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

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Train to Kuala Lumpur, fly to Suvarnabhumi  •  5h 26m

  1. Take the train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
  2. Fly from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Suvarnabhumi (BKK) KUL - BKK

฿2921 - ฿8964

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Train via Hat Yai  •  20h 59m

  1. Take the train from Kuala Lumpur to Padang Besar
  2. Take the train from Padang Besar to Hat Yai
  3. Take the train from Hat Yai to Bang Sue Junction

฿857 - ฿3363

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Train to Kuala Lumpur, fly to Don Muang  •  6h 14m

  1. Take the train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
  2. Fly from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Don Muang (DMK) KUL - DMK

฿1938 - ฿2106

Fly Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Suvarnabhumi  •  9h 43m

  1. Fly from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah (SZB) to Suvarnabhumi (BKK) SZB - BKK

฿3068 - ฿12137

Fly Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Don Muang  •  7h 41m

  1. Fly from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah (SZB) to Don Muang (DMK) SZB - DMK

฿3838 - ฿5632

Bus  •  24h 21m

  1. Take the bus from Hentian Duta to Hat Yai Chee Road
  2. Take the bus from Hat Yai Bus Terminal to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal

฿1230 - ฿1680

Train  •  41h 10m

  1. Take the train from Kuala Lumpur to Bangkok Hualamphong

฿105150

Drive  •  19h 11m

  1. Drive from Kuala Lumpur to Bangkok 1465.4 km

฿3800 - ฿6000

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Conditions of entry into Thailand from Malaysia

  • 14-day mandatory monitored quarantine
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  • 14-day mandatory monitored quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Health screen upon arrival. Mandatory installation of smart phone app for contact tracing purposes
  • Travel insurance and medical declaration are required for foreign nationals
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

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

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

The social distance requirement in Bangkok is 1 metre.

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

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The cheapest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Bangkok is to bus which costs RM 160 - RM 230 and takes 24h 21m.

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The quickest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Bangkok is to train and fly which costs RM 390 - RM 1300 and takes 5h 26m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Kuala Lumpur to Bangkok. However, there are services departing from Hentian Duta and arriving at Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal via Hat Yai Clock Tower and Hat Yai Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24h 21m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Kuala Lumpur and arriving at Bangkok Hualamphong. Services depart once a week, and operate Saturday. The journey takes approximately 41h 10m.

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The distance between Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok is 1187 km. The road distance is 1465.4 km.

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The best way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Bangkok without a car is to train via Hat Yai which takes 20h 59m and costs RM 110 - RM 460.

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It takes approximately 5h 26m to get from Kuala Lumpur to Bangkok, including transfers.

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Kuala Lumpur to Bangkok bus services, operated by Alisan Golden Coach Express, depart from Hentian Duta station.

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Kuala Lumpur to Bangkok train services, operated by KTM ETS Malaysia Railway, depart from Kuala Lumpur station.

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The best way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Bangkok is to fly which takes 9h 43m and costs RM 410 - RM 1700. Alternatively, you can train via Hat Yai, which costs RM 110 - RM 460 and takes 20h 59m, you could also bus, which costs RM 160 - RM 230 and takes 24h 21m.

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Map of how to get from Kuala Lumpur to Bangkok.
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  • Distance: 1187.5 km
  • Duration: 5h 26m

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

Firefly, Malaysia Airlines and seven other airlines fly from Kuala Lumpur to Bangkok hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Kuala Lumpur to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal via Padang Besar and Hat Yai in around 20h 59m.

Airlines
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿4800 - ฿15000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Suvarnabhumi via Koh Samui
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿25815
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Suvarnabhumi via Krabi
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
฿4100 - ฿15000
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Suvarnabhumi via Sultan Ismail Petra, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
6h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿11000 - ฿29000
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Suvarnabhumi via Penang, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
฿11000 - ฿31000
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Suvarnabhumi via Senai, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
8h 51m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
฿11000 - ฿28000
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Suvarnabhumi via Langkawi, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
11h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
฿12000 - ฿27000
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Suvarnabhumi via Alor Setar, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
11h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
฿11000 - ฿27000
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Don Muang
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1647
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Don Muang via Penang, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿3800 - ฿5500
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Don Muang via Senai, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
฿3800 - ฿5500
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Don Muang via Sultan Ismail Petra, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
฿4000 - ฿6000
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿4900 - ฿15000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Suvarnabhumi via Phuket
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
฿4100 - ฿15000
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Suvarnabhumi via Penang
Ave. Duration
12h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
฿5500 - ฿16000
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Suvarnabhumi via Hat Yai
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1800 - ฿3800
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Don Muang via Hat Yai
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1800 - ฿3800
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Don Muang via Penang
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿3200 - ฿7000
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Don Muang via Senai
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿4000 - ฿8000
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿4100 - ฿15000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Suvarnabhumi via Koh Samui
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿25815
Firefly
Website
fireflyz.com.my
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿4100 - ฿15000
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Suvarnabhumi via Sultan Ismail Petra, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
6h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿12000 - ฿29000
Malindo Airways
Website
malindoair.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Don Muang
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿2771
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Don Muang via Penang, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿5000 - ฿11000
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
฿7000 - ฿19000
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
฿1200 - ฿3300
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
฿5500 - ฿21000
Jetstar Asia Airways
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Suvarnabhumi via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1400 - ฿11000
Thai Vietjet Air
Website
vietjetair.com
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Suvarnabhumi via Penang, Phuket
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
฿3000 - ฿12000
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Suvarnabhumi via Penang
Ave. Duration
12h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
฿5500 - ฿16000
Train operators
KLIA Express
Phone
+603 2267 8000
Website
kliaekspres.com
Train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
฿280 - ฿410
Website
http://www.kliaekspres.com/
KTM ETS Malaysia Railway
Phone
03 2267 1200
Email
cllcenter@ktmb.com.my
Website
ktmb.com.my
Train from Kuala Lumpur to Padang Besar
Ave. Duration
4h 49m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
฿550 - ฿650
Website
http://www.ktmb.com.my
Silver
฿360 - ฿390
Gold
฿550 - ฿650
Platinum
฿700 - ฿850
State Railway of Thailand
Phone
1690
Email
webmaster.srt@railway.co.th
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Padang Besar to Hat Yai
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
฿45 - ฿950
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)
฿45 - ฿160
2nd Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
฿550 - ฿750
2nd Class (Air-conditioned Seat)
฿240 - ฿340
1st Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
฿700 - ฿950
Train from Hat Yai to Bang Sue Junction
Ave. Duration
13h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
฿260 - ฿1800
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)
฿260 - ฿340
2nd Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
฿750 - ฿1100
2nd Class (Air-conditioned Seat)
฿490 - ฿700
1st Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
฿1300 - ฿1800
Eastern and Oriental Express
Bus operators
Alisan Golden Coach Express

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The quickest flight from Kuala Lumpur Airport to Suvarnabhumi Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h.

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Kuala Lumpur to Bangkok bus services, operated by The Transport Company, arrive at Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal station.

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Bangkok is 1h behind Kuala Lumpur. It is currently 3:19 PM in Kuala Lumpur and 2:19 PM in Bangkok.

Kuala Lumpur to Bangkok train services, operated by State Railway of Thailand, arrive at Bang Sue Junction station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kuala Lumpur to Bangkok is 1465 km. It takes approximately 19h 11m to drive from Kuala Lumpur to Bangkok.

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Royal Jordanian, KLM, Thai Airways International and six other airlines offer flights from Kuala Lumpur Airport to Suvarnabhumi Airport.

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There are 12499+ hotels available in Bangkok. Prices start at ฿3750 per night.

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The best way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport is to train which takes 30 min and costs RM 3 - RM 11.

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