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There are 9 ways to get from Kuala Lumpur to Surin Islands by train, plane, bus, car 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 to Kuala Lumpur, fly to Phuket, travel

  1. Take the train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
  2. Fly from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Phuket (HKT)
  3. Travel from Phuket to Surin Islands

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Fly Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Phuket, travel

  1. Fly from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah (SZB) to Phuket (HKT)
  2. Travel from Phuket to Surin Islands

Train to Kuala Lumpur, fly to Krabi, minivan, bus, travel

  1. Take the train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
  2. Fly from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Krabi (KBV)
  3. Take the minivan from Krabi Bus Station to Phang Nga
  4. Take the bus from Phang Nga to Takua Pa
  5. Travel from Takua Pa to Surin Islands

Bus, train, Mini Van, travel

  1. Take the bus from Hentian Duta to Hat Yai Station
  2. Take the train from Hat Yai to Surat Thani Train Station
  3. Take the Mini Van from Surat Thani station to Khao Sok
  4. Travel from Khao Sok to Surin Islands

Bus, train, Mini Van, travel via Gurun

  1. Take the bus from Kuala Lumpur Hentian Duta to Gurun
  2. Take the train from Gurun to Padang Besar
  3. Take the train from Padang Besar to Hat Yai
  4. Take the train from Hat Yai to Surat Thani Train Station
  5. Take the Mini Van from Surat Thani station to Khao Sok
  6. Travel from Khao Sok to Surin Islands

Bus, Mini Van, travel

  1. Take the bus from Hentian Duta to Hat Yai Station
  2. Take the Mini Van from Hat Yai to Khao Sok
  3. Travel from Takua Pa to Surin Islands

Bus, Mini Van, travel via George Town

  1. Take the bus from Hentian Duta to Sungai Nibong
  2. Take the Mini Van from Penang to Khao Sok
  3. Travel from Takua Pa to Surin Islands

Bus, Local Bus, travel

  1. Take the bus from Bus Terminal Perkeliling to Cameron Highlands Tanah Rata
  2. Take the bus from Cameron Highlands Tanah Rata to Hat Yai
  3. Take the bus from Hat Yai Bus Terminal to Phuket Bus Terminal 2
  4. Take the Local Bus from Phuket Bus Terminal 2 to Takua Pa
  5. Travel from Takua Pa to Surin Islands

Drive, ferry, travel

  1. Drive from Kuala Lumpur to Don Sak Pier
  2. Take the ferry from Don Sak Pier to Koh Phangan
  3. Travel from Koh Phangan to Surin Islands
Malaysia → Thailand
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International entry into Thailand from Malaysia

  • Entry is conditional for citizens and permanent residents of Malaysia
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Allowed for: Citizens, permanent residents and visa holders

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into Thailand from Malaysia

  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival for unvaccinated travellers
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

Rules to follow in Thailand

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Considerations leaving from Malaysia

There are no current restrictions

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Thailand from Malaysia.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Surin Islands is 1422.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Surin Islands is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Surin Islands is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1422.

No, returning to Malaysia from Thailand is currently allowed.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 22 Sep 2022
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand.

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Kuala Lumpur and Surin Islands is 816 km.

The best way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Surin Islands without a car is to bus and train and Mini Van and travel which takes 18h 48m and costs .

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It takes approximately 7h 21m to get from Kuala Lumpur to Surin Islands, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Kuala Lumpur Airport to Phuket Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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Malindo Airways, Malaysia Airlines and AirAsia offer flights from Kuala Lumpur Airport to Phuket Airport.

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The best way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport is to train which takes 37 min and costs RM 3 - RM 11.

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Map of how to get from Kuala Lumpur to Surin Islands.
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  • Distance: 816 km
  • Duration: 7h 21m

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

There is no direct connection from Kuala Lumpur to Surin Islands. However, you can take the train to Klia T1, take the walk to Kuala Lumpur airport, fly to Phuket, then take the travel to Surin Islands. Alternatively, you can take the train to Terminal Skypark Komuter Station, take the walk to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah airport, fly to Phuket, then take the travel to Surin Islands.

Airlines
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Phuket
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
฿2900 - ฿15000
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Phuket via Penang
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
฿3000 - ฿10000
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Phuket via Senai, Penang
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
฿3000 - ฿10000
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Phuket via Sultan Ismail Petra, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
฿6000 - ฿26000
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Phuket via Kuala Trengganu, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
฿5500 - ฿25000
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Phuket via Senai, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Friday
Estimated price
฿5500 - ฿24000
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Phuket via Penang, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
฿5500 - ฿25000
Firefly
Website
fireflyz.com.my
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Phuket
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
฿2900 - ฿15000
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Phuket via Penang
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
฿3000 - ฿10000
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Phuket via Senai, Penang
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
฿3000 - ฿10000
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Phuket via Sultan Ismail Petra, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
฿6000 - ฿26000
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Phuket via Kuala Trengganu, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
฿5500 - ฿25000
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Phuket via Senai, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Friday
Estimated price
฿5500 - ฿24000
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Phuket via Penang, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
฿5500 - ฿25000
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Phuket
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1900 - ฿8000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Krabi
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
฿1500 - ฿8500
Malindo Airways
Website
malindoair.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Phuket
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿2700 - ฿8500
Train operators
KLIA Express
Phone
+603 2267 8000
Website
kliaekspres.com
Train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
฿310 - ฿450
Website
http://www.kliaekspres.com/
State Railway of Thailand
Phone
1690
Email
webmaster.srt@railway.co.th
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Hat Yai to Surat Thani Train Station
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
Frequency
3 times a day
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
https://www.railway.co.th/Home/Index
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
Train from Padang Besar to Hat Yai
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
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
https://www.railway.co.th/Home/Index
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
KTM Komuter
Phone
+603 - 2267 1200
Website
ktmb.com.my
Train from Gurun to Padang Besar
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
฿90 - ฿110
Website
http://www.ktmb.com.my
Bus operators
Hat Yai World Tour
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Krabi Bus Station to Phang Nga
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
฿400
Schedules at
12go.asia
Local bus
Bus from Phang Nga to Takua Pa
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
฿60
Bus from Phuket Bus Terminal 2 to Takua Pa
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
฿90
Alisan Golden Coach Express
Phantip Travel
Phone
+66 (0)77 272230
Email
info@phantiptravel.com
Website
phantiptravel.com
Bus from Surat Thani station to Khao Sok
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
฿250
Book at
12go.asia
Intercity Coach
Phone
+6012 4703155
Website
new.intercity.my
Bus from Kuala Lumpur Hentian Duta to Gurun
Ave. Duration
4h 48m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
฿442
Schedules at
new.intercity.my
Book at
easybook.com
Local minivan
Bus from Hat Yai to Khao Sok
Ave. Duration
7h 14m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
฿817
Bus from Penang to Khao Sok
Ave. Duration
11h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
฿900
KBES (Konsortium Bas Ekspres)
Phone
05-891 7382
Website
easybook.com
Bus from Hentian Duta to Sungai Nibong
Ave. Duration
4h 46m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
฿316
Schedules at
easybook.com
Book at
easybook.com
Billion Stars Express
Phone
+60111 0661111
Website
billionstarsexpress.com
Bus from Hentian Duta to Sungai Nibong
Ave. Duration
4h 46m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
฿307
Book at
12go.asia
KPB Express
Phone
+604 332 6815
Website
kpbekspres.com
Bus from Hentian Duta to Sungai Nibong
Ave. Duration
4h 46m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
฿343
Book at
12go.asia
Transnasional
Phone
+60 3 4045 8878
Email
talk2us@ktb.com.my
Website
redbus.my
Bus from Hentian Duta to Sungai Nibong
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
฿316
Schedules at
redbus.my
Book at
easybook.com
Pahang Lin Siong Motor Co Bhd
Phone
03-40439027
Email
pahanglinsiong@gmail.com
Website
pahanglinsiong.my
Bus from Bus Terminal Perkeliling to Cameron Highlands Tanah Rata
Ave. Duration
4h 48m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
฿184
Schedules at
pahanglinsiong.my
Book at
easybook.com
Unititi express
Phone
+605 4911 452
Website
unititi.com.my
Bus from Cameron Highlands Tanah Rata to Hat Yai
Ave. Duration
12h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
฿631
Book at
12go.asia
Ferry operators
Songserm
Phone
+662 629 3415
Email
info@songserm.com
Website
songserm.com
Ferry from Don Sak Pier to Koh Phangan
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
฿360 - ฿460
Book at
12go.asia
Seatran Discovery
Phone
(+66) 02 240 2582
Email
info@seatrandiscovery.com
Website
seatrandiscovery.com
Ferry from Don Sak Pier to Koh Phangan Thong Sala Pier
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
฿490 - ฿600
Book at
12go.asia

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