There are 7 ways to get from Kuala Lumpur to Bukit Mertajam by train, bus, car, plane or car ferry

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  •  3 h 58 min

  1. EG9412

$9 - $15

6 alternative options

Bus  •  6 h 13 min

$10 - $12

Drive  •  3 h 38 min

  1. 211.8 miles

$15 - $23

Train to Kuala Lumpur, fly to Penang, car ferry  •  4 h 41 min

  1. KUL - PEN

$36 - $87

Train to Kuala Lumpur, fly to Alor Setar, KTM Komuter  •  4 h 32 min

  1. KUL - AOR

$30 - $98

Fly Kuala Lumpur Subang to Penang, car ferry, train  •  4 h 54 min

  1. SZB - PEN

$31 - $89

Fly Kuala Lumpur Subang to Alor Setar, KTM Komuter  •  4 h 56 min

  1. SZB - AOR

$25 - $100

What companies run services between Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Bukit Mertajam, Malaysia?

KTM ETS Malaysia Railway operates a train from Kuala Lumpur to Bukit Mertajam every 3 hours. Tickets cost $9 - $15 and the journey takes 3 h 58 min. Alternatively, Transnasional operates a bus from Kuala Lumpur to Bukit Mertajam every 2 hours. Tickets cost $9 and the journey takes 5 h 2 min. Two other operators also service this route.

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 to Alor Setar
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$22 - $200
Flights from Kuala Lumpur Subang to Penang
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$22 - $120
Flights from Kuala Lumpur Subang to Alor Setar
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$19 - $100
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 to Alor Setar
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$22 - $200
Flights from Kuala Lumpur Subang to Penang
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$22 - $120
Flights from Kuala Lumpur Subang to Alor Setar
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$19 - $100
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Penang
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$10 - $80
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Alor Setar
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$10 - $110
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
Flights from Kuala Lumpur Subang to Alor Setar
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $110
Train operators
KTM ETS Malaysia Railway
Phone
03 2267 1200
Email
cllcenter@ktmb.com.my
Website
ktmb.com.my
Train from Kuala Lumpur to Bukit Mertajam
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Schedules at
intranet.ktmb.com.my
Book at
12go.asia
Silver
$9 - $10
Gold
$13 - $15
Platinum
$17 - $20
Train from Butterworth to Bukit Mertajam
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
intranet.ktmb.com.my
Book at
12go.asia
Silver
$2 - $3
Gold
$1 - $3
Platinum
$1 - $3
KLIA Express
Website
kliaekspres.com
Train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
kliaekspres.com
KTM Komuter
Website
spad.gov.my
Train from Anak Bukit to Bukit Mertajam
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
intranet4.ktmb.com.my
Book at
12go.asia
Bus operators
Transnasional
Etika Express
Plusliner
Website
plusliner.com.my
Bus from Kuala Lumpur Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Butterworth
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
plusliner.com.my
Book at
easybook.com
Ferry operators
Penang Port
Website
penangport.com.my
Car ferry from Raja Tun Uda Ferry Terminal to Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
penangport.com.my

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Kuala Lumpur and Bukit Mertajam is 282 km. The road distance is 339 km.

The cheapest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Bukit Mertajam is to bus which costs RM 35 - RM 50 and takes 6 h 13 min.

The quickest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Bukit Mertajam is to drive which takes 3 h 38 min and costs RM 60 - RM 95.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Kuala Lumpur and arriving at Bukit Mertajam. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 58 min.

The train from Kuala Lumpur to Bukit Mertajam takes 3 h 58 min including transfers and departs every three hours.