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There are 8 ways to get from Kota Bharu to Bangkok by plane, car, train, bus or night bus

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Fly Sultan Ismail Petra to Suvarnabhumi  •  5 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Sultan Ismail Petra (KBR) to Suvarnabhumi (BKK) KBR - BKK

$75 - $377

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Train  •  20 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Sungai Kolok to Hua Lamphong 38 Sungai Kolok - Hua Lamphong - VIP Sleeper / ...

$20 - $70

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Drive to Narathiwat, fly to Suvarnabhumi  •  4 h 3 min

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

$52 - $157

Fly Sultan Ismail Petra to Don Muang  •  4 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Sultan Ismail Petra (KBR) to Don Muang (DMK) KBR - DMK

$50 - $147

Drive to Narathiwat, fly to Don Muang  •  4 h 47 min

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

$42 - $187

Minivan, bus  •  23 h 15 min

  1. Take the minivan from Sungai Kolok to Yala
  2. Take the bus from Yala to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal

$42 - $63

Minivan, night bus  •  21 h 49 min

  1. Take the minivan from Sungai Kolok to Yala
  2. Take the night bus from Pattani Bus Station to Bangkok Southern Bus Terminal

$49 - $51

Drive  •  17 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Kota Bharu to Bangkok 766.7 miles

$100 - $160

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The cheapest way to get from Kota Bharu to Bangkok is to train which costs RM 80 - RM 300 and takes 20 h 31 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kota Bharu to Bangkok is to drive and fly which costs RM 210 - RM 700 and takes 4 h 3 min.

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The distance between Kota Bharu and Bangkok is 868 km. The road distance is 1226.7 km.

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The best way to get from Kota Bharu to Bangkok without a car is to minivan and bus which takes 23 h 15 min and costs RM 170 - RM 270.

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It takes approximately 5 h 14 min to get from Kota Bharu to Bangkok, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Kota Bharu to Bangkok is to fly which takes 5 h 14 min and costs RM 310 - RM 1600. Alternatively, you can train, which costs RM 80 - RM 300 and takes 20 h 31 min, you could also minivan and bus, which costs RM 170 - RM 270 and takes 23 h 15 min.

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There is no direct flight from Sultan Ismail Petra Airport to Suvarnabhumi Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 30 min and has one stopover.

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Bangkok is 1 h behind Kota Bharu. It is currently 1:24 PM in Kota Bharu and 12:24 PM in Bangkok.

Yes, the driving distance between Kota Bharu to Bangkok is 1227 km. It takes approximately 17 h 45 min to drive from Kota Bharu to Bangkok.

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Thai Airways International, Bangkok Airways, Jetstar Asia Airways and two other airlines offer flights from Sultan Ismail Petra Airport to Suvarnabhumi Airport.

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Map of how to get from Kota Bharu to Bangkok.
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  • Distance: 542.8 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 14 min

What companies run services between Kota Bharu, Malaysia and Bangkok, Thailand?

Malaysia Airlines, Bangkok Airways and five other airlines fly from Kota Bharu to Bangkok hourly. Alternatively, State Railway of Thailand operates a train from Kota Bharu to Bangkok 5 times a day. Tickets cost $16 - $65 and the journey takes 19 h 50 min.

Airlines
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Sultan Ismail Petra to Suvarnabhumi via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $370
Flights from Sultan Ismail Petra to Suvarnabhumi via Kuala Lumpur, Koh Samui
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $450
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Sultan Ismail Petra to Don Muang via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
5 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $240
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Sultan Ismail Petra to Suvarnabhumi via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Flights from Narathiwat to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $140
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Sultan Ismail Petra to Don Muang via Surat Thani
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
$45 - $140
Flights from Narathiwat to Don Muang
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $130
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Narathiwat to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $140
Malindo Airways
Website
malindoair.com
Flights from Sultan Ismail Petra to Don Muang via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $240
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Phone
1690
Email
webmaster.srt@railway.co.th
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Sungai Kolok to Hua Lamphong
Ave. Duration
19 h 50 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $65
Schedules at
railway.co.th
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3rd Class (Seat)
$9 - $12
2nd Class (Seat)
$16 - $23
2nd Class (Berth)
$26 - $35
1st Class (Berth)
$45 - $65
Bus operators
minivan
Bus from Sungai Kolok to Yala
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Siam Lane Tour (Siam Dernrod)
Website
12go.asia
Night bus from Pattani Bus Station to Bangkok Southern Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
15 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$28
Schedules at
busonlineticket.co.th

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The best way to get from Kota Bharu to Sultan Ismail Petra Airport is to taxi which takes 10 min and costs RM 16 - RM 20.

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