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Fly Suvarnabhumi to Kuala Lumpur, train  •  5h 29m

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

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Bus, Mini Van  •  24h 36m

  1. Take the bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Hat Yai Bus Terminal
  2. Take the Mini Van from Hat Yai to Komtar Bus Terminal
  3. Take the bus from George Town Penang to KL Sentral Station VIP

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Fly Don Muang to Kuala Lumpur, train  •  6h 24m

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

Fly Suvarnabhumi to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah  •  10h 3m

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

Train  •  39h 21m

  1. Take the train from Bangkok Hualamphong to Kuala Lumpur

Drive  •  19h 13m

  1. Drive from Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur 1465.4 km
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Conditions of entry into Malaysia from Thailand

  • 5-day mandatory monitored quarantine for arrivals without a COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival for unvaccinated travellers
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from COVID-19 testing on arrival
  • Health screen upon arrival. Mandatory installation of smart phone app for contact tracing purposes
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Malaysia: Sabah, Sarawak, Labuan
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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
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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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: 23 Jun 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur is to bus and Mini Van which costs ฿1200 - ฿1700 and takes 24h 36m.

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The quickest way to get from Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur is to fly and train which costs ฿2100 - ฿11000 and takes 5h 29m.

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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 George Town Penang. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24h 36m.

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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 bus and Mini Van which takes 24h 36m and costs ฿1200 - ฿1700.

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It takes approximately 5h 29m 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 Eastern and Oriental Express, depart from Bangkok Hualamphong station.

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The best way to get from Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur is to fly which takes 10h 3m and costs ฿3700 - ฿10000. Alternatively, you can bus and Mini Van, which costs ฿1200 - ฿1700 and takes 24h 36m, you could also train, which costs ฿124263 and takes 39h 21m.

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Map of how to get from Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur.
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  • Distance: 1187.5 km
  • Duration: 5h 29m

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

Malaysia Airlines, Firefly and nine other airlines fly from Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Kuala Lumpur via Hat Yai, Komtar Bus Terminal, and George Town Penang in around 24h 36m.

Airlines
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 390 - RM 1200
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Trengganu
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 550 - RM 2200
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Phuket, Penang
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 490 - RM 1300
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Kuala Lumpur, Penang
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 500 - RM 1700
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Kuala Lumpur, Senai
Ave. Duration
9h 5m
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 550 - RM 2100
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Kuala Lumpur, Langkawi
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 500 - RM 1400
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Kuala Lumpur, Sultan Ismail Petra
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 600 - RM 2200
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Kuala Lumpur, Alor Setar
Ave. Duration
13h 10m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
RM 600 - RM 2200
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Singapore Changi, Penang
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Friday
Estimated price
RM 390 - RM 2000
Firefly
Website
fireflyz.com.my
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 360 - RM 1300
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Trengganu
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 550 - RM 2200
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Kuala Lumpur, Penang
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 550 - RM 2100
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Kuala Lumpur, Senai
Ave. Duration
9h 5m
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 550 - RM 2100
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Kuala Lumpur, Sultan Ismail Petra
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 600 - RM 2200
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Kuala Lumpur, Alor Setar
Ave. Duration
13h 10m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
RM 600 - RM 2200
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Singapore Changi, Penang
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Friday
Estimated price
RM 390 - RM 2000
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Phuket, Penang
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 310 - RM 850
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 390 - RM 1200
Flights from Don Muang to Kuala Lumpur via Phuket
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 500 - RM 1900
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Don Muang to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 220 - RM 1000
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 210 - RM 550
Flights from Don Muang to Kuala Lumpur via Hat Yai
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
RM 320 - RM 700
Malindo Airways
Website
malindoair.com
Flights from Don Muang to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 270 - RM 1100
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Singapore Changi, Penang
Ave. Duration
7h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 550 - RM 1900
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Kuala Lumpur, Langkawi
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 410 - RM 1200
Singapore Airlines
Website
singaporeair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Kuala Lumpur via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
RM 700 - RM 2000
Train operators
KLIA Express
Phone
+603 2267 8000
Website
kliaekspres.com
Train from Klia T1 to KL Sentral
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
RM 35 - RM 55
Website
http://www.kliaekspres.com/
Eastern and Oriental Express
Bus operators
New Asian Travel
Phone
+60 4-261 5558
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Hat Yai to Komtar Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
RM 52
Schedules at
12go.asia
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12go.asia
Bus from Penang New Asian Travel to KL Sentral
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
RM 50
Schedules at
12go.co
Beh Travel & Tour Sdn
Phone
019 - 545 3888
Email
beh_travel@outlook.com
Website
behtravelandtour.com
Bus from Hat Yai to Komtar Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
RM 40
Schedules at
behtravelandtour.com
Billion Stars Express
Phone
+60111 0661111
Website
billionstarsexpress.com
Bus from George Town Penang to KL Sentral Station
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
RM 35
Schedules at
12go.asia
KKKL Express
Phone
012-7082999
Email
enquiry@kkkl.com.my
Website
kkklexpress.com
Bus from Penang Komtar to KL Sentral
Ave. Duration
5h 1m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
RM 43
Schedules at
kkklexpress.com

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The quickest flight from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Kuala Lumpur Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 55m.

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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 2:26 AM in Bangkok and 3:26 AM in Kuala Lumpur.

Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur train services, operated by Eastern and Oriental Express, 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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Thai AirAsia, Thai Airways International, Singapore Airlines and Malaysia Airlines offer flights from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Kuala Lumpur Airport.

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There are 1351+ 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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