Kuala Lumpur to Penang

Kuala Lumpur to Penang

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Kuala Lumpur to Penang Schedule

Kuala Lumpur to Penang Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Billion Stars Express VIP 00:30 - 05:29MYR 40.43
Rhino Airiel Express Express 02:00 - 07:02MYR 63.53
AirAsia Economy #AK611407:50 - 08:50MYR 182.43
AirAsia Economy #AK612408:50 - 09:55MYR 106.02
Cosmic Express Express 11:15 - 16:17MYR 53.13
Billion Stars Express VIP 12:30 - 17:32MYR 34.66
KKKL Express Express 14:30 - 23:24MYR 45.05
Billion Stars Express VIP 17:30 - 22:29MYR 40.43
KPB Express VIP 24 18:30 - 23:32MYR 44
Super Nice Express Express 20:59 - 02:01MYR 57.75
Mara Liner Express 23:15 - 04:17MYR 39.63

How to get from Kuala Lumpur to Penang

How to get from Kuala Lumpur to Penang

Travelling between Kuala Lumpur and Penang is possible by Flight, bus, train and taxi. Flight guarantees the fastest travel on this route. Taxi is the slowest option.

The most expensive ticket will cost you ₴ 14,470 if you go by taxi; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a bus which will set you back mere ₴ 346.

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

It can take you anywhere between 1 and 5 hours to travel between Kuala Lumpur and Penang depending on the means of transport you choose.

Flight is the fastest way to travel between Kuala Lumpur and Penang. Flight will bring you to your destination in 1h. Taxi does a much slower job and take about 5h to reach Penang.

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

Travelling between Kuala Lumpur and Penang can be as cheap as ₴ 346 if you opt for a Transnasional MY bus and as expensive as ₴ 14,470 if you buy a Daytrip taxi 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 Kuala Lumpur and Penang ?

  • 16 from Kuala Lumpur to Penang starting from 08:03 Kuala Lumpur Sentral until 20:16 Terminal KTM
  • 14 from Kuala Lumpur to Penang starting from 06:35 Kuala Lumpur Airport until 23:20 Kuala Lumpur Airport
  • 1 from Kuala Lumpur to Penang starting from 20:00 TBS Kuala Lumpur until 20:00 TBS Kuala Lumpur
  • 8 from Kuala Lumpur to Penang starting from 00:00 Kuala Lumpur Hotel Transfer until 00:00 Kuala Lumpur Hotel Transfer
  • Check above for a bus, train, flight and ferry timetable from Kuala Lumpur to Penang.

    What mode of transportation is the best one for my route?


    Flying is the fastest and often the most expensive way to travel from Kuala Lumpur to Penang, but with a bit of luck you can score very good deals for as little as ₴ 1,246.

    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 Kuala Lumpur and Penang

    AirAsia, Malaysia Airlines, Malindo Air


    Travelling from Kuala Lumpur to Penang 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 Kuala Lumpur and Penang

    Transnasional MY


    Some travellers consider taxi to be the most convenient form of overland transport thanks to flexible departure times, a possibility to choose the size of the car you need, and a hassle-free door-to-door service.

    Things to remember: If you are planning to make detours during your trip, discuss it with your driver or service provider in advance as it may affect the price.

    >Companies offering charters between Kuala Lumpur and Penang

    Asian Overland Services, Daytrip


    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 Kuala Lumpur to Penang?
    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

    • 46% opted for a bus
    • 34% decided to fly
    • 19% took a train
    • 1% Other

    Transportation from Kuala Lumpur to Penang

    Facts about the transport from Kuala Lumpur to Penang

    Cheapest Transport$9
    Fastest Transport1h
    Earliest Departure12:30 AM
    Latest Departure11:59 PM
    Departures per day108
    Distance339 kilometers
    Transport CompaniesAirAsia, Billion Stars Express, Cosmic Express, Daytrip, KKKL Express, KPB Express, Malaysia Airlines, Malindo Air, Mara Liner, Sri Maju Group, Sri Theven Travel, Suasana Edaran Express, Super Nice Express

    Kuala Lumpur to Penang Destination Reviews

    For this trip you’re gonna need a blanket, neck pillow, snacks, a cap, headphones and a good playlist. It is true what the other reviews tell you. The bus driver seems very careless with his passengers. Luckily for us he was accompanied with a man who was closer to nice and spoke English. The aircon is very cold and the bus smells of old cigarettes… BUT there are lots of leg room and the seats can transform to a semi bed.
    Bus VIP, Billion Stars Express, Feb 29, 2024
    3 hours late at pick up point. 7 hour drive instead of 5. So overall delay of 5 hours.
    Bus VIP, Billion Stars Express, Feb 8, 2024
    Bus delayed for 1.5 hours with no info provided, weren’t allowed on the next bus even though that arrived earlier than our bus.
    Bus VIP, Billion Stars Express, Jul 30, 2023
    The bus was 1 hour late, my seat was old three different times, so that caused a bit of confusion period ... Earlier reviews talked about having a tablet and massage seats karma but my bus had neither.. and my charging port did not work.. but it got me from point a to point b..
    Bus VIP, Billion Stars Express, Jul 13, 2023
    old bus and all dirty
    Bus Express, Super Nice Express, Jun 20, 2023
    Arrival time was not correct. The bus arrived to Penang at 5:30 instead 9:24. Arrival time was noted on ticket as 9:24. We are seated on terminal and wait sunrise…
    Bus Express, KKKL Express, Jun 13, 2023
    stunning scenery and super comfy seats
    Bus Express, Super Nice Express, May 11, 2023
    1.5hrs late but comfortable with 3 toilet stops
    Bus Express, Super Nice Express, Dec 18, 2022
    The bus left on time but the trip lasted for 7,5 hours instead of the estimated 5. There were random stops, especially in Butterworth.
    Bus VIP, KPB Express, Dec 10, 2022
    The bus was 50 minutes late, the driver seemed angry, we finally took off at almost 3pm instead of 2pm. No communication whatsoever, no English on board. The driver looked irritated the whole way. We made stops without explanation. In the end we opted for a grab instead of waiting any longer. If youre a tourist/traveller find someone who speaks English to cling on to. Benefits: leg space and comfort was good.
    Bus Express, Billion Stars Express, Dec 1, 2022
    276 customer reviews