There are 8 ways to get from Kuala Lumpur to Yala by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  10 h 13 min

  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 Yala

$28 - $84

Cheapest option

Bus E-Mutiara Express, Minivan  •  12 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Rantau Panjang
  2. Take the Minivan from Sungai Kolok to Yala

$16

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Bus Ekspres Perdana, Minivan  •  12 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Bus Terminal Perkeliling to Bentong
  2. Take the bus from Bentong to Rantau Panjang
  3. Take the Minivan from Sungai Kolok to Yala

$17

Bus Transnasional, Minivan  •  13 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Putrajaya Sentral to Rantau Panjang
  2. Take the Minivan from Sungai Kolok to Yala

$23 - $27

Drive  •  6 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Kuala Lumpur to Yala 319.5 miles

$45 - $65

Fly Kuala Lumpur Subang to Kota Bharu, train  •  6 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Kuala Lumpur Subang (SZB) to Kota Bharu (KBR) SZB - KBR
  2. Take the train from Sungai Kolok to Yala

$30 - $118

Train to Kuala Lumpur, fly to Kota Bharu, train  •  6 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
  2. Fly from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Kota Bharu (KBR) KUL - KBR
  3. Take the train from Sungai Kolok to Yala

$33 - $114

Train to Kuala Lumpur, fly to Hat Yai, train  •  7 h 3 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 Yala

$53 - $259

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The cheapest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Yala is to bus and Minivan which costs RM 65 and takes 12 h 6 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Yala is to train and fly which costs RM 130 - RM 470 and takes 6 h 18 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Kuala Lumpur to Yala. However, there are services departing from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan and arriving at Yala via Sungai Kolok. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 6 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Kuala Lumpur to Yala. However, there are services departing from Kuala Lumpur and arriving at Yala via Padang Besar and Hat Yai. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 13 min.

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The distance between Kuala Lumpur and Yala is 381 km. The road distance is 511.2 km.

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The best way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Yala without a car is to train which takes 10 h 13 min and costs RM 110 - RM 350.

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It takes approximately 10 h 13 min to get from Kuala Lumpur to Yala, including transfers.

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Kuala Lumpur to Yala bus services, operated by E-Mutiara Express, depart from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan station.

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Kuala Lumpur to Yala train services, operated by KTM ETS Malaysia Railway, depart from Kuala Lumpur station.

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The best way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Yala is to train which takes 10 h 13 min and costs RM 110 - RM 350. Alternatively, you can bus and Minivan, which costs RM 65 and takes 12 h 6 min.

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Map of how to get from Kuala Lumpur to Yala.
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  • Distance: 238 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 13 min

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

You can take a train from Kuala Lumpur to Yala via Padang Besar and Hat Yai in around 10 h 13 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Kuala Lumpur to Yala via Rantau Panjang and Sungai Kolok in around 12 h 6 min.

Airlines
Firefly
Website
fireflyz.com.my
Flights from Kuala Lumpur Subang to Kota Bharu
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$24 - $150
Flights from Kuala Lumpur Subang to Kota Bharu via Penang
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$24 - $150
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Bharu
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$22 - $120
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur Subang to Kota Bharu
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$24 - $150
Flights from Kuala Lumpur Subang to Kota Bharu via Penang
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$24 - $150
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Bharu
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$22 - $120
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Bharu
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$12 - $95
Malindo Airways
Website
malindoair.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur Subang to Kota Bharu
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$22 - $120
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Hat Yai
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$29 - $120
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
5 h 23 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Schedules at
ktmb.com.my
Book at
12go.asia
Silver
$11 - $13
Gold
$17 - $20
Platinum
$23 - $27
State Railway of Thailand
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Padang Besar to Hat Yai
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $29
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$1 - $5
2nd Class (Seat)
$8 - $11
2nd Class (Berth)
$17 - $23
1st Class (Berth)
$22 - $29
Train from Hat Yai to Yala
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $35
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$2 - $6
2nd Class (Seat)
$8 - $12
2nd Class (Berth)
$17 - $24
1st Class (Berth)
$23 - $35
Train from Sungai Kolok to Yala
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $30
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$2 - $6
2nd Class (Seat)
$8 - $12
2nd Class (Berth)
$17 - $24
1st Class (Berth)
$23 - $30
KLIA Express
Website
kliaekspres.com
Train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $17
Schedules at
kliaekspres.com
Bus operators
E-Mutiara Express
Website
e-mutiara.com.my
Bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Rantau Panjang
Ave. Duration
8 h 36 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
e-mutiara.com.my
Book at
easybook.com
Minivan
Bus from Sungai Kolok to Yala
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Central Pahang Omnibus
Bus from Bus Terminal Perkeliling to Bentong
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
expressbusmalaysia.com
Ekspres Perdana
Website
ekspresperdana.com.my
Bus from Bentong to Rantau Panjang
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
ekspresperdana.com.my
Book at
easybook.com
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The quickest flight from Kuala Lumpur Subang Airport to Kota Bharu Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Kuala Lumpur to Yala bus services, operated by , arrive at Yala station.

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Yala is 1 h behind Kuala Lumpur. It is currently 6:37 PM in Kuala Lumpur and 5:37 PM in Yala.

Kuala Lumpur to Yala train services, operated by State Railway of Thailand, arrive at Yala station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kuala Lumpur to Yala is 511 km. It takes approximately 6 h 47 min to drive from Kuala Lumpur to Yala.

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Firefly and Malindo Airways offer flights from Kuala Lumpur Subang Airport to Kota Bharu Airport.

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The best way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Lumpur Subang Airport is to train which takes 30 min and costs RM 3 - RM 5.

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