Penang to Kuala Lumpur

Penang to Kuala Lumpur

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Transportation from Penang to Kuala Lumpur

Penang to Kuala Lumpur Destination Reviews

PB
Train #9321 ETS Gold, KTM, Jan 21, 2022
D whole train journey was great, very comfortable but, being a fast timer, I didn't know where to go to get out of d station, there should b signs to direct passengers.
CK
Bus VIP, New Asian Travel (New Asian Travel), Mar 28, 2020
The bus stank and the pick up location is not accurate. A different bus had to take us to the actual bus station when they noticed we were at the wrong station (we were at the location in George Town but its wrong).
JD
Bus Express, Plusliner, Mar 23, 2020
We had a brand new bus, with very good seats. We left on time and arrived a little before time. Overall a connection to use again.
LD
Bus VIP, New Asian Travel (New Asian Travel), Mar 16, 2020
No clear instructions. Waited ages in the bus station.
MG
Bus VIP, New Asian Travel (New Asian Travel), Feb 28, 2020
Went from penang to KL. Was worried from all the bad reviews but for me was fine. Left on time, arrived a bit late but was to be expected. Very comfortable first class style soft seats, well air conditioned and seemed like a new modern bus. Changed to a different bus halfway which was similar. No problems whatsoever
LP
Bus VIP, New Asian Travel (New Asian Travel), Feb 28, 2020
Took longer than expected but that’s usual in south east asia. Comfy seats with enough leg room and good air con. A few unnecessary stops by the driver.
BL
Bus Express, Nice MY, Feb 5, 2020
Jag vet inte om det är kotym att damen som skriver ut en beställd och betald biljett ska ha något extra. Det ville kvinnan på Sungei. Resan funkade bra. Vid ankomsten till Singapore blev jag frånåkt i Woodlands, men det kan ha berott på att det krånglade lite med mitt boende i Singapore. Det får jag själv ta på mig. Började som enda passagerare, men fick byta buss på vägen. Det var väl OK det också, och förståeligt.
FP
Bus VIP, New Asian Travel (New Asian Travel), Feb 3, 2020
Not to bad, 2 hours traffic delay
JK
Bus VIP, New Asian Travel (New Asian Travel), Feb 3, 2020
Arrived 3,5 hour late. No traffic... just too much chilling by the bus drivers. Bus is comfortable.
MC
Bus Express, Nice MY, Jan 24, 2020
The AC wasnt working on the bus, so departure was delayed by 30 minutes. Otherwise the trip was perfectly smooth. The busy stops at KL Sentral before the final stop at old KL station.
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How to get from Penang to Kuala Lumpur

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

The most expensive ticket will cost you MYR 832.06 if you go by flight; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a bus which will set you back mere MYR 30.80.

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

It can take you anywhere between 1 and 10 hours to travel between Penang and Kuala Lumpur depending on the means of transport you choose.

Flight is the fastest way to travel between Penang and Kuala Lumpur. Flight will bring you to your destination in 1h. Bus does a much slower job and take about 9h 6m to reach Kuala Lumpur.

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

Travelling between Penang and Kuala Lumpur can be as cheap as MYR 30.80 if you opt for a Billion Stars Express bus and as expensive as MYR 832.06 if you buy a Firefly 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 Penang and Kuala Lumpur ?

  • 226 from Penang to Kuala Lumpur starting from 01:00 Sungai Nibong until 23:59 Butterworth
  • 22 from Penang to Kuala Lumpur starting from 06:00 Penang International Airport until 23:20 Penang International Airport
  • 12 from Penang to Kuala Lumpur starting from 05:15 Butterworth until 18:45 Butterworth

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

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 Penang to Kuala Lumpur, but with a bit of luck you can score very good deals for as little as MYR 105.00.

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 Penang and Kuala Lumpur

AirAsia, Firefly, Malaysia Airlines, Malindo Air

Bus

Travelling from Penang to Kuala Lumpur 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 Penang and Kuala Lumpur

Alisan Coach, Billion Stars Express, Cosmic Express, KKKL Express, KPB Express, Mara Liner, Mayang Sari, New Asian Travel, Persada Taiping, Plusliner, Prisma Express, StarMart, Super Nice Express

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 Penang to Kuala Lumpur?

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

  • 90% opted for a bus
  • 8% decided to fly
  • 2% took a train