from kl to krabi and phuket

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1. Posted by BettyTang (Budding Member 8 posts) 16y Star this if you like it!

i plan to travel from kl to krabi and then phuket on november
and i would like to travel to these two places by train
but for my information, there is no bus or train directly reach those two places from kl
anyone can help me or have any other suggestion?
thanks

2. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3582 posts) 16y Star this if you like it!

Betty,
It has been many years since I took the train from KL, but I will give it a shot. Malaysia and Thailand use different guages for their respective rail systems. Therefore, you have to get off at the Thai border, clear Imm. and switch trains for Hat Yai. Now you have a choice of bus or van to Krabi. The train goes on to Surat Thani, not Krabi. I vote that you use the regular bus from Hat Yai to Krabi, not the minivan the travel shops will recommend. Good Luck.