There are 5 ways to get from Bangkok to Pulau Perhentian by plane, taxi, ferry, 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 to Kota Bharu, taxi, ferry  •  9 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Don Muang (DMK) to Kota Bharu (KBR) DMK - KBR
  2. Take a taxi from Kota Bharu to Kuala Besut
  3. Take the ferry from Kuala Besut to Pulau Perhentian

$104 - $239

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Train, ferry  •  25 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Hua Lamphong to Sungai Kolok 37 Hua Lamphong - Sungai Kolok - Class II Sleeper AC / ...
  2. Take the ferry from Kuala Besut to Pulau Perhentian

$38 - $88

3 alternative options

Fly to Kuala Trengganu, bus, ferry  •  12 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Don Muang (DMK) to Kuala Trengganu (TGG) DMK - TGG
  2. Take the bus from Terminal Bas Kuala Terengganu to Kuala Besut Jetty
  3. Take the ferry from Kuala Besut to Pulau Perhentian

$151 - $333

Bus Tara Tour and Travel, Mini Van, ferry  •  29 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Bangkok Tara Travel to Hat Yai Bus Terminal
  2. Take the Mini Van from Hat Yai to Penang
  3. Take the bus from Penang Komtar to Kuala Besut
  4. Take the ferry from Kuala Besut to Pulau Perhentian

$60 - $74

Bus Piya, Mini Van, ferry  •  32 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Bangkok Southern Bus Terminal to Hat Yai Bus Terminal
  2. Take the Mini Van from Hat Yai to Penang
  3. Take the bus from Penang Komtar to Kuala Besut
  4. Take the ferry from Kuala Besut to Pulau Perhentian

$56 - $71

Questions & Answers

The distance between Bangkok and Pulau Perhentian is 908 km.

The best way to get from Bangkok to Pulau Perhentian without a car is to bus and Mini Van and ferry which takes 29 h 20 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 9 h 24 min to get from Bangkok to Pulau Perhentian, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Don Muang Airport to Kota Bharu Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 40 min and has one stopover.

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Pulau Perhentian is 1 h ahead of Bangkok. It is currently 4:25 PM in Bangkok and 5:25 PM in Pulau Perhentian.

Firefly, Thai AirAsia, Malindo Airways and AirAsia offer flights from Don Muang Airport to Kota Bharu Airport.

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There are 53+ hotels available in Pulau Perhentian. Prices start at $25 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Bangkok to Don Muang Airport is to bus which takes 1 h and costs .

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Map of how to get from Bangkok to Pulau Perhentian.
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  • Distance: 567.3 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 24 min

What companies run services between Bangkok, Thailand and Pulau Perhentian, Malaysia?

There is no direct connection from Bangkok to Pulau Perhentian. However, you can take the bus to Bangkok Don Muang Airport, take the walk to Don Muang airport, fly to Kota Bharu, take the taxi to Kuala Besut, take the ferry to Pulau Perhentian, then take the walk to Pulau Perhentian. Alternatively, you can take the bus to Bangkok Don Muang Airport, take the walk to Don Muang airport, fly to Kuala Trengganu, take the taxi to Terminal Bas Kuala Terengganu, take the bus to Kuala Besut Jetty, take the walk to Kuala Besut, take the ferry to Pulau Perhentian, then take the walk to Pulau Perhentian.

Airlines
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Don Muang to Kota Bharu via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
5 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $340
Flights from Don Muang to Kuala Trengganu via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
5 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $380
Firefly
Website
fireflyz.com.my
Flights from Don Muang to Kota Bharu via Penang
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $220
Flights from Don Muang to Kuala Trengganu via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $310
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Don Muang to Kota Bharu via Penang
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $220
Flights from Don Muang to Kuala Trengganu via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $310
Malindo Airways
Website
malindoair.com
Flights from Don Muang to Kota Bharu via Surat Thani
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
$70 - $200
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Hua Lamphong to Sungai Kolok
Ave. Duration
20 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $65
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$9 - $12
2nd Class (Seat)
$16 - $23
2nd Class (Berth)
$26 - $35
1st Class (Berth)
$45 - $65
Bus operators
Bas Persiaran
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Terminal Bas Kuala Terengganu to Kuala Besut Jetty
Ave. Duration
2 h 29 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
easybook.com
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
New Asian Travel
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Hat Yai to Penang
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia
Jolly Travel
Website
jollytravel.in.th
Bus from Hat Yai to Penang
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
jollytravel.in.th
Book at
12go.asia
Shanhua Travel & Tours
Website
easybook.com
Bus from Penang Komtar to Kuala Besut
Ave. Duration
7 h 19 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
easybook.com
Piya
Website
busonlineticket.co.th
Bus from Bangkok Southern Bus Terminal to Hat Yai Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
14 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
busonlineticket.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
Ferry operators
Ain Holidays
Email
enquiry@ain-holidays.com
Website
ain-holidays.com
Ferry from Kuala Besut to Pulau Perhentian
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
ain-holidays.com
Book at
easybook.com
Barracuda Holiday Sdn Bhd
Ferry from Kuala Besut to Pulau Perhentian
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
easybook.com
Book at
easybook.com
Perhentian Trans Holiday Sdn Bhd
Phone
+60195584736
Website
perhentiantrans.com
Ferry from Kuala Besut to Pulau Perhentian
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
easybook.com
Book at
easybook.com
Other operators
Taxi from Kota Bharu to Kuala Besut
Ave. Duration
57 min
Estimated price
$20 - $25
Gabungan Persatuan Pemandu Kereta Sewa Kelantan Barat
Phone
+60 9-744 2650

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