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There are 7 ways to get from Alor Setar to Johor Bahru by plane, train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly to Senai  •  2 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Alor Setar (AOR) to Senai (JHB) AOR - JHB

$36 - $89

Cheapest option

Bus Plusliner  •  11 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Terminal Bas Shahab Perdana Alor Setar to Terminal Bersepadu Selatan
  2. Take the bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Larkin Terminal

$17 - $19

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Fly to Singapore Changi  •  4 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Alor Setar (AOR) to Singapore Changi (SIN) AOR - SIN

$58 - $612

Train, bus  •  9 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Alor Setar to KL Sentral
  2. Take the bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Larkin Terminal

$19 - $29

Bus S&S International (M) Express  •  11 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Alor Setar to Terminal Bas Kluang
  2. Take the bus from Terminal Bas Kluang to JB Larkin Terminal

$20 - $21

Train  •  12 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Alor Setar to Gemas
  2. Take the train from Gemas to Johor Bahru Sentral KTM Intercity

$18 - $31

Drive  •  8 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Alor Setar to Johor Bahru 478.2 miles

$35 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from Alor Setar to Johor Bahru is to bus which costs RM 70 - RM 85 and takes 11 h 9 min.

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The quickest way to get from Alor Setar to Johor Bahru is to fly which costs RM 140 - RM 370 and takes 2 h 48 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Alor Setar to Johor Bahru. However, there are services departing from Terminal Bas Shahab Perdana Alor Setar and arriving at Larkin Terminal via Terminal Bersepadu Selatan. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 9 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Alor Setar to Johor Bahru. However, there are services departing from Alor Setar and arriving at Johor Bahru Sentral via Gemas. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 58 min.

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The distance between Alor Setar and Johor Bahru is 640 km. The road distance is 765.1 km.

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The best way to get from Alor Setar to Johor Bahru without a car is to train and bus which takes 9 h 53 min and costs RM 80 - RM 130.

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It takes approximately 2 h 48 min to get from Alor Setar to Johor Bahru, including transfers.

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Alor Setar to Johor Bahru bus services, operated by Plusliner, depart from Terminal Bas Shahab Perdana Alor Setar station.

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Alor Setar to Johor Bahru train services, operated by KTM ETS Malaysia Railway, depart from Alor Setar station.

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The best way to get from Alor Setar to Johor Bahru is to fly which takes 2 h 48 min and costs RM 140 - RM 370. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs RM 70 - RM 85 and takes 11 h 9 min, you could also train, which costs RM 70 - RM 130 and takes 12 h 58 min.

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Map of how to get from Alor Setar to Johor Bahru.
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  • Distance: 400.2 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 48 min

What companies run services between Alor Setar, Malaysia and Johor Bahru, Malaysia?

AirAsia and Malaysia Airlines fly from Alor Setar to Johor Bahru 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Alor Setar to Johor Bahru via Terminal Bersepadu Selatan in around 11 h 9 min.

Airlines
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Alor Setar to Senai
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$20 - $100
Flights from Alor Setar to Senai via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $110
Flights from Alor Setar to Singapore Changi via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$22 - $130
Flights from Alor Setar to Singapore Changi via Kuala Lumpur, Penang
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $150
Flights from Alor Setar to Singapore Changi via Senai, Penang
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $170
Flights from Alor Setar to Singapore Changi via Kuala Lumpur, Langkawi
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $160
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Alor Setar to Senai via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $130
Flights from Alor Setar to Singapore Changi via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $1,200
Flights from Alor Setar to Singapore Changi via Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $180
Firefly
Website
fireflyz.com.my
Flights from Alor Setar to Senai via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $130
Flights from Alor Setar to Singapore Changi via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $1,200
Flights from Alor Setar to Singapore Changi via Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $180
Train operators
KTM ETS Malaysia Railway
Phone
03 2267 1200
Email
cllcenter@ktmb.com.my
Website
ktmb.com.my
Train from Alor Setar to KL Sentral
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Schedules at
ktmb.com.my
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12go.asia
Silver
$10 - $12
Gold
$15 - $18
Platinum
$20 - $24
Train from Alor Setar to Gemas
Ave. Duration
7 h 53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $23
Schedules at
ktmb.com.my
Book at
12go.asia
Silver
$13 - $15
Gold
$20 - $23
Platinum
$27 - $32
KTM Malaysia Railway
Phone
03 2267 1200
Email
cllcenter@ktmb.com.my
Website
ktmb.com.my
Train from Gemas to Johor Bahru Sentral
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Schedules at
intranet4.ktmb.com.my
Economy
$2 - $3
Superior
$4 - $6
Superior Night
$5 - $8
Premier
$8 - $10
Premier Night
$12 - $15
Bus operators
Transnasional
Causeway Link
Website
causewaylink.com.my
Bus from Kuala Lumpur to Johor Bahru
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
causewaylink.com.my
Book at
easybook.com
KKKL Express
Phone
012-784 9999
Email
enquiry@kkkl.com.my
Website
kkklexpress.com
Bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to JB Larkin Terminal
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
kkklexpress.com
Book at
easybook.com
Bus from Terminal Bas Kluang to JB Larkin Terminal
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
kkklexpress.com
Book at
easybook.com
Plusliner
Website
plusliner.com.my
Bus from Terminal Bas Shahab Perdana Alor Setar to Terminal Bersepadu Selatan
Ave. Duration
6 h 37 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
plusliner.com.my
Book at
easybook.com
KBES
Website
kbes.com.my
Bus from Terminal Bas Shahab Perdana Alor Setar to Terminal Bersepadu Selatan
Ave. Duration
6 h 17 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
kbes.com.my
Book at
easybook.com
E-Mutiara Express
Website
e-mutiara.com.my
Bus from Terminal Bas Shahab Perdana Alor Setar to Terminal Bersepadu Selatan
Ave. Duration
6 h 22 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
e-mutiara.com.my
Book at
easybook.com
S&S International (M) Express
Website
ssinternational.com.my
Bus from Alor Setar to Terminal Bas Kluang
Ave. Duration
9 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18
Schedules at
ssinternational.com.my
Bus from Terminal Bas Kluang to JB Larkin Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
ssinternational.com.my
Book at
easybook.com

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The quickest flight from Alor Setar Airport to Senai Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 25 min.

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Alor Setar to Johor Bahru bus services, operated by Transnasional, arrive at Larkin Terminal station.

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Alor Setar to Johor Bahru train services, operated by KTM Malaysia Railway, arrive at Johor Bahru Sentral station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Alor Setar to Johor Bahru is 765 km. It takes approximately 8 h 1 min to drive from Alor Setar to Johor Bahru.

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Malaysia Airlines and AirAsia offer flights from Alor Setar Airport to Senai Airport.

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There are 1670+ hotels available in Johor Bahru. Prices start at $31 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Alor Setar to Alor Setar Airport is to taxi which takes 13 min and costs RM 23 - RM 28.

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