There are 7 ways to get from Kuala Lumpur to Kulim by train, bus, car, plane or taxi

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  •  4 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Kuala Lumpur to Bukit Mertajam Eg9412

$19 - $27

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Kulim

$10

5 alternative options

Train, bus  •  6 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Kuala Lumpur to Sungai Petani
  2. Take the bus from Sungai Petani to Kulim

Drive  •  3 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Kuala Lumpur to Kulim 212.4 miles

$15 - $23

Fly Kuala Lumpur Subang to Penang, bus, taxi  •  4 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Kuala Lumpur Subang (SZB) to Penang (PEN) SZB - PEN
  2. Take the bus from Sungai Nibong to Bukit Mertajam
  3. Take a taxi from Bukit Mertajam to Kulim

Train to Kuala Lumpur, fly to Penang  •  4 h 48 min

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

$28 - $84

Fly Kuala Lumpur Subang to Alor Setar, KTM Komuter, bus  •  6 h 27 min

  1. Fly from Kuala Lumpur Subang (SZB) to Alor Setar (AOR) SZB - AOR
  2. Take the KTM Komuter from Anak Bukit to Sungai Petani
  3. Take the bus from Sungai Petani to Kulim

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Kulim is to bus which costs RM 41 and takes 5 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Kulim is to drive which costs RM 65 - RM 95 and takes 3 h 44 min.

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The distance between Kuala Lumpur and Kulim is 277 km. The road distance is 339.9 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 14 min to get from Kuala Lumpur to Kulim, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan and arriving at Kulim. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 10 min.

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The best way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Lumpur Subang Airport is to train which takes 30 min and costs RM 3 - RM 5.

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Map of how to get from Kuala Lumpur to Kulim.
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  • Distance: 173.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 14 min

What companies run services between Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Kulim, Malaysia?

KTM ETS Malaysia Railway operates a train from Kuala Lumpur to Kulim every 4 hours. Tickets cost $8 - $15 and the journey takes 3 h 58 min. Alternatively, Mayang Sari Express operates a bus from Kuala Lumpur to Kulim once daily. Tickets cost $10 and the journey takes 5 h 10 min.

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
Flights from Kuala Lumpur Subang to Alor Setar
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$19 - $100
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
Flights from Kuala Lumpur Subang to Alor Setar
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$19 - $100
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
Flights from Kuala Lumpur Subang to Alor Setar
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $110
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Penang
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$10 - $80
Train operators
KTM ETS Malaysia Railway
Phone
03 2267 1200
Email
cllcenter@ktmb.com.my
Website
ktmb.com.my
Train from Kuala Lumpur to Bukit Mertajam
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $15
Schedules at
intranet.ktmb.com.my
Book at
12go.asia
Silver
$8 - $10
Gold
$13 - $15
Platinum
$17 - $20
Train from Kuala Lumpur to Sungai Petani
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Schedules at
intranet.ktmb.com.my
Book at
12go.asia
Silver
$9 - $11
Gold
$14 - $16
Platinum
$18 - $21
Train from Anak Bukit to Sungai Petani
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
intranet.ktmb.com.my
Book at
12go.asia
Silver
$3 - $4
Gold
$3 - $4
Platinum
$4 - $5
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
KTM Komuter
Website
spad.gov.my
Train from Anak Bukit to Sungai Petani
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
intranet4.ktmb.com.my
Book at
12go.asia
Bus operators
Mayang Sari Express
Website
mayangsariexpress.com.my
Bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Kulim
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
mayangsariexpress.com.my
Book at
easybook.com
E-Mutiara Express
Website
e-mutiara.com.my
Bus from Sungai Petani to Kulim
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
e-mutiara.com.my
Book at
easybook.com
Shanhua Travel & Tours
Website
easybook.com
Bus from Sungai Nibong to Bukit Mertajam
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
easybook.com
Other operators
Taxi from Bukit Mertajam to Kulim
Ave. Duration
13 min
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Penang Taxi Drivers Association
Phone
+604 262 5721
Website
penang-traveltips.com
Sunshine Radio Taxi
Phone
+604 642 5961
Website
penang-traveltips.com

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