Penang to Kuala Lumpur

Penang to Kuala Lumpur

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Instant Refundable
08:30
Penang New Asian Travel
5h bus ride in VIP
3.7
13:30
TBS Kuala Lumpur
Instant Refundable
23:00
Penang New Asian Travel
5h bus ride in VIP
3.7
04:00
+1
TBS Kuala Lumpur
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13:21
Bukit Mertajam, Penang
3h 59m ride in train #9173, ETS Platinum
17:20
Kuala Lumpur Sentral

From Penang New Asian Travel to Kuala Lumpur by bus

Instant Refundable
08:30
Penang New Asian Travel
5h bus ride in VIP
3.7
13:30
TBS Kuala Lumpur
Instant Refundable
23:00
Penang New Asian Travel
5h bus ride in VIP
3.7
04:00
+1
TBS Kuala Lumpur

From Bukit Mertajam to Kuala Lumpur by train

Instant Fastest
13:21
Bukit Mertajam, Penang
3h 59m ride in train #9173, ETS Platinum
17:20
Kuala Lumpur Sentral

Penang to Kuala Lumpur Schedule

Penang to Kuala Lumpur Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Mara Liner Express 00:15 - 04:56MYR 35.97
KTM ETS Gold 05:15 - 09:31MYR 69.07
Malaysia Airlines Economy #MH113306:00 - 07:00MYR 243.36
Malaysia Airlines Economy #MH114310:00 - 11:00MYR 200.39
Malaysia Airlines Economy #MH114915:20 - 16:25MYR 268.17
Malaysia Airlines Economy #MH115518:20 - 19:30MYR 216.10
Malaysia Airlines Economy #MH116520:55 - 22:00MYR 268.17

Transportation from Penang to Kuala Lumpur

Penang to Kuala Lumpur destination reviews

CK
Bus VIP, 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, Mar 16, 2020
No clear instructions. Waited ages in the bus station.
MG
Bus VIP, 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, 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, Feb 3, 2020
Not to bad, 2 hours traffic delay
JK
Bus VIP, New Asian Travel, Feb 3, 2020
Arrived 3,5 hour late. No traffic... just too much chilling by the bus drivers. Bus is comfortable.
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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. Flight is the slowest option.

The most expensive ticket will cost you MYR 5,412.28 if you go by flight; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a bus which will set you back mere MYR 26.93.

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

It can take you anywhere between 1 and 36 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 50m. Flight does a much slower job and take about 1d 11h 15m 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 26.93 if you opt for a Billion Stars Express bus and as expensive as MYR 5,412.28 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 Penang and Kuala Lumpur ?

  • 1 from Penang to Kuala Lumpur starting from 05:55 Kuala Lumpur Airport until 23:05 Kuala Lumpur Airport
  • 1 from Penang to Kuala Lumpur starting from 00:15 Hentian Duta until 23:59 Hentian Duta
  • 1 from Penang to Kuala Lumpur starting from 05:15 Kuala Lumpur Sentral until 17:17 Kuala Lumpur Sentral

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 100.00.

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, Qatar Airways, Starlux Airlines

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, Cepat Express, Kesatuan Express, KKKL Express, KPB Express, Mara Liner, Mayang Sari, New Asian Travel, Plusliner, Prisma Express, Sani 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

  • 85% opted for a bus
  • 9% decided to fly
  • 6% took a train