Penang to Kuala Lumpur

Penang to Kuala Lumpur

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From Penang Komtar to Kuala Lumpur by bus

08:15
Penang Komtar
5h 8m bus ride with Billion Stars Express
3.7
13:23
TBS Kuala Lumpur
From MYR 51 per adult
08:15
Penang Komtar
5h 1m bus ride with Billion Stars Express
3.7
13:16
KL Sentral, Kuala Lumpur
From MYR 51 per adult
08:15
Penang Komtar
5h 8m bus ride with Super Nice Express in Express
13:23
TBS Kuala Lumpur
MYR 67 per adult
08:30
Penang Komtar
5h 8m bus ride with Billion Stars Express
3.7
13:38
TBS Kuala Lumpur
From MYR 51 per adult
08:30
Penang Komtar
5h 1m bus ride with Billion Stars Express
3.7
13:31
KL Sentral, Kuala Lumpur
From MYR 51 per adult
09:00
Penang Komtar
5h 8m bus ride with Super Nice Express in Express
14:08
TBS Kuala Lumpur
MYR 73 per adult
09:15
Penang Komtar
5h 8m bus ride with Billion Stars Express in VIP
3.7
14:23
TBS Kuala Lumpur
MYR 51 per adult
09:15
Penang Komtar
5h 1m bus ride with Billion Stars Express in VIP
3.7
14:16
KL Sentral, Kuala Lumpur
MYR 51 per adult
11:15
Penang Komtar
5h 8m bus ride with Billion Stars Express
3.7
16:23
TBS Kuala Lumpur
From MYR 51 per adult
11:15
Penang Komtar
5h 1m bus ride with Billion Stars Express
3.7
16:16
KL Sentral, Kuala Lumpur
From MYR 51 per adult
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Penang to Kuala Lumpur Schedule

Penang to Kuala Lumpur Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Billion Stars Express VIP 09:45 - 14:48MYR 48.08
Billion Stars Express VIP 10:00 - 15:03MYR 48.08
Kesatuan Express Express 11:00 - 16:03MYR 39.60
Super Nice Express Express 10:15 - 15:18MYR 66
Billion Stars Express VIP 12:45 - 17:48MYR 48.08
Billion Stars Express VIP 14:45 - 19:48MYR 48.08
Billion Stars Express VIP 16:15 - 21:18MYR 45.98
Billion Stars Express VIP 18:00 - 23:03MYR 48.08
Billion Stars Express VIP 20:00 - 01:03MYR 48.08
Billion Stars Express VIP 22:45 - 03:48MYR 49.50
Super Nice Express Express 23:30 - 04:33MYR 60.50
Mayang Sari Express 23:45 - 04:48MYR 38.50

Transportation from Penang to Kuala Lumpur

Penang to Kuala Lumpur destination reviews

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.
NA
Bus Express, Plusliner, Jan 22, 2020
The coach was on time. it was a smooth journey
AL
Bus VIP, New Asian Travel (New Asian Travel), Jan 17, 2020
Good service, thank you!
PD
Bus Express, Nice MY, Jan 11, 2020
Bus was on time &Very comfortable
BP
Bus Express, Plusliner, Jan 10, 2020
Overall, my experience was pleasant. We left from Sungai Nibong on time, however we arrived late to KTM Old Railway Station. We were suppose to arrive at 8:30pm and I think it was more like 9:45pm. It is important to know there are no toilets on the bus. There were two stop breaks along our journey. The first one was quite long (I feel it could have been shorter) it was around 30-45 min long. Everyone was back on the bus before the driver. And the second break was only 10 minutes. There were many fruit stalls at the first stop and the second stop had more cooked food, although I didn't see any vegetarian/vegan items. I recommend packing some of your own snacks before departing just so you have nourishment for your travel. It was a smooth journey and the bus was fairly empty. As a female solo traveler, I felt safe the entire time. I happened to sit near the front just out of convenience but I noticed that most women sit in the front, which is probably on the safer side. Also, it's important to know that there is FREE wifi at the KTM Old Railway Station in KL. I've been traveling without a sim so I am dependent on wifi. I was happy to know I could connect easily and call a grab from the station to my air bnb. Safe travels!
SJ
Bus Express, Plusliner, Jan 6, 2020
Everything excellent
SP
Bus VIP, New Asian Travel (New Asian Travel), Dec 20, 2019
We've now done a few trips on buses through Asia This one didn't quite measure up to the others, no water or food A lot later arrival than scheduled, driver was rude when I wanted to double check if we were on the right bus Communication was lacking
MP
Bus Express, Nice MY, Dec 9, 2019
Excellent Trip.
YA
Bus Express, Nice MY, Dec 7, 2019
Good
EI
Bus VIP, New Asian Travel (New Asian Travel), Dec 5, 2019
Awful bus company. The amount of stops this bus made throughout the trip was insane. Trip was advertised as 4h 45min and it ended up taking over 6 hours. The absolute only reason for that was because of the amount o FB stops they made and the fact that each time they stopped it was for up to 45 minutes or more. The first stop was 10 minutes into the trip and it lasted for 45 minutes! Then shortly after that they stopped again and yelled at us to switch busses. The bus we had to switch to smelled awful and the new driver was incredibly rude. He then made another stop at a mall that seemed super unnecessary and despite his assurance that it would be for 20 minutes, it lasted for 45 minutes as well. It seemed like he was trying to scout people at the mall to fill in extra seats on the bus so he could pocket the money because he was gone for far too long and finally came back with 3 new passengers, whom he dropped off on the side of the highway before our final destination. Never booking with this company again.
SA
Bus VIP, New Asian Travel (New Asian Travel), Nov 30, 2019
The travel agent said to be there at 3.15 but with no clear instruction that actually there would be a 45 minute wait. Then a taxi came to take us to the actual bus station and the bus waited for us and left late - at 4.20. Then with a journey that took almost 5 hours that arrived later than was advertised, there were no comfort breaks. Not great.
BF
Bus Express, Nice MY, Nov 30, 2019
Very comfy and clean would definitely use again
BH
flight Economy, AirAsia (AirAsia), Nov 28, 2019
Very pleasant and helpful air line
AR
Bus VIP, New Asian Travel (New Asian Travel), Nov 4, 2019
The bus we got on from Komtar later gets changed before leaving the Penang island and we weren't told this. We also left almost a full hour later than scheduled. Would take the train next time for more professional service.
PD
flight Economy, AirAsia (AirAsia), Nov 3, 2019
Good organised and perfect trip.
DB
Bus VIP, New Asian Travel (New Asian Travel), Oct 28, 2019
the inside of the bus was very nice. clean. however, the bus left 1 hour late. we suspected that the bus wanted to wait for more customers.
JH
Bus Express, Nice MY, Oct 25, 2019
Good service. If you book online, when you get to the bus station you must head upstairs to get your ticket printed (this costs 1 ringgit). Nice bus, very roomy seats. Our bus ran a little late that stated but not by too much. I would recommend this service.
MJ
Bus VIP, New Asian Travel (New Asian Travel), Oct 21, 2019
Leg space could’ve been bigger and should’ve departed on time. But overall I’m satisfied, it was a smooth ride.
AM
Bus VIP, New Asian Travel (New Asian Travel), Oct 19, 2019
Very nice driver. Very comfortable bus. Bus needs a good clean though. Cockroaches of all sizes crawling around the windows and walls. Other than that- excellent experience! Thank you :)
JS
Bus VIP, Seasons Express, Oct 4, 2019
Good things first. We had a comfortable trip in comfortable seats. The drivers were both good careful drivers, who knew where they were going. We had one comfort stop. Sadly bad bits:- We checked in 30 mins before and was told our bus for 10:30 was in lane 8. We then stood by the bus until 10:45 with other travellers waiting for a driver. The drivers arrived, did not check anyone's tickets and just sat down and chatted together. At 11:00 the man from the ticket office had words with the drivers and they started the bus. We put our cases on and sat in our allocated seats and one of the drivers then drove the bus off....Without confirming tickets or which bus etc. At the comfort stop we were told 20 mins only. Everyone was back except the drivers who were eating and chatting. The driver got on and started the bus and had to get it moving and honked for the second driver to join us. This was 35 mins after we arrived. Arriving in KL the bus went to one terminal before KL sentral. Driver pulled up and didn't say anything. Some got off but most of us didn't know if we should get off or not. After 5 mins the driver got on again and we drove off. It was an odd journey which got us into KL 1.5 hours later than intended....at the start of the rush hour!
EL
Bus VIP, New Asian Travel (New Asian Travel), Sep 28, 2019
We had to change bus within Penang for the real departure, it's a silly system which make no sense. As with many of the other reviews, this journey does not take 5 hours, I'd allow 7 hours if not more. Driver was smoking through his window as driving which made the bus smell of smoke which wasn't pleasant. Other than those two things the journey was fine.
SD
Bus VIP, New Asian Travel (New Asian Travel), Sep 17, 2019
A little confusing having to go from the New Asian stop at the mall to the Penang bus terminal by the airport and then get a ticket changed again to another bus company...very confusing. But the ride was fine. :)
SK
flight Economy, AirAsia (AirAsia), Sep 16, 2019
Good
EW
Bus Express, Plusliner, Sep 15, 2019
Great experience. No issues with the ticket. Bus ran on time.
GM
Bus VIP, Seasons Express, Aug 31, 2019
Very organised but driver was waiting around for a long time at bus station so didn’t arrive to destination till late
CA
Bus VIP, New Asian Travel (New Asian Travel), Aug 20, 2019
Very comfortable and smooth drive
ER
Bus VIP, New Asian Travel (New Asian Travel), Aug 18, 2019
Great bus, comfortable and ckean
MJ
Bus VIP, New Asian Travel (New Asian Travel), Aug 14, 2019
The bus was excellent: there were plenty place for the legs and you could rest and enjoy the ride. On the other hand we were sent to a bus leaving half hour later and at a break they stopped at some place that isn't on a highway, but a restaurant outside the road with poor hygiene conditions. If you don't mind it, everything else was fine.
NO
Bus VIP, New Asian Travel (New Asian Travel), Aug 6, 2019
It was okay. No problem encountered so far except for the minor delays. Overall it was a pleasant comfortable ride.
JR
Bus VIP, New Asian Travel (New Asian Travel), Aug 6, 2019
Excellent journey! It was pot luck finding the ticket office so make sure you leave enough time...
MC
Bus VIP, New Asian Travel (New Asian Travel), Aug 6, 2019
We arrived 1.30 hour late. Normal arrival was on 12am, and we arrived on 1.30am...
IM
Bus VIP, New Asian Travel (New Asian Travel), Aug 5, 2019
Buahchaval!
KL
flight Economy, AirAsia (AirAsia), Jul 28, 2019
Long cue in Penang for bagage drop
JR
Bus VIP, New Asian Travel (New Asian Travel), Jul 28, 2019
We left New Asian Travel Office at 12:45 instead of 12. The site mentioned that it is about 5 hours of travel but it took us 8 hours from Penang to Kuala Lumpur.
MD
Bus Express, Plusliner, Jul 25, 2019
Quite comfortable, with a stop at a nice place halfway. Bus was delayed by an our though and the driver was looking at his phone as much as at the road.
AV
Bus VIP, New Asian Travel (New Asian Travel), Jul 15, 2019
Trip from Penang to TBS took 7-8 hours instead of the advertised 5h. Almost missed my flight in KLIA. Please adjust the online time schedule, as this duration seems to be the norm.
LA
Bus VIP, New Asian Travel (New Asian Travel), Jul 11, 2019
I took the overnight bus which was quite nice and timely due to lack of traffic. The transfer at SB was time consuming and annoying to go south on the island. Also the driver routinely scolded me for being in the wrong seat despite the fact that someone else was in my seat (which went unaddressed). Ultimately, it was a fine journey and it arrived just on time at night
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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 205.94 if you go by flight; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a train which will set you back mere MYR 7.58.

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

It can take you anywhere between 1 and 14 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. Flight does a much slower job and take about 13h 50m 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 7.58 if you opt for a KTM train and as expensive as MYR 205.94 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 Penang and Kuala Lumpur ?

  • 1 from Penang to Kuala Lumpur starting from 07:05 Kuala Lumpur Airport until 22:10 Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah
  • 1 from Penang to Kuala Lumpur starting from 06:15 TBS Kuala Lumpur until 23:59 TBS Kuala Lumpur
  • 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, Myanmar Airways Intl, Singapore 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

Billion Stars Express, Mara Liner, New Asian Travel, 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 Train remaining the most popular option due to their reasonable pricing and comfort.

Out of 1000 travellers who bought tickets for this route

  • 73% took a train
  • 15% opted for a bus
  • 12% decided to fly