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There are 7 ways to get from Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly Suvarnabhumi to Kuala Lumpur, train  •  5h 36m

  1. Fly from Suvarnabhumi (BKK) to Kuala Lumpur (KUL) BKK - KUL
  2. Take the train from Klia T1 to KL Sentral

RM 520 - RM 2162

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Train via Hat Yai  •  21h 40m

  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 Kuala Lumpur

RM 112 - RM 453

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Fly Don Muang to Kuala Lumpur, train  •  5h 55m

  1. Fly from Don Muang (DMK) to Kuala Lumpur (KUL) DMK - KUL
  2. Take the train from Klia T1 to KL Sentral

RM 315 - RM 1175

Fly Suvarnabhumi to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah  •  7h 21m

  1. Fly from Suvarnabhumi (BKK) to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah (SZB) BKK - SZB

RM 268 - RM 668

Bus  •  24h 44m

  1. Take the bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Hat Yai Bus Terminal
  2. Take the bus from Hat Yai to Terminal Bas Sungai Nibong
  3. Take the bus from Sungai Nibong Bus Terminal to KL Sentral Station

RM 172 - RM 215

Train  •  39h 21m

  1. Take the train from Bangkok Hualamphong to Kuala Lumpur

RM 14146

Drive  •  19h 13m

  1. Drive from Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur 1465.4 km

RM 500 - RM 800

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  • 10 day mandatory monitored quarantine
  • Mandatory quarantine period is reduced to 7 days for travelers who provide a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
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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
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  • Regional restriction measures in place
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Kuala Lumpur is 03 88810200.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Kuala Lumpur is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Kuala Lumpur is 1 metre.

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

No, but conditions apply when returning to Thailand from Malaysia.

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Last updated: 3 May 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur is to bus which costs ฿1200 - ฿1600 and takes 24h 44m.

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The quickest way to get from Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur is to fly and train which costs ฿3800 - ฿17000 and takes 5h 36m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur station. However, there are services departing from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal and arriving at KL Sentral Station via Hat Yai and Sungai Nibong Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24h 44m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Bangkok Hualamphong and arriving at Kuala Lumpur. Services depart once a week, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 39h 21m.

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The distance between Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur is 1187 km. The road distance is 1465.4 km.

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The best way to get from Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur without a car is to train via Hat Yai which takes 21h 40m and costs ฿800 - ฿3400.

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It takes approximately 5h 36m to get from Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur, including transfers.

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Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur bus services, operated by The Transport Company, depart from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal station.

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

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The best way to get from Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur is to fly which takes 7h 21m and costs ฿2000 - ฿5000. Alternatively, you can train via Hat Yai, which costs ฿800 - ฿3400 and takes 21h 40m, you could also bus, which costs ฿1200 - ฿1600 and takes 24h 44m.

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Map of how to get from Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur.
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  • Distance: 1187.5 km
  • Duration: 5h 36m

What companies run services between Bangkok, Thailand and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia?

Thai Smile, Firefly and four other airlines fly from Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Kuala Lumpur via Hat Yai and Padang Besar in around 21h 40m.

Airlines
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 650 - RM 1900
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Penang
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
RM 260 - RM 650
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Trengganu
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 950 - RM 1900
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Kuala Lumpur, Langkawi
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
RM 900 - RM 2500
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Kuala Lumpur, Penang
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
RM 850 - RM 2400
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Phuket, Penang
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 340 - RM 1000
Firefly
Website
fireflyz.com.my
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 600 - RM 2100
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Penang
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
RM 260 - RM 650
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Trengganu
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 950 - RM 1900
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Phuket, Penang
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 340 - RM 1000
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Kuala Lumpur via Hat Yai
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 350 - RM 1000
Flights from Don Muang to Kuala Lumpur via Hat Yai
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 370 - RM 1100
Malindo Airways
Website
malindoair.com
Flights from Don Muang to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 450 - RM 1000
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Kuala Lumpur, Langkawi
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 950 - RM 2300
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 600 - RM 2200
Oman Air
Website
omanair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 700 - RM 1600
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
RM 600 - RM 2400
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Don Muang to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 260 - RM 1100
Train operators
KLIA Express
Phone
+603 2267 8000
Website
kliaekspres.com
Train from Klia T1 to KL Sentral
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
RM 35 - RM 55
Website
http://www.kliaekspres.com/
State Railway of Thailand
Phone
1690
Email
webmaster.srt@railway.co.th
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Bang Sue Junction to Hat Yai
Ave. Duration
13h 20m
Frequency
Every 3 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
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
KTM ETS Malaysia Railway
Phone
03 2267 1200
Email
cllcenter@ktmb.com.my
Website
ktmb.com.my
Train from Padang Besar to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
RM 70 - RM 85
Website
http://www.ktmb.com.my
Silver
RM 49 - RM 53
Gold
RM 70 - RM 85
Platinum
RM 95 - RM 120
Eastern and Oriental Express
Bus operators
Beh Travel & Tour Sdn
Phone
019 - 545 3888
Email
beh_travel@outlook.com
Website
behtravelandtour.com
Bus from Hat Yai to Terminal Bas Sungai Nibong
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
RM 40
Schedules at
behtravelandtour.com
Billion Stars Express
Phone
+60111 0661111
Website
billionstarsexpress.com
Bus from Sungai Nibong Bus Terminal to KL Sentral Station
Ave. Duration
4h 51m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
RM 39
Schedules at
12go.asia

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The quickest flight from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Kuala Lumpur Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h.

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Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur bus services, operated by Billion Stars Express, arrive at KL Sentral Station.

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Kuala Lumpur is 1h ahead of Bangkok. It is currently 8:31 PM in Bangkok and 9:31 PM in Kuala Lumpur.

Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur train services, operated by KTM ETS Malaysia Railway, arrive at Kuala Lumpur station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur is 1465 km. It takes approximately 19h 13m to drive from Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur.

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Royal Jordanian, Thai Airways International, Oman Air and two other airlines offer flights from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Kuala Lumpur Airport.

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There are 4652+ hotels available in Kuala Lumpur. 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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