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There are 7 ways to get from Kuala Lumpur to Alor Setar by plane, train, bus, taxi or car

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Fly from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah  •  2h 53m

  1. Fly from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah (SZB) to Alor Setar (AOR) SZB - AOR

RM 176 - RM 339

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Train  •  5h 3m

  1. Take the train from Kuala Lumpur to Alor Setar KL Sentral / ...

RM 40 - RM 75

5 alternative options

Train to Kuala Lumpur, fly  •  2h 58m

  1. Take the train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
  2. Fly from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Alor Setar (AOR) KUL - AOR

RM 163 - RM 298

Bus  •  5h 28m

  1. Take the bus from Kuala Lumpur Hentian Duta to Alor Setar

RM 50 - RM 65

Bus via Bandar Tasik Selatan  •  7h 33m

  1. Take the bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Terminal Bas Shahab Perdana Alor Setar

RM 47 - RM 56

Taxi  •  4h 38m

  1. Take a taxi from Kuala Lumpur to Alor Setar 436.9 km

RM 600 - RM 750

Drive  •  4h 38m

  1. Drive from Kuala Lumpur to Alor Setar 436.9 km

RM 85 - RM 130

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Advice

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

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The cheapest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Alor Setar is to bus via Bandar Tasik Selatan which costs RM 45 - RM 60 and takes 7h 33m.

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The quickest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Alor Setar is to fly which costs RM 170 - RM 340 and takes 2h 53m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Kuala Lumpur Hentian Duta and arriving at Alor Setar. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5h 28m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Kuala Lumpur and arriving at Alor Setar. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5h 3m.

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The distance between Kuala Lumpur and Alor Setar is 363 km. The road distance is 436.9 km.

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The best way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Alor Setar without a car is to train which takes 5h 3m and costs RM 40 - RM 75.

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It takes approximately 2h 53m to get from Kuala Lumpur to Alor Setar, including transfers.

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Kuala Lumpur to Alor Setar bus services, operated by Intercity Coach, depart from Kuala Lumpur Hentian Duta station.

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

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The best way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Alor Setar is to fly which takes 2h 53m and costs RM 170 - RM 340. Alternatively, you can train, which costs RM 40 - RM 75 and takes 5h 3m, you could also bus, which costs RM 50 - RM 65 and takes 5h 28m.

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Map of how to get from Kuala Lumpur to Alor Setar.
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  • Distance: 362.9 km
  • Duration: 2h 53m

What companies run services between Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Alor Setar, Malaysia?

Malindo Airways and Firefly fly from Kuala Lumpur to Alor Setar every 4 hours. Alternatively, KTM ETS Malaysia Railway operates a train from Kuala Lumpur to Alor Setar 3 times a day. Tickets cost RM 40 - RM 75 and the journey takes 5h 3m.

Airlines
Firefly
Website
fireflyz.com.my
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Alor Setar
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 480 - RM 800
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Alor Setar
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 250 - RM 650
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Alor Setar
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 480 - RM 800
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Alor Setar
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 250 - RM 650
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Alor Setar
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 100 - RM 250
Malindo Airways
Website
malindoair.com
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Alor Setar
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 220 - RM 420
Train operators
KLIA Express
Phone
+603 2267 8000
Website
kliaekspres.com
Train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
RM 40 - RM 70
Website
http://www.kliaekspres.com/
KTM ETS Malaysia Railway
Phone
03 2267 1200
Email
cllcenter@ktmb.com.my
Website
ktmb.com.my
Train from Kuala Lumpur to Alor Setar
Ave. Duration
5h 3m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
RM 40 - RM 75
Website
http://www.ktmb.com.my
Silver
RM 43 - RM 47
Gold
RM 65 - RM 75
Platinum
RM 85 - RM 100
Bus operators
Intercity Coach
Phone
+6012 4703155
Website
intercity.my
Bus from Kuala Lumpur Hentian Duta to Alor Setar
Ave. Duration
5h 28m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
RM 55
Schedules at
intercity.my
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Cosmic Express
Phone
03-6205 1399
Website
cosmicexpress.com.my
Bus from Hentian Duta to Alor Setar
Ave. Duration
6h 16m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
RM 52
Schedules at
cosmicexpress.com.my
Book at
easybook.com
Express Kesatuan
Phone
+6016-5217774
Website
easybook.com
Bus from Pudu Sentral to Alor Setar
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
RM 63
Schedules at
easybook.com
Plusliner
Phone
+60 3 4045 8878
Email
talk2us@ktb.com.my
Website
plusliner.com.my
Bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Terminal Bas Shahab Perdana Alor Setar
Ave. Duration
6h 17m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
RM 46
Schedules at
plusliner.com.my
Book at
easybook.com
Mayang Sari Express
Phone
(06) 985 0284
Email
expressmayangsari@yahoo.com
Website
mayangsariexpress.com.my
Bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Alor Setar
Ave. Duration
6h 17m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
RM 49
Schedules at
mayangsariexpress.com.my
Book at
easybook.com
Transnasional
Phone
+60 3 4045 8878
Email
talk2us@ktb.com.my
Website
transnasional.com.my
Bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Terminal Bas Shahab Perdana Alor Setar
Ave. Duration
6h 17m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
RM 46
Schedules at
easybook.com
Other operators
Taxi from Kuala Lumpur to Alor Setar
Ave. Duration
4h 38m
Estimated price
RM 600 - RM 750
Sunlight Taxi
Phone
1300-800-222
Website
sunlighttaxi.com
Public Cab
Phone
+603 6259 2020
Website
publiccab.com
Comfort Taxi
Phone
+603 8024 0507
Website
facebook.com
Blue Cab
Phone
+6012 212 1718
Website
bluecab.my

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The quickest flight from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport to Alor Setar Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Kuala Lumpur to Alor Setar bus services, operated by Intercity Coach, arrive at Alor Setar station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Kuala Lumpur to Alor Setar is 437 km. It takes approximately 4h 38m to drive from Kuala Lumpur to Alor Setar.

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

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There are 150+ hotels available in Alor Setar. Prices start at RM 500 per night.

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The best way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport is to train which takes 30 min and costs RM 3 - RM 11.

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