There are 9 ways to get from Kuala Lumpur to 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 to Kuala Lumpur, fly to Phuket  •  5 h 51 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  •  18 h 7 min

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

$27

7 alternative options

Fly Kuala Lumpur Subang to Phuket  •  8 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Kuala Lumpur Subang (SZB) to Phuket (HKT) SZB - HKT

$93 - $855

Train to Kuala Lumpur, fly to Krabi, ferry  •  8 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from KL Sentral to KLIA T1
  2. Fly from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Krabi (KBV) KUL - KBV
  3. Take the ferry from Ao Nang Pier to Phuket Rassada Pier

$68 - $200

Train, ferry, Speedboat  •  15 h 5 min

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

$129 - $206

Train, bus, taxi  •  13 h 58 min

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

Train, bus  •  16 h 51 min

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

Bus, Mini Van  •  20 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Hentian Duta to Sungai Nibong
  2. Take the Mini Van from Penang to Hat Yai
  3. Take the bus from Hat Yai Bus Terminal to Phuket Bus Terminal 2

$33 - $34

Drive  •  12 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Kuala Lumpur to Phuket 600.8 miles

$85 - $130

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Phuket is to bus which costs RM 109 and takes 18 h 7 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Phuket is to train and fly which costs RM 180 - RM 800 and takes 5 h 51 min.

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The distance between Kuala Lumpur and Phuket is 642 km. The road distance is 961.3 km.

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 5 h 51 min to get from Kuala Lumpur to Phuket, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Kuala Lumpur to Phuket. However, there are services departing from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan and arriving at Phuket Bus Terminal 2 via Hat Yai Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h 7 min.

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

Firefly, Malindo Airways and six other airlines fly from Kuala Lumpur to Phuket hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Kuala Lumpur to Phuket via Hat Yai Bus Station and Hat Yai Bus Terminal in around 18 h 7 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 Subang to Phuket via Penang
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $310
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
Flights from Kuala Lumpur Subang to Phuket via Penang
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $190
Flights from Kuala Lumpur Subang to Phuket via Langkawi, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $800
Flights from Kuala Lumpur Subang to Phuket via Alor Setar, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $800
Flights from Kuala Lumpur Subang to Phuket via Johor Bahru, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $800
Flights from Kuala Lumpur Subang to Phuket via Singapore, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $800
Firefly
Website
fireflyz.com.my
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Phuket
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $290
Flights from Kuala Lumpur Subang to Phuket via Penang
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $190
Flights from Kuala Lumpur Subang to Phuket via Langkawi, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $800
Flights from Kuala Lumpur Subang to Phuket via Alor Setar, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $800
Flights from Kuala Lumpur Subang to Phuket via Johor Bahru, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $800
Flights from Kuala Lumpur Subang to Phuket via Singapore, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $800
Malindo Airways
Website
malindoair.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Phuket
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $280
Flights from Kuala Lumpur Subang to Phuket via Penang, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $350
Train operators
KLIA Express
Website
kliaekspres.com
Train from KL Sentral to KLIA T1
Ave. Duration
36 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 Arau
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Schedules at
intranet.ktmb.com.my
Book at
12go.asia
Silver
$11 - $13
Gold
$17 - $19
Platinum
$22 - $26
Train from Kuala Lumpur to Padang Besar
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 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
$24 - $28
Bus operators
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 Phatthalung to Phuket Bus Terminal 2
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
busonlineticket.co.th
Book at
busonlineticket.co.th
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
$15
Schedules at
srimaju.com
KBES
New Asian Travel
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Penang to Hat Yai
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia
Ferry operators
Ao Nang Princess
Tigerline Ferry
Website
tigerlinetravel.com
Ferry from Pakbara Pier, Satun to Koh Lipe
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $50
Schedules at
tigerlinetravel.com
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
$20
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 - $130
Schedules at
andamanferryservice.com
Other operators
Taxi from Hat Yai Bus Terminal to Phatthalung
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Estimated price
$65 - $85
Hat Yai Taxi Meter
Phone
+66 89 9779061

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