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There are 8 ways to get from Phuket to Kuala Lumpur by plane, train, ferry, bus, bus and 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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Fly Phuket to Kuala Lumpur, train  •  5h 5m

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

RM 171 - RM 834

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Bus, minivan, train  •  16h 11m

  1. Take the bus from Phuket Bus Terminal 2 to Hat Yai Bus Terminal
  2. Take the minivan from Hat Yai Bus Terminal to Padang Besar
  3. Take the train from Padang Besar to Kuala Lumpur

RM 103 - RM 143

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Fly Phuket to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah  •  7h 52m

  1. Fly from Phuket (HKT) to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah (SZB) HKT - SZB

RM 394 - RM 3525

Ferry to Krabi, fly to Kuala Lumpur, train  •  8h 5m

  1. Take the ferry from Phuket Rassada Pier to Ao Nang Pier
  2. Fly from Krabi (KBV) to Kuala Lumpur (KUL) KBV - KUL
  3. Take the train from Klia T1 to KL Sentral

RM 267 - RM 878

Bus, Mini Van, train  •  15h 53m

  1. Take the bus from Phuket Bus Terminal 2 to Trang Sri Trang
  2. Take the Mini Van from Trang to Satun
  3. Take the train from Arau to Kuala Lumpur

RM 121 - RM 164

Bus  •  17h 19m

  1. Take the bus from Phuket Bus Terminal 2 to Hat Yai Bus Terminal
  2. Take the bus from Hat Yai Bus Station to Terminal Bersepadu Selatan

RM 126 - RM 136

Speedboat, bus and ferry, bus  •  20h 27m

  1. Take the Speedboat from Rassada Pier Phuket to Koh Lipe
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Koh Lipe to Hat Yai station
  3. Take the bus from Hatyai to Terminal Bersepadu Selatan

Drive  •  12h 20m

  1. Drive from Phuket to Kuala Lumpur 602.2 miles

RM 350 - RM 550

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The cheapest way to get from Phuket to Kuala Lumpur is to bus which costs ฿950 - ฿1100 and takes 17h 19m.

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The quickest way to get from Phuket to Kuala Lumpur is to fly and train which costs ฿1300 - ฿7000 and takes 5h 5m.

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The distance between Phuket and Kuala Lumpur is 642 km. The road distance is 963.5 km.

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The best way to get from Phuket to Kuala Lumpur without a car is to bus and minivan and train which takes 16h 11m and costs ฿800 - ฿1200.

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It takes approximately 5h 5m to get from Phuket to Kuala Lumpur, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Phuket to Kuala Lumpur is to fly which takes 7h 52m and costs ฿3100 - ฿28000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ฿950 - ฿1100 and takes 17h 19m.

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The quickest flight from Phuket Airport to Kuala Lumpur Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 30m.

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Kuala Lumpur is 1h ahead of Phuket. It is currently 12:22 AM in Phuket and 1:22 AM in Kuala Lumpur.

Yes, the driving distance between Phuket to Kuala Lumpur is 963 km. It takes approximately 12h 20m to drive from Phuket to Kuala Lumpur.

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Singapore Airlines, Bangkok Airways, Malindo Airways and three other airlines offer flights from Phuket Airport to Kuala Lumpur Airport.

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Map of how to get from Phuket to Kuala Lumpur.
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  • Distance: 401.2 miles
  • Duration: 5h 5m

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

Firefly, Malindo Airways and Malaysia Airlines fly from Phuket to Kuala Lumpur every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Phuket to Kuala Lumpur via Hat Yai Bus Terminal, Hat Yai Bus Station, Terminal Bersepadu Selatan, and Bandar Tasik Selatan in around 17h 19m.

Airlines
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Phuket to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 140 - RM 900
Flights from Krabi to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 160 - RM 950
Malindo Airways
Website
malindoair.com
Flights from Phuket to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 190 - RM 1200
Flights from Phuket to Kuala Lumpur via Langkawi
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 190 - RM 1200
Flights from Phuket to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Langkawi
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 130 - RM 1000
Flights from Phuket to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Kuala Lumpur, Penang
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
RM 260 - RM 1300
Flights from Phuket to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Kuala Lumpur, Langkawi
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
RM 300 - RM 1400
Flights from Phuket to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Kuala Lumpur, Senai
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
RM 240 - RM 1300
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Phuket to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 230 - RM 1200
Flights from Phuket to Kuala Lumpur via Koh Samui
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 500 - RM 2000
Flights from Phuket to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Penang
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 450 - RM 800
Flights from Phuket to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Penang, Sultan Ismail Petra
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 450 - RM 800
Flights from Phuket to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Kuala Lumpur, Senai
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 1500 - RM 3200
Firefly
Website
fireflyz.com.my
Flights from Phuket to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 230 - RM 1200
Flights from Phuket to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Penang
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 450 - RM 800
Flights from Phuket to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Penang, Sultan Ismail Petra
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 450 - RM 800
Flights from Phuket to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Kuala Lumpur, Senai
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 1500 - RM 3200
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Phuket to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 230 - RM 1200
Flights from Phuket to Kuala Lumpur via Koh Samui
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 500 - RM 2000
SilkAir
Website
silkair.com
Flights from Phuket to Kuala Lumpur via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 1000 - RM 3500
Singapore Airlines
Website
singaporeair.com
Flights from Phuket to Kuala Lumpur via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 1000 - RM 3500
Train operators
KLIA Express
Website
kliaekspres.com
Train from Klia T1 to KL Sentral
Ave. Duration
28m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
RM 40 - RM 70
Schedules at
kliaekspres.com
KTM ETS Malaysia Railway
Phone
03 2267 1200
Email
cllcenter@ktmb.com.my
Website
ktmb.com.my
Train from Arau to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
5h 14m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
RM 45 - RM 80
Schedules at
ktmb.com.my
Book at
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Silver
RM 46 - RM 50
Gold
RM 70 - RM 80
Platinum
RM 90 - RM 110
Train from Padang Besar to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
5h 33m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
RM 45 - RM 85
Schedules at
ktmb.com.my
Book at
12go.asia
Silver
RM 49 - RM 53
Gold
RM 70 - RM 85
Platinum
RM 95 - RM 120
Bus operators
Sri Trang Tour
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Phuket Bus Terminal 2 to Trang Sri Trang
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
RM 42
Schedules at
busonlineticket.co.th
Bus from Phuket Bus Terminal 2 to Hat Yai Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
RM 51
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia
Mini Van
Bus from Trang to Satun
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
RM 19
minivan
Bus from Hat Yai Bus Terminal to Padang Besar
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
RM 7
Sri Maju
Phone
+604 313 4620
Email
srimajutours@srimaju.com
Website
srimaju.com
Bus from Hat Yai Bus Station to Terminal Bersepadu Selatan
Ave. Duration
8h 19m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
RM 73
Schedules at
srimaju.com
Book at
12go.asia
Sukhothai Tour Hat Yai
Phone
081-542-4495
Email
sukhothaitourhatyai@gmail.com
Website
sukhothaitourhatyai.com
Bus and ferry from Koh Lipe to Hat Yai station
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
RM 83
Schedules at
sukhothaitourhatyai.com
Book at
12go.asia
Ferry operators
Ao Nang Princess
Phone
075-637-152
Email
s..sl@AonangTravelcom.co.th
Website
aonangtravel.co.th
Ferry from Phuket Rassada Pier to Ao Nang Pier
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
RM 89
Schedules at
aonangtravel.co.th
Book at
aonangtravel.co.th
Satun Pakbara Speedboat Club
Phone
+66(0)81-959-209
Email
spcpakbara@gmail.com
Website
spcthailand.com
Ferry from Rassada Pier Phuket to Koh Lipe
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
RM 370 - RM 550
Schedules at
spcthailand.com
Book at
12go.asia

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There are 4508+ hotels available in Kuala Lumpur. Prices start at RM 100 per night.

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The best way to get from Phuket to Phuket Airport is to bus which takes 45m and costs ฿85 - ฿120.

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