Hat Yai Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Hat Yai Bus Terminal to Phuket Bus Terminal 2

$26

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Fly Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Phuket  •  7 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah (SZB) to Phuket (HKT) SZB - HKT

$93 - $857

Train to Kuala Lumpur, fly to Krabi, ferry  •  9 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
  2. Fly from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Krabi (KBV) KUL - KBV
  3. Take the ferry from Ao Nang Pier to Phuket Rassada Pier

$65 - $204

Train, bus, taxi  •  15 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Kuala Lumpur to Arau
  2. Take the bus from Satun to Krabi Bus Station
  3. Take a taxi from Krabi Bus to Phuket

$107 - $142

Train, ferry, Speedboat  •  16 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Kuala Lumpur to Arau
  2. Take the ferry from Pakbara Pier, Satun to Koh Lipe
  3. Take the Speedboat from Koh Lipe to Phuket

$133 - $221

Train, bus  •  17 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Kuala Lumpur to Padang Besar
  2. Take the bus from Padang Besar to Hat Yai Bus Terminal
  3. Take the bus from Hat Yai Bus Terminal to Phuket Bus Terminal 2

Bus via Cameron Highlands Tanah Rata  •  28 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Kuala Lumpur Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Cameron Highlands
  2. Take the bus from Cameron Highlands Tanah Rata to Hat Yai
  3. Take the bus from Hat Yai Bus Terminal to Phuket Bus Terminal 2

$39 - $43

Drive  •  12 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Kuala Lumpur to Phuket 600.8 miles

$85 - $130

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The cheapest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Phuket is to bus which costs RM 110 and takes 18 h 7 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Phuket is to train and fly which costs RM 170 - RM 850 and takes 6 h 8 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Kuala Lumpur to Phuket. However, there are services departing from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan and arriving at Phuket Bus Terminal 2 via Hat Yai Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h 7 min.

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The distance between Kuala Lumpur and Phuket is 642 km. The road distance is 961.3 km.

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The best way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Phuket without a car is to train and bus which takes 17 h 6 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 8 min to get from Kuala Lumpur to Phuket, including transfers.

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Kuala Lumpur to Phuket bus services, operated by Sri Maju, depart from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan station.

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The best way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Phuket is to fly which takes 7 h 34 min and costs RM 380 - RM 3600. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs RM 110 and takes 18 h 7 min.

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The quickest flight from Kuala Lumpur Airport to Phuket Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 25 min.

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Kuala Lumpur to Phuket bus services, operated by Sri Trang Tour, arrive at Phuket Bus Terminal 2 station.

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Map of how to get from Kuala Lumpur to Phuket.
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  • Distance: 401.2 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 8 min

What companies run services between Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Phuket, Thailand?

Firefly, AirAsia and six other airlines fly from Kuala Lumpur to Phuket hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Kuala Lumpur to Phuket via Hat Yai Bus Station and Hat Yai Bus Terminal in around 18 h 7 min.

Airlines
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Phuket
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $220
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Phuket via Penang
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $220
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Phuket via Penang
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $310
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Krabi
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $220
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Phuket
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $290
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Phuket via Penang
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $190
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Phuket via Langkawi, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $800
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Phuket via Alor Setar, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $800
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Phuket via Singapore Changi, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $800
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Phuket via Senai, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $800
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Phuket via Penang, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $800
Firefly
Website
fireflyz.com.my
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Phuket
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $290
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Phuket via Penang
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $190
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Phuket via Langkawi, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $800
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Phuket via Alor Setar, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $800
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Phuket via Singapore Changi, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $800
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Phuket via Senai, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $800
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Phuket via Penang, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $800
SilkAir
Website
silkair.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Phuket via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Malindo Airways
Website
malindoair.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Phuket
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $280
Scoot Tigerair
Website
flyscoot.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Phuket via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $360
Train operators
KLIA Express
Website
kliaekspres.com
Train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Schedules at
kliaekspres.com
KTM ETS Malaysia Railway
Phone
03 2267 1200
Email
cllcenter@ktmb.com.my
Website
ktmb.com.my
Train from Kuala Lumpur to Arau
Ave. Duration
5 h 18 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $18
Schedules at
ktmb.com.my
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12go.asia
Silver
$11 - $12
Gold
$16 - $18
Platinum
$21 - $25
Train from Kuala Lumpur to Padang Besar
Ave. Duration
5 h 38 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Schedules at
ktmb.com.my
Book at
12go.asia
Silver
$11 - $13
Gold
$17 - $19
Platinum
$22 - $26
Bus operators
bus
Bus from Satun to Krabi Bus Station
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7
bus
Bus from Padang Besar to Hat Yai Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Sri Trang Tour
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Hat Yai Bus Terminal to Phuket Bus Terminal 2
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
busonlineticket.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
Sri Maju
Phone
+604 313 4620
Email
srimajutours@srimaju.com
Website
srimaju.com
Bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Hat Yai Bus Station
Ave. Duration
8 h 36 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
srimaju.com
CS Travel & Tours
Website
cstravel.com.my
Bus from Kuala Lumpur Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Cameron Highlands
Ave. Duration
4 h 53 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
cstravel.com.my
Book at
easybook.com
Unititi express
Phone
+605 4911 452
Website
unititi.com.my
Bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Tanah Rata Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
unititi.com.my
Book at
12go.asia
Bus from Cameron Highlands Tanah Rata to Hat Yai
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19
Schedules at
unititi.com.my
Ferry operators
Ploy Siam Speed Boat
Phone
074-783338
Email
adang_sea_tour@hotmail.com
Website
adangseatour.com
Ferry from Pakbara Pier, Satun to Koh Lipe
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
adangseatour.com
Book at
12go.asia
Tigerline Ferry
Phone
+66980 168 181
Email
168ferry@gmail.com
Website
tigerlinetravel.com
Ferry from Pakbara Pier, Satun to Koh Lipe
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $50
Schedules at
tigerlinetravel.com
Andaman Ferry Service
Phone
(+66)81-599-1936
Email
andamanferry@gmail.com
Website
andamanferryservice.com
Ferry from Koh Lipe to Phuket
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Schedules at
andamanferryservice.com
Other operators
Taxi from Krabi Bus to Phuket
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Estimated price
$85 - $110
Krabi Taxi
Website
krabitaxi.com
Krabi Cab
Phone
+66 089 289 6233
Website
krabicab.com

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Phuket is 1 h behind Kuala Lumpur. It is currently 11:27 AM in Kuala Lumpur and 10:27 AM in Phuket.

Yes, the driving distance between Kuala Lumpur to Phuket is 961 km. It takes approximately 12 h 15 min to drive from Kuala Lumpur to Phuket.

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Malindo Airways, Scoot Tigerair , SilkAir and two other airlines offer flights from Kuala Lumpur Airport to Phuket Airport.

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There are 3766+ hotels available in Phuket. Prices start at $24 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport is to train which takes 30 min and costs RM 3 - RM 11.

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