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There are 7 ways to get from Alor Setar to Kuala Lumpur by plane, train, bus, taxi or car

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Fly to Kuala Lumpur, train  •  1 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Alor Setar (AOR) to Kuala Lumpur (KUL) AOR - KUL
  2. Take the train from Klia T1 to KL Sentral

$25 - $99

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Train  •  4 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Alor Setar to Kuala Lumpur

$10 - $18

5 alternative options

Fly to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah  •  2 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Alor Setar (AOR) to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah (SZB) AOR - SZB

$25 - $98

Bus S&S International (M) Express  •  6 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Alor Setar to Pudu Sentral

$11 - $16

Bus Plusliner  •  6 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Alor Setar to Terminal Bersepadu Selatan

$12 - $13

Taxi  •  4 h 40 min

  1. Take a taxi from Alor Setar to Kuala Lumpur 272.5 miles

$140 - $180

Drive  •  4 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Alor Setar to Kuala Lumpur 272.5 miles

$20 - $30

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Alor Setar to Kuala Lumpur is to bus which costs RM 48 - RM 53 and takes 6 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Alor Setar to Kuala Lumpur is to fly and train which costs RM 100 - RM 410 and takes 1 h 58 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Alor Setar and arriving at Pudu Sentral. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 17 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Alor Setar and arriving at Kuala Lumpur. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 53 min.

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The distance between Alor Setar and Kuala Lumpur is 363 km. The road distance is 436 km.

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The best way to get from Alor Setar to Kuala Lumpur without a car is to train which takes 4 h 53 min and costs RM 40 - RM 75.

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It takes approximately 1 h 58 min to get from Alor Setar to Kuala Lumpur, including transfers.

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Alor Setar to Kuala Lumpur bus services, operated by S&S International (M) Express, depart from Alor Setar station.

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Alor Setar to Kuala Lumpur 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 Kuala Lumpur is to fly which takes 2 h 55 min and costs RM 100 - RM 410. Alternatively, you can train, which costs RM 40 - RM 75 and takes 4 h 53 min, you could also bus, which costs RM 45 - RM 65 and takes 6 h 17 min.

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Map of how to get from Alor Setar to Kuala Lumpur.
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  • Distance: 226.8 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 58 min

What companies run services between Alor Setar, Malaysia and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia?

Firefly and Malindo Airways fly from Alor Setar to Kuala Lumpur every 4 hours. Alternatively, KTM ETS Malaysia Railway operates a train from Alor Setar to Kuala Lumpur 5 times a day. Tickets cost $10 - $18 and the journey takes 4 h 53 min.

Airlines
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Alor Setar to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$22 - $200
Flights from Alor Setar to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$19 - $100
Firefly
Website
fireflyz.com.my
Flights from Alor Setar to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$22 - $200
Flights from Alor Setar to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$19 - $100
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Alor Setar to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$10 - $110
Malindo Airways
Website
malindoair.com
Flights from Alor Setar to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $110
Train operators
KLIA Express
Website
kliaekspres.com
Train from Klia T1 to KL Sentral
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Schedules at
kliaekspres.com
KTM ETS Malaysia Railway
Phone
03 2267 1200
Email
cllcenter@ktmb.com.my
Website
ktmb.com.my
Train from Alor Setar to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
4 h 53 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Schedules at
ktmb.com.my
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Silver
$10 - $12
Gold
$15 - $18
Platinum
$20 - $24
Bus operators
S&S International (M) Express
Website
ssinternational.com.my
Bus from Alor Setar to Pudu Sentral
Ave. Duration
6 h 17 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
ssinternational.com.my
Express Kesatuan
Website
easybook.com
Bus from Alor Setar to Pudu Sentral
Ave. Duration
6 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16
Schedules at
easybook.com
Plusliner
Website
plusliner.com.my
Bus from Alor Setar to Terminal Bersepadu Selatan
Ave. Duration
6 h 22 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
plusliner.com.my
Book at
easybook.com
Other operators
Taxi from Alor Setar to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Estimated price
$140 - $180

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The quickest flight from Alor Setar Airport to Kuala Lumpur Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Alor Setar to Kuala Lumpur bus services, operated by S&S International (M) Express, arrive at Pudu Sentral station.

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Alor Setar to Kuala Lumpur train services, operated by KTM ETS Malaysia Railway, arrive at Kuala Lumpur station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Alor Setar to Kuala Lumpur is 436 km. It takes approximately 4 h 40 min to drive from Alor Setar to Kuala Lumpur.

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

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There are 4349+ hotels available in Kuala Lumpur. Prices start at $28 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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