Kuala Lumpur to Penang

Kuala Lumpur to Penang

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Instant
18:00
TBS Kuala Lumpur
5h 2m bus ride in VIP 24
4.6
23:02
Butterworth
Instant
23:30
TBS Kuala Lumpur
5h 2m bus ride in VIP 24
4.6
04:32
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Butterworth
Instant Fastest
13:05
KUL Kuala Lumpur Airport
1h 5m flight #AK6126 with AirAsia in Economy
4.7
14:10
PEN Penang International Airport

From TBS Kuala Lumpur to Penang by bus

Instant
18:00
TBS Kuala Lumpur
5h 2m bus ride in VIP 24
4.6
23:02
Butterworth
Instant
23:30
TBS Kuala Lumpur
5h 2m bus ride in VIP 24
4.6
04:32
+1
Butterworth

From Kuala Lumpur Airport to Penang by flight

Instant Fastest
13:05
KUL Kuala Lumpur Airport
1h 5m flight #AK6126 with AirAsia in Economy
4.7
14:10
PEN Penang International Airport

Kuala Lumpur to Penang Schedule

Kuala Lumpur to Penang Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Asian Overland Services Economy Any timeMYR 862.50
KTM ETS Gold 07:05 - 11:23MYR 68.32
KTM ETS Platinum 08:10 - 12:21MYR 94.08
KTM ETS Platinum 11:05 - 15:16MYR 92.96
KTM ETS Platinum 15:55 - 20:05MYR 92.96
KTM ETS Platinum 17:33 - 21:42MYR 94.08
Malaysia Airlines Economy #MH116218:55 - 19:55MYR 213.45
KTM ETS Gold 20:00 - 00:15MYR 71.68
Cosmic Express Express 22:55 - 03:41MYR 37.04
Kesatuan Express Express 23:15 - 04:17MYR 39.09

Transportation from Kuala Lumpur to Penang

Kuala Lumpur to Penang destination reviews

CM
Bus Express, Nice MY, Mar 16, 2020
Very professional handling from booking to arrival. The seats of the (older) bus were comfortable and provided a lot of legroom. I wished there was an option (a net or similar) for personal items to put in during the trip, but it didn't bother a lot. The multimedia screens at the seats didn't work, but it's not a big deal either ;)
RD
Bus Express, Nice MY, Mar 8, 2020
Happy with the service provided. Bus arrived pretty much bang on time (15 minute delay), made a food / loo stop half way through the journey and the seats were comfortable.
DT
Bus Express, Nice MY, Mar 8, 2020
The picture was not the same as the bus provided.
PM
Bus Business, Transnasional MY, Mar 5, 2020
The bus was clean and comfortable. Everything was fine and the driver drove safely. The bus was approximately on time. On the 5-6 hours trip from KL to Penang we had a lunch/restroom break right after Ipoh. Buying the ticket in 12Go Asia was easy and I got the e-ticet to my email right after finishing the purchase on 12Go site.
JL
Bus Express, Nice MY, Mar 2, 2020
All Perfect, nice driver
MT
Bus Express, Nice MY, Feb 29, 2020
Bus was good but the waiting room needs hell of an improvement .
MM
Bus Express, Nice MY, Feb 10, 2020
The toilets could be cleaner but the journey and coach was nice
KA
Bus Express, Nice MY, Feb 7, 2020
We left on time and arrived close to on time. Bus was a bit old but clean enough.
AD
Bus Express, Nice MY, Feb 4, 2020
But was clean and comfortable. Bus driver was a lunatic. Speed limiter alarm was ringing for the whole journey. Coming down one of the big hills, he was going so fast that if another vehicle had pulled out it would have been game over. Very bad driver
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Popular Routes in Malaysia

How to get from Kuala Lumpur to Penang

Travelling between Kuala Lumpur and Penang is possible by Flight, bus, train and taxi. Flight guarantees the fastest travel on this route. Flight is the slowest option.

The most expensive ticket will cost you MYR 5,434.38 if you go by flight; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a bus which will set you back mere MYR 30.40.

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

It can take you anywhere between 1 and 37 hours to travel between Kuala Lumpur and Penang depending on the means of transport you choose.

Flight is the fastest way to travel between Kuala Lumpur and Penang. Flight will bring you to your destination in 50m. Flight does a much slower job and take about 1d 12h 35m to reach Penang.

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

Travelling between Kuala Lumpur and Penang can be as cheap as MYR 30.40 if you opt for a Billion Stars Express bus and as expensive as MYR 5,434.38 if you buy a Qatar Airways flight 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 Penang ?

  • 1 from Kuala Lumpur to Penang starting from 02:15 Penang International Airport until 23:35 Penang International Airport
  • 1 from Kuala Lumpur to Penang starting from 00:15 Butterworth until 23:59 Butterworth
  • 1 from Kuala Lumpur to Penang starting from 07:05 Tasek Gelugor until 20:06 Butterworth

1 from Kuala Lumpur to Penang 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 Penang.

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 Penang, but with a bit of luck you can score very good deals for as little as MYR 58.94.

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 Penang

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

Bus

Travelling from Kuala Lumpur to Penang 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 Penang

Alisan Coach, Billion Stars Express, Cepat Express, Cosmic Express, Ekspres Mutiara, Kesatuan Express, KKKL Express, KPB Express, Mara Liner, Mayang Sari, Plusliner, Prisma Express, Sani Express, Sri Maju Group, StarMart, 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 Penang

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 Penang?

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

Out of 1000 travellers who bought tickets for this route

  • 44% opted for a bus
  • 29% decided to fly
  • 27% took a train