Kuala Lumpur to Butterworth

Kuala Lumpur to Butterworth

  Oct 2, 2021, 70 trips (MYR 37 – MYR 0)

Kuala Lumpur to Butterworth Schedule

Kuala Lumpur to Butterworth Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Billion Stars Express VIP 00:15 - 05:17MYR 41.80
Cosmic Express Express 07:25 - 12:27MYR 57.50
Billion Stars Express VIP 08:00 - 13:02MYR 41.80
Billion Stars Express VIP 10:00 - 15:02MYR 41.80
Billion Stars Express VIP 12:00 - 17:02MYR 41.80
Billion Stars Express VIP 14:00 - 19:02MYR 41.80
Billion Stars Express VIP 16:00 - 21:02MYR 41.80
Kesatuan Express Express 16:45 - 21:47MYR 40.30
Cosmic Express Express 17:15 - 22:17MYR 52.28
Billion Stars Express VIP 18:00 - 23:02MYR 41.80
Billion Stars Express VIP 20:00 - 01:02MYR 41.80
Billion Stars Express VIP 22:00 - 03:02MYR 41.80

Transportation from Kuala Lumpur to Butterworth

Kuala Lumpur to Butterworth Destination Reviews

YT
Train #9104 ETS Platinum, KTM, Dec 20, 2020
Simple ,Quick and Pay Easy
SR
Bus VIP 24, Sri Maju Group, Mar 4, 2020
Brilliant comfy bus. And very prompt with timings
TA
Bus VIP 24, Sri Maju Group, Feb 18, 2020
Good service
LK
Bus VIP 24, Sri Maju Group, Feb 8, 2020
The trip starten out great! The TBS central was similar to an airport, and everything went smooth there. Our buss Journey was initially ok. Spaceous seats and not much to complain about. Around halfway through the trip the bus stoped at a station and, without explanation (our driver did not understand any english), we had to change bus. This bus had a lower standard. Filthy and without seatbelts.
AE
Bus VIP 24, Sri Maju Group, Feb 5, 2020
Comfy bus, arrived on time! Easy way to travel
LC
Bus VIP 24, Sri Maju Group, Jan 25, 2020
Comfortable and spacious bus. Trip took 5.5hs (instead of 4h) due to traffic
MC
Bus VIP 24, Sri Maju Group, Jan 21, 2020
Bus left on time. Made the scheduled rest stop and arrived without incident. The seats are wide and comfy, plenty of leg room. The bus arrives in Butterworth at the same location as the ferry. You just go one floor up the escalator to connect to the ferry to Penang island. Easy as pie. The instructions for the ticket are simple and you just go to a ticket counter at the station to get them printed.
TB
Bus Express, Plusliner, Dec 29, 2019
Incorrect pick up point details provided. Luckily we had a guide with us that drove us around and found the office which was on the other side of the freeway, which was NOT provided on the instructions. A call to the 12go hotline to confirm the pick up point did not give any help as the operator told us to “go to the exact location provided” which again we would surely missed our bus. Where we got our coach, there was no sign or notice, we just spotted it parked in a car park near the office we had found. Uncontrollable circumstances but I had sat in-front of a kid who thought that he was playing a game to see how long he could kick the back of my seat for and another passenger thought that he’d share the sound fx of his game with the whole bus for the whole ride. A part from the negatives above, the bus was air-conditioned and clean. The bus ride was actually smooth and dropped us at Penang Central right next to the Rapid ferry to Penang (although no announcement or staff to notify us this was actually our stop was provided) but that is why ive given 2 instead of 1 star.
SM
Bus VIP 24, Sri Maju Group, Dec 25, 2019
Very comfortable and clean
GL
Bus Business, Transnasional MY, Dec 23, 2019
Easy and simple
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How to get from Kuala Lumpur to Butterworth

Travelling between Kuala Lumpur and Butterworth is possible by Bus, train and taxi. Train guarantees the fastest travel on this route. Bus is the slowest option.

The most expensive ticket will cost you MYR 1,931.99 if you go by taxi; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a bus which will set you back mere MYR 38.12.

How long does it take to get from Kuala Lumpur to Butterworth?

It can take you anywhere between 5 and 6 hours to travel between Kuala Lumpur and Butterworth depending on the means of transport you choose.

Train is the fastest way to travel between Kuala Lumpur and Butterworth. Train will bring you to your destination in 4h 3m. Bus does a much slower job and take about 5h 2m to reach Butterworth.

How much does it cost to get from Kuala Lumpur to Butterworth?

Travelling between Kuala Lumpur and Butterworth can be as cheap as MYR 38.12 if you opt for a Sani Express bus and as expensive as MYR 1,931.99 if you buy a Asian Overland Services taxi ticket.

Here is the list of how much you can expect to pay travelling by each means of transport available for this route.

How many trips per day are there between Kuala Lumpur and Butterworth ?

  • 1 from Kuala Lumpur to Butterworth starting from 02:15 Penang International Airport until 23:35 Penang International Airport
  • 1 from Kuala Lumpur to Butterworth starting from 00:15 Butterworth until 23:59 Butterworth
  • 1 from Kuala Lumpur to Butterworth starting from 08:10 Butterworth until 20:06 Butterworth

1 from Kuala Lumpur to Butterworth starting from 00:00 Penang any hotel until 00:00 Penang any hotel

Check above for a bus, train, flight and ferry timetable from Kuala Lumpur to Butterworth.

What mode of transportation is the best one for my route?

Flights

Flying is the fastest and often the most expensive way to travel from Kuala Lumpur to Butterworth, but with a bit of luck you can score very good deals for as little as MYR 108.00.

Things to remember: Note that some of the airlines may have restrictions on checked luggage weight or require paying extra for check-in, choosing seats or transportation of oversized luggage.

If opting for a flight, calculate the time you will spend getting to and from the airports as well as the waiting time before your flight, getting through immigration in case of an international flight and recovering your checked luggage.

In certain cases all these procedures can add no less than 5 hours to your total travel time.

Airlines flying between Kuala Lumpur and Butterworth

AirAsia, Firefly, Malaysia Airlines, Malindo Air, Qatar Airways, Royal Jordanian, Silkair, Singapore Airlines, Starlux Airlines, Thai Airways

Bus

Travelling from Kuala Lumpur to Butterworth overland will inevitably take longer but in many cases it is the cheapest option if you opt for a bus.

Things to remember: For a more comfortable ride opt for a higher-class bus wherever possible. These buses usually have soft reclining seats and are equipped with air-conditioning and on-board toilets.

They often include water, snacks or a light lunch into your ticket price and make bathroom stops en-route.

Companies operating bus routes between Kuala Lumpur and Butterworth

Billion Stars Express, Cosmic Express, Kesatuan Express, KPB Express, Sani Express, Super Nice Express

Taxi

Some travellers consider taxi to be the most convenient form of overland transport thanks to flexible departure times, a possibility to choose the size of the car you need, and a hassle-free door-to-door service.

Things to remember: If you are planning to make detours during your trip, discuss it with your driver or service provider in advance as it may affect the price.

Companies offering charters between Kuala Lumpur and Butterworth

Asian Overland Services

Train

Train is a often a great choice for long-haul travel especially if you opt for a night sleeper train with berths which will allow you to sleep all your journey through. To make the most of your train journey, choose the class of your ticket wisely.

Note that there are air-conditioned and fan-only carriages; private compartments for 2 or 4; hard and soft seats.
Though the upper class you get the smoother is your journey, often second class air-conditioned or fan-only sleepers are a good money saving alternative.

What is the most popular transport to get from Kuala Lumpur to Butterworth?

There is a choice of transportation means any time of the day with Train remaining the most popular option due to their reasonable pricing and comfort.

Out of 1000 travellers who bought tickets for this route

  • 67% took a train
  • 30% opted for a bus
  • 3% bought a taxi ride