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

Recommended option

Fly from Suvarnabhumi, KTM Komuter  •  5 h 20 min

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

$46 - $203

Cheapest option

Train, KTM Komuter  •  17 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Hua Lamphong to Hat Yai
  2. Take the train from Hat Yai to Padang Besar
  3. Take the KTM Komuter from Padang Besar to Alor Setar

$24 - $86

4 alternative options

Line 503 bus to Don Muang, fly, KTM Komuter  •  5 h 43 min

  1. Take the line 503 bus from Wat Ratcha Natda Ram to Opposite Tmb Headquarter Bank
  2. Fly from Don Muang (DMK) to Hat Yai (HDY) DMK - HDY
  3. Take the KTM Komuter from Padang Besar to Alor Setar

$31 - $154

Bus, KTM Komuter  •  16 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Bangkok Tara Travel to Hat Yai Bus Terminal
  2. Take the bus from Hat Yai Bus Terminal to Padang Besar
  3. Take the KTM Komuter from Padang Besar to Alor Setar

Bus, train, KTM Komuter  •  20 h 39 min

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

$32 - $69

Drive  •  14 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Bangkok to Alor Setar 650.3 miles

$90 - $140

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bangkok to Alor Setar is to bus and train and KTM Komuter which costs ฿1000 - ฿2400 and takes 20 h 39 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bangkok to Alor Setar is to fly and KTM Komuter which costs ฿1500 - ฿7000 and takes 5 h 20 min.

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The distance between Bangkok and Alor Setar is 849 km. The road distance is 1040.5 km.

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 5 h 20 min to get from Bangkok to Alor Setar, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct train from Bangkok to Alor Setar. However, there are services departing from Hua Lamphong and arriving at Alor Setar via Hat Yai and Padang Besar. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 23 min.

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

You can take a train from Bangkok to Alor Setar via Hat Yai and Padang Besar in around 17 h 23 min.

Airlines
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Don Muang to Hat Yai
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $190
Flights from Don Muang to Hat Yai via Khon Kaen
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $280
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Don Muang to Hat Yai
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $190
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Hat Yai
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $210
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Don Muang to Hat Yai
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $230
Train operators
KTM Komuter
Website
spad.gov.my
Train from Padang Besar to Alor Setar
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
intranet4.ktmb.com.my
Book at
12go.asia
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
40 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
intranet.ktmb.com.my
Book at
12go.asia
Silver
$3 - $4
Gold
$3 - $5
Platinum
$4 - $5
State Railway of Thailand
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Hua Lamphong to Hat Yai
Ave. Duration
13 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $55
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$7 - $11
2nd Class (Seat)
$14 - $20
2nd Class (Berth)
$23 - $35
1st Class (Berth)
$40 - $55
Train from Hat Yai to Padang Besar
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $28
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$1 - $5
2nd Class (Seat)
$7 - $11
2nd Class (Berth)
$16 - $22
1st Class (Berth)
$21 - $28
Bus operators
Tara Tour and Travel
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Bangkok Tara Travel to Hat Yai Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia
bus
Bus from Hat Yai Bus Terminal to Padang Besar
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours

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