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.

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Fly from Don Muang, KTM Komuter  •  5 h 44 min

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

$35 - $155

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Train, KTM Komuter  •  19 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Hua Lamphong to Padang Besar 45 Hua Lamphong - Padang Besar - Class II Sleeper AC
  2. Take the KTM Komuter from Padang Besar to Alor Setar Padang Besar

$17 - $60

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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 - $202

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

$33 - $69

Drive  •  14 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Bangkok to Alor Setar 650.3 miles

$90 - $140

Questions & Answers

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 Padang Besar. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19 h 31 min.

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

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The best way to get from Bangkok to Alor Setar without a car is to bus and KTM Komuter which takes 16 h 51 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 44 min 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 Hua Lamphong station.

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The quickest flight from Don Muang Airport to Hat Yai Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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Alor Setar is 1 h ahead of Bangkok. It is currently 9:18 PM in Bangkok and 10:18 PM in Alor Setar.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Bangkok to Alor Setar is 1041 km. It takes approximately 14 h 47 min to drive from Bangkok to Alor Setar.

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Nok Air, Thai Lion Mentari and Thai AirAsia offer flights from Don Muang Airport to Hat Yai Airport.

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Map of how to get from Bangkok to Alor Setar.
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  • Distance: 530.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 44 min

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

You can take a train from Bangkok to Alor Setar via Padang Besar and Padang Besar in around 19 h 31 min.

Airlines
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Don Muang to Hat Yai
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $190
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Don Muang to Hat Yai
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $190
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
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Hat Yai
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $210
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
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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 - $4
Schedules at
ktmb.com.my
Book at
12go.asia
Silver
$3 - $4
Gold
$3 - $4
Platinum
$4 - $5
State Railway of Thailand
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Hua Lamphong to Padang Besar
Ave. Duration
17 h 43 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $60
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$8 - $11
2nd Class (Seat)
$15 - $21
2nd Class (Berth)
$24 - $35
1st Class (Berth)
$40 - $60
Train from Hat Yai to Padang Besar
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $29
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$1 - $5
2nd Class (Seat)
$8 - $11
2nd Class (Berth)
$17 - $23
1st Class (Berth)
$22 - $29
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
$27
Schedules at
12go.asia
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12go.asia
bus
Bus from Hat Yai Bus Terminal to Padang Besar
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours

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There are 110+ hotels available in Alor Setar. Prices start at $24 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Bangkok to Don Muang Airport is to bus which takes 1 h and costs .

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