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There are 7 ways to get from Penang Airport (PEN) to Alor Setar by bus, car ferry, train, taxi, car, plane or ferry

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

Bus  •  3 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Terminal Bas Sungai Nibong to Alor Setar

$4 - $5

Cheapest option

Bus, car ferry, KTM Komuter  •  3 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Penang Airport to Weld Quay
  2. Take the car ferry from Raja Tun Uda Ferry Terminal to Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal
  3. Take the KTM Komuter from Butterworth to Alor Setar

$3 - $7

5 alternative options

Taxi  •  1 h 23 min

  1. Take a taxi from Penang Airport (PEN) to Alor Setar 74.5 miles

$60 - $80

Drive  •  1 h 23 min

  1. Drive from Penang Airport (PEN) to Alor Setar 74.5 miles

$5 - $9

Fly to Alor Setar  •  3 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Penang (PEN) to Alor Setar (AOR) PEN - AOR

$35 - $143

Fly to Langkawi, ferry  •  3 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Penang (PEN) to Langkawi (LGK) PEN - LGK
  2. Take the ferry from Langkawi to Kuala Kedah

$20 - $75

Fly to Hat Yai, KTM Komuter  •  3 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Penang (PEN) to Hat Yai (HDY) PEN - HDY
  2. Take the KTM Komuter from Padang Besar to Alor Setar

$16 - $183

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Penang Airport (PEN) to Alor Setar is to bus which costs RM 18 - RM 20 and takes 3 h 4 min.

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The quickest way to get from Penang Airport (PEN) to Alor Setar is to taxi which costs RM 260 - RM 320 and takes 1 h 23 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Penang Airport (PEN) to Alor Setar. However, there are services departing from Penang Airport and arriving at Alor Setar via Terminal Bas Sungai Nibong. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 4 min.

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The distance between Penang Airport (PEN) and Alor Setar is 93 km. The road distance is 119.3 km.

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The best way to get from Penang Airport (PEN) to Alor Setar without a car is to bus which takes 3 h 4 min and costs RM 18 - RM 20.

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It takes approximately 3 h 4 min to get from Penang Airport (PEN) to Alor Setar, including transfers.

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Penang Airport (PEN) to Alor Setar bus services, operated by Plusliner, depart from Terminal Bas Sungai Nibong station.

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The best way to get from Penang Airport (PEN) to Alor Setar is to bus which takes 3 h 4 min and costs RM 18 - RM 20. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs RM 140 - RM 600 and takes 3 h 18 min.

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There is no direct flight from Penang Airport to Alor Setar Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 5 min and has one stopover.

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Penang Airport (PEN) to Alor Setar bus services, operated by Plusliner, arrive at Alor Setar station.

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Map of how to get from Penang Airport (PEN) to Alor Setar.
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  • Distance: 57.9 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 4 min

What companies run services between Penang Airport (PEN), Malaysia and Alor Setar, Malaysia?

Plusliner operates a bus from Penang Airport (PEN) to Alor Setar 3 times a day. Tickets cost $4 and the journey takes 1 h 52 min. Alternatively, Firefly, AirAsia and two other airlines fly from Penang Airport (PEN) to Alor Setar hourly.

Airlines
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Penang to Alor Setar via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $180
Flights from Penang to Alor Setar via Senai
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $260
Flights from Penang to Alor Setar via Langkawi, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $220
Flights from Penang to Alor Setar via Senai, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $260
Flights from Penang to Alor Setar via Singapore Changi, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $280
Flights from Penang to Langkawi
Ave. Duration
36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$12 - $80
Firefly
Website
fireflyz.com.my
Flights from Penang to Alor Setar via Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $140
Flights from Penang to Alor Setar via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $200
Flights from Penang to Langkawi
Ave. Duration
35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$24 - $110
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Penang to Alor Setar via Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $140
Flights from Penang to Alor Setar via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $200
Flights from Penang to Langkawi
Ave. Duration
35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$24 - $110
Malindo Airways
Website
malindoair.com
Flights from Penang to Alor Setar via Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $150
Flights from Penang to Hat Yai
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$10 - $180
Train operators
KTM Komuter
Website
spad.gov.my
Train from Butterworth to Alor Setar
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
intranet4.ktmb.com.my
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12go.asia
Train from Padang Besar to Alor Setar
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
intranet4.ktmb.com.my
Book at
12go.asia
Bus operators
Plusliner
Website
plusliner.com.my
Bus from Terminal Bas Sungai Nibong to Alor Setar
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
plusliner.com.my
Book at
easybook.com
Rapid Penang
Phone
+6042381212
Email
rapidcare@prasarana.com.my
Website
rapidpg.com.my
Bus from Penang Airport to Weld Quay
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
myrapid.com.my
Ferry operators
Rapid Ferry
Car ferry from Raja Tun Uda Ferry Terminal to Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
myrapid.com.my
Adult passenger
$1
Car
$2
Langkawi Ferry Line
Website
langkawiferryline.com
Ferry from Langkawi to Kuala Kedah
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
langkawiferryline.com
Other operators
Taxi from Penang Airport (PEN) to Alor Setar
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Estimated price
$60 - $80
Penang Taxi Drivers Association
Phone
+604 262 5721
Website
penang-traveltips.com
Sunshine Radio Taxi
Phone
+604 642 5961
Website
penang-traveltips.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Penang Airport (PEN) to Alor Setar is 119 km. It takes approximately 1 h 23 min to drive from Penang Airport (PEN) to Alor Setar.

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Malindo Airways, Firefly, Malaysia Airlines and AirAsia offer flights from Penang Airport to Alor Setar Airport.

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There are 111+ hotels available in Alor Setar. Prices start at $24 USD per night.

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