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There are 6 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

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

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Bus

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

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Train to Kuala Lumpur, fly to Don Muang

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

Fly Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Suvarnabhumi

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

Train

  1. Take the train from Kuala Lumpur to Bangkok Hualamphong

Drive

  1. Drive from Kuala Lumpur to Bangkok

Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah (SZB) to Suvarnabhumi (BKK) flights

The flight time between Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah (SZB) and Suvarnabhumi (BKK) is around 8h 25m and covers a distance of around 1178 km. This includes an average layover time of around 4h 3m. Services are operated by Firefly, Malaysia Airlines, Thai Airways International and others. Typically 192 flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

192 Weekly Planes
8h 25m Average Duration
฿3297 Cheapest Price
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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

  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival for unvaccinated travellers
  • Travel insurance and medical declaration are required for foreign nationals
  • Foreign nationals must complete Thailand Pass registration prior to arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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 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.

Yes, entry into Malaysia from Thailand is currently restricted.

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Last updated: 29 Jun 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 Kuala Lumpur to Bangkok is to bus which costs RM 160 - RM 220 and takes 23h 48m.

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The quickest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Bangkok is to train and fly which costs RM 260 - RM 1300 and takes 5h 35m.

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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. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 23h 48m.

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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 every day. The journey takes approximately 39h 22m.

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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 bus which takes 23h 48m and costs RM 160 - RM 220.

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It takes approximately 5h 35m 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 Eastern and Oriental Express, 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 45m and costs RM 460 - RM 1300. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs RM 160 - RM 220 and takes 23h 48m, you could also train, which costs RM 15421 and takes 39h 22m.

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Map of how to get from Kuala Lumpur to Bangkok.
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  • Distance: 1187.5 km
  • Duration: 5h 35m

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

Firefly, Malaysia Airlines and four other airlines fly from Kuala Lumpur to Bangkok hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Kuala Lumpur to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal via Hat Yai Station and Hat Yai in around 23h 48m.

Airlines
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿3100 - ฿9500
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Suvarnabhumi via Alor Setar, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿6000 - ฿22000
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Suvarnabhumi via Sultan Ismail Petra, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿5500 - ฿19000
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Suvarnabhumi via Penang, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿5500 - ฿20000
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Suvarnabhumi via Kuala Trengganu, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
6h 52m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
฿5000 - ฿17000
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Suvarnabhumi via Langkawi, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
8h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿5500 - ฿18000
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Suvarnabhumi via Senai, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
10h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
฿5500 - ฿21000
Firefly
Website
fireflyz.com.my
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿2900 - ฿10000
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Suvarnabhumi via Sultan Ismail Petra, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
6h 57m
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
฿6000 - ฿22000
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Suvarnabhumi via Penang, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
6h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿5500 - ฿21000
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Suvarnabhumi via Kuala Trengganu, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
฿5500 - ฿22000
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Suvarnabhumi via Senai, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
10h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
฿5500 - ฿21000
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿3200 - ฿9500
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Suvarnabhumi via Phuket
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿2900 - ฿10000
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Don Muang
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1800 - ฿8500
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1700 - ฿4200
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Don Muang via Hat Yai
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
฿2500 - ฿5500
Singapore Airlines
Website
singaporeair.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Suvarnabhumi via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿5500 - ฿16000
Malindo Airways
Website
malindoair.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Don Muang
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
฿2200 - ฿9000
Train operators
KLIA Express
Phone
+603 2267 8000
Website
kliaekspres.com
Train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
฿300 - ฿450
Website
http://www.kliaekspres.com/
Eastern and Oriental Express
Bus operators

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The quickest flight from Kuala Lumpur Airport to Suvarnabhumi Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 10m.

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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 1:31 AM in Kuala Lumpur and 12:31 AM in Bangkok.

Kuala Lumpur to Bangkok train services, operated by Eastern and Oriental Express, arrive at Bangkok Hualamphong 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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Thai Smile, Thai AirAsia, Singapore Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Kuala Lumpur Airport to Suvarnabhumi Airport.

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There are 2213+ 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 37 min and costs RM 3 - RM 11.

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