There are 9 ways to get from Phuket to Malaysia by plane, subway, bus, ferry, train, car 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.

Recommended option

Fly to Penang  •  4 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Phuket (HKT) to Penang (PEN) HKT - PEN

$57 - $180

Cheapest option

Bus  •  18 h 33 min

  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

$27 - $29

7 alternative options

Fly to Kuala Lumpur Subang  •  6 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Phuket (HKT) to Kuala Lumpur Subang (SZB) HKT - SZB

$102 - $865

Fly to Singapore Changi, subway, line 160 bus  •  6 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Phuket (HKT) to Singapore Changi (SIN) HKT - SIN
  2. Take the subway from Tanah Merah to Jurong East
  3. Take the line 160 bus from Jurong East Temp Int to JB Sentral

$41 - $171

Fly to Kuala Lumpur  •  6 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Phuket (HKT) to Kuala Lumpur (KUL) HKT - KUL

$36 - $187

Speedboat, ferry, train  •  15 h 14 min

  1. Take the Speedboat from Phuket to Koh Lipe
  2. Take the ferry from Koh Lipe to Pakbara Pier, Satun
  3. Take the train from Arau to Kuala Lumpur

$135 - $214

Speedboat, ferry, car ferry, train  •  19 h 38 min

  1. Take the Speedboat from Phuket to Langkawi
  2. Take the ferry from Kuah Ferry Terminal to Swettenham Pier
  3. Take the car ferry from Raja Tun Uda Ferry Terminal to Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal
  4. Take the train from Butterworth to Kuala Lumpur

$128 - $173

Speedboat, ferry, car ferry, bus  •  20 h 10 min

  1. Take the Speedboat from Phuket to Langkawi
  2. Take the ferry from Kuah Ferry Terminal to Swettenham Pier
  3. Take the car ferry from Raja Tun Uda Ferry Terminal to Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal
  4. Take the bus from Butterworth to KL Sentral

$129 - $168

Drive  •  12 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Phuket to Kuala Lumpur 601.5 miles

$85 - $130

Questions & Answers

The distance between Phuket and Malaysia is 565 km. The road distance is 962.4 km.

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The best way to get from Phuket to Malaysia without a car is to bus which takes 18 h 33 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 52 min to get from Phuket to Malaysia, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Phuket to Malaysia is to fly which takes 4 h 52 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 18 h 33 min.

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The quickest flight from Phuket Airport to Penang Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Phuket to Malaysia is 962 km. It takes approximately 12 h 18 min to drive from Phuket to Malaysia.

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AirAsia and Firefly offer flights from Phuket Airport to Penang Airport.

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

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Map of how to get from Phuket to Malaysia.
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  • Distance: 353.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 52 min

What companies run services between Phuket, Thailand and Malaysia?

AirAsia and Firefly fly from Phuket to George Town 3 times a day. 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 18 h 33 min.

Airlines
Firefly
Website
fireflyz.com.my
Flights from Phuket to Penang
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $280
Flights from Phuket to Kuala Lumpur Subang via Penang
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $190
Flights from Phuket to Kuala Lumpur Subang via Penang, Kota Bharu
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $190
Flights from Phuket to Kuala Lumpur Subang via Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bahru
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $800
Flights from Phuket to Singapore Changi via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $430
Flights from Phuket to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $290
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Phuket to Penang
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $280
Flights from Phuket to Kuala Lumpur Subang via Penang
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $190
Flights from Phuket to Kuala Lumpur Subang via Penang, Kota Bharu
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $190
Flights from Phuket to Kuala Lumpur Subang via Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bahru
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $800
Flights from Phuket to Singapore Changi via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $430
Flights from Phuket to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $290
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Phuket to Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $460
Flights from Phuket to Singapore Changi via Koh Samui
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Phuket to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $290
Flights from Phuket to Kuala Lumpur via Koh Samui
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Phuket to Penang
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $260
Flights from Phuket to Singapore Changi via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $280
Flights from Phuket to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $220
SilkAir
Website
silkair.com
Flights from Phuket to Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $460
Flights from Phuket to Singapore Changi via Koh Samui
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Malindo Airways
Website
malindoair.com
Flights from Phuket to Kuala Lumpur Subang via Kuala Lumpur, Penang
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Flights from Phuket to Kuala Lumpur Subang via Kuala Lumpur, Langkawi
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $340
Flights from Phuket to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $280
Scoot Tigerair
Website
flyscoot.com
Flights from Phuket to Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $270
Jetstar Asia Airways
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Phuket to Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $320
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Phuket to Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $140
Train operators
SMRT
Phone
+1 800-336-8900
Website
smrt.com.sg
Subway from Tanah Merah to Jurong East
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
smrt.com.sg
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
5 h 14 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Schedules at
ktmb.com.my
Book at
12go.asia
Silver
$11 - $12
Gold
$16 - $19
Platinum
$22 - $26
Train from Butterworth to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Schedules at
ktmb.com.my
Book at
12go.asia
Silver
$8 - $10
Gold
$12 - $14
Platinum
$16 - $19
Bus operators
SBS Transit
Website
sbstransit.com.sg
Bus from Jurong East Temp Int to JB Sentral
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
sbstransit.com.sg
Sri Trang Tour
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Phuket Bus Terminal 2 to Hat Yai Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
busonlineticket.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
Sri Maju
Website
srimaju.com
Bus from Hat Yai Bus Station to Terminal Bersepadu Selatan
Ave. Duration
8 h 36 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
srimaju.com
Ferry operators
Andaman Ferry Service
Website
andamanferryservice.com
Ferry from Phuket to Koh Lipe
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Schedules at
andamanferryservice.com
Ferry from Phuket to Langkawi
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Schedules at
andamanferryservice.com
Tigerline Ferry
Website
tigerlinetravel.com
Ferry from Koh Lipe to Pakbara Pier, Satun
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $50
Schedules at
tigerlinetravel.com
Ploy Siam Speed Boat
Website
adangseatour.com
Ferry from Koh Lipe to Pakbara Pier, Satun
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
adangseatour.com
Book at
12go.asia
Super Fast Ferry Ventures
Website
superfastferry.com.my
Ferry from Kuah Ferry Terminal to Swettenham Pier
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
superfastferry.com.my
Book at
12go.asia
Rapid Ferry
Car ferry from Raja Tun Uda Ferry Terminal to Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
myrapid.com.my
Adult passenger
$1
Car
$2

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