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There are 10 ways to get from Kuala Lumpur to Surat Thani by train, bus, car, plane 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.

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Train  •  13h 53m

  1. Take the train from Kuala Lumpur to Padang Besar
  2. Take the train from Padang Besar to Surat Thani Train Station 46 Padang Besar - Hua Lamphong - Class II Sleeper AC

฿736 - ฿1858

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Bus, minivan  •  15h 24m

  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

฿844 - ฿915

Bus, Mini Van  •  16h 49m

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

Drive  •  10h 24m

  1. Drive from Kuala Lumpur to Surat Thani 530.4 miles

฿2400 - ฿3600

Train to Kuala Lumpur, fly to Surat Thani  •  8h 30m

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

฿1525 - ฿10149

Train to Kuala Lumpur, fly to Koh Samui, ferry, bus  •  10h 27m

  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 to Don Sak Pier
  4. Take the bus from Don Sak Pier to Suratthani

฿4775 - ฿15199

Train to Kuala Lumpur, fly to Phuket, Mini Van  •  11h 19m

  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 Phuket Bus Terminal 2 to Surat Thani Phantip Station

฿1695 - ฿7069

Train to Kuala Lumpur, fly to Hat Yai, train  •  10h 29m

  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 Surat Thani Train Station

฿1855 - ฿8559

Fly Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Alor Setar, train  •  12h 45m

  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 Surat Thani Train Station

฿1154 - ฿4497

Train to Kuala Lumpur, fly to Krabi, minivan, Mini Van  •  12h 2m

  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 Trang
  4. Take the Mini Van from Trang to Suratthani

฿1660 - ฿6454

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Surat Thani is to bus and minivan which costs RM 105 - RM 120 and takes 15h 24m.

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The quickest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Surat Thani is to train and fly which costs RM 190 - RM 1300 and takes 8h 30m.

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The distance between Kuala Lumpur and Surat Thani is 716 km. The road distance is 848.7 km.

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The best way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Surat Thani without a car is to train which takes 13h 53m and costs RM 90 - RM 240.

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It takes approximately 13h 53m to get from Kuala Lumpur to Surat Thani, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Surat Thani is to train which takes 13h 53m and costs RM 90 - RM 240. Alternatively, you can bus and minivan, which costs RM 105 - RM 120 and takes 15h 24m.

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There is no direct flight from Kuala Lumpur Airport to Surat Thani Airport. The quickest flight takes 5h 5m and has one stopover.

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Surat Thani is 1h behind Kuala Lumpur. It is currently 12:57 PM in Kuala Lumpur and 11:57 AM in Surat Thani.

Yes, the driving distance between Kuala Lumpur to Surat Thani is 849 km. It takes approximately 10h 24m to drive from Kuala Lumpur to Surat Thani.

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Malaysia Airlines, Nok Air, Thai Lion Mentari and four other airlines offer flights from Kuala Lumpur Airport to Surat Thani Airport.

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Map of how to get from Kuala Lumpur to Surat Thani.
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  • Distance: 447.7 miles
  • Duration: 13h 53m

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, Padang Besar, Surat Thani Train Station, and Surat Thani station in around 13h 53m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Kuala Lumpur to Surat Thani via Bandar Tasik Selatan, Terminal Bersepadu Selatan, Hat Yai Bus Station, and Hat Yai Bus Terminal in around 15h 24m.

Airlines
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Phuket
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1100 - ฿7000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Phuket via Penang
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
฿1100 - ฿7000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Krabi
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1200 - ฿7500
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Koh Samui
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿6500 - ฿21000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Koh Samui via Phuket
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿5000 - ฿23000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Phuket
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1800 - ฿9500
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Alor Setar
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿650 - ฿3300
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Surat Thani via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿2200 - ฿9000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Surat Thani via Hat Yai, Don Muang
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
฿3800 - ฿9000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Surat Thani via Don Muang, Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿6000 - ฿13000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Hat Yai
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿950 - ฿3900
Firefly
Website
fireflyz.com.my
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Phuket
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1800 - ฿9500
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Alor Setar
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿650 - ฿3300
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Koh Samui
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿6500 - ฿21000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Koh Samui via Phuket
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿5000 - ฿23000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Phuket
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1800 - ฿9500
Malindo Airways
Website
malindoair.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Phuket
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1500 - ฿9000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Phuket via Langkawi
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
฿1500 - ฿9000
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Alor Setar
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿750 - ฿3500
SilkAir
Website
silkair.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Koh Samui via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿7000 - ฿25000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Phuket via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿8000 - ฿27000
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Surat Thani via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1900 - ฿9500
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Surat Thani via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1900 - ฿9500
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
฿380 - ฿650
Schedules at
ktmb.com.my
Book at
12go.asia
Silver
฿380 - ฿420
Gold
฿550 - ฿650
Platinum
฿750 - ฿900
Train from Anak Bukit to Padang Besar
Ave. Duration
36m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
฿95 - ฿130
Schedules at
ktmb.com.my
Book at
12go.asia
Silver
฿95 - ฿105
Gold
฿110 - ฿130
Platinum
฿130 - ฿150
State Railway of Thailand
Phone
1690
Email
webmaster.srt@railway.co.th
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Padang Besar to Surat Thani Train Station
Ave. Duration
6h 28m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
฿330 - ฿1200
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
฿120 - ฿220
2nd Class (Seat)
฿330 - ฿460
2nd Class (Berth)
฿600 - ฿850
1st Class (Berth)
฿900 - ฿1200
Train from Hat Yai to Surat Thani Train Station
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
฿320 - ฿1200
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
฿110 - ฿210
2nd Class (Seat)
฿320 - ฿440
2nd Class (Berth)
฿600 - ฿850
1st Class (Berth)
฿900 - ฿1200
KLIA Express
Website
kliaekspres.com
Train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
Ave. Duration
30m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
฿320 - ฿550
Schedules at
kliaekspres.com
KTM Komuter
Website
spad.gov.my
Train from Anak Bukit to Padang Besar
Ave. Duration
38m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
฿55 - ฿65
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 Hat Yai Bus Station
Ave. Duration
8h 36m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
฿576
Schedules at
srimaju.com
Book at
12go.asia
minivan
Bus from Hat Yai Bus Terminal to Surathani Talad Kaset Station
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
฿250
Mini Van
Bus from Songkhla to Suratthani
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
฿170
bus
Bus from Don Sak Pier to Suratthani
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Phantip Travel
Phone
+66 (0)77 272230
Email
info@phantiptravel.com
Website
phantiptravel.com
Bus from Don Sak Pier to Surathani Talad Kaset Station
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
฿110
Schedules at
phantiptravel.com
Book at
12go.asia
Bus from Phuket Bus Terminal 2 to Surat Thani Phantip Station
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
฿250
Schedules at
phantiptravel.com
Book at
12go.asia
Greenbus Thailand
minivan
Bus from Krabi Bus Station to Trang
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
฿125
Mini Van
Bus from Trang to Suratthani
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
฿160
Ferry operators
Seatran Discovery
Phone
(+66) 02 240 2582
Email
info@seatrandiscovery.com
Website
seatrandiscovery.com
Ferry from Koh Samui to Don Sak Pier
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
฿380 - ฿440
Schedules at
seatrandiscovery.com
Book at
12go.asia
Songserm
Phone
+662 629 3415
Email
info@songserm.com
Website
songserm.com
Ferry from Koh Samui Nathon Pier to Don Sak Pier
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
฿220 - ฿310
Schedules at
songserm.com
Book at
12go.asia

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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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