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There are 5 ways to get from Phuket to Kelantan by bus, ferry, car, plane or train

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Bus  •  12h 38m

  1. Take the bus from Phuket Bus Terminal 2 to Sungai Kolok Phuket Bus Terminal 2 - Sungai Kolok

4 alternative options

Ferry, bus  •  21h 28m

  1. Take the ferry from Phuket any hotel to Bundhaya Beach Koh Lipe
  2. Take the ferry from Koh Lipe to Kuah Ferry Terminal Langkawi
  3. Take the ferry from Langkawi to Kuala Perlis
  4. Take the bus from Kuala Perlis to Kota Bharu

Drive  •  10h 51m

  1. Drive from Phuket to Kota Bharu 726.1 km

Fly to Sultan Ismail Petra  •  6h 29m

  1. Fly from Phuket (HKT) to Sultan Ismail Petra (KBR) HKT - KBR

Fly to Hat Yai, train  •  8h 53m

  1. Fly from Phuket (HKT) to Hat Yai (HDY) HKT - HDY
  2. Take the train from Hat Yai to Sungai Kolok
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International entry into Malaysia from Thailand

  • Entry is restricted for citizens and permanent residents of Thailand
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents, as well as residents from Singapore

Restricted for: Foreign nationals, with the above exceptions

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Conditions of entry into Malaysia from Thailand

  • 5-day mandatory monitored quarantine for arrivals without a COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival for unvaccinated travellers
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from COVID-19 testing on arrival
  • Health screen upon arrival. Mandatory installation of smart phone app for contact tracing purposes
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Malaysia: Sabah, Sarawak, Labuan
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

Rules to follow in Malaysia

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Considerations leaving from Thailand

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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No, entry into Malaysia from Thailand is currently restricted.

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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
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Kelantan is 03 88810200.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Kelantan is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Kelantan is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 03 88810200.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Thailand from Malaysia.

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Last updated: 18 May 2022
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Ministry of Health Malaysia.

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The cheapest way to get from Phuket to Kelantan is to bus which costs ฿690 - ฿730 and takes 12h 38m.

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The quickest way to get from Phuket to Kelantan is to fly which costs ฿2000 - ฿8000 and takes 6h 29m.

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It is 491 km from Phuket to Kelantan. It is approximately 726.1 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Phuket to Kelantan without a car is to ferry and bus which takes 21h 28m and costs ฿3200 - ฿3900.

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It takes approximately 12h 38m to get from Phuket to Kelantan, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Phuket to Kelantan is to bus which takes 12h 38m and costs ฿690 - ฿730. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs ฿2000 - ฿8000 and takes 6h 29m.

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There is no direct flight from Phuket Airport to Sultan Ismail Petra Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 35m and has one stopover.

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Kelantan is 1h ahead of Phuket. It is currently 5:19 PM in Phuket and 6:19 PM in Kelantan.

Yes, the driving distance between Phuket to Kelantan is 726 km. It takes approximately 10h 51m to drive from Phuket to Kelantan.

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Singapore Airlines, Malaysia Airlines and AirAsia offer flights from Phuket Airport to Sultan Ismail Petra Airport.

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Map of how to get from Phuket to Kelantan.
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  • Distance: 490.5 km
  • Duration: 12h 38m

What companies run services between Phuket, Thailand and Kelantan, Malaysia?

Sri Trang operates a bus from Phuket Bus Terminal 2 to Sungai Kolok 4 times a day. Tickets cost RM 81 and the journey takes 12h. Alternatively, AirAsia, Malaysia Airlines and Singapore Airlines fly from Phuket to Kota Bharu 5 times a day.

Airlines
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Phuket to Sultan Ismail Petra via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 230 - RM 950
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Phuket to Sultan Ismail Petra via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 600 - RM 2600
Singapore Airlines
Website
singaporeair.com
Flights from Phuket to Sultan Ismail Petra via Singapore Changi, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 900 - RM 2400
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Phuket to Hat Yai
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 190 - RM 420
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Phone
1690
Email
webmaster.srt@railway.co.th
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Hat Yai to Sungai Kolok
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
RM 11 - RM 140
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)
RM 11 - RM 25
2nd Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
RM 75 - RM 110
2nd Class (Air-conditioned Seat)
RM 35 - RM 55
1st Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
RM 110 - RM 140
Bus operators
Sri Trang
Website
12go.co
Bus from Phuket Bus Terminal 2 to Sungai Kolok
Ave. Duration
12h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
RM 81
Schedules at
12go.co
Ekspres Perdana
Website
12go.co
Bus from Kuala Perlis to Kota Bharu
Ave. Duration
8h 37m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
RM 52
Schedules at
12go.co
Ferry operators
Bundhaya Speed Boat
Phone
081-6782826
Email
info@bundhayaspeedboat.com
Website
bundhayaspeedboat.com
Ferry from Phuket any hotel to Bundhaya Beach Koh Lipe
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
RM 220 - RM 440
Schedules at
bundhayaspeedboat.com
Langkawi Ferry Services
Phone
604-966 9439
Email
info@langkawi-ferry.com
Website
langkawi-ferry.com
Ferry from Koh Lipe to Kuah Ferry Terminal Langkawi
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
RM 118
Schedules at
langkawi-ferry.com
Book at
12go.asia
Langkawi Ferry Line
Phone
04-966 3988
Website
langkawiferryline.com
Ferry from Langkawi to Kuala Perlis
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
RM 18
Schedules at
langkawiferryline.com

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The best way to get from Phuket to Phuket Airport is to bus which takes 45 min and costs ฿85 - ฿110.

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