There are 9 ways to get from Kuala Lumpur to Surat Thani by train, plane, ferry, bus 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, fly to Koh Samui, ferry  •  7 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
  2. Fly from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Koh Samui (USM) KUL - USM
  3. Take the ferry from Koh Samui Nathon Pier to Lomprayah Tapee River Surat Thani City

$177 - $476

Cheapest option

Bus, Mini Van  •  17 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Hatyai
  2. Take the Mini Van from Songkhla to Suratthani

$22 - $24

7 alternative options

Train, fly to Surat Thani  •  7 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
  2. Fly from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Surat Thani (URT) KUL - URT

$47 - $307

Train, fly to Phuket, Mini Van  •  10 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
  2. Fly from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Phuket (HKT) KUL - HKT
  3. Take the Mini Van from Khao Sok to Surathani Talad Kaset Station

$136 - $286

Train, fly to Krabi, bus  •  10 h 20 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 bus from Krabi Bus Station to Phang Nga
  4. Take the bus from Phang Nga to Surat Thani

$53 - $188

Train, fly to Hat Yai  •  10 h

  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 train from Hat Yai to Suratthani Train Station

$59 - $257

Train  •  13 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from KL Sentral to Padang Besar
  2. Take the train from Padang Besar to Hat Yai
  3. Take the train from Hat Yai to Suratthani Train Station

$29 - $84

Bus, Minivan  •  14 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Hat Yai Bus Station
  2. Take the Minivan from Hat Yai Bus Terminal to Surathani Talad Kaset Station

$23

Drive  •  10 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Kuala Lumpur to Surat Thani 529.6 miles

$70 - $110

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Surat Thani is to bus and Minivan which costs RM 92 and takes 14 h 17 min.

More details

The quickest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Surat Thani is to train and fly and ferry which takes 7 h 15 min and costs RM 700 - RM 1900.

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The distance between Kuala Lumpur and Surat Thani is 716 km. The road distance is 847 km.

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 7 h 15 min to get from Kuala Lumpur to Surat Thani, including transfers.

More details

No, there is no direct bus from Kuala Lumpur to Surat Thani. However, there are services departing from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan and arriving at Surathani Talad Kaset Station via Hat Yai Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 17 min.

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

You can take a train from Kuala Lumpur to Surat Thani via Padang Besar, Hat Yai, Suratthani Train Station, and Surat Thani Railway Station in around 13 h 35 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Kuala Lumpur to Surat Thani via Hat Yai Bus Station and Hat Yai Bus Terminal in around 14 h 17 min.

Airlines
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Koh Samui via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $1,100
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Koh Samui via Phuket
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Surat Thani via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Phuket
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $290
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 to Krabi
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $220
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Koh Samui
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Koh Samui via Phuket
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Koh Samui via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Phuket
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $290
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Surat Thani via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
5 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $260
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Surat Thani via Hat Yai, Don Muang
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $270
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Surat Thani via Don Muang, Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $380
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Hat Yai
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$29 - $120
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Koh Samui
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Koh Samui via Phuket
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Phuket
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $290
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Surat Thani via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Surat Thani via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $280
SilkAir
Website
silkair.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Koh Samui via Singapore
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $750
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
$14
Schedules at
kliaekspres.com
State Railway of Thailand
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Hat Yai to Suratthani Train Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $35
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$3 - $7
2nd Class (Seat)
$9 - $14
2nd Class (Berth)
$19 - $25
1st Class (Berth)
$27 - $35
Train from Padang Besar to Hat Yai
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $28
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)
$21 - $28
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 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $21
Schedules at
intranet.ktmb.com.my
Book at
12go.asia
Silver
$12 - $14
Gold
$18 - $21
Platinum
$24 - $28
Bus operators
Phantip Travel
Website
phantiptravel.com
Bus from Khao Sok to Surathani Talad Kaset Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
phantiptravel.com
Book at
12go.asia
Bus from Phang Nga to Surat Thani
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
phantiptravel.com
Book at
12go.asia
bus
Bus from Krabi Bus Station to Phang Nga
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
bus
Bus from Phang Nga to Surat Thani
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5
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
Minivan
Bus from Hat Yai Bus Terminal to Surathani Talad Kaset Station
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Mini Van
Bus from Songkhla to Suratthani
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Ferry operators

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