Travelling between Kuala Lumpur and Penang is possible by Flight, bus, train and taxi. Flight guarantees the fastest travel on this route. Bus is the slowest option.
The most expensive ticket will cost you MYR 1,947.29 if you go by taxi; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a bus which will set you back mere MYR 35.38.
It can take you anywhere between 1 and 9 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. Bus does a much slower job and take about 8h 6m to reach Penang.
Travelling between Kuala Lumpur and Penang can be as cheap as MYR 35.38 if you opt for a Billion Stars Express bus and as expensive as MYR 1,947.29 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.
4 from Kuala Lumpur to Penang starting from 00:00 Kuala Lumpur any hotel until 00:00 Kuala Lumpur any hotel
Check above for a bus, train, flight and ferry timetable from Kuala Lumpur to Penang.
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 104.49.
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.
AirAsia, Firefly, Malaysia Airlines, Malindo Air
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.
Alisan Coach, Billion Stars Express, Cosmic Express, Ekspres Mutiara, KKKL Express, KPB Express, Mara Liner, Mayang Sari, Plusliner, Prisma Express, Sani Express, StarMart, Super Nice Express
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.
Asian Overland Services
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.
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