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There are 8 ways to get from Kuala Lumpur to Butterworth by train, bus, car, plane or car ferry

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Train  •  4h 18m

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

RM 35 - RM 60

Cheapest option

Bus via Ipoh  •  6h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Ipoh
  2. Take the bus from Ipoh Aman Jaya to Butterworth Bus Terminal

RM 31 - RM 63

6 alternative options

Bus  •  4h 46m

  1. Take the bus from Hentian Duta to Butterworth

RM 35 - RM 40

Drive  •  3h 40m

  1. Drive from Kuala Lumpur to Butterworth 215.7 miles

RM 65 - RM 100

Fly Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Penang, car ferry  •  4h 37m

  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 76 - RM 302

Train to Kuala Lumpur, fly to Penang, car ferry  •  4h 46m

  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 83 - RM 301

Fly Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Alor Setar, train  •  4h 59m

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

RM 107 - RM 405

Train to Kuala Lumpur, fly to Alor Setar, train  •  5h 3m

  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 109 - RM 424

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The cheapest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Butterworth is to bus which costs RM 35 - RM 40 and takes 4h 46m.

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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 Butterworth. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 46m.

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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 18m.

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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 18m and costs RM 35 - RM 60.

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The train from Kuala Lumpur to Butterworth takes 4h 18m including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Kuala Lumpur to Butterworth bus services, operated by Etika 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 18m and costs RM 35 - RM 60. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs RM 35 - RM 40 and takes 4h 46m.

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Map of how to get from Kuala Lumpur to Butterworth.
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  • Distance: 182 miles
  • Duration: 4h 18m

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 60 and the journey takes 4h 18m. Alternatively, Etika Express operates a bus from Kuala Lumpur to Butterworth every 4 hours. Tickets cost RM 35 and the journey takes 4h 46m. Mara Liner also services this route 4 times a day.

Airlines
Firefly
Website
fireflyz.com.my
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Penang
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 90 - RM 470
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Penang
Ave. Duration
57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 90 - RM 490
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 Penang
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 90 - RM 470
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Penang
Ave. Duration
57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 90 - RM 490
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 Penang
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 40 - RM 320
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 Penang
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 75 - RM 440
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Penang
Ave. Duration
58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 55 - RM 440
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 Butterworth
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
RM 35 - RM 60
Schedules at
ktmb.com.my
Silver
RM 37 - RM 40
Gold
RM 55 - RM 60
Platinum
RM 70 - RM 85
KLIA Express
Website
kliaekspres.com
Train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
Ave. Duration
36m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
RM 40 - RM 70
Schedules at
kliaekspres.com
Book at
kliaekspres.com
KTM Komuter
Website
spad.gov.my
Train from Anak Bukit to Butterworth
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
RM 12 - RM 14
Schedules at
intranet4.ktmb.com.my
Book at
12go.asia
Bus operators
Plusliner
Sri Maju
Phone
+604 313 4620
Email
srimajutours@srimaju.com
Website
srimaju.com
Bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Terminal Amanjaya
Ave. Duration
3h 8m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
RM 25
Schedules at
srimaju.com
Book at
easybook.com
Express Kesatuan
Phone
+6016-5217774
Website
easybook.com
Bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan Kuala Lumpur to Ipoh Aman Jaya
Ave. Duration
3h 8m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
RM 25
Schedules at
easybook.com
Bus from Ipoh Aman Jaya to Butterworth Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
RM 20
Schedules at
easybook.com
Perak Transit
Phone
05-255 1128
Email
enquiry@peraktransit.com.my
Website
peraktransit.com.my
Bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Ipoh Amanjaya
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
RM 22 - RM 35
Schedules at
peraktransit.com.my
Book at
12go.asia
Bus from Ipoh Aman Jaya to Butterworth
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
RM 9 - RM 21
Schedules at
peraktransit.com.my
Book at
12go.asia
Cepat Express
Phone
+603 7728 8789
Email
helpdesk@eticketing.my
Website
cepatexpress.com.my
Bus from Terminal Amanjaya to Butterworth
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
RM 16
Schedules at
cepatexpress.com.my
Book at
easybook.com
Ferry operators
Rapid Ferry
Car ferry from Raja Tun Uda Ferry Terminal to Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
RM 1 - RM 7
Schedules at
myrapid.com.my
Adult passenger
RM 2
Car
RM 7

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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 Etika Express, arrive at Butterworth 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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Malindo Airways and Firefly offer flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport to Penang Airport.

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There are 1519+ hotels available in Butterworth. Prices start at RM 129 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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