There are 9 ways to get from Kuala Lumpur to Ko Phuket by train, plane, bus or car

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Train to Kuala Lumpur, fly to Phuket  •  4h 48m

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

฿1257 - ฿2881

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Train, bus via Tha Kham  •  18h 36m

  1. Take the train from Kuala Lumpur to Padang Besar
  2. Take the train from Padang Besar to Surat Thani Train Station
  3. Take the bus from Surat Thani Station to Phuket Bus Terminal 2

฿911 - ฿2287

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Fly Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Phuket  •  6h 23m

  1. Fly from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah (SZB) to Phuket (HKT) SZB - HKT

฿2982 - ฿30251

Train to Kuala Lumpur, fly to Krabi, minivan  •  9h 2m

  1. Take the train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
  2. Fly from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Krabi (KBV) KUL - KBV
  3. Take the minivan from Krabi Bus Station to Phuket Old Bus Station

฿1602 - ฿4151

Bus, minivan  •  17h 18m

  1. Take the bus from Hentian Duta to Kuala Perlis
  2. Take the bus from Satun to Krabi Bus Station
  3. Take the minivan from Krabi Bus Station to Phuket Old Bus Station

฿1278 - ฿1456

Train, bus  •  17h 2m

  1. Take the train from Kuala Lumpur to Padang Besar
  2. Take the train from Padang Besar to Hat Yai
  3. Take the bus from Hat Yai Bus Terminal to Phuket Bus Terminal 2

฿1056 - ฿2247

Train, bus via Nakhon Si Thammarat  •  17h 21m

  1. Take the train from Kuala Lumpur to Padang Besar
  2. Take the train from Padang Besar to Hat Yai
  3. Take the bus from Hat Yai Bus Station to Nakhon Si Thammarat
  4. Take the bus from Nakhon Si Thammarat to Phuket Bus Terminal

฿956 - ฿2097

Bus  •  19h 32m

  1. Take the bus from Hentian Duta to Sungai Nibong
  2. Take the bus from Terminal Bas Sungai Nibong to Hat Yai
  3. Take the bus from Hat Yai Bus Station to Nakhon Si Thammarat
  4. Take the bus from Nakhon Si Thammarat to Phuket Bus Terminal

฿1126 - ฿1137

Drive  •  12h 17m

  1. Drive from Kuala Lumpur to Phuket 962.6 km

฿2700 - ฿4000

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Ko Phuket is to bus which costs RM 153 - RM 156 and takes 19h 32m.

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The quickest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Ko Phuket is to train and fly which costs RM 170 - RM 400 and takes 4h 48m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Kuala Lumpur to Ko Phuket. However, there are services departing from Hentian Duta and arriving at Phuket Bus Terminal via Terminal Bas Sungai Nibong, Hat Yai Bus Station and Nakhon Si Thammarat. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19h 32m.

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The distance between Kuala Lumpur and Ko Phuket is 652 km. The road distance is 962.6 km.

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The best way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Ko Phuket without a car is to train and bus which takes 17h 2m and costs RM 140 - RM 310.

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It takes approximately 4h 48m to get from Kuala Lumpur to Ko Phuket, including transfers.

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Kuala Lumpur to Ko Phuket bus services, operated by Etika Express, depart from Hentian Duta station.

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The best way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Ko Phuket is to fly which takes 6h 23m and costs RM 400 - RM 4200. Alternatively, you can bus and minivan, which costs RM 170 - RM 200 and takes 17h 18m.

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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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Kuala Lumpur to Ko Phuket bus services, operated by Nakhonborrikarn, arrive at Phuket Bus Terminal station.

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Map of how to get from Kuala Lumpur to Ko Phuket.
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  • Distance: 651.9 km
  • Duration: 4h 48m

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

Malindo Airways, Firefly and Malaysia Airlines fly from Kuala Lumpur to Thalang every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Kuala Lumpur to Phuket via Kuala Perlis, Satun, and Krabi Bus Station in around 17h 18m.

Airlines
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Phuket
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿900 - ฿4400
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Krabi
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿850 - ฿3400
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Phuket
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1700 - ฿9000
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Phuket via Penang
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
฿2200 - ฿8000
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Phuket via Langkawi, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
฿9500 - ฿65000
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Phuket via Alor Setar, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿9500 - ฿65000
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Phuket via Penang, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿9500 - ฿65000
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Phuket via Sultan Ismail Petra, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
฿9500 - ฿65000
Firefly
Website
fireflyz.com.my
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Phuket
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1700 - ฿9000
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Phuket via Penang
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
฿2200 - ฿8000
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Phuket via Langkawi, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
฿9500 - ฿65000
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Phuket via Alor Setar, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿9500 - ฿65000
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Phuket via Penang, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿9500 - ฿65000
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Phuket via Sultan Ismail Petra, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
฿9500 - ฿65000
Malindo Airways
Website
malindoair.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Phuket
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1300 - ฿5500
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Phuket via Langkawi
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
฿1300 - ฿5500
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Phuket via Langkawi
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
฿1000 - ฿5500
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Phuket via Penang, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
฿1800 - ฿7000
SilkAir
Website
silkair.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Phuket via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿5000 - ฿14000
Train operators
KLIA Express
Phone
+603 2267 8000
Website
kliaekspres.com
Train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
฿300 - ฿550
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
5h 27m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
฿360 - ฿600
Website
http://www.ktmb.com.my
Silver
฿360 - ฿390
Gold
฿500 - ฿600
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 Padang Besar to Surat Thani Train Station
Ave. Duration
6h 28m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
฿110 - ฿1200
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)
฿110 - ฿220
2nd Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
฿600 - ฿850
2nd Class (Air-conditioned Seat)
฿320 - ฿450
1st Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
฿900 - ฿1200
Bus operators
minivan
Bus from Krabi Bus Station to Phuket Old Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
฿450
Cosmic Express
Phone
03-6205 1399
Website
cosmicexpress.com.my
Bus from Hentian Duta to Kuala Perlis
Ave. Duration
6h 56m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
฿403
Schedules at
cosmicexpress.com.my
Book at
easybook.com
Intercity Coach
Phone
+6012 4703155
Website
intercity.my
Bus from Hentian Duta to Kuala Perlis
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
฿367
Schedules at
intercity.my
Book at
easybook.com
bus
Bus from Satun to Krabi Bus Station
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
฿243
Nakhonborrikarn
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Hat Yai Bus Station to Nakhon Si Thammarat
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
฿205
Schedules at
12go.asia
Bus from Nakhon Si Thammarat to Phuket Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
฿345
Schedules at
12go.asia
Etika Express
Phone
03-9287 7799
Email
etikadelta@yahoo.com
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Hentian Duta to Sungai Nibong
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
฿294
Schedules at
facebook.com
Book at
easybook.com
KBES (Konsortium Bas Ekspres)
Phone
05-891 7382
Website
kbes.com.my
Bus from Hentian Duta to Sungai Nibong
Ave. Duration
4h 46m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
฿283
Schedules at
kbes.com.my
Book at
easybook.com
Transnasional
Phone
+60 3 4045 8878
Email
talk2us@ktb.com.my
Website
transnasional.com.my
Bus from Hentian Duta to Sungai Nibong
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
฿283
Schedules at
transnasional.com.my
Book at
easybook.com
Beh Travel & Tour Sdn
Phone
019 - 545 3888
Email
beh_travel@outlook.com
Website
behtravelandtour.com
Bus from Terminal Bas Sungai Nibong to Hat Yai
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
฿294
Schedules at
behtravelandtour.com

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Ko Phuket is 1h behind Kuala Lumpur. It is currently 1:50 PM in Kuala Lumpur and 12:50 PM in Ko Phuket.

Yes, the driving distance between Kuala Lumpur to Ko Phuket is 963 km. It takes approximately 12h 17m to drive from Kuala Lumpur to Ko Phuket.

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

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There are 4599+ hotels available in Ko Phuket. 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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