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There are 7 ways to get from George Town to Kuala Lumpur by car ferry, train, 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.

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Car ferry, train  •  5h 33m

  1. Take the car ferry from Raja Tun Uda Ferry Terminal to Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal
  2. Take the train from Butterworth to Kuala Lumpur Padang Besar

RM 36 - RM 72

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Car ferry, bus  •  6h 15m

  1. Take the car ferry from Raja Tun Uda Ferry Terminal to Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal
  2. Take the bus from Butterworth to KL Sentral

RM 37 - RM 43

Car ferry, bus via Bandar Tasik Selatan  •  6h 18m

  1. Take the car ferry from Raja Tun Uda Ferry Terminal to Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal
  2. Take the bus from Penang Sentral to Terminal Bersepadu Selatan

RM 37 - RM 50

Car ferry, drive  •  4h 3m

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

RM 66 - RM 107

Drive  •  3h 49m

  1. Drive from George Town to Kuala Lumpur 354.2 km

RM 70 - RM 110

Fly to Kuala Lumpur, train  •  3h 31m

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

RM 136 - RM 283

Fly to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah  •  4h 4m

  1. Fly from Penang (PEN) to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah (SZB) PEN - SZB

RM 134 - RM 314

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Last updated: July 14 | Data sourced from: ACAPS, OXFORD

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from George Town to Kuala Lumpur is to car ferry and bus which costs RM 35 - RM 45 and takes 6h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from George Town to Kuala Lumpur is to fly and train which costs RM 130 - RM 290 and takes 3h 31m.

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The distance between George Town and Kuala Lumpur is 294 km. The road distance is 354.2 km.

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The best way to get from George Town to Kuala Lumpur without a car is to car ferry and train which takes 5h 33m and costs RM 35 - RM 75.

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It takes approximately 5h 33m to get from George Town to Kuala Lumpur, including transfers.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between George Town to Kuala Lumpur is 354 km. It takes approximately 3h 49m to drive from George Town to Kuala Lumpur.

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

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There are 4132+ hotels available in Kuala Lumpur. Prices start at RM 500 per night.

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The best way to get from George Town to Penang Airport is to bus which takes 50 min and costs RM 1 - RM 4.

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Map of how to get from George Town to Kuala Lumpur.
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  • Distance: 294 km
  • Duration: 5h 33m

What companies run services between George Town, Malaysia and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia?

Malindo Airways and Firefly fly from George Town to Kuala Lumpur hourly.

Airlines
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Penang to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 200 - RM 850
Flights from Penang to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 190 - RM 700
Firefly
Website
fireflyz.com.my
Flights from Penang to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 200 - RM 850
Flights from Penang to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 190 - RM 700
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Penang to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 95 - RM 300
Flights from Penang to Kuala Lumpur via Langkawi
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
RM 95 - RM 300
Malindo Airways
Website
malindoair.com
Flights from Penang to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 190 - RM 350
Flights from Penang to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 150 - RM 600
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 13m
Frequency
4 times a day
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/
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
KKKL Express
Phone
012-784 9999
Email
enquiry@kkkl.com.my
Website
kkklexpress.com
Bus from Penang Sentral to Terminal Bersepadu Selatan
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
RM 35
Schedules at
kkklexpress.com
Book at
easybook.com
Plusliner
Phone
+60 3 4045 8878
Email
talk2us@ktb.com.my
Website
plusliner.com.my
Bus from Butterworth Bus Terminal to Kuala Lumpur Terminal Bersepadu Selatan
Ave. Duration
5h 3m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
RM 36
Schedules at
plusliner.com.my
Book at
easybook.com
Transnasional
Phone
+60 3 4045 8878
Email
talk2us@ktb.com.my
Website
transnasional.com.my
Bus from Butterworth to Terminal Bersepadu Selatan
Ave. Duration
5h 3m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
RM 36
Schedules at
transnasional.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 Raja Tun Uda Ferry Terminal to Sultan Abdul Halim 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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