Kuala Lumpur to Butterworth

Kuala Lumpur to Butterworth

0 trips (MYR 36 – MYR 1,932)  

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Transportation from Kuala Lumpur to Butterworth

Kuala Lumpur to Butterworth Destination Reviews

Train #9104 ETS Platinum, KTM, Dec 20, 2020
Simple ,Quick and Pay Easy
Bus VIP 24, Sri Maju Group, Mar 4, 2020
Brilliant comfy bus. And very prompt with timings
Bus VIP 24, Sri Maju Group, Feb 18, 2020
Good service
Bus VIP 24, Sri Maju Group, Feb 8, 2020
The trip starten out great! The TBS central was similar to an airport, and everything went smooth there. Our buss Journey was initially ok. Spaceous seats and not much to complain about. Around halfway through the trip the bus stoped at a station and, without explanation (our driver did not understand any english), we had to change bus. This bus had a lower standard. Filthy and without seatbelts.
Bus VIP 24, Sri Maju Group, Feb 5, 2020
Comfy bus, arrived on time! Easy way to travel
Bus VIP 24, Sri Maju Group, Jan 25, 2020
Comfortable and spacious bus. Trip took 5.5hs (instead of 4h) due to traffic
Bus VIP 24, Sri Maju Group, Jan 21, 2020
Bus left on time. Made the scheduled rest stop and arrived without incident. The seats are wide and comfy, plenty of leg room. The bus arrives in Butterworth at the same location as the ferry. You just go one floor up the escalator to connect to the ferry to Penang island. Easy as pie. The instructions for the ticket are simple and you just go to a ticket counter at the station to get them printed.
Bus Express, Plusliner, Dec 29, 2019
Incorrect pick up point details provided. Luckily we had a guide with us that drove us around and found the office which was on the other side of the freeway, which was NOT provided on the instructions. A call to the 12go hotline to confirm the pick up point did not give any help as the operator told us to “go to the exact location provided” which again we would surely missed our bus. Where we got our coach, there was no sign or notice, we just spotted it parked in a car park near the office we had found. Uncontrollable circumstances but I had sat in-front of a kid who thought that he was playing a game to see how long he could kick the back of my seat for and another passenger thought that he’d share the sound fx of his game with the whole bus for the whole ride. A part from the negatives above, the bus was air-conditioned and clean. The bus ride was actually smooth and dropped us at Penang Central right next to the Rapid ferry to Penang (although no announcement or staff to notify us this was actually our stop was provided) but that is why ive given 2 instead of 1 star.
Bus VIP 24, Sri Maju Group, Dec 25, 2019
Very comfortable and clean
Bus Business, Transnasional MY, Dec 23, 2019
Easy and simple
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How to get from Kuala Lumpur to Butterworth

When you want to get from Kuala Lumpur to Butterworth, you have a few options to consider. Traveling between these destinations is possible by different means of transport:

  • Bus
  • Train
  • Taxi

If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Train. However, if you’d rather take your time with a slower, more affordable travel option, you can book a Bus ticket.

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A taxi ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about MYR 1,932.00. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as MYR 35.75.

How far is Kuala Lumpur from Butterworth?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Kuala Lumpur to Butterworth. Your trip will be a total of 214 miles (343 km). The flying distance is 181 miles (291 km).

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

The travel time from Kuala Lumpur to Butterworth can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 5 to 6 hours.

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

The cost of the trip from Kuala Lumpur to Butterworth varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Billion Stars Express: travelling by bus expect to pay as low as MYR 35.75 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a taxi - a one-way taxi ticket can cost as much as MYR 1,932.00.

Here is a chart of the average ticket prices and transportation options available from Kuala Lumpur to Butterworth:

  • Bus tickets - MYR 36.00 to MYR 55.00;
  • Train tickets - MYR 73.00 to MYR 95.00;
  • Plane tickets - MYR 104.00 to MYR 5,224.00;

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from MYR 863.00 to MYR 1,932.00.

How many trips per day are there between Kuala Lumpur and Butterworth?

Depending on your choice of transportation, the number of daily trips varies.

  • Buses start plying the route from 00:30 - you can also take a bus as late as 23:59. There are 90 available bus trips every day.
  • Trains always run on a set schedule - there are 3 trains per day.
  • Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Butterworth depart during the day - there are approximately 1 departures a day.

Taxis are a good option to consider for this route, too. Book a cab to take you from Kuala Lumpur to Butterworth any time of the day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?


Traveling by plane is the fastest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Butterworth. While it’s often the most expensive option, tool, occasionally you can grab promotional tickets for more or less the price of a train or a ferry ticket. Normally, the minimum you need to pay for a Plane ticket is MYR 104.00.

Things to remember before boarding a plane:

  • It’s recommended to book a ticket in advance and check-in online. This way, you can save over 2 hours at the airport, and if your seat selection is on a first come first served basis you will have more options to choose from.
  • Getting through security checks may take some time - it’s recommended to get to the airport at least 1.5 hours in advance.

Airlines flying from Kuala Lumpur to Butterworth
AirAsia, Firefly, Malaysia Airlines, Malindo Air, Qatar Airways, Royal Jordanian, Silkair, Singapore Airlines, Starlux Airlines, Thai Airways


Taking a bus from Kuala Lumpur to Butterworth is cheaper than flying. Quite often, a long-distance bus is the cheapest transportation option. Buses normally make bathroom and/or lunch stops along the way.

Things to remember before opting for a bus ride:

  • If possible, make sure to choose higher-class buses for a more comfortable travel experience. Such buses often have an air conditioning system, soft reclining seats, Wi-Fi, bathrooms, etc.
  • As with plane tickets, buses are better booked in advance so that you can secure a good seat.
  • While booking a bus, keep in mind that delays are possible. Yet it still pays to get to the bus station at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure.


Catching a cab is the easiest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Butterworth. It allows you to tailor-make your trip, plan all the detours and see all the places you want. You can choose the type and the size of your car as well to be as comfortable as you'd like to.

Depending on the route, it might cost as much as MYR 863.00.

Things to remember: It's a good idea to follow the route on Google Maps or any other GPS navigator.


Things to remember while choosing a train ticket:
Consider everything carefully while choosing the class of your train travel. In most cases, the second class is comfortable enough – it features 2 or 4 berths in each compartment and is often air-conditioned.

If you’re in for a premium experience, consider getting a first class ticket. The price of first class tickets may include Wifi, and a choice of snacks and drinks.

The most popular transport from Kuala Lumpur to Butterworth

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Kuala Lumpur to Butterworth? In order to make your choice of transportation easier, we asked 1000 users to range their preferences for this route. Here are the results of the poll:

  • 74% decided to go for a bus.
  • 18% users enjoyed a train ride.
  • 6% decided to catch a taxi.
  • 2% users took a plane.