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

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, car ferry  •  4 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Kuala Lumpur to Butterworth Eg9412
  2. Take the car ferry from Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal to Raja Tun Uda Ferry Terminal

$10 - $17

6 alternative options

Bus Etika Express  •  5 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Hentian Duta to Sungai Nibong

$10 - $11

Bus Transnasional  •  8 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Ipoh
  2. Take the bus from Ipoh Aman Jaya to Penang Komtar

$12 - $17

Drive, car ferry  •  4 h

  1. Drive from Kuala Lumpur to Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal
  2. Take the car ferry from Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal to Raja Tun Uda Ferry Terminal

$17 - $25

Drive  •  3 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Kuala Lumpur to George Town 221.4 miles

$16 - $24

Fly from Kuala Lumpur Subang  •  3 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Kuala Lumpur Subang (SZB) to Penang (PEN) SZB - PEN

$19 - $73

Train to Kuala Lumpur, fly  •  3 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
  2. Fly from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Penang (PEN) KUL - PEN

$20 - $74

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to George Town is to bus which costs RM 42 - RM 45 and takes 5 h 26 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to George Town is to train and fly which costs RM 80 - RM 310 and takes 3 h 30 min.

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The distance between Kuala Lumpur and George Town is 294 km. The road distance is 354.3 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 58 min to get from Kuala Lumpur to George Town, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Kuala Lumpur to George Town. However, there are services departing from Hentian Duta and arriving at Jln Ria via Terminal Bas Sungai Nibong. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 26 min.

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The best way to get from Kuala Lumpur to George Town is to bus which takes 5 h 26 min and costs RM 42 - RM 45. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs RM 75 - RM 300 and takes 3 h 41 min.

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Map of how to get from Kuala Lumpur to George Town.
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  • Distance: 183.8 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 58 min

What companies run services between Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and George Town, Malaysia?

Etika Express operates a bus from Kuala Lumpur to George Town every 4 hours. Tickets cost $10 and the journey takes 4 h 46 min. KBES also services this route every 4 hours. Alternatively, Firefly and Malindo Airways fly from Kuala Lumpur to George Town hourly.

Airlines
Firefly
Website
fireflyz.com.my
Flights from Kuala Lumpur Subang to Penang
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$22 - $120
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Penang
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$22 - $120
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur Subang to Penang
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$22 - $120
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Penang
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$22 - $120
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Penang
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$10 - $80
Malindo Airways
Website
malindoair.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur Subang to Penang
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $110
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Penang
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$13 - $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 Butterworth
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Schedules at
intranet.ktmb.com.my
Book at
12go.asia
Silver
$9 - $10
Gold
$13 - $15
Platinum
$17 - $20
KLIA Express
Website
kliaekspres.com
Train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $17
Schedules at
kliaekspres.com
Bus operators
KBES
Sri Maju
Website
srimaju.com
Bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Terminal Amanjaya
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
srimaju.com
Express Kesatuan
Website
easybook.com
Bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan Kuala Lumpur to Ipoh Aman Jaya
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
easybook.com
Unititi express
Website
unititi.com.my
Bus from Ipoh Aman Jaya to Penang Komtar
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
unititi.com.my
Ferry operators
Rapid Ferry
Car ferry from Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal to Raja Tun Uda Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
myrapid.com.my
Adult passenger
$1
Car
$2

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