There are 7 ways to get from Kuala Lumpur to Penang Hill by train, plane, bus, car ferry or car

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 to Kuala Lumpur, fly  •  2 h 50 min

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

$38 - $88

Cheapest option

Drive, car ferry  •  4 h 18 min

  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

$18 - $26

5 alternative options

Fly from Kuala Lumpur Subang  •  3 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Kuala Lumpur Subang (SZB) to Penang (PEN) SZB - PEN

$33 - $90

Bus Etika Express  •  5 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Hentian Duta to Sungai Nibong

$21 - $24

Train, car ferry  •  5 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Kuala Lumpur to Butterworth Eg9412
  2. Take the car ferry from Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal to Raja Tun Uda Ferry Terminal

$19 - $29

Bus Transnasional  •  7 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Ipoh
  2. Take the bus from Terminal Amanjaya to Sungai Nibong Bus Terminal

$22 - $29

Drive  •  4 h

  1. Drive from Kuala Lumpur to Penang Hill 227.2 miles

$17 - $25

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Penang Hill is to drive which costs RM 65 - RM 100 and takes 4 h.

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The quickest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Penang Hill is to train and fly which takes 2 h 50 min and costs RM 150 - RM 360.

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The distance between Kuala Lumpur and Penang Hill is 299 km. The road distance is 363 km.

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It takes approximately 2 h 50 min to get from Kuala Lumpur to Penang Hill, including transfers.

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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 Kuala Lumpur to Penang Hill every 4 hours. Tickets cost $10 and the journey takes 4 h 46 min. KBES also services this route every 4 hours.

Airlines
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Penang
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$22 - $120
Flights from Kuala Lumpur Subang to Penang
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$22 - $120
Firefly
Website
fireflyz.com.my
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Penang
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$22 - $120
Flights from Kuala Lumpur Subang to Penang
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$22 - $120
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Penang
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$10 - $80
Malindo Airways
Website
malindoair.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Penang
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$13 - $110
Flights from Kuala Lumpur Subang to Penang
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $110
Train operators
KLIA Express
Website
kliaekspres.com
Train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
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
4 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Schedules at
intranet.ktmb.com.my
Book at
12go.asia
Silver
$9 - $10
Gold
$13 - $15
Platinum
$18 - $21
Bus operators
KBES
Sri Maju
Website
srimaju.com
Bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Terminal Amanjaya
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
srimaju.com
Bus from Terminal Amanjaya to Sungai Nibong Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
srimaju.com
Ferry operators
Rapid Ferry
Car ferry from Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal to Raja Tun Uda Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
myrapid.com.my
Adult passenger
$1
Car
$2

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