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There are 8 ways to get from Bukit Mertajam to Kuala Lumpur by train, bus, car, plane or car ferry

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Train  •  3h 54m

  1. Take the train from Bukit Mertajam to Kuala Lumpur Padang Besar

RM 50 - RM 60

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Bus  •  5h 38m

  1. Take the bus from Butterworth to Hentian Duta

RM 35

6 alternative options

Bus via KL Sentral  •  6h 7m

  1. Take the bus from Butterworth to KL Sentral

RM 36

Drive  •  3h 36m

  1. Drive from Bukit Mertajam to Kuala Lumpur 338.4 km

RM 60 - RM 95

Train to Alor Setar, fly to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah  •  4h 34m

  1. Take the train from Bukit Mertajam to Anak Bukit
  2. Fly from Alor Setar (AOR) to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah (SZB) AOR - SZB

RM 142 - RM 276

Train to Alor Setar, fly to Kuala Lumpur, train  •  4h 20m

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

RM 164 - RM 300

Bus, car ferry to Penang, fly to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah  •  5h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Bukit Mertajam to Butterworth Bus Terminal
  2. Take the car ferry from Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal to Raja Tun Uda Ferry Terminal
  3. Fly from Penang (PEN) to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah (SZB) PEN - SZB

Bus, car ferry to Penang, fly to Kuala Lumpur, train  •  5h 26m

  1. Take the bus from Bukit Mertajam to Butterworth Bus Terminal
  2. Take the car ferry from Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal to Raja Tun Uda Ferry Terminal
  3. Fly from Penang (PEN) to Kuala Lumpur (KUL) PEN - KUL
  4. Take the train from Klia T1 to KL Sentral

Bukit Mertajam to Kuala Lumpur by train

The train journey time between Bukit Mertajam and Kuala Lumpur is around 3h 57m and covers a distance of around 371 km. The fastest train normally takes 3h 54m. Services are operated by KTM ETS Malaysia Railway. Typically 48 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Bukit Mertajam to Kuala Lumpur train schedules

Bukit Mertajam → Kuala Lumpur
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Last updated: 10 May 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Bukit Mertajam to Kuala Lumpur is to bus which costs RM 35 and takes 5h 38m.

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The quickest way to get from Bukit Mertajam to Kuala Lumpur is to drive which costs RM 60 - RM 95 and takes 3h 36m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bukit Mertajam to Kuala Lumpur. However, there are services departing from Bukit Mertajam and arriving at Hentian Duta via Butterworth. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 38m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Bukit Mertajam and arriving at Kuala Lumpur. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 54m.

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It is 282 km from Bukit Mertajam to Kuala Lumpur. It is approximately 338.4 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Bukit Mertajam to Kuala Lumpur without a car is to train which takes 3h 54m and costs RM 50 - RM 60.

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The train from Bukit Mertajam to Kuala Lumpur takes 3h 54m including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Bukit Mertajam to Kuala Lumpur bus services, operated by Mara Liner, depart from Butterworth station.

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Bukit Mertajam to Kuala Lumpur train services, operated by KTM ETS Malaysia Railway, depart from Bukit Mertajam station.

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The best way to get from Bukit Mertajam to Kuala Lumpur is to train which takes 3h 54m and costs RM 50 - RM 60. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs RM 35 and takes 5h 38m.

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Map of how to get from Bukit Mertajam to Kuala Lumpur.
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  • Distance: 282.1 km
  • Duration: 3h 54m

What companies run services between Bukit Mertajam, Malaysia and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia?

KTM ETS Malaysia Railway operates a train from Bukit Mertajam to Kuala Lumpur every 4 hours. Tickets cost RM 50 - RM 60 and the journey takes 3h 54m. Alternatively, Mara Liner operates a bus from Butterworth to Hentian Duta 5 times a day. Tickets cost RM 35 and the journey takes 4h 26m.

Airlines
Firefly
Website
fireflyz.com.my
Flights from Alor Setar to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 150 - RM 380
Flights from Alor Setar to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 140 - RM 700
Flights from Penang to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 140 - RM 370
Flights from Penang to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 120 - RM 410
Flights from Penang to Kuala Lumpur via Sultan Ismail Petra
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 120 - RM 410
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Alor Setar to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 150 - RM 380
Flights from Alor Setar to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 140 - RM 700
Flights from Penang to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 140 - RM 370
Flights from Penang to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 120 - RM 410
Flights from Penang to Kuala Lumpur via Sultan Ismail Petra
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 120 - RM 410
Malindo Airways
Website
malindoair.com
Flights from Alor Setar to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 110 - RM 300
Flights from Penang to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 95 - RM 460
Flights from Penang to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 170 - RM 360
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Alor Setar to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 100 - RM 340
Flights from Penang to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 70 - RM 200
Flights from Penang to Kuala Lumpur via Langkawi
Ave. Duration
2h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 70 - RM 200
Flights from Penang to Kuala Lumpur via Sultan Ismail Petra
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
RM 70 - RM 200
Train operators
KTM ETS Malaysia Railway
Phone
03 2267 1200
Email
cllcenter@ktmb.com.my
Website
ktmb.com.my
Train from Bukit Mertajam to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
3h 54m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
RM 50 - RM 60
Website
http://www.ktmb.com.my
Silver
RM 37 - RM 40
Gold
RM 50 - RM 60
Platinum
RM 70 - RM 85
KTM Komuter
Phone
+603 - 2267 1200
Website
ktmb.com.my
Train from Bukit Mertajam to Anak Bukit
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
RM 11 - RM 13
Website
http://www.ktmb.com.my
KLIA Express
Phone
+603 2267 8000
Website
kliaekspres.com
Train from Klia T1 to KL Sentral
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
RM 35 - RM 55
Website
http://www.kliaekspres.com/
Bus operators
KBES (Konsortium Bas Ekspres)
Phone
05-891 7382
Website
kbes.com.my
Bus from Butterworth to KL Sentral
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
RM 36
Schedules at
kbes.com.my
Book at
easybook.com
Sri Maju
Phone
+604 313 4620
Email
srimajutours@srimaju.com
Website
srimaju.com
Bus from Bukit Mertajam to Butterworth Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Schedules at
srimaju.com
Book at
easybook.com
Ferry operators
Rapid Ferry
Phone
03-7885 2585
Email
suggest@rapidkl.com.my
Website
myrapid.com.my
Car ferry from Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal to Raja Tun Uda Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
RM 1 - RM 8
Schedules at
myrapid.com.my
Adult passenger
RM 2
Car
RM 8
Bicycle
RM 2
Motorcycle
RM 2
Tricycle
RM 3

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The quickest flight from Alor Setar Airport to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Bukit Mertajam to Kuala Lumpur bus services, operated by Mara Liner, arrive at Hentian Duta station.

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Bukit Mertajam 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 Bukit Mertajam to Kuala Lumpur is 338 km. It takes approximately 3h 36m to drive from Bukit Mertajam to Kuala Lumpur.

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Malindo Airways and Firefly offer flights from Alor Setar Airport to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport.

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There are 1450+ hotels available in Kuala Lumpur. Prices start at RM 500 per night.

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