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  •  4h 55m

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

RM 199 - RM 649

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Train  •  19h 4m

  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

RM 44 - RM 259

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Fly from Don Muang, train  •  5h 30m

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

RM 145 - RM 419

Bus, minivan, train  •  17h 23m

  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 106 - RM 159

Bus, minivan, train via Bangkok Tara Travel  •  19h 23m

  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

RM 147 - RM 157

Drive  •  14h 48m

  1. Drive from Bangkok to Alor Setar 1041.2 km

RM 380 - RM 550

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bangkok to Alor Setar is to train which costs ฿330 - ฿2000 and takes 19h 4m.

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The quickest way to get from Bangkok to Alor Setar is to fly and train which costs ฿1400 - ฿4900 and takes 4h 55m.

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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 4m.

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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 bus and minivan and train which takes 17h 23m and costs ฿750 - ฿1200.

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It takes approximately 4h 55m 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 Suvarnabhumi Airport to Hat Yai Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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Alor Setar is 1h ahead of Bangkok. It is currently 5:58 AM in Bangkok and 6:58 AM 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: 4h 55m

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 4m.

Airlines
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Don Muang to Hat Yai
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 140 - RM 550
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Don Muang to Hat Yai
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 120 - RM 490
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Hat Yai
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 180 - RM 800
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Don Muang to Hat Yai
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 140 - RM 550
Train operators
KTM Komuter
Phone
+603 - 2267 1200
Website
ktmb.com.my
Train from Padang Besar to Alor Setar
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
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
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
RM 12 - RM 17
Website
http://www.ktmb.com.my
Silver
RM 12 - RM 14
Gold
RM 15 - RM 17
Platinum
RM 17 - RM 21
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
RM 35 - RM 250
Website
http://www.railway.co.th/main/timetable/time-train.html
Book at
https://12go.asia/en/operator/thai-railways
Schedules at
https://www.thairailwayticket.com/eTSRT/default.aspx?language=1
3rd Class (Seat)
RM 35 - RM 50
2nd Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
RM 100 - RM 140
2nd Class (Air-conditioned Seat)
RM 65 - RM 95
1st Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
RM 190 - RM 250
Bus operators
minivan
Bus from Hat Yai Bus Terminal to Padang Besar
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
RM 7
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
RM 134
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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Thai Smile offers flights from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Hat Yai Airport.

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There are 153+ 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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Flag of Malaysia Alor Setar, Malaysia

Alor Setar, (Jawi: الور ستار; Tamil:அலோர் ஸ்டார்;Chinese: 亚罗士打; formerly Alor Star from 2004–2008) is a city and the state capital of Kedah, Malaysia; which is the second largest city in the state after Sungai Petani, Kedah (taking over the position in 2010); important cities in the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia along the longest expressway, located 400 km from Kuala Lumpur. The city is home to the Central State Administration Centre and Administrative Centre Kota Setar District in the City of Muadzam Shah and Kedah the royal town of Bandar Anak Bukit. - Wikipedia

Things to do in Alor Setar

  • Alor Setar Tower

    Alor Setar Tower (Malay: Menara Alor Setar) is a 165.5 m telecommunication tower in Alor Setar, Kedah, Malaysia.

  • Kedah State Art Gallery

    The Kedah State Art Gallery (Malay: Balai Seni Negeri Kedah) is an art gallery in Alor Setar, Kota Setar District, Kedah, Malaysia.

  • Paddy Museum

    The Paddy Museum (Malay: Muzium Padi) is a museum in Alor Setar, Kota Setar, Kedah, Malaysia.

Places to stay in Alor Setar

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