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There are 9 ways to get from Kuala Lumpur to Ko Tarutao by train, bus, ferry, bus and ferry or plane

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, Private Transfer, Speedboat  •  11h 34m

  1. Take the train from Kuala Lumpur to Padang Besar
  2. Take the Private Transfer from Padang Besar to Pak Bara Pier
  3. Take the Speedboat from Pak Bara Pier to Ko Tarutao

฿3517 - ฿3756

Cheapest option

Train, bus and ferry  •  12h

  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 Airport to Ko Tarutao

฿1172 - ฿2316

7 alternative options

Bus, minivan, bus and ferry  •  13h 23m

  1. Take the bus from Kuala Lumpur Hentian Duta to Danok Songkla
  2. Take the minivan from Danok to Hat Yai
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Hat Yai station to Ko Tarutao

฿1238

Bus, bus and ferry  •  16h 37m

  1. Take the bus from Puchong Tesco to Ipoh Aman Jaya
  2. Take the bus from Terminal Amanjaya to Hat Yai
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Hat Yai to Ko Tarutao

฿1312 - ฿1349

Fly Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Langkawi, ferry, Speedboat  •  8h 1m

  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 Speedboat from Koh Lipe to Ko Tarutao

฿2342 - ฿5004

Train to Kuala Lumpur, fly to Langkawi, ferry, Speedboat  •  8h 14m

  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 Speedboat from Koh Lipe to Ko Tarutao

฿2196 - ฿3731

Train to Kuala Lumpur, fly to Hat Yai, bus and ferry  •  7h 39m

  1. Take the train from KL Sentral to KLIA T1
  2. Fly from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Hat Yai (HDY) KUL - HDY
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Hat Yai Airport to Ko Tarutao

฿2382 - ฿5809

Fly Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Alor Setar, train, Private Transfer, Speedboat  •  10h 41m

  1. Fly from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah (SZB) to Alor Setar (AOR) SZB - AOR
  2. Take the train from Anak Bukit to Padang Besar
  3. Take the Private Transfer from Padang Besar to Pak Bara Pier
  4. Take the Speedboat from Pak Bara Pier to Ko Tarutao

฿4448 - ฿5702

Train to Kuala Lumpur, fly to Alor Setar, train, Private Transfer, Speedboat  •  10h 54m

  1. Take the train from KL Sentral to KLIA T1
  2. Fly from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Alor Setar (AOR) KUL - AOR
  3. Take the train from Anak Bukit to Padang Besar
  4. Take the Private Transfer from Padang Besar to Pak Bara Pier
  5. Take the Speedboat from Pak Bara Pier to Ko Tarutao

฿4352 - ฿5429

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Ko Tarutao is to bus and minivan and bus and ferry which costs RM 167 and takes 13h 23m.

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The quickest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Ko Tarutao is to train and fly and bus and ferry which costs RM 320 - RM 800 and takes 7h 39m.

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The distance between Kuala Lumpur and Ko Tarutao is 451 km.

The best way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Ko Tarutao without a car is to train and Private Transfer and Speedboat which takes 11h 34m and costs RM 470 - RM 510.

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It takes approximately 11h 34m to get from Kuala Lumpur to Ko Tarutao, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport to Langkawi Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Ko Tarutao is 1h behind Kuala Lumpur. It is currently 9:19 PM in Kuala Lumpur and 8:19 PM in Ko Tarutao.

Firefly and Malindo Airways offer flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport to Langkawi Airport.

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There are one+ hotels available in Ko Tarutao. 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 Tarutao.
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  • Distance: 450.8 km
  • Duration: 11h 34m

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

There is no direct connection from Kuala Lumpur to Ko Tarutao. However, you can take the train to Padang Besar, take the walk to Padang Besar, take the Private Transfer to Pak Bara Pier, take the walk to Pak Bara Pier, take the Speedboat to Ko Tarutao, then take the travel to Ko Tarutao. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Kuala Lumpur to Ko Tarutao via Padang Besar, Hat Yai, Kim Yong Market, Hat Yai Airport, Hat Yai Airport, and Ko Tarutao in around 12h.

Airlines
Malindo Airways
Website
malindoair.com
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Langkawi
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1400 - ฿6000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿950 - ฿4400
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Alor Setar
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1700 - ฿3300
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿650 - ฿3100
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi via Penang
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿650 - ฿3100
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Alor Setar
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿750 - ฿2300
Firefly
Website
fireflyz.com.my
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Langkawi
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
฿1800 - ฿13000
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Langkawi via Penang
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1800 - ฿13000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
฿1300 - ฿4900
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Alor Setar
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿2300 - ฿5500
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Alor Setar
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
฿1900 - ฿6000
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Langkawi
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
฿1800 - ฿13000
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Langkawi via Penang
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1800 - ฿13000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
฿1300 - ฿4900
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Alor Setar
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿2300 - ฿5500
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Alor Setar
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
฿1900 - ฿6000
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Hat Yai
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1400 - ฿4700
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
5h 19m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
฿360 - ฿650
Website
http://www.ktmb.com.my
Silver
฿360 - ฿400
Gold
฿550 - ฿650
Platinum
฿700 - ฿850
Train from Anak Bukit to Padang Besar
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
฿90 - ฿120
Website
http://www.ktmb.com.my
Silver
฿90 - ฿100
Gold
฿100 - ฿115
Platinum
฿120 - ฿140
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/
KTM Komuter
Phone
+603 - 2267 1200
Website
ktmb.com.my
Train from Anak Bukit to Padang Besar
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
฿50 - ฿65
Website
http://www.ktmb.com.my
Bus operators
Dee Travels Hatyai
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Padang Besar to Pak Bara Pier
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
฿2700
Schedules at
12go.asia
Tigerline Ferry
Phone
+66980 168 181
Email
168ferry@gmail.com
Website
tigerlinetravel.com
Bus and ferry from Hat Yai Airport to Ko Tarutao
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
฿700
Schedules at
tigerlinetravel.com
Book at
12go.asia
Bus and ferry from Hat Yai station to Ko Tarutao
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
฿700
Schedules at
tigerlinetravel.com
Book at
12go.asia
Bus and ferry from Hat Yai to Ko Tarutao
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
฿700
Schedules at
tigerlinetravel.com
Book at
12go.asia
Alisan Golden Coach Express
Phone
603-62637668
Website
alisangoldencoach.com.my
Bus from Kuala Lumpur Hentian Duta to Danok Songkla
Ave. Duration
6h 39m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
฿484
Schedules at
alisangoldencoach.com.my
Book at
easybook.com
minivan
Bus from Danok to Hat Yai
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
฿55
Plusliner
Phone
+60 3 4045 8878
Email
talk2us@ktb.com.my
Website
redbus.my
Bus from Puchong Tesco to Ipoh Aman Jaya
Ave. Duration
3h 8m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
฿187
Schedules at
redbus.my
Book at
easybook.com
Express Kesatuan
Phone
+6016-5217774
Website
easybook.com
Bus from Terminal Amanjaya to Hat Yai
Ave. Duration
5h 43m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
฿410
Schedules at
easybook.com
Ferry operators
Jolly Travel
Phone
074 750 770
Email
jollytravel@hotmail.com
Website
jollytravel.in.th
Ferry from Pak Bara Pier to Ko Tarutao
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
฿450
Schedules at
12go.asia
Ferry from Koh Lipe to Ko Tarutao
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
฿500
Schedules at
12go.asia
Tigerline Ferry
Phone
+66980 168 181
Email
168ferry@gmail.com
Website
tigerlinetravel.com
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
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
฿923
Schedules at
telaga-terminal.com

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