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

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, drive  •  12 h 5 min

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

$29 - $70

Cheapest option

Bus Sri Maju, Mini Van  •  16 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 Surathani Talad Kaset Station

$25 - $26

8 alternative options

Bus Jolly Travel, Mini Van  •  14 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 Surathani Talad Kaset Station

$27

Bus, train  •  14 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Hatyai
  2. Take the train from Hat Yai to Suratthani Train Station 42 Yala - Hua Lamphong - Class III AC / ...

$28 - $58

Drive  •  10 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Kuala Lumpur to Surat Thani 529.6 miles

$70 - $110

Train, fly to Koh Samui, ferry  •  7 h 30 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

$174 - $472

Train, fly to Phuket, taxi, bus  •  7 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
  2. Fly from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Phuket (HKT) KUL - HKT
  3. Take a taxi from Phuket to Phang Nga
  4. Take the bus from Phang Nga to Surat Thani

$98 - $266

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

$48 - $308

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  •  9 h 50 min

  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

$61 - $263

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

You can take a bus from Kuala Lumpur to Surat Thani via Hat Yai and Hat Yai Bus Terminal in around 14 h 5 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 Phuket
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $290
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Surat Thani via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
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
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
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
$10 - $40
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$3 - $7
2nd Class (Seat)
$10 - $14
2nd Class (Berth)
$19 - $26
1st Class (Berth)
$28 - $40
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
Bus operators
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
Sukhothai Tour Hat Yai
Website
sukhothaitourhatyai.com
Bus from Hat Yai Bus Terminal to Surathani Talad Kaset Station
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
sukhothaitourhatyai.com
Alisan Golden Coach Express
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
bus
Bus from Phang Nga to Surat Thani
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5
Phantip Travel
Website
phantiptravel.com
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
Ferry operators
Other operators
Taxi from Phuket to Phang Nga
Ave. Duration
55 min
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Phuket Taxi
Website
phukettaxi.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Kuala Lumpur to Surat Thani?

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

What is the cheapest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Surat Thani?

The cheapest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Surat Thani is to bus and Mini Van which costs RM 95 - RM 101 and takes 16 h 3 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Surat Thani?

The quickest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Surat Thani is to train and fly and ferry which takes 7 h 30 min and costs RM 650 - RM 1900.

Is there a direct bus between Kuala Lumpur and Surat Thani?

No, there is no direct bus from Kuala Lumpur to Surat Thani. However, there are services departing from Kuala Lumpur Station and arriving at Surathani Talad Kaset Station via Hat Yai Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 5 min.

How long does it take to get from Kuala Lumpur to Surat Thani?

It takes approximately 12 h 5 min to get from Kuala Lumpur to Surat Thani, including transfers.