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There are 8 ways to get from Johor to Kepala Batas by plane, car ferry, taxi, train, bus or car

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Fly Senai to Penang, car ferry, taxi  •  3h 41m

  1. Fly from Senai (JHB) to Penang (PEN) JHB - PEN
  2. Take the car ferry from Raja Tun Uda Ferry Terminal to Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal
  3. Take a taxi from Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal to Kepala Batas

RM 170 - RM 298

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Train  •  12h 38m

  1. Take the train from Johor Bahru Sentral to Gemas KTM Intercity
  2. Take the train from Gemas to Tasek Gelugor Gemas

RM 116 - RM 161

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Fly Singapore Changi to Penang, car ferry, taxi  •  4h 24m

  1. Fly from Singapore Changi (SIN) to Penang (PEN) SIN - PEN
  2. Take the car ferry from Raja Tun Uda Ferry Terminal to Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal
  3. Take a taxi from Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal to Kepala Batas

RM 360 - RM 878

Fly Senai to Alor Setar, train  •  3h 37m

  1. Fly from Senai (JHB) to Alor Setar (AOR) JHB - AOR
  2. Take the train from Anak Bukit to Tasek Gelugor

RM 157 - RM 368

Bus, train  •  10h 22m

  1. Take the bus from JB Larkin Terminal to Terminal Bersepadu Selatan
  2. Take the train from Bandar Tasik Selatan to Tasek Gelugor Gemas

RM 120 - RM 142

Bus  •  10h 41m

  1. Take the bus from Johor Bahru to Butterworth

RM 125 - RM 150

Bus via Sungai Petani  •  11h 13m

  1. Take the bus from JB Larkin Terminal to Sungai Petani

RM 125 - RM 140

Drive  •  7h 11m

  1. Drive from Johor Bahru to Kepala Batas 690 km

RM 130 - RM 190

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The cheapest way to get from Johor to Kepala Batas is to bus and train which costs RM 120 - RM 150 and takes 10h 22m.

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The quickest way to get from Johor to Kepala Batas is to fly and train which costs RM 150 - RM 370 and takes 3h 37m.

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The distance between Johor and Kepala Batas is 514 km. The road distance is 690 km.

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The best way to get from Johor to Kepala Batas without a car is to bus and train which takes 10h 22m and costs RM 120 - RM 150.

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It takes approximately 3h 41m to get from Johor to Kepala Batas, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Johor to Kepala Batas is to bus which takes 10h 41m and costs RM 120 - RM 150. Alternatively, you can train, which costs RM 110 - RM 170 and takes 12h 38m.

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The quickest flight from Senai Airport to Penang Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Johor to Kepala Batas is 690 km. It takes approximately 7h 11m to drive from Johor to Kepala Batas.

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Malaysia Airlines, Firefly and AirAsia offer flights from Senai Airport to Penang Airport.

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There are 890+ hotels available in Kepala Batas. Prices start at RM 500 per night.

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Map of how to get from Johor to Kepala Batas.
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  • Distance: 514 km
  • Duration: 3h 41m

What companies run services between Johor, Malaysia and Kepala Batas, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia?

KPB Express operates a bus from Johor Bahru to Butterworth 4 times a day. Tickets cost RM 65 and the journey takes 9h 9m. Mayang Sari Express also services this route once daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Johor Bahru to Kepala Batas via Gemas and Tasek Gelugor in around 12h 38m.

Airlines
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Senai to Penang
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 150 - RM 370
Flights from Senai to Penang via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 150 - RM 370
Flights from Singapore Changi to Penang
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 95 - RM 150
Flights from Senai to Alor Setar
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 85 - RM 420
Flights from Senai to Alor Setar via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 85 - RM 420
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Senai to Penang
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 330 - RM 600
Flights from Senai to Penang via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 310 - RM 700
Flights from Singapore Changi to Penang
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 850 - RM 1000
Flights from Singapore Changi to Penang via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 550 - RM 1600
Flights from Senai to Alor Setar via Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 290 - RM 750
Flights from Senai to Alor Setar via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 270 - RM 600
Firefly
Website
fireflyz.com.my
Flights from Senai to Penang
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 330 - RM 600
Flights from Senai to Penang via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 310 - RM 700
Flights from Senai to Alor Setar via Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 290 - RM 750
SilkAir
Website
singaporeair.com
Flights from Singapore Changi to Penang
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 600 - RM 1000
Scoot Tigerair
Website
flyscoot.com
Flights from Singapore Changi to Penang
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 430 - RM 1100
Jetstar Asia Airways
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Singapore Changi to Penang
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 60 - RM 950
Train operators
KTM Komuter
Phone
+603 - 2267 1200
Website
ktmb.com.my
Train from Anak Bukit to Tasek Gelugor
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
RM 9 - RM 11
Website
http://www.ktmb.com.my
KTM ETS Malaysia Railway
Phone
03 2267 1200
Email
cllcenter@ktmb.com.my
Website
ktmb.com.my
Train from Anak Bukit to Tasek Gelugor
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
RM 16 - RM 19
Website
http://www.ktmb.com.my
Silver
RM 14 - RM 15
Gold
RM 16 - RM 19
Platinum
RM 20 - RM 24
Train from Bandar Tasik Selatan to Tasek Gelugor
Ave. Duration
4h 41m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
RM 55 - RM 65
Website
http://www.ktmb.com.my
Silver
RM 38 - RM 42
Gold
RM 55 - RM 65
Platinum
RM 75 - RM 85
Train from Gemas to Tasek Gelugor
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
RM 75 - RM 90
Website
http://www.ktmb.com.my
Silver
RM 51 - RM 55
Gold
RM 75 - RM 90
Platinum
RM 100 - RM 120
KTM Malaysia Railway
Phone
03 2267 1200
Email
cllcenter@ktmb.com.my
Website
ktmb.com.my
Train from Johor Bahru Sentral to Gemas
Ave. Duration
4h 41m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
RM 11 - RM 35
Website
https://www.ktmb.com.my/
Economy
RM 11 - RM 13
Superior
RM 17 - RM 23
Superior Night
RM 24 - RM 35
Premier
RM 35 - RM 38
Premier Night
RM 50 - RM 60
Bus operators
StarMart Express
Phone
+60 5 847 5055
Email
CS@starmartonline.com
Website
starmartbus.com
Bus from JB Larkin Terminal to Terminal Bersepadu Selatan
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
RM 35
Schedules at
starmartbus.com
Book at
12go.asia
KKKL Express
Phone
012-784 9999
Email
enquiry@kkkl.com.my
Website
kkklexpress.com
Bus from JB Larkin Terminal to Terminal Bersepadu Selatan
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
RM 36
Schedules at
kkklexpress.com
Book at
easybook.com
LA Holidays
Phone
+ 6012-389 5689
Email
general@laholidays.com.my
Website
laholidays.my
Bus from Johor Larkin Terminal to Terminal Bersepadu Selatan Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
RM 35
Schedules at
laholidays.my
Book at
easybook.com
Transnasional
Phone
+60 3 4045 8878
Email
talk2us@ktb.com.my
Website
redbus.my
Bus from Larkin Terminal to Terminal Bersepadu Selatan
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
RM 36
Schedules at
redbus.my
Book at
12go.asia
KPB Express
Phone
+604 332 6815
Website
kpbekspres.com
Bus from Johor Bahru to Butterworth
Ave. Duration
9h 9m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
RM 65
Schedules at
easybook.com
Mayang Sari Express
Phone
(06) 985 0284
Email
expressmayangsari@yahoo.com
Website
mayangsariexpress.com.my
Bus from JB Larkin Terminal to Butterworth Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
9h 12m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
RM 75
Schedules at
mayangsariexpress.com.my
Book at
easybook.com
Bus from JB Larkin Terminal to Sungai Petani
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
RM 75
Schedules at
mayangsariexpress.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
Other operators
Taxi from Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal to Kepala Batas
Ave. Duration
19 min
Estimated price
RM 60 - RM 75
Sunshine Radio Taxi
Phone
+604 642 5961
Website
penang-traveltips.com
Penang Taxi Drivers Association
Phone
+604 262 5721
Website
penang-traveltips.com
Grab Taxi
Website
grab.com

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The best way to get from Johor to Senai Airport is to taxi which takes 12 min and costs RM 17 - RM 21.

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