There are 6 ways to get from Kuala Lumpur to Phuket by train, plane, car, 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, fly  •  5 h 8 min

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

$46 - $198

Cheapest option

Bus Sri Maju, Mini Van  •  17 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Hat Yai Bus Station
  2. Take the Mini Van from Hat Yai Bus Terminal to Phuket Bus Terminal 2

$27 - $28

4 alternative options

Train, drive, Mini Van  •  13 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from KL Sentral to Padang Besar
  2. Drive from Padang Besar to Hat Yai Bus Terminal
  3. Take the Mini Van from Hat Yai Bus Terminal to Phuket Bus Terminal 2

$27 - $38

Train, ferry, Speedboat  •  15 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from KL Sentral to Arau
  2. Take the ferry from Pakbara Pier, Satun to Koh Lipe
  3. Take the Speedboat from Koh Lipe to Phuket

$112 - $188

Bus Jolly Travel, Mini Van  •  15 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Kuala Lumpur Station to Hat Yai
  2. Take the Mini Van from Hat Yai Bus Terminal to Phuket Bus Terminal 2

$29

Drive  •  12 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Kuala Lumpur to Phuket 600.8 miles

$85 - $130

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

You can take a bus from Kuala Lumpur to Phuket via Hat Yai and Hat Yai Bus Terminal in around 15 h 5 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
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
$15
Schedules at
kliaekspres.com
KTM ETS Malaysia Railway
Phone
03 2267 1200
Email
cllcenter@ktmb.com.my
Website
ktmb.com.my
Train from KL Sentral to Padang Besar
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $21
Schedules at
intranet.ktmb.com.my
Book at
12go.asia
Silver
$12 - $14
Gold
$19 - $21
Platinum
$25 - $29
Train from KL Sentral to Arau
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $20
Schedules at
intranet.ktmb.com.my
Book at
12go.asia
Silver
$12 - $13
Gold
$18 - $20
Platinum
$23 - $27
Bus operators
Sukhothai Tour Hat Yai
Website
sukhothaitourhatyai.com
Bus from Hat Yai Bus Terminal to Phuket Bus Terminal 2
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
sukhothaitourhatyai.com
Jolly Travel
Website
jollytravel.in.th
Bus from Kuala Lumpur Station to Hat Yai
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
jollytravel.in.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
Ferry operators
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
$100 - $140
Schedules at
andamanferryservice.com
Tigerline Ferry

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Kuala Lumpur to Phuket?

The distance between Kuala Lumpur and Phuket is 642 km. The road distance is 961 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Phuket?

The cheapest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Phuket is to bus and Mini Van which costs RM 103 - RM 109 and takes 17 h 3 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Phuket?

The quickest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Phuket is to train and fly which takes 5 h 8 min and costs RM 180 - RM 800.

Is there a direct bus between Kuala Lumpur and Phuket?

No, there is no direct bus from Kuala Lumpur to Phuket. However, there are services departing from Kuala Lumpur Station and arriving at Phuket Bus Terminal 2 via Hat Yai Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 5 min.

How long does it take to get from Kuala Lumpur to Phuket?

It takes approximately 5 h 8 min to get from Kuala Lumpur to Phuket, including transfers.