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

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Train  •  6h 2m

  1. Take the train from Kuala Lumpur to Arau KL Sentral / ...

RM 49 - RM 80

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Kangar

RM 47 - RM 62

5 alternative options

Bus via George Town  •  7h 13m

  1. Take the bus from Hentian Duta to Butterworth
  2. Take the bus from Butterworth Bus Terminal to Kangar

RM 51 - RM 60

Drive  •  5h 15m

  1. Drive from Kuala Lumpur to Kangar 485 km

RM 90 - RM 140

Fly Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Alor Setar, train  •  4h 5m

  1. Fly from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah (SZB) to Alor Setar (AOR) SZB - AOR
  2. Take the train from Anak Bukit to Arau

RM 133 - RM 251

Train to Kuala Lumpur, fly to Alor Setar  •  4h 18m

  1. Take the train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
  2. Fly from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Alor Setar (AOR) KUL - AOR

RM 127 - RM 285

Fly Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Langkawi, ferry  •  5h 8m

  1. Fly from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah (SZB) to Langkawi (LGK) SZB - LGK
  2. Take the ferry from Langkawi to Kuala Perlis

RM 182 - RM 509

Kuala Lumpur → Perlis
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Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, travel within Malaysia is currently allowed.

The COVID-19 helpline number in Perlis is 03 88810200.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Perlis is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Perlis is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus hotline on 03 88810200.

Exceptions may apply, for full details: Ministry of Health Malaysia.
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Perlis is to bus via George Town which costs RM 50 - RM 60 and takes 7h 13m.

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The quickest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Perlis is to fly and train which costs RM 130 - RM 260 and takes 4h 5m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Kuala Lumpur to Perlis. However, there are services departing from Hentian Duta and arriving at Kangar via Butterworth Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 13m.

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The distance between Kuala Lumpur and Perlis is 407 km. The road distance is 485 km.

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The best way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Perlis without a car is to train which takes 6h 2m and costs RM 45 - RM 85.

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It takes approximately 6h 2m to get from Kuala Lumpur to Perlis, including transfers.

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Kuala Lumpur to Perlis bus services, operated by Etika Express, depart from Hentian Duta station.

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The best way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Perlis is to train which takes 6h 2m and costs RM 45 - RM 85. Alternatively, you can bus via George Town, which costs RM 50 - RM 60 and takes 7h 13m.

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The quickest flight from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport to Alor Setar Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Kuala Lumpur to Perlis bus services, operated by Express Kesatuan, arrive at Kangar station.

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Map of how to get from Kuala Lumpur to Perlis.
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  • Distance: 407 km
  • Duration: 6h 2m

What companies run services between Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Perlis, Malaysia?

KTM ETS Malaysia Railway operates a train from Kuala Lumpur to Arau every 4 hours. Tickets cost RM 45 - RM 80 and the journey takes 5h 2m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Kuala Lumpur to Kangar via Butterworth and Butterworth Bus Terminal in around 7h 13m.

Airlines
Malindo Airways
Website
malindoair.com
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Alor Setar
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 110 - RM 290
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Langkawi
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 130 - RM 800
Firefly
Website
fireflyz.com.my
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Alor Setar
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 120 - RM 310
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Alor Setar
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 170 - RM 490
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Langkawi
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 190 - RM 1100
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Langkawi via Penang
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 190 - RM 1100
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Alor Setar
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 120 - RM 310
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Alor Setar
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 170 - RM 490
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Langkawi
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 190 - RM 1100
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Langkawi via Penang
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 190 - RM 1100
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Alor Setar
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 100 - RM 300
Train operators
KTM ETS Malaysia Railway
Phone
03 2267 1200
Email
cllcenter@ktmb.com.my
Website
ktmb.com.my
Train from Kuala Lumpur to Arau
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
RM 45 - RM 80
Website
http://www.ktmb.com.my
Silver
RM 47 - RM 51
Gold
RM 70 - RM 80
Platinum
RM 90 - RM 110
Train from Anak Bukit to Arau
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
RM 9 - RM 12
Website
http://www.ktmb.com.my
Silver
RM 9 - RM 11
Gold
RM 10 - RM 12
Platinum
RM 11 - RM 13
KTM Komuter
Phone
+603 - 2267 1200
Website
ktmb.com.my
Train from Anak Bukit to Arau
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
RM 4 - RM 5
Website
http://www.ktmb.com.my
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/
Bus operators
Etika Express
Cosmic Express
Phone
03-6205 1399
Website
cosmicexpress.com.my
Bus from Hentian Duta to Penang Sentral
Ave. Duration
4h 41m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
RM 36
Schedules at
cosmicexpress.com.my
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easybook.com
Express Kesatuan
Phone
+6016-5217774
Website
easybook.com
Bus from Butterworth Bus Terminal to Kangar
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
RM 20
Schedules at
easybook.com
bus
Bus from Butterworth Bus Terminal to Kangar
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
RM 18
Schedules at
redbus.my
Book at
redbus.my
Transnasional
Phone
+60 3 4045 8878
Email
talk2us@ktb.com.my
Website
redbus.my
Bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Kangar
Ave. Duration
7h 19m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
RM 48
Schedules at
redbus.my
Book at
easybook.com
Plusliner
Phone
+60 3 4045 8878
Email
talk2us@ktb.com.my
Website
redbus.my
Bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Kangar
Ave. Duration
7h 9m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
RM 51
Schedules at
redbus.my
Mayang Sari Express
Phone
(06) 985 0284
Email
expressmayangsari@yahoo.com
Website
mayangsariexpress.com.my
Bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Kangar
Ave. Duration
7h 11m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
RM 53
Schedules at
mayangsariexpress.com.my
Book at
easybook.com
E-Mutiara Express
Phone
(09) 774 2655
Email
hq@e-mutiara.com
Website
e-mutiara.com.my
Bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Kangar
Ave. Duration
7h 11m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
RM 50
Schedules at
e-mutiara.com.my
Book at
easybook.com
Ferry operators
Langkawi Ferry Line
Phone
04-966 3988
Website
langkawiferryline.com
Ferry from Langkawi to Kuala Perlis
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
RM 18
Schedules at
langkawiferryline.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Kuala Lumpur to Perlis is 485 km. It takes approximately 5h 15m to drive from Kuala Lumpur to Perlis.

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

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There are 152+ hotels available in Perlis. Prices start at RM 500 per night.

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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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