There are 8 ways to get from Kuala Lumpur to Padang Besar by train, bus, car 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  •  5 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Kuala Lumpur to Padang Besar

$12 - $20

7 alternative options

Bus KBES, KTM Komuter  •  7 h 48 min

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

$13 - $16

Bus Transnasional, KTM Komuter  •  8 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Butterworth
  2. Take the KTM Komuter from Butterworth to Padang Besar Butterworth

$26 - $29

Drive  •  5 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Kuala Lumpur to Padang Besar 313.8 miles

$40 - $65

Train to Kuala Lumpur, fly to Alor Setar, KTM Komuter  •  4 h 10 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

$29 - $98

Train to Kuala Lumpur, fly to Hat Yai  •  4 h 25 min

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

$59 - $232

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

$24 - $100

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 - $299

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Padang Besar is to bus and KTM Komuter which costs RM 50 - RM 65 and takes 7 h 48 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Padang Besar is to train and fly and KTM Komuter which costs RM 110 - RM 400 and takes 4 h 10 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 train from Kuala Lumpur to Padang Besar takes 5 h 23 min including transfers and departs five times a day.

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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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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 $12 - $20 and the journey takes 5 h 23 min. Alternatively, Malindo Airways flies from Kuala Lumpur to Padang Besar 6 times a week.

Airlines
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Alor Setar
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$22 - $200
Flights from Kuala Lumpur Subang to Alor Setar
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$19 - $100
Firefly
Website
fireflyz.com.my
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Alor Setar
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$22 - $200
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 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 50 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
$12 - $20
Schedules at
intranet.ktmb.com.my
Book at
12go.asia
Silver
$12 - $13
Gold
$18 - $20
Platinum
$24 - $28
Train from Alor Setar to Padang Besar
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
intranet.ktmb.com.my
Book at
12go.asia
Silver
$3 - $4
Gold
$3 - $5
Platinum
$4 - $5
Train from Anak Bukit to Padang Besar
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
intranet.ktmb.com.my
Book at
12go.asia
Silver
$3 - $4
Gold
$3 - $4
Platinum
$4 - $5
KTM Komuter
Website
spad.gov.my
Train from Alor Setar to Padang Besar
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
intranet4.ktmb.com.my
Book at
12go.asia
Train from Butterworth to Padang Besar
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $6
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 - $3
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 10 minutes
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
kliaekspres.com
Bus operators
Transnasional
Etika Express
Plusliner
Website
plusliner.com.my
Bus from Kuala Lumpur Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Butterworth
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
plusliner.com.my
Book at
easybook.com

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