There are 12 ways to get from Bangkok to Malaysia by plane, bus, car, subway or train

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 Penang  •  5 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Suvarnabhumi (BKK) to Penang (PEN) BKK - PEN

$52 - $173

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

10 alternative options

Line 503 bus to Don Muang, fly to Penang  •  5 h 28 min

  1. Take the line 503 bus from Wat Ratcha Natda Ram to Opposite Tmb Headquarter Bank
  2. Fly from Don Muang (DMK) to Penang (PEN) DMK - PEN

$42 - $214

Fly Suvarnabhumi to Narathiwat, drive  •  5 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Suvarnabhumi (BKK) to Narathiwat (NAW) BKK - NAW
  2. Drive from Narathiwat to Kota Bharu

$51 - $158

Fly Suvarnabhumi to Singapore, subway, bus  •  6 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Suvarnabhumi (BKK) to Singapore (SIN) BKK - SIN
  2. Take the subway from Tanah Merah to Bugis
  3. Take the bus from Queen Street Bus Terminal to Johor Bahru CIQ

$51 - $179

Line 503 bus to Don Muang, fly to Johor Bahru  •  6 h 17 min

  1. Take the line 503 bus from Wat Ratcha Natda Ram to Opposite Tmb Headquarter Bank
  2. Fly from Don Muang (DMK) to Johor Bahru (JHB) DMK - JHB

$43 - $145

Line 503 bus to Don Muang, fly to Singapore, subway, bus  •  6 h 54 min

  1. Take the line 503 bus from Wat Ratcha Natda Ram to Opposite Tmb Headquarter Bank
  2. Fly from Don Muang (DMK) to Singapore (SIN) DMK - SIN
  3. Take the subway from Tanah Merah to Bugis
  4. Take the bus from Queen Street Bus Terminal to Johor Bahru CIQ

$51 - $180

Fly Suvarnabhumi to Kuala Lumpur  •  6 h 39 min

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

$49 - $205

Line 503 bus to Don Muang, fly to Kuala Lumpur  •  6 h 52 min

  1. Take the line 503 bus from Wat Ratcha Natda Ram to Opposite Tmb Headquarter Bank
  2. Fly from Don Muang (DMK) to Kuala Lumpur (KUL) DMK - KUL

$32 - $176

Bus Tara Tour and Travel  •  23 h 7 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

$42 - $44

Bus The Transport Company  •  27 h 25 min

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

$43 - $58

Drive  •  19 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur 916.1 miles

$120 - $190

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bangkok to Malaysia is to bus which costs ฿1350 - ฿1450 and takes 23 h 7 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bangkok to Malaysia is to fly which costs ฿1600 - ฿6000 and takes 5 h 1 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Bangkok to Malaysia. 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 Malaysia is 1854 km. The road distance is 1465.7 km.

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The best way to get from Bangkok to Malaysia without a car is to bus which takes 23 h 7 min and costs ฿1350 - ฿1450.

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It takes approximately 5 h 1 min 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 5 h 1 min and costs ฿1600 - ฿6000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ฿1350 - ฿1450 and takes 23 h 7 min, you could also train, which costs ฿850 - ฿2500 and takes 24 h 21 min.

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Map of how to get from Bangkok to Malaysia.
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  • Distance: 1158.7 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 1 min

What companies run services between Bangkok, Thailand and Malaysia?

Thai Smile, Thai Airways International and two other airlines fly from Bangkok to George Town 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur via Hat Yai Bus Terminal, Hat Yai Bus Station, Terminal Bersepadu Selatan, and Bandar Tasik Selatan in around 23 h 7 min.

Airlines
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Penang
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $410
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Narathiwat
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $140
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Singapore
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $420
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 Penang via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $240
Flights from Don Muang to Johor Bahru
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flights from Don Muang to Johor Bahru via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flights from Don Muang to Singapore via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
4 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $230
Flights from Don Muang to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $250
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Don Muang to Penang
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $160
Flights from Don Muang to Johor Bahru
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $220
Flights from Don Muang to Singapore
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $190
Flights from Don Muang to Singapore via Krabi
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $200
Flights from Don Muang to Singapore via Phuket
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $210
Flights from Don Muang to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $170
Flights from Don Muang to Kuala Lumpur via Hat Yai
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $170
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Singapore
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $420
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Singapore via Koh Samui
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $440
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Kuala Lumpur via Koh Samui
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
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 Penang via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $420
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $420
Scoot Tigerair
Website
flyscoot.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Singapore
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $310
Flights from Don Muang to Singapore
Ave. Duration
2 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $250
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Kuala Lumpur via Singapore
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $550
Singapore Airlines
Website
singaporeair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Singapore
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Kuala Lumpur via Singapore
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $700
Jetstar Asia Airways
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Singapore
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $390
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Kuala Lumpur via Singapore
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $430
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Penang
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $410
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Narathiwat
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $140
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $430
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $410
Malindo Airways
Website
malindoair.com
Flights from Don Muang to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $370
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Don Muang to Singapore
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $300
Cathay Pacific
Website
cathaypacific.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Singapore
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Train operators
SMRT
Phone
+1 800-336-8900
Website
smrt.com.sg
Subway from Tanah Merah to Bugis
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
smrt.com.sg
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
Book at
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
Causeway Link
Website
causewaylink.com.my
Bus from Queen Street Bus Terminal to Johor Bahru CIQ
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
causewaylink.com.my
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
$27
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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