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There are 7 ways to get from Kuala Lumpur to Surat Thani by train, plane, bus, ferry 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.

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Train, fly to Surat Thani  •  6h 10m

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

฿3506 - ฿15617

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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 Hat Yai
  3. Take the train from Hat Yai to Surat Thani Train Station

฿531 - ฿2775

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Train, fly to Krabi, minivan  •  9h 30m

  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 to Surat Thani

฿1576 - ฿7107

Train, fly to Koh Samui, ferry, bus  •  10h 25m

  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 Surathani Talad Kaset Station

฿4876 - ฿13207

Train, fly to Phuket, bus  •  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 bus from Phuket Bus Terminal 2 to Surathani Talad Kaset Station

฿1936 - ฿40257

Bus, minivan  •  14h 51m

  1. Take the bus from Hentian Duta to Hat Yai Chee Road
  2. Take the minivan from Hat Yai Bus Terminal to Surathani Talad Kaset Station

฿829

Drive  •  10h 24m

  1. Drive from Kuala Lumpur to Surat Thani 848.7 km

฿2300 - ฿3500

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The cheapest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Surat Thani is to bus and minivan which costs RM 112 and takes 14h 51m.

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The quickest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Surat Thani is to train and fly which costs RM 470 - RM 2200 and takes 6h 10m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Kuala Lumpur to Surat Thani station. However, there are services departing from Hentian Duta and arriving at Surathani Talad Kaset Station via Hat Yai Clock Tower and Hat Yai Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 51m.

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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 70 - RM 380.

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It takes approximately 6h 10m to get from Kuala Lumpur to Surat Thani, including transfers.

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Kuala Lumpur to Surat Thani bus services, operated by Alisan Golden Coach Express, depart from Hentian Duta station.

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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 70 - RM 380. Alternatively, you can bus and minivan, which costs RM 112 and takes 14h 51m.

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The quickest flight from Kuala Lumpur Airport to Surat Thani Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 40m.

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Kuala Lumpur to Surat Thani bus services, operated by , arrive at Surathani Talad Kaset Station.

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Map of how to get from Kuala Lumpur to Surat Thani.
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  • Distance: 716.4 km
  • Duration: 6h 10m

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, 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 Hat Yai Chee Road, Hat Yai Clock Tower, and Hat Yai Bus Terminal in around 14h 51m.

Airlines
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Surat Thani
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
฿1100 - ฿14000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Krabi
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿800 - ฿11000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Phuket
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1300 - ฿3500
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Koh Samui
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿2300 - ฿18000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Koh Samui via Phuket
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿5500 - ฿60000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Phuket
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿2500 - ฿65000
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Koh Samui
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿2300 - ฿18000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Koh Samui via Phuket
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿5500 - ฿60000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Phuket
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿2500 - ฿65000
SilkAir
Website
silkair.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Koh Samui via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿3900 - ฿16000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Phuket via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿5000 - ฿15000
Malindo Airways
Website
malindoair.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Phuket
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1600 - ฿3700
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Phuket via Langkawi
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
฿1600 - ฿3700
Train operators
KLIA Express
Phone
+603 2267 8000
Website
kliaekspres.com
Train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
฿300 - ฿550
Website
http://www.kliaekspres.com/
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 42m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
฿360 - ฿650
Website
http://www.ktmb.com.my
Silver
฿360 - ฿400
Gold
฿550 - ฿650
Platinum
฿700 - ฿850
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
55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
฿45 - ฿950
Website
http://www.railway.co.th/main/timetable/time-train.html
Book at
https://12go.asia/en/operator/thai-railways
Schedules at
http://procurement.railway.co.th/checktime/checktime.asp?lenguage=Eng
3rd Class (Seat)
฿45 - ฿160
2nd Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
฿550 - ฿750
2nd Class (Air-conditioned Seat)
฿240 - ฿340
1st Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
฿700 - ฿950
Train from Hat Yai to Surat Thani Train Station
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
฿100 - ฿1200
Website
http://www.railway.co.th/main/timetable/time-train.html
Book at
https://12go.asia/en/operator/thai-railways
Schedules at
http://procurement.railway.co.th/checktime/checktime.asp?lenguage=Eng
3rd Class (Seat)
฿100 - ฿210
2nd Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
฿600 - ฿850
2nd Class (Air-conditioned Seat)
฿310 - ฿430
1st Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
฿900 - ฿1200
Bus operators
Phantip Travel
Phone
+66 (0)77 272230
Email
info@phantiptravel.com
Website
phantiptravel.com
Bus from Krabi to Surat Thani
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
฿250
Schedules at
phantiptravel.com
Book at
12go.asia
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 Surathani Talad Kaset Station
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
฿380
Schedules at
phantiptravel.com
Book at
12go.asia
Greenbus Thailand
Phone
0-5326-6480
Email
servicecenter@greenbusthailand.com
Website
greenbusthailand.com
Bus from Phuket Bus Terminal 2 to Suratthani
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
฿250 - ฿360
Website
Greenbus Thailand
Alisan Golden Coach Express
minivan
Bus from Hat Yai Bus Terminal to Surathani Talad Kaset Station
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
฿250
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
฿360 - ฿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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Surat Thani is 1h behind Kuala Lumpur. It is currently 10:09 PM in Kuala Lumpur and 9:09 PM 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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AirAsia offers flights from Kuala Lumpur Airport to Surat Thani Airport.

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There are 142+ hotels available in Surat Thani. Prices start at ฿3750 per night.

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