There are 8 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.

Recommended option

Fly Suvarnabhumi to Kuala Lumpur, train  •  5h 26m

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

RM 255 - RM 727

Cheapest option

Train via Padang Besar  •  24h 19m

  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 Padang Besar

RM 83 - RM 333

6 alternative options

Fly Don Muang to Kuala Lumpur, train  •  6h 5m

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

RM 181 - RM 877

Fly Suvarnabhumi to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah  •  7h 31m

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

RM 488 - RM 1818

Fly Don Muang to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah  •  8h

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

RM 344 - RM 918

Bus  •  25h 16m

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

RM 151 - RM 230

Train  •  2 days 3h

  1. Take the train from Bangkok Hualamphong to Kuala Lumpur

RM 15273

Drive  •  19h 14m

  1. Drive from Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur 1466.8 km

RM 550 - RM 850

Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Malaysia

There is widespread community transmission globally.
Some travel restrictions are being lifted in Malaysia. For the latest travel status, please check the official page for Malaysia.

For travel planning advice, please refer to our Rome2rio Coronavirus information page .

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Advice

Some international borders began to reopen in Malaysia from 5/4/2020.

Source Type: Media | Last updated: 5/5/2020

Domestic travel is restricted within Malaysia due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Source Type: Media | Last updated: 5/12/2020

International flights leaving Thailand are suspended as part of the response to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Restrictions may also be in place for other modes of transport.

Source Type: Government | Last updated: 5/2/2020

Data sourced from: CDC, ACAPS, OXFORD

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur is to train via Padang Besar which costs ฿600 - ฿2500 and takes 24h 19m.

More details

The quickest way to get from Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur is to fly and train which costs ฿1800 - ฿5500 and takes 5h 26m.

More details

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

More details

The distance between Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur is 1187 km. The road distance is 1466.8 km.

Get driving directions

The best way to get from Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur without a car is to train via Padang Besar which takes 24h 19m and costs ฿600 - ฿2500.

More details

It takes approximately 5h 26m to get from Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur, including transfers.

More details

Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur train services, operated by State Railway of Thailand, depart from Hua Lamphong station.

More details

The best way to get from Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur is to fly which takes 7h 31m and costs ฿3500 - ฿14000. Alternatively, you can train via Padang Besar, which costs ฿600 - ฿2500 and takes 24h 19m, you could also bus, which costs ฿1100 - ฿1700 and takes 25h 16m.

Mode details

The quickest flight from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Kuala Lumpur Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 10m.

Search flights

Kuala Lumpur is 1h ahead of Bangkok. It is currently 2:16 PM in Bangkok and 3:16 PM in Kuala Lumpur.

Map of how to get from Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 1187.5 km
  • Duration: 5h 26m

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 train from Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur via Padang Besar and Padang Besar in around 24h 19m.

Airlines
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 250 - RM 1400
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Trengganu
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 1400 - RM 6000
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Kuala Lumpur, Senai
Ave. Duration
8h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 1400 - RM 6000
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Kuala Lumpur, Penang
Ave. Duration
7h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 1400 - RM 6000
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Kuala Lumpur, Langkawi
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 1400 - RM 6000
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Penang, Sultan Ismail Petra
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 400 - RM 1200
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Phuket, Penang
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 700 - RM 1800
Flights from Don Muang to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Penang
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 230 - RM 700
Flights from Don Muang to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Senai
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
RM 270 - RM 750
Flights from Don Muang to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Penang, Sultan Ismail Petra
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 260 - RM 750
Flights from Don Muang to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Kuala Lumpur, Senai
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday
Estimated price
RM 220 - RM 800
Firefly
Website
fireflyz.com.my
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 240 - RM 1500
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Trengganu
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 1400 - RM 6000
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Kuala Lumpur, Penang
Ave. Duration
7h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 1400 - RM 6000
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Kuala Lumpur, Langkawi
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 1400 - RM 6000
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Kuala Lumpur, Senai
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 1400 - RM 6000
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Penang, Sultan Ismail Petra
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 400 - RM 1200
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Phuket, Penang
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 700 - RM 1800
Flights from Don Muang to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Penang
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 230 - RM 700
Flights from Don Muang to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Senai
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
RM 270 - RM 750
Flights from Don Muang to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Penang, Sultan Ismail Petra
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 260 - RM 750
Flights from Don Muang to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Kuala Lumpur, Senai
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday
Estimated price
RM 220 - RM 800
Malindo Airways
Website
malindoair.com
Flights from Don Muang to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 190 - RM 600
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Penang
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 360 - RM 1000
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Kuala Lumpur, Langkawi
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 1400 - RM 6000
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Phuket, Langkawi
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
RM 380 - RM 1100
Flights from Don Muang to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Kuala Lumpur, Penang
Ave. Duration
6h 37m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
RM 240 - RM 850
Flights from Don Muang to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Kuala Lumpur, Senai
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
RM 240 - RM 850
Flights from Don Muang to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Penang
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 230 - RM 700
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 260 - RM 1300
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Don Muang to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 130 - RM 700
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 240 - RM 1500
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Kuala Lumpur via Koh Samui
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 500 - RM 1100
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Don Muang to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 130 - RM 460
Flights from Don Muang to Kuala Lumpur via Hat Yai
Ave. Duration
4h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 130 - RM 460
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 350 - RM 1300
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 270 - RM 700
Scoot Tigerair
Website
flyscoot.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Kuala Lumpur via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 280 - RM 800
Singapore Airlines
Website
singaporeair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Kuala Lumpur via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
RM 700 - RM 1600
Jetstar Asia Airways
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Kuala Lumpur via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 310 - RM 1800
Train operators
KLIA Express
Phone
+603 2267 8000
Website
kliaekspres.com
Train from Klia T1 to KL Sentral
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
RM 40 - RM 70
Website
http://www.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
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
http://procurement.railway.co.th/checktime/checktime.asp?lenguage=Eng
3rd Class (Seat)
RM 35 - RM 50
2nd Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
RM 100 - RM 150
2nd Class (Air-conditioned Seat)
RM 70 - RM 95
1st Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
RM 190 - RM 250
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 29m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
RM 45 - 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
Alisan Golden Coach Express
Phone
603-62637668
Website
alisangoldencoach.com.my
Bus from Hatyai to Terminal Bersepadu Selatan
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
RM 79
Schedules at
alisangoldencoach.com.my
Book at
12go.asia
Suasana Edaran
Phone
+60 3-2143 2299
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Hatyai to Terminal Bersepadu Selatan
Ave. Duration
8h 33m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
RM 65
Schedules at
easybook.com
Sri Maju
Phone
+604 313 4620
Email
srimajutours@srimaju.com
Website
srimaju.com
Bus from Hatyai to Terminal Bersepadu Selatan
Ave. Duration
8h 19m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
RM 55
Schedules at
srimaju.com
Book at
12go.asia

Want to know more about travelling around the world?

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Read our range of informative guides on popular transport routes and companies - including How to get from Florence to Rome, Thanksgiving 2018: How to travel stress-free and How to get from London City Airport into central London - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

More Questions & Answers

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

More details

Yes, the driving distance between Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur is 1467 km. It takes approximately 19h 14m to drive from Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur.

Get driving directions

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

Search flights

There are 5143+ hotels available in Kuala Lumpur. Prices start at RM 500 per night.

More details

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

More details