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There are 9 ways to get from Ko Phuket to Kuala Lumpur by bus, plane, train, ferry, taxi or car

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Blue Songtaews to Phuket, fly to Kuala Lumpur, train  •  6h 35m

  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 205 - RM 5589

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Bus, train  •  17h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Phuket Bus Terminal to Nakhon Si Thammarat
  2. Take the bus from Nakhon Si Thammarat to Hat Yai Bus Station
  3. Take the train from Hat Yai to Padang Besar
  4. Take the train from Padang Besar to Kuala Lumpur

RM 126 - RM 290

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Fly Phuket to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah  •  9h 23m

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

RM 248 - RM 520

Ferry to Krabi, fly to Kuala Lumpur, train  •  8h 17m

  1. Take the ferry from Phuket Rassada Pier to Ao Nang Pier
  2. Fly from Krabi (KBV) to Kuala Lumpur (KUL) KBV - KUL
  3. Take the train from Klia T1 to KL Sentral

RM 294 - RM 1034

Taxi, bus, train  •  15h 4m

  1. Take a taxi from Phuket to Krabi Bus
  2. Take the bus from Krabi Bus Station to Satun
  3. Take the train from Padang Besar to Kuala Lumpur

RM 561 - RM 700

Minivan, bus, train  •  16h 1m

  1. Take the minivan from Phuket Old Bus Station to Krabi Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Krabi Bus Station to Satun
  3. Take the train from Padang Besar to Kuala Lumpur

RM 163 - RM 219

Bus  •  18h 17m

  1. Take the bus from Phuket Bus Terminal to Nakhon Si Thammarat
  2. Take the bus from Nakhon Si Thammarat to Hat Yai Bus Station
  3. Take the bus from Hat Yai Chee Road to Hentian Duta

RM 145

Minivan, bus  •  20h 3m

  1. Take the minivan from Phuket Old Bus Station to Krabi Bus Station
  2. Take the minivan from Krabi Bus Terminal to Hat Yai Bus Terminal
  3. Take the bus from Hat Yai to Terminal Bas Sungai Nibong
  4. Take the bus from Sungai Nibong to Hentian Duta

RM 201

Drive  •  12h 21m

  1. Drive from Phuket to Kuala Lumpur 964.7 km

RM 360 - RM 550

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The cheapest way to get from Ko Phuket to Kuala Lumpur is to bus which costs ฿1072 and takes 18h 17m.

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The quickest way to get from Ko Phuket to Kuala Lumpur is to Blue Songtaews and fly and train which costs ฿1500 - ฿42000 and takes 6h 35m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ko Phuket to Kuala Lumpur. However, there are services departing from Phuket Bus Terminal and arriving at Hentian Duta via Nakhon Si Thammarat and Hat Yai Chee Road. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18h 17m.

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The distance between Ko Phuket and Kuala Lumpur is 652 km. The road distance is 964.7 km.

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The best way to get from Ko Phuket to Kuala Lumpur without a car is to bus and train which takes 17h 25m and costs ฿900 - ฿2200.

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It takes approximately 6h 35m to get from Ko Phuket to Kuala Lumpur, including transfers.

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Ko Phuket to Kuala Lumpur bus services, operated by Nakhonborrikarn, depart from Phuket Bus Terminal station.

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The best way to get from Ko Phuket to Kuala Lumpur is to fly which takes 9h 23m and costs ฿1800 - ฿3900. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ฿1072 and takes 18h 17m.

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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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Ko Phuket to Kuala Lumpur bus services, operated by Alisan Golden Coach Express, arrive at Hentian Duta station.

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Map of how to get from Ko Phuket to Kuala Lumpur.
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  • Distance: 651.9 km
  • Duration: 6h 35m

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

Malindo Airways, Firefly and Malaysia Airlines fly from Kathu to Kuala Lumpur hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Phuket to Kuala Lumpur via Nakhon Si Thammarat, Hat Yai Bus Station, and Hat Yai Chee Road in around 18h 17m.

Airlines
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Phuket to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 330 - RM 8500
Flights from Phuket to Kuala Lumpur via Koh Samui
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 380 - RM 1000
Flights from Phuket to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Penang
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 750 - RM 1200
Flights from Phuket to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Penang, Sultan Ismail Petra
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 1000 - RM 1800
Flights from Phuket to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Kuala Lumpur, Senai
Ave. Duration
5h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 500 - RM 2000
Flights from Phuket to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Kuala Lumpur, Penang
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 500 - RM 2000
Flights from Phuket to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Trengganu
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 500 - RM 2000
Firefly
Website
fireflyz.com.my
Flights from Phuket to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 330 - RM 8500
Flights from Phuket to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Penang
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 750 - RM 1200
Flights from Phuket to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Penang, Sultan Ismail Petra
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 1000 - RM 1800
Flights from Phuket to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Kuala Lumpur, Senai
Ave. Duration
5h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 500 - RM 2000
Flights from Phuket to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Kuala Lumpur, Penang
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 500 - RM 2000
Flights from Phuket to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Trengganu
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 500 - RM 2000
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Phuket to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 180 - RM 470
Flights from Krabi to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 100 - RM 1400
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Phuket to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 330 - RM 8500
Flights from Phuket to Kuala Lumpur via Koh Samui
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 380 - RM 1000
Malindo Airways
Website
malindoair.com
Flights from Phuket to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 220 - RM 490
Flights from Phuket to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Langkawi
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
RM 230 - RM 490
Train operators
KLIA Express
Phone
+603 2267 8000
Website
kliaekspres.com
Train from Klia T1 to KL Sentral
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
RM 40 - RM 70
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 31m
Frequency
4 times a day
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 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
bus
Bus from Krabi Bus Station to Satun
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
RM 33
minivan
Bus from Phuket Old Bus Station to Krabi Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
RM 61
Nakhonborrikarn
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Phuket Bus Terminal to Nakhon Si Thammarat
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
RM 47
Schedules at
12go.asia
Bus from Nakhon Si Thammarat to Hat Yai Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
RM 28
Schedules at
12go.asia
Alisan Golden Coach Express
Ploy Siam Speed Boat
Phone
+66 64 457 8101
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Krabi Bus Terminal to Hat Yai Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
RM 61
Schedules at
facebook.com
Book at
12go.asia
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
KBES (Konsortium Bas Ekspres)
Phone
05-891 7382
Website
kbes.com.my
Bus from Sungai Nibong to Hentian Duta
Ave. Duration
4h 46m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
RM 39
Schedules at
kbes.com.my
Book at
easybook.com
Transnasional
Phone
+60 3 4045 8878
Email
talk2us@ktb.com.my
Website
transnasional.com.my
Bus from Sungai Nibong to Hentian Duta
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
RM 39
Schedules at
transnasional.com.my
Book at
easybook.com
Ferry operators
Ao Nang Princess
Other operators
Taxi from Phuket to Krabi Bus
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Estimated price
RM 450 - RM 550
Phuket Taxi Meter
Phone
+66 81 958 2791
Website
phuket-taxi-meter.com
Grab Taxi
Website
grab.com

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Kuala Lumpur is 1h ahead of Ko Phuket. It is currently 10:21 PM in Ko Phuket and 11:21 PM in Kuala Lumpur.

Yes, the driving distance between Ko Phuket to Kuala Lumpur is 965 km. It takes approximately 12h 21m to drive from Ko Phuket to Kuala Lumpur.

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Malindo Airways, Bangkok Airways, Malaysia Airlines and AirAsia offer flights from Phuket Airport to Kuala Lumpur Airport.

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There are 4132+ hotels available in Kuala Lumpur. Prices start at RM 500 per night.

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