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There are 6 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 from Suvarnabhumi, train  •  5 h 16 min

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

$55 - $219

Cheapest option

Train  •  24 h 21 min

  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 from Don Muang, train  •  6 h

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

$42 - $192

Bus Tara Tour and Travel  •  22 h 47 min

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

$41

Bus The Transport Company  •  27 h 30 min

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

$42 - $56

Drive  •  19 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur 916.3 miles

$120 - $190

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The cheapest way to get from Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur is to bus which costs ฿1342 and takes 22 h 47 min.

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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 5 h 16 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur. However, there are services departing from Bangkok Tara Travel and arriving at Terminal Bersepadu Selatan via Hat Yai Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22 h 47 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur. However, there are services departing from Hua Lamphong and arriving at Kuala Lumpur via Padang Besar. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24 h 21 min.

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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 bus which takes 22 h 47 min and costs ฿1342.

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It takes approximately 5 h 16 min to get from Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur, including transfers.

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Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur bus services, operated by Tara Tour and Travel, depart from Bangkok Tara Travel 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 bus which takes 22 h 47 min and costs ฿1342. Alternatively, you can train, which costs ฿850 - ฿2500 and takes 24 h 21 min.

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

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

You can take a bus from Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur via Hat Yai Bus Terminal and Hat Yai Bus Station in around 22 h 47 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur via Padang Besar and Padang Besar in around 24 h 21 min.

Airlines
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $430
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Kuala Lumpur via Phuket
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $440
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Don Muang to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $250
Flights from Don Muang to Kuala Lumpur via Senai
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $250
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $440
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Kuala Lumpur via Koh Samui
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $470
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Kuala Lumpur via Phuket
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $440
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $430
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Don Muang to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $170
Flights from Don Muang to Kuala Lumpur via Hat Yai
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $170
Malindo Airways
Website
malindoair.com
Flights from Don Muang to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $370
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $400
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $430
Singapore Airlines
Website
singaporeair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Kuala Lumpur via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $700
Scoot Tigerair
Website
flyscoot.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Kuala Lumpur via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $550
Jetstar Asia Airways
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Kuala Lumpur via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $430
Train operators
KLIA Express
Website
kliaekspres.com
Train from Klia T1 to KL Sentral
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Schedules at
kliaekspres.com
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
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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
5 h 33 min
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
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
$26
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia
Sri Maju
Website
srimaju.com
Bus from Hat Yai Bus Station to Terminal Bersepadu Selatan
Ave. Duration
8 h 36 min
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 2 h.

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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 1 h ahead of Bangkok. It is currently 1:03 AM in Bangkok and 2:03 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 19 h 14 min to drive from Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur.

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

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There are 4348+ hotels available in Kuala Lumpur. Prices start at $29 USD 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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