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

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Train  •  4h 4m

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

RM 35 - RM 65

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Bus  •  4h 41m

  1. Take the bus from Hentian Duta to Penang Sentral

RM 34 - RM 36

5 alternative options

Drive  •  3h 40m

  1. Drive from Kuala Lumpur to Butterworth 345.1 km

RM 65 - RM 100

Fly Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Penang, car ferry  •  4h 30m

  1. Fly from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah (SZB) to Penang (PEN) SZB - PEN
  2. Take the car ferry from Raja Tun Uda Ferry Terminal to Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal

RM 156 - RM 323

Train to Kuala Lumpur, fly to Penang, car ferry  •  4h 47m

  1. Take the train from KL Sentral to KLIA T1
  2. Fly from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Penang (PEN) KUL - PEN
  3. Take the car ferry from Raja Tun Uda Ferry Terminal to Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal

RM 100 - RM 357

Fly Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Alor Setar, train  •  5h 1m

  1. Fly from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah (SZB) to Alor Setar (AOR) SZB - AOR
  2. Take the train from Anak Bukit to Butterworth

RM 182 - RM 345

Train to Kuala Lumpur, fly to Alor Setar, train  •  5h 14m

  1. Take the train from KL Sentral to KLIA T1
  2. Fly from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Alor Setar (AOR) KUL - AOR
  3. Take the train from Anak Bukit to Butterworth

RM 166 - RM 299

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The cheapest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Butterworth is to bus which costs RM 34 - RM 36 and takes 4h 41m.

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The quickest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Butterworth is to drive which costs RM 65 - RM 100 and takes 3h 40m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Hentian Duta and arriving at Penang Sentral. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 41m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Kuala Lumpur and arriving at Butterworth. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 4m.

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The distance between Kuala Lumpur and Butterworth is 291 km. The road distance is 345.1 km.

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The best way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Butterworth without a car is to train which takes 4h 4m and costs RM 35 - RM 65.

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The train from Kuala Lumpur to Butterworth takes 4h 4m including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Kuala Lumpur to Butterworth bus services, operated by Cosmic Express, depart from Hentian Duta station.

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Kuala Lumpur to Butterworth 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 Butterworth is to train which takes 4h 4m and costs RM 35 - RM 65. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs RM 34 - RM 36 and takes 4h 41m.

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Map of how to get from Kuala Lumpur to Butterworth.
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  • Distance: 291.3 km
  • Duration: 4h 4m

What companies run services between Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Butterworth, Malaysia?

KTM ETS Malaysia Railway operates a train from Kuala Lumpur to Butterworth every 4 hours. Tickets cost RM 35 - RM 65 and the journey takes 4h 4m. Alternatively, Cosmic Express operates a bus from Hentian Duta to Penang Sentral every 4 hours. Tickets cost RM 36 and the journey takes 4h 41m. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Firefly
Website
fireflyz.com.my
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Penang
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 190 - RM 700
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Penang
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 200 - RM 900
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Alor Setar
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 310 - RM 700
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Alor Setar
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 250 - RM 750
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Penang
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 190 - RM 700
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Penang
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 200 - RM 900
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Alor Setar
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 310 - RM 700
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Alor Setar
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 250 - RM 750
Malindo Airways
Website
malindoair.com
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Penang
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 150 - RM 430
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Penang
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 200 - RM 360
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Alor Setar
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 240 - RM 440
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Penang
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 60 - RM 360
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Alor Setar
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 100 - RM 300
Train operators
KTM ETS Malaysia Railway
Phone
03 2267 1200
Email
cllcenter@ktmb.com.my
Website
ktmb.com.my
Train from Kuala Lumpur to Butterworth
Ave. Duration
4h 4m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
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 KL Sentral to KLIA T1
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
RM 35 - RM 55
Website
http://www.kliaekspres.com/
KTM Komuter
Phone
+603 - 2267 1200
Website
ktmb.com.my
Train from Anak Bukit to Butterworth
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
RM 12 - RM 14
Website
http://www.ktmb.com.my
Bus operators
Cosmic Express
Phone
03-6205 1399
Website
cosmicexpress.com.my
Bus from Hentian Duta to Penang Sentral
Ave. Duration
4h 41m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
RM 36
Schedules at
cosmicexpress.com.my
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easybook.com
Etika Express
Phone
03-9287 7799
Email
etikadelta@yahoo.com
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Hentian Duta to Butterworth
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
RM 35
Schedules at
facebook.com
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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The quickest flight from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport to Penang Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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Kuala Lumpur to Butterworth bus services, operated by Cosmic Express, arrive at Penang Sentral station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Kuala Lumpur to Butterworth is 345 km. It takes approximately 3h 40m to drive from Kuala Lumpur to Butterworth.

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

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There are 1232+ hotels available in Butterworth. 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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