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There are 6 ways to get from Kuala Lumpur to Penang Hill by plane, train, bus, car ferry or car

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Fly from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah  •  3h 25m

  1. Fly from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah (SZB) to Penang (PEN) SZB - PEN

RM 199 - RM 366

Cheapest option

Drive, car ferry  •  4h 55m

  1. Drive from Kuala Lumpur to Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal
  2. Take the car ferry from Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal to Raja Tun Uda Ferry Terminal

RM 72 - RM 112

4 alternative options

Train to Kuala Lumpur, fly  •  3h 43m

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

RM 148 - RM 330

Bus  •  5h 48m

  1. Take the bus from Hentian Duta to Sungai Nibong

RM 113 - RM 135

Train, car ferry  •  5h 50m

  1. Take the train from Kuala Lumpur to Butterworth KL Sentral / ...
  2. Take the car ferry from Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal to Raja Tun Uda Ferry Terminal

RM 94 - RM 139

Drive  •  4h 42m

  1. Drive from Kuala Lumpur to Penang Hill 381 km

RM 70 - RM 110

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The cheapest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Penang Hill is to drive and car ferry which costs RM 70 - RM 120 and takes 4h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Penang Hill is to fly which costs RM 190 - RM 370 and takes 3h 25m.

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The distance between Kuala Lumpur and Penang Hill is 299 km. The road distance is 381 km.

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The best way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Penang Hill without a car is to bus which takes 5h 48m and costs RM 110 - RM 140.

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It takes approximately 3h 25m to get from Kuala Lumpur to Penang Hill, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Penang Hill is to fly which takes 3h 25m and costs RM 190 - RM 370. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs RM 110 - RM 140 and takes 5h 48m.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Kuala Lumpur to Penang Hill is 381 km. It takes approximately 4h 42m to drive from Kuala Lumpur to Penang Hill.

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Firefly and Malindo Airways offer flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport to Penang Airport.

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There are 919+ hotels available in Penang Hill. Prices start at RM 500 per night.

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Map of how to get from Kuala Lumpur to Penang Hill.
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  • Distance: 299.1 km
  • Duration: 3h 25m

What companies run services between Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Penang Hill, Malaysia?

Firefly and Malindo Airways fly from Kuala Lumpur to Penang Hill hourly. Alternatively, Etika Express operates a bus from Hentian Duta to Sungai Nibong hourly. Tickets cost RM 40 and the journey takes 4h 50m. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Penang
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 60 - RM 290
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Penang via Langkawi
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 60 - RM 290
Malindo Airways
Website
malindoair.com
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Penang
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 130 - RM 410
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Penang
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 140 - RM 290
Firefly
Website
fireflyz.com.my
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Penang
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 140 - RM 450
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Penang
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 170 - RM 600
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Penang
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 140 - RM 450
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Penang
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 170 - RM 600
Train operators
KLIA Express
Phone
+603 2267 8000
Website
kliaekspres.com
Train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
RM 35 - RM 55
Website
http://www.kliaekspres.com/
KTM ETS Malaysia Railway
Phone
03 2267 1200
Email
cllcenter@ktmb.com.my
Website
ktmb.com.my
Train from Kuala Lumpur to Butterworth
Ave. Duration
4h 4m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
RM 35 - RM 65
Website
http://www.ktmb.com.my
Silver
RM 37 - RM 41
Gold
RM 55 - RM 65
Platinum
RM 70 - RM 85
Bus operators
Etika Express
KBES (Konsortium Bas Ekspres)
Phone
05-891 7382
Website
kbes.com.my
Bus from Hentian Duta to Sungai Nibong
Ave. Duration
4h 46m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
RM 39
Schedules at
kbes.com.my
Book at
easybook.com
Transnasional
Phone
+60 3 4045 8878
Email
talk2us@ktb.com.my
Website
redbus.my
Bus from Hentian Duta to Sungai Nibong
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
RM 39
Schedules at
redbus.my
Book at
easybook.com
Ferry operators
Rapid Ferry
Phone
03-7885 2585
Email
suggest@rapidkl.com.my
Website
myrapid.com.my
Car ferry from Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal to Raja Tun Uda Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
RM 1 - RM 8
Schedules at
myrapid.com.my
Adult passenger
RM 2
Car
RM 8
Bicycle
RM 2
Motorcycle
RM 2
Tricycle
RM 3

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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 11.

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