There are 8 ways to get from Kuala Lumpur to Ko Phuket by train, plane, ferry, bus, taxi or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train, fly to Phuket  •  4 h 53 min

  1. KUL - HKT

$45 - $197

Cheapest option

Bus  •  18 h 18 min

$32

6 alternative options

Train, fly to Krabi, ferry  •  8 h 54 min

  1. KUL - KBV

$72 - $206

Train, bus, taxi  •  13 h 36 min

$109 - $146

Train, ferry, Speedboat  •  15 h 32 min

$117 - $194

Train, bus  •  16 h 18 min

Bus, KTM Komuter  •  19 h 2 min

Drive  •  12 h 15 min

  1. 600.8 miles

$85 - $130

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

You can take a bus from Kuala Lumpur to Phuket via Hat Yai Bus Station, Hat Yai Bus Station, and Nakhon Si Thammarat in around 18 h 18 min.

Airlines
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Phuket
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $220
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Krabi
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $220
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Phuket
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $290
Malindo Airways
Website
malindoair.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Phuket
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $280
Train operators
KLIA Express
Website
kliaekspres.com
Train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
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
4 h 38 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $20
Schedules at
intranet.ktmb.com.my
Book at
12go.asia
Silver
$12 - $13
Gold
$18 - $20
Platinum
$23 - $28
Train from KL Sentral to Arau
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Schedules at
intranet.ktmb.com.my
Book at
12go.asia
Silver
$11 - $13
Gold
$17 - $20
Platinum
$23 - $27
Train from KL Sentral to Padang Besar
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $20
Schedules at
intranet.ktmb.com.my
Book at
12go.asia
Silver
$12 - $13
Gold
$18 - $20
Platinum
$24 - $28
Train from Alor Setar to Padang Besar
Ave. Duration
45 days 12 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
intranet.ktmb.com.my
Book at
12go.asia
Silver
$3 - $4
Gold
$3 - $5
Platinum
$4 - $6
KTM Komuter
Website
spad.gov.my
Train from Alor Setar to Padang Besar
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
intranet4.ktmb.com.my
Book at
12go.asia
Bus operators
bus
Bus from Satun to Krabi Bus Station
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7
bus
Bus from Padang Besar to Hat Yai Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Sri Trang Tour
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Hat Yai Bus Terminal to Phuket Bus Terminal 2
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
busonlineticket.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
Sri Maju
Website
srimaju.com
Bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Hat Yai Bus Station
Ave. Duration
8 h 36 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$16
Schedules at
srimaju.com
Nakhonborrikarn
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Hat Yai Bus Station to Nakhon Si Thammarat
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
12go.asia
Bus from Nakhon Si Thammarat to Phuket Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
12go.asia
Ferry operators
Ao Nang Princess
Ploy Siam Speed Boat
Website
adangseatour.com
Ferry from Pakbara Pier, Satun to Koh Lipe
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$21
Schedules at
adangseatour.com
Book at
12go.asia
Andaman Ferry Service
Website
andamanferryservice.com
Ferry from Koh Lipe to Phuket
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Schedules at
andamanferryservice.com
Tigerline Ferry
Other operators
Taxi from Krabi Bus Station to Phuket
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Estimated price
$85 - $110
Krabi Cab
Phone
+66 089 289 6233
Website
krabicab.com
Krabi Taxi
Website
krabitaxi.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Kuala Lumpur and Ko Phuket is 652 km. The road distance is 961 km.

The cheapest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Ko Phuket is to bus which costs RM 128 and takes 18 h 18 min.

The quickest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Ko Phuket is to train and fly which takes 4 h 53 min and costs RM 170 - RM 800.

No, there is no direct bus from Kuala Lumpur to Ko Phuket. However, there are services departing from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan and arriving at Phuket Bus Terminal via Hat Yai Bus Station and Nakhon Si Thammarat. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h 18 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 53 min to get from Kuala Lumpur to Ko Phuket, including transfers.