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

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Fly Phuket to Kuala Lumpur, train  •  5h 6m

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

RM 202 - RM 5585

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Bus, train  •  16h 39m

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

RM 112 - RM 276

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Fly Phuket to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah  •  7h 55m

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

RM 245 - RM 516

Ferry to Krabi, fly to Kuala Lumpur, train  •  8h 6m

  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 264 - RM 999

Bus, Mini Van, train  •  15h 1m

  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 Padang Besar to Kuala Lumpur

RM 132 - RM 188

Bus, minivan  •  17h 53m

  1. Take the bus from Phuket Bus Terminal 2 to Hat Yai Bus Terminal
  2. Take the minivan from Hat Yai to Danok
  3. Take the bus from Danok Songkla to Kuala Lumpur Hentian Duta

RM 134

Minivan, bus  •  20h 3m

  1. Take the minivan from Phuket Old Bus Station to Krabi Bus Station
  2. Take the minivan from Krabi Bus Terminal to Hat Yai Bus Terminal
  3. Take the bus from Hat Yai to Terminal Bas Sungai Nibong
  4. Take the bus from Sungai Nibong to Hentian Duta

RM 201

Drive  •  12h 21m

  1. Drive from Phuket to Kuala Lumpur 964.7 km

RM 360 - RM 550

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The cheapest way to get from Phuket to Kuala Lumpur is to bus and minivan which costs ฿992 and takes 17h 53m.

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The quickest way to get from Phuket to Kuala Lumpur is to fly and train which costs ฿1500 - ฿42000 and takes 5h 6m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Phuket to Kuala Lumpur. However, there are services departing from Phuket Bus Terminal 2 and arriving at Kuala Lumpur Hentian Duta via Hat Yai Bus Terminal, Hat Yai and Danok Songkla. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17h 53m.

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The distance between Phuket and Kuala Lumpur is 641 km. The road distance is 964.7 km.

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The best way to get from Phuket to Kuala Lumpur without a car is to bus and train which takes 16h 39m and costs ฿800 - ฿2100.

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It takes approximately 5h 6m to get from Phuket to Kuala Lumpur, including transfers.

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Phuket to Kuala Lumpur bus services, operated by Sri Trang Tour, depart from Phuket Bus Terminal 2 station.

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The best way to get from Phuket to Kuala Lumpur is to fly which takes 7h 55m and costs ฿1800 - ฿3900. Alternatively, you can bus and minivan, which costs ฿992 and takes 17h 53m.

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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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Phuket to Kuala Lumpur bus services, operated by Alisan Golden Coach Express, arrive at Kuala Lumpur Hentian Duta station.

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Map of how to get from Phuket to Kuala Lumpur.
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  • Distance: 641.3 km
  • Duration: 5h 6m

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

Malindo Airways, Firefly and Malaysia Airlines fly from Phuket to Kuala Lumpur hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Phuket to Kuala Lumpur via Hat Yai Bus Terminal, Thanon Nipatuthit 2, Hat Yai, and Danok Songkla in around 17h 53m.

Airlines
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Phuket to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 330 - RM 8500
Flights from Phuket to Kuala Lumpur via Koh Samui
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 380 - RM 1000
Flights from Phuket to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Penang
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 750 - RM 1200
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 1000 - RM 1800
Flights from Phuket to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Kuala Lumpur, Senai
Ave. Duration
5h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 500 - RM 2000
Flights from Phuket to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Kuala Lumpur, Penang
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 500 - RM 2000
Flights from Phuket to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Trengganu
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 500 - RM 2000
Firefly
Website
fireflyz.com.my
Flights from Phuket to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 330 - RM 8500
Flights from Phuket to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Penang
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 750 - RM 1200
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 1000 - RM 1800
Flights from Phuket to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Kuala Lumpur, Senai
Ave. Duration
5h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 500 - RM 2000
Flights from Phuket to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Kuala Lumpur, Penang
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 500 - RM 2000
Flights from Phuket to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Trengganu
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 500 - RM 2000
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Phuket to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 180 - RM 470
Flights from Krabi to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 100 - RM 1400
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Phuket to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 330 - RM 8500
Flights from Phuket to Kuala Lumpur via Koh Samui
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 380 - RM 1000
Malindo Airways
Website
malindoair.com
Flights from Phuket to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 220 - RM 490
Flights from Phuket to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Langkawi
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
RM 230 - RM 490
Train operators
KLIA Express
Phone
+603 2267 8000
Website
kliaekspres.com
Train from Klia T1 to KL Sentral
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
RM 40 - RM 70
Website
http://www.kliaekspres.com/
KTM ETS Malaysia Railway
Phone
03 2267 1200
Email
cllcenter@ktmb.com.my
Website
ktmb.com.my
Train from Padang Besar to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
5h 31m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
RM 45 - RM 85
Website
http://www.ktmb.com.my
Silver
RM 49 - RM 53
Gold
RM 70 - RM 85
Platinum
RM 95 - RM 120
State Railway of Thailand
Phone
1690
Email
webmaster.srt@railway.co.th
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Hat Yai to Padang Besar
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
RM 6 - RM 130
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)
RM 6 - RM 21
2nd Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
RM 75 - RM 100
2nd Class (Air-conditioned Seat)
RM 30 - RM 45
1st Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
RM 95 - RM 130
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 48
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 61
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia
Mini Van
Bus from Trang to Satun
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
RM 15
minivan
Bus from Hat Yai to Danok
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
RM 8
Alisan Golden Coach Express
Phone
603-62637668
Website
alisangoldencoach.com.my
Bus from Danok Songkla to Kuala Lumpur Hentian Duta
Ave. Duration
6h 39m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
RM 65
Schedules at
alisangoldencoach.com.my
Book at
easybook.com
minivan
Bus from Phuket Old Bus Station to Krabi Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
RM 61
Ploy Siam Speed Boat
Phone
+66 64 457 8101
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Krabi Bus Terminal to Hat Yai Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
RM 61
Schedules at
facebook.com
Book at
12go.asia
Beh Travel & Tour Sdn
Phone
019 - 545 3888
Email
beh_travel@outlook.com
Website
behtravelandtour.com
Bus from Hat Yai to Terminal Bas Sungai Nibong
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
RM 40
Schedules at
behtravelandtour.com
KBES (Konsortium Bas Ekspres)
Phone
05-891 7382
Website
kbes.com.my
Bus from Sungai Nibong to Hentian Duta
Ave. Duration
4h 46m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
RM 39
Schedules at
kbes.com.my
Book at
easybook.com
Transnasional
Phone
+60 3 4045 8878
Email
talk2us@ktb.com.my
Website
transnasional.com.my
Bus from Sungai Nibong to Hentian Duta
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
RM 39
Schedules at
transnasional.com.my
Book at
easybook.com
Ferry operators
Ao Nang Princess

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Kuala Lumpur is 1h ahead of Phuket. It is currently 10:05 PM in Phuket and 11:05 PM in Kuala Lumpur.

Yes, the driving distance between Phuket to Kuala Lumpur is 965 km. It takes approximately 12h 21m to drive from Phuket to Kuala Lumpur.

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

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There are 4132+ hotels available in Kuala Lumpur. Prices start at RM 500 per night.

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

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