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There are 10 ways to get from Bangkok to Malaysia by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly Don Muang to Penang  •  5h 59m

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

RM 242 - RM 311

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Train via Hat Yai  •  22h 5m

  1. Take the train from Hua Lamphong to Hat Yai
  2. Take the train from Hat Yai to Padang Besar
  3. Take the train from Padang Besar to Kuala Lumpur

RM 87 - RM 453

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Fly Suvarnabhumi to Kuala Lumpur  •  5h 12m

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

RM 480 - RM 2317

Fly Don Muang to Kuala Lumpur  •  5h 50m

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

RM 276 - RM 4117

Fly Suvarnabhumi to Singapore Changi  •  7h 11m

  1. Fly from Suvarnabhumi (BKK) to Singapore Changi (SIN) BKK - SIN

RM 230 - RM 1242

Fly Don Muang to Senai  •  6h 44m

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

RM 359 - RM 1115

Fly Don Muang to Singapore Changi  •  8h 4m

  1. Fly from Don Muang (DMK) to Singapore Changi (SIN) DMK - SIN

RM 196 - RM 842

Bus  •  25h 29m

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

RM 154 - RM 224

Train  •  2 days 3h

  1. Take the train from Bangkok Hualamphong to Kuala Lumpur

RM 14657

Drive  •  19h 15m

  1. Drive from Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur 1466.4 km

RM 500 - RM 800

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The cheapest way to get from Bangkok to Malaysia is to bus which costs ฿1100 - ฿1700 and takes 25h 29m.

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The quickest way to get from Bangkok to Malaysia is to fly which costs ฿3500 - ฿18000 and takes 5h 12m.

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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 Wednesday. The journey takes approximately 2 days 3h.

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The distance between Bangkok and Malaysia is 1039 km. The road distance is 1466.4 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 22h 5m and costs ฿600 - ฿3400.

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It takes approximately 5h 59m to get from Bangkok to Malaysia, including transfers.

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Bangkok to Malaysia 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 Malaysia is to fly which takes 5h 59m and costs ฿1800 - ฿2400. Alternatively, you can train via Hat Yai, which costs ฿600 - ฿3400 and takes 22h 5m, you could also bus, which costs ฿1100 - ฿1700 and takes 25h 29m.

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The quickest flight from Don Muang Airport to Penang Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 45m.

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

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Map of how to get from Bangkok to Malaysia.
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  • Distance: 1039.4 km
  • Duration: 5h 59m

What companies run services between Bangkok, Thailand and Malaysia?

Thai AirAsia and AirAsia fly from Bangkok to George Town 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur via Hat Yai and Padang Besar in around 22h 5m.

Airlines
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Don Muang to Penang
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 260 - RM 490
Flights from Don Muang to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 280 - RM 850
Flights from Don Muang to Kuala Lumpur via Hat Yai
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 280 - RM 850
Flights from Don Muang to Senai
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 350 - RM 1100
Flights from Don Muang to Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 180 - RM 700
Flights from Don Muang to Singapore Changi via Phuket
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 180 - RM 700
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Don Muang to Penang via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 300 - RM 1900
Flights from Don Muang to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 200 - RM 850
Flights from Don Muang to Senai via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 290 - RM 1900
Flights from Don Muang to Singapore Changi via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 500 - RM 2100
Singapore Airlines
Website
singaporeair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Kuala Lumpur via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 600 - RM 2400
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 550 - RM 1700
Scoot Tigerair
Website
flyscoot.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Kuala Lumpur via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 250 - RM 750
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 240 - RM 750
Flights from Don Muang to Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 220 - RM 1500
Jetstar Asia Airways
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Kuala Lumpur via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 290 - RM 1800
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 210 - RM 1400
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 600 - RM 1600
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 470 - RM 1100
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 600 - RM 2400
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
RM 750 - RM 2100
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 550 - RM 1700
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
RM 700 - RM 1700
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 350 - RM 850
Malindo Airways
Website
malindoair.com
Flights from Don Muang to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 440 - RM 1700
Cathay Pacific
Website
cathaypacific.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 500 - RM 7000
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Don Muang to Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
RM 190 - RM 850
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Phone
1690
Email
webmaster.srt@railway.co.th
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Hua Lamphong to Hat Yai
Ave. Duration
13h 45m
Frequency
Every 2 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 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
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 60
Schedules at
srimaju.com
Book at
12go.asia
Alisan Golden Coach Express

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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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Thai AirAsia and AirAsia offer flights from Don Muang Airport to Penang Airport.

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The best way to get from Bangkok to Don Muang Airport is to bus which takes 58 min and costs ฿10 - ฿50.

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