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There are 6 ways to get from Bangkok to Alor Setar by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Suvarnabhumi, train  •  7h 27m

  1. Fly from Suvarnabhumi (BKK) to Hat Yai (HDY) BKK - HDY
  2. Take the train from Hat Yai to Padang Besar
  3. Take the train from Padang Besar to Alor Setar

RM 77 - RM 343

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Train  •  16h 58m

  1. Take the train from Bang Sue Junction to Hat Yai
  2. Take the train from Hat Yai to Padang Besar
  3. Take the train from Padang Besar to Alor Setar

RM 49 - RM 385

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Fly from Don Muang, train  •  7h 40m

  1. Fly from Don Muang (DMK) to Hat Yai (HDY) DMK - HDY
  2. Take the train from Hat Yai to Padang Besar
  3. Take the train from Padang Besar to Alor Setar

RM 127 - RM 356

Bus, minivan, train  •  18h 11m

  1. Take the bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Hat Yai Bus Terminal
  2. Take the minivan from Hat Yai Bus Terminal to Padang Besar
  3. Take the train from Padang Besar to Alor Setar

RM 107 - RM 160

Bus, minivan, train via Bangkok Southern Bus Terminal  •  19h 38m

  1. Take the bus from Bangkok Southern Bus Terminal to Hat Yai Bus Terminal
  2. Take the minivan from Hat Yai Bus Terminal to Padang Besar
  3. Take the train from Padang Besar to Alor Setar

RM 115 - RM 149

Drive  •  14h 48m

  1. Drive from Bangkok to Alor Setar 1041.2 km

RM 370 - RM 550

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Conditions of entry into Malaysia from Thailand

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
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  • Pre-arrival health declaration
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Frequently Asked Questions


No, entry into Malaysia from Thailand is currently restricted.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Alor Setar is 03 88810200.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Alor Setar is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Alor Setar is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 03 88810200.

Yes, entry into Thailand from Malaysia is currently restricted.

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Last updated: 28 Feb 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Bangkok to Alor Setar is to bus and minivan and train which costs ฿750 - ฿1200 and takes 18h 11m.

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The quickest way to get from Bangkok to Alor Setar is to fly and train which costs ฿550 - ฿2600 and takes 7h 27m.

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No, there is no direct train from Bangkok to Alor Setar. However, there are services departing from Bang Sue Junction and arriving at Alor Setar via Hat Yai and Padang Besar. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16h 58m.

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The distance between Bangkok and Alor Setar is 849 km. The road distance is 1041.2 km.

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The best way to get from Bangkok to Alor Setar without a car is to train which takes 16h 58m and costs ฿360 - ฿2900.

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It takes approximately 7h 27m to get from Bangkok to Alor Setar, including transfers.

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Bangkok to Alor Setar train services, operated by State Railway of Thailand, depart from Bang Sue Junction station.

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The quickest flight from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Hat Yai Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Alor Setar is 1h ahead of Bangkok. It is currently 2:28 PM in Bangkok and 3:28 PM in Alor Setar.

Bangkok to Alor Setar train services, operated by KTM Komuter, arrive at Alor Setar station.

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Map of how to get from Bangkok to Alor Setar.
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  • Distance: 848.9 km
  • Duration: 7h 27m

What companies run services between Bangkok, Thailand and Alor Setar, Malaysia?

You can take a train from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Alor Setar via Hat Yai and Padang Besar in around 16h 58m.

Airlines
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Hat Yai
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 130 - RM 170
Flights from Don Muang to Hat Yai
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 100 - RM 290
Thai Vietjet Air
Website
vietjetair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Hat Yai
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 65 - RM 210
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Don Muang to Hat Yai
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 85 - RM 270
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Hat Yai
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 140 - RM 480
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Don Muang to Hat Yai
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 130 - RM 320
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Hat Yai
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 470 - RM 490
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Phone
1690
Email
webmaster.srt@railway.co.th
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Hat Yai to Padang Besar
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
RM 6 - RM 130
Website
http://www.railway.co.th/main/timetable/time-train.html
Book at
https://12go.asia/en/operator/thai-railways
Schedules at
http://procurement.railway.co.th/checktime/checktime.asp?lenguage=Eng
3rd Class (Seat)
RM 6 - RM 21
2nd Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
RM 75 - RM 100
2nd Class (Air-conditioned Seat)
RM 30 - RM 45
1st Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
RM 95 - RM 130
Train from Bang Sue Junction to Hat Yai
Ave. Duration
13h 20m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
RM 35 - RM 240
Website
http://www.railway.co.th/main/timetable/time-train.html
Book at
https://12go.asia/en/operator/thai-railways
Schedules at
http://procurement.railway.co.th/checktime/checktime.asp?lenguage=Eng
3rd Class (Seat)
RM 35 - RM 45
2nd Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
RM 100 - RM 140
2nd Class (Air-conditioned Seat)
RM 65 - RM 95
1st Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
RM 180 - RM 240
KTM Komuter
Phone
+603 - 2267 1200
Website
ktmb.com.my
Train from Padang Besar to Alor Setar
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
RM 7 - RM 10
Website
http://www.ktmb.com.my
KTM ETS Malaysia Railway
Phone
03 2267 1200
Email
cllcenter@ktmb.com.my
Website
ktmb.com.my
Train from Padang Besar to Alor Setar
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
RM 14 - RM 17
Website
http://www.ktmb.com.my
Silver
RM 12 - RM 14
Gold
RM 14 - RM 17
Platinum
RM 17 - RM 21
Bus operators
minivan
Bus from Hat Yai Bus Terminal to Padang Besar
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
RM 7
Siam Lane Tour (Siam Dernrod)
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Bangkok Southern Bus Terminal to Hat Yai Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
14h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
RM 120
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia
Piya
Phone
0-2894-6330-2
Website
busonlineticket.co.th
Bus from Bangkok Southern Bus Terminal to Hat Yai Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
14h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
RM 103
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia

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Yes, the driving distance between Bangkok to Alor Setar is 1041 km. It takes approximately 14h 48m to drive from Bangkok to Alor Setar.

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Bangkok Airways, Thai AirAsia, Thai Smile and Thai Vietjet Air offer flights from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Hat Yai Airport.

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There are 78+ hotels available in Alor Setar. Prices start at RM 500 per night.

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The best way to get from Bangkok to Suvarnabhumi Airport is to train which takes 26 min and costs ฿40 - ฿55.

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