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

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Train  •  4h 43m

  1. Take the train from Kuala Lumpur to Alor Setar

RM 40 - RM 75

Cheapest option

Bus via Bandar Tasik Selatan  •  7h 44m

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

RM 37 - RM 61

5 alternative options

Bus  •  5h 28m

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

RM 50

Taxi  •  4h 38m

  1. Take a taxi from Kuala Lumpur to Alor Setar 273.1 miles

RM 600 - RM 750

Drive  •  4h 38m

  1. Drive from Kuala Lumpur to Alor Setar 273.1 miles

RM 85 - RM 130

Fly from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah  •  3h

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

RM 101 - RM 399

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 103 - RM 418

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The cheapest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Alor Setar is to bus which costs RM 50 and takes 5h 28m.

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The quickest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Alor Setar is to train and fly which costs RM 100 - RM 420 and takes 2h 58m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Kuala Lumpur Hentian Duta and arriving at Alor Setar. Services depart twice daily, 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 five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 43m.

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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 4h 43m and costs RM 40 - RM 75.

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The train from Kuala Lumpur to Alor Setar takes 4h 43m including transfers and departs five times a day.

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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 train which takes 4h 43m and costs RM 40 - RM 75. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs RM 50 and takes 5h 28m, you could also fly, which costs RM 100 - RM 400 and takes 3h.

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Map of how to get from Kuala Lumpur to Alor Setar.
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  • Distance: 226.8 miles
  • Duration: 4h 43m

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

KTM ETS Malaysia Railway operates a train from Kuala Lumpur to Alor Setar 5 times a day. Tickets cost RM 40 - RM 75 and the journey takes 4h 43m. Alternatively, Intercity Coach operates a bus from Kuala Lumpur to Alor Setar twice daily. Tickets cost RM 50 and the journey takes 5h 28m.

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 80 - RM 410
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Alor Setar
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 90 - RM 850
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Alor Setar
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 80 - RM 410
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Alor Setar
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 90 - RM 850
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Alor Setar
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 40 - RM 440
Malindo Airways
Website
malindoair.com
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Alor Setar
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 95 - RM 440
Train operators
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
4h 43m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
RM 40 - RM 75
Schedules at
ktmb.com.my
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12go.asia
Silver
RM 43 - RM 47
Gold
RM 65 - RM 75
Platinum
RM 85 - RM 100
KLIA Express
Website
kliaekspres.com
Train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
Ave. Duration
30m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
RM 40 - RM 70
Schedules at
kliaekspres.com
Bus operators
Intercity Coach
Phone
+6012 4703155
Website
intercity.my
Bus from Kuala Lumpur Hentian Duta to Alor Setar
Ave. Duration
5h 28m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
RM 50
Schedules at
intercity.my
Book 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 37m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
RM 37
Schedules at
plusliner.com.my
Book at
easybook.com
E-Mutiara Express
Phone
(09) 774 2655
Email
hq@e-mutiara.com
Website
e-mutiara.com.my
Bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Terminal Bas Shahab Perdana Alor Setar
Ave. Duration
6h 17m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
RM 43
Schedules at
e-mutiara.com.my
Book at
easybook.com
KBES (Konsortium Bas Ekspres)
Phone
05-891 7382
Website
kbes.com.my
Bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Terminal Bas Shahab Perdana Alor Setar
Ave. Duration
6h 17m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
RM 42
Schedules at
kbes.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
Other operators
Taxi from Kuala Lumpur to Alor Setar
Ave. Duration
4h 38m
Estimated price
RM 600 - RM 750
Sunlight Taxi
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 135+ hotels available in Alor Setar. Prices start at RM 103 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 30m and costs RM 3 - RM 11.

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