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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  •  4h 54m

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

RM 39 - RM 69

Cheapest option

Bus, car ferry  •  5h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Hentian Duta to Penang Sentral
  2. Take the car ferry from Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal to Raja Tun Uda Ferry Terminal

RM 35 - RM 44

5 alternative options

Bus, car ferry via Bandar Tasik Selatan  •  6h 28m

  1. Take the bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Penang Sentral
  2. Take the car ferry from Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal to Raja Tun Uda Ferry Terminal

RM 37 - RM 51

Drive, car ferry  •  4h

  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

RM 69 - RM 106

Drive  •  3h 49m

  1. Drive from Kuala Lumpur to George Town 355.7 km

RM 70 - RM 110

Fly from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah  •  3h 35m

  1. Fly from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah (SZB) to Penang (PEN) SZB - PEN

RM 145 - RM 315

Train to Kuala Lumpur, fly  •  3h 52m

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

RM 99 - RM 349

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Last updated: August 11 | Data sourced from: ACAPS, OXFORD

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The cheapest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to George Town is to bus and car ferry which costs RM 35 - RM 45 and takes 5h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to George Town is to fly which costs RM 140 - RM 320 and takes 3h 35m.

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The distance between Kuala Lumpur and George Town is 294 km. The road distance is 355.7 km.

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The best way to get from Kuala Lumpur to George Town without a car is to train and car ferry which takes 4h 54m and costs RM 35 - RM 70.

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It takes approximately 4h 54m to get from Kuala Lumpur to George Town, including transfers.

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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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Yes, the driving distance between Kuala Lumpur to George Town is 356 km. It takes approximately 3h 49m to drive from Kuala Lumpur to George Town.

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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 1231+ hotels available in George Town. 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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Map of how to get from Kuala Lumpur to George Town.
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  • Distance: 294 km
  • Duration: 4h 54m

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

Firefly and Malindo Airways fly from Kuala Lumpur to George Town hourly.

Airlines
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 180 - RM 400
Firefly
Website
fireflyz.com.my
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Penang
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 150 - RM 450
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Penang
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 200 - RM 900
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Penang
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 150 - RM 450
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Penang
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 200 - RM 900
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Penang
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 60 - RM 360
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/
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
Book at
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
Bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Butterworth
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
RM 35
Schedules at
facebook.com
Book at
easybook.com
Mara Liner
Phone
603-2691 1495
Email
info@maralinergroup.my
Website
maralinergroup.my
Bus from Hentian Duta to Butterworth
Ave. Duration
4h 26m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
RM 35
Schedules at
maralinergroup.my
Book at
easybook.com
Bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Butterworth
Ave. Duration
4h 41m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
RM 35
Schedules at
maralinergroup.my
Book at
easybook.com
KKKL Express
Phone
012-784 9999
Email
enquiry@kkkl.com.my
Website
kkklexpress.com
Bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Penang Sentral
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
RM 35
Schedules at
kkklexpress.com
Book at
easybook.com
Plusliner
Phone
+60 3 4045 8878
Email
talk2us@ktb.com.my
Website
redbus.my
Bus from Kuala Lumpur Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Butterworth Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
5h 3m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
RM 36
Schedules at
redbus.my
Book at
easybook.com
Transnasional
Phone
+60 3 4045 8878
Email
talk2us@ktb.com.my
Website
redbus.my
Bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Butterworth
Ave. Duration
5h 3m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
RM 36
Schedules at
redbus.my
Book at
easybook.com
Ferry operators
Rapid Ferry
Phone
03-7885 2585
Email
suggest@rapidkl.com.my
Website
myrapid.com.my
Car ferry from Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal to Raja Tun Uda 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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