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

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

Train  •  4h 15m

  1. Take the train from Butterworth to Kuala Lumpur Padang Besar

RM 35 - RM 65

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4h 26m

  1. Take the bus from Butterworth to Hentian Duta

RM 34 - RM 36

6 alternative options

Bus via Kajang  •  6h

  1. Take the bus from Butterworth Bus Terminal to Kajang

RM 48 - RM 50

Drive  •  3h 42m

  1. Drive from Butterworth to Kuala Lumpur 347.1 km

RM 70 - RM 110

Car ferry to Penang, fly to Kuala Lumpur, train  •  4h 9m

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

RM 92 - RM 291

Car ferry to Penang, fly to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah  •  4h 43m

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

RM 95 - RM 292

Train to Alor Setar, fly to Kuala Lumpur, train  •  4h 16m

  1. Take the train from Butterworth 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 163 - RM 314

Train to Alor Setar, fly to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah  •  4h 45m

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

RM 121 - RM 285

Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Malaysia

There is widespread community transmission globally.
Some travel restrictions are being lifted in Malaysia. For the latest travel status, please check the official page for Malaysia.

For travel planning advice, please refer to our Rome2rio Coronavirus information page .

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Advice

Some international borders began to reopen in Malaysia from 5/4/2020.

Source Type: Media | Last updated: 5/5/2020

Domestic travel is restricted within Malaysia due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Source Type: Media | Last updated: 5/12/2020

Lockdown measures are currently in place for Malaysia. Leaving Malaysia may be in violation of local restrictions.

Source Type: Media | Last updated: 5/5/2020

Data sourced from: CDC, ACAPS, OXFORD

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Butterworth to Kuala Lumpur is to bus which costs RM 34 - RM 36 and takes 4h 26m.

More details

The quickest way to get from Butterworth to Kuala Lumpur is to drive which costs RM 70 - RM 110 and takes 3h 42m.

More details

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Butterworth and arriving at Hentian Duta. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 26m.

More details

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Butterworth and arriving at Kuala Lumpur. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 15m.

More details

The distance between Butterworth and Kuala Lumpur is 291 km. The road distance is 347.1 km.

Get driving directions

The best way to get from Butterworth to Kuala Lumpur without a car is to train which takes 4h 15m and costs RM 35 - RM 65.

More details

The train from Butterworth to Kuala Lumpur takes 4h 15m including transfers and departs every four hours.

More details

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

More details

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

More details

The best way to get from Butterworth to Kuala Lumpur is to train which takes 4h 15m and costs RM 35 - RM 65. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs RM 34 - RM 36 and takes 4h 26m.

Mode details

Map of how to get from Butterworth to Kuala Lumpur.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 291.3 km
  • Duration: 4h 15m

What companies run services between Butterworth, Malaysia and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia?

KTM ETS Malaysia Railway operates a train from Butterworth to Kuala Lumpur every 4 hours. Tickets cost RM 35 - RM 65 and the journey takes 4h 15m. Alternatively, Mara Liner operates a bus from Butterworth to Hentian Duta 4 times a day. Tickets cost RM 35 and the journey takes 4h 26m. KBES (Konsortium Bas Ekspres) also services this route twice daily.

Airlines
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Penang to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 95 - RM 340
Flights from Penang to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 100 - RM 270
Flights from Alor Setar to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 95 - RM 310
Flights from Alor Setar to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 100 - RM 250
Firefly
Website
fireflyz.com.my
Flights from Penang to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 95 - RM 340
Flights from Penang to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 100 - RM 270
Flights from Alor Setar to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 95 - RM 310
Flights from Alor Setar to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 100 - RM 250
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Penang to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 60 - RM 200
Flights from Penang to Kuala Lumpur via Langkawi
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
RM 60 - RM 200
Flights from Alor Setar to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 120 - RM 260
Malindo Airways
Website
malindoair.com
Flights from Penang to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 60 - RM 270
Flights from Penang to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 90 - RM 230
Flights from Alor Setar to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 85 - RM 260
Train operators
KTM ETS Malaysia Railway
Phone
03 2267 1200
Email
cllcenter@ktmb.com.my
Website
ktmb.com.my
Train from Butterworth to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
RM 35 - RM 65
Website
http://www.ktmb.com.my
Silver
RM 37 - RM 41
Gold
RM 55 - RM 65
Platinum
RM 70 - RM 85
KLIA Express
Phone
+603 2267 8000
Website
kliaekspres.com
Train from Klia T1 to KL Sentral
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
RM 40 - RM 70
Website
http://www.kliaekspres.com/
KTM Komuter
Phone
+603 - 2267 1200
Website
ktmb.com.my
Train from Butterworth to Anak Bukit
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
RM 12 - RM 14
Website
http://www.ktmb.com.my
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
E-Mutiara Express
Phone
(09) 774 2655
Email
hq@e-mutiara.com
Website
e-mutiara.com.my
Bus from Butterworth Bus Terminal to Kajang
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
RM 46
Schedules at
e-mutiara.com.my
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

Want to know more about travelling around the world?

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Read our range of informative guides on popular transport routes and companies - including How to travel India's Golden Triangle, Need to know: Jadrolinija and Train travel in Spain: A guide to Renfe - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

More Questions & Answers

The quickest flight from Penang Airport to Kuala Lumpur Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

Search flights

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

More details

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

More details

Yes, the driving distance between Butterworth to Kuala Lumpur is 347 km. It takes approximately 3h 42m to drive from Butterworth to Kuala Lumpur.

Get driving directions

Malindo Airways, Malaysia Airlines and AirAsia offer flights from Penang Airport to Kuala Lumpur Airport.

Search flights

There are 4848+ hotels available in Kuala Lumpur. Prices start at RM 500 per night.

More details