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There are 8 ways to get from Kuala Lumpur to Ko Phi Phi by train, bus and ferry, ferry, bus or plane

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Train, bus and ferry, ferry  •  16h 44m

  1. Take the train from Kuala Lumpur to Padang Besar
  2. Take the train from Padang Besar to Hat Yai
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Hat Yai station to Koh Lipe
  4. Take the ferry from Koh Lipe to Phi Phi - Ton Sai

฿3247 - ฿6163

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Bus, minivan, bus and ferry  •  22h 56m

  1. Take the bus from Hentian Duta to Hat Yai Chee Road
  2. Take the minivan from Hat Yai Bus Terminal to Surathani Talad Kaset Station
  3. Take the minivan from Surat Thani to Krabi
  4. Take the bus and ferry from Krabi Andaman Wave Master Bus Station to Phi Phi - Ton Sai

฿1630 - ฿1660

6 alternative options

Bus, bus and ferry, ferry  •  28h 48m

  1. Take the bus from Bus Terminal Perkeliling to Cameron Highlands Tanah Rata
  2. Take the bus from Cameron Highlands Tanah Rata to Hat Yai
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Hat Yai Bus Station to Ko Lipe
  4. Take the ferry from Koh Lipe to Phi Phi - Ton Sai

฿3440 - ฿5340

Train to Kuala Lumpur, fly to Phuket, ferry  •  9h 11m

  1. Take the train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
  2. Fly from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Phuket (HKT) KUL - HKT
  3. Take the ferry from Phuket to Phi Phi - Ton Sai

฿2621 - ฿20979

Fly Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Langkawi, ferry  •  10h 24m

  1. Fly from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah (SZB) to Langkawi (LGK) SZB - LGK
  2. Take the ferry from Telaga Harbor Marina Langkawi to Koh Lipe
  3. Take the ferry from Koh Lipe to Phi Phi - Ton Sai

฿3860 - ฿7764

Train to Kuala Lumpur, fly to Krabi, Longtail Boat, Speedboat  •  8h 11m

  1. Take the train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
  2. Fly from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Krabi (KBV) KUL - KBV
  3. Take the Longtail Boat from Krabi Town Pier to Railay East
  4. Take the Speedboat from Railay East, Krabi to Phi Phi - Ton Sai

฿2481 - ฿37749

Train to Kuala Lumpur, fly to Langkawi, ferry  •  10h 36m

  1. Take the train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
  2. Fly from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Langkawi (LGK) KUL - LGK
  3. Take the ferry from Telaga Harbor Marina Langkawi to Koh Lipe
  4. Take the ferry from Koh Lipe to Phi Phi - Ton Sai

฿3963 - ฿7291

Fly Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Alor Setar, ferry  •  12h 30m

  1. Fly from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah (SZB) to Alor Setar (AOR) SZB - AOR
  2. Take the ferry from Kuala Kedah to Langkawi
  3. Take the ferry from Kuah Ferry Terminal Langkawi to Koh Lipe
  4. Take the ferry from Koh Lipe to Phi Phi - Ton Sai

฿4127 - ฿7061

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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
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  • 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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  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Ko Phi Phi is 1422.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Ko Phi Phi is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Ko Phi Phi 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 Ko Phi Phi is to bus and minivan and bus and ferry which costs RM 219 - RM 224 and takes 22h 56m.

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The quickest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Ko Phi Phi is to train and fly and Longtail Boat and Speedboat which costs RM 330 - RM 5500 and takes 8h 11m.

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The distance between Kuala Lumpur and Ko Phi Phi is 606 km.

The best way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Ko Phi Phi without a car is to train and bus and ferry and ferry which takes 16h 44m and costs RM 430 - RM 850.

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It takes approximately 16h 44m to get from Kuala Lumpur to Ko Phi Phi, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Kuala Lumpur Airport to Phuket Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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Ko Phi Phi is 1h behind Kuala Lumpur. It is currently 3:22 PM in Kuala Lumpur and 2:22 PM in Ko Phi Phi.

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

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There are 132+ hotels available in Ko Phi Phi. 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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Map of how to get from Kuala Lumpur to Ko Phi Phi.
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  • Distance: 605.7 km
  • Duration: 16h 44m

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

There is no direct connection from Kuala Lumpur to Ko Phi Phi. However, you can take the train to Padang Besar, take the train to Hat Yai, take the walk to Hat Yai station, take the bus and ferry to Koh Lipe, take the walk to Koh Lipe, then take the ferry to Phi Phi - Ton Sai. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Kuala Lumpur to Phi Phi Don via Hat Yai Chee Road, Hat Yai Clock Tower, Hat Yai Bus Terminal, Surathani Talad Kaset Station, Surat Thani, Krabi, and Krabi Andaman Wave Master Bus Station in around 22h 56m.

Airlines
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Phuket
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1200 - ฿1900
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Krabi
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1100 - ฿1700
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿600 - ฿3600
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi via Penang
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿600 - ฿3600
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Phuket
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿6500 - ฿18000
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Langkawi
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
฿850 - ฿5500
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Krabi
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
฿6000 - ฿17000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1100 - ฿5500
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Alor Setar
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿850 - ฿3100
Firefly
Website
fireflyz.com.my
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Phuket
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿6500 - ฿18000
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Langkawi
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
฿850 - ฿5500
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1100 - ฿5500
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Alor Setar
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿850 - ฿3100
Malindo Airways
Website
malindoair.com
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Langkawi
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿750 - ฿4700
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1000 - ฿4400
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Alor Setar
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿850 - ฿2400
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Phuket
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿6500 - ฿18000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Phuket via Koh Samui
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
฿2800 - ฿6500
Train operators
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
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/
Bus operators
Sukhothai Tour Hat Yai
Phone
081-542-4495
Email
sukhothaitourhatyai@gmail.com
Website
sukhothaitourhatyai.com
Bus and ferry from Hat Yai station to Koh Lipe
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
฿650
Schedules at
sukhothaitourhatyai.com
Book at
12go.asia
Tigerline Ferry
Phone
+66980 168 181
Email
168ferry@gmail.com
Website
tigerlinetravel.com
Bus and ferry from Hat Yai station to Koh Lipe
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
฿700
Schedules at
tigerlinetravel.com
Book at
12go.asia
Alisan Golden Coach Express
minivan
Bus from Hat Yai Bus Terminal to Surathani Talad Kaset Station
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
฿250
Phantip Travel
Phone
+66 (0)77 272230
Email
info@phantiptravel.com
Website
phantiptravel.com
Bus from Surat Thani to Krabi
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
฿250
Schedules at
phantiptravel.com
Book at
12go.asia
Songserm
Phone
+662 629 3415
Email
info@songserm.com
Website
songserm.com
Bus and ferry from Krabi Andaman Wave Master Bus Station to Phi Phi - Ton Sai
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
฿450
Schedules at
songserm.com
Book at
12go.asia
Pahang Lin Siong Motor Co Bhd
Phone
03-40439027
Email
pahanglinsiong@gmail.com
Website
pahanglinsiong.my
Bus from Bus Terminal Perkeliling to Cameron Highlands Tanah Rata
Ave. Duration
4h 48m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
฿167
Schedules at
pahanglinsiong.my
Book at
easybook.com
Unititi express
Phone
+605 4911 452
Website
unititi.com.my
Bus from Cameron Highlands Tanah Rata to Hat Yai
Ave. Duration
12h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
฿573
Schedules at
unititi.com.my
Smart En Plus
Phone
0614655695
Email
chanyaon39@gmail.com
Website
12go.asia
Bus and ferry from Hat Yai Bus Station to Ko Lipe
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
฿700
Schedules at
12go.asia
Ferry operators
Tigerline Ferry
Phone
+66980 168 181
Email
168ferry@gmail.com
Website
tigerlinetravel.com
Ferry from Koh Lipe to Phi Phi - Ton Sai
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
฿2000 - ฿2800
Schedules at
tigerlinetravel.com
Book at
12go.asia
Ferry from Rassada Pier Phuket to Phi Phi - Ton Sai
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
฿800 - ฿1100
Schedules at
tigerlinetravel.com
Book at
12go.asia
Ferry from Telaga Harbor Marina Langkawi to Koh Lipe
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
฿800 - ฿1100
Schedules at
tigerlinetravel.com
Book at
12go.asia
Satun Pakbara Speedboat Club
Phone
+66(0)81-959-209
Email
spcpakbara@gmail.com
Website
spcthailand.com
Ferry from Koh Lipe to Phi Phi - Ton Sai
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
฿2700 - ฿3900
Schedules at
spcthailand.com
Book at
12go.asia
Ferry from Rassada Pier Phuket to Phi Phi - Ton Sai
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
฿800 - ฿1200
Schedules at
spcthailand.com
Book at
12go.asia
Andaman Wave Master
Phone
+ 66 76 354 758-760
Email
rsvn.andamanboat@gmail.com
Website
andamanwavemaster.com
Ferry from Phuket to Phi Phi - Ton Sai
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
฿700 - ฿800
Schedules at
andamanwavemaster.com
Book at
12go.asia
Standard
฿700 - ฿800
First
฿1000
Premium
฿1300
Seatran Discovery
Phone
(+66) 02 240 2582
Email
info@seatrandiscovery.com
Website
seatrandiscovery.com
Ferry from Rassada Pier Phuket to Phi Phi - Ton Sai
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
฿440 - ฿750
Schedules at
seatrandiscovery.com
Book at
12go.asia
Chaokoh Ferry
Phone
064-1624955
Email
theindy1234@gmail.com
Website
chaokohgroup.com
Ferry from Phuket to Phi Phi - Ton Sai
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
฿600
Schedules at
chaokohferry.com
Book at
12go.asia
Ao Nang Princess
Phone
075-637-152
Email
s..sl@AonangTravelcom.co.th
Website
aonangtravel.co.th
Ferry from Phuket Rassada Pier to Phi Phi - Ton Sai
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
฿700
Schedules at
aonangtravel.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
Bundhaya Speed Boat
Phone
081-6782826
Email
info@bundhayaspeedboat.com
Website
bundhayaspeedboat.com
Ferry from Phuket Rassada Pier to Phi Phi Islands Ton Sai Pier
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
฿550 - ฿800
Schedules at
bundhayaspeedboat.com
Book at
12go.asia
Telaga Terminal
Phone
+604 9592208
Email
office@telaga-terminal.com
Website
telaga-terminal.com
Ferry from Telaga Harbor Marina Langkawi to Koh Lipe
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
฿922
Schedules at
telaga-terminal.com
Longtail Boat
Ferry from Krabi Town Pier to Railay East
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
฿150
Koh Yao Sun Smile
Website
kohyaojourney.com
Ferry from Railay East, Krabi to Phi Phi - Ton Sai
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
฿1000
Schedules at
kohyaobookingferry.com
Book at
12go.asia
Langkawi Ferry Line
Phone
04-966 3988
Website
langkawiferryline.com
Ferry from Kuala Kedah to Langkawi
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
฿171
Schedules at
langkawiferryline.com
Langkawi Ferry Services
Phone
604-966 9439
Email
info@langkawi-ferry.com
Website
langkawi-ferry.com
Ferry from Kuah Ferry Terminal Langkawi to Koh Lipe
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
฿878
Schedules at
langkawi-ferry.com
Book at
12go.asia

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