There are 5 ways to get from Kuala Lumpur to Medan by train, ferry, bus, 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, bus  •  26 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from KL Sentral to Pelabuhan Klang
  2. Take the ferry from Pelabuhan Klang to Dumai
  3. Take the bus from Dumai to Pekanbaru
  4. Take the bus from Pekanbaru to Medan

Cheapest option

Train, fly  •  4 h 48 min

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

$41 - $161

3 alternative options

Train, ferry, bus via Padang  •  35 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Kuala Lumpur to Pelabuhan Klang
  2. Take the ferry from Pelabuhan Klang to Dumai
  3. Take the bus from Dumai to Padang
  4. Take the bus from Padang to Medan

$68 - $70

Train, ferry  •  36 h 46 min

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

$48 - $77

Drive, ferry  •  17 h 54 min

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

$75 - $102

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Medan is to train and fly which costs RM 160 - RM 650 and takes 4 h 48 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Medan is to train and fly which costs RM 160 - RM 650 and takes 4 h 48 min.

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The distance between Kuala Lumpur and Medan is 340 km.

It takes approximately 26 h 45 min to get from Kuala Lumpur to Medan, including transfers.

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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 Dumai, take the taxi to Dumai, take the bus to Pekanbaru, take the taxi to Pekanbaru, then take the bus to Medan. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Kuala Lumpur to Medan via Pelabuhan Klang, Dumai, Dumai, Padang, and Padang in around 35 h 23 min.

Airlines
Indonesia AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Namu
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 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
Malindo Airways
Website
malindoair.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Namu
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $120
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
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 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
intranet4.ktmb.com.my
Train from Kuala Lumpur to Pelabuhan Klang
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
intranet4.ktmb.com.my
KLIA Express
Website
kliaekspres.com
Train from KL Sentral to KLIA T1
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
kliaekspres.com
Bus operators
bus
Bus from Dumai to Pekanbaru
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Bus from Dumai to Padang
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13
bus
Bus from Pekanbaru to Medan
Ave. Duration
15 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13
bus
Bus from Padang to Medan
Ave. Duration
17 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14
Ferry operators
ferry
Ferry from Pelabuhan Klang to Dumai
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$38
ferry
Ferry from Pelabuhan Klang to Tanjung Balai Karimun
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25
Pelni
Website
pelni.co.id
Ferry from Tanjung Balai Karimun to Belawan
Ave. Duration
22 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$15 - $40
Schedules at
pelni.co.id
Economy
$16
Executive
$35
Tunas Rupat
Website
tunasrupat.com
Car ferry from Port Dickson to Dumai
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26
Schedules at
tunasrupat.com

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