Penang to Kuala Lumpur

Penang to Kuala Lumpur

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Instant Refundable
09:00
Penang New Asian Travel
4h 30m bus ride in VIP
3.7
13:30
Hentian Duta, Kuala Lumpur
Instant Refundable
09:00
Penang New Asian Travel
5h bus ride in VIP
3.7
14:00
TBS Kuala Lumpur
Instant
13:10
Butterworth
4h 20m ride in train #EP9173
17:30
Kuala Lumpur Sentral

From Penang New Asian Travel to Kuala Lumpur by Bus

Instant Refundable
08:15
Penang New Asian Travel
6h bus ride in VIP
3.7
14:15
Kajang, Kuala Lumpur
Instant Refundable
09:00
Penang New Asian Travel
4h 45m bus ride in VIP
3.7
13:45
KL Sentral New Asian Travel, Kuala Lumpur
Instant Refundable
09:00
Penang New Asian Travel
4h 30m bus ride in VIP
3.7
13:30
Hentian Duta, Kuala Lumpur
Instant Refundable
09:00
Penang New Asian Travel
5h bus ride in VIP
3.7
14:00
TBS Kuala Lumpur
Instant Refundable
10:00
Penang New Asian Travel
4h 45m bus ride in VIP
3.7
14:45
KL Sentral New Asian Travel, Kuala Lumpur
Instant Refundable
10:00
Penang New Asian Travel
4h 30m bus ride in VIP
3.7
14:30
Hentian Duta, Kuala Lumpur
Instant Refundable
10:00
Penang New Asian Travel
5h bus ride in VIP
3.7
15:00
TBS Kuala Lumpur
Instant Refundable
12:30
Penang New Asian Travel
4h 45m bus ride in VIP
3.7
17:15
KL Sentral New Asian Travel, Kuala Lumpur
Instant Refundable
12:30
Penang New Asian Travel
4h 30m bus ride in VIP
3.7
17:00
Hentian Duta, Kuala Lumpur
Instant Refundable
12:30
Penang New Asian Travel
5h bus ride in VIP
3.7
17:30
TBS Kuala Lumpur

Penang to Kuala Lumpur Schedule

Penang to Kuala Lumpur Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
New Asian Travel VIP 08:15 - 14:15MYR 70
New Asian Travel VIP 10:00 - 14:45MYR 65.01
New Asian Travel VIP 12:30 - 17:15MYR 65.01
New Asian Travel VIP 16:00 - 20:45MYR 65.01
New Asian Travel VIP 21:15 - 03:15MYR 70

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 MY, 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.
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 MY, Jan 22, 2020
The coach was on time. it was a smooth journey
AL
Bus VIP, 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 MY, 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 MY, Jan 6, 2020
Everything excellent
SP
Bus VIP, 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, 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, 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, Nov 28, 2019
Very pleasant and helpful air line
AR
Bus VIP, 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, Nov 3, 2019
Good organised and perfect trip.
DB
Bus VIP, 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, 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, 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 :)
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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 396.55 if you go by flight; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a bus which will set you back mere MYR 28.02.

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

It can take you anywhere between 1 and 6 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 55m. Bus does a much slower job and take about 5h 30m 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 28.02 if you opt for a Konsortium Bas Ekspres bus and as expensive as MYR 396.55 if you buy a AirAsia 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 ?

  • 182 from Penang to Kuala Lumpur starting from 06:55 Simpang Taiping until 23:59 Parit Buntar
  • 139 from Penang to Kuala Lumpur starting from 05:55 Penang International Airport until 23:05 Penang International Airport
  • 9 from Penang to Kuala Lumpur starting from 09:06 Nibong Tebal until 19:12 Parit Buntar

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 106.00.

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

Konsortium Bas Ekspres, KPB Express, Mara Liner, Naik Selalu, Persada Taiping, 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 flight remaining the most popular option due to their reasonable pricing and comfort.

Out of 1000 travellers who bought tickets for this route

  • 92% decided to fly
  • 8% took a train