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There are 7 ways to get from Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur 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 Suvarnabhumi to Kuala Lumpur, train  •  5h 16m

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

$55 - $219

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Train State Railway of Thailand  •  24h 21m

  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 Kuala Lumpur

$26 - $76

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Fly Don Muang to Kuala Lumpur, train  •  6h

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

$42 - $192

Fly Don Muang to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah  •  8h 16m

  1. Fly from Don Muang (DMK) to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah (SZB) DMK - SZB

$96 - $278

Bus  •  25h 19m

  1. Take the bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Hat Yai Bus Terminal
  2. Take the bus from Hat Yai Bus Station to Terminal Bersepadu Selatan

$38 - $51

Train Eastern and Oriental Express  •  2 days 3h

  1. Take the train from Bangkok Hualamphong to Kuala Lumpur

$3,500

Drive  •  19h 14m

  1. Drive from Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur 916.3 miles

$120 - $190

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur is to bus which costs ฿1200 - ฿1700 and takes 25h 19m.

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The quickest way to get from Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur is to fly and train which costs ฿1800 - ฿7500 and takes 5h 16m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur. However, there are services departing from Wat Ratcha Natda Ram and arriving at Terminal Bersepadu Selatan via Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal and Hat Yai Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 25h 19m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Bangkok Hualamphong and arriving at Kuala Lumpur. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 days 3h.

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The distance between Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur is 1187 km. The road distance is 1466.1 km.

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The best way to get from Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur without a car is to train which takes 24h 21m and costs ฿850 - ฿2500.

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It takes approximately 5h 16m 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 Hua Lamphong station.

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The best way to get from Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur is to fly which takes 8h 16m and costs ฿3100 - ฿9500. Alternatively, you can train, which costs ฿850 - ฿2500 and takes 24h 21m, you could also bus, which costs ฿1200 - ฿1700 and takes 25h 19m.

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Map of how to get from Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur.
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  • Distance: 742.2 miles
  • Duration: 5h 16m

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

Malindo Airways, Thai AirAsia and four other airlines fly from Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur via Padang Besar and Padang Besar in around 24h 21m.

Airlines
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $420
Flights from Don Muang to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $280
Flights from Don Muang to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Senai
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $290
Firefly
Website
fireflyz.com.my
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $440
Flights from Don Muang to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $280
Flights from Don Muang to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Senai
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $290
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $430
Malindo Airways
Website
malindoair.com
Flights from Don Muang to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $370
Flights from Don Muang to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Kuala Lumpur, Langkawi
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from Don Muang to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Kuala Lumpur, Penang
Ave. Duration
7h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $390
Flights from Don Muang to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Penang
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $240
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Don Muang to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $250
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $440
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Kuala Lumpur via Koh Samui
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $470
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $410
Scoot Tigerair
Website
flyscoot.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Kuala Lumpur via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $550
Flights from Don Muang to Kuala Lumpur via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $260
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Don Muang to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $170
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $430
Pakistan International Airlines
Website
www4.piac.com.pk
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$130 - $490
Singapore Airlines
Website
singaporeair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Kuala Lumpur via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $700
Train operators
KLIA Express
Website
kliaekspres.com
Train from Klia T1 to KL Sentral
Ave. Duration
28m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Schedules at
kliaekspres.com
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
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12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$8 - $11
2nd Class (Seat)
$15 - $21
2nd Class (Berth)
$24 - $35
1st Class (Berth)
$40 - $60
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 33m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Schedules at
ktmb.com.my
Book at
12go.asia
Silver
$11 - $13
Gold
$17 - $20
Platinum
$23 - $27
Eastern and Oriental Express
Train from Bangkok Hualamphong to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
2 days 3h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3,500
Schedules at
belmond.com
Bus operators
Sri Maju
Phone
+604 313 4620
Email
srimajutours@srimaju.com
Website
srimaju.com
Bus from Hat Yai Bus Station to Terminal Bersepadu Selatan
Ave. Duration
8h 36m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
srimaju.com

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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 Sri Maju, arrive at Terminal Bersepadu Selatan station.

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Kuala Lumpur is 1h ahead of Bangkok. It is currently 2:16 AM in Bangkok and 3:16 AM 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 1466 km. It takes approximately 19h 14m to drive from Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur.

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Royal Jordanian, Thai Smile, Pakistan International Airlines and five other airlines offer flights from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Kuala Lumpur Airport.

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There are 4324+ hotels available in Kuala Lumpur. Prices start at $28 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Bangkok to Suvarnabhumi Airport is to train which takes 26m and costs ฿40 - ฿55.

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