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There are 12 ways to get from Bangkok to Malaysia by plane, car, subway, bus 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 Don Muang to Penang  •  5 h 35 min

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

$46 - $216

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Train State Railway of Thailand  •  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

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Fly Suvarnabhumi to Penang  •  5 h 1 min

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

$52 - $173

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 Don Muang to Narathiwat, drive  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Don Muang (DMK) to Narathiwat (NAW) DMK - NAW
  2. Drive from Narathiwat to Kota Bharu

$45 - $191

Fly Suvarnabhumi to Singapore Changi, subway, line 160 bus  •  6 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Suvarnabhumi (BKK) to Singapore Changi (SIN) BKK - SIN
  2. Take the subway from Tanah Merah to Jurong East
  3. Take the line 160 bus from Jurong East Temp Int to JB Sentral

$49 - $179

Fly Don Muang to Senai  •  6 h 25 min

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

$47 - $147

Fly Suvarnabhumi to Kuala Lumpur  •  6 h 29 min

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

$49 - $205

Fly Don Muang to Kuala Lumpur  •  7 h 13 min

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

$36 - $178

Bus  •  25 h 42 min

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

$39 - $54

Train Eastern and Oriental Express  •  2 days 3 h

  1. Take the train from Bangkok Hualamphong to Kuala Lumpur

$3,500

Drive  •  19 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur 916.1 miles

$120 - $190

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The cheapest way to get from Bangkok to Malaysia is to bus which costs ฿1200 - ฿1800 and takes 25 h 42 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bangkok to Malaysia is to fly which costs ฿1700 - ฿6000 and takes 5 h 1 min.

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

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The distance between Bangkok and Malaysia is 1039 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 train which takes 24 h 21 min and costs ฿850 - ฿2500.

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It takes approximately 5 h 35 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 35 min and costs ฿1400 - ฿7500. Alternatively, you can train, which costs ฿850 - ฿2500 and takes 24 h 21 min, you could also bus, which costs ฿1200 - ฿1800 and takes 25 h 42 min.

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

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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: 649.7 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 35 min

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 Padang Besar and Padang Besar in around 24 h 21 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 Changi
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $420
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $430
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Don Muang to Penang via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $240
Flights from Don Muang to Senai
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flights from Don Muang to Senai via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flights from Don Muang to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $250
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $420
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $440
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Kuala Lumpur via Koh Samui
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $470
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Penang via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $470
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Penang via Phuket
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $420
Scoot Tigerair
Website
flyscoot.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $310
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Kuala Lumpur via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $550
Flights from Don Muang to Kuala Lumpur via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $260
Singapore Airlines
Website
singaporeair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Kuala Lumpur via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $700
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Don Muang to Penang
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $160
Flights from Don Muang to Narathiwat
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $200
Flights from Don Muang to Senai
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $220
Flights from Don Muang to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $170
Jetstar Asia Airways
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $390
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 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $410
Malindo Airways
Website
malindoair.com
Flights from Don Muang to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $370
Cathay Pacific
Website
cathaypacific.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Pakistan International Airlines
Website
www4.piac.com.pk
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$130 - $490
Train operators
SMRT
Phone
+1 800-336-8900
Website
smrt.com.sg
Subway from Tanah Merah to Jurong East
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
smrt.com.sg
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
17 h 43 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $60
Schedules at
railway.co.th
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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
Eastern and Oriental Express
Train from Bangkok Hualamphong to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
2 days 3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3,500
Schedules at
belmond.com
Bus operators
SBS Transit
Website
sbstransit.com.sg
Bus from Jurong East Temp Int to JB Sentral
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
sbstransit.com.sg
Sri Maju
Phone
+604 313 4620
Email
srimajutours@srimaju.com
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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Yes, the driving distance between Bangkok to Malaysia is 1466 km. It takes approximately 19 h 14 min 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 1 h and costs ฿150.

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