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

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Train  •  4h 5m

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

RM 55 - RM 65

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4h 26m

  1. Take the bus from Butterworth to Hentian Duta

RM 34 - RM 36

6 alternative options

Car ferry, bus  •  6h 30m

  1. Take the car ferry from Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal to Raja Tun Uda Ferry Terminal
  2. Take the bus from George Town Penang to KL Sentral Station VIP

RM 41 - RM 50

Drive  •  3h 41m

  1. Drive from Butterworth to Kuala Lumpur 345.7 km

RM 65 - RM 95

Car ferry to Penang, fly to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah  •  4h 44m

  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 100 - RM 312

Car ferry to Penang, fly to Kuala Lumpur, train  •  4h 39m

  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 107 - RM 286

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 143 - RM 277

Train to Alor Setar, fly to Kuala Lumpur, train  •  4h 31m

  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 165 - RM 301

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

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The fastest way to get from Butterworth to Kuala Lumpur is to drive. Taking this option will cost RM 65 - RM 95 and takes 3h 41m.

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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.

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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 5m.

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The distance between Butterworth and Kuala Lumpur is 291 km. The road distance is 345.7 km.

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The best way to get from Butterworth to Kuala Lumpur without a car is to train which takes 4h 5m and costs RM 55 - RM 65.

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The train from Butterworth to Kuala Lumpur takes 4h 5m including transfers and departs every four hours.

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

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

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The best way to get from Butterworth to Kuala Lumpur is to train which takes 4h 5m and costs RM 55 - RM 65. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs RM 34 - RM 36 and takes 4h 26m.

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Map of how to get from Butterworth to Kuala Lumpur.
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  • Distance: 291.3 km
  • Duration: 4h 5m

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 55 - RM 65 and the journey takes 4h 5m. 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. KBES (Konsortium Bas Ekspres) also services this route twice daily.

Airlines
Firefly
Website
fireflyz.com.my
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
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
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
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
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
Malindo Airways
Website
malindoair.com
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
Flights from Alor Setar to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 110 - RM 300
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
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
Flights from Alor Setar to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 100 - RM 340
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 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
RM 55 - 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
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
RM 35 - RM 55
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
Every 3 hours
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
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Billion Stars Express
Phone
+60111 0661111
Website
billionstarsexpress.com
Bus from George Town Penang to KL Sentral Station
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
RM 39
Schedules at
12go.asia
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 Penang Airport to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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

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Butterworth 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 Butterworth to Kuala Lumpur is 346 km. It takes approximately 3h 41m to drive from Butterworth to Kuala Lumpur.

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

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There are 4652+ hotels available in Kuala Lumpur. Prices start at RM 500 per night.

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