Kuala Lumpur to Penang

Kuala Lumpur to Penang

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From TBS Kuala Lumpur to Penang by Bus

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TBS Kuala Lumpur
5h 2m bus ride in VIP
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Butterworth
฿247 per adult
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TBS Kuala Lumpur
4h 59m bus ride in VIP
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Sungai Nibong, Penang
฿272 per adult
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TBS Kuala Lumpur
5h 2m bus ride in VIP
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Butterworth
฿247 per adult
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TBS Kuala Lumpur
4h 59m bus ride in VIP
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Sungai Nibong, Penang
฿272 per adult
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TBS Kuala Lumpur
4h 59m bus ride in Express
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Sungai Nibong, Penang
฿297 per adult
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TBS Kuala Lumpur
5h 2m bus ride in VIP
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Butterworth
฿247 per adult
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TBS Kuala Lumpur
4h 59m bus ride in VIP
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Sungai Nibong, Penang
฿272 per adult
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TBS Kuala Lumpur
5h 2m bus ride in VIP
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Butterworth
฿247 per adult
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TBS Kuala Lumpur
4h 59m bus ride in VIP
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Sungai Nibong, Penang
฿272 per adult
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TBS Kuala Lumpur
5h 2m bus ride in Express
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Butterworth
฿272 per adult
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Transportation from Kuala Lumpur to Penang

How to get from Kuala Lumpur to Penang

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

  • Flight
  • Bus
  • Train
  • Taxi

If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Flight. However, if you’d rather take your time with a slower, more affordable travel option, you can book a Flight 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 EUR 341.14. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as EUR 5.69.

How far is Kuala Lumpur from Penang?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Kuala Lumpur to Penang. Your trip will be a total of 211 miles (339 km). The flying distance is 176 miles (283 km).

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

The travel time from Kuala Lumpur to Penang can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 1 to 27 hours.

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

The cost of the trip from Kuala Lumpur to Penang varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Super Nice Express: travelling by bus expect to pay as low as EUR 5.69 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 EUR 341.14.

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

  • Bus tickets - EUR 6.00 to EUR 19.00;
  • Train tickets - EUR 7.00 to EUR 17.00;
  • Plane tickets - EUR 19.00 to EUR 137.00;

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from EUR 152.00 to EUR 341.00.

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

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

  • Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Penang depart during the day - there are approximately 1 departures a day.
  • Buses start plying the route from 00:15 - you can also take a bus as late as 23:59. There are 1 available bus trips every day.
  • Trains always run on a set schedule - there are 1 trains per day.

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

Which means of transport is the best for the route?

Flights

Traveling by plane is the fastest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Penang. 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 EUR 19.00.

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 Penang
AirAsia, Firefly, Malaysia Airlines, Malindo Air

Buses

Taking a bus from Kuala Lumpur to Penang 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.

Taxi

Catching a cab is the easiest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Penang. 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 EUR 152.00.

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

Trains

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 Penang

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Kuala Lumpur to Penang? 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: