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There are 7 ways to get from Kuala Lumpur to Ko Phuket by train, plane, bus, taxi, ferry or car

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Train to Kuala Lumpur, fly  •  4 h 57 min

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

$41 - $200

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Bus  •  18 h 18 min

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

$31

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Fly from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah  •  6 h 23 min

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

$92 - $854

Train, bus, taxi  •  14 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Kuala Lumpur to Padang Besar
  2. Take the bus from Satun to Krabi Bus Station
  3. Take a taxi from Krabi Bus to Phuket

$109 - $145

Train, ferry, Speedboat  •  16 h 11 min

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

$134 - $222

Train, bus  •  16 h 56 min

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

Drive  •  12 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Kuala Lumpur to Phuket 600.8 miles

$85 - $130

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The cheapest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Ko Phuket is to bus which costs RM 131 and takes 18 h 18 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Ko Phuket is to train and fly which costs RM 170 - RM 850 and takes 4 h 57 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Kuala Lumpur to Ko Phuket. However, there are services departing from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan and arriving at Phuket Bus Terminal via Hat Yai Bus Station and Nakhon Si Thammarat. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h 18 min.

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The distance between Kuala Lumpur and Ko Phuket is 652 km. The road distance is 961.3 km.

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The best way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Ko Phuket without a car is to train and bus which takes 16 h 56 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 57 min to get from Kuala Lumpur to Ko Phuket, including transfers.

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Kuala Lumpur to Ko Phuket bus services, operated by Sri Maju, depart from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan station.

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The best way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Ko Phuket is to fly which takes 6 h 23 min and costs RM 380 - RM 3600. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs RM 131 and takes 18 h 18 min.

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The quickest flight from Kuala Lumpur Airport to Phuket Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 25 min.

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Kuala Lumpur to Ko Phuket bus services, operated by Nakhonborrikarn, arrive at Phuket Bus Terminal station.

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Map of how to get from Kuala Lumpur to Ko Phuket.
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  • Distance: 407.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 57 min

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

Firefly, AirAsia and six other airlines fly from Kuala Lumpur to Thalang hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Kuala Lumpur to Phuket via Hat Yai Bus Station, Hat Yai Bus Station, and Nakhon Si Thammarat in around 18 h 18 min.

Airlines
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Phuket
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $290
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Phuket via Penang
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $190
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Phuket via Langkawi, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $800
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Phuket via Alor Setar, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $800
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Phuket via Singapore Changi, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $800
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Phuket via Senai, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $800
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Phuket via Penang, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $800
Firefly
Website
fireflyz.com.my
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Phuket
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $290
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Phuket via Penang
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $190
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Phuket via Langkawi, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $800
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Phuket via Alor Setar, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $800
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Phuket via Singapore Changi, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $800
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Phuket via Senai, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $800
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Phuket via Penang, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $800
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Phuket
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $220
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Phuket via Penang
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $220
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Phuket via Penang
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $310
Malindo Airways
Website
malindoair.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Phuket
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $280
Train operators
KLIA Express
Website
kliaekspres.com
Train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Schedules at
kliaekspres.com
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
Train from Kuala Lumpur to Arau
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 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
Bus operators
bus
Bus from Satun to Krabi Bus Station
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7
bus
Bus from Padang Besar to Hat Yai Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Sri Trang Tour
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Hat Yai Bus Terminal to Phuket Bus Terminal 2
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
busonlineticket.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
Sri Maju
Phone
+604 313 4620
Email
srimajutours@srimaju.com
Website
srimaju.com
Bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Hat Yai Bus Station
Ave. Duration
8 h 36 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
srimaju.com
Nakhonborrikarn
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Hat Yai Bus Station to Nakhon Si Thammarat
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
12go.asia
Bus from Nakhon Si Thammarat to Phuket Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
12go.asia
Ferry operators
Ploy Siam Speed Boat
Phone
074-783338
Email
adang_sea_tour@hotmail.com
Website
adangseatour.com
Ferry from Pakbara Pier, Satun to Koh Lipe
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
adangseatour.com
Book at
12go.asia
Tigerline Ferry
Phone
+66980 168 181
Email
168ferry@gmail.com
Website
tigerlinetravel.com
Ferry from Pakbara Pier, Satun to Koh Lipe
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $50
Schedules at
tigerlinetravel.com
Andaman Ferry Service
Phone
(+66)81-599-1936
Email
andamanferry@gmail.com
Website
andamanferryservice.com
Ferry from Koh Lipe to Phuket
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Schedules at
andamanferryservice.com
Other operators
Taxi from Krabi Bus to Phuket
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Estimated price
$85 - $110
Krabi Cab
Phone
+66 089 289 6233
Website
krabicab.com
Krabi Taxi
Website
krabitaxi.com

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Ko Phuket is 1 h behind Kuala Lumpur. It is currently 6:29 PM in Kuala Lumpur and 5:29 PM in Ko Phuket.

Yes, the driving distance between Kuala Lumpur to Ko Phuket is 961 km. It takes approximately 12 h 15 min to drive from Kuala Lumpur to Ko Phuket.

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

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There are 3840+ hotels available in Ko Phuket. Prices start at $22 USD per night.

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

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