COVID-19 Travel restrictions may apply upon entering Thailand. Learn More.

There are 5 ways to get from Kuala Lumpur to Mu Ko Similan by train, plane, bus or ferry

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 to Kuala Lumpur, fly to Phuket, travel  •  6h 4m

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

Cheapest option

Train to Kuala Lumpur, fly to Krabi, minivan, ferry  •  11h 38m

  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 Phang Nga
  4. Take the ferry from Khao Lak to Ko Similan

฿4376 - ฿68675

3 alternative options

Fly Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Phuket, travel  •  7h 51m

  1. Fly from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah (SZB) to Phuket (HKT) SZB - HKT
  2. Travel from Phuket to Mu Ko Similan

Train, bus, travel  •  17h 40m

  1. Take the train from Kuala Lumpur to Padang Besar
  2. Take the train from Padang Besar to Hat Yai
  3. Take the train from Hat Yai to Surat Thani Train Station
  4. Take the bus from Surat Thani station to Phang Nga
  5. Travel from Phang Nga to Mu Ko Similan

Bus, Mini Van, travel  •  21h 57m

  1. Take the bus from Hentian Duta to Sungai Nibong
  2. Take the Mini Van from Penang to Khao Sok
  3. Take the bus from Khao Sok to Khao Lak
  4. Travel from Khao Lak to Mu Ko Similan

Malaysia → Thailand
Restricted

Travel safe during COVID-19

International entry into Thailand from Malaysia

Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents

Restricted for: Foreign nationals

Conditions of entry to Thailand

14-day mandatory monitored quarantine
Show More. This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

Rules to follow in Thailand

1m

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Malaysia

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


No, entry into Thailand from Malaysia is currently restricted.

The COVID-19 helpline number in Mu Ko Similan is 1422.

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

The social distance requirement in Mu Ko Similan is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus hotline on 1422.

Exceptions may apply, for full details: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand.
We're working around the clock to bring you the latest COVID-19 Travel Safe information from official sources.
To the best of our knowledge, these details are correct as of the last update: 16 Sep 2020.

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Mu Ko Similan is to train and fly and minivan and ferry which costs RM 550 - RM 9500 and takes 11h 38m.

More details

The quickest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Mu Ko Similan is to train and fly and minivan and ferry which costs RM 550 - RM 9500 and takes 11h 38m.

More details

The distance between Kuala Lumpur and Mu Ko Similan is 752 km.

The best way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Mu Ko Similan without a car is to train and bus and travel which takes 17h 40m and costs .

More details

It takes approximately 6h 4m to get from Kuala Lumpur to Mu Ko Similan, including transfers.

More details

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

Search flights

Mu Ko Similan is 1h behind Kuala Lumpur. It is currently 8:09 PM in Kuala Lumpur and 7:09 PM in Mu Ko Similan.

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

Search flights

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.

More details

Map of how to get from Kuala Lumpur to Mu Ko Similan.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 752 km
  • Duration: 6h 4m

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

There is no direct connection from Kuala Lumpur to Mu Ko Similan. However, you can take the train to Klia T1, take the walk to Kuala Lumpur airport, fly to Phuket, then take the travel to Mu Ko Similan. Alternatively, you can take the train to Terminal Skypark Komuter Station, take the walk to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah airport, fly to Phuket, then take the travel to Mu Ko Similan.

Airlines
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Phuket
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1500 - ฿6500
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Krabi
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1100 - ฿3300
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Phuket
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
฿2500 - ฿19000
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Phuket via Penang
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
฿5000 - ฿10000
Firefly
Website
fireflyz.com.my
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Phuket
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
฿2500 - ฿19000
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Phuket via Penang
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
฿5000 - ฿10000
Train operators
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 - ฿420
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 19m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
฿370 - ฿650
Website
http://www.ktmb.com.my
Silver
฿370 - ฿400
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
Train from Hat Yai to Surat Thani Train Station
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
฿100 - ฿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)
฿100 - ฿210
2nd Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
฿600 - ฿850
2nd Class (Air-conditioned Seat)
฿310 - ฿430
1st Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
฿900 - ฿1200
Bus operators
Hat Yai World Tour
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Krabi Bus Station to Phang Nga
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
฿350
Schedules at
12go.asia
Phantip Travel
Phone
+66 (0)77 272230
Email
info@phantiptravel.com
Website
phantiptravel.com
Bus from Surat Thani station to Phang Nga
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
฿200
Schedules at
phantiptravel.com
Book at
12go.asia
Etika Express
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
฿291
Schedules at
kbes.com.my
Book at
easybook.com
Transnasional
Phone
+60 3 4045 8878
Email
talk2us@ktb.com.my
Website
redbus.my
Bus from Hentian Duta to Sungai Nibong
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
฿291
Schedules at
redbus.my
Book at
easybook.com
Mini Van
Bus from Penang to Khao Sok
Ave. Duration
11h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
฿900
bus
Bus from Khao Sok to Khao Lak
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
฿120
Ferry operators
ferry
Ferry from Khao Lak to Ko Similan
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
฿2500

Want to know more about travelling around the world?

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Read our range of informative guides on popular transport routes and companies - including How to get from Heathrow Airport into central London, Flying into Beijing? and Best ways to travel around Australia - to help you get the most out of your next trip.