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There are 8 ways to get from Kuala Lumpur to Kulim by train, bus, car, plane, car ferry 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.

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Train  •  4 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Kuala Lumpur to Bukit Mertajam

$19 - $26

Cheapest option

Bus E-Mutiara Express  •  4 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Kulim

$9 - $11

6 alternative options

Bus Plusliner  •  6 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Puchong Tesco to Kulim

$10 - $12

Drive  •  3 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Kuala Lumpur to Kulim 212.4 miles

$15 - $23

Fly Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Penang, car ferry, taxi  •  4 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah (SZB) to Penang (PEN) SZB - PEN
  2. Take the car ferry from Raja Tun Uda Ferry Terminal to Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal
  3. Take a taxi from Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal to Kulim

$37 - $95

Train to Kuala Lumpur, fly to Penang, car ferry, taxi  •  4 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
  2. Fly from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Penang (PEN) KUL - PEN
  3. Take the car ferry from Raja Tun Uda Ferry Terminal to Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal
  4. Take a taxi from Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal to Kulim

$38 - $96

Fly Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Alor Setar, KTM Komuter  •  5 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah (SZB) to Alor Setar (AOR) SZB - AOR
  2. Take the KTM Komuter from Anak Bukit to Tasek Gelugor

$35 - $115

Train to Kuala Lumpur, fly to Alor Setar, KTM Komuter  •  5 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
  2. Fly from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Alor Setar (AOR) KUL - AOR
  3. Take the KTM Komuter from Anak Bukit to Tasek Gelugor

$36 - $116

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Kulim is to bus which costs RM 40 - RM 45 and takes 4 h 37 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Kulim is to drive which costs RM 65 - RM 100 and takes 3 h 44 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan and arriving at Kulim. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 37 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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The best way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Kulim without a car is to train which takes 4 h 14 min and costs RM 75 - RM 110.

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

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Kuala Lumpur to Kulim bus services, operated by E-Mutiara Express, depart from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan station.

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The best way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Kulim is to train which takes 4 h 14 min and costs RM 75 - RM 110. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs RM 40 - RM 45 and takes 4 h 37 min.

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The quickest flight from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport to Penang Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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Kuala Lumpur to Kulim bus services, operated by E-Mutiara Express, arrive at Kulim station.

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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 5 times a day. Tickets cost $8 - $15 and the journey takes 3 h 58 min. Alternatively, E-Mutiara Express operates a bus from Kuala Lumpur to Kulim once daily. Tickets cost $11 and the journey takes 4 h 37 min. Mayang Sari Express also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Firefly
Website
fireflyz.com.my
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Penang
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$22 - $120
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Penang
Ave. Duration
54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$22 - $120
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Penang via Langkawi
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$22 - $120
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Alor Setar
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$19 - $100
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Alor Setar
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$22 - $200
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Penang
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$22 - $120
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Penang
Ave. Duration
54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$22 - $120
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Penang via Langkawi
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$22 - $120
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Alor Setar
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$19 - $100
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Alor Setar
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$22 - $200
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Penang
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$10 - $80
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Penang via Langkawi
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$10 - $80
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Alor Setar
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$10 - $110
Malindo Airways
Website
malindoair.com
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah 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 Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Alor Setar
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $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 Bukit Mertajam
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $15
Schedules at
ktmb.com.my
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12go.asia
Silver
$8 - $10
Gold
$12 - $15
Platinum
$16 - $20
Train from Anak Bukit to Tasek Gelugor
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
ktmb.com.my
Book at
12go.asia
Silver
$3 - $4
Gold
$4 - $5
Platinum
$5 - $6
KLIA Express
Website
kliaekspres.com
Train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Schedules at
kliaekspres.com
KTM Komuter
Website
spad.gov.my
Train from Anak Bukit to Tasek Gelugor
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
intranet4.ktmb.com.my
Book at
12go.asia
Bus operators
E-Mutiara Express
Website
e-mutiara.com.my
Bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Kulim
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
e-mutiara.com.my
Book at
easybook.com
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
Ferry operators
Rapid Ferry
Car ferry from Raja Tun Uda Ferry Terminal to Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
myrapid.com.my
Adult passenger
$1
Car
$2
Other operators
Taxi from Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal to Kulim
Ave. Duration
23 min
Estimated price
$17 - $21
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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Yes, the driving distance between Kuala Lumpur to Kulim is 340 km. It takes approximately 3 h 44 min to drive from Kuala Lumpur to Kulim.

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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 196+ hotels available in Kulim. Prices start at $25 USD 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 5.

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