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There are 9 ways to get from Malacca to Kepala Batas by bus, train, car, plane or car ferry

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Recommended option

Bus  •  6h 6m

  1. Take the bus from Melaka Sentral to Butterworth

RM 108 - RM 123

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  8h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Melaka Sentral to Terminal Bersepadu Selatan
  2. Take the train from Bandar Tasik Selatan to Tasek Gelugor Gemas

RM 93 - RM 118

7 alternative options

Train  •  6h 55m

  1. Take the train from Pulau Sebang to Tasek Gelugor Gemas

RM 168 - RM 200

Bus via Alor Gajah  •  8h 54m

  1. Take the bus from Alor Gajah to Butterworth

RM 110 - RM 125

Drive  •  5h 22m

  1. Drive from Malacca to Kepala Batas 503.1 km

RM 95 - RM 140

Bus to Kuala Lumpur, fly to Penang, car ferry  •  6h 58m

  1. Take the bus from Melaka to Klia
  2. Fly from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Penang (PEN) KUL - PEN
  3. Take the car ferry from Raja Tun Uda Ferry Terminal to Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal

RM 127 - RM 262

Bus to Kuala Lumpur, fly to Alor Setar, train  •  6h 59m

  1. Take the bus from Melaka to Klia
  2. Fly from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Alor Setar (AOR) KUL - AOR
  3. Take the train from Anak Bukit to Tasek Gelugor

RM 134 - RM 312

Bus to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah, fly to Penang, car ferry  •  8h 1m

  1. Take the bus from Melaka Sentral to Terminal Bersepadu Selatan
  2. Fly from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah (SZB) to Penang (PEN) SZB - PEN
  3. Take the car ferry from Raja Tun Uda Ferry Terminal to Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal

RM 182 - RM 342

Bus to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah, fly to Alor Setar, train  •  8h 1m

  1. Take the bus from Melaka Sentral to Terminal Bersepadu Selatan
  2. Fly from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah (SZB) to Alor Setar (AOR) SZB - AOR
  3. Take the train from Anak Bukit to Tasek Gelugor

RM 169 - RM 312

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Kepala Batas is 03 88810200.

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Last updated: 19 Jan 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Malacca to Kepala Batas is to bus and train which costs RM 90 - RM 120 and takes 8h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Malacca to Kepala Batas is to drive which costs RM 95 - RM 140 and takes 5h 22m.

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The distance between Malacca and Kepala Batas is 421 km. The road distance is 503.1 km.

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The best way to get from Malacca to Kepala Batas without a car is to bus which takes 6h 6m and costs RM 100 - RM 130.

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It takes approximately 6h 6m to get from Malacca to Kepala Batas, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Malacca to Kepala Batas is to bus which takes 6h 6m and costs RM 100 - RM 130. Alternatively, you can train, which costs RM 160 - RM 200 and takes 6h 55m.

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The quickest flight from Kuala Lumpur Airport to Penang Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Malacca to Kepala Batas is 503 km. It takes approximately 5h 22m to drive from Malacca to Kepala Batas.

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Malindo Airways, Firefly, Malaysia Airlines and AirAsia offer flights from Kuala Lumpur Airport to Penang Airport.

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There are 890+ hotels available in Kepala Batas. Prices start at RM 500 per night.

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Map of how to get from Malacca to Kepala Batas.
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  • Distance: 420.6 km
  • Duration: 6h 6m

What companies run services between Malacca, Malaysia and Kepala Batas, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia?

Transnasional operates a bus from Melaka Sentral to Butterworth 4 times a day. Tickets cost RM 48 and the journey takes 5h 45m. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, KTM ETS Malaysia Railway operates a train from Pulau Sebang to Tasek Gelugor once daily. Tickets cost RM 70 - RM 80 and the journey takes 6h 11m.

Airlines
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Penang
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 140 - RM 370
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Penang via Sultan Ismail Petra
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 140 - RM 370
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Alor Setar
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 150 - RM 600
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Penang
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 120 - RM 380
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Penang via Sultan Ismail Petra
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 120 - RM 380
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Alor Setar
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 110 - RM 410
Firefly
Website
fireflyz.com.my
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Penang
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 140 - RM 370
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Penang via Sultan Ismail Petra
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 140 - RM 370
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Penang
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 120 - RM 380
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Penang via Sultan Ismail Petra
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 120 - RM 380
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Alor Setar
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 110 - RM 410
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Penang
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 45 - RM 190
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Penang via Langkawi
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 45 - RM 190
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Alor Setar
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 55 - RM 260
Malindo Airways
Website
malindoair.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Penang
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 100 - RM 220
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Penang
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 110 - RM 280
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Alor Setar
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 110 - RM 320
Train operators
KTM ETS Malaysia Railway
Phone
03 2267 1200
Email
cllcenter@ktmb.com.my
Website
ktmb.com.my
Train from Pulau Sebang to Tasek Gelugor
Ave. Duration
6h 11m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
RM 70 - 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 Bandar Tasik Selatan to Tasek Gelugor
Ave. Duration
4h 41m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
RM 55 - RM 65
Website
http://www.ktmb.com.my
Silver
RM 38 - RM 42
Gold
RM 55 - RM 65
Platinum
RM 75 - RM 85
Train from Anak Bukit to Tasek Gelugor
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
RM 16 - RM 19
Website
http://www.ktmb.com.my
Silver
RM 14 - RM 15
Gold
RM 16 - RM 19
Platinum
RM 20 - RM 24
KTM Komuter
Phone
+603 - 2267 1200
Website
ktmb.com.my
Train from Anak Bukit to Tasek Gelugor
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
RM 9 - RM 11
Website
http://www.ktmb.com.my
Bus operators
Transnasional
Phone
+60 3 4045 8878
Email
talk2us@ktb.com.my
Website
redbus.my
Bus from Melaka Sentral to Butterworth
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
RM 48
Schedules at
redbus.my
Book at
12go.asia
Bus from Melaka Sentral to Terminal Bersepadu Selatan
Ave. Duration
2h 19m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
RM 11
Schedules at
redbus.my
Book at
easybook.com
Bus from Melaka to Klia
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
RM 26
Schedules at
redbus.my
Book at
easybook.com
Cepat Express
Phone
+603 7728 8789
Email
helpdesk@eticketing.my
Website
cepatexpress.com.my
Bus from Melaka to Butterworth
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
RM 48
Schedules at
cepatexpress.com.my
Book at
easybook.com
Bus from Alor Gajah to Butterworth
Ave. Duration
6h 33m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
RM 46
Schedules at
cepatexpress.com.my
Book at
easybook.com
Mayang Sari Express
Phone
(06) 985 0284
Email
expressmayangsari@yahoo.com
Website
mayangsariexpress.com.my
Bus from Melaka Sentral to Butterworth
Ave. Duration
7h 1m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
RM 49
Schedules at
mayangsariexpress.com.my
Book at
easybook.com
Bus from Melaka Sentral to Terminal Bersepadu Selatan
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
RM 9
Schedules at
mayangsariexpress.com.my
Book at
easybook.com
KKKL Express
Phone
012-784 9999
Email
enquiry@kkkl.com.my
Website
kkklexpress.com
Bus from Melaka Sentral to Terminal Bersepadu Selatan
Ave. Duration
2h 19m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
RM 14
Schedules at
kkklexpress.com
Book at
easybook.com
Delima
Phone
+603-7728 4789
Email
helpdesk@eticketing.my
Website
delima.com.my
Bus from Melaka Sentral to Terminal Bersepadu Selatan
Ave. Duration
2h 19m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
RM 10
Schedules at
delima.com.my
Book at
easybook.com
StarMart Express
Ferry operators
Rapid Ferry
Phone
03-7885 2585
Email
suggest@rapidkl.com.my
Website
myrapid.com.my
Car ferry from Raja Tun Uda Ferry Terminal to Sultan Abdul Halim 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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