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Fly Suvarnabhumi to Kuala Lumpur  •  5h 1m

  1. Fly from Suvarnabhumi (BKK) to Kuala Lumpur (KUL) BKK - KUL

RM 445 - RM 837

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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 Suvarnabhumi to Singapore Changi, subway  •  6h 17m

  1. Fly from Suvarnabhumi (BKK) to Singapore Changi (SIN) BKK - SIN
  2. Take the subway from Yishun to Kranji

RM 261 - RM 5525

Fly Don Muang to Kuala Lumpur  •  5h 40m

  1. Fly from Don Muang (DMK) to Kuala Lumpur (KUL) DMK - KUL

RM 340 - RM 4850

Fly Don Muang to Penang  •  5h 44m

  1. Fly from Don Muang (DMK) to Penang (PEN) DMK - PEN

RM 449 - RM 452

Fly Don Muang to Singapore Changi, subway  •  6h 55m

  1. Fly from Don Muang (DMK) to Singapore Changi (SIN) DMK - SIN
  2. Take the subway from Yishun to Kranji

RM 276 - RM 688

Fly Don Muang to Senai  •  6h 29m

  1. Fly from Don Muang (DMK) to Senai (JHB) DMK - JHB

RM 461

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 15m

  1. Drive from Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur 1466.3 km

RM 500 - RM 800

Bangkok to Malaysia by train

The train journey time between Bangkok and Malaysia is around 28h 55m and covers a distance of around 1512 km. The fastest train normally takes 22h 26m. Operated by State Railway of Thailand and KTM ETS Malaysia Railway, the Bangkok to Malaysia train service departs from Bang Sue Junction and arrives in Kuala Lumpur. Typically 11 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
28h 55m
Fastest train time:
22h 26m
Train distance:
1512 km
Trains per week:
11
Cheapest price:
RM 112
Carbon emissions:
79 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
15:35
Last train departs at:
23:15

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Bangkok to Malaysia train schedules

Thailand → Malaysia
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Conditions of entry into Malaysia from Thailand

  • 14 day mandatory monitored quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before 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
  • COVID-19 test upon arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

Rules to follow in Malaysia

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Considerations leaving from Thailand

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


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 Malaysia is 03 88810200.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Malaysia is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Malaysia 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.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 21 Jul 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Bangkok to Malaysia is to bus which costs ฿1200 - ฿1600 and takes 24h 44m.

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The fastest way to get from Bangkok to Malaysia is to fly which takes 5h 1m and costs ฿3300 - ฿6500.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bangkok to Malaysia 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 Malaysia is 1039 km. The road distance is 1466.3 km.

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The best way to get from Bangkok to Malaysia 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 1m to get from Bangkok to Malaysia, including transfers.

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

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Bangkok to Malaysia 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 Malaysia is to fly which takes 5h 1m and costs ฿3300 - ฿6500. 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 Malaysia.
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  • Distance: 1039.4 km
  • Duration: 5h 1m

What companies run services between Bangkok, Thailand and Malaysia?

Royal Jordanian, Thai Airways International and four other airlines fly from Bangkok to Seremban once daily. 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
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
RM 650 - RM 1700
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Kuala Lumpur via Phuket
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
RM 700 - RM 1500
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
RM 750 - RM 2200
Singapore Airlines
Website
singaporeair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 420 - RM 850
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
RM 650 - RM 1600
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Singapore Changi via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Friday
Estimated price
RM 750 - RM 2200
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
RM 700 - RM 1400
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Kuala Lumpur via Phuket
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
RM 700 - RM 1500
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
RM 750 - RM 2200
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Singapore Changi via Koh Samui
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 450 - RM 1200
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Don Muang to Kuala Lumpur via Hat Yai
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 220 - RM 800
Flights from Don Muang to Penang
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 190 - RM 750
Flights from Don Muang to Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 270 - RM 550
Flights from Don Muang to Senai
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 330 - RM 1200
Oman Air
Website
omanair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
RM 600 - RM 1400
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Kuala Lumpur via Phuket
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
RM 700 - RM 1500
Scoot Tigerair
Website
flyscoot.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 250 - RM 650
Jetstar Asia Airways
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 230 - RM 1600
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
RM 750 - RM 1300
Gulf Air Bahrain
Website
gulfair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
RM 750 - RM 1800
Cathay Pacific
Website
cathaypacific.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 750 - RM 10000
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Don Muang to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 430 - RM 700
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Don Muang to Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 320 - RM 800
Train operators
SMRT
Phone
+1 800-336-8900
Website
smrt.com.sg
Subway from Yishun to Kranji
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
RM 3 - RM 8
Schedules at
smrt.com.sg
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 Malaysia bus services, operated by Billion Stars Express, arrive at KL Sentral Station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Bangkok to Malaysia is 1466 km. It takes approximately 19h 15m to drive from Bangkok to Malaysia.

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

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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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