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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 Don Muang, train  •  5h 27m

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

$35 - $155

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Train  •  19h 9m

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

$17 - $60

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Fly from Suvarnabhumi, train  •  4h 58m

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

$46 - $202

Bus The Transport Company, Minivan, train  •  19h 1m

  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

$27 - $42

Bus Tara Tour and Travel, Minivan, train  •  19h 29m

  1. Take the bus from Bangkok Tara Travel 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

$33 - $35

Drive  •  14h 47m

  1. Drive from Bangkok to Alor Setar 650.3 miles

$90 - $140

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The cheapest way to get from Bangkok to Alor Setar is to bus and Minivan and train which costs ฿850 - ฿1400 and takes 19h 1m.

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The quickest way to get from Bangkok to Alor Setar is to fly and train which costs ฿1500 - ฿7000 and takes 4h 58m.

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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 Padang Besar. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19h 9m.

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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 Minivan and train which takes 19h 1m and costs ฿850 - ฿1400.

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It takes approximately 5h 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 Hua Lamphong station.

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The quickest flight from Don Muang Airport to Hat Yai Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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Alor Setar is 1h ahead of Bangkok. It is currently 4:30 PM in Bangkok and 5:30 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: 530.6 miles
  • Duration: 5h 27m

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 19h 9m.

Airlines
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Don Muang to Hat Yai
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $190
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Don Muang to Hat Yai
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $190
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Don Muang to Hat Yai
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $230
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Hat Yai
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $210
Train operators
KTM Komuter
Website
spad.gov.my
Train from Padang Besar to Alor Setar
Ave. Duration
43m
Frequency
Hourly
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
40m
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
Phone
1690
Email
webmaster.srt@railway.co.th
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Hua Lamphong to Padang Besar
Ave. Duration
17h 43m
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
Bus operators
Minivan
Bus from Hat Yai Bus Terminal to Padang Besar
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$2
Tara Tour and Travel
Phone
086 065 5466
Email
nancy25262010@hotmail.com
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Bangkok Tara Travel to Hat Yai Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
16h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29
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 47m 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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There are 120+ hotels available in Alor Setar. Prices start at $23 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Bangkok to Don Muang Airport is to bus which takes 1h and costs ฿150.

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