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

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 to Kuala Lumpur, fly  •  2 h 39 min

  1. KUL - PEN

$34 - $83

Cheapest option

Bus Transnasional, car ferry  •  5 h 52 min

$10

5 alternative options

Fly from Kuala Lumpur Subang  •  2 h 52 min

  1. SZB - PEN

$29 - $85

Train, car ferry  •  4 h 58 min

  1. EG9412

$10 - $16

Bus Etika Express, car ferry  •  5 h 36 min

$10

Drive, car ferry  •  4 h

$17 - $24

Drive  •  3 h 47 min

  1. 221.4 miles

$16 - $24

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
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 Subang to Penang
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$22 - $120
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 Subang to Penang
Ave. Duration
1 h
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 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
Train operators
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 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 3 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Schedules at
intranet.ktmb.com.my
Book at
12go.asia
Silver
$9 - $10
Gold
$13 - $16
Platinum
$18 - $21
Bus operators
Etika Express
Website
etikadelta.com.my
Bus from Hentian Duta to Butterworth
Ave. Duration
4 h 46 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
etikadelta.com.my
Book at
etikadelta.com.my
Bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Butterworth
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
etikadelta.com.my
Book at
easybook.com
Transnasional
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 Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal to Raja Tun Uda 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 George Town is 294 km. The road distance is 354 km.

The cheapest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to George Town is to bus and car ferry which costs RM 38 - RM 39 and takes 5 h 52 min.

The quickest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to George Town is to train and fly which takes 2 h 39 min and costs RM 130 - RM 330.

It takes approximately 2 h 39 min to get from Kuala Lumpur to George Town, including transfers.