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There is 1 way to get from Kota Kinabalu to Pattani by plane or car

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  1. Fly from Kota Kinabalu (BKI) to Sultan Ismail Petra (KBR)
  2. Drive from Sultan Ismail Petra to Pattani
Malaysia → Thailand
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International entry into Thailand from Malaysia

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Malaysia
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents, as well as residents from Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Bhutan, Brunei, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Laos, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States and Vietnam

Restricted for: Foreign nationals, with the above exceptions

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Conditions of entry into Thailand from Malaysia

  • 7 day mandatory monitored quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Foreign nationals are required to obtain Certificate of Entry (COE) issued by the Thai embassy or consulate
  • Mandatory installation of smart phone app for contact purposes
  • Travel insurance and medical declaration are required for foreign nationals
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • 7 day mandatory monitored quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Foreign nationals are required to obtain Certificate of Entry (COE) issued by the Thai embassy or consulate
  • Mandatory installation of smart phone app for contact purposes
  • Travel insurance and medical declaration are required for foreign nationals
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination and a negative COVID-19 test are exempt from compulsory quarantine if travelling to the following destinations: Phuket, Krabi, Phang Nga, Ko Samui, Ko Pha-ngan, and Ko Tao. They must stay on the island for at least 7 days before travelling to other regions
This applies to arrivals from Albania, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Barbados, Belgium, Bhutan, Brunei, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominica, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Laos, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malta, Mauritius, Monaco, Morocco, Myanmar, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uzbekistan and Vietnam

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Rules to follow in Thailand

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Considerations leaving from Malaysia

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Thailand from Malaysia.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Pattani is 1422.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Pattani is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Pattani is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1422.

Yes, entry into Malaysia from Thailand is currently restricted.

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Last updated: 19 Jan 2022
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kota Kinabalu to Pattani is to fly and drive which costs RM 230 - RM 800 and takes 5h 47m.

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The fastest way to get from Kota Kinabalu to Pattani is to fly and drive which takes 5h 47m and costs RM 230 - RM 800.

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The distance between Kota Kinabalu and Pattani is 1641 km.

It takes approximately 5h 47m to get from Kota Kinabalu to Pattani, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Kota Kinabalu Airport to Sultan Ismail Petra Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 35m.

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Pattani is 1h behind Kota Kinabalu. It is currently 7:31 PM in Kota Kinabalu and 6:31 PM in Pattani.

Malaysia Airlines and AirAsia offer flights from Kota Kinabalu Airport to Sultan Ismail Petra Airport.

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The best way to get from Kota Kinabalu to Kota Kinabalu Airport is to taxi which takes 7 min and costs RM 22 - RM 27.

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Map of how to get from Kota Kinabalu to Pattani.
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  • Distance: 1640.8 km
  • Duration: 5h 47m

What companies run services between Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia and Pattani, Thailand?

There is no direct connection from Kota Kinabalu to Pattani. However, you can take the taxi to Kota Kinabalu airport, fly to Sultan Ismail Petra, then take the drive to Pattani.

Airlines
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Kota Kinabalu to Sultan Ismail Petra
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
฿1400 - ฿5500
Flights from Kota Kinabalu to Sultan Ismail Petra via Kuching
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
฿1600 - ฿6000
Flights from Kota Kinabalu to Sultan Ismail Petra via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1700 - ฿6500
Flights from Kota Kinabalu to Sultan Ismail Petra via Penang
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
฿1700 - ฿6500
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Kota Kinabalu to Sultan Ismail Petra via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿2700 - ฿11000

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