There are 3 ways to get from Kuala Lumpur to Medan by train, ferry, car, car ferry 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, ferry  •  12 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from KL Sentral to Pelabuhan Klang
  2. Take the ferry from Pelabuhan Klang to Tanjung Balai Asahan
  3. Take the train from Tanjung Balai to Medan

$29 - $38

2 alternative options

Drive, car ferry  •  17 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Kuala Lumpur to Port Dickson
  2. Take the car ferry from Port Dickson to Dumai
  3. Drive from Dumai to Medan

$57 - $84

Train, fly  •  4 h 1 min

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

$37 - $164

Questions & Answers

The distance between Kuala Lumpur and Medan is 340 km.

The best way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Medan without a car is to train and ferry which takes 12 h 58 min and costs .

More details

It takes approximately 12 h 58 min to get from Kuala Lumpur to Medan, including transfers.

More details

The quickest flight from Kuala Lumpur Airport to Kuala Namu Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

Search flights

Medan is 1 h behind Kuala Lumpur. It is currently 4:09 AM in Kuala Lumpur and 3:09 AM in Medan.

Batik Air, Malindo Airways, Malaysia Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Kuala Lumpur Airport to Kuala Namu Airport.

Search flights

There are 133+ hotels available in Medan. Prices start at $10 USD per night.

More details

Map of how to get from Kuala Lumpur to Medan.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 212.2 miles
  • Duration: 12 h 58 min

What companies run services between Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Medan, Indonesia?

There is no direct connection from Kuala Lumpur to Medan. However, you can take the train to Pelabuhan Klang, take the ferry to Tanjung Balai Asahan, take the taxi to Tanjung Balai, then take the train to Medan. Alternatively, you can take the drive to Port Dickson, take the car ferry to Dumai, then take the drive to Medan.

Airlines
Indonesia AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Namu
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$26 - $220
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Namu
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $140
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Namu
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Malindo Airways
Website
malindoair.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Namu
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $120
Batik Air
Website
batikair.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Namu
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $85
Train operators
KTM Komuter
Website
spad.gov.my
Train from KL Sentral to Pelabuhan Klang
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
ktmb.com.my
Kereta API
Phone
021-121
Website
tiket.kereta-api.co.id
Train from Tanjung Balai to Medan
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$2 - $9
Website
kai.id
Book at
tiket.com
Economy
$2 - $9
Business
$5 - $9
Executive
$8 - $15
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
Ferry operators
ferry
Ferry from Pelabuhan Klang to Tanjung Balai Asahan
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25
Tunas Rupat
Website
tunasrupat.com
Car ferry from Port Dickson to Dumai
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
tunasrupat.com

Want to know more about travelling around the world?

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Read our range of informative guides on popular transport routes and companies - including How do I buy a London Underground ticket?, Travelling to the UK: What do I need to know? and What documents do I need to cross Niagara Falls? - to help you get the most out of your next trip.