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

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Train  •  5 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Kuala Lumpur to Padang Besar

$11 - $20

6 alternative options

Bus, KTM Komuter  •  7 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Hentian Duta to Butterworth
  2. Take the KTM Komuter from Butterworth to Padang Besar Butterworth

$12 - $15

Drive  •  5 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Kuala Lumpur to Padang Besar 313.8 miles

$40 - $65

Fly Kuala Lumpur Subang to Alor Setar, KTM Komuter  •  4 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Kuala Lumpur Subang (SZB) to Alor Setar (AOR) SZB - AOR
  2. Take the KTM Komuter from Anak Bukit to Padang Besar

$23 - $100

Train to Kuala Lumpur, fly to Alor Setar, KTM Komuter  •  4 h 26 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 Padang Besar

$24 - $101

Train to Kuala Lumpur, fly to Hat Yai  •  4 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
  2. Fly from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Hat Yai (HDY) KUL - HDY

$55 - $236

Fly Kuala Lumpur Subang to Hat Yai  •  4 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Kuala Lumpur Subang (SZB) to Hat Yai (HDY) SZB - HDY

$45 - $300

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Kuala Lumpur and arriving at Padang Besar. Services depart five times a day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 23 min.

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The distance between Kuala Lumpur and Padang Besar is 420 km. The road distance is 502.1 km.

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The best way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Padang Besar without a car is to train which takes 5 h 23 min and costs .

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The train from Kuala Lumpur to Padang Besar takes 5 h 23 min including transfers and departs five times a day.

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Kuala Lumpur to Padang Besar train services, operated by KTM ETS Malaysia Railway, depart from Kuala Lumpur station.

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The best way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Padang Besar is to train which takes 5 h 23 min and costs . Alternatively, you can fly, which costs and takes 4 h 52 min.

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The quickest flight from Kuala Lumpur Subang Airport to Alor Setar Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Kuala Lumpur to Padang Besar train services, operated by KTM ETS Malaysia Railway, arrive at Padang Besar station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kuala Lumpur to Padang Besar is 502 km. It takes approximately 5 h 28 min to drive from Kuala Lumpur to Padang Besar.

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Malindo Airways and Firefly offer flights from Kuala Lumpur Subang Airport to Alor Setar Airport.

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Map of how to get from Kuala Lumpur to Padang Besar.
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  • Distance: 262.8 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 23 min

What companies run services between Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Padang Besar, Thailand?

KTM ETS Malaysia Railway operates a train from Kuala Lumpur to Padang Besar 5 times a day. Tickets cost $11 - $20 and the journey takes 5 h 23 min. Alternatively, Malindo Airways flies from Kuala Lumpur to Padang Besar 6 times a week.

Airlines
Firefly
Website
fireflyz.com.my
Flights from Kuala Lumpur Subang 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
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$22 - $200
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur Subang 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
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$22 - $200
Malindo Airways
Website
malindoair.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur Subang to Alor Setar
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $110
Flights from Kuala Lumpur Subang to Hat Yai
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$29 - $280
Flights from Kuala Lumpur Subang to Hat Yai via Penang
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $280
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Alor Setar
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$10 - $110
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Hat Yai
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$29 - $120
Train operators
KTM ETS Malaysia Railway
Phone
03 2267 1200
Email
cllcenter@ktmb.com.my
Website
ktmb.com.my
Train from Kuala Lumpur to Padang Besar
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Schedules at
ktmb.com.my
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12go.asia
Silver
$11 - $13
Gold
$17 - $20
Platinum
$23 - $27
Train from Anak Bukit to Padang Besar
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
ktmb.com.my
Book at
12go.asia
Silver
$2 - $4
Gold
$3 - $4
Platinum
$4 - $5
KTM Komuter
Website
spad.gov.my
Train from Butterworth to Padang Besar
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
intranet4.ktmb.com.my
Book at
12go.asia
Train from Anak Bukit to Padang Besar
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
intranet4.ktmb.com.my
Book at
12go.asia
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
Bus operators
Mara Liner
Website
maraliner.com.my
Bus from Hentian Duta to Butterworth
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
maralinergroup.my
Book at
onlineticket.maralinergroup.my

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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 .

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