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There are 8 ways to get from Kathu to Kuala Lumpur by bus, plane, train, ferry or car

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Blue Songtaews to Phuket, fly to Kuala Lumpur, train  •  6h 53m

  1. Take the Blue Songtaews from Kathu to Phuket Town
  2. Fly from Phuket (HKT) to Kuala Lumpur (KUL) HKT - KUL
  3. Take the train from Klia T1 to KL Sentral

RM 210 - RM 5574

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  18h 31m

  1. Take the bus from Phuket Bus Terminal 2 to Surat Thani Station
  2. Take the train from Surat Thani Train Station to Hat Yai
  3. Take the train from Hat Yai to Padang Besar
  4. Take the train from Padang Besar to Kuala Lumpur

RM 141 - RM 458

6 alternative options

Fly Phuket to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah  •  9h 28m

  1. Fly from Phuket (HKT) to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah (SZB) HKT - SZB

RM 358 - RM 1030

Ferry, Longtail Boat to Krabi, fly to Kuala Lumpur, train  •  8h 21m

  1. Take the ferry from Yamoo pier Phuket to Railay Beach
  2. Take the Longtail Boat from Railay Beach to Ao Nang Pier
  3. Fly from Krabi (KBV) to Kuala Lumpur (KUL) KBV - KUL
  4. Take the train from Klia T1 to KL Sentral

RM 443 - RM 5354

Bus, minivan, train  •  16h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Phuket Bus Terminal 2 to Hat Yai Bus Terminal
  2. Take the minivan from Hat Yai Bus Terminal to Padang Besar
  3. Take the train from Padang Besar to Kuala Lumpur

RM 155 - RM 202

Bus, minivan  •  18h 4m

  1. Take the bus from Phuket Bus Terminal 2 to Hat Yai Bus Terminal
  2. Take the minivan from Hat Yai to Danok
  3. Take the bus from Danok Songkla to Kuala Lumpur Hentian Duta

RM 176 - RM 183

Bus  •  18h 52m

  1. Take the bus from Phuket Bus Terminal 2 to Hat Yai Bus Terminal
  2. Take the bus from Hat Yai to Terminal Bas Sungai Nibong
  3. Take the bus from Terminal Bas Sungai Nibong to KL Sentral Station

RM 181 - RM 188

Drive  •  12h 23m

  1. Drive from Kathu to Kuala Lumpur 966.6 km

RM 350 - RM 550

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kathu to Kuala Lumpur is to bus and minivan which costs ฿1300 - ฿1400 and takes 18h 4m.

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The quickest way to get from Kathu to Kuala Lumpur is to Blue Songtaews and fly and train which costs ฿1500 - ฿42000 and takes 6h 53m.

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The distance between Kathu and Kuala Lumpur is 648 km. The road distance is 966.6 km.

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The best way to get from Kathu to Kuala Lumpur without a car is to bus and minivan and train which takes 16h 35m and costs ฿1100 - ฿1500.

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It takes approximately 6h 53m to get from Kathu to Kuala Lumpur, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Kathu to Kuala Lumpur is to fly which takes 9h 28m and costs ฿2600 - ฿8000. Alternatively, you can bus and minivan, which costs ฿1300 - ฿1400 and takes 18h 4m.

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The quickest flight from Phuket Airport to Kuala Lumpur Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 30m.

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Kuala Lumpur is 1h ahead of Kathu. It is currently 12:06 PM in Kathu and 1:06 PM in Kuala Lumpur.

Yes, the driving distance between Kathu to Kuala Lumpur is 967 km. It takes approximately 12h 23m to drive from Kathu to Kuala Lumpur.

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Singapore Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, SilkAir and AirAsia offer flights from Phuket Airport to Kuala Lumpur Airport.

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Map of how to get from Kathu to Kuala Lumpur.
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  • Distance: 648.4 km
  • Duration: 6h 53m

What companies run services between Kathu, Thailand and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia?

Firefly flies from Kathu to Kuala Lumpur twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Kathu to Kuala Lumpur via Phuket Bus Terminal 2, Hat Yai Bus Terminal, Thanon Nipatuthit 2, Hat Yai, and Danok Songkla in around 18h 4m.

Airlines
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Phuket to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 110 - RM 600
Flights from Krabi to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 120 - RM 1700
Firefly
Website
fireflyz.com.my
Flights from Phuket to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
RM 380 - RM 1300
Flights from Phuket to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Penang
Ave. Duration
5h 3m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 340 - RM 1000
SilkAir
Website
silkair.com
Flights from Phuket to Kuala Lumpur via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 700 - RM 2400
Singapore Airlines
Website
singaporeair.com
Flights from Phuket to Kuala Lumpur via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 700 - RM 2400
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Phuket to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
RM 380 - RM 1300
Train operators
KLIA Express
Phone
+603 2267 8000
Website
kliaekspres.com
Train from Klia T1 to KL Sentral
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
RM 35 - RM 55
Website
http://www.kliaekspres.com/
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
State Railway of Thailand
Phone
1690
Email
webmaster.srt@railway.co.th
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Surat Thani Train Station to Hat Yai
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
RM 14 - RM 160
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 14 - RM 28
2nd Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
RM 80 - RM 110
2nd Class (Air-conditioned Seat)
RM 40 - RM 60
1st Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
RM 120 - RM 160
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
Bus operators
Blue Songtaews
Bus from Kathu to Phuket Town
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
RM 4
minivan
Bus from Hat Yai Bus Terminal to Padang Besar
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
RM 7
minivan
Bus from Hat Yai to Danok
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
RM 8
Alisan Golden Coach Express
Phone
603-62637668
Website
alisangoldencoach.com.my
Bus from Danok Songkla to Kuala Lumpur Hentian Duta
Ave. Duration
6h 39m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
RM 65
Schedules at
alisangoldencoach.com.my
Book at
easybook.com
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
KPB Express
Phone
+604 332 6815
Website
kpbekspres.com
Bus from Terminal Bas Sungai Nibong to KL Sentral Station
Ave. Duration
4h 54m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
RM 38
Schedules at
easybook.com
Ferry operators
Sea See Blue Marine
Phone
088-768 6006
Email
seeseabluemarine@gmail.com
Website
seeseabluemarine.com
Ferry from Yamoo pier Phuket to Railay Beach
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
RM 149
Schedules at
12go.asia
Longtail Boat
Ferry from Railay Beach to Ao Nang Pier
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
RM 14

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