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There are 8 ways to get from Kuala Lumpur to Songkhla by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  8h 49m

  1. Take the train from Kuala Lumpur to Padang Besar
  2. Take the train from Padang Besar to Hat Yai

$14 - $49

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Bus Alisan Golden Coach Express  •  11h 36m

  1. Take the bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Hatyai

$18

Bus Sri Theven Express  •  11h 58m

  1. Take the bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Ipoh
  2. Take the bus from Terminal Amanjaya to Hat Yai

$14 - $19

Drive  •  6h 18m

  1. Drive from Kuala Lumpur to Songkhla 351 miles

$45 - $75

Train to Kuala Lumpur, fly to Hat Yai, bus  •  5h 44m

  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 from Hat Yai to Songkhla

$46 - $225

Fly Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Alor Setar, train  •  7h 40m

  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 train from Padang Besar to Hat Yai

$25 - $132

Train to Kuala Lumpur, fly to Alor Setar, train  •  7h 39m

  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 train from Padang Besar to Hat Yai

$26 - $131

Fly Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Sultan Ismail Petra, train  •  9h 40m

  1. Fly from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah (SZB) to Sultan Ismail Petra (KBR) SZB - KBR
  2. Take the train from Sungai Kolok to Hat Yai

$32 - $126

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Songkhla is to bus which costs RM 60 - RM 80 and takes 11h 58m.

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The quickest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Songkhla is to train and fly and bus which costs RM 190 - RM 950 and takes 5h 44m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Kuala Lumpur to Songkhla. However, there are services departing from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan and arriving at Songkhla via Hat Yai. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 36m.

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The distance between Kuala Lumpur and Songkhla is 467 km. The road distance is 561.6 km.

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The best way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Songkhla without a car is to train which takes 8h 49m and costs RM 55 - RM 210.

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It takes approximately 8h 49m to get from Kuala Lumpur to Songkhla, including transfers.

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Kuala Lumpur to Songkhla bus services, operated by Alisan Golden Coach Express, depart from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan station.

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The best way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Songkhla is to train which takes 8h 49m and costs RM 55 - RM 210. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs RM 75 and takes 11h 36m.

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The quickest flight from Kuala Lumpur Airport to Hat Yai Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Kuala Lumpur to Songkhla bus services, operated by Alisan Golden Coach Express, arrive at Hatyai station.

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Map of how to get from Kuala Lumpur to Songkhla.
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  • Distance: 292.1 miles
  • Duration: 8h 49m

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

You can take a train from Kuala Lumpur to Songkhla via Padang Besar, Hat Yai, and Hat Yai in around 8h 49m. Alternatively, Alisan Golden Coach Express operates a bus from Kuala Lumpur to Songkhla every 4 hours. Tickets cost $17 and the journey takes 10h.

Airlines
Firefly
Website
fireflyz.com.my
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Alor Setar
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$19 - $100
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Alor Setar
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$22 - $200
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Sultan Ismail Petra
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$24 - $150
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Sultan Ismail Petra via Penang
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$24 - $150
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Alor Setar
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$19 - $100
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Alor Setar
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$22 - $200
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Sultan Ismail Petra
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$24 - $150
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Sultan Ismail Petra via Penang
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$24 - $150
Malindo Airways
Website
malindoair.com
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Alor Setar
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $110
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Sultan Ismail Petra
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$22 - $120
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Alor Setar
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$10 - $110
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Hat Yai
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$29 - $120
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 23m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Schedules at
ktmb.com.my
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12go.asia
Silver
$11 - $13
Gold
$17 - $20
Platinum
$23 - $27
Train from Anak Bukit to Padang Besar
Ave. Duration
36m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
ktmb.com.my
Book at
12go.asia
Silver
$2 - $4
Gold
$3 - $4
Platinum
$4 - $5
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
55m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $29
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$1 - $5
2nd Class (Seat)
$7 - $11
2nd Class (Berth)
$17 - $23
1st Class (Berth)
$22 - $29
Train from Sungai Kolok to Hat Yai
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $35
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$3 - $6
2nd Class (Seat)
$9 - $13
2nd Class (Berth)
$18 - $24
1st Class (Berth)
$25 - $35
KLIA Express
Website
kliaekspres.com
Train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
Ave. Duration
30m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Schedules at
kliaekspres.com
KTM Komuter
Website
spad.gov.my
Train from Anak Bukit to Padang Besar
Ave. Duration
38m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
intranet4.ktmb.com.my
Book at
12go.asia
Bus operators
Sri Maju
Phone
+604 313 4620
Email
srimajutours@srimaju.com
Website
srimaju.com
Bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Terminal Amanjaya
Ave. Duration
3h 8m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
srimaju.com
Plusliner
Website
plusliner.com.my
Bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Ipoh Aman Jaya
Ave. Duration
3h 9m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
plusliner.com.my
Book at
easybook.com
Express Kesatuan
Website
easybook.com
Bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan Kuala Lumpur to Ipoh Aman Jaya
Ave. Duration
3h 8m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
easybook.com
Sri Theven Express
Phone
03-3224 8776
Website
easybook.com
Bus from Terminal Amanjaya to Hat Yai
Ave. Duration
5h 43m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
easybook.com

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Songkhla is 1h behind Kuala Lumpur. It is currently 2:33 PM in Kuala Lumpur and 1:33 PM in Songkhla.

Yes, the driving distance between Kuala Lumpur to Songkhla is 562 km. It takes approximately 6h 18m to drive from Kuala Lumpur to Songkhla.

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Thai AirAsia offers flights from Kuala Lumpur Airport to Hat Yai Airport.

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There are 34+ hotels available in Songkhla. Prices start at $18 USD 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 30m and costs RM 3 - RM 11.

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