Kuala Lumpur to Penang

Kuala Lumpur to Penang

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10:30
TBS Kuala Lumpur
5h 2m bus ride with Billion Stars Express in VIP
15:32
Butterworth
MYR 42 per adult

From TBS Kuala Lumpur to Penang by bus

10:30
TBS Kuala Lumpur
5h 2m bus ride with Billion Stars Express in VIP
15:32
Butterworth
MYR 42 per adult

Kuala Lumpur to Penang Schedule

Kuala Lumpur to Penang Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Billion Stars Express VIP 00:30 - 05:32MYR 41.80
Cosmic Express Express 07:25 - 12:27MYR 47.52
Billion Stars Express VIP 09:00 - 14:02MYR 41.80
Billion Stars Express VIP 10:30 - 15:32MYR 41.80
KKKL Express Express 13:30 - 18:32MYR 39.60
Billion Stars Express VIP 14:00 - 19:02MYR 41.80
Billion Stars Express VIP 16:00 - 21:02MYR 41.80
Billion Stars Express VIP 18:00 - 23:02MYR 41.80
KKKL Express Express 21:00 - 02:02MYR 39.60
Billion Stars Express VIP 20:00 - 01:02MYR 41.80
Super Nice Express Express 20:30 - 01:32MYR 47.20
Billion Stars Express VIP 22:00 - 03:02MYR 41.80

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
TN
Bus Express, Nice MY, Jan 29, 2020
Travel time is around 6 hours, the bus is old and nobody help in taking luggage on-off
DH
Bus Business, Transnasional MY, Jan 24, 2020
Bus was small. Not all recliners worked but we did arrive 2 hours early!
DD
Bus VIP 24, Sri Maju Group, Jan 21, 2020
Bus is not good , so noisy .
KH
Bus Express, Nice MY, Jan 20, 2020
Very comfortable ride ! Would definitely recommend
MR
Bus Express, Nice MY, Jan 19, 2020
Bus needed cleaning.
MY
Bus Express, Nice MY, Jan 5, 2020
Awesome comfort
RB
Bus Express, Nice MY, Jan 3, 2020
Arrival was ~30 minutes late. Bus was comfortable, but a little dated.
BP
Bus Express, Nice MY, Jan 2, 2020
Great service
RS
Bus Express, Nice MY, Dec 28, 2019
It was a very relaxed ride from KL to Penang. 5+
EH
Bus Express, Nice MY, Dec 28, 2019
Very comfy bus ride from KL to Penang. No delay, arrived exactly on time. Good driver. Entertainment didn't work, I think. But who needs it on a bus ride? Better look outside and enjoy landscape. Recommended !!
BZ
Bus Express, Nice MY, Dec 23, 2019
The people were nice, but that’s also the only thing that was pleasant from the trip. The waiting room was very old and uncomfortable. It looked like it was an abandoned house - the toilet was disgusting, the couch was ripped with cracks in it and the room had no ceiling. On the site they said it would take around 4,5 hours to get to the destination. In real it took them more than 8 hours. We could have accepted some delay, but this was almost double the time they said.. very disappointing. Besides that the bus was not clean and comfortable at all. Everywhere were stains of food and drinks from the previous passengers. Also the bus had a bad smell to it. I would not recommend this bus to others. You can better take the plane to spare time.
KK
Bus Express, Nice MY, Dec 22, 2019
Long voayage en bus car beaucoup de bouchons. Mais service correct.
KJ
Bus VIP 24, Sri Maju Group, Dec 21, 2019
Bus was comfy, however leaving from a bus station we expected to be dropped off at a bus station instead we were dropped out off by the side of a road with no help at all and no taxis near by. We ended up going into a shop and asking if they minded calling us a taxi as we had no idea where we were.
EK
Bus Express, Nice MY, Dec 18, 2019
Everything in order! The waiting hall need some renovation but the ride was perfect.
MS
Bus Express, Nice MY, Dec 18, 2019
Very comfortable chairs that recline and have USB ports for charging. Easy and comfortable journey.
PH
Bus Express, Nice MY, Dec 17, 2019
A little disappointed. The bus operators office was in very poor condition. The bus was very different from the advertised picture and was generally in poor condition. On the other hand, the ride was comfortable and relatively on schedule.
DM
Bus Express, Nice MY, Dec 15, 2019
Salio el bus a horario pero por tráfico llegamos hora y media tarde al destino. El bus estaba limpio y cómodo. El aire acondicionado muy fuerte (llevar abrigo). Solo ofrecen una parada para ir al baño y comprar snacks.
BK
Bus Express, Nice MY, Dec 5, 2019
It was in time but the bus was sooo dirty! Anyway big seats and confortable bus.
DB
Bus Express, Nice MY, Dec 2, 2019
Everything fine, took a little longer than expected, but there was a lot of traffic, so it wasn’t the drivers fault
AB
Bus Express, Nice MY, Dec 1, 2019
All great. Very funny destroyed boarding lounge
CA
Bus Express, Nice MY, Nov 29, 2019
Booking online went smooth, if you print out your ticket then you're good to go. The Old Railway Station in KL is a bit out of shape, but doesn't really matter. The bus departed on time and despite being a bit out of shape, has comfortable and specious seats, which made the trip pretty pleasant. We stopped once for a toilet/food break and arrived a little later than stated, due to traffic jam outside the city. All and all I would recommend!
AB
Bus Express, Nice MY, Nov 24, 2019
Bus was clean enough and comfortable. Didn't take as long as stated on 12go, but we expected that already. The lobby at KTM railway was in horrible shape, but you only have to wait there for half an hour and it's air-conditioned
AM
Bus Express, Nice MY, Nov 17, 2019
Bus arrived on time, lots of leg room. Only downside was that the bus smelt a bit of urine.
DH
Bus Express, Plusliner, Nov 16, 2019
The bus was the most fanciest bus I have ever been on! Loads of legroom, cup and phone holders, USB charger, foot rests, seat storage, a mixture of leather and fabric seat that recline. It was like the first class travel of coaches and the four hours flew by. I would've given it five stars by the waiting lounge at Nice bus station looks like it's falling apart and the bus was 15 mins late.
AS
Bus Express, Nice MY, Nov 5, 2019
On time leaving, arrival delayed due to road works. Coach comfortable but cold! No real complaints.
RF
Bus Express, Plusliner, Nov 1, 2019
Good airco on the bus. Took us 30mins longer then planned incl. a stop on the way. Ride was comfortable.
TK
Bus Express, Plusliner, Oct 25, 2019
Office location not clear , place of waiting furniture quit old and danage
MJ
Bus Express, Nice MY, Oct 19, 2019
Not so clean bus. Power station not working. TV not working. But the seat is rather comfortable enough for me take naps once in a while. Receiving area is soooooo not clean!!! Everything’s broken.
FD
Bus Express, Nice MY, Oct 14, 2019
Very good bus, comfortable. A bit dirty though. We reached the final station before expected, good point. The stop could be more then 10 min.
AK
Bus Express, Nice MY, Sep 30, 2019
Bus left exactly on time Seats were nice and comfortable Price also very good
BB
Bus Express, Plusliner, Sep 25, 2019
comfortable, quick and easy. Great trip to Penang
PM
Bus Express, Nice MY, Sep 22, 2019
Good journey, air con a little too cold
LH
Bus Express, Plusliner, Sep 16, 2019
We enjoyed our bus journey and had a very considerate, helpful bus driver. Good local food and toilets available at 30 minute stop. Air con was set too low and we were cold... you need extra layers of clothing for this bus ride!
SK
flight Economy, AirAsia (AirAsia), Sep 15, 2019
Good and no issues
SV
Bus Express, Plusliner, Sep 12, 2019
Excellent service, friendly staff and clean bus!
JP
Bus Express, Plusliner, Sep 3, 2019
So so easy, driver was great, Counting number of passengers after toilet breaks. Perfectly on time
PC
Bus Express, Plusliner, Sep 2, 2019
Excellent!! Easy to book , find pick up point and hassle free on time trip
JE
Bus Express, Nice MY, Aug 30, 2019
Super comfortable and smooth ride. Would definitely travel with Nice again.
EV
Bus Express, Plusliner, Aug 29, 2019
The bus was old and they are cheaper ASR’s and nicer for the same or less price
MV
Bus Express, Nice MY, Aug 26, 2019
Most comfortable bus trip ever! Seats were very comfy, lots of legroom and the possibility to charge your phone if you bring a usb cable.
RF
Bus Express, Plusliner, Aug 25, 2019
Very good and comfortable service thank you
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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 28,426.15 if you go by flight; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a bus which will set you back mere MYR 26.16.

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

It can take you anywhere between 1 and 14 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 55m. Flight does a much slower job and take about 13h 40m 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 26.16 if you opt for a Super Nice Express bus and as expensive as MYR 28,426.15 if you buy a Malaysia Airlines 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 07:00 Penang International Airport until 20:50 Penang International Airport
  • 1 from Kuala Lumpur to Penang starting from 00:30 Butterworth until 23:59 Butterworth
  • 1 from Kuala Lumpur to Penang starting from 08:10 Butterworth 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 115.59.

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, Singapore 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

Billion Stars Express, Cosmic Express, Kesatuan Express, KKKL Express, Mara Liner, 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 Train remaining the most popular option due to their reasonable pricing and comfort.

Out of 1000 travellers who bought tickets for this route

  • 82% took a train
  • 14% opted for a bus
  • 4% decided to fly