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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.

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Train, car ferry  •  5h 4m

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

RM 38 - RM 68

6 alternative options

Bus  •  5h 17m

  1. Take the bus from Hentian Duta to Sungai Nibong

RM 39 - RM 44

Bus via Ipoh  •  7h 11m

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

RM 46 - RM 70

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 68 - RM 105

Drive  •  3h 49m

  1. Drive from Kuala Lumpur to George Town 222.3 miles

RM 65 - RM 100

Fly from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah  •  3h 20m

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

RM 75 - RM 295

Train to Kuala Lumpur, fly  •  3h 29m

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

RM 82 - RM 294

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The cheapest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to George Town is to bus which costs RM 39 - RM 44 and takes 5h 17m.

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The quickest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to George Town is to fly which costs RM 70 - RM 300 and takes 3h 20m.

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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 Komtar via Terminal Sungai Nibong. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 17m.

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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 5h 4m and costs RM 35 - RM 70.

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It takes approximately 5h 4m to get from Kuala Lumpur to George Town, including transfers.

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Kuala Lumpur to George Town bus services, operated by Etika Express, depart from Hentian Duta station.

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The best way to get from Kuala Lumpur to George Town is to bus which takes 5h 17m and costs RM 39 - RM 44. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs RM 70 - RM 300 and takes 3h 20m.

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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 George Town bus services, operated by Etika Express, arrive at Sungai Nibong station.

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Map of how to get from Kuala Lumpur to George Town.
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  • Distance: 183.8 miles
  • Duration: 5h 4m

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 RM 40 and the journey takes 4h 46m. KBES (Konsortium Bas Ekspres) also services this route twice daily. Alternatively, Firefly and Malindo Airways fly from Kuala Lumpur to George Town hourly.

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
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
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Penang
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 40 - RM 320
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
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 14m
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
Bus operators
KBES (Konsortium Bas Ekspres)
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 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
New Asian Travel
Phone
+60 4-261 5558
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Ipoh Aman Jaya to Penang Komtar
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
RM 28
Schedules at
12go.asia
Unititi express
Phone
+605 4911 452
Website
unititi.com.my
Bus from Terminal Amanjaya to Komtar Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
RM 24
Schedules at
unititi.com.my
Book at
12go.asia
Ferry operators
Rapid Ferry
Car ferry from Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal to Raja Tun Uda Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
RM 1 - RM 8
Schedules at
myrapid.com.my
Adult passenger
RM 2
Car
RM 8

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

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There are 1453+ hotels available in George Town. Prices start at RM 127 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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