There are 7 ways to get from Genting Highlands to George Town by train, car ferry, bus, car 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, car ferry  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Batang Kali to Butterworth
  2. Take the car ferry from Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal to Raja Tun Uda Ferry Terminal

$28 - $39

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Bus  •  5 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from First World Genting Highlands to Penang Komtar

$11

5 alternative options

Bus, car ferry  •  7 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from First World Hotel to Kamunting
  2. Take the bus from Kamunting to Butterworth
  3. Take the car ferry from Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal to Raja Tun Uda Ferry Terminal

$10 - $12

Drive, car ferry  •  4 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Genting Highlands to Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal
  2. Take the car ferry from Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal to Raja Tun Uda Ferry Terminal

$17 - $25

Drive  •  4 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Genting Highlands to George Town 223.2 miles

$16 - $25

Bus, train to Kuala Lumpur, fly  •  5 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Awana Bus Terminal to KL Sentral
  2. Take the train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
  3. Fly from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Penang (PEN) KUL - PEN

$24 - $78

Bus to Kuala Lumpur Subang, fly  •  6 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Awana Bus Terminal to KL Sentral
  2. Fly from Kuala Lumpur Subang (SZB) to Penang (PEN) SZB - PEN

$24 - $77

Questions & Answers

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from First World Genting Highlands and arriving at Penang Komtar. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 24 min.

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The distance between Genting Highlands and George Town is 274 km. The road distance is 357.1 km.

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The best way to get from Genting Highlands to George Town without a car is to train and car ferry which takes 5 h 15 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 15 min to get from Genting Highlands to George Town, including transfers.

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Genting Highlands to George Town bus services, operated by Shanhua Travel & Tours, depart from First World Genting Highlands station.

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

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Genting Highlands to George Town bus services, operated by Shanhua Travel & Tours, arrive at Penang Komtar station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Genting Highlands to George Town is 357 km. It takes approximately 4 h 25 min to drive from Genting Highlands to George Town.

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

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There are 1296+ hotels available in George Town. Prices start at $29 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Genting Highlands to George Town.
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  • Distance: 171.1 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 15 min

What companies run services between Genting Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia and George Town, Malaysia?

Shanhua Travel & Tours operates a bus from Genting Highlands to George Town once daily. Tickets cost $11 and the journey takes 5 h 24 min.

Airlines
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Penang
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$22 - $120
Flights from Kuala Lumpur Subang to Penang
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$22 - $120
Firefly
Website
fireflyz.com.my
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Penang
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$22 - $120
Flights from Kuala Lumpur Subang to Penang
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$22 - $120
Malindo Airways
Website
malindoair.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Penang
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$13 - $110
Flights from Kuala Lumpur Subang to Penang
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $110
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Penang
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$10 - $80
Train operators
KTM ETS Malaysia Railway
Phone
03 2267 1200
Email
cllcenter@ktmb.com.my
Website
ktmb.com.my
Train from Batang Kali to Butterworth
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Schedules at
ktmb.com.my
Book at
12go.asia
Silver
$7 - $9
Gold
$11 - $13
Platinum
$14 - $17
KLIA Express
Website
kliaekspres.com
Train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Schedules at
kliaekspres.com
Bus operators
Shanhua Travel & Tours
Website
easybook.com
Bus from First World Genting Highlands to Penang Komtar
Ave. Duration
5 h 24 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
easybook.com
Perak Transit
Website
peraktransit.com.my
Bus from Kamunting to Butterworth
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
peraktransit.com.my
Book at
easybook.com
Genting Express
Bus from Awana Bus Terminal to KL Sentral
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
rwgenting.com
Ferry operators
Rapid Ferry
Car ferry from Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal to Raja Tun Uda Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
myrapid.com.my
Adult passenger
$1
Car
$2

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